I post a lot from Ford because they give in my opinion a lot to talk or post about. But let’s not rule GM and Chrysler out all together. Especially GM, Yes these days it is Government motors to some but they are coming on-line with some great automobiles now. Especially there Midsize compact and mini car segment products.
What I like about Gm now is there Chevy market. That seems to be making the best inroads for them. But Cadillac is really setting the mark I think against the traditional trend setting foreign Luxury car offerings. The appeal is bringing the younger crowd back to a once must own car when you are making it good in the world. The styling cues are great and the toys are getting nicer and more unique. Best of all Cadillac is like no other in the GM production fleet. Then of course there is Buick which is till not your daddy’s Buick anymore. Fast becoming another rebirth car for the family that is making it good and the upper middle class if they still exist fun car and business car to drive. Purely a driver’s choice there. I kind of lean towards the new regals myself although I do like the Lucerne.
Now comes Chrysler, owed by Fiat partially who helped them recover from government ownership, but still struggling to find its way back to being what I would consider a real player. for years in my mind I have seen them relying on fad sales and nostalgia to keep going. Dodge as a brand has lost its uniqueness and is really relying on the old names and styling of great Mopar vehicles of the past. Ram truck well is increasing in popularity but is still the baby with few choices to compete in the truck market. choices across the entire Chrysler/Dodge line are small and all are on reviving nameplates of styles and cars long gone. It does seem however to be working to a point. Though they still have to go a long way with the public to become a real contender. They need to do real down to earth I think campaigning on how much the quality and the company have improved and changes made to be around for another hundred years.
Then of course Chrysler’s saving grace is Jeep. They are in a world and market all their own for sure. Everything use to be compared to the Jeep, that was 4×4 not anymore. They need that back, they need the Jamborees talked about more and more uploads from these events showing they still make the real 4×4 jeep. I remember a time when all 4×4’s no matter who sold them always called them jeeps because of the original having such a hold on the market. With all the different models now available through jeep they need to reassert the Name plate as the one everyone else lives up to when they say they have a SUV.
So Bottom line is America still has a long way to go to get americans believing again that only car or truck to buy in America is american. Not the guys who are owned by company’s outside of america and pay their way in to build here and race here. They want us to believe because they now build certain things here they are “american” I don’t think that is right. Come on So called Big 3 prove it. You guys should be outselling all other manufacturers here in the USA why aren’t you?