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Frugal Shopper: For Happiness, Don't Sweat The Numbers
Frugal Shopper: For Happiness, Don't Sweat The Numbers

Consumer Reports, as part of this week's torrent of announcements from its Annual Auto Issue, named the 2010 Honda Fit and 2010 Toyota Prius the best new-car values of the year. While it so happens we like both of those models very much (and appreciate the Prius' 51-mpg rating), they definitely...Read More»

2010 Dodge Ram 1500
Dodge Ram Takes Home MotorWeek's Driver's Choice Award

Dodge's Ram pickup has once again taken home the MotorWeek Driver's Choice award for Best Pickup Truck. This marks the second year in a row for the truck earning the award. The award, which is judged from a buyer's point of view--hey, no love for us auto journalists? Oh fine, we give out too many...Read More»

2010 Dodge Ram 2500 4WD Crew Cab 169" ST Angular Front Exterior View
Dodge to Continue Contract With Cummins

According to Truckblog and Chrysler's own blog, Dodge has extended its contract with diesel-engine manufacturer Cummins. Cummins, who has been making diesel's for Dodge since 1989, will be expected to produce the 6.7-liter diesel that will be featured in upcoming heavy-duty Rams. This engine is...Read More»

Lake Mary High School logo vs. Dodge Ram logo
Chrysler Lawyers Order Takedown Of Florida High School Logo

When lawyers come a-calling, the news is never good. Folks at Florida's Lake Mary High School learned that lesson the hard way when Chrysler's legal team contacted them back in January. The pinstripers insisted that Lake Mary had copied Chrysler's trademarked Ram image and used it as the high...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Traverse
Crossover vs Traditional SUV: Which is Best?

Gone are the days of straightforward words that describe the types of vehicles we drive. Car. Truck. Van. Wagon. Over the years, the marketing-speak of the auto industry has successfully permeated our vocabulary. Terms like “crossover” and “sports activity vehicle” are thrown around at...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 Chrysler Town & Country
Chrysler, Dodge Minivans Get 60-Day Return Policy

Chrysler has announced that for a limited time it will offer a no-questions-asked return policy on its 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan or Chrysler Town & Country minivans. From today through March 31, if buyers trade in a competing model (owned or leased), they qualify for the Minivan Pledge, which...Read More»

Brett Favre in 2011 Hyundai Sonata ad from Super Bowl 2010
2011 Hyundai Sonata Wins Big In Superbowl Ads; Audi, Dodge Less So

The New Orleans Saints weren't the only winners to emerge from Sunday night's Super Bowl (which, by the way, was the most-watched TV show in U.S. history). Automakers like Hyundai also walked away victorious, with varying jumps in web traffic thanks to Super Bowl ads. The 2011 Hyundai Sonata ended...Read More»

2010 GMC Sierra 2500HD 2WD Crew Cab 153" SLE Front Exterior View
GM Says it Will Support B20 Biodiesel

General Motors said at the National Biodiesel Conference that the 6.6-liter turbodiesel engine available in heavy-duty Chevrolet Silverados, 2011 GMC Sierras, 2011 Chevrolet Express and 2011 GMC Savana vans will be compatible with B20 fuel, which is a 20-percent blend of biodiesel. Ford and...Read More»

2009 Dodge Ram Heavy Duty
Dodge Still Loves Cummins - Committed to Long-term Relationship

It looks like buyers of heavy-duty Dodge Ram trucks will be Cummins-powered for a long time to come if they check the box for the diesel engine option. To have true credibility in the heavy-duty truck segment, automakers almost have to offer the option of a diesel engine. These workhorse engines...Read More»

2010 Nissan Frontier
2010 Nissan Frontier: Only Small Pickup With Strong Roof Safety

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has rated five small and mid-size pickups and found that roof-crush protection isn't so good overall. The only truck of the five tested to earn the top rating of 'good'—just barely—was the 2010 Nissan Frontier (also sold, structurally similar...Read More»

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Chrysler: Sales Slip, Product Offerings For Fans Expand

To put it mildly, Chrysler is having a tough time on the sales front. Despite some incentives added over the last weekend of January to woo safety-concious Toyota owners looking for a trade-in, the company saw an 8% slip in sales compared to January 2009 -- which was itself a dismal month, ringing...Read More»

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 2WD Reg Cab 120.5" SLT Front Exterior View
Review Recap: 2010 Dodge Ram

Chrysler is still struggling to emerge from last year's bankruptcy, and one of the vehicles it will lean on to do that is the 2010 Dodge Ram. Redesigned for 2009, the Ram is one of Chrysler's strongest-selling vehicles, and our parent Web site, The Car Connection, put the 2010 Dodge Ram 1500...Read More»

2006 Dodge Ram SRT-10 4-door Quad Cab 140.5" WB Front Exterior View
Hyundai, Chrysler Create More Incentives To Lure Toyota Customers

Last week, we mentioned that Ford and GM were offering special incentives to customers who trade in Toyota vehicles at the time of purchase. Now Chrysler and Hyundai have joined the fray, with their own discounts to woo Toyota owners worried about safety. In a press release issued Friday, Chrysler...Read More»

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 2WD Reg Cab 120.5" SLT Front Exterior View
Ram President Says Trucks Are Still Dodges!

If you're wondering whether Ram trucks are still Dodges, the president of the Ram brand says Rams are still Dodges! Last fall the folks at our flagship blog TheCarConnection.com covered the puzzling branding maneuvers at Chrysler, which included segregating Ram trucks as a separate brand from Dodge...Read More»

2010 Dodge Dakota 2WD Crew Cab ST Rear Exterior View
Why a Four-Door Pickup Is the Perfect Vehicle

I came to this conclusion several years ago. I had three young daughters in elementary school, and they all wanted to go with Daddy whenever Daddy wanted to go somewhere. We owned a Suburban back then. It was very useful for hauling the kids, the dog, and half of Costco when we went shopping. But...Read More»

2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Chrysler Recalls 24,177 Dodge, Jeep, Chrysler Models

Chrysler has announced a recall of 24,177  Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep vehicles, mostly from the 2010 model year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website, certain vehicles "may have been built with an improperly formed or missing brake booster input rod retaining...Read More»

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 2WD Reg Cab 120.5" SLT Angular Front Exterior View
Recall: 2009 and 2010 Dodge Ram

According to Cars.com, Chrysler is recalling 24,177 Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep vehicles, including 2009 and 2010 Dodge Ram models. Both light-duty and heavy-duty Rams are part of the recall. The recall involves a brake booster input rod retaining clip that could be missing or improperly formed...Read More»

2010 Dodge Charger 4-door Sedan SXT RWD Front Exterior View
Dodge Charger Is The Only Detroit Auto With A Superbowl Ad

A couple of days ago, we mentioned that Volkswagen would return to the Superbowl advertising arena after a nine-year absence with a new, 30-second spot highlighting the full range of VW vehicles. A handful of other brands will seen during the game -- including Honda, Hyundai, and VW's brash sister...Read More»

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