Talk:Lee Iacocca

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Aspen recalls[edit]

Most sources say Chrysler's problems were larger and began well before the Aspen/Volare recalls. Iacocca is on record as saying GM had an unfair advantage with economies of scale re: costs of regulations. Iacocca said Chrysler was in trouble because anti-trust law was not amended to allow costs of emissions, safety engineering to be shared among 3 automakers. Sources say the Aspen recalls were a symptom of Chrysler's deeper problems. The impact of the recalls on Chrysler's reputation was huge, and $200 million cost of the recalls and the poor quality control got Iacocca rather fired up, to say the least, but it's more complicated. The "never should have been built" quote is implausible. --Dennis Bratland (talk) 17:53, 22 July 2016 (UTC)

In essence, you're saying the Aspen recall quote is dubious because it lacks a context. It has been established that Lee Iacocca was courted by Chrysler because the company liked his work as a Ford executive and was in need of a strong leader. Some vehicles were recalled, but it seems the money the company lost on it's Chrysler Europe division, necessitating a takeover by Peugeot is one of the most notable symptoms of its financial straits. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.89.131.163 (talk) 14:27, 3 February 2019 (UTC)
The quote could be dealt with easily by just providing a reliable 3rd party source along with an appropriate inline cite as per Wiki standards.THX1136 (talk) 19:31, 1 January 2021 (UTC)
Rewrote sentence to reflect quotes from Iacocca, added supporting sources with cites and removed the 'dubious - discuss' tag. In one quote Iacocca says the Aspen/Volare cars were still in the "development phase" which, to me, indicates they were released for sale prematurely. In the few hours I looked I did not find a quote from Iacocca stating the cars should never have been made. Hopefully that works. THX1136 (talk) 22:33, 1 January 2021 (UTC)

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Dodge Caravan[edit]

This is a more important vehicle than the Mustang. It should in every way be included in the lede. 2607:FEA8:BFA0:47F:58E6:39C2:F6C5:6AFD (talk) 16:56, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

Lee as Portal:Cars/Selected biography[edit]

Do we think it is appropriate to have an abbreviated version of his bio as this month's selected bio for Portal"Cars, or should I wait a few weeks so that the information from all the ensuing articles and obits are pulled and collated, and a more total version of this article is created? Thanks,L3X1 ◊distænt write◊ 02:59, 3 July 2019 (UTC) please ping I'm on the road for the next week

NO AUTORA, SINO AUTOR[edit]

CORRECCION PORFAVOR, YA QUE EL ARTICULO LE ASIGNA EL GENERO FEMENINO Y ES MASCULINO GRACIAS — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2806:2F0:90A1:99FA:A162:7EFC:5075:E928 (talk) 18:20, 27 November 2020 (UTC)

I do not see evidence of this in the article after going through it twice. Could you offer where the gender pronoun is incorrect? Thanks! THX1136 (talk) 19:41, 1 January 2021 (UTC)