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2018-05-31 2:42:34 PM  
Considering my one venture into the wonderful world of Chrysler was my unlamented Volare, you'll pardon me if I don't choke up with tears at this news.
 
2018-05-31 2:49:04 PM  
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2018-05-31 3:11:50 PM  
But what will happen to Matthew McConaughey?
 
2018-05-31 3:45:38 PM  
Subby and the article. has entirely focused on the wrong thing

The corporation might also merge Alfa Romeo and Maserati into a single, performance-oriented division
 
2018-05-31 4:04:07 PM  
I had one Plymouth and two Dodges.  Loved all 3, and they were all highly reliable and very well-built!*

*All 100% Mitsubishi products
 
2018-05-31 4:06:09 PM  

Gubbo: Subby and the article. has entirely focused on the wrong thing

The corporation might also merge Alfa Romeo and Maserati into a single, performance-oriented division


All the speed, but without quality control. Brilliant.
 
2018-05-31 5:24:03 PM  
Great, I'll have to find something else as big as a whale when I'm about to set sail.
 
2018-05-31 5:27:12 PM  
IMO, the bigger news is that they're looking at pulling Fiat from the US.

It must have cost them a bundle to re-launch here, to just walk away is a big deal.

Were I in charge, I'd keep the 124 Spider and re-style and re-badge it as an Alfa.

As a 3 time Miata owner, I like the idea of a reliable Japanese sports car with a little Italian performance and pizazz tossed in.
 
2018-05-31 5:28:28 PM  
I didn't realize the Chrysler brand was this small at this point: However, the lineup consists of just two models today: the ancient 300 sedan and the still fresh Pacifica minivan. With so few products, axing Chrysler is easier than ever.
 
2018-05-31 5:30:22 PM  
Swirling rumors suggest that one of America's oldest remaining automakers could be on the chopping block.

Ha. Chrysler hasn't been an automaker since the Bee Gees.
 
2018-05-31 5:33:56 PM  

Devolving_Spud: I had one Plymouth and two Dodges.  Loved all 3, and they were all highly reliable and very well-built!*

*All 100% Mitsubishi products


My first wreck was in a Plymouth. [insert sentimental cooing] One of those cars with push button automatics.

I can't remember the make of the car that put me off the brand. But it was some kind of Chrysler. It had a ceramic resistor affixed to the body that developed hair line cracks that made starting the car a sometime thing. Some of the resistors apparently could last 100,000 miles. Mine cracked whenever I needed to be somewhere.
 
2018-05-31 5:35:31 PM  
They should have died in 1980.
 
2018-05-31 5:37:15 PM  
FCA getting the hell out of the states wouldn't be a bad idea. The reputation of their quality is shiat at this point and they shouldn't be wasting the money to sell cars here until they can fix that problem.
 
2018-05-31 5:39:51 PM  

tdyak: But what will happen to Matthew McConaughey?


Um...not sure if serious?
He endorses Lincoln, if that's what you're referencing.
 
2018-05-31 5:44:23 PM  

Geotpf: I didn't realize the Chrysler brand was this small at this point: However, the lineup consists of just two models today: the ancient 300 sedan and the still fresh Pacifica minivan. With so few products, axing Chrysler is easier than ever.


No kidding. I'm a car guy and was surprised at that number. I did own a Chrysler LHS around 1995 and it was a beautiful, luxurious piece of crap.
 
2018-05-31 5:46:00 PM  

Geotpf: I didn't realize the Chrysler brand was this small at this point: However, the lineup consists of just two models today: the ancient 300 sedan and the still fresh Pacifica minivan. With so few products, axing Chrysler is easier than ever.


Chrysler hasn't been that big for decades.  The trucks and vans have always been Dodge and the SUVs have always been Jeep.  Chrysler only had the cars and minivans and none of the domestics really have those anymore.  Now that FCA exists, a lot of models are under the Italian nameplates starving Chrysler even more.
 
2018-05-31 5:47:25 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: IMO, the bigger news is that they're looking at pulling Fiat from the US.

It must have cost them a bundle to re-launch here, to just walk away is a big deal.


