Ah, if you listen very closely, you can hear the American auto makers General Motors and Chrysler in particular, going down the drain.
But, never fear for Chrysler!
The Car Czar-In-Chief, aka President Obama, has a solution to the problems that ail Chrysler in asking the Italian car maker, Fiat, to buy the beleaguered Chrysler.
Now one may remember that Fiat did have a run in the United States. And, well, it was not all that good of a run.
I remember that there were Fiats sold in the United States when I was growing up in the 70s. But by the time I got to high school, Fiat went out of the American market.
It is perplexing that somehow Car Czar-In-Chief Obama would know better than the free market. But since he has no faith in the free market, well I will show you what a future Chrysler car may look like courtesy of the Fiat United Kingdom website.
Beside the fact that it looks not all that different from the well known Toyota Yaris, it also looks like a poor man's Volkswagen Bug. Not exactly all that original design.
To the right is the 600 Sceiento. Oh yes, I am certain that that American car buyer is yearning for this model. I just can not imagine how Fiat did not crack the American market the first time.
But this, the Qubo is the most special of all. Look at the hideousness of this, I assume mini van! It is as gross as gross can be.
Imagine the Chrysler name on any of these products?!
It is a travesty that it has come to this for one of the great American auto makers.
Sure, Chrysler is in trouble. But is it a solution to partner it with a foreign auto company that could not make it in this market in the 70s? Is there not another, more well known and profitable company other than Fiat that Chrysler can become part of?
But, this is what happens when these car makers went hat-in-hand to the federal government begging for cash rather than-and that is for another post-declaring Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and have the chance to reorganize on their own terms with the help of a bankruptcy court.
Now, imagine all of these crap cars on the great highways of the United States? What an awful thought. But, one that appears on the way if the Car Czar-In-Chief has his way.