Top 10 Cars We Said Goodbye to in 2014

Top 10 Cars We Said Goodbye to in 2014
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It’s always exciting for automakers to introduce new cars to the market, but that also means that we have to bid farewell to antiquated models. Sometimes automakers replace aging cars with new ones while other times models get the axe due to poor sales. As we enter 2015, now is a great time to take… Continue Reading...

Dodge Charger, Challenger Getting Refresh for 2014

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Dodge Charger, Challenger Getting Refresh for 2014
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Dodge is going through a major makeover in the coming years, as it tries to rebuild its identity with moderately priced performance models. Continue Reading...

Dodge Avenger, Chrysler 200 Recalled for Damaged Fuel Tank Control Valves

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Dodge Avenger, Chrysler 200 Recalled for Damaged Fuel Tank Control Valves
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Chrysler is on the search for 16 vehicles sold last year in North America, from a batch of 1,934 2013 Chrysler 200 and Dodge Avenger models, for a safety recall. Continue Reading...

2013 Safest Cars in America List Released by IIHS; 13 Achieve ‘Top Safety Pick Plus’ Rating

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2013 Safest Cars in America List Released by IIHS; 13 Achieve ‘Top Safety Pick Plus’ Rating
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After several announcements of various models that were awarded the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s “Top Safety Pick Plus” rating, the IIHS has released its full list of its safest cars for 2013. Continue Reading...

Dodge Sub-Compact to Launch in 2013

Dodge Sub-Compact to Launch in 2013
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Dodge will be focusing on “affordable performance” in its 2013 and beyond lineup, with a subcompact hatchback heading to dealerships next year as a 2014 model year. Continue Reading...

Chrysler Considering Axing Dodge Avenger To Focus On 200

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Chrysler Considering Axing Dodge Avenger To Focus On 200
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Rumors are brewing that Chrysler may be considering dropping their Dodge Avenger within three years in order to focus on the better-selling Chrysler 200 sedan – which is built on the same platform as the Avenger. Head of the Dodge brand, Reid Bigland, recently said “”Chrysler Group will likely consolidate around one midsize car in… Continue Reading...

Chrysler Announces New Recalls

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Chrysler Announces New Recalls
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The automaker said the cause of the problem was “improper identification of rejected components by new employees during the second shift.” Out of some 14,000 steering columns Chrysler inspected, it found that seven of them boasted missing or incorrect rivets. Continue Reading...

2012 Dodge Avenger R/T Debuts

2012 Dodge Avenger R/T Debuts
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Dodge has released their 2012 Avenger R/T, a slightly hotter version of their mid-size Avenger sedan, with a stiffer chassis, R/T badging and a Pentastar V6 good for 283 horsepower. Unfortunately, the sole transmission offered is a 6-speed automatic, a decidedly unsporting choice for a supposedly performance oriented car. The slushbox does help with fuel… Continue Reading...

300-HP Dodge Avenger Rally Car Revealed to Announce Mopar and Magneti Marelli Partnership

300-HP Dodge Avenger Rally Car Revealed to Announce Mopar and Magneti Marelli Partnership
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Set to make its first public appearance at the New York International Auto Show later this month, Mopar has revealed its Dodge Avenger rally car showing off its new relationship with Italian aftermarket parts supplier Magneti Marelli. Based off of a stock 2011 Dodge Avenger Heat, the combination of Italian aftermarket parts and American muscle… Continue Reading...

De Tomaso Returns With SLC Crossover

De Tomaso Returns With SLC Crossover
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De Tomaso is back! But not with the Pantera, arguably the company’s most legendary model. No, the troubled Italian company, constantly flirting with bankruptcy and liquidation and angry customers, has introduced for Geneva the SLC, a Pininfarina-designed crossover in the mold of the BMW 5-Series GT. Unfortunately, the overall effort is underwhelming; the oddly-proportioned car… Continue Reading...

Dodge To Abandon Cross-Hair Front End, Go For New Look

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Dodge To Abandon Cross-Hair Front End, Go For New Look
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Dodge‘s trademark cross-hair grille, the front end treatment that has been the hallmark of the brand’s styling for years, will become the sole domain of the Ram truck brand, as the Chrysler division moves toward a new look for future products. “It takes time. We will evolve the products,” Ralph Gilles, CEO of Dodge and Chrysler’s design… Continue Reading...

LA 2010: 2011 Dodge Avenger Starting to Live Up to its Promise; Priced from $19,245

LA 2010: 2011 Dodge Avenger Starting to Live Up to its Promise; Priced from $19,245
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When we saw the 2011 Dodge Avenger on stage at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show, we noticed that it was parked next to a Challenger. Seriously, that’s about all we noticed. Sure there’s some new styling cues at the front and rear, but basically it looks a lot like the 2010 model. Then we… Continue Reading...

Chrysler Recalls 26,000 Vehicles Over Fire Risk

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Chrysler Recalls 26,000 Vehicles Over Fire Risk
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Chrysler is recalling 26,397 vehicles over fault power steering hoses that could leak and cause a fire. Vehicles affected include the 2010 Chrysler 300, Chrysler Sebring, Dodge Avenger, Dodge Journey and Dodge Challenger. NHTSA released a statement regarding the recall stating “Some of these vehicles may experience a separation at the crimped end of the… Continue Reading...

Chrysler Moves Fiat-Based Compact Car Launch Up To Q4 2011

Chrysler Moves Fiat-Based Compact Car Launch Up To Q4 2011
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Chrysler had previously announced that a selection of Fiat-based compact cars was slated to hit the market in early 2012.  But in a sign of rapid progress at Chrysler (or anxiety over the supposed apocalypse), CEO Sergio Marchionne said in a conference call that work on the vehicles is advancing sooner than the company anticipated, and… Continue Reading...

Report: Fiat’s Five Year Chrysler Group Plan, Model by Model Breakdown

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Report: Fiat’s Five Year Chrysler Group Plan, Model by Model Breakdown
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Last week Fiat/Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne set out a long-winded plan for the future of the American automaker and how its future will be closely tied to its new Italian parent company. There was a lot to digest at the seven hour press conference and so we thought a model by model breakdown would be… Continue Reading...

Report: Chrysler to Replace Several Models With Fiat-Based Products

Report: Chrysler to Replace Several Models With Fiat-Based Products
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During Chrysler’s seven hour press conference explaining the direction of the company over the next few years, it became increasingly clear that the new Fiat ownership is planning to build up the Chrysler group of brands using Fiat products. Much of the news isn’t entirely new, but it has now been confirmed and the extent… Continue Reading...

Breaking: Fiat to Kill-Off Nine Chrysler Group Vehicles Including Sebring, Grand Caravan

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Breaking: Fiat to Kill-Off Nine Chrysler Group Vehicles Including Sebring, Grand Caravan
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A week ahead of a planned Fiat/Chrysler press conference in which Sergio Marchionne, the CEO of both automakers, was to outline the future of Chrysler, much of the information has been revealed in an in-depth report in the Wall Street Journal. But before we get to the new products that the Italian-owned automaker is planning… Continue Reading...

Report: Fiat Delays Chrysler Sebring, Dodge Avenger Replacements Until At Least 2012

Report: Fiat Delays Chrysler Sebring, Dodge Avenger Replacements Until At Least 2012
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Chrysler’s previous ownership by Daimler continues to effect the company’s future as plans to replace two of its struggling vehicles have been pushed back. Both the Dodge Avenger and Chrysler Sebring were scheduled to be replaced in 2010, but the American automaker’s new Fiat management has now decided to extend the life-cycles of the two… Continue Reading...