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Old 01-15-2014, 12:15 AM
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Fiat can't turn a profit overseas. The burdens of taxes, regulations and unions along with a weak economy is not faring well for them. They NEED Chrysler to be profitable. Why do you guys think they bucked the governments push to build little crap economy cars? Instead they concentrated almost all their efforts into drastically improving the vehicles Americans love...SUVs and Trucks....while still doing enough to bolster the rest of their line. Then they took an existing platform, tweaked it and inserted it into Dodge as a sporty small car, Dart, great and easy move. Trucks and SUVs are where the sales and the higher margins are. This is what has made them profitable. They understand that and will continue this path for as long as they can.
Unfortunately, unless something drastically improves in Italy and the EU...which probably won't before it all collapses, not to mention we are not out of the woods in the US... Fiat will bleed out the Chrysler profits and will probably sell them off at some point. Chrysler was safer when Fiat only had majority ownership. Fiat did what they had to do to make this deal work.
Never mind the $1.3 billion reaming we took as tax payers. Time will tell how it plays out for Chrysler and it's brands.

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