I'm wondering if this is due to the 25% steel and aluminum tariffs going into effect tomorrow.
 
2018-05-31 5:47:53 PM  
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2018-05-31 5:54:25 PM  
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2018-05-31 5:55:30 PM  
They should bring back the AMC nameplate. I have had several Jeeps from that era, they were very basic but fun and really easy to work on. Plus it's American!
 
2018-05-31 6:00:38 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: IMO, the bigger news is that they're looking at pulling Fiat from the US.

It must have cost them a bundle to re-launch here, to just walk away is a big deal.

Were I in charge, I'd keep the 124 Spider and re-style and re-badge it as an Alfa.

As a 3 time Miata owner, I like the idea of a reliable Japanese sports car with a little Italian performance and pizazz tossed in.


One difficulty, Fiat drivetrain.
 
2018-05-31 6:05:47 PM  
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2018-05-31 6:06:36 PM  

Geotpf: I didn't realize the Chrysler brand was this small at this point: However, the lineup consists of just two models today: the ancient 300 sedan and the still fresh Pacifica minivan. With so few products, axing Chrysler is easier than ever.


That was news to me too
 
2018-05-31 6:19:46 PM  
 
2018-05-31 6:39:58 PM  

nicoffeine: [allpar.com image 740x272]


That's a Dodge; they're brand isn't on the chopping block
 
2018-05-31 6:41:39 PM  

Whiskey Dickens: Geotpf: I didn't realize the Chrysler brand was this small at this point: However, the lineup consists of just two models today: the ancient 300 sedan and the still fresh Pacifica minivan. With so few products, axing Chrysler is easier than ever.

That was news to me too


I thought they were still making the 200, but I just looked it up and 2017 was the last year for those
 
2018-05-31 6:43:22 PM  
The new Chrysler Fury. The car that thinks it's a house!
 
2018-05-31 7:16:11 PM  
Begin the thawing of Lee Iacocca!
 
2018-05-31 7:20:19 PM  
How would this affect our national security? Trump and me want to know.
 
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2018-05-31 7:22:04 PM  
Not sad. Good. Capitalism ain't got no time for nostalgia.
 
2018-05-31 7:46:00 PM  
The Magnum was a magnificent 350 HP station wagon.  None of this crossover-SUV embarrassment. It was a damn station wagon.
 
2018-05-31 7:46:42 PM  

jakedata: They should bring back the AMC nameplate. I have had several Jeeps from that era, they were very basic but fun and really easy to work on. Plus it's American!


Jeep seems like the 'carrier' of the disease.
Willys used to make passenger cars....discontinued post WWII to just to Jeeps.
Kaiser buys Willys....eventually selling to AMC and disappearing.
Chrysler buys AMC....eventually discontinues all other AMC vehicles other than Jeep since that was the only thing of value.
FCA 'buys' (got for free) Chrysler corp....Currently dismantling everything but Jeep and Ram.  Got rid of Plymouth and now (likely) Chrysler.

Mark my words...Dodge is next.  They already spun the trucks out from under Dodge leaving it fairly gutted.  Then when nothing of value is left of FCA (Fiat quits making cars?) perhaps another buyer?
 
2018-05-31 7:49:38 PM  
So I'm confused. Chrysler to be shuttered, Fiat withdrawn from the market... When I hear Chrysler I understand it to be "The assets and dealership networks associated with Chrysler" and when I hear Fiat I understand it to mean "The rest of FCA, the part that existed in Europe before the merger." IE, Fiat the company that bought Chrysler the company.

This business is just way too damned complicated apparently. I know that Chrysler and Fiat have multiple brands associated with each but when you refer to those two companies it is the organization itself that comes to mind.

Are the workers going to have jobs on Monday? Or do their North American factories shut down? Are the dealership networks going to be unwound? TFA doesn't seem hysterical enough to indicate that but TBH how many FCA dealerships in the US are neither Chrysler nor Fiat? I know I pass the occasional Alfa Romeo or Maserati dealership but they are not nearly as numerous as the two that are apparently being abandoned. Yet there's no panicking in the streets.
 
