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This was in printed form, so no weblink. I recall reading a story on Automobile Magazine many years ago that Mitsubishi, which seems like had no interest in making cars as all they let their products get old with no replacement. It was like the company did not want to invest (millions) in development. The story was, Mitsubishi was saving it's cash to make a run at Honda. It was a high stake gamble.
That didn't work, and Mitsubishi suffered, and that let to Nissan-Renault taking over Mitsubishi.
Everyone got a partner now, accept Honda. I think Honda will be taken over by someone, hostel, friendly, or not.
Recall when Chrysler built everything on the K-car platform. That made Chrysler cash rich. So good, that Benz took over and bleed the cash dry. And nearly to death.
Recall the past CEO of FCA was looking for a merger. He perhaps went about it the "wrong way" by telling the world. Perhaps it should be kept on the down low.
Honda is being "smart" by not really spending much on performance (yes, I know the NSX, CTR, etc). Honda need real trucks and real SUVs.
FCA is being "smart" by not investing on sedan, passenger cars, etc (because gas is cheap). Honda is the best at that with the Accord and Civic. Jeep and Ram is the best at what they do.
They both need each other IMO.
Honda is the last (major) independent company left. FCA and Honda need to talk.
Cars like the Challenger/Charger will live on as specialty cars with no need to appeal to the masses (or special interest).
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Last edited by O.J.Sakuma; 03-05-2019 at 04:22 PM.