Quote of the Day: "At This Time, We Cannot Give Exact Timing in Regards to the Start of Production at Our Other Manufacturing Facilities"

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago

As a shareholder in New New Chrysler, I’m not happy to hear that Fiat doesn’t have firm idea when Chrysler will resume production. On the other hand, the whole Chrysler food chain is broken, from factories that have no reason to exist to dealers who’ve been terminated with extreme prejudice, and all the suppliers in between. But here’s the kicker. This quote arrives accompanied by the glad tidings that the Conner Avenue plant is back on-line! Our Best and Brightest will know that this is the factory that makes the Dodge Viper, the over-powered death car that Chrysler wanted to sell to some poor sucker as a discreet business. But couldn’t. More indignity? Automotive News [sub]: “On May 15, Chrysler received a $5.5 million offer from Devon Motor Works to buy the Viper operation, with no assumption of liabilities, and to lease the plant for one year. Devon Motors was founded by Scott Devon, CEO of Cole’s Quality Foods Inc., of Grand Rapids, Mich., a maker of frozen garlic bread and toast, a receptionist at Cole’s said at the time.” Well, she should know.

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  • Rix Rix on Jun 16, 2009

    The grammarian is here. The Viper is anything but "discreet." Perhaps you meant "Discrete?"

  • Commando1 Commando1 on Jun 16, 2009

    They're waiting for Nate Altman and Leo Neuman to buy everthing up and come out with the Viper II.

  • Tdoyle Tdoyle on Jun 16, 2009

    The funny thing is that I don't think anybody really cares about Chrysler, to be honest.

  • Windswords Windswords on Jun 16, 2009

    "over-powered death car". Really? Has Consumer Reports tried to roll over one? Has NBC tried to blow up the gas tank with a solid fuel rocket? Are the clutch and brake pedals too close together like an Audi 5000? Please elaborate. Actually this makes sense to start with the Viper plant when you think about it. One, the car is profitable, and two, since it is a pretty small operation, it would be the easiest to restart, and three, if they still want to sell it, it will be easier to sell an ongoing brand rather than one that has been closed down, even if it's temporary.