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(Bloomberg)   Chrysler drops production of hybrids as gas prices fall. What could possibly go wrong?   (bloomberg.com ) divider line
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2008-10-28 07:09:06 PM  
That doesn't have the sound of a company who has thrown in the towel on a long-term strategy at all.
 
2008-10-28 07:31:59 PM  
Well, to be fair, their only hybrids are SUV's and those are not moving right now. They were stupid for not making a hybrid sub-compact to compete with the Pious. And they wonder why they can't compete with the Japanese automakers. It's like they don't even try.
 
2008-10-28 07:33:35 PM  
Hybrid trucks & SUV's. They are kind of pointless. The mileage isn't anything to brag about & anyone in need of a truck as a workhorse has no interest in them anyway.
 
2008-10-28 07:51:32 PM  
Chrysler drops production of hybrids as gas prices fall. What could possibly go right?
 
2008-10-28 08:07:51 PM  
They discontinued the Durango and Aspen hybrids because they discontinued the Durango and Aspen.
 
2008-10-28 08:12:41 PM  
Chrysler should look into making a 7.0L Hemi instead. Everyone knows gas prices have historically trended downwards.
 
2008-10-28 08:19:38 PM  
``This vehicle would have done a lot better three or four years ago,'' when demand for SUVs was greater, Jim Hall, principal at 2953 Analytics in Birmingham, Michigan, said of the Chrysler gasoline-electric models.

No shiat, Sherlock...
 
2008-10-28 08:30:52 PM  
You know, the Big Three IS dissapearing...and it's because they are ALWAYS behind the curve when it comes to cars. Always.
 
2008-10-28 08:31:52 PM  
BobtheFascist: The mileage isn't anything to brag about & anyone in need of a truck as a workhorse has no interest in them anyway.

I'd be surprised if 50% of the people buying SUVs buy them because they NEED them. For the brick-layer towing all his gear, of course a hybrid SUV would probably not be the best choice, but for the soccer moms who "feel safer" in their Lincoln Exagerators, why not?
 
2008-10-28 08:55:57 PM  

BobtheFascist: Hybrid trucks & SUV's. They are kind of pointless. The mileage isn't anything to brag about & anyone in need of a truck as a workhorse has no interest in them anyway.


Actually; 2 of the top 10 most fuel efficient vehicals are SUV hybrids.

that puts them right up with the prius, smart car, and hybrid civic

Link (new window)

/the new 4 cyl corolla gets wore mileage
 
2008-10-28 09:41:27 PM  

eqtworld: BobtheFascist: Hybrid trucks & SUV's. They are kind of pointless. The mileage isn't anything to brag about & anyone in need of a truck as a workhorse has no interest in them anyway.

Actually; 2 of the top 10 most fuel efficient vehicals are SUV hybrids.

that puts them right up with the prius, smart car, and hybrid civic

Link (new window)

/the new 4 cyl corolla gets wore mileage


Yes, but the new chic is to NOT have the SUV. It was bad strategy. And they should have known better having seen this the LAST gas crunch.
 
2008-10-28 10:59:28 PM  
It's because they talk like a fag and their schit's all retarded.
 
2008-10-28 11:01:47 PM  
chrysler should pay me 10 million monies for me to tell them to keel themselves YA!!!1`~
American car companies arent in the business to make good cars or cars for that matter. they're in the business of organized mass failure. it's like a game for the guys at top to see how long they can make a ship with holes in it float while they swim in money like scrooge mcduck. same business model as the banks and the war on [insert war name here]
 
2008-10-28 11:13:33 PM  
I had no idea they even made a hybrid.
 
2008-10-28 11:16:06 PM  
I heard some talking head on CNBC today asking why we needed to worry about alternative energy when oil prices were low again. I was working out and wanted to throw a dumbbell through the TV. God damn idiots just don't learn.
 
2008-10-28 11:20:07 PM  

Darth_Lukecash: You know, the Big Three IS dissapearing...and it's because they are ALWAYS behind the curve when it comes to cars. Always.


It's just a little phase lag. Wah-wah
 
2008-10-28 11:21:58 PM  
If GM buys Chrysler you'll see a lot more production lines dropped, so I guess they may as well get rid of redundant/poor performing lines now.

But I do agree, it sounds dumb.
 
2008-10-28 11:25:20 PM  
I bet they are going to ask for another government backed loan too. Poor product planning, poor resource management and sub-par quality. Have I summed it up pretty well?
 
2008-10-28 11:29:01 PM  
Chrysler makes a hybrid?
 
2008-10-28 11:36:50 PM  

rcain: the Pious


I had no idea the Catholic Church manufactured cars.
Say hello to the new mass-produced hybrid pope-mobile: The Pious.
...

Chrysler's employees have a right to be worried considering the proposed GM merger would cut HALF Chrysler's entire workforce, including executives.
 
2008-10-28 11:40:43 PM  
I preferred my FAIL tag. Goddamn, I hope one of the Japanese firms buys out the big three in one big deal.

There are way too many jobs on the line to let these assholes keep screwing things up.
 
2008-10-28 11:53:53 PM  
this headline is just a year early, they are shutting down the newark plant a year early.

eqtworld: BobtheFascist: Hybrid trucks & SUV's. They are kind of pointless. The mileage isn't anything to brag about & anyone in need of a truck as a workhorse has no interest in them anyway.

