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Most of my life, I’ve owned either GM or Ford vehicles. There were a couple of years when I owned a Honda Civic – lame little thing that could literally not hit 50 going downhill with a tailwind – but it was a four-on-the-floor, and that’s what counted.

Seeing, though, as they were  all Fords or GMs, I had hoped one day to own a Dodge or Chrysler, just to see what the big deal was about them.

Sadly, however, that now won’t happen – because, just like GM, Chrysler has climbed into bed with the Ayatollah Obambi.

President Barack Obama announced Thursday that Chrysler would head into bankruptcy with the aid of up to another $8 billion in taxpayer money, a last-resort attempt to quickly restructure the struggling giant.

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As part of the deal, Chrysler is signing a partnership with the Italian company Fiat. The government will be an investor in the revamped Chrysler and will help choose its new directors, but the Obama administration does not plan to help manage the company.

Oh, sure.  Suuuuuuuuuuuuure it doesn’t.  Like ol’ Jugears McHopenchange would pick directors from a list, say, of Tea Partiers.

Pull the other one, Soetero.

Bankruptcy doesn’t mean the nation’s No. 3 automaker will shut down. A Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing would allow a judge to decide how much the company’s creditors would get while the company continues to operate. The goal is for the whole process to happen quickly, Obama said, perhaps within a couple months.

Perhaps not – but if the American people wake up and smell the coffee on this one, they’ll run so far, so fast away from Chrysler that Iacocca’s old company won’t have any choice but to liquidate.

Unless, of course, the United Auto Workers mob union which is gonna wind up owning the company after all this has some sort of “incentive” plan to compel us to buy their P’sOS.  Kneecapping, perhaps – “buy ourse carses or else Luigi’s gonna come see youse”.

An offer we can’t refuse, indeed.

Shame.  I was looking forward to test-driving a new Charger.



4 Comments to “Add Chrysler to the list of avoid-at-all-cost companies”


  1. Alan K. Henderson — May 1, 2009 @ 12:01 am

    It could be worse: the Feds and the UAW could be plotting the fate they have in mind for General Motors.

  2. David Hartung — May 1, 2009 @ 9:03 am

    For the past few years, I have owned a Dodge 4X4. The old girl is a 98 and has over 360,000 miles on the original engine. I like this truck, and was contemplating replacing it with another. Not now. Should my next vehicle be a new one, it will be anything but a Chrysler or GM. If I wish to stay with an American built product, that limits me to Ford, unless the Toyota full size pickup is built in the USA.

    Of course the whole thing could be a moot point. What I make now will likely limit me to the used, very used, car market.

  3. HDD — May 1, 2009 @ 4:34 pm

    David,

    Just about any Japanese car sold in the US is more American built than the American cars. If you’re *really* bound and determined to buy an American built vehicle, buy a Honda Civic. They’re almost 80% built in the US, which is about double the percentage of any of the ‘American’ companies.

  4. David Hartung — May 3, 2009 @ 8:47 pm

    “Just about any Japanese car sold in the US is more American built than the American cars.”

    Very interesting.



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