Bailout Watch 316: Chrysler "Thank You America" Blog Blows Up in Their Face
Click on over to Chrysler’s blog for a look at the anger unleashed by the ailing automaker’s full-page (and Google key word) “Thank You” ads. (Either glasnost has suddenly infected ChryCo’s secretive owners or, more likely, the site’s moderator took the week off.) The first comment by RightKlik.net: “Hey Chrysler! You’re not welcome. You took my hard earned tax dollars without congressional approval. This is not the time for a ‘thank you.’ This would be a good time for a refund…and an apology.” With a few notable though still critical exceptions, it gets progressively angry from there. spalind: “Bunch of scumbags…Nardopey and Cerberdolts can stick it…the VAST majority of the American public is against any sort of bailout for you or GM and yet you steal our money anyway…Are you and the other CEOs and investment bankers going to come bail me out when I lose my job?? Didn’t think so… I’ll NEVER buy a Chrysler or GM product–EVER–and either will any of my current or future family members I will make sure of it…” There is only a handful of positive response, like this one by corie: “think the Thank you was a great idea. It would be nice for every person connected to employment in the automotive industry to say thank you to every person driving an american made car. Thank you to those who BUY AMERICAN!” But as this non-scientific sampling indicates, there’s a bailout blowback blowin’ in the wind. When GM, Chrysler and then Ford return to the well, they’d do well to play their PR cards more carefully than this early and deeply reviled attempt.
jkross22- I could easily say that I think every Chrysler product would serve my needs just as easily and as well as all Japanese or Korean brand cars with a few exceptions. Personally I like the Dodge and Jeep SUVs and Trucks better than all the foreign brands. I like the Patriot, Liberty, Nitro, Commander and Durango better than just about everything on the market now. I like the appearance of the Avenger better than any other mid size sedan. The seats are uncomfortable. I've never driven one. I don't like the appearance of the Camry or Sonata. Your Chrysler is "crap" opinion is just an opinion, saying it loud or repeating it doesn't make it true. My answer would be: Jeep Patriot here's a question for you- Have you ever liked a Chrysler product?
Nothing is "fact" when it comes to cars. Everyone has a bad or good story. Why not just have the cars fixed? Why does everyone freak out and get rid of a car when one thing breaks? My Saturn has had a seized AC compressor and a loose control arm bushing. I had them repaired, I still own the car. I'll repair whatever else comes up. As long as I don't destroy the car somehow I'll keep it to 2015-2020
I will give great credit to Chrysler if they leave this blog up.