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Thread #149017   Message #3465767
Posted By: Bee-dubya-ell
13-Jan-13 - 10:19 PM
Thread Name: BS: Were Jeeps German cars?
Subject: RE: BS: Were Jeeps German cars?
The idea that some of Daimler's engineering excellence would rub off on Chrysler was touted as being one of the big advantages of the merger. But I don't think it really panned out. There's only so much that goes into a $60,000 car that can be applied to a $20,000 car and still have it be a $20,000 car. The engineers who design and build Jeep Liberties may have a thorough understanding of how Mercedes G-Class SUVs are built, but that knowledge doesn't do them much good if their job is to build Jeeps that sell for Jeep prices, not Mercedes prices.