Chrysler slips below Honda in US sales, extends plant shutdown, starts work on autobituary

Chrysler is dying. Honda now has a 200,000 car lead to take over as the 4th largest US automaker. This means that the "Big 3" are now "Three of the top Five" with Chrysler quickly slipping into the rearview mirror of the leaders, and under assault from Hyundai and Nissan.

They also announced they would be extending their holiday shutdown, due the oversupply of cars.

They have also formally apologized for the PT Crusier, Dodge Nitro, Chrysler Aspen, Dodge Caliber, Dodge Dakota, Jeep Compass/Patriot, Dodge Avenger, 2nd generation Dodge Durango (have you had your fugly today?), Dodge Journey, Chrysler Crossfire and Chrysler Sebring. Sebring... *shudder*

Ok, the apology is a lie, but as I was thinking about all the terrible cars Chrysler currently (or very very recently) makes, I realized I included, well, pretty much every car Chrysler makes. Exceptions are as follows: 300c, Challenger, Charger, Ram, Viper, Grand Cherokee, Liberty, Patriot, Wrangler, and amazingly the best car that Chrysler makes: The Dodge Caravan.

By best, I mean "best in its category" not whether I would want to own one. So basically, Chrysler has Jeep, a decent truck, an aging sedan and a decent muscle car, and its one class leader is in a dying class (minivans.) Yikes. Why again did Fiat buy this colander-ship?

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