Sergio and Chrysler - amazing success story unfolding

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    Mar 27, 2012 11:53 PM GMT
    http://www.autoblog.com/2012/03/27/chrysler-barracuda-makes-possible-appearance-in-60-minutes/

    I've only had one .... many many years ago, a 60 300F, 413 Cross-ram torqueflite.

    I wish them well!



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    Mar 28, 2012 12:44 AM GMT
    Didn't expect to see this clip on RJ icon_cool.gif

    I think Chrysler deserves some credit... the updated interiors and refreshed exterior designs were already in the pipeline before Fiat came into the picture or even lingering benefits from the prior failed Daimler tie up. Thanks for Fiat spa and the US government Chrysler had the short term salvation to keep running and bring these improved models to market.

    New products underpinned by Alfa/Fiat platforms should be exciting.
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    Mar 28, 2012 1:09 AM GMT
    I supported Chrysler loan guarantees in 1979 and was proved right and the new infusion here 30 years later and it looks like another winner!
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    Mar 28, 2012 1:42 AM GMT
    I sure hope the quality is there, of course we won't know for another year or two how the current models pan out.
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    Mar 28, 2012 1:45 AM GMT
    ATC84 saidDidn't expect to see this clip on RJ icon_cool.gif

    I think Chrysler deserves some credit... the updated interiors and refreshed exterior designs were already in the pipeline before Fiat came into the picture or even lingering benefits from the prior failed Daimler tie up. Thanks for Fiat spa and the US government Chrysler had the short term salvation to keep running and bring these improved models to market.

    New products underpinned by Alfa/Fiat platforms should be exciting.


    "Didn't expect to see this clip on RJ "

    Not on a gay site you wouldn't. Too butch a topic. However, not all of us are into Madonna and Lady Gaga.

    Correct about the vast majority of this stuff being Chrysler's and Chrysler’s alone. Sergio just gave them some hope for the future after the disaster with Daimler and worse with Nardeli (Homo Depot) and Cerberus. Bright future ahead to match the better days of their past.
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    Mar 28, 2012 1:46 AM GMT
    NJDewd saidI supported Chrysler loan guarantees in 1979 and was proved right and the new infusion here 30 years later and it looks like another winner!


    Let's all hope it was worth it. I sure caught a bunch of shit from my fellow Repubs for supporting it.
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    Mar 28, 2012 1:46 AM GMT
    beneful1 saidI sure hope the quality is there, of course we won't know for another year or two how the current models pan out.


    Go look at a new Grand Chick and tell me what you think.
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    Mar 28, 2012 12:09 PM GMT
    The only classic American muscle car I would ever want to own is a '70 or '71 big block Cuda. Would I buy a new Cuda? Probably not. With 3/4 mile of gravel between the house and pavement, my car is always ridiculously filthy... seems kind of silly to spend lots of money on a nice car that will look like crap most of the time.
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    Mar 28, 2012 12:38 PM GMT
    paradox saidThe only classic American muscle car I would ever want to own is a '70 or '71 big block Cuda. Would I buy a new Cuda? Probably not. With 3/4 mile of gravel between the house and pavement, my car is always ridiculously filthy... seems kind of silly to spend lots of money on a nice car that will look like crap most of the time.


    Fortunately Chrysler makes a product for you, too.

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    Mar 28, 2012 12:47 PM GMT
    NJDewd saidI supported Chrysler loan guarantees in 1979 and was proved right and the new infusion here 30 years later and it looks like another winner!


    i agree NJDEWD. +1
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    Mar 28, 2012 2:40 PM GMT
    paradox saidThe only classic American muscle car I would ever want to own is a '70 or '71 big block Cuda. Would I buy a new Cuda? Probably not. With 3/4 mile of gravel between the house and pavement, my car is always ridiculously filthy... seems kind of silly to spend lots of money on a nice car that will look like crap most of the time.


    "Would I buy a new Cuda? "

    This is not official yet that this is even gonna happen, but if it does it will probably be on a smaller platform than the challey. It's gotta be a Hemi though or it won't sell. The geezer heritage buyers like me won't buy it without a V8.
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    Mar 28, 2012 6:30 PM GMT
    njmeanwhile said
    paradox saidThe only classic American muscle car I would ever want to own is a '70 or '71 big block Cuda. Would I buy a new Cuda? Probably not. With 3/4 mile of gravel between the house and pavement, my car is always ridiculously filthy... seems kind of silly to spend lots of money on a nice car that will look like crap most of the time.


    Fortunately Chrysler makes a product for you, too.

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    Not necessary: I still have the '96 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 360V8 5-speed that I bought brand new. I use that in snow and for hauling. My daily driver is a rebuilt 2003 Pontiac Vibe; it was cheap, it gets good gas mileage, and it's completely expendable.
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    Mar 29, 2012 12:39 AM GMT
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    NJDewd saidI supported Chrysler loan guarantees in 1979 and was proved right and the new infusion here 30 years later and it looks like another winner!


    Let's all hope it was worth it. I sure caught a bunch of shit from my fellow Repubs for supporting it.


    I know...thanks for supporting US. The government should actually wind up MAKING money on this deal. But of course most Repubs will never admit that. They will say we were paid back in lira (or EZ bucks) and not US dollars or some contrived argument.
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    Mar 29, 2012 3:03 PM GMT
    NJDewd said
    I know...thanks for supporting US. The government should actually wind up MAKING money on this deal. But of course most Repubs will never admit that. They will say we were paid back in lira (or EZ bucks) and not US dollars or some contrived argument.


    The conservative hate of spending money to save or assist domestic companies is silly. Japan has provided money native companies for R&D and the largest automaker in Germany is 20% owned by the government.
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    Mar 29, 2012 8:40 PM GMT
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    NJDewd said
    I know...thanks for supporting US. The government should actually wind up MAKING money on this deal. But of course most Repubs will never admit that. They will say we were paid back in lira (or EZ bucks) and not US dollars or some contrived argument.


    The conservative hate of spending money to save or assist domestic companies is silly. Japan has provided money native companies for R&D and the largest automaker in Germany is 20% owned by the government.


    In this case, yes. Japan and Korea too, frankly does all sorts of things to keep foreign domiciled automakers out of their countries. I know it’s strongly against my conservative bent to support something like this, but hey as (I forget who) Charles Wilson or Alfred Sloan said: “What’s good for GM is good for the country”. Same goes for Chrysler and Ford. I’ll put my conservative principals aside to see these folks survive and prosper because ……….… it’s in the long term best interests of the country.