By on December 9, 2009

Wow, what a fantastic audience! (courtesy:WSJ)

Check out Fiat/Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne’s recent quote-tastic speech and Q&A session at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. The speech is almost identical to the one he gave at the Five-Year Plan, but the Q&A session is full of fun insights, ranging from Sergio’s fear of a Chinese planet and Opel regrets to the reasons for pricing discrepancies between Europe and the US.

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12 Comments on “Sergio Marchionne Speaks. Again. Still....”


  • avatar
    lilpoindexter

    Chrysler is still around?

  • avatar
    mjz

    Love how Sergio always wears a sweater, never Detroit-style straitjacket suit/tie combo.

  • avatar
    ott

    “Again. Still.” Please, PLEASE stop using that phrase. It was okay once, now it’s just boring and contrived.

  • avatar
    topgun

    Gotta say, listening to the Q&A session, the guy is pretty impressive.  In fact, I think he can do a much better job as CEO of GM which I think has a shot at survival instead of CEO of Chrysler/Fiat which is a lost cause anyway..

  • avatar
    dan

    The Challenger is CRASHING in sales.  It is a BIG UGLY car . also

    Chrysler will go bankrupt in a couple of years if that.  Wow what a HUGE drop in sales. Is there really a nation wide BOYCOTT of chrysler? the numbers seem to point to a boycott.
    November 2007 161,088
    November 2008    85,260  (47% drop from 2007)
    November 2009     63560  (25 % drop from 2008) 25% drop from a pathetic 2008 speaks volumes.
    Fiat is NOT known for quality Proof
    2009 Chrysler and Fiat Ranked Worst in UK J.D. Power Study Review
    http://www.ipmart-forum.com/showthread.php?p=2710264
    As well they did poor in Germany and France. Which you can google. But it’s obvious to anyone with a brain that Chrysler is finished and Fiat is a nothing company not known for quality and hasn’t invested 1 penny. (Fiat)Fix It Again Tony , What more can you say? Chrysler autoworker cheerleaders come talk your team leader brainwash stupidity. Chrysler is going down HARD!

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    • 0 avatar
      Wheeljack

      Sheesh…take a chill pill already. I for one would like to see them suceed so we can get some of our money back. If you don’t like their products, don’t buy them…it’s really just that simple. I freely admit I own a Jeep Wrangler and it’s been a great vehicle – only thing that ever went wrong was a cracked door trim panel…big deal. My Sister’s Acura of the same vintage had more problems than my Jeep has ever had.

  • avatar
    Roundel

    I have never seen someone so happy to see a company go down
    I for one don’t want to piss my tax dollars away and certainly appreciate more compeition in the marketplace.
    You’re pretty much a troll by now anyway so I don’t know why im wasting the bandwith.

  • avatar
    Bergwerk

    Suddenly I have an urge to replace my old Jeep with a new Ram Powerwagon.  I hope I can find one by months end!

  • avatar
    mtypex

    There’s no nationwide boycott of Chrysler, nor of Kmart.  There are enough high-school dropouts to fill those aisles!
    Chrysler’s image cannot get any worse… which probably means Chapter 7.  Will they take Fiat down with them? I can only hope, even though Fiat hasn’t actually invested any cash money in Chrysler.

  • avatar
    Autojunkie


    @Dan

    How old are you dude? I’m guessing 15? Probably not even old enough to buy a Chrysler…

    http://blogs.thecarconnection.com/marty-blog/1039825_consumer-reports-annual-auto-survey-sees-gains-for-detroit

  • avatar
    windswords

    Is it out of line to request this guy be banned? Seriously.


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