I’ve made no secret that if I wanted one of Detroit big 3 to succeed it was Chrysler. I’m not really a Ford fan and any affection I had for GM got killed off with Bob Lutz’s insane ramblings. Chrysler was always considered the most broken. Heavily dependent on fleet sales, woeful reliability and bleeding money. Then Chapter 11 came and I thought it was game over for Chrysler. Until recently.
Chrysler’s sales are going through the roof, they only made a loss of $84m in the third quarter and they’ve raised their profit forecast to $700m. Even a Morgan Stanley analyst said “Chrysler may prove to be one of 2011’s most surprising success stories,” So, this week’s “Weekend Head Scratcher” is this: In 2011, will Chrysler blow us all away? Or will it be another damp squib? What say you?