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#161 of 161 What Should Ford, GM, and Chrysler Do Now Post Bankruptcy!
Feb 14, 2010 (8:26 pm)
its been awhile since anyone has posted here and a lot has happen to the American auto companies since a year ago, namely, the chapter 11 bankruptcy of GM and Chrysler and the increased market share and resale value of Ford!
Personally, of the big 3, I don't know if Chrysler is going to make it in the long run; they seem to still be struggling terribly even since bankruptcy so I can't really think of what else they can do except streamline down the Dodge line to maybe 3-4 models and make it the distinctive sport division of Chrysler, similar to Scion for Toyota and I think they really need to completely scrap and start from scratch on all current Chrysler models, inside and outside
so what do you think Ford, GM, and Chrysler need to do to continue changing their companies for the better?? do you think Chrysler is even going to make it at all??
the changes and positive sales profit coming out of GM since bankruptcy puts them in the middle of the big three in regards to improvement and I think most of their restructuring changes were good; getting rid of Saab and Saturn was smart; personally, I think they would have been better to get rid of Buick, because they already have a great luxury line in Cadillac, and kept Pontiac, and slimmed down the Pontiac line to 3-4 distinctive sporty models, different from chevy and make it the sports division of GM; GMC line could lose 1 or 2 models and Chevy needs to get their butt moving and revamp busted up boring old models, namely the Impala, among other ones to match newer fresher models like the Malibu, Equinox, and Camaro!
Ford has impressed me the most, mostly because they took very little amount of loans, compared to GM and Chrysler, and didn't have to declare bankruptcy!! in the last year, their market share has increased and their resale value rose at the end of last year for the first time in awhile so that was positive signs for them; I think what they need to still do is, either get rid of Mercury or, if they are going to keep it, make it a entirely unique division of its own with distinctive styling, perhaps a sport division, and not make it cheap copies/platforms of Ford models with just different grills/headlamps/taillights!; also, Ford needs to get their butt moving a start to revamp Lincoln because right now, Cadillac is kicking their butt, and right now Lincoln's line is bland and boring; Lincoln would probably be the last luxury line I would even consider at this point, so much work to be done there!
so what do you guys/girls think GM, Ford, and Chrysler need to do to continue to change their companies for the better and do you even think Chrysler is going to make it at all??