I mean, they need to get their reputation up after their latest recalls.
Telling people to stay home and not go driving around, to MAYBE save a few lives predisposed to an early death, is the equivalent of telling people to give up their guns to MAYBE stop a few gang bangers killing each other or suicides. Or to stop drinking soda to stop the beetus. Or to drive a Prius to “save the environment”
Worth an edit to address this thread going away from its intended purpose
Is the virus bad? Yes. Is it worth throwing away our liberties, including our freedom to travel down trail or use our Jeeps to drive to homes that we paid for, to states we are taxed in? That is a hard no.
Those who would sacrifice liberty for safety will get, and deserve, neither. One of the Founding Fathers said that.
And in a further effort to stay on topic: Jeep/FCA is probably gonna try to spin their clutch plate debacle as a positive effort in helping people to social distance by denying use of their vehicle
Which is where things are going: computer/automation controlled populations. Pass a law saying all cars must be self-driving to stop the “epidemic” of car crashes. Then, when your vehicle can be tracked/controlled/disabled remotely, government will simply hit the kill switch and only those wearing the King’s colors or having the appropriate “papers” can travel. Want to go off-roading? Sorry, cant, it’s to combat the “crisis” of the environment being destroyed.
See how a little PR/marketing and acquiescence to tyranny can REALLY turn you into a subject, rather than a Citizen?
And in a government where we consider liquor store and fast food, and abortions as “essential” but churches, cancer treatment, and knee replacements as “elective”, is this “social distancing” and shutting down the economy REALLY about saving lives?