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The deeply flawed, and inaccurate GM Lawsuit: Detroit media's failure to investigate:Part One

Discussion in 'Mopar News' started by T_690, Dec 30, 2019.

  1. plymouth1

    plymouth1 Well-Known Member

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    "U.S. Government ruled out (very early on in the early days of the Auto Task Force) Chrysler as an standalone & independent Automaker."

    This decision still irks me. They should have been treated exactly like GM or GM should have been treated exactly like Chrysler
     
  2. Dave Z

    Dave Z It's me, Dave
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    Although I can agree, plymouth1, the fact is that nobody but us at Allpar thought Chrylser would make it on their own. Daimler had spent every year after 1999 pretending Chrysler was a basket case. That sort of propaganda sets in and takes hold.
     
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  3. codypet

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    ^This. Chrysler having run into problems in the late 70's didn't help that, but also by 1998 Daimler had such a "status" that I'm sure they just took their word for it.
     
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  4. Tony K

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    Maybe, but at this point it was Cerberus who was calling the shots at Chrysler, and perhaps still would be, absent the market collapse in 2007. We complain about Cerberus, but we perhaps should rethink that, because even despite the "rape and pillage" of Chrysler by Daimler, the total financial market collapse almost brought down the whole U.S. auto industry.
     
  5. BASONE88

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    Seems to be, literally, no case for GM. GM has been upside down and backwards for a long, long time. They have, steadily, been losing market share for more than 40 years. Restructuring. Closing brands. Bankruptcy (which IMHO, were more so than Chrysler). New CEO's. Latest failure; Opel (who they've had control over for 90 years).

    FCA is about to become cozy with Opel. In other words, FCA is about to eat GM's lunch. I guess (as a last resort), I would sue too.
     

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