You're probably right, but I wish they wouldn't. I hate the merger stuff. I'd much prefer them being in peak financial shape so they could: afford to flesh out the lineups in all of the FCA brands, including Chrysler and Lancia refresh each model often improve quality to get FCA brands off the bottom of the industry lists be better able to weather the coming downturn improve dealer warranty compensation to please customers with great service continue to introduce technological differentiators (e.g. Hellcat engines, Pacifica drivetrain) and to expand them across the brands A merger would bring in additional brands (FCA already has neglected brands) so that some brands would surely be killed off. This reduces customer choices in the marketplace. Why can't FCA just work to be the best automaker it can be with the brands it has now? The "consolidate or die" thing doesn't seem to be necessary - otherwise FCA wouldn't be making the profit it is now.