Negative Media Posting
I have started to post Media Articles concerning Chrysler, Nitro and the Auto Industry. Scalewoodman has replied to several (good thing) that suggests that only positive Links be shown. These posts are not my opinions but what is out there for everyone else to read. Sorry, there are just not many positive articles about the America Auto Industry these days.
I have never bought what I considered a non- American, non Union built car in my lifetime and will not. Years ago I was a Parts Manager for a Chrysler Dealership and have always enjoyed following the Automotive Industry. I had planned to order a 2007 Nitro R/T but when the Dealer found out that a “Full-Time” 4X4 was not available, I said forget it. I had a Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited V-8 and wanted to replace it with nothing less than FT 4X4 that was shown on the Nitro web site (in error). If the 2008 Nitro becomes available with the new Jeep Selec-Trac III full-time four wheel drive two speed active transfer case, I will order one.
I have started watching Auto Line Detroit on the Speed Channel that is also on the Web at http://www.autolinedetroit.tv/
. I find it very interesting.
As one would expect much has been covered about the Chrysler sell there but I was most impressed by comments of Guest,
Buzz Hargrove, National President, Canadian Auto Workers Union.
Also it was noted that Europe and Japan have no MPG requirements since gas is taxed higher there. The US Government here requires carmakers to have higher MPG which leads our drivers to spend less on gas and drive more, thus use more gas, NOT less. Never thought of that fact before.
Instead of taking charge since the 1978 gasoline shortage and starting to aggressively tax gas instead of beating up on all the car companies to get better mileage, do you think we would be where we are now? I don’t think so. Sure no one now wants $7 gas, but hasn’t everything gone up more since 1978? If gas was $7 now, do you think Chrysler would be manufacturing some of the vehicles they do now? I doubt it and we would all be better off and so would Chrysler! What do you think?