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Can private ownership save Chrysler ?

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I would be shocked if I saw a good review. Chrysler made the top five. Bunch of crap as far as I'm concerned!

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Rick I received my copy of Forbes just yesterday. I must admit that I paid little attention to Chrysler's corporate problems or their products till I purchased my Nitro last month.I read "Chrysler's Last Stand " written by Joann Muller within Forbes . What I came away with after this reading was an admission of poor products as viewed by Cerberus chief executive Robert Nardelli .Also the intent to eliminated some of these poor products,which have already begun and a serious intention to improve the entire line .They have taken a positive ,obvious strong stand by eliminating unnecessary real estate ,labor and management staff .They have injected a much needed monetary transfusion for various purposes and have streamlined the decision making process to eliminate these very long term problems that caused such huge $ losses for Chrysler Benz .Personally I feel a lot better about Chrysler's future after reading the above mention article .
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Well I guess I have always been for the under dog but did work for Chrysler back in the good-old-days in the late 60/70 and owned or drove many great Chrysler HP cars. In 1995 we bought two new Chrysler vehicles. As far as my new R/T I really love it and only purchased it after reading all the "Discussion Groups" from the start of production of the Nitro.

Most of us enjoy and are pleased with our Nitro purchase, but posting Road Test and Nitro Reviews here almost all of them call it a Dud or ugly. For many they would not buy a new car with bad reviews. To me that has never been a issue and have found many of my best purchases have not had glowing reviews. Have always had extended warranties on all my new cars so none have really been a "Lemon" as far as I'm concerned.

It would just be refreshing to see a published review that stated "after a slow start that included many recalls and some quality issues in its first year of production the Nitro has become a best buy and styling that has grown on this writer and buyers".

Sure that will never happen but most all new vehicles have some issues their first year out and become more refined over time, but that first year is all your see reported. Usually by the time they are discontinued (due to slow sales) they are really some of the best vehicles in production.
 

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Rick ..Like you ,my wife and I love out Nitro R/T/ .We haven't had it long but we both look forward to getting an excuse to drive it .This Nitro is my 45th car or truck.I've had good and bad from many companies including so called top line companies like Porches ,Lincoln,Infinti and Cadillac. The only Chrysler products that I had in the past both suffered from the same disease. Rod Knock/Soft Crankshaft. A 39 Plymouth and a 47 Plymouth Coupe.
The Nitro has gotten more attention than any other previously owned vehicles. Seems that we can't go anywhere without getting questioned " What is it ", How much do they cost ?,What a beautiful car and on and on. I was please to see the Nitro in it's ,first that I've seen ,t.v. commercial. I can't help but see sales picking up for the Nitro.
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