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Old 05-20-2014, 05:55 PM
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Interesting....I suspect that the 'base' model will not be a strong as Chry-co thinks. I'll put $$ down that the mid-grad and 'C' & 'S' configurations do way more....I would have guessed 2 base, 5 mid 3 top end... Didn't Toyota just say that something like 50% of their Camry sales are the 'sport' ('C' model for Chrysler)?
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Old 05-20-2014, 08:11 PM
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Model mix varies by state/region.

And probably the number of airport rental lots there......
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And also what a dealer sells historically or what the competition sells locally. My buddy said the base 200 was a good seller for them. Here in Bakersfield, base models sell briskly. We're an economically depressed county. I'd suspect a Chrysler dealer in San Diego, might have their allotment skewed mid to high grade.
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Old 08-01-2014, 02:11 PM
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Not as much detail in the article as I would have liked, but important reading nonetheless: http://www.thedetroitbureau.com/2014...its-plunge-55/

Certainly gives the appearance that the market share gains in North America have simply been purchased, and probably are not sustainable.
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Old 08-01-2014, 04:36 PM
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...Certainly gives the appearance that the market share gains in North America have simply been purchased, and probably are not sustainable.
Indeed.

When I was looking at cars a little over a year ago, the Darts on the lot were significantly more expensive than Focuses down the street.

The Dart is new but it's (1) not exciting to look at and (2) it's not the best drive from behind the wheel. The same is true for the 200. Yes, it's new but it's "me too" in its styling and it drives so-so. I finally drove one and it's not terrible, but not engaging either.

I have to wonder whether Fiat's financial woes and Merchionne's incessant stumbling will result in VW gobbling them up after all.
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Old 08-02-2014, 03:15 AM
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And then there's the small problem of total unreliability. Who builds brand new cars that won't start? Chrysler.
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And then there's the small problem of total unreliability. Who builds brand new cars that won't start? Chrysler.
Indeed. It really is too bad that a company like Mazda or Hyundai/Kia didn't buy Chrysler. A company that knows how to build a quality car is what Chrysler needs long term.
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Old 08-04-2014, 02:20 AM
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Yes, because brand new cars that break down with a few hundred miles on them will alienate buyers like me, who will never buy or rent one again. Chryslers are entirely unreliable, and how crazy is that in 2014?!
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Old 08-04-2014, 02:29 AM
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Yes, because brand new cars that break down with a few hundred miles on them will alienate buyers like me, who will never buy or rent one again. Chryslers are entirely unreliable, and how crazy is that in 2014?!
How crazy is that type of broad over-arching statement in 2014?
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Old 08-04-2014, 11:44 AM
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Yes, because brand new cars that break down with a few hundred miles on them will alienate buyers like me, who will never buy or rent one again. Chryslers are entirely unreliable, and how crazy is that in 2014?!
Every company has lemons... You can't judge a portfolio on one car
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