Comments on: Fiat’s over-ambitious expansion strategy http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/04/24/fiats-over-ambitious-expansion-strategy/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: suzie.dsouza http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/04/24/fiats-over-ambitious-expansion-strategy/#comment-34021 Tue, 04 Jan 2011 08:30:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=3180#comment-34021 I think there might be a bit too much overlap. Perhaps if Chrysler and Lancia became esentially the same thing (like Opel and Saturn were) since they aren’t sold in the same markets, then maybe it would work. That could go for Dodge/Peugeot too. Jeep would be able to sell with either Peugeot or Fiat dealerships in Europe.Chrysler/Lancia as lux, Dodge/Peugeot as common, Jeep to serve as SUV’s and trucks, Fiat as niche vehicles, Alfa Romeo as sporty exotic, and Citroen as near lux? Do I smell another GM? Only if they learned from their mistakes could this even work! Maybe trash Lancia and combine Chrysler/Citroen instead? :confused:
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By: Zoheb Khan http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/04/24/fiats-over-ambitious-expansion-strategy/#comment-13809 Sun, 03 May 2009 11:09:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=3180#comment-13809 one thing which i fail to understand is how did it started?? gm,chrysler,ford u can call them as Autolords but they still can’t survive a year of downturn..are the margins so low??? one year of negaive outlook and BAaM!!! they r facing the blackhole.

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By: Max http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/04/24/fiats-over-ambitious-expansion-strategy/#comment-13622 Wed, 29 Apr 2009 22:37:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=3180#comment-13622 driven…u don’t know what u are talking about….please

just 1 word: chrysler and fiat are complementary ok ok 2 words; the second is Multiair.Stop

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By: Driven http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/04/24/fiats-over-ambitious-expansion-strategy/#comment-13596 Wed, 29 Apr 2009 17:21:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=3180#comment-13596 No one has asked the question — If Mercedes cant fix Chrysler, what the heck has Fiat got thats so much better? Better executives? doubtful. Better finances? Nope. Better engineers? wrong again. Better quality? no way. …… so what is Fiat bringing to Chrysler when Mercedes has already tried, and failed??? oh, and prior to that Renault.. and prior to that……

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By: Max http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/04/24/fiats-over-ambitious-expansion-strategy/#comment-13474 Sun, 26 Apr 2009 19:26:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=3180#comment-13474 @ john terrone

we are delighted that u are not in the business. your comment is pathetic, be serious please

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By: john terrone http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/04/24/fiats-over-ambitious-expansion-strategy/#comment-13465 Sun, 26 Apr 2009 16:56:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=3180#comment-13465 I’m italian and the defence of Fiat by compatriots seems to me a little bit patetic. Paul Taylor is right, Fiat is cash strapped and the story of this automaker has been always the same: go where the cash (subsidies by states) is. Marchionne should do something with Chrystler if, and only if, the US Administration put on the table some help in billions of dollars

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By: Giovanni http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/04/24/fiats-over-ambitious-expansion-strategy/#comment-13462 Sun, 26 Apr 2009 14:19:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=3180#comment-13462 GM and Chrysler failed to recover for long time, the last 10 years to get to this point, unable to take the market, Mr President are you sponsoring these loosers with our money? we (drivers) are buying the best tech and economical cars on the market, the area that needs support is the developing of new technologies so put this money into the education for new experts on car bussines, helping these big elefants will delay any progress in the car industry for America.

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By: HSSN http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/04/24/fiats-over-ambitious-expansion-strategy/#comment-13456 Sun, 26 Apr 2009 09:08:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=3180#comment-13456 GOOD

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By: Nick http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/04/24/fiats-over-ambitious-expansion-strategy/#comment-13442 Sat, 25 Apr 2009 19:33:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=3180#comment-13442 I agree with Robert April 25th, 2009 7:13 The management teams at GM and Chrysler have not shone in any way. Marchionne and his team are the best in the business, turning Fiat around in a matter of months. Getting this type of technology and expertise are the best options for both Chrysler and Opel. Good luck

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By: slinox http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/04/24/fiats-over-ambitious-expansion-strategy/#comment-13438 Sat, 25 Apr 2009 15:49:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=3180#comment-13438 Remember those years when anyone with a negative criticism of gas hog SUV’s and inefficient vehicles would be targeted of brutal zealot laissez-faire as to how un-American and anti-business their stance were on what the consumers wanted? They laughed at us for seeking more fuel efficient cars while they didn’t shy away from labeling us environmentalist kooks.

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