BIF wrote:Well, the Paul Harvey narration was inspiring. The images of farmers was inspiring.
Dodge however, not so much.
clone wrote:Consumer reports 2nd place 2009, best buy 2010, 1st & 2nd place ranking across the world 2011, 2012, recommended buy for both, truck of the year 2013, best fuel mileage, best suspension, best interior for 2013.... good golly what's wrong with the Dodge Ram?
jss21382 wrote:Working on Dodges all day long I can tell you, the trucks pretty much don't break, even the recalls are for things that we don't see failing, but have failed on rare occasions. Compare that to Dodge of old that had countless issues and almost no recalls or extended warranties offered after the 3/36 base warranty. The bankruptcy and being sold to Fiat are probably the best things that've happened to Dodge in decades. Since then it's been a whole new attitude, they revived training for employees, demanded better product, and as they've said over-invested in the US market to turn the company around...and as a result, US operations are the only profitable part of Fiat currently.
Captain Ned wrote:Nope, it was a Fiat 127. Growing up we were a Fiat family and over the years had an 850, a 124 and a 131 Mirafiori. The 124 was the basis for Lada and Polski Fiat so we used to get cheaper parts for those. Those Fiats were rusty and unreliable, but they sure knew how to make an exhaust sound sweet.After all, the Yugo was a Fiat 131 built by Communists.
clone wrote:after Chrysler was sold to FIAT for the price of a 1.4 liter engine FIAT came in and did 2 things very right, they've loosened the purse strings allowing the engineers to build the cars they wanted to and drastically improved in-system / corporate communication by pushing WCM adoption.Since Mercedes ran the business into the ground, Fiat's management has appeared extremely generous by comparison.
Dart is the 1st real FIAT product but it's sales have been hurt by $15,300 Dodge Avengers and 200's.... kinda hard to sell a Dart for $20,000 with more practical better equipped mid size sedans selling for less, to be honest I'm not sure why anyone is buying anything else in that price range.