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And struggling dearly, but hey why so negative for? ;)

RAM 1500's come out of one of two factories. One located in Warren, Michigan (Dodge City) and Saltillo, Mexico. All 1500 reg cabs come out of Mexico, everything else comes from Warren. We won't have any Mexican trucks on the board, for now I believe the Ecodiesel is not allowed with the regular cab.

The Warren plant (main facility) is currently operating on two shifts, 6 days per week while often rotating in a Sunday shift, and they're still struggling to meet demand. Supposedly the real issue has been a lack of components, I'm sure Warren could support a third shift during the week, but you cant build trucks on hopes and dreams now can you...

Theres talks that FCA is contemplating a third truck facility, maybe in St.Louis, but Marchionne nixed the exuberance saying the chances were 50/50 at best. After all the core issue is still component supply. Regardless it's an excellent problem to have for RAM, now with the top two slots in full size fuel economy.
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a 3rd facility would be a good idea to ensure things go smoothly
It's going to suck if we have to pay more. if we do, how much more can we expect to pay?
Could this be a deal breaker for some people or what?
Well and I think alot of the demand comes from people not even remotely enthralled with the new silvy. Which basically looks like rewarmed mashed potatoes...

I do wonder what kind of strain there is on the stream of engines coming from Motori...
This is so true, but it's still an improvement for them, even their SUV's have improved when it comes to design which really changes things for them
Thats not good, they are definitely kicking themselves for that. Hard way to learn.
having a mainstream diesel in the 1500 range definitely does help.
anyone know what numbers they were expecting these to sell at initially?
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