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Do They Know Something We Don't: Automakers, Auto Insurance Ad Spending Soars
Do They Know Something We Don't: Automakers, Auto Insurance Ad Spending Soars

During tough economic times, companies often cut back on marketing -- in fact, advertising budgets are frequently the first to shrink when danger looms and the last to expand once the coast clear. As a result, some analysts see ad spending as the equivalent of the canary in the mine shaft: a sign...Read More»

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Chrysler Fires Lunch-Hour Partiers At Grand Cherokee Plant

At the Detroit area plant that assembles the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee, thirteen employees caught on camera last week boozing during their lunch hour have been fired, with two others suspended without pay. The footage was captured by Detroit Fox affiliate WJBK-TV, then picked up first nationally by...Read More»

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Chrysler Flooded With Applications For Fiat Dealerships

Back in August, some Chrysler dealers were worried about CEO Sergio Marchionne's plans to launch Fiat in the U.S. They were concerned about the expense (Marchionne wants to sell the Fiat in new, Fiat-branded showrooms), the logic of adding another brand to the Chrysler family, and the demand for...Read More»

1997 Nissan 240SX SE
Today in Car News: Nissan 240SX, Night Driving and EVs

The latest estimates on the auto-industry bailouts are in--and GM shares would have to be priced above $133 for us to get back all our $49.5-billion investment in the automaker. [Wall Street Journal] Nissan won't build you a new 240SX, but would you be interested in something like a Sentra coupe...Read More»

2011 Chrysler 200
2011 Chrysler 200: A Sebring Follow-Up for Families

The news that Chrysler plans to introduce its replacement for the mid-size Sebring sedan – and call it the 2011 Chrysler 200 – should come as no surprise to watchers of the company. But even though the automaker bills the 200 as all-new, it isn’t an all-new platform or reflective...Read More»

2011 Chrysler 200
Chrysler Counts Down to the Future: 300, 200...and 100?

With the blast of social media from Chrysler this morning, the details of its future product plans are getting a bit clearer. What's certain today is that the automaker's alliance with Fiat means the Chrysler brand is once again reaching for an upscale buyer. What's also clear is that the...Read More»

2010 Jeep Compass
Chrysler Previews 2011 Jeep Patriot--But What About Compass?

This morning, Chrysler let loose on a new-product assault via Twitter and Facebook. And while it wasn't the long, drawn-out tease that the 2011 Ford Explorer became on Facebook, it lit up the social-media hotline with breaking news on the 2011 Fiat 500, 2011 Jeep Patriot, 2011 Chrysler Town &...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
Ford Vs. Chrysler: Two Ways to Launch Cars Via Social Media

Unless you've been living under a boulder--or just don't have Facebook, same difference--you know Ford used social media to launch the new 2011 Explorer. Yup, Facebook. Today, Chrysler took the same route with not one, but four either new or refreshed models. In a huge shift in the industry...Read More»

2011 Chrysler 200
Chrysler Uses Social Media To Tease & Reveal Updated 2011 Models

Today was huge for Chrysler! They announced/revealed pictures and some details on four new or refreshed 2011 models. From the refreshed Chrysler 200 (which is the new name for the Sebring) to the new Fiat 500 Sport, it was a frenzy of news. Chrysler took the social media route in releasing the...Read More»

2011 Chrysler Town & Country
Today at High Gear Media: New Chryslers, Paying Cash for Cars

The barrage of new Chryslers coming in 2011 hit Twitter this morning like a 140-character-count tidal wave. Luckily, a minivan held them all safe in its clutches. [TheCarConnection] The Jeep Patriot's back for more off-road action, with touchy-feely interior bits and slight styling mods. When can...Read More»

2011 Chrysler Town & Country
2011 Chrysler Town & Country Minivan: First Look

We've bemoaned the details that keep Chrysler's minivan from being in the top tier of family haulers--a plasticky interior being first among them. Today, Chrysler's hitting Facebook with the first photos of the 2011 Chrysler Town & Country minivan, which gets a new interior--from the looks of...Read More»

2011 Chrysler 200
2011 Chrysler 200 Sedan (nee Sebring): First Look

Well, the long wait is coming to a close: Chrysler just tweeted the first photos of the new 2011 Chrysler 200, which is apparently the new name for the redesigned Chrysler Sebring. The images show details of the restyled front and rear of the core Sebring platform, with swept-back lights and a...Read More»

2009 Mercury Mariner Hybrid
Today in Car News: Mercury, Panamera and Lamborghini

With the death of Mercury comes more than a little agita over at Lincoln. Who's going to replace all those Grand Marquis-heads in showrooms? [AutomotiveNews] Obama's crafty charisma couldn't convince Carlos to come to GM's aid. Not for a second, Ghosn says (probably in French or Portuguese)...Read More»

2011 Chrysler 300 teaser
Today in Car News: Chrysler, Fiat, Ram and Volt

We've seen the 2011 Chrysler 300 in the company's Chapter 11 filing, but snippets are landing on the Interwebs like the first flakes of winter. Is it time already? [Jalopnik] While Chrysler divorces the Ram brand from Dodge, it's giving the fledgling nameplate its own iPhone app. Perfect for the...Read More»

2011 Dodge Durango prototype, spy photo by Steve Wild
Exclusive Spy Photographs: 2011 Dodge Durango Test Vehicle!

Mobile phones must make test engineers crazy. Here, we give you a couple of exclusive spy shots of the new 2011 Dodge Durango seven-seat crossover. Chrysler hasn't yet officially revealed the 2011 Durango, although it did put up a Durango teaser site that shows specific details of the styling...Read More»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Auto Sales Down, But Ford And Chrysler Take Back Market Share

The industry is still suffering, and sales haven't truly found their rebound yet. But Ford and Chrysler are showing surprisingly strong in the market, compared to where they were last year. Versus the Cash for Clunkers frenzy of last summer, sales are way down—about 20 percent versus last...Read More»

2010 Chrysler Town & Country
2010 Chrysler Town & Country Touring: His And Her Review

There are always two sides to everything, right? Well, the truth is there are many more than that! To keep our car reviews innovative and well-rounded, we are providing you with not just one, but two points of view on the same exact vehicle – Her and His perspectives. Her: Anne Fleming, Car...Read More»

Screencap from Porsche's YouTube channel
Battle Of The Brands: YouTube's Winners And Losers Revealed

And so it's come to an end -- this week-long look at automakers and their YouTube channels. We've been amused, intrigued, and sometimes bitterly disappointed by what we've seen. Now it's time to announce the best (and worst) in show. But first, a couple of notes. First, we were surprised by the...Read More»

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Consumer Groups Petition F.T.C. Over Rental Car Recalls

PETITION FOR INVESTIGATION AND LEGAL ACTION REGARDING PRACTICES OF ENTERPRISE HOLDINGS INC For Enterprise Rent-A-Car the affects of a $15 million settlement over the company’s rental of a recalled PT Cruiser simply won’t go away. The Houck sisters died when they lost control of their rental and...Read More»

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