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Invisible Monkey II: PETA Defends Dodge, Gets All Up In Our Grille
Invisible Monkey II: PETA Defends Dodge, Gets All Up In Our Grille

Ah, the Interwebz. We wrote a little story last Thursday about how Dodge digitally erased the image of a monkey from an end-of-year clearance commercial after People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals complained. And it sorta went viral. Tens of thousands of people viewed it, and more than 50...Read More»

Screencap from viral ad for the Dodge Challenger
Video: Dodge Challenger's 'Revolutionary' Campaign Tries To Go Viral

  Chrysler's recent ad campaigns have been pretty hit-or-miss. We've enjoyed the Dodge ads voiced by Michael C. Hall, despite the heat they've taken from PETA. The commercials for the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee were kind of a win, though they could use some judicious editing. On the other hand, the...Read More»

2008 Mitsubishi Lancer
Five Cars With Surprisingly High Insurance Costs

Get a more expensive car, and you might expect the insurance premium to be quite a bit higher.But that's not always true. Instead, the most expensive cars are often those models most often involved in accidents. Insurance companies know they're more likely to have to pay out a claim on cars that...Read More»

2011 Mustang V6
Five Cheap Ways to 300 Horsepower

A generation ago, it was a barrier only exotic supercars with six-figure stickers could cross.Today, you can get there in a family sedan. The 300 horsepower barrier isn't what it used to be.  Thanks to technologies like direct injection, turbocharging and valve timing, engineers today can get...Read More»

Screencap from Dodge' YouTube channel
Battle Of The Brands: Which American Automakers Bare All On YouTube?

This week at SocialCarNews, we're hosting a little competition. You see, we spend a lot of time debating which automakers do well on the social media front and which, well, don't. But most of those discussions center on specific marketing campaigns, like Suzuki's AllPoints contest, or the...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 Cadillac Escalade
Cadillac Escalade A Beacon For Thieves, Says Insurance Data

If you plan to purchase a Cadillac Escalade, Ford F-250 Crew Cab, Infiniti G37, or Dodge Charger Hemi, you might want to check in with your insurance agent first. Why? Because these vehicles have the highest theft rates (from inside, or of the vehicle itself) of any models one to three years old...Read More»

2010 Ford Edge 4-door Sport FWD Angular Front Exterior View
Six SUVs You Can Practically Steal This Month

  It sounds so 1999, but the SUV is showing signs of life. By some measures, SUVs are the fastest-selling category of new car this summer. If you're counting by days' worth of inventory, utes like the Audi Q7 are among the vehicles in shortest supply in dealer lots as automakers ramp up for the...Read More»

Carefree (and careless) Dodge Ram driver on the highway
Tip: How NOT To Drive Your Truck At 80 MPH

The freeway is like a box of 80-mph chocolates wrapped in sheetmetal: you never know what you're going to get. Today, we get a Dodge Ram 1500 driver cruising down the highway with his foot covering the driver's side mirror, his arm hanging out the window, and clearly very few cares in the world. He...Read More»

Chimp from the 2010 Dodge Tent Event commercial
Today In Advertising: PETA Persuades Dodge To Ditch The Fireworks Chimp

By now, you've probably seen the ad for the Dodge Tent Event: a stream of current Dodge models, all dressed out in black, zipping through a sales lot full of tents, banners, and those wacky inflatable tube people you often see at dealerships. Michael C. Hall (of Six Feet Under and now Dexter fame)...Read More»

Smart Car Shopping: Great Car Deals This Week

If you're going out car shopping this weekend, you should know that automakers aren't discounting cars the way they did just a few months ago. As Toyota fought to recover its reputation amidst allegations of unintended acceleration in the spring, it launched a round of heavy discounts.  That...Read More»

Get Ahead Of The New Car Market: Six Summer Bargains

With the mercury climbing over 100 degrees up and down the east coast, you sure envy your neighbor's convertible right now, don't you?  Putting the top down and letting the wind cool you is one of the great joys of car ownership, but right now, you shouldn't be considering a new Miata. No, this is...Read More»

2010 Chrysler 300C SRT8
60-Day Regret-Free Purchase Program From Chrysler

In an almost unheard-of move, Chrysler is offering a “60-Day Regret-Free Purchase” program that allows new car buyers to return their car within 60 days if they aren’t happy with it. Plus, the company will make the first two months’ payments for the buyer, up to $500 per month, for a...Read More»

2010 Jeep Wrangler 4WD 2-door Sahara Angular Front Exterior View
Chrysler Recalls 2010 Dodge Nitro, Ram And 2010 Jeep Liberty, Wrangler

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that Chrysler will recall certain 2010 models of the Jeep Liberty, Jeep Wrangler, Dodge Nitro, and Dodge Ram (now known simply as the Ram). According to the official NHTSA bulletin, those vehicles were built with a defective part that could...Read More»

Bigfoot MLB All-Star Game Silverado
Bigfoot Says Bye Bye Blue Oval, Hello Bowtie

It seems nothing is sacred, not even in the fantastically outlandish world of monster trucks. Bigfoot, the single biggest icon of monster trucking in the world, has changed its Blue Oval in for a new Bowtie--dropping Ford for Chevy after 35 years. While this isn't technically the first time Bigfoot...Read More»

Dodge Caravan R/T concept
Chrysler Brings A 'Man Van' To Take On The Swagger Wagons

Minivans are many things: functional, convenient, and sometimes easy on the eyes. But they don't always inspire pride in their owners, and they don't exactly scream "Master of my Domain" -- particularly when men are behind the wheel. In fact, countless commercials have light of the fact that for...Read More»

Screencap from Dodge Challenger World Cup commercial
Video: Buy A Dodge, Or The Terrorists Win

Last week, Chrysler launched its first ad campaign for a new model since emerging from bankruptcy in 2009. Frankly, we found the spot for the Jeep Grand Cherokee a little confusing, but not as much as this clip for the Dodge Challenger: We've seen a few other Dodge ads in recent weeks -- first that...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»

2010 Chrysler Town & Country
Chrysler Recalls Minivans for Fire Risk

Chrysler's popular minivans are the subject of a new recall that follows two other recent recalls by the domestic automaker. The 2008-2009 Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan are being recalled for a problem with wiring. In some vehicles from those model years--the vehicles in...Read More»

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