Lee Iacocca passed away at 94

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    Re: Lee Iacocca passed away at 94

    Sad day. Condolences to his loved ones and associates.

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    I had no idea he was still with us, sad news either way

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    Re: Lee Iacocca passed away at 94

    Great man! One of the few automotive CEO's that became a household name.

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    Looked just like my Granddad, remember when I was young watching him on TV commercials wondering if they were related somehow.

    RIP Mr. Iacocca.

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    Re: Lee Iacocca passed away at 94

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    That commercial didn't age well...

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    One smart cookie. I remember the story of when Hank the Deuce fired him. "I just don't like some people." He said the same thing when he ordered Lido to fire Hal Sperling (obviously before being fired himself). Come on Deuce, just tell him you don't like him, don't go all passive aggressive.

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    Re: Lee Iacocca passed away at 94

    Hate to see him go.. he was one of the last real automotive pioneers such as Deloriand and Lutz!
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    Another of the "greatest generation" has departed us. Mr. Iacocca was a great American automotive executive and he accomplished many great things in the industry. May he rest in peace! Thanks, Mr. Iacocca, for the Ford Mustang, the Lincoln Mark III and for saving Chrysler Corporation--and restoring the Statue of Liberty!

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    Re: Lee Iacocca passed away at 94

    Mustang Wagon for his hearse? sad when anyone dies but 94 is a pretty good innings. RIP Lee and thanks for you input to the automotive world.

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    Re: Lee Iacocca passed away at 94

    I was saddened to read this late last night. Mr. Iacocca had a complex legacy with some unquestioned triumphs and some failures. He was an industry giant, and an American giant with a big, brash personality. He had swagger, but he did often back up that swagger with real accomplishments.

    Personally, I wish he and Kirk Kerkorian had succeeded in their bid to take over Chrysler in 1995.
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    Bill Ford has released a statement:

    "Lee Iacocca was truly bigger than life and he left an indelible mark on Ford, the auto industry and our country. Lee played a central role in the creation of Mustang. On a personal note, I will always appreciate how encouraging he was to me at the beginning of my career. He was one of a kind and will be dearly missed.”

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    Re: Lee Iacocca passed away at 94

    One the best commercials ever, the started selling 300s like hot cakes.

    IF IT AINT RWD; AND A CHEVY I DONT RIDE IT!!!!!

    ALL CHEVY'S NEED TO BE RWD!!!!!

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    Re: Lee Iacocca passed away at 94

    As said above when Lutz goes it will be the end an era. The torch passes to the BEV, Autonomous vehicle, ride sharing execs. Perhaps it is necessary for the current times although I don't care for all the PC BS that IMHO intrudes unnecessarily into the vehicle business

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