They've paid back all the money, haven't they?
They paid back what was set up as a loan. There is still a big chunk of money that was converted into equity. The Government sold a chunk of that, but still holds about 26% of the company stock. The stock will need to double from its current price for the Government to break even. The IPO covered part of the cash infusion, but not all.
Chrysler is also bringing out cars based on the Alfa Romeo platforms. See the new Duster for an example.
Sounds like an interesting time to invest a bit in Chrysler. Although my next car will still be from Peugeot Citroën. They've got a new system for basically turning any car into a hybrid - get rid of some trunk space and install an electric motor on top of the rear axel. http://www.peugeot.co.uk/vehicles/peugeot-car-range/peugeot-3008-hybrid4/
-- 60mpg diesel. Of course Diesels are much more popular over here, for some reason, I don't know why.
I'd totally buy an American-made truck, if they were available. Good 'ol boy F-150 or Chevy S-10, but the only truck sold here is the Toyota Hilux, which is I think a Tacoma but smaller.
I love OKGO. Those guys do really amazing stuff for their videos.