FIAT exited from US about 25-30 years ago due to reliability issues and falling sales. It was the period when Japanese Manufacturers were trying to establish there hold in US with extreme reliability and value. Its jus that past due to which FIAT is not like by American, but now with the FIAT takeouver of Crystler, things should start moving. fftopic While we are talking of US market, there are rumors of Suzuki exiting from US markets with there sales falling more than 75% in the last 3 years. Isn't this interesting to see how different countries have different market perceptions.