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Ram Getting Adventurer To Take On Raptor
Ram Getting Adventurer To Take On Raptor

You had to know something was up after the unveiling of the 2011 Ram 1500 Tradesman at the Chicago Auto Show. In an effort to appeal to first-time truck buyers who are cost-conscious but don’t want to give up performance, Ram will offer the value-priced HEMI-powered Ram 1500 regular-cab truck...Read More»

2011 Chrysler Town & Country
Best-Selling Minivans in 2010

Chrysler created the minivan market in 1983. But despite the current appeal of SUVs and crossovers, the fact is that consumers still buy these all-purpose family vehicles. To put a slightly different take on it, with some stunning new designs, it’s quite possible that minivans are making...Read More»

2011 Dodge Grand Caravan R/T
2011 Dodge Grand Caravan R/T, You're No "Man Van"

Dear Dodge, It has come to my attention that the 2011 Dodge Caravan will be available in R/T trim and is known internally as the “man van.” As a single father of two, I’m still hunting for a vehicle that combines all the space I need for my kids with the raw performance of a...Read More»

Tradesman on Chicago Stage
2011 Chicago Auto Show: Ram 1500 Tradesman

Dodge's CEO Fred Diaz proclaimed in Chicago that, "2011 was the year of the Ram." Ram truck, that is. He says Ram understands "loud and proud" truck buyers and, perhaps, a little Italian too. According to Diaz, there's a "famiglia" of Ram trucks. To that end, he introduced a new Ram family member...Read More»

2011 Dodge Grand Caravan R/T
2011 Dodge Grand Caravan R/T: The New Chrysler Man Van?

Just a few days away from the opening of the 2011 Chicago Auto Show (February 11-20) and smack in the middle of a brutal winter in many parts of the nation, Family Car Guide is struck by the look of the new 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan R/T that debuts this week at the annual Windy City auto show...Read More»

Screencap from Dodge 'Snowpocalypse' commercial
Ha! Dodge Laughs In The Face Of The Snowpocalypse

If you've been in Tahiti the past few months, consider yourself lucky, because those of us in North America have been subjected to a nonstop barrage of winter storms, snowpocalypses, snowtastrophes, and snowmageddons. No one has been spared -- not even Katie Couric. Almost worse than the snow and...Read More»

Chrysler's 'What's My AQ?' trivia game
Chrysler Launches 'What's My AQ?' Trivia Game

Stuck indoors on this cold, wintry Thursday? Of course you are. That makes today the perfect day for a timewaster, and Chrysler has a one that'll do just fine. The game is called "What's My AQ?", and it's a trivia game designed to test users' "auto quotient" (i.e. their car smarts). It's fronted by...Read More»

2011 Dodge Journey
Today at High Gear Media: Recalls, Home Charging, and GM EV1

Of all the news stories from the auto world in 2010, the biggest one? Recalls, recalls, recalls. [CarNewsBreak] On the recall list today: Chrysler Journey and Ram, as well as the Ford Edge, Lincoln MKX and F-150. [TheCarConnection, FamilyCarGuide] While hybrids and EVs promise greener pastures...Read More»

Ralph Gilles and the revamped Charger
2011 Dodge Charger: Ralph Gilles Talks Freshening

Dodge's Ralph Gilles wants to win you over. His game plan: new or freshened Dodges. For example, the 2011 Durango gets a Jeep's unit-body platform. Meanwhile, the Charger undergoes a significant makeover. Gilles describes this as "waking up and doing what we can do." Gilles told Chicago's motoring...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt outside Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant
Trending In Social Media This Week: Chevrolet Volt Hits The Street, Chrysler And Volkswagen

Social Car News has partnered with real-time online buzz tracker OneRiot to bring you a weekly report on what's trending in the automotive social media world. Each week we monitor discussions across all platforms, including but not limited to Twitter, Facebook, Digg, MySpace, and blogs, to bring...Read More»

2003 Nissan Sentra SE-R
Life At The Dealership: A Moral Sales Dilemma

When I was Internet Manager for a major car dealer, I was helping a young family of four buy a used car. Their budget was limited, along with their down payment. They also needed a fuel efficient car and one that was inexpensive to maintain. The final requirement was a safe vehicle. After all, they...Read More»

Duramax Vs. Powerstroke
Duramax Vs. Power Stroke: Which Side Are You On?

Many truck owners are big fans of diesel engines, but with each of the Detroit automakers using a different diesel, heavy-duty truck buyers have options. What side are you on: Duramax, or Power Stroke? Both Ford and GM have tuned and tweaked their offerings: Ford released the new in-house 6.7-liter...Read More»

2010 Dodge Charger 4-door Sedan SRT8 RWD Open Doors
Video: Dodge Charger and Comparative Studies in Manhood

At this time of year, what with the snow blanketing most of Europe and North America, with family getting Christmas lights up and Hanukah candles burning slowly, I am transported back to a simpler time, when emissions were something that came from my dad after he had a hunk of barely cooked...Read More»

Batmobile
Family Car Guide's Most Memorable TV Family Cars

Most of us grew up watching television – unless we lived way out in the sticks with no electricity. Then, all we had to entertain ourselves were books and our imagination. Watching television with the family was and is a favorite pastime for millions of Americans. Since there’s bound to...Read More»

2011 Dodge Charger R/T
2011 Dodge Charger Gets Some New Curves

The Dodge Charger has been re-designed for 2011, adding some much need attitude and some new power. The design brings back memories of the famed '69 Charger, but only when looking at it from the back. I happened to get a very good look as I followed a front-cladded white 2011 Charger down the 403...Read More»

2011 Dodge Journey
Today at High Gear Media: First Drives, Social Hooks, and GPS

Another trio of first drives are fresh off the production line: we're checking in with the 2011 Dodge Journey, Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country. [TheCarConnection, TheCarConnection, FamilyCarGuide] In other first drives, we go for a spin in the Wheego Whip LiFe, but only after sorting...Read More»

2011 Dodge Grand Caravan
2011 Dodge Grand Caravan: First Drive

Along with most of the Chrysler lineup for 2011, this year's Grand Caravan pitches headlong into the rejuvenation fad. Not that it didn't need a tightening here, a mini-lift there, a spa weekend most everywhere (and mostly for its plasticky, creaky cabin), but the Grand Caravan's always been a...Read More»

2011 Dodge Journey
2011 Dodge Journey: First Drive

In the two years since the Dodge Journey first showed up in showrooms, Chrysler's been through a couple of near-death moments. For all its turmoil with the private-equity crowd and the bankruptcy courts, Chrysler's now churning out a heavily revamped line of 2011 vehicles that includes a Journey...Read More»

2011 Dodge Charger R/T
2011 Dodge Charger and Challenger Hit the HEMI Highway

Here at Family Car Guide, we couldn’t resist commenting on the cross-country trek Dodge begins next week to promote the 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 and 2011 Dodge Charger R/T. According to multiple sources, this is no big-spender campaign, just two Dodge reps, Heather Heughens and Scott...Read More»

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