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Old 04 Jun 2018, 03:57 pm
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Mercedes wanted to kill Chrysler and never did. But now we have Fiat wanting to do the very same. A company from another country trying to kill an American icon.
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Old 04 Jun 2018, 04:40 pm
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In my area, there are several salvage yards that allow the customers to go into the yards (some free, some charge a nominal $1 fee) and you can browse all the vehicles at your leisure for the parts. But in these yards, I've also seen all kinds of damage caused to otherwise perfectly good parts, by someone before me ripping them out to get to the one part that they needed. That's sad that others may not care what others may be interested in, just as long as they get their part.

Then there are several yards that do not allow any customers into their yards. At these, you have to tell them what you want and they will go pull it for a fee. I suspect they do this do to all the damage that many customers may have caused in removing parts to get to the $0.50 clip for a panel, or whatever. These yards most likely have vehicles that are still in the best condition and still with all their original parts, but sadly, nobody will get into the yard to see what's still on them.
The pick-n-pulls around here have two lots. One with "just in" or more valuable cars. The public cannot go on those lots. After a few weeks they move most of them to the main lot where the rest of us rabble can jump on them. I don't think PTs ever get to the spending lot.

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I recall a few members on this very forum suggesting if someone wanted to know how to get to or take something apart on a PT to go to a Pick-N-pull or U-Pull-It yard and try it there before their own PT
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Old 05 Jul 2018, 03:38 pm
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Default Rumor: Hyundai Is Planning A Takeover Of Fiat Chrysler

Rumor: Hyundai Is Planning A Takeover Of Fiat Chrysler
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Old 21 Jul 2018, 03:44 pm
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Just heard this news on the radio on a car talk show:

FCA paints grim picture of Marchionne's health

Sergio Marchionne has not been seen in public since a June 26 appearance in Rome.

Mike Manley, head of Jeep and Ram, replaces ailing Marchionne as FCA CEO.

Fiat Chrysler revealed no specific details about Sergio Marchionne's health Saturday when its board abruptly replaced him as CEO, but comments by the company and its chairman suggest that the 66-year-old has become gravely ill weeks after undergoing shoulder surgery.

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Old 21 Jul 2018, 04:05 pm
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Very sad. I hope he pulls through okay.

Recently at our local very large FCA dealership, they had almost no new Chrysler 300's nor Dodge Chargers. Where they normally sit was filled with large Alfa Romeo sedans. My sweetie and I are pretty worried that FCA is planning to discontinue the American 4-door icon models in favor of these ugly Alfa Romeos. I really hope not.
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Old 23 Oct 2018, 08:52 am
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"Fiat Chrysler is selling its auto parts business for $7 billion

"Fiat Chrysler's new CEO has struck a deal to sell the company's auto parts business for more than $7 billion.

The carmaker announced Monday that its Magneti Marelli division is being bought by Japan's Calsonic Kansei for 6.2 billion ($7.2 billion) in a deal that will create one of the world's largest auto parts suppliers.

Fiat Chrysler (FCA) CEO Mike Manley, who took over in July following the death of Sergio Marchionne, said the automaker looked at "a range of options" for Magneti Marelli before deciding to sell it to the Japanese company, which is owned by private equity firm KKR."

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Old 08 Dec 2018, 05:58 pm
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I was just thinking about how the GM cutbacks might afford the other automakers an opportunity!

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