The last sentence in your post ("..stop forcing things upon us that nobody asked for and give us what we come to Chrysler for.) could easily have beeen added to summarize my post (rant?)....MoparNorm said:Beautiful and Precise!
At the risk of hijacking the thread, THAT sentiment is exactly the point of Jeepers plight, in other threads and it is frustrating as hell.
First with Daimler and now to a lesser extent with Fiat, stop forcing things upon us that nobody asked for and give us what we come to Chrysler for.
Manufacturers need to resist the temptation to prescribe product features/functions to customers with aspirations that they will be accepted. Customer product prescription via marketing strategy should not be construed as a form of product innovation. Authentic product innovation is based soundly on fulfillment of customer desires (albeit a diverse domain - so,.. test more) coupled to product/brand consistency.
We're going on more than 5 years past the bankruptcy. It's time to attenuate some of the rampant product scizophrenia that has been being broadcast as of late.