Yo Chrysler! Readers have a few suggestions

Boy, do our comment posters have advice for Chrysler. Whatever the story topic on our Web site the past 24 hours, our writers want to send Chrysler a message.

Inevitably some comments were scathing. In this industry, when so many jobs have been lost to cutbacks and enforced downsizing, that’s only natural. Lots of people are angry with Chrysler, or mad at the Detroit 3 and the U.S. auto industry in general.

322306 thinks the only thing that can save Chrysler is “new money and a new name and new management.”

And some resort to sarcasm. One writer, for example, suggests Chrysler quickly obtain a China-built minicar so the certain demise can be blamed on someone else. 182729 says “Merge with ExxonMobil or BP.” That way, Chrysler can get “plenty of cash to cover the time to realign its product line.”

dpdiddy expresses disgust that Chrysler executives are considering selling the Viper, but ultimately endorses the move, adding “They can get a quick cash infusion and refocus their efforts on the Challenger platform as the new halo badge.”

But there are helpful suggestions as well.

Sam cites a Ford program that got an unexpected government subsidy, encouraging Chrysler to explore that.

But another writer is simply direct: “Forget about gadgets and simply manufacture better cars.”

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