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Chrysler Is About To Be Sold

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It's about effing time. If we get another line up from Merc that's got the build quality of say, a W126 or a W124 or W140....imagine that....
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One has to ask again, why did D-B pay $36 billion for Chryco to start with? WTF were they thinking? I knew it would be a disaster when I heard the first word of this idiotic plan.

This was almost as bad as idiot Ford paying $10 billion for Jaguar and they have yet to make a single penny of profit. At least Chrysler was profitable (no where close to offset loss of equity) for D-B but they will likely get only $14-18 billion, in other words they a very idiotic decision.
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I'll add that MB quality was circling the drain before Chrysler came into the picture. Just look at the timeline. Adding Chrysler clearly did not help.
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One has to ask again, why did D-B pay $36 billion for Chryco to start with? WTF were they thinking? I knew it would be a disaster when I heard the first word of this idiotic plan.

This was almost as bad as idiot Ford paying $10 billion for Jaguar and they have yet to make a single penny of profit. At least Chrysler was profitable (no where close to offset loss of equity) for D-B but they will likely get only $14-18 billion, in other words they a very idiotic decision.
Remember, that's when Mercedes changed their concerns from building fantastic cars to making money. What they saw in the Chrysler group was the chance to open their market to lower ones so they can appeal more to the mass market and create more profits from this.
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This whole discussion seems silly. Name one mass producer of automobiles that's in it for sh*ts and giggles. They do it to make money.

So, when the value of the dollar sinks, leather is no longer available in the c-class. The whole picture is about profit. Let's not be naive.
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Personally i think dodge, chrysler etc should all go the way of PLYMOUTH and simply take their seat in automotive history.


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All I can say is thank God - our long automotive nightmare is over.
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I wonder if any of the original Chrysler company founders are still leading that company, and how they feel about this.
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