Pinocchio rolling in his grave

January 14, 2014:

Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said the automaker plans to build some Jeeps in China for the local market — and later, in Russia.

“As part of our global expansion of the Jeep brand, there are some cars — that because of the price position in the market — can never be made in the U.S. and exported,” Marchionne told reporters on the sidelines of the North American International Auto Show. “We’re going to be announcing the first step in the globalization of Jeep (in China)…



  1. mech
    Posted January 14, 2013 at 12:13 pm |

    I suppose it would assure them the market;

    Customers would go driving in it and an hour later have the urge to go for a drive again.

  2. MikeG
    Posted January 14, 2013 at 1:24 pm |

    Somehow, “I told you so.” Doesn’t quite cover it.

  3. Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause*
    Posted January 14, 2013 at 1:36 pm |

    See also: Has a Communist country ever made a good car?

  4. Jess
    Posted January 14, 2013 at 2:27 pm |

    I wonder if they’ll have two poles sticking from the grill, so peasants can tow them around?

  5. geezerette
    Posted January 14, 2013 at 2:45 pm |

    Does this mean they were lying and not Romney??? NOOO that can’t be.

  6. Freddie Sykes
    Posted January 14, 2013 at 3:48 pm |

    They were not planning to do it but Romney gave them the idea. If he had just kept his mouth shut, they never would have thought of it on their own.

  7. Sigivald
    Posted January 14, 2013 at 4:52 pm |

    “I saw a story today, that one of the great manufacturers in this state, Jeep, now owned by the Italians, is thinking of moving all production to China,” (Romney, from the link, based on a faulty report from some Other Dude).

    So, Mitt said something, and now something different but involving “Jeep” and “China” is happening, yes.

    But not the thing Mitt said.

    Gotta give Politifact a pass on this one.

  8. Colonel Jerry USMC
    Posted January 15, 2013 at 3:48 pm |

    I wonder if the Chinks, will, as the Flips do, load their new Jeeps with a dozen Chinks—–as a normal pax load? At least they will be able to negotiate the lack of infrastructure in China`s interior, until they exceed the gross weight of the interior`s *bamboo/concrete* bridges!

    My worry? Headmissey has a nice jeep. I hope she does not in the future, get a MOPar oil filter that contains rice shucks as the filter….. Or engine oil that looks and smells like *Olive oil*. A clue might be: Made in China!

    A clue for JR might be a can of oil sitting on the table for an Italian food dinner……natch, from CostCo…………………………………………..