Chrysler slams brake on Toledo's Jeep pride | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 20 comments on the Mar 23, 2011, Columbus Dispatch story titled Chrysler slams brake on Toledo's Jeep pride | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Chrysler is telling some Jeep dealers around Toledo not to tinker with the automaker's slogan "Imported from Detroit." One dealership planned to sell a T-shirt proclaiming "Imported from Toledo." Two other dealerships had those words written on a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited that was driven onto the ice during a Toledo Walleye minor-league hockey game ...

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Since: Feb 11

United States

#1 Mar 23, 2011
Too bad Jeep has a parent company like Chrysler. Chrysler doesn't care

about quality...just looks. The last time they cared about quality was

with their series of K-Cars...K for K-K-K..Krap.

Katy Kreme
Ghettosburg 43068

Reynoldsburg, OH

#2 Mar 23, 2011
JEEP - Imported from Detroitistan!
Topper

Marysville, OH

#3 Mar 23, 2011
All American auto makers play loose with the "made-in-america" phrase....
The greater percentage of "American" cars are actually assembled in Mexico, Canada, Brazil....

The cars mostly made & assembled in America are Toyota & Honda.......Including their parts plants....
huuu

Westerville, OH

#4 Mar 23, 2011
They should say imported from China , thats where the money came from for their bail out and the Federal Funding that is keeping them open .
Kent

Columbus, OH

#5 Mar 23, 2011
Toledo is a great city. Detroit...?
Balls Deep

Columbus, OH

#6 Mar 23, 2011
Didn't anyone up in motown figure that the "imported from detroit" ads would amount to an unmitigated disaster?!? I would rather read the words imported from china on products than from detroit.
oldham

Bowling Green, OH

#7 Mar 23, 2011
Hey Kent...wonder if you would like to walk around the city streets at UT campus AT NIGHT. Me thinks you would change your mind. Detroit is SLUM CITY!

“Queen of my domain”

Since: May 10

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#8 Mar 23, 2011
Um, as a former Toledo resident, I would walk the UT campus at night. Depends upon which side, though. Definitely would not walk the Dorr street side, but would walk the Bancroft side.

Why doesn't Chrysler wish to acknowledge that Jeep has been there long before it took over Jeep back in the 70s or 80s? After all, it was originally Willys-Overland. Chrysler wouldn't have the Jeep except for that. I say it should be "Imported from Toledo".
Mike

Columbus, OH

#9 Mar 23, 2011
Imported from Detroit = Fake swagger, fake rapper:

http://iamthecarczar.blogspot.com/2011/03/chr...

Since: Jun 10

Canal Winchester, OH

#10 Mar 23, 2011
Leave it to marketing types to blow smoke, move the mirrors, and generally confuse the public in hopes of actually selling an otherwise good product.
They could actually take this issue and really get the Jeep name out there. Of course, this might take immagination and creativity...
My Turn

New York, NY

#11 Mar 23, 2011
Chrysler imported from Detroit. That place is a third-world country. They have Lions, Tigers, but no Bears, OH MY!
Jman forever

Columbus, OH

#12 Mar 23, 2011
Retiredman wrote:
Too bad Jeep has a parent company like Chrysler. Chrysler doesn't care
about quality...just looks. The last time they cared about quality was
with their series of K-Cars...K for K-K-K..Krap.
Katy Kreme
Wait a minute Katy,

I thought the K stood for Kwality....:-)
randy

Columbus, OH

#13 Mar 23, 2011
That's why Chrysler bought AMC in the first place to get the Jeep line and heck with everything else. Wouldn't own a Chrysler product if you gave it to me.

“Queen of my domain”

Since: May 10

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#14 Mar 23, 2011
randy wrote:
That's why Chrysler bought AMC in the first place to get the Jeep line and heck with everything else. Wouldn't own a Chrysler product if you gave it to me.
Jeep was bought by a few corps over the years. Renault had owned the brand for a while as well back in the early 80s.

Actually, my last 3 cars were Chryslers. I had a Cirrus that lasted well over 200K miles and my current Sebring is excellent. Have had no major problems and all Chryslers lasted despite the fact I am a road warrior. I do not buy a new car until the current one is dead--and I mean dead. I expect the Sebring, 4 years old and 80K miles on it to last another 3-4 years.

Since: Feb 10

Columbus, Ohio

#15 Mar 23, 2011
I do not understand why any city would want to claim an association with Jeep or any other Chrysler product. They are all junk. Chrysler has been manufacturing vehicles with the worst reliability records for over 25 years.

Back in 1974, prior to Jeep becoming part of Chrysler, I bought a new Jeep CJ5. Every 1000 miles I could expect a major mechanical breakdown. It was the worst vehicle I ever owned. Reading the current recommendations from Consumer Reports shows that not much has changed since then.
Misplaced Loyalty

Cleveland, OH

#16 Mar 23, 2011
Is Detroit something to be proud of? That's like saying, "Baby Food, imported from Chernobyl."

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#17 Mar 23, 2011
johnisaly wrote:
I do not understand why any city would want to claim an association with Jeep or any other Chrysler product. They are all junk. Chrysler has been manufacturing vehicles with the worst reliability records for over 25 years.
Back in 1974, prior to Jeep becoming part of Chrysler, I bought a new Jeep CJ5. Every 1000 miles I could expect a major mechanical breakdown. It was the worst vehicle I ever owned. Reading the current recommendations from Consumer Reports shows that not much has changed since then.
The problem with that is back then the Jeeps were still being re-designed for consumer use. Hummer had basically the same problems when selling consumer products re-designed from military products. Consumer Reports also sometimes unreliable. See

http://www.newsday.com/classifieds/cars/consu...

I can't speak personally to the reliability problems overall with Chrysler. I have never experienced one while owning a Chrysler over the past 15 or 16 years. Any troubles I did experience were basically mechanical: tires, battery, alternators, etc. All of which are easily fixed and can be expected as a car ages and mileage piles up. The ONLY major problem I had was with a Cirrus with a crack transmission case--but that happened due to what could be considered "owner stupidity." Was driving to a camp site and drove over a very stony, uneven drive. Kicked up a rock and cracked the case. Costly repair, but after the repair, the car knocked out another 90K miles on me with no problems.
Lee

Columbus, OH

#18 Mar 23, 2011
Retiredman wrote:
...[snip]...Chrysler doesn't care
about quality...just looks.
The last time I saw a good looking Chrysler was...umm...never.
Amazed by the Lunacy

Saint Louis, MO

#19 Mar 23, 2011
Jeep is a piece of poop compared to the other SUV's. Most people know it already anyway.
Big Johnsons Tired Hand

Carlsbad, CA

#20 Mar 23, 2011
Imported from Detroit. Ha-ha! Detroit is more like a third rate country than someplace in the U.S. Makes Africa look like Dubai.

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