"...It was Chrysler's management, rather, which put it on the road to bankruptcy. Throughout the late 1930s and into the early 1940s, Chrysler was actually the second largest car manufacturer in the United States, ahead of Ford. The company's problems began shortly after World War II, when it decided to stick with prewar manufacturing and styling methods instead of retooling to meet the expectations of postwar automobile buyers. Ford and General Motors, in contrast, developed a sleek and streamlined design that sold well.
By the time Chrysler's management admitted their mistake in the 1950s, the company had slipped to third place among the nation's automakers. But because Chrysler's new management reacted by emphasizing sales and production over engineering, the firm's cars were little more than delayed copies of Ford and General Motors products..."LINK
NOW we are looking at this newest bailout for a long-time poorly managed corporation that has NEVER really cared what the hell the buying public WANTS, knowing that they will buy whatever is put out there and advertised as "cool".
Chrysler bought Jeep when it was broke and had NO business buying another auto company. They turned THIS into THIS piece of undependable shit and called it a Jeep. SHAME ON YOU. NO BAILOUT FOR A COMPANY THAT WOULD DO THAT!