The future of Chrysler

October 22, 2008
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The latest unnamed source to discuss the future of Chrysler raises the possibility of the company being sold off in pieces.

This, after it became public that General Motors is interested in Chrysler to snag desperately needed cash. Nissan and its partner Renault are talking with Chrysler, too.

Chrysler is gradually pulling out of Indiana. The Indianapolis foundry is gone, and another company took over its longtime plant in New Castle, where the high school still bears the automakerâ??s name.

That pretty much leaves the transmission plants in Kokomo. And the dealers.

Aside from the iconic Jeep brand, is there anything within Chrysler thatâ??s worth salvaging? Anything that other car companies donâ??t do better?
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  • Well, the base - Dodge - and the high end; I've personally always preferred the Chrysler New Yorker and related to the comparable Cadillac or Lincoln models. What I'd like to see is AM general take back the Jeep line, although the AMC versions used the Chrysler automatic... I do note that when Chrysler took over, they standardized the in-line six at 4.0 liter; AMC made the same CAST IRON ENGINE in two different strokes - 3.8 and 4.2; and you STILL can't kill a cast iron engine!
  • The Chrysler New Yorker has been dead for years.......and AMC has ceased to exist for a few decades now.........the market is over saturated with make and models. The Chrysler 300 and the minivans have been the only things aside from Jeep that have had any sales success this decade.....
  • Outside of the Jeep brand the only thing they have that's currently worth anything (from a business perspective) is the minivan line. One could argue Toyota or Honda actually execute better, but they still do very well in that segment.

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