It is understandable that dealership salespeople will want to tell consumers about the Mercedes components in the Chrysler Crossfire, Chrysler 300 and Dodge Magnum. After all, Mercedes has a quality image that might rub off on Dodges and Chryslers.
DaimlerChrysler executives shouldn't be upset. The boasting is unlikely to tarnish the Mercedes image, and component sharing is proof of synergy between Auburn Hills and Stuttgart.
And in case lawyers decide to sue - the way they did in the 1970s when customers learned that their Oldsmobiles had Chevrolet engines - the bragging is proof of full disclosure.