Comments - Biggest Automotive Missteps: Chrysler TC by Maserati

Published: Jul 18, 2012
Description: The best examples of missteps tend to come about when a given company really should have known better. By the time the Chrysler TC debuted in 1989, the Maserati Biturbo had already shown that the publ...
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Colin Dzendolet Jul 23, 2012
I had thought it was the escort, thanks for the correction
Simon Trépanier Jul 19, 2012
The Merkur Xr4Ti was a US version of the 3 door Ford Sierra.
Colin Dzendolet Jul 18, 2012
they're a lot of fun to drive, I'd love to get a chance to drive the cosworth escort that it's rebadged and slightly detuned from
Adam Thomson May 04, 2013
I HATE THIS CAR!!!!! CHRYSLER GO AND DIE!!!!!!
Wyatt Gordon Jul 19, 2012
looks like a cadillac allente. sorry for comparing
Rockesh Boulder Jul 18, 2012
Seems like build quality issues. A ca is not just about specs and looks
Paul Lissona Jul 18, 2012
Looks a lot like a Chrysler Lebaron.
Dale Schroeder Jul 18, 2012
Looks fine for a '90s Chrysler, but the Maserati name really has no business being on there.
Rockesh Boulder Jul 18, 2012
It was in a book I read called "Worst Cars Ever Built"
Chris O'Brien Jul 18, 2012
no problem with this here. if it came out tomorrow i would get one for sure.
Description: So it's hardly a surprise to anyone who was paying the slightest bit of attention that it failed. The full name of the car is Chrysler TC by Maserati, and it embodied many of the worst parts of b...
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Logan LeMonnier Jul 19, 2012
I saw one the other day. Thought it was a miura felt dumb when I found out what it was
Dale Denis Jul 19, 2012
Pantera is my fav cay!!!
FoxRS Jul 18, 2012
The Pantera is an awesome looking car.
Description: Ironically, it continued to live on even after production ended on the TC. When De Tomaso acquired Maserati in 1976, he immediately set about watering down their cars. He preferred to produce somewhat...
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Zachary Maurer Jul 18, 2012
Plus carbuzz dosent know they have little annoying 1st graders on here, and that's a swear word for them....
Josh ?hompson Jul 18, 2012
Ain't no bs with carbuzz today lol
Zachary Maurer Jul 18, 2012
More overpriced crap? Real talk with carbuzz.
Stephen Cobbs Jul 18, 2012
Carbuzz is straight up. I like that.
Chris O'Brien Jul 18, 2012
look at those lines! and how cool is the maserati trident INSIDE the chrysler pentastar??
John Jenkins Aug 06, 2012
it does look pretty classy. that's all I'm giving to it
Paul Lissona Jul 19, 2012
Yah I thought it was a Lebaron as I said in the last page.
Lee Cascio Jul 18, 2012
This picture just screams 80's.
Chad Hunter Jul 18, 2012
Look at it!! The symbol is simply the Chrysler logo with the Maserati logo rite in the middle. Wtf??
Colin Dzendolet Jul 18, 2012
hoang you just took the words right out of my mouth
Luke Bailey Jul 18, 2012
@Ryan, that skit is hilarious....
Hoang Ton Jul 18, 2012
looks like a cadillac allante.
Julian Pilinci Jul 18, 2012
The only Chrysler car that I like!
Description: Yes, the TC came with quite a bit more standard equipment, and the styling is at least somewhat different. But the fact that it was believed people would be willing to pay many, many thousands of doll...
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Chad Hunter Jul 18, 2012
Wow Dave i was just going to make that same comment!! Its a joke this car!!
David Justice Jul 18, 2012
Chrysler TC by Maserati powered by Mitsubishi
Dale Schroeder Jul 18, 2012
The sad thing is, GM had made the same mistake with the "Cimmaron by Cadillac", a rebadged Chevy Cavalier, not too much earlier. You'd think Chrysler would have learned from that.
Description: Although it was the body which actually made the TC "by Maserati", a small number of cars were built with what was referred to as a "Maserati" engine. Quotation marks are used beca...
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Paul Lissona Jul 21, 2012
Maybe the only thing I like is the chrome on the front.
Chad Hunter Jul 18, 2012
I would be happy to take the ( back then ) much cheaper Mustang over this crazy expensive Maserati knockoff
Christian De Prisco Jul 18, 2012
Ah the mustang....
