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GM in talks to buy Chrysler

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by 1979jimmy350, Feb 16, 2007.

  1. 1979jimmy350

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    Yeah, but the Jeep would be changed into an IFS rig with an inline 5.

    Dont do it Chrysler!!
     
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    really REALLY doubt it will happen. GM has been selling its interests in other car companies recently... not the other way 'round. IMO they still have quite a bit of cost cutting to do (ie moving manufacturing overseas) before anything like this would even come close to making sense. Only reason I can see for GM wanting to do this would be if they wanted to buy a dominant position in the minivan market... and a boost in the 4x4 market (hummer + jeep?).

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    Since MB owns Chrysler, MB is trying to offload a 'problematic stepchild' by selling Chrysler.

    GM just fought off toyota from buying them (GM).
     
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    (Looks at a Suburban) "That thing got a Hemi?"

    I do like the idea of the I5 in the wrangler, and the idea of a new rear wheel drive Impala SS (300c/magnum).
     
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    yeah, but Daimler just bought Chrysler like... yesterday. Are the really going to sell that soon? that'd be kinda weird. I know Chrysler is sucking tit because, just like GM/Ford, bad deals with unions are sinking their ship... but come on.

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    They were bought and paid for in '98.

    The magic number for a return on investment is 5 years.

    If it doesn't happen, you off load it (sell it).
     
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    if 5 years is the rule, why hasn't GM sold caddy, saab etc etc etc. :)

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    pad.
     
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    Caddy has been with GM since 1922. Saab is paying for itself, dear :wink1: :D !!
     
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    so yeah, they are waaaay past 5 years... better sell it, quick! :grin:

    pad.

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    if this happens could that mean a cummins powered chevy from the factory
     
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    yeah right... keep dreamin'. My guess is, the Cummins would not be used any more... and the Duramax would be used in everything desiel.

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    :haha: P:haha:A :haha:D :haha:
     
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    GM just posted a first 1/4 profit in 07.
     
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    Diamler wants rid of Chrysler.sales are down.they are getting rid of 10.000 employees soon.it will trickel down to everyone.we all need to get ham radios in the next few years.:haha: :haha: so we can still talk.whatch and see.
     
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    I think it would rock. GM could can their current line of sh!tty trucks and replace them with the SFA Hemi/Cummins powered Ram. The ****ty FWD GM cars could be replaced with Chrysler's RWD cars and GM could cancel that ugly Camaro concept for the awesome Challenger..........
     
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    IIRC, Dodge and Chrysler are two different companies. Gm could do what they will with minivans, just don't touch those 3/4 and 1 ton Ram Cummins!!!!:angry1: Kill that pesky girly Hemi if you'd like though....:D
     
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    I only think we the consumer will loose. The big three have made so many stupid and bad discisions that they are so out of touch with the consumers it ain't funny. They might merge and can all the things we like in the name of cost savings and ruin two companies completely. If they change anything on the Dodge heavy duty trucks I'll be moving to a Ford.

    I love old Chevy's like my 79 and 83 Blazers, love the concept Camaro, (I'm saving for the convertible coming in a couple of years) but for new cars I buy Toyota (2007 Camry Hybrid for the wife), I drive a 2005 Dodge CTD Dually and I also drive a Ford Excursion lifted and on 35''. I think all GM can do is make cars worse.
     
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    tha's odd, gm posting profits, still hand in fist with toyota for some engine sourcing, iirc and gm has one helluva reliable diesel (isuzu dmax)

    their dEcisions have been fairly intelligent, cutting back production on hemi because sales are down-common sense decision to me...

    ford changing their POS diesel, hopefully this one will work...

    dodge upping power on their diesel, adding the mega cab to the lineup, top notch ideas....

    gm can only make cars worse? the new malibu is a strong reliable car, as is the corvette, man what a ride... the cobalt with the ecotec is a winner as well... but maybe i dont know what the hell gm would want with chrysler, thats for sure..
     
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    GM needs to shed all of the similar vehicles across the different divisions, not add products..

    Chrysler was just fine before daimler raped them and took their money.. at the time of the "merger", no other car company had as much money tied up in their design / build operations, or had as much cash on hand as chrysler..

    All daimler wanted were those resources, along with the trucks and minivans..
     

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