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Chrysler Says: Thanks For Investing In Us

Again, we hate to pick on our highly worthy advertisers, but this currently running ad from Chrysler caught our eye:

Thank You for Investing in Chrysler – America’s Car Company

Chrysler is committed to:

  • Providing cars and trucks you want to buy, enjoy driving, and will want to buy again.
  • Delivering products with the best quality and value in our Company’s history.
  • Improving fuel economy to support America’s energy security and environmental sustainability.

The United States is home to 74% of our employees and over 3300 dealers in communities across this country. Of every dollar we spend, 78% is spent here at home. On behalf of the 1 million people who depend on Chrysler for their livelihoods, thank you for investing in Chrysler, and America.

Bob Nardelli
Chairman and CEO , Chrysler LLC

Ironically enough, while they claim to be providing cars and trucks that we want to buy and enjoy driving, their website is busily hawking electric cars and hybrids.

Perhaps they are just parroting what they think Congress wants them to say.

But they should remember exactly whose money it is that is bailing them out. And who will be buying their cars, if anyone.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, December 24th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

7 Responses to “Chrysler Says: Thanks For Investing In Us”

  1. Liberals Demise says:

    FROM: Out of work taxpayer
    P.S. Thank the yahoos in DC for your “Golden Parachutes”

  2. sheehanjihad says:

    Where’s my free mortgage? Honest Obe!

  3. BillK says:

    “Thanks for Investing in Us.”

    Next the IRS will be running an ad saying “thanks for paying your taxes.”

    We had no choice.

    We urged Congress not to.

    We begged the President not to.

    Polls, normally what the MSM lives and dies by showed a super majority of the public didn’t want to.

    But our idiot of a President believes a “bankruptcy” that does none of the things an actual Chapter 11 bankruptcy would is the way to go.

    Even worse is the fact that in Chrysler, we’ve bailed out a private investment group. Not stockholders but in essence a bunch of idiots who bought Chrysler thinking they could make money that way.

    Even more insulting for anyone who has had investments is Chrysler’s CEO is Bob Nardelli who’s driven Chrysler into the ground the same way he did Home Depot.

    But hey, how about you “thank” us by producing vehicles that don’t have to spend at least one day a month in the shop for their entire warranty period? (I’ve got the work orders to prove it.)

  4. 12 Gauge Rage says:

    Wasn’t Chrysler bailed out before? In the late seventies or something. Apparently they’ve learned nothing but to repeat their mistakes.

  5. Chinnubie says:

    BK you are right on the money they build the worst vehicles in the industry next to the Ford Pinto! I wouldn’t buy a Chrysler product if someone was holding a gun to my head. I know some friends & family members that have purchased Chrysler Vehicles and they have had nothing but problem after problem. We have a car guy on the radio here who claims they put very very cheap parts into their vehicles which is why the constant breakdowns. My moms Neon only had 30,000 miles on it when she had to have a head gasket put on it and the dealer didn’t want to honor the mileage warranty because the car was older than 5 years!! They are junk, they produce junk, they sell junk, if you buy a Chrysler you will get JUNK!!!!!!!!

  6. bobbys says:

    All we own are jeeps and Dodges, However MaCain gave up on Michigan and the unions voted all democrat, And i owe them my next truck?????.. Sorry i have a bad taste in my mouth..PS in case anyone from Chrysler is reading this, You cant put plastic parts in a heater hose to save a nickel, The plastic melts or cracks from the heat , I have to put a new heat sensor in the jeep every year..

  7. BillK says:

    What do you know, we’re not the only ones!

    From Fox News:

    Chrysler Faces Criticism for Full-Page ‘Thank You’ Ads

    Taxpayers and conservative groups are questioning why Chrysler spent the money to take out a series of full-page newspaper ads thanking Americans for the auto industry bailout.

    By Judson Berger

    Chrysler is facing a backlash from taxpayers and conservative groups after the ailing auto company took out a series of full-page newspaper ads last week to thank Americans for “investing” in the company through the government’s $17.4 billion auto industry bailout plan.

    Critics say the company, which is expected to receive about $4 billion of that bailout money in the near term, should not be spending its already limited resources on pricey advertisements.

    “It’s quite ridiculous to be spending that kind of money,” said Princella Smith, national spokeswoman for American Solutions, an organization headed by former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich. “Those ads are just a precise example of the fact that they do not get it … and it’s just in our faces.”

    The ads ran last week in several major daily newspapers, including USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Since USA Today and The Wall Street Journal are two of the highest-circulation newspapers in the country, full-page ad rates are steep. A full-page ad in The Wall Street Journal runs between $206,000 and $264,000, and a full-page ad in USA Today runs between $112,000 and $217,000.

    Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, said in a written statement to FOXNews.com that Chrysler should give back the money.

    “Years ago there was a robber who was really polite. He said please and thank you while he was robbing people. At the end of the day, people had their money stolen. Saying thank you doesn’t make it OK. They should give the money back,” Norquist said.

    Chrysler’s ad, which is also posted on the company’s Web site, pledges to produce cars and trucks that are attractive to consumers and improve their fuel economy.

    “On behalf of the 1 million people who depend on Chrysler for their livelihoods, thank you for investing in Chrysler, and America,” says the statement, signed by CEO Bob Nardelli.

    A representative for Chrysler could not be reached for comment. …


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