Adam Thomson May 04, 2013
So awful
Paul Lissona Jul 21, 2012
That Chevrolet silverado could be a gmc Sierra, exactly the same except for the front grille and headlights thats it.
Lucas Hill Jul 18, 2012
Eeeewwww. So ugly !!! :( 
Patrick R. Manuel Jul 18, 2012
Rather have the crewcab Chevy in the background.
Stephen Cobbs Jul 18, 2012
@Jakob. No it still wouldnt. Thats terrible.
Chris O'Brien Jul 18, 2012
yet do nothing about the spoiled-buttermilk paintjob??
Jakob-Kyle Gilbert Jul 18, 2012
Change the front and the wheels Clean up the side, put a small spoiler on it and put a big block V8 in it then it might be a good car :)
Description: Iacocca had hoped that the TC would change the image of Chrysler, the infusion of a little Italian exoticism was meant to move the brand upmarket. Predictions for sales of the TC were conservative, be...
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Paul Lissona Jul 19, 2012
Why would it be reliable? It's a Maserati Mitsubishi and Chrysler from the 90s. All those had bad reliability then.
Jordan Jackson Jul 18, 2012
@christopher: it was never a question about the cars reliability, it's about what the car really was, an overpriced LeBaron with Maserati crap on it
Christopher Helms Jul 18, 2012
Man Carbuzz is like most of these immature guys on here that just says stuff to say it. My friend had one and nothing went wrong on it. The paint never went bad, but then I don't live near the ocean. The trim is still good and still remains a good car. Dang carbuzz don't be like a bunch of these retards on here (or at least this author)
Colin Dzendolet Jul 18, 2012
David, I reject your reality and substitute my own
Devin Babyn Jul 18, 2012
Yes you can. Mythbusters proved it
David Justice Jul 18, 2012
You can't polish a turd.
Description: That put it up against such cars as the Porsche 944, which might not have been the company's most exciting model, but it was a damn sight better than a tarted-up LeBaron with delusions of luxury....
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Adam Thomson May 04, 2013
So awful
David Pires-Ihsaan Jul 18, 2012
My neighbor down the street has one identical to this..
Dave Stewart Jul 18, 2012
Maybe we have always been seeing maseratis instead of lebarens
Dave Stewart Jul 18, 2012
It's confused itself a Lebaren went screw it put the Maserati crest inside my Chrysler logo and put Chrysler on there well sell more
chikenbag Jul 18, 2012
lolz. but at least the taillights look better than the lebaron..
Zachary Maurer Jul 18, 2012
Chrysler's turd coach. By Maserati
Chris O'Brien Jul 18, 2012
nice and simple, but if i know chrysler, half the taillights won't work at any given time.
Adam Thomson May 04, 2013
Carbuzz stop!!
Paul Lissona Jul 19, 2012
I like that song haha.
Peter Mark Gacek Jul 18, 2012
Ha! I you beat me to it!
chikenbag Jul 18, 2012
she's trading her mg for a white chrysler lebaron...
Description: The lesson to be learned from the TC is that even in the Eighties, people weren't so obsessed with labels that they would overlook a bad product with a high price tag just for the sake of a cool ...
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Dan Ruth Jul 18, 2012
I don't think it was an april fools joke. idk, you can google it, it was in a car and driver magazine.
Kyle McCullough Jul 18, 2012
That's not true at all. Where did you hear that blasphemy?
Dan Ruth Jul 18, 2012
Sorry, chrysler "TD" by maserati, it is different.
Dan Ruth Jul 18, 2012
Although, they are making the exact same car, except now it's based on the new dart platform. It's called the tc by Maserati. Lol
Adam Thomson May 04, 2013
Sucks
Anthony Calderaro Jul 18, 2012
Nope the flowers on that tissue box in the center console is beautiful
Henz Herrero Jul 18, 2012
Really? This is beautiful to you guys..
Dale Schroeder Jul 18, 2012
What they don't show you is that same interior two years later, with a sun- faded and cracked dash panel and control knobs that don't work anymore.
Chris O'Brien Jul 18, 2012
oh man, two words: beauty-full!!
Adam Thomson May 04, 2013
So horrible i want to rip everything up
Scotty Gee Jul 19, 2012
Some of the best comments ever on this one!
Chad Hunter Jul 18, 2012
I would give a barbie car steering wheel more credit than that.
Colin Dzendolet Jul 18, 2012
at least it came with a stick...
Josh ?hompson Jul 18, 2012
That steering wheel looks like something out of a barbie car lol