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Chrysler News: FCA and PSA are in Merger Talks

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1 hour ago, ccap41 said:

Agreed. I firmly believe this is a big reason prices have jumped so high in the last 15 years or so. They are amortizing the billions of investment over only a handful of years instead of a decade and they need to recoup ASAP because of it.

Yep. Even 10 years ago it wasn't as bad as it is now. In 2009 you could still buy a brand new loaded Silverado LTZ, 6.2L, Leather, Sunroof, 4x4, Crew that was stickered at $50k for $45k, now to get the same with leather it's stickered at $55k+ and with HC trim it's $60k - 68k. It definitely will not sustain at this rate, it's going to place many people out of the market and already has for some. I think all the fullsize truck manf's. know their pricing is ridiculously high and that they also know they are going to slap $10k+ on the hood right off the bat to make it look better to buyers as well as the banks financing them and in the end they're still raking in huge profits. It's all about Sales and like Balth stated it's a Marketing ploy as well. 

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And yet people complain when a perfectly good platform like the LX is still around, being competitive.

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8- 10 years is fine seemed to me like it was the same everything since 2005 and PSAFCA, if that's what they are going to call the new conglomerate, will drop the LX and build the same old 300 on the Giorgio platform like the new Chally and Charger will be on. I'm betting Chrysler will eventually get the axe along with Fiat and Alfa here in the U.S. Seems like PSAFCAXYZ 😜 will need to cut the fat being that all 3 makes pull from the Corp. coffers.

I really don't think we need anymore auto makes in this country, seems to be getting a little out of hand. Do we really want Peugeot back here?! 🙄 

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19 minutes ago, USA-1 said:

8- 10 years is fine seemed to me like it was the same everything since 2005 and PSAFCA, if that's what they are going to call the new conglomerate, will drop the LX and build the same old 300 on the Giorgio platform like the new Chally and Charger will be on. I'm betting Chrysler will eventually get the axe along with Fiat and Alfa here in the U.S. Seems like PSAFCAXYZ 😜 will need to cut the fat being that all 3 makes pull from the Corp. coffers.

I really don't think we need anymore auto makes in this country, seems to be getting a little out of hand. Do we really want Peugeot back here?! 🙄 

Sounds like they don't plan to kill any of the brands. Good news for Dodge and Chrysler I guess. 

 

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13 minutes ago, Drew Dowdell said:

Sounds like they don't plan to kill any of the brands. Good news for Dodge and Chrysler I guess. 

 

I just got done reading the same in an Auto News article. Sounds like Carlos is just trying to keep all the investors happy. No extra immediate shock waves with the merger etc...

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