Comments on: Chrysler’s future A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 By: jaqes Sat, 27 Feb 2010 04:53:36 +0000 Chrysler can rot in hell. They bought AMC to get the Jeep line and decided to crush all the old Rambler parts. Rescuing orphan brands has a huge niche in the automotive hobby world. When Chrysler becomes an orphan I will dance on their empty dealer lots. Thanks for nothing dickweeds.

By: Jennifer Sharoun Sat, 13 Jun 2009 02:22:04 +0000 Let me start-FORD or FOREIGN!

I own A Chrysler Town and Country and it has been a lemon. I bought American because I thought I was being patriotic and loved how this van was so comfortable and roomy. It’s a 2001, and we had to replace the engine at 80,000 to the tune of 2,500.

I will never buy a Chrysler or GM product again. I am disgusted and completely irritated at the government intrusion into this industry. Chrysler should have gone out of business years ago and will go out of business in the next few years. We will lose all of our money that we have, as taxpayers, spent-against my wishes. My husband is an engineer in Detroit and lost his job recently. Who protects us? We are not union, so we have no rights.

Again-Ford or foreign-that’s my motto.

By: Kurt Fanta Tue, 12 May 2009 14:23:13 +0000 I agree with Dr Britt Borden that the Challenger shows that Chrysler can both build a good product and react to the market.

By: gm is next Mon, 11 May 2009 18:37:04 +0000 Now what exactly does FIAT stand for …. oh right, Fix It Again Tony…….

The destruction of the American automobile industry by the government in collusion with the archaic UAW will go down in history as THE tipping point in America losing global economic leadership, literally the end of a 50 year decline in American manufacturing.

What is the ONLY difference between the exceptionally high quality of Toyotas made in America with American management and American workers, and the trash made by Detroit??? The UAW.

This truly is, the end of the road.

By: Dr Britt Borden MD Mon, 11 May 2009 02:01:40 +0000 This is a response by Dr Britt Borden to Carl Strohmeyer’s comments. Yes, Carl Chrysler does need to be more reactive to the market, but that does not diminish the fact that Chrysler builds a good product, and in some areas Chrysler is responding to the market, I, Britt Borden, own a new Challenger sports car, and the Challenger proves that Chrysler can not only build a good product, but it can also respond to the market. Please direct comments to Britt Borden and his Chrysler Challenger comments. Thank you, Britt Borden.

By: Carl Strohmeyer Tue, 05 May 2009 20:34:47 +0000 None of the restructuring, loans, partnership with Fiat/UAW, etc. is going to solve Chrysler’s problems, only make them worse. Until Chrysler and the other auto makers start making car/trucks that many buyers want but can no longer find, they will continue to rebuild their old ones and sit on the side lines.
I need another truck for my expanding business (as well my brother in law and others have similar situations with their business), yet when I just a few weeks ago went to a Chrysler dealership, they wanted to sell me a truck with a large V8, a short bed, electric windows/locks, an automatic, or settle for a single cab. They stated this is what most want, which is utter BS as I know that I am offered money by passers by for my more practical extended cab T100 with a manual transmission as you simply can no longer find a practical work truck any more. I know others who are also sitting out purchasing a new vehicle for similar reasons and Detroit (and even now Toyota and Nissan) simply do not “get it”. Maybe Kia or Hyundai will jump in and start making practical trucks as the others have certainly dropped the ball.

By: Dr Britt Borden MD Mon, 04 May 2009 20:56:28 +0000 I agree with Mike, Chrysler makes good products. I own two Chryslers a 1999 and a 2009. Chrysler will survive if consumers overcome their irrational fear of the pending bankruptcy. I expect Chrysler to be around in 2019 when I need my next car. My next Chrysler will be a plug in electric. The idea that any American would by a foreign car in these economic times is completely alien to me. Dr Britt Borden.

By: Mike Sat, 02 May 2009 18:46:18 +0000 It makes me sick to see all these negitive comments about Chrysler. I am on my 5th New Chrysler product and have never had one issue.
Ignorance on the part of people acting like a union who is concerned with there employees well being is some kinda sickness. We would have very few issues in this country if American’s would wake up and realize they are the one’s truly hurting our economy by sending money over seas for every product that exists. How can a country survive without a vibrant manufacturing industry as its back bone. Retail is not a backbone to support a country.

By: Kent Howell Fri, 01 May 2009 11:38:49 +0000 Felix,

Regarding your hope that the fund-owning secured debt holders get short shrift, because they aren’t offering anything to help:

The rule of law in bankruptcy, based on long, long years of precedence, is that their are classes of rights and interests, some superior to others.

The judge will be very unlikely to overturn this rule of law and establish some new policy and precedent – it just ain’t gonna happen.

The auto task force has made a serious policy mistake here in ignoring this and attempting to bully the players, here and with the GM case. Their blindness to this will create, for them, a series of unforeseen consequences.

By: Craig Fri, 01 May 2009 11:02:52 +0000 I don’t know if “swaps” is checking back in, but I was a bit surprised by your statement:

“Chrysler does not have CDS written on it as the company has no bonds.”

One of us is clearly missing something, and I’m happy to acknowledge that it might be me. But…no bonds? All I’m reading about is Chrysler bondholders and how they sank the out-of-court reorganization. Here’s an article at Seeking Alpha about Chrysler bondholders and CDS: redit-default-swaps-may-be-playing-a-sup porting-role-in-chrysler-bankruptcy-fili ngs

So I really don’t follow your post at all.