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FCA+GM+VW

Discussion in 'Mopar News and Rumors' started by Dave Z, Mar 7, 2017.

  1. Dave Z

    Dave Z It's me, Dave Staff Member Supporter

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  2. Erik Latranyi

    Erik Latranyi Well-Known Member Level III Supporter

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    Oh boy.........
     
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  3. 77 Monaco Brougham

    77 Monaco Brougham Member

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    Bottle of Kaopectate for Mr. Marchionne ! ! !:p:D

    But seriously.......Sweet Jesus.....Here we go again!
    Just what the company needs......MORE DISTRACTIONS!
     
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  4. Ian

    Ian Car Freak

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    Wow that guy needs to keep his mouth shut for a bit...
     
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  5. Dave Z

    Dave Z It's me, Dave Staff Member Supporter

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    I don't think he'd say yes to VW...
     
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  6. James A

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    I don't know, I don't know, I don't know, I don't know. Just bring the Giorgio Charger/Chally then do whatever.
     
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  7. Erik Latranyi

    Erik Latranyi Well-Known Member Level III Supporter

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    VAG gets Fiat/Lancia and runs them as focused brands in certain European countries.

    VAG gets Ram/Dodge/Chrysler and runs them as focused brands in North America

    Agnelli's keep Alfa/Maserati/Ferrari
     
  8. James A

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    I'd rather be with GM
     
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  9. Illegal Machine

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    Just get it over with or zip it.
     
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    aldo90731 Active Member Level III Supporter

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    I met a girl like SM when I was young...unable to shut up or get a hint...
     
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  11. freshforged

    freshforged Active Member Level 2 Supporter

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    GM gives us nothing we need now. The only real benefit might have been small car platforms, but since those were all designed by Opel that down the drain. Other than a foot in the door for China, GM has no real presence overseas. Overlap in trucks is clear and intractable. GM has WAY too much capacity in the US, and since FCA is dealing with the capacity issues with the factory swap its just another liability going forward. What FCA really needs is the one thing it can't get--Suzuki. VW would marginally better in terms of overlap with Chrysler but horrible for Fiats future and as a result is likely a non-starter.

    Powertrains however would be a different matter. They could come up with a co-development deal with GM and do quite well. Small Block Hemi? Hybrid and electric powertrains? Take the best of FCAs ZF transmissions and merge them with GMs? Purchasing power to get higher quality components at cost. The ability to insource more component manufacturing/design? Can't stop the winning here.
     
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  13. valiant67

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    Suppose the family doesn't want to be in charge? What if they just want a pile of cash to go away and play where the investment spending isn't so high and the margins so small (both things Sergio has complained about)?

    Or it's all idle talk as a distraction, much like it appears "Dodge Neon" was.
     
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  14. Erik Latranyi

    Erik Latranyi Well-Known Member Level III Supporter

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  15. Alexbucks

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    That Sergio criticizing Mary due to GM keeping $6.5 billion underfunded Opel/Vauxhall legacy pensions, while paying $3 billion to fund the more minor & future pension obligations that PSA will takeover.

    It more like GM is paying PSA $10 billion for Opel.
     
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