Close

Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    140,502
    Rep Points
    42,507.0
    Mentioned
    2455 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    426


    Yes Reputation No

    FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne dead at 66 years old

    This is obviously sad news and FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) lost its CEO who helped organize the merger. There were many critics but it is hard to argue Chrysler, FIAT, and the various associated brands are not much better of today than they were just five years ago.

    Click here to enlarge

    Sergio Marchionne also helped spin Ferrari off into its own entity in 2016 which was a controversial move as well but one that generated quite a bit of money.

    Today FCA is the eighth largest automaker in the world and from an enthusiast perspective doing some very interesting things from the Hellcats, to performance Alfa Romeo models, Maserati, etc.

    Marchionne was in a coma the past few days due to complications from surgery for cancer. He was 66 years old.
    Three sets of brand new 991.2 3.0 headers for sale: Kline, Fabspeed, and Vektor Ceramic Coated

    IPD plenum for Porsche 991.2 3.0 for sale: $650

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    TX
    Posts
    326
    Rep Points
    417.4
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    5


    Yes Reputation No
    Seriously, those guys SAT on the LaFerrari?

    Was pretty interesting when Marchionne was trying to court a partner - ANY partner! - manufacturer for FCA, and never found anyone interested.

    I have no special like for Marchionne but to be fair ... You say FCA, Fiat, etc. are not much better though? S

    o he brought Fiat back to the US, where - from what I see on the road - they're doing fairly well. (not my taste, but I see a ton of 500's, etc.) Plus the Alfa re-intro to the US market, allow us to have things like Guiliani's, 4C, etc. - I think that was great.

    And with FCA - the Jeep Grand Cherokee is a huge success story, not sure about overall sales for all models, but moreover the rise in cultural significance of Dodge with the Hellcat/Demon, etc.

    I guess, to my eyes, FCA is in better shape than it was 10 years ago.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    140,502
    Rep Points
    42,507.0
    Mentioned
    2455 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    426



    Yes Reputation No
    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LessIsMore Click here to enlarge
    I guess, to my eyes, FCA is in better shape than it was 10 years ago.
    That's exactly it.

    I don't revere him or anything but Chrysler and FIAT certainly are in better shape now.
    Three sets of brand new 991.2 3.0 headers for sale: Kline, Fabspeed, and Vektor Ceramic Coated

    IPD plenum for Porsche 991.2 3.0 for sale: $650

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    ATL
    Posts
    2,549
    Rep Points
    2,761.4
    Mentioned
    14 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    28


    Yes Reputation No
    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LessIsMore Click here to enlarge
    Plus the Alfa re-intro to the US market, allow us to have things like Guiliani's, 4C, etc. - I think that was great.

    A
    LOLOL The Alfa Guiliani?

    Click here to enlarge
    Cadillac V2 CTS-V - 6MT - Lingenfelter upper pulley, Airaid CF Intake, Magnaflow exhaust, fluidyne H/X

    Honda S2000 AP1 - White on red - 9000rpm vtec bruh

    Porsche 991.1 PDK

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    TX
    Posts
    326
    Rep Points
    417.4
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    5


    Yes Reputation No
    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by subaru335i Click here to enlarge
    LOLOL The Alfa Guiliani?

    Click here to enlarge
    haha, oops - Guilia
    2009 535i Sport
    Software: JB4 G5 | MHD | Trebila Tune | XHP Stage 3
    Hardware: GC Lites | Inlets | Outlet | 3" D-P's | 7" FMIC | S2 LPFP | TBI | DCI | ER CP | Forge DV's | 3.5 TMAP | RB PCV | Koni FSD

    2017 AMG C63
    currently stock ... mods to come

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •