February 17, 2010

“Does Chrysler have a future?” Thanks for your many comments!

Since I wrote my article on the future of Chrysler, we have received dozens of interesting comments. Some were harsh, some were funny, others were insightful. One such comment was from the President of the Chrysler Owners Club in Queensland Australia. Graham had some interesting observations.

There was another response about the excessive dealer markups on the new Challenger, some as high as $15,000. Ford had a similar problem with the retro T-bird which kept sales low and ultimately caused an early demise of another interesting car. The new Challenger is a well done retro. Let’s hope and pray that production and sales continue. A convertible would sure be nice.


I hope the many visitors enjoyed the postings and of course you are welcome and encouraged to make further comments. Thanks for your participation.

In the weeks ahead I am planning posts on GM and Pontiac plus an article and photo gallery about Howard “Dutch” Darrin and his Henry J based sports car. I hope you come back again.

6 Comments 6 Responses to ““Does Chrysler have a future?” Thanks for your many comments!”
  1. The way I see it, as a member of the Chrysler Family, I see good times ahead for Mopar, thanks to Fiat…I’m already puting down cash for a Dodge Challenger and sending a Christmas card to the new CEO… Chrysler’s future is so bright now, You gotta wear shades!


    Logan Chrysler on October 6th, 2010 at 6:22 pm
  2. They may survive if they address the quality issues. The Grand Cherokee I owned was easily the worst car I have owned in 30 years.

    But their cars have great style. I wish Chevrolet was as successful updating the Camaro as Chrysler was with the Challenger, which looks fabulous.

    Chula on February 11th, 2011 at 7:59 am
  3. I once bought a new 1969 Dodge. It was not only the worst quality car I’ve ever owned, it was possibly the worst mechanical device ever assembled by human beings. Needless to say, if I would have had any say-so, Chrysler would not only have never been rescued the first time, but anyone who had worked for them would have been banned from any association with moving objects.

    Bill Trevena on March 6th, 2011 at 12:47 pm
  4. I come from a long line of Chrysler products. My dad was a die hard mopar fan so we watched and rooted for Richard Petty. Chrysler fell out of favor when he bought a 1978 Chrysler Lebaron loaded. It was a complete piece of junk so my Dad went to chevy. I grew up lusting after the cars my older cousins had challengers, cudas, and dusters. My first car was a birth control 72 4door Dart. It was bullet proof tough until a drunk without insurance totaled it. I’m now the proud owner of a 2010 Challenger R/T. I hope it holds up and gives me many years of pleasure. Dodge did it right. By the way my wife was dead set on getting a camaro until we test drove the Challenger.

    Paul Thomas on November 30th, 2011 at 8:32 pm
  5. I have complete addoration for the 1972 Plymouth Fury , also known as the car that had over 1,207,000 miles on it . If Chrysler had no problem building that car , why do they kill Plymouth all together ? Plymouth had one thing going for them – durability ! ! That car was given the royal treatment as to being a taxi , and was maintained as one of the best cars I have ever had to work on – CHEERS UP TO PLYMOUTH FOR THE FURY ! !

    Michael on December 25th, 2011 at 4:18 pm
  6. Dodge has been y=getting a bad rap for quaiity for years. I have owned 10 Mopars over the years and did not have a complaint. My first new car was a 1966 Dodge Charger, 383, 4speed, at a cost of $600 less than the Mustangs. Comparing the 2 cars, the Dodge has a better interior and it was a much higher quality and appearance of the cheapy Maverick upholstery, The Dodge looked mean but quality. The mustang looked like a big shoe. Very little room and very uncomfortable. The Charger seats were great looking, attractive and comfortable. I put hundred fifteen K over 7years with no,none, absolutely nothing spent on repairs. The .290 rear end was a little slower off the line than the chevies, but soon honked for a passing lane because none could attain the speed of the Charger once it got up to 40. Of the many cars I have owned, the only one I really miss.

    George on November 1st, 2014 at 11:14 pm

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