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Chrysler In the Black; First Profit Since Bankruptcy
Chrysler In the Black; First Profit Since Bankruptcy

Fresh from announcing a range of new vehicles at the 2011 New York auto show, Chrysler says it's turned in its first quarterly profit since it emerged from bankruptcy. The Auburn Hills, Michigan-based automaker says it profited to the tune of $116 million in Q1, from an operating profit of $477...Read More»

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BREAKING: Chrysler To Repay U.S., Canadian Loans By June 30

Yesterday, we told you that Chrysler was on the brink of announcing a plan to repay its debts to governments of Canada and the U.S. Now, they've gone and done it: according to a Chrysler press release issued this morning, the repayment will officially take place sometime between now and June 30...Read More»

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Report: Chrysler To Announce Repayment Of Government Loans

Sources close to Chrysler report that the automaker is close to announcing a refinancing package that would eradicate $6.6 billion in loans provided by the U.S. and Canadian governments. The loans have long been an issue for Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne, who vocally objected to their high...Read More»

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Chrysler: Frequent Design Changes Key To Sales Growth

If you're shopping for a new car and have a preference for Chrysler Group products, expect to see frequent model updates from Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep in the coming years. Ralph Gilles, head of design at Chrysler (and president & CEO of Dodge) believes that frequent styling changes may be the...Read More»

2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8
2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8: 2011 New York Auto Show

With first driving impressions logged in the win column, the latest Chrysler 300 is doing all it can to earn a sedan smackdown with a new SRT8 edition coming for the 2012 model year. In SRT8 trim, the 300 drafts the big 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 already stuffed into the Dodge Challenger into service. With...Read More»

2011 Chrysler 300
Fiat Ups Stake in Chrysler To 30 Percent

Fiat has announced that it is increasing its ownership stake in Chrysler from 25 percent to 30 percent, effective immediately. This is due to Chrysler meeting the second of three performance milestones laid out by Fiat in its operating agreement with the Detroit automaker on June 10, 2009. The new...Read More»

2011 Chrysler 200. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.
The Chrysler 200 and Eminem

With Chrysler’s release of the all new 200 sedan came the need for a stellar marketing plan. Enter stage right: Eminem. Can you think of a better composition to underscore a car commercial about hope than Lose Yourself? I can’t. The first time I saw the commercial it immediately...Read More»

2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser
Best Auto Show Moment: Chrysler PT Cruiser

It was a day unlike any other in early January 2000, as any car enthusiast would know--this is the beginning of the auto show season, and for purists it doesn’t get any better than the North American International Auto show. For a kid growing up in Northern Ontario, I never thought I would...Read More»

Dodge 'Haiku For You' ad
UPDATED: Dodge's 'Haiku For You' Is The Worst Ad Of 2011 (So Far)

UPDATED: SEE BELOW After months of near-silence during its painful restructuring process, Chrysler began crawling back toward the world of advertising. Its first efforts -- one of which was dedicated to Burmese dissident Aung San Suu Kyi -- were not especially well received. Then came a few new...Read More»

2011 Chrysler 300
March 2011 Auto Sales: Winners And Losers

March sales numbers are out, and the Big Three domestic automakers fared well last month. Led by Chrysler with an increase in sales of 31 percent over last year, the Detroit automakers all ended the month on the positive side of the ledger. Chrysler’s whopping increase in sales was the best...Read More»

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Report: Obama Motorcade Exempt From Greening Of Federal Fleet

This week, President Barack Obama issued a plan to green the federal government's fleet of vehicles—specifying that by 2015, 100 percent of its vehicles purchased would be clean-energy, fuel-efficient models. Today officials confirmed that's not quite true; it applies to all but the...Read More»

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Recall Watch: 2010 Chrysler Town & Country

Chrysler has issued a recall for up to 154,388 vehicles, including the 2010 Town & Country. The recall documentation states that the ignition key may inadvertently displace from the “Run” position to the “Acc” position while driving. This movement of the key causes the...Read More»

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Rebecca Black, Eminem Giving Chrysler Extra (Blemished) Face Time?

Quick: Which music-video face do you most associate with Chrysler now: Eminem, or Rebecca Black? Chrysler no doubt would rather have you think of its Super Bowl commercial, starring Eminem, but it would be hard to find someone who logs any time connected and hasn't seen the cobbled-together music...Read More»

2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser
Buyer Beware Now Includes Renting A Car

Did you know that it’s not illegal in most states for rental car companies to continue to rent vehicles that have not had manufacturer recall issues resolved? This means it’s up to consumer to ask if the vehicle being rented is under a recall notice and, if so, if the recall work has...Read More»

2012 Fiat 500
Seven Car Brands With Bad Reputations For Quality

Quality means different things to different car buyers--everything from reliability to fuel efficiency to utility. It's nebulous, but it can make or break the launch of a new vehicle or the success of a car company, affecting everything from positive press to negative word-of-mouth reviews. Some...Read More»

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California May Say Fix Recalls Or Don't Rent

An effort to require car rental companies to resolve safety recalls has surfaced in the state where the issue began - California. Assemblyman Bill Monning from Carmel has introduced The Raechel and Jacqueline Houck Rental Car SafetyAct named after the two sisters who died in a rental car that had...Read More»

2011 Chrysler 300
Five Affordable, Comfortable 2011 Large Sedans

When is comfort more important than on a long family road trip? For that matter, if you’re looking for room to stretch out and be able to enjoy the scenery – and family conversation -- in something other than a crossover, wagon or SUV, what are some 2011 sedans that fit the bill without...Read More»

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Lawsuit: Chrysler Is Detroit's Only Exporter -- And Don't You Forget It

By now, you've probably seen Chrysler's "Born of Fire" ad -- the two-minute-long clip that debuted during the Super Bowl featuring the Chrysler 200, Eminem, and a gospel choir. You probably also know that it's generated lots of publicity, even though some of that buzz seems unwarranted and even...Read More»

2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser
Safe Rental Car Act Introduced

Back in November AllCarAdvice reported on Senator Charles Schumer's very pointed letter to the FTC about requiring car rental companies to promptly repair recalled vehicles within their fleets. If the FTC "can't or won't act, congress will" was his statement in November. Earlier this month his Safe...Read More»

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