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View Poll Results: Which of Detroit's finest is the worst run?
Chrysler 3 42.86%
General Motors 4 57.14%
Ford 1 14.29%
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Old 02-16-2020, 08:10 PM
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Old 02-16-2020, 09:32 PM
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GM

- Bungling Cadillac as a brand for the past 30 years and squandering every bit of traction they get (completely abandoning the Black Wing engine recently as the most noteworthy event of mismanagement)

- Bailing on the sedan market so quickly (Ford guilty of this too)

- Some of the worst TV ads ever produced
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Ford.

GM's cut of sedans and mismanaging of Cadillac and now Buick are awful, but they at least are generating sales, and the cars they have on sale currently seem to be OK. They're doing well in Latin America and China's brands like SAIC, Baojun, Chevrolet and Buick are all doing OK, even if sales are dropping.


FCA/PSA is actually run fairly well. I'm sad about the lack of sedans, but tbh Chrysler branded cars sucked anyways. I think they do a good job of running the Jeep and RAM brands.



Ford......the Mach-E is one of the best products to come out right now, but the rest of their lineup seems to be an also ran. They don't do well in China. All of their products are known for selling with heavy incentives, both in Europe and the US. They stuck with that powershift automatic that blew warranty claims for the Focus and Fiesta sky-high, destroying that model line's profitability. Lincoln's management is shockingly good, but Ford's isn't.



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it’s totally GM. Right now GM has strong sales in Latin America and China, but with the continued shrinking (axing Holden) it feels like they don’t want sell vehicles at all. It even feels like they don’t have any interest in continuing markets like China or Latin America.
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FCA.

No new Chrysler products since Pacifica (so?)... 300 is about 18 years old. Dodge has Challenger and Charger that are ok, but dated. Journey performs worst in its class in basically every category, and no new product coming. Durango is another dated product that also prof,rd poorly across the board.

Jeep has lots of products, but all suffer from abysmal QC. Grand Cherokee is WAYYYYYY overdue for news, but nothing will come.

Any profit has been reinvested to the failed attempt to bring Alpha and Fiat to North America.

The only product that is really good is Ram...however with the market quickly moving to electrification, its yet another category they’ll be left behind on.

A once great company left to wither and die
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For me it has to be GM; SO many dead brands left behind, the leaving one market after the other strategy of moving from once the largest car maker to a smaller, regional only company;

Ford at least has had fewer bankruptcies and a generally better product portfolio, even if their latest decisions regarding the FOcus (and general lack of sedans in the future) is questionable; At least brands they once acquired have been sold instead of shut down and are still alive ((JLR, Volvo, Mazda) and doing well (or at least far form deathbed)

Chrysler has been on the deathbed for decades, and FCA has at least kept them and most brands somehow alive, despite the lack of products; And the few products they make are usually, despite all the lacks in QC, still kind of nice, good or at least emotional (many GM products on the other hand feel only really at home at a rental car company); And at least the fusion with PSA means there could be future products, incl. all electric ones, finally coming;
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For me the sad thing is that I can't begin to come up with a worst choice. They all pretty much stink, but in different ways.
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Chrysler. It's basically just Jeep at this point. Ford's a close second post Mullally. marketing their electric car as a Mustang while abandoning sedans both seem silly.
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