The Jeep line is their apparent big money maker, but they have had somewhat primitive chassis designs (the ones my father had were pretty **** crude). Nothing but good can come from having more modern designs for the Jeep line, and others.
Basically, From what I've read, Chrysler was available to be bought, and Fiat was looking for a way to enlarge the company out of Europe, picking up a way to re-introduce the Fiat/Alfa brand in the US, backed up by at least reasonable selling US products, the Jeep line and the Ram pickups.
89 Milano (wife's daily driver since 1989, Shankle Sport)
91 164S (my daily driver since 1994)
94 164LS (~Q) (trip Alfa since 2000)
72 Morgan 27 (water time since 1976)
previously owned since 1964:
62 Morris MiniMinor 850, 67 Austin 1275 Cooper S (Downton 3/4 race), 64 Giulia Sprint GT (1st red one made), 72 Fiat 128 Sedan, 75 Alfetta Sedan, 78 Alfetta Sedan, 78 GTV, 81 GTV6, 86 GTV6