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2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8: 2011 New York Auto Show
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»

2010 Chrysler Town & Country 4-door Wagon Touring Angular Rear Exterior View
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»

2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser Classic 4-door Wagon Front Exterior View
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»

Chrysler's 'Imported from Detroit' bumper sticker
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»

2011 Chrysler 200
Negotiating Your Car Deal: Be Prepared Or Pay More

When I was Internet Manager for a major car dealer, I could usually tell long before the deal was completed if someone was going to get a good deal or not. The savvy car shopper who got the best price always had their homework done. They knew—beyond a shadow of a doubt—the price they...Read More»

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*UPDATED* Chrysler Tweets The F-Bomb "By Mistake"

UPDATE- Chrysler confirms the profane tweet came from an NMS employee, and also confirms the employee has been terminated. Social media is a double-edged sword: tweet too fast and you might make a mistake. A bad one. The official Chrysler Twitter account made a mistake of haste this morning, by...Read More»

Eminem in Chrysler's Super Bowl XLV ad
Chrysler 200 Ad Starring Eminem Still Popular, But Can Chrysler Put That Buzz In The Bank?

There's no denying that Chrysler scored big with its giant-sized, two-minute-long Super Bowl ad. The spot, which featured Eminem and the new Chrysler 200, generated a huge response, especially on social networks like Twitter. In fact, a new study says that the commercial is still causing buzz, but...Read More»

Twitter
Top Three Automotive Tweets We Saw Today

Every once in a while it is nice to recognize automakers that tweet out some great stuff. Today we have kept a close eye on our Twitter streams and have picked out the three best tweets that we saw from an automaker. First up is a tweet from Chrysler stating, "Want to join the @Chrysler family? Go...Read More»

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