2018-05-31 7:57:13 PM  
Once Upon a Time in the Auto Industry.  Obscure?
 
2018-05-31 8:04:31 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: I'd keep the 124 Spider and re-style and re-badge it as an Alfa.


It's already a re-badged Mazda MX-5.
 
2018-05-31 8:04:34 PM  
My Pacifica is six months old (to me) today and I freakin' love it.

I guess that one zero-interest-financing sale wasn't enough. I tried.
 
2018-05-31 8:07:02 PM  

IntelDataDude: One difficulty, Fiat drivetrain.


It's a Japanese drivetrain.
 
2018-05-31 8:14:43 PM  

FlashHarry: IntelDataDude: One difficulty, Fiat drivetrain.

It's a Japanese drivetrain.


Follow your own link and then click on the engine link under powertrain. It's a multiair developed by FIAT.

MultiAir Engine
 
2018-05-31 8:34:34 PM  

Saiga410: The new Chrysler Fury. The car that thinks it's a house!


Mitchell!
 
2018-05-31 8:45:18 PM  

Devolving_Spud: I had one Plymouth and two Dodges.  Loved all 3, and they were all highly reliable and very well-built!*

*All 100% Mitsubishi products


Ive owned one Dodge, a Stealth and it was a great car and was a Mitsubishi.
 
2018-05-31 9:07:13 PM  

Hagbardr: Saiga410: The new Chrysler Fury. The car that thinks it's a house!

Mitchell!


Why is he downshifting in an automatic?
 
2018-05-31 9:29:11 PM  

Devolving_Spud: I had one Plymouth and two Dodges.  Loved all 3, and they were all highly reliable and very well-built!*

*All 100% Mitsubishi products


I used to work for Chrysler back in the 70's. We were "encouraged" to purchase only our branded vehicle. They were all crap, except for the ones made by Mitsubishi, but with Dodge and Plymouth badges. We used to call them "The best cars that Chrysler never made."
 
2018-05-31 9:29:34 PM  

Naido: nicoffeine: [allpar.com image 740x272]

That's a Dodge; they're brand isn't on the chopping block


Not this time but I could see it happening in the near future.  They've been working on giving Ram brand name independence.  Go to dodge(dot)com and you'll have to poke around a bit to find a link for those pickups and you'll be sent to ramtrucks(dot)com.
 
2018-05-31 9:58:26 PM  
Guess it's a good thing I held off on buying the Pacifica hybrid.
 
2018-05-31 10:02:30 PM  

Saiga410: They should have died in 1980.


I don't agree with that.  They've had multiple come backs and every time someone does something absolutely stupid to screw it all up.  Iacocca helped them back to financial health but in the end you can only have so many variations of a K-car as the rest of the industry moved ahead.   The people who replaced him brought some wonderful vehicles to market.  Right at the time that Chrysler was the strongest it had been in ages, they sold it to Mercedes who treated the company like it's ugly American cousin.  Then Mercedes sold it to Cerberus who drove it even more into the ground. Yeah, Marchionne got the pieces left over after the bankruptcy, but even he isn't very good at running the show.
 
2018-05-31 10:13:00 PM  
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2018-05-31 10:22:13 PM  

jakedata: They should bring back the AMC nameplate. I have had several Jeeps from that era, they were very basic but fun and really easy to work on. Plus it's American!


Yeah, that's not coming back. That ship has sailed (from Taiwan with as many foreign sourced parts as they can get away with to a plant in Mexico or Canada for final assembly)
 
2018-05-31 10:30:28 PM  

Igor Jakovsky: Devolving_Spud: I had one Plymouth and two Dodges.  Loved all 3, and they were all highly reliable and very well-built!*

*All 100% Mitsubishi products

Ive owned one Dodge, a Stealth and it was a great car and was a Mitsubishi.


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2018-05-31 10:33:47 PM  

brandent: FCA 'buys' (got for free) Chrysler corp....Currently dismantling everything but Jeep and Ram.  Got rid of Plymouth and now (likely) Chrysler.


You forgot Daimler, who were actually the ones that killed Plymouth.
 
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