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#2656277 - 01/20/09 06:36 PM Chrysler to use FIAT Technology.  
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7839542.stm

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Italian carmaker Fiat and US giant Chrysler have agreed to create a global strategic alliance, the companies said in a statement.

Under the terms of the deal, Fiat will get a 35% stake in Chrysler. In return, the US firm will get access to Fiat's fuel-efficient vehicle technologies.


I guess this only shows how far behind the US car industry when it comes to fuel efficient technologies and how desperate it is to catch up.


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#2656280 - 01/20/09 06:38 PM Re: Chrysler to use European Technology. [Re: Desert Eagle]  
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Chrysler used to be owned by a Euro auto maker (Mercedes Benz) so this news doesn't surprise me in any way.


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#2656294 - 01/20/09 06:59 PM Re: Chrysler to use European Technology. [Re: Stormtrooper]  
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Did someone say 2009 Challenger?

#2656302 - 01/20/09 07:12 PM Re: Chrysler to use European Technology. [Re: Duchess]  
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Originally Posted By: joe_stallin
Did someone say 2009 Challenger?




Nope, but I heard someone mention the new, fuel-efficient 2009 Challenger 1.4 turbo diesel wink


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#2656337 - 01/20/09 08:08 PM Re: Chrysler to use European Technology. [Re: semmern]  
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Christ, they're doomed. biggrin

#2656363 - 01/20/09 08:57 PM Re: Chrysler to use European Technology. [Re: U-96]  
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this is interesting because a large chunk of Ford Europe's smaller cars are using FIAT engines (e.g. Fiesta) or being built in FIAT plants (Ka).

wonder how Ford is going to view this ...


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#2656366 - 01/20/09 09:01 PM Re: Chrysler to use FIAT Technology. [Re: Desert Eagle]  
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Originally Posted By: Desert Eagle
I guess this only shows how far behind the US car industry when it comes to fuel efficient technologies and how desperate it is to catch up.


I heard the Portuguese car industry was a close second biggrin

#2656368 - 01/20/09 09:02 PM Re: Chrysler to use FIAT Technology. [Re: Stormtrooper]  
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Originally Posted By: Stormtrooper
Originally Posted By: Desert Eagle
I guess this only shows how far behind the US car industry when it comes to fuel efficient technologies and how desperate it is to catch up.


I heard the Portuguese car industry was a close second biggrin


They have one?


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#2656369 - 01/20/09 09:03 PM Re: Chrysler to use FIAT Technology. [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Not that i know of....and that's my point wink

#2656375 - 01/20/09 09:09 PM Re: Chrysler to use FIAT Technology. [Re: Stormtrooper]  
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Originally Posted By: Stormtrooper
Not that i know of....and that's my point wink


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#2656400 - 01/20/09 09:57 PM Re: Chrysler to use FIAT Technology. [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I can see the advantage. Now it's a race to see if the transmission blows up before the car rusts to the ground.

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#2656793 - 01/21/09 01:10 PM Re: Chrysler to use FIAT Technology. [Re: Clydewinder]  
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Fiat is not the backwards crappy car company everyone in north america thinks it is.

Fiat has been producing some pretty nice vehicles especially in the last decade.

#2656847 - 01/21/09 02:39 PM Re: Chrysler to use FIAT Technology. [Re: VF9_Longbow]  
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Longbow: we know, we're just having a bit of fun. Most people's memory of Fiat in the states are the rusty econoboxes from the late 70's.


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#2657456 - 01/22/09 04:59 AM Re: Chrysler to use FIAT Technology. [Re: Clydewinder]  
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It's sad that of the big three, I've always considered the Chrysler products to be the best of the lot.

Fiats in the US were crap.


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