Chrysler to build plant in Mexico...

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hopefully my company can get i on this new business in mexico...i only buy domestic cars assembled here like G5 and ford focus...i know we make at least 4 big seals that go in focus auto transmission
 
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Originally Posted By: defektes
another company that should have been bankrupt by now.
agreed. Chrysler should have been dead a while ago. Mitsu was their only savior.
 
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Misubishi? Wow, that's an OLD relationship. Savior? What planet are you living on? All these American dinosaurs should have been allowed to go bankrupt. Then we would be teeming with smaller more innovative companies about now. The government running car companies may be the all time worst example of how socialism works!
 
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Misubishi? Wow, that's an OLD relationship. Savior? What planet are you living on? All these American dinosaurs should have been allowed to go bankrupt. Then we would be teeming with smaller more innovative companies about now. The government running car companies may be the all time worst example of how socialism works!
No we would be teeming with 2 fewer giant companies while the other ones in the market become more giant. I'm frankly amazed Tesla has managed to hang on long enough to make an IPO. There isn't room in the market for s traditional auto start up.
 
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Toyota YAris is made in Japan, so your point is???? Both small cars imported to American Market, with I bet the 500 having more US content LOL
Originally Posted By: PT1
MEXICO CITY – Chrysler Group LLC says it will invest $550 million to build the Fiat 500 minicar at its assembly plant near Mexico City. Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne says the new work at its Toluca plant will create 400 jobs. He said Monday the company will begin making the model in December for U.S. and Latin American markets. Mexican President Felipe Calderon says Chrysler will produce between 100,000 and 130,000 vehicles at the plant, creating about 1,200 indirect jobs. Chrysler says the Mexican government has provided a $400 million incentive package for the project, the majority of it as loans. Chrysler, controlled by Italian automaker Fiat Group SpA, already employs 2,000 workers to manufacture the PT Cruiser sedan and the Dodge Journey at the factory. The automaker also has a truck assembly plant in the northern Mexico city of Saltillo. Nice to see our cash at work.... smirk
 
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Originally Posted By: defektes
another company that should have been bankrupt by now.
agreed. Chrysler should have been dead a while ago. Mitsu was their only savior.
Mitsu a savior? WOW! duh
 
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Originally Posted By: defektes
another company that should have been bankrupt by now.
agreed. Chrysler should have been dead a while ago. Mitsu was their only savior.
Mitsubishi helped kill Chrysler. Their awful trannies and valve stem seal failing engines were the bane of chrysler's existence. You would have to pay me to own a mitsubishi. I wouldn't part with a penny for one of them.
 
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The Fiat 500 will be built at the same plant as the PT Cruizer is currently built at. the 500 is sweet! I drove one - the interior is very cool - and the built quality is very high - at least on the ones from Italy. The Ford Fusion is also made in Mexico. so are numerous cars from Nissan (Versa, Sentra) the Focus is made in Michigan.
The fusion, Sentra, RAM are prime examples of this.
keep in mind the lion shares of the ram are built in warren michigan.
 

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Originally Posted By: VNTS
Toyota YAris is made in Japan, so your point is????
My point is that Toyota did not build the Yaris plant with $550MM (that's million) US tax dollars. Hellooooooo! crzy
 

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Really, it makes me want to puke to think about the Chrysler sale to Daimler that totally wrecked the product line and quality of the vehicles which in turn pushed me to buying GM garbage which in turn moved me forward ( LOL ) to Toyota. If they would have just left Chrysler alone I would still be driving them...no problem. I had 5 in a row that were absolutely perfect..the wife & kids even mowed down a 14 point buck with a Durango and it didn't even stall out and she drove it to the body shop. Now look at this mess.
 
