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Old 02-16-2007, 12:05 PM   #1
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GM to buy Chrysler?

Report: GM in talks to buy Chrysler
Trade publication cites sources in Germany, U.S.
MSNBC News Services
Updated: 12:37 p.m. ET Feb 16, 2007
DETROIT - General Motors Corp. is in talks to buy the Chrysler Group in its entirety, Automotive News reported Friday, citing unnamed sources in Germany and the United States.

The automotive trade publication reported on its Web site that high-level talks were talking place between GM and Chrysler Group parent DaimlerChrysler AG.

The potential deal between the two automakers could go beyond cooperation on joint development of a large sport utility vehicle, the magazine said.

A General Motors Corp. spokesman said the company routinely has discussions with other automakers but declined to comment on the Automotive News report.

"We often have discussions with automakers routinely. We don't comment on speculation regarding discussions," GM spokesman Tony Cervone said.

Meanwhile, various newspapers reported earlier Friday that Chrysler and GM have held discussions for about six months about a possible alliance related to large sport utility vehicles.

The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter that it didn’t name, said the automakers had preliminary discussions to jointly develop a large SUV such as the Chevrolet Suburban, which Chrysler doesn’t have in its lineup.

The New York Times, citing people with direct knowledge of the talks that it didn’t name, said the companies are holding discussions about a project that would provide Chrysler with a version of the Chevrolet Tahoe large SUV.

GM and Chrysler also are looking at sharing small cars developed by GM Daewoo Auto & Technology, a unit of GM in South Korea that builds the Chevrolet Aveo compact car for GM, the Journal reported.


The automakers declined to comment on reports of these talks.

Chrysler already has alliances with GM, including one to develop gasoline-electric hybrid engine technology.

Last year, GM was in talks with Nissan Motor Co. and Renault SA on creating an automaking alliance, but those were called off in October. Those talks have nothing to do with the Chrysler talks, the Times reported.

DaimlerChrysler said Wednesday in announcing Chrysler’s restructuring that it was exploring all options for Chrysler, including strategic partners. DaimlerChrysler Chairman Dieter Zetsche would not rule out selling the troubled U.S. operation.

On Thursday, Chrysler Chief Executive Tom LaSorda told the Journal in an interview that he hopes uncertainty about whether Chrysler will remain part of the German automaker is resolved “sooner rather than later.”

As part of the restructuring, Chrysler plans to eliminate 13,000 positions, including 11,000 production jobs and 2,000 white-collar posts, as it seeks to cut costs and return to profitability in 2008.

© 2007 MSNBC InteractiveThe Associated Press and Reuters contributed to this report.
URL: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17186447/

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Hmmmm, that could be interesting. Would be nice to see the Cummins Diesel mated to an Allison tranny.

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Old 02-16-2007, 12:46 PM   #3
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I don't know how I feel about this, I am not a huge GM fan at all.
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Old 02-16-2007, 01:26 PM   #5
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Sounds good but I'm sure the hammer is soon to drop.....
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it all just seems wrong. my granpa worked at delco for years. chrysler was always the devil. well, not really, but he was die hard gm. support those that support you, ya know? not really sure how i feel about it all.
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I hate the be the one to break the news to everyone here...but remember, both of these companies are nearly broke, especially GM.
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Old 02-16-2007, 06:48 PM   #8
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I really dont see how GM could hurt the Jeep brand other then just stopping production of it.
The pace at which DC is screwing it up now, it wont be much of a Jeep anymore anyhow. By the 2010 model it will have a power sliding door, 3'rd row seating, power rear hatch, power windows and locks, electric slide out steps, a mini van engine and come from the factory with a "my kids an honor student" bumper sticker.

Could GM really do any worse?
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I really dont see how GM could hurt the Jeep brand other then just stopping production of it.
The pace at which DC is screwing it up now, it wont be much of a Jeep anymore anyhow. By the 2010 model it will have a power sliding door, 3'rd row seating, power rear hatch, power windows and locks, electric slide out steps, a mini van engine and come from the factory with a "my kids an honor student" bumper sticker.

Could GM really do any worse?
How exactly has DC ruined the Jeep?? Do you not think the JK is a capable vehicle offroad? And they already have power windows and locks.
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LMAO - Why in the hell would Chrysler wanna sell? They are doing so much better at the moment than any of the other two US companies... but if they are just going to build cars together thats fine, why would they need to become one "supergroup"? Thats just plain stupid. Of course expanding is one way to make more money but at the cost of that many more employees?
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Let's not get into a discussion of what a real Jeep is. It's not going to happen. GM is damn near BK as it is. If anyone thinks that a merger between GM and DCX is really going to happen then you're fooling yourself. GM can't even run themselves much less another major auto company.

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LMAO - Why in the hell would Chrysler wanna sell? They are doing so much better at the moment than any of the other two US companies... but if they are just going to build cars together thats fine, why would they need to become one "supergroup"? Thats just plain stupid. Of course expanding is one way to make more money but at the cost of that many more employees?
It's not Chrysler that wants to sell, it's Mercedes Benz - the parent company.
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But doesn't the Daimer half want to un-load Chrysler,apparently they are weighing them down $$ and the stockholders have had enough.But with the rumors swirling around is "Chrysler" would like to have a "Suburban-Type" SUV in it's line-up.....so why the heck did they make that funny looking Chrysler Aspen SUV for 2007???
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soon we won't have achoice there will be only one or two auto manufacturers

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