They've paid back all the money, haven't they?
Chrysler is now completely private again. (Owned by Fiat now, which is why we're seeing the new Fiats on the market here and will soon be seeing rebadged Lancias) GM stock is now 30% government controlled. They had an IPO that cut it from 60% last year and that IPO covered almost all of the government money infusion that kept GM afloat. This is a very popular topic amongst the car folks i hang out with.
I was under the impression that Fiat has a "stake" in Chrysler not ownership.
Let's face it.. once you start following the flow of sharing, parts borrowing, platform extensions and rebadging that goes on in the industry, you kinda get the sense it's like the bloodlines of European royalty.