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Really, it makes me want to puke to think about the Chrysler sale to Daimler that totally wrecked the product line and quality of the vehicles which in turn pushed me to buying GM garbage which in turn moved me forward ( LOL ) to Toyota. If they would have just left Chrysler alone I would still be driving them...no problem. I had 5 in a row that were absolutely perfect..the wife & kids even mowed down a 14 point buck with a Durango and it didn't even stall out and she drove it to the body shop. Now look at this mess.
DaimlerBenz completely screwed Chrysler over. Buy, gut, sell business tactics.
 
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They dont need too, they get their kickbacks from their own goverment subsidies, ask Jim Press about the millions poured into Toyota by the Japanese goverment to develop hybrids :) or all the other subsidies. Or the corporate welfare where the US Taxpayer got to subsidize Prius's because they were Hybrids to the tune of 3600$/car for the first 60,000 of em made????? 220 million to gready Toyota. I dont want my tax money wasted on imported vehichles? Hey they, Toy anounded yet another recall today, what another 400K units to fix? You must be proud of the mother company.
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Originally Posted By: VNTS
Toyota YAris is made in Japan, so your point is????
My point is that Toyota did not build the Yaris plant with $550MM (that's million) US tax dollars. Hellooooooo! crzy
 
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Originally Posted By: PT1
I had 5 in a row that were absolutely perfect..the wife & kids even mowed down a 14 point buck with a Durango and it didn't even stall out and she drove it to the body shop. Now look at this mess.
Oh so you're the guy who bought the last five good Chryslers produced over the past couple decades! I had been wondering if there were even that many....
 
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I'm sure FIAT and the Italians know it all and can save Chrysler from the dumb, lazy Americans just like Mercedes did.
It's the Germans that effed the company up and over.
 
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Building the 500 in Mexico is fine, will be a good source for South America. But why not also build them here for the North American market, someplace like Kenosha or something. I really might be wrong, but I think the little 500's will sell like hot cakes when they arrive. Kind of like the beetle did when it hit North America.
 
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Originally Posted By: Johnny
Building the 500 in Mexico is fine, will be a good source for South America. But why not also build them here for the North American market, someplace like Kenosha or something. I really might be wrong, but I think the little 500's will sell like hot cakes when they arrive. Kind of like the beetle did when it hit North America.
Mexico is part of North America.
 
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Originally Posted By: Johnny
But why not also build them here for the North American market, someplace like Kenosha or something.
Is that plant still there? I thought it was torn down some years ago. You might be thinking of Belvedere. Heck Belvedere could probably absorb another car line with no trouble. All they make there is, what, the Caliber and Patriot I believe?
 
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Originally Posted By: rshaw125
Chrysler should have gone through a proper bankruptcy. If they had they may well have been able to build a plant in a right to work state.
Correct you are.
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Originally Posted By: Johnny
Building the 500 in Mexico is fine, will be a good source for South America. But why not also build them here for the North American market, someplace like Kenosha or something. I really might be wrong, but I think the little 500's will sell like hot cakes when they arrive. Kind of like the beetle did when it hit North America.
Mexico is part of North America.
duh
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Originally Posted By: Johnny
But why not also build them here for the North American market, someplace like Kenosha or something.
Is that plant still there? I thought it was torn down some years ago. You might be thinking of Belvedere. Heck Belvedere could probably absorb another car line with no trouble. All they make there is, what, the Caliber and Patriot I believe?
I'm batting a thousand. You're right, I was thinking of the Belvedere plant.
 

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Originally Posted By: VNTS
Or the corporate welfare where the US Taxpayer got to subsidize Prius's because they were Hybrids to the tune of 3600$/car for the first 60,000 of em made????? 220 million to gready Toyota. I dont want my tax money wasted on imported vehichles?
What your saying just is not true. The tax credit for hybrid vehicles did not go solely to Toyota...it actually was an incentive for the consumer much like the one for the Chevy Volt or electric golf carts that get the same thing. So your logic here is totally flawed. You really need to search out the facts on this issue. The whole point of this post is about money being spent to create jobs in Mexico. Not a hybrid vehicle tax credit.
 
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