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First Daimler-Chrysler and now Nissan-GM?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by OrangeCrushK10, Jul 8, 2006.

  1. OrangeCrushK10

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    Been waiting for this, but I honestly thought it'd be Toyota to go for GM...


    http://today.reuters.com/business/newsarticle.aspx?type=ousiv&storyID=2006-07-07T203010Z_01_N07214534_RTRIDST_0_BUSINESSPRO-AUTOS-GM-DC.XML
     
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    They need to do something to stop the bleeding.
     
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    You must admit, Daimler-Benz did breath new life into the Chrysler family.
     
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    razy thing is that Chrysler continues to suck wind while Benz had another record sales year in the US. You gotta wonder why they want Chrysler around?
     
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    May not be such a bad deal. The merger sure as hell didn't hurt Chrysler. Just look at what they build now as compared to before the merger. Quality, performance and looks have gone way up. Now look at what Nissan could do for GM in their small car and truck segment. Cause anyone with half a brain knows that GM can not make a good small car and they sure don't have the slightest clue as to making small pickups. Matter of fact they don't do much of anything good anymore except find more ways to have stuff built in China.
     
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    The German's are looking at the longterm investment I'm sure.
     
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    So who's gonna buy up Ford?

    Toyota or Honda to expand their US market? BMW perhaps, though I doubt it. Or Maybe Fiat, who has little U.S. market right now....
     
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    Pretty much. I'm sure Daimler looked at Chrysler before the merger and noticed that they would have a big lead in the minivan market. A solid pickup in the Ram and Dakota. A decent line up of SUV's. All that was left to do was dump Plymouth and turn around the rest of the car segment, which they have in a big way.
     

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