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    Chrysler Survival is still Tenuous

    Problems of old Chrysler linger at 'new' Chrysler - Yahoo! News

    Chrysler has few new vehicles headed to its drastically reduced network of dealers. Its aging model lineup is still heavy with bigger vehicles, and its offerings in the growing small and midsize markets haven't caught on.
    Meanwhile, small cars designed by new Italian parent Fiat Group SpA won't make it to U.S. shores until late next year and there are no guarantees they will entice great numbers of American drivers.

    Go out and buy one to help them out.


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    Re: Chrysler Survival is still Tenuous

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    Problems of old Chrysler linger at 'new' Chrysler - Yahoo! News

    Chrysler has few new vehicles headed to its drastically reduced network of dealers. Its aging model lineup is still heavy with bigger vehicles, and its offerings in the growing small and midsize markets haven't caught on.
    Meanwhile, small cars designed by new Italian parent Fiat Group SpA won't make it to U.S. shores until late next year and there are no guarantees they will entice great numbers of American drivers.

    Go out and buy one to help them out.
    So a person should go out and buy an outdated Chrysler because they didn't plan well for the future?

    This is like telling someone to go out and buy Crocks.



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    Re: Chrysler Survival is still Tenuous

    Gag. Fiat sounds like a pretentious name. Stupid europeans...=)

    I dont personally have anything against Crysler, but Im sure as hell not going to buy one because they are failing.



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    Re: Chrysler Survival is still Tenuous

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    So a person should go out and buy an outdated Chrysler because they didn't plan well for the future?

    This is like telling someone to go out and buy Crocks.
    If Crocks and fanny packs are good enough for Hulk Hogan, they are good enough for me.

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    Re: Chrysler Survival is still Tenuous

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    Problems of old Chrysler linger at 'new' Chrysler - Yahoo! News

    Chrysler has few new vehicles headed to its drastically reduced network of dealers. Its aging model lineup is still heavy with bigger vehicles, and its offerings in the growing small and midsize markets haven't caught on.
    Meanwhile, small cars designed by new Italian parent Fiat Group SpA won't make it to U.S. shores until late next year and there are no guarantees they will entice great numbers of American drivers.

    Go out and buy one to help them out.
    The over-riding fact that trumps all others is that something between 30 and 40% of the market is gone. GONE. SOMEbody is going to die as a result. That fact makes a small round hole. Fiat-Chrysler is a large square peg.



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    Re: Chrysler Survival is still Tenuous

    It would be a hard time to be an auto manufacture right now. U.S. consumers can't make up their mind if they want small, medium, or large cars and you have to plan for these things years in advance. You would think Chrysler would have been able to make one good small car in the last 10 years. I see Ford and GM being in a lot better position model wise but that's been the case for awhile. Chrysler had a few good years with the 300 and has always done well with the minvan. I wouldn't be surprised in 5 years if the only thing that is left from Chrysler is the Jeep line.



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    Re: Chrysler Survival is still Tenuous

    I've donated my share to Chrysler and GM through taxes, and that's the last money of mine that they will see.



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    Re: Chrysler Survival is still Tenuous

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    It would be a hard time to be an auto manufacture right now. U.S. consumers can't make up their mind if they want small, medium, or large cars and you have to plan for these things years in advance. You would think Chrysler would have been able to make one good small car in the last 10 years. I see Ford and GM being in a lot better position model wise but that's been the case for awhile. Chrysler had a few good years with the 300 and has always done well with the minvan. I wouldn't be surprised in 5 years if the only thing that is left from Chrysler is the Jeep line.
    I'd guess there is a reason they haven't produced a lot of small cars - overhead the same to produce a large vehicle or a small one - would you rather sell a 15k car or a 30k+ vehicle. Labor costs and other costs like pension, etc. to high for these companies to focus on small, inexpensive vehicles.



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    Re: Chrysler Survival is still Tenuous

    Quote Originally Posted by CyPride View Post
    I'd guess there is a reason they haven't produced a lot of small cars - overhead the same to produce a large vehicle or a small one - would you rather sell a 15k car or a 30k+ vehicle. Labor costs and other costs like pension, etc. to high for these companies to focus on small, inexpensive vehicles.
    Why can't you sell both? Honda doesn't seem to have a problem making a $15K Fit along with a $60K Acura. You don't only produce cars that are the most profitable ignoring the fact that the market is going away.



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