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Dare2BSquare 01-20-2009 09:28 AM

Chrysler / Fiat Merger
 
35% ownership goes to Fiat.

Wrangler to become sexy Italian sportscar??? :confused:

4point 01-20-2009 10:07 AM

I haven't been following it, what happened to Renault?

Dare2BSquare 01-20-2009 12:49 PM

They are married to Nissan.

4point 01-20-2009 12:54 PM

Fiat has a truck line don't they? Maybe a diesel will make it into the wrangler yet.

jgano23 01-20-2009 12:56 PM

i hope they don't screw it up!!! have you seen the fiat line of vehicles??

4point 01-20-2009 01:32 PM

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That thing is bad ass! :zap:
Panda 4x4
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Oh and these guys are Ecotard oriented, real bad. :mad:

Unlimited 01-20-2009 02:18 PM

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Originally Posted by 4point (Post 311190)
Panda 4x4
Attachment 6081

Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase " Panda Pushing" doesn't it.

AzTJ 01-20-2009 02:51 PM

But you forgot to mention that Fiat is the owner of such companies as Ferrari, Maserati, and Alfa Romeo.

Fiat is more or less the "Saturn" of the entire company. :D

I really think it's going to take some time for the American people to change their views on vehicles as fashion accessories instead of tools. Probably 90% of the vehicles in Europe are purpose built as commuters or transporters. Of course they may not look all that inciting, but a change is needed in a very bad way around here.

http://www.autoblog.com/2009/01/20/b...e-partnership/

4point 01-20-2009 03:07 PM

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Originally Posted by AzTJ (Post 311224)
But you forgot to mention that Fiat is the owner of such companies as Ferrari, Maserati, and Alfa Romeo.

Fiat is more or less the "Saturn" of the entire company. :D

Fiat is equivalent to GM in that aspect then.

Quote:

Originally Posted by AzTJ (Post 311224)
I really think it's going to take some time for the American people to change their views on vehicles as fashion accessories instead of tools. Probably 90% of the vehicles in Europe are purpose built as commuters or transporters. Of course they may not look all that inciting, but a change is needed in a very bad way around here.

BREAKING: Chrysler and Fiat announce partnership - Autoblog

You drank the kool-aid didn't you. :crash:

AzTJ 01-20-2009 04:13 PM

There REALLY needs to be a new auto revolution in the US. Most people who glance at any of the European cars (aside from BWM and Merc-Benz) don't like them, mainly for the looks... but I love them, Kool-Aid induced or not.

Dare2BSquare 01-20-2009 09:13 PM

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Originally Posted by AzTJ (Post 311250)
There REALLY needs to be a new auto revolution in the US. Most people who glance at any of the European cars (aside from BWM and Merc-Benz) don't like them, mainly for the looks... but I love them, Kool-Aid induced or not.

Gotsta look good. Damn the green. And they better have cupholders. Lots and lots of cupholders.

1BLKJP 01-21-2009 12:34 AM

Hell this really is only a way to pump some liquidity into Chrysler. I haven't read any of it, but with 100% ownership being held by Cerberus there won't even be any voting rights gained by Fiat. Hopefully they might be able to share some of the better technology, but you have to admit some of the better passenger cars on the market today are from Chysler/Dodge.

AzTJ 01-21-2009 02:23 AM

There is nothing about ownership here... it's more of an alliance between the two.. Chrysler gets in Fiats technology and other markets around the world... Fiat gets an easy way into the US market.

tonkchief 01-23-2009 01:25 AM

Fiat got 35% so it could sell their small cars in the US, The story is in the CNN money section.

erickpl 01-23-2009 07:27 AM

Fiat does make some nice convertibles. :)


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