Actually; 2 of the top 10 most fuel efficient vehicals are SUV hybrids.

that puts them right up with the prius, smart car, and hybrid civic

Link (new window)

/the new 4 cyl corolla gets wore mileage


1 of the top vehicles is a hybrid (Mariner is just a rebadged escape).

and the '09 rolla gets 1mpg less city and 2mpg less highway. worse? a lil harsh, slighty less is better.
 
2008-10-28 11:56:56 PM  
Why the fark would they only make truck and SUV hybrids? That's one of the dumbest things I've ever heard in my life. Chrysler deserves to burn.
 
2008-10-29 12:10:50 AM  
I guess the no child left behind policy ain't working.
They read somewhere that SUV sales were cashing so they decided to make more.
 
2008-10-29 12:11:32 AM  

soj4life: /the new 4 cyl corolla gets wore mileage

1 of the top vehicles is a hybrid (Mariner is just a rebadged escape).

and the '09 rolla gets 1mpg less city and 2mpg less highway. worse? a lil harsh, slighty less is better.


A Mariner is far more an SUV than it is a subcompact car.

There are over 200 models of cars and trucks/SUVs being sold in the USA. The top ten list is pretty much: prius, Smart car/golf cart, cooper mini, toyota yaris (40% right there) and an SUV, and a SUV/stationwagon.

Basically, unless you have a teeny tiny shiatbox, or one 4 other cars: a Hybrid SUV will get better mileage than your car
 
2008-10-29 12:36:14 AM  
See, stupid shiat like this from the domestic 3 makes sure that foerign-BASED companies will continue to garner more profits and repeating customers

/drives a Nissan made in the USA
//fark the big 3
 
2008-10-29 01:39:18 AM  

BobtheFascist: Hybrid trucks & SUV's. They are kind of pointless. The mileage isn't anything to brag about & anyone in need of a truck as a workhorse has no interest in them anyway.


Considering most Americans buy SUVs and Trucks for driving to the grocery store, I'd say you're full of shiat.

They do have a point. Since those Americans are too stupid to buy a sensible vehicle for hauling the kiddies to soccer practice, might as well increase the mileage in them since they never use the power or off road capability.
 
2008-10-29 01:47:02 AM  

BobtheFascist: Hybrid trucks & SUV's. They are kind of pointless. The mileage isn't anything to brag about & anyone in need of a truck as a workhorse has no interest in them anyway.


At first glance, you're right. However when you start looking into the math, saving 2-3 mpg on a truck that gets 16 mpg, will save more gas than improving gas milage 8-10 mpg on a car that already gets 35 mpg.

I went from one small truck that got 15 mpg, to another that now gets around 23mpg, cutting my fuel costs by 35%. Stangely, this was from going to a truck with 2x's the horsepower and towing capacity from the first.

/commutes by train
//hauls stuff on the weekends
 
2008-10-29 03:10:10 AM  

bostonowns: chrysler should pay me 10 million monies for me to tell them to keel themselves YA!!!1`~
American car companies arent in the business to make good cars or cars for that matter. they're in the business of organized mass failure. it's like a game for the guys at top to see how long they can make a ship with holes in it float while they swim in money like scrooge mcduck. same business model as the banks and the war on [insert war name here]


The War on Sarcasm has located its newest enemy. Police have reported that they have located him online, and that he was "quite sarcastic", in a "thread devoid of sarcasm". Stay tuned for news at noon...high noon, we should pray, for this prankster on steroids who uses humor where random blurting is considered more in line with the Constitution's true, underlying meaning.
 
2008-10-29 03:37:08 AM  

Dull Cow Eyes: rcain: the Pious

I had no idea the Catholic Church manufactured cars.
Say hello to the new mass-produced hybrid pope-mobile: The Pious.


It also makes jews feel rather kingly
www.southparkstuff.com


Chrysler's employees have a right to be worried considering the proposed GM merger would cut HALF Chrysler's entire workforce, including executives.

That would be a good move.
 
2008-10-29 04:41:09 AM  

eqtworld: Actually; 2 of the top 10 most fuel efficient vehicals are SUV hybrids.

that puts them right up with the prius, smart car, and hybrid civic


If 32 mpg combinedgets you into the top 10, I think either the US car industry or the US consumers are still doing it wrong.

/ 2008 BMW 320 diesel, 177 bhp, 47 mpg combined
 
2008-10-29 06:27:10 AM  
It will be refreshing to watch them collapse in about 18 months after they have merged with GM. Unfortunately that will only come after the government "loans" them another big box of money. We really need to let the business darwin handle these companies. I feel sorry for the workers and hope that they get smart and leave before it collapses.
 
2008-10-29 08:02:59 AM  
What could possibly go wrong?

The only thing to go wrong is that Cerberus fails to sell the company. Any merger is the death of Chrysler hybrid plans anyway.

Scathing article on Chrysler in Tuesday's Wall Street Journal:
"Chrysler's Woes are Partly the Result of Poor Quality" (new window)
 
2008-10-29 08:05:31 AM  
Because gas prices aren't a cyclical yearly overall trend upwards. They want to make hybrids because gas prices are high, but only when they're stuck there? Sounds like their production plan depends on it being too late for their company to make a buck on them. Then they're going to cry, in ten years time, AGAIN, for government money to make hybrids, and they're going to farking get it. Then the farking thing is going to farking repeat for the switch from hybrid to full hydrogen-powered cars.
 
2008-10-29 08:32:44 AM  
Don't they know that gas prices start going up again on November 5th?
 
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