• Bill Burke Posted: 6/5/2011 5:19am PDT

    Obviously Fiat sees Chrysler as a solid investment in an established and viable company. With three outstanding brands,each with distinctive market appeal,Chrysler division offers every indication of a company that can build market share and profits.
    The present line up is very good, if not outstanding but with new and much improved product in the wings, especially in the void now existing at Dodge in sub-compact and compact cars, growth is almost assured.
    What is most difficult is for Fiat to continue to respect the unique American "culture" at Chrysler, continue to integrate American designed and built product into its foreign markets and giving Chrysler autonomy to follow its traditional market niche.

  • rustydils Posted: 6/4/2011 5:04pm PDT

    I don't know how many jobs were save. But, if we assume 10,000 jobs, x $60,000 per year, we have six hundred million dollars. x 2 years, we have 1.2 billion dollars. So it kind of seems like a break even proposition to me. And now they are no longer U.S. owned, so it seems to me it failed. We lost ownership anyway. We could have just written a check for $120,000, to all 10,000 workers, and said we are letting it go bankrupt. Someone would propably would have bought it for a good price, and put the workers back to work anyway. Government should never be involved in these type of situations. And now obama is taking credit for the loans being paid back early, and the only way that happened is because he sold the company to fiat in ital

  • andrew nix Posted: 6/4/2011 8:04am PDT

    does the people of northen il.good did not want the large plant in belvedere to close ,many people wpork there largest employer in area!

  • fb_1357107455 avatar Radu Posted: 6/4/2011 6:34am PDT

    In Europe Fiat is way below VW(group), BMW, Merc and well under Ford, Opel and Renault (Nissan for the US readers). You see, here a US made car has no chance on the quality POV. So Chrysler has a LOT to learn form FIAT. At least they are excellent motor builders.

  • fb_1357107455 avatar Radu Posted: 6/4/2011 6:33am PDT

    In Europe Fiat is way below VW(group), BMW, Merc and well under Ford, Opel and Renault (Nissan for the US readers). You see, here a US made car has no chance on the quality POV. So Chrysler has a LOT to learn form FIAT. At least they are excellent motor builders.

  • FreedomLover Posted: 6/4/2011 4:34am PDT

    So, if the government can waste my tax money to the tune of $1.2 billion, can i claim my share of the loss as a tax writeoff when i file my returns?
    After all, i was an owner of Chrysler through government.

  • fb_520745730 avatar Travis Posted: 6/3/2011 8:36am PDT

    i think Chrysler should have to reply the last 1.3 billion. even if its over a stretch of 20 years. even though i am a dodge owner, i don't think the government should take the loss, it should be the automaker. they did right by not destroying jobs. but it should eventually be paid back