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1.9 million Jeep, Dodge, and Chrysler vehicles recalled for airbag problem
1.9 million Jeep, Dodge, and Chrysler vehicles recalled for airbag problem

This afternoon, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced that it was recalling more than 1.9 million vehicles to fix a problem with their airbags and seatbelts. In a statement, the automaker says that three deaths and five injuries may be linked to the issue. The problem affects vehicles equipped with...Read More»

2012 MINI John Cooper Works Coupe
2012 MINI Coupe, Focus Doug, Brooklyn's 'Gran Torino' Shooter: Today's Car News

The 2012 MINI Coupe is finally official, and comes with a $22,000 base price. [MotorAuthority] The numbers behind Ford's Focus Doug social media campaign have finally hit the interwebz. Looks like the politically incorrect orange puppet is a hit. [SocialCarNews] Many new cars now come without spare...Read More»

2010 Dodge Caliber R/T
Dodge Caliber Replacement Coming To 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Overhauling the entire Chrysler product portfolio was never going to be accomplished overnight, so reports that Dodge will replace the old Caliber (production discontinued in 2010) are a good sign the automaker is finally going to jazz up its compact car segment. At least, Dodge gets the new...Read More»

2010 Dodge Caliber R/T
Dodge To Show Caliber Successor At 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Dodge hasn’t had a small car offering in their lineup since discontinuing Caliber production in 2010. There are plenty of 2011 Calibers leftover on dealer lots, but the car is a reminder of the “bad old days” at Chrysler. Like the Dodge Neon that preceded it, the Caliber was never...Read More»

2011 Jeep Patriot
Report: Jeep Working On A New Compact Crossover/SUV

Just yesterday we chased up rumors of a diesel-powered Wrangler for the U.S., and today, the Jeep whispers are circulating again, this time with a compact B-segment crossover at the center. Based on a Fiat platform and leveraging Fiat's small 1.3-liter and 1.6-liter diesels and 1.4-liter Multiair...Read More»

2010 Honda Civic Sedan
Safety Watch: Nine 2011 Vehicles That Still Lack Stability Control

If you could check the box for a safety feature that's been shown to dramatically decrease the chances of an accident, you would, right? That's the case with electronic stability control (ESC); it's been shown to reduce accidents, fatal crashes, and rollovers, and with economies of scale doesn't...Read More»

2009 Dodge Caliber 4-door HB R/T Open Doors
Top Vehicles For Drivers Over 6' - The Dodge Caliber

The Caliber is deceiving. I leased a 2008 Dodge Caliber for a female business partner as part of her compensation. She had asked for a BMW, but my spidey senses said that would be a waste of my cash. I liked the look of the Caliber and thought the price point was good. I had a hunch that I had...Read More»

2010 Chrysler Town & Country
Recall Alert: Chrysler to Recall 600,000 Vehicles

Chrysler has announced a major recall effort today. The recall covers five models which are suffering from various maladies. About 285,000 2008-2009 Chrysler Town and Country and Dodge Grand Caravan models are being recalled because of a short circuit in the electrical system that could start a...Read More»

2007 Dodge Caliber
2007 Dodge Caliber In New Sticky Accelerator Pedal Probe

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating yet another potential case of sticking accelerator pedals, this time in 2007 Dodge Caliber compacts. According to trade journal Automotive News, the NHTSA has received five complaints of accelerator pedals that stuck in the open...Read More»

Dodge Compact car preview
New Dodge Compact Previewed, To Use Fiat-Sourced Platform

Last week's Chicago Auto Show didn't hold a lot of surprise concepts or glamorous supercars, but there were a few key developments for car shoppers, including a hint at a new Dodge Compact car. The preview, given at the Economic Club of Chicago toward the end of the media days, reveals a new small...Read More»

2010 Dodge Caliber R/T
2010 Dodge Caliber: Better Interior, Fewer Engines, More MPG

For 2010, Chrysler has slimmed down the choices on its Dodge Caliber hatchback and spiffed up the interior, to make the car more competitive with the best of its class. It now offers just two engines and two transmissions, slightly improving the gas mileage. We've never rated the Caliber...Read More»

Badge on 2009 Mercury Mariner Hybrid
12 Born-In-The-U.S.A. Fuel Sippers

Want American-made and fuel-efficient? A small car, too? You don't have many choices. Shoppers are valuing fuel efficiency more than before, especially now that they might be able to take advantage of a $4,500 Cash-for-Clunkers incentive. While there are plenty of stars-and-stripes-waving larger...Read More»

Nissan Gen 2 CVT
Nissan Promises An Improved CVT

If you want to get an automatic transmission—as most car shoppers prefer—on a Nissan, you'll most likely end up with a CVT. That's, to put it as simply as possible, a belt-and-pulley system rather than gears and hydraulics. Nissan has just announced that the CVT it uses across most of its...Read More»

Sergio Marchionne
Marchionne Considers Cutting Underperforming Chrysler Models

Sergio Marchionne took the reigns of Chrysler less than a month ago, and already he's showing that life at the new Chrysler/Fiat isn't going to be la dolce vita. Taking advantage of the capital and credibility that come at the start of many corporate tenures, the CEO is making some very bold...Read More»

2007 Dodge Nitro
The 5 Cars That Killed Chrysler...This Time

While we wait for Chrysler to emerge, hopefully leaner but not that much lighter, from its bankruptcy—perhaps with some fashionable Italian loafers and a rejuvenated Dolce & Gabbana wardrobe—TheCarConnection.com started thinking about the company’s product missteps in recent years. No...Read More»

2009 Dodge Caliber SRT4
Chrysler Claims No Sale of Brands, Plants

"Absolutely false" - those were the words used by Chrysler Vice Chairman and President Tom LaSorda today regarding murmurs of a sale of the Jeep brand, one or more manufacturing plants, or tooling for an existing vehicle. (And who, exactly, would be fool enough to buy the tooling for, say, the Jeep...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen Rabbit S
Volkswagen Tops Gaywheels.com's Top 10 Most-Researched Vehicles List

Gaywheels.com yesterday announced its Top 10 Most-Researched Vehicles list for the third quarter of 2008. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered car shoppers, who make up the Web site's demographic, continued to show favor for Volkswagen models, keeping the Rabbit and the Eos in first and second...Read More»

2008 Ford F-Series
Asians Overtake Detroit; F-Series Falls to Civic

If all the plant closings, production shifts, and job losses haven’t gotten out the word that there’s a massive sea change reshaping the U.S. auto industry, then the sales numbers for May should certainly complete the picture. For the first time, Asian automakers outsold the U.S. Big Three last...Read More»

Sales: GM, Toyota, Ford and Chrysler Drop

Sales of new vehicles dropped seven percent in February and the pain was widespread as General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, Nissan and BMW all reported declines in sales. Mitsubishi, Kia and Hyundai and Audi were on the losing end of sales, too--but Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen (thanks to...Read More»

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