From the Top: Dodge Journey SXT Turns Man’s Opinion of American Automakers

A letter from a new and satisfied customer of Dodge.

This was passed along straight from the CEO’s office…a letter to Bob Nardelli from a man named Marty from Florida who — after 26 years of avoiding American automakers — bought a Dodge Journey SXT. And he loved it enough to become a serious Dodge and Chrysler LLC advocate.

There’s a lot of issues discussed within and we hope it inspires some discussion here. Here are some excerpts from his letter:

“Seems like you and your Company have taken a lot of flack recently about the tough conditions in the Auto Industry (sic). Most of it is not justified and mis-directed.”

“I am extremely impressed with the car. Great style and seating flexibility (for a family hauler, much more exciting that (sic) a mini-van. I looked at the Volvo XC90, Honda Pilot, and a Toyota Highlander. the Dodge was the better value by far! It used to be that foreign cars had more features and better quality for less money. Not the case anymore. I think they are now over-priced and I do not think there is any difference in quality.”

“I realize that many foreign autos are assembled here in America, providing jobs to Americans, but at the end of the day, the profit leaves the Country. I think the Public (myself included) and the Media have not given enough support to the Domestic Auto Industry. I am in favor of the Government assisting Chrysler and GM. You will pay it back, won’t you?? How is that a bailout? Sounds like a loan to me.”

For the full post, check out the Chrysler LLC blog here. What are your thoughts on all this? Do you feel like Marty? Or do you take issue with it? Let us know…


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