• JKD Posted: 5/6/2009 8:46am PDT

    "Dumping!"

    They're closing factories and brands for our money. Let them downsize to zero for as much as I care but not for our cash. It's the first time Obama dropped the ball - I'm pissed... They need to stop the flow of cash and the upcoming $5 billion!!! It should be Fiat's problem now.

  • Dave Posted: 5/6/2009 3:53am PDT

    "Sr. Engineer"

    Isn't this the definition of dumping?? Chrysler (and GM) is getting free money from the taxpayers with no need to repay so they can drop their prices to steal sales from Ford. That will put all three domestics in the same situation and dependent on handouts from Obama. Aren't you glad you voted for CHANGE???

  • reece Posted: 5/5/2009 9:17pm PDT

    "Fiats have always been crap"

    What you surprised by this data, FIAT's and all thinsg Italin Automotive inclduing any Ferrari pre this millenia, have often been great cars to drive but absolute buckets of drek when comes to reliability and build quality. FIAT: Fails Internaly at Any Time

  • Richard Posted: 5/5/2009 7:39pm PDT

    "About the survey"

    Unfortunately, the 2009 survey hasn't been posted yet. However, you can see the 2008 survey here: http://www.whatcar.com/NonCar/7588125111.jpg.
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    You'll note that Fiat scraped the bottom last year, too. Not a great sign.
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    As for accuracy, certainly no survey is perfect. But I don't think you have to ignore the results just because there's a 5% margin of error.

  • Bill Burke Posted: 5/5/2009 5:50pm PDT

    "UNRELIABLE "

    Don't believe the surveys they arenhighlyn unreliable. If you believe the non sense in CONSUMERS REPORTS, you in trouble. Pure rubbish!

  • JKD Posted: 5/5/2009 4:25pm PDT

    "To be fair..."

    How low were Lancias, Alfa Romeos, Maseratis, and Ferraris (all "fiats") rated?

  • JKD Posted: 5/5/2009 4:18pm PDT

    "Can I start flipping RAMs from my Toyota now???"

    With Italian ownership and most Chryslers being built in Mexico and Canada anyway, is it still patriotic to get anything from them? Can we just send them to Sicily now?

  • R2dad Posted: 5/5/2009 8:08am PDT

    "We missed the Econ 479 class "Advanced Swindling""

    No one's surprised that "loan" has transmogrfied into "present from the government". That's why Americans call it a Bailout.