A historic week at Chrysler with the creation of a new company -
Chrysler Group LLC - a new management team a new organizational
structure, and a new alliance with Fiat. It's all in this week's
Under the Pentastar.
Fascinating that Chrysler would close successful dealerships that
are making money all under the 'guise' of bankrupcy. At the same
time advertising chrysler - gotta say not sure chrysler deserves to
survive (even though it has my taxpayer money) I just dont think
that Ownership /Snr Management is in touch with reality - why did
Chrysler Fail? ----- it made cars/trucks that consumers did not
want.........plain business......oh and that all important word
I don't know, gabrieldanaher ... I wouldn't mind having an SRT-8
vehicle in my garage, whether it's a Challenger, Charger, 300C or
Jeep Grand Cherokee, with the Challenger being my personal
favorite. The only reason I can't get one is because I'm not in a
position to buy any vehicle, much less buy one from Chrysler. In
any case, I, for one, would like the new Chrysler Group LLC to
stick around just a little longer.
Chrysler got rid of those dealships because they did cost the
company up to $1 billion a year. because they had to make many
diffrent models for the diffrent brands. take the cailber for
example they had to make a jeep version of it ( the compass) just
for the jeep dealerships that did not also sell dodge brand. they
didnt just get rid of dealership for fun they had to. why do you
think GM is doing it. by the way when is the new 300C going to
Unfortunately it seems that gabrieldanaher.....is very jaded! It
seems that the dealers that Chrysler cut accounted for less than
15% of total car sales! You call that selling cars??? Also they
sold competing brands at the same time! Wrong thing to do!!! As for
not making vehicles that people want.....you're mistaken and jaded!
Chryler sells about 2 MILLION vehicles per year! Millions of people
drive Chrysler vehicles every day, and love them! Also Chrysler
actually gained market share from 9.6 in 2008 to 12.5 in 2009! So
more & more people are purchasing Chrysler vehicles than ever!
Also as for Chrysler failing, they didn't! The system failed them!
Chrysler was bogged down with legecy costs, that cost them billions
every year for past employees, which made the selling prices more
than competing brands, who have no legacy costs, and don't even
hire union employees! So don't take jaded peoples opinions like
gabrieldanaher, he has no idea about how much Chrysler contributes
to our economy and has enriched millions of Americans lives for the
better! Once again Thanks Chrysler for all the great vehicles, and
thinking outside the box!
I have been a Chrysler Product owner (first car - 1955 Plymouth,
latest - 2 Dodge Caravans - current) for many years. I
received a promo letter and that is what prompted me to
write. I think the two least competent entities to run a
Company would be the government and the unions. I don't see a
future there and would not buy a car from that Company. GM is
in the same boat. It is a shame what has happened, but it is
what it is. Good Luck on making it work.
You know, I'm getting tired of the statements that Chrysler was
making cars people did not want. What does that say about
Honda, Nissan, Volkswagen, BMW, Merecedes, Subaru, Suziki, Hyundai,
I hope Chrysler goes back to making more muscle cars at a
more affordable price. Chrysler needs to increase
production of the Challlenger and offer more high impact
colors. I should be able to go to the Dodge dealer and have a
choice of mutiple colors and any option I want . That is the way it
was in 1970. I would like to have a B5 blue Challenger or a Sublime
car (if Dodge ever produces it) but the B5
blue SR-T is going for crazy money on Ebay. Car
companies seem to produce way too many cars that no one
wants and very few of the great cars like the B5 blue Challenger.
It needs to change. Make more muscle cars and make them affordable
so someday the regular guy can buy a Challenger at
the dealer instead of the rich car collector winning the bid
on Ebay for way over sticker. The Challenger is a winner. Keep
up the good work, just up the production. I like how everyone is
complaining that car sales are down and people are waiting in line
for the Muscle cars. I went to the local dealer here in WV and
there wasn't a customer on the lot but the orange SR-T Challenger
was in the showroom for $54000. This is why the car business is in
Chrysler needs to focus on their best selling models (Ram,
Minivans, Jeep) and where owner loyalty is present (Charger,
Challenger, Viper). This is where Chrylser shines in
innovation and performance. Everyone, including non-car
people, know that these are Chrylser's best vehicles.
Continue to improve the quality of these vehicles
and stop making the others (Caliber, Compass, Sebring, Nitro, etc).
You also need to focus on building a line of next
generation hybrid or all electric vehicles that will meet
federal guidelines and help the environment. I love the new
ENVI line-up! I have a new Charger Daytona and would love to
purchase an all electric vehicle from Chrysler for daily
commutes. I love the performance and design of the Charger
but know that we need to make some sacrifices for the environment.
There is a heritage of great vehicles from Chrysler and I think the
company would benefit greatly from a combination of both
performance and environmentally friendly vehicles.
I am ready for a new ENVI vehicle. It will serve me well on
It's comments like Tom Reeves that really tick me off, you wish the
best for Chrysler but won't buy from them because the Gov, and
Unions have stake in them. Need I remind him that your Asian auto
company got Gov, help from there countries too. We would
perfer to see all the foreign trans plant do good and let all the
big three plant go because our Gov help them. Let's just raise the
flag of the Raising Sun over our state now, because people like Tom
will support them and not his own, when we are in trouble.
Chrysler just needs 3 things to lead the entire world auto
industry: 1. The BEST quality in the industry. 2. A well
rounded & competitive vehicle lineup. (including
Hybrids & Electrics) 3. Recognition & Advancement for
workers & managers based on performance! If any
company can bounce back it's Chrysler! With the Fiat
& Chrysler combo, it can be a reality.
With all due respect to the other comments - not all the
dealerships chosen for closure were not selling or meeting quota's
. Why did Chrysler ask those dealerships to stock up and then with
a 'letter' advise them they had x weeks to close out with no option
to sell back the inventory just purchased. Interestngly some
of these same dealers are running very successfuly other brands.
Professional and ethical business is what this is about - and No -
GM is not any better but at least appear to be trying to close out
unprofitable businesses in partnership with the dealers. While the
comments on 'legacy' costs are admirable it begs the question who
was running the company? Thats what this is about - If there were
not a financial crisis and money dried up nothing would have
changed.....sorry FORD is the winner in all this, they put someone
in charge who wanted to make a 'successful' car company.....and if
i am not correct Ford was able to to fix the same 'legacy'