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Mercedes benz to dump chrysler

Was in the news yesturday that mercedes benz might be dumping chrysler.

Think is a good thing or bad? It might be a good thing. What will happen to the ML, GL and R since it's all made here?
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GOOD THING! (see my other post)-

The R, S and ML are made in Mercedes-Benz factories, NOT CHRYSLER!

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GOOD, in that Mercedes finally is admitting that the merger was one of the stupidest moves in the automotive history, and tarnished the Mercedes brand forever.

BAD, in that if Chrysler ever gets sold, it'll probably be a Japanese or a Chinese company who buys it.. sad.

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MSM just posted that GM has been in high level talks with DCX in Germany. They have been talking about working on a joint Large SUV project together for about 6 mo's but the inside line is that these meeting are not about that but more likely GM buying Chrysler from Daimler. It looks like Daimler is taking the quality drop and sinking ship that is chrysler group seriously, good for them!
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Maybe a GM purchase (or merger) could happen, but as DaimlerChrysler pointed out on anouther thread, they probably don't have enough money.

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I think GM could get the money/financing for this if they wanted to. They might not be doing huge in the USA but don't forget that GM has many other divisions through out the world that are doing just fine. Keep in mind that what we hear on the news is often exaggerated or is propeganda to justify a loss posting for taxes and/or reductions in work force and costs.
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As I've said before, I am a Daimler-Benz shareholder. I voted against the merger and I personally don't give a hoot as to who gets Chrysler as long it's far away from Daimler-Benz. Kirk Kevorkian can have it as far as I'm concerned! Chrysler has done nothing but drag DB down. We spent time and effort trying to turn the Chrysler around just as MB quality went down. A coincidence? I think not! I threw a party with champagne to celebrate when Jurgen Schremp was forced out and I'll do the same when we get rid of Chrysler!

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Wagon Train,
You might be right; I hadn't thought about the world-wide GM compared to what we are reading here in the U.S.A.
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Yeah, it might be splitting hairs... but guys this isn't about Mercedes dumping anyone. Mercedes is a peer in the corporate structure to Chrysler. It's DaimlerChrysler (DCX) who would make the call. Sadly, I wasn't a shareholder at the time the acquisition (I never ever viewed the transaction that happened as a merger apart from the renaming of the company) or I would have voted it against it as well. But I am a shareholder now for some time and I must admit I'm pleased to see a run up in the market value.

That said, I don't know that the "merger" has been a failure. The Chrysler unit has been turning out better results than either Ford or GM, especially considering the market. Could they be doing better? Absolutely. But then so could Mercedes. Part of the advantage of diversification for DCX is that they can sometimes use the wins from one unit to cover the slack for another that isn't performing as well at that moment... and DCX *has* seen this benefit going both directions between the two units over time.

As to the impending deal, I suspect people are reading way too much into it. It might happen, but it's probably a lot more likely it won't. There are a million reasons why the negotiations wouldn't pan out. So I guess we just have to wait and see... but the market seems to be pumping up DCX on the expectation that the sale would occur. Just keep a close eye on that, because if you want to capture profits you don't want to wait too long after the news hits the deal won't happen.

Personally, I think GM would be foolish to acquire Chrysler... they'd pull them both down. GM needs to get it's own affairs in order before even thinking of such a move. Heck, as this point, DCX might be just as likely to acquire GM!
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i pray that they drop chrysler every night and day
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