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The Daimler-Chrysler merger at work

James Cobb of the New York Times generates the latest praise for the Chrysler 300 and adds,

It also melds Stuttgart engineering with Detroit style, providing a rebuttal to those who were skeptical – we know who we are – of Daimler’s takeover of Chrysler. Beneath its audacious design, the 300 is packed with well-engineered parts shared with the pricier Mercedes E-Class. The old Chrysler Corporation could not have produced such a well-rounded, well-engineered, well-made car on its own. Nor could Mercedes have designed such an audaciously American car or sold it such an accessible price.

Black Chrysler 300

That’s good news for them when you see how competitors like Renault and Scion aren’t afraid to take chances.