Quote Of The Day: More Than Less Than Zero Edition

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer
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“If you look at it on a pure-business basis, we are clearly more viable (than GM),” Chrysler CFO Ron Kolka tells Bloomberg.

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  • Akear Akear on Mar 19, 2009

    Didn't JD Powers state Chrysler was "good" again.

  • Menno Menno on Mar 20, 2009

    Well, JohnK, it seems that in Europe and the UK, Suzuki cars are considered quite reliable - if in the lower priced band alongside Skoda and Kia, etc. But then again, the Euros and Brits accept Mercedes Benz 'quality' while paying out the orafice for it, too.... and largely eschew the much higher quality Toyotas and Hondas, for Euro trash cars... I think Suzuki's big downfall of late was that the more popular, conventional looking cars were all from GMDaewoo in South Korea, and GMDaewoo's biggest seller in this country happens to be badged as the Chevrolet Aveo. 'nuff said? (Though I actually bought a Daewoo once and it actually was a better car than a Dodge Neon I'd had just prior... but that's another story for another time). Euro Suzukis are actually real Suzukis as well, not GMDaewoo. Plus, Suzuki has now stopped selling any new GMDaewoo sourced cars as of the 2009 model year.

  • Windswords Windswords on Mar 20, 2009

    akear, I read a lot auto websites and blogs and there are a lot of folks saying they can't wait to get their hands on a FIAT 500, especially the Abarth. Some of them are excited about having another choice beside the MINI. There's no way to tell until the vehicle makes it here if it will sell well or not. And your forgetting that FIAT makes a whole slew of vehicles larger than the 500 and Alfa's as well (another brand that folks are saying they can't wait to get their hands on). John_K, Chrysler is not that bad at all (not great either). And it's "who will challenge Volkswagon for worst built vehicles?", not Suzuki. In Suzuki's defense I will say that a lot of their US vehicles are rebadeged Korean Daewoo's. Suzuki's own vehicles are rather good.

  • Akear Akear on Mar 20, 2009

    People also said they couldn't wait until they could drive the Saturn Astra. Apparently, those Astra fans never showed up at Saturn dealerships. Maybe, Chrysler could peddle off 30,000 500s a year if they are lucky. Remember, the 500 already cannot be sold in Canada due to some safety regulations. The 500 is simply the wrong car, at the wrong time. A mint-condition used NEON would probably appeal more to Americans than the 500.