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Old 01-02-2014, 09:01 AM
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Well, not saying Italian technology is bad, but according to Reuters, 18+ hours ago, Chrysler and Fiat have come to an agreement in which Fiat will own Chrysler in full. Let's hope the Italians can take the ball and run with it!
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I just heard this on the AM news as well. Time will tell how it all plays out not only for Chrysler vehicles, but specifically Ram.
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Yes sir, Hermes1, only time can tell. I've driven Alfa Romeos and Fiats back in the 70's and 80's as a kid with my car tinkering cousins. Fun and impressive little cars they were. I guess that's why I love getting into my 2012 Ram because right in the top center of the dash still says, DODGE. Kind of like an old favorite of mine back then when Datsun was bought out by Nissan and you were fortunate to have both company names on the back of a 280ZX. Now look at them boys over at Titan, getting ready to release a 5.0L V8 Cummins! Evolution I tell ya, it's never ending. In a good way I only hope.
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The big car companies buy each other to get an influx of tech and ideas. All the big Euro car companies have been bought and sold so many times that their parts are damn near interchangeable. I think it will help with the tech side of things.
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Looks like ill be buying a ford next go around
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So 60% italian owned was ok, but the extra 40% makes it a deal breaker?


Basically the UAW owned the other 40%, not exactly the corporate brain trust for running a company either.
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I guess I should start keeping a vomit bucket at my desk for situations where I read things like this.
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FIAT will have to rid themselves of the Fix It Again Tony, reputation before i will buy one
I already don't trust the products that Chrysler has on the shelves,
FIAT's Magneti MARELLI is the parts & products supplier
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tell me who makes the oil filters ? FRAM or some other company, they won't tell you
the oil that they sell is Shell Oil Product, Pennzoil & Rotella
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Basically the UAW owned the other 40%, not exactly the corporate brain trust for running a company either.
My thoughts as well.
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