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Wading Through Dodge’s Changing Trim Names for 2012
Wading Through Dodge’s Changing Trim Names for 2012

Dodge is making changes to some trim names on the bulk of its product lineup for 2012. Trouble is -- you may need a roadmap to figure out what’s what. Why automakers drop certain trim names is usually for simplification. Maybe one name plays better than another. Who knows what the reason is...Read More»

2011 Dodge Nitro 2WD 4-door Heat Side Exterior View
2011 Dodge Nitro: High on Image

Quite frankly, I find the 2011 Dodge Nitro Shock 4X4 a polarizing machine. I don't know whether I like it or hate it. Sometimes it's both, all at once. The Nitro Shock 4X4 is, essentially, the top of the line for this model, and is priced accordingly, topping out at $32,905 from $28,995...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»

2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep Vehicles Get Stronger May Incentives

Chrysler today announced a more aggressive incentives program for May, including the potential for no-interest financing on much of its product line or cash-back offers of up to $4,000. For up to 36 or 60 months, depending on the vehicle, Chrysler is offering zero-percent financing, arranged...Read More»

2009 Dodge Nitro SE
2010 Dodge Nitro: 100 Percent Attitude On Wheels

Dodge has long been known as the granddaddy of Get 'er Done trucks and tough-as-nails vehicles. Heck, even the Dodge Avenger, Caliber, Challenger and Charger are not just cars they are carefully contrived steel, chrome and 100 percent attitude on wheels. So, its no wonder that Dodge has done it...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius
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 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 Challenger 2-door Coupe SRT8 Angular Front Exterior View
Consumer Reports' Annual Auto Survey Sees Gains For Detroit

A couple of weeks ago, Nelson Ireson reported on Consumer Reports' latest Reliability Survey, which put Ford and Lincoln at the head of the reliability pack. Now Consumer Reports has more good news for Big Three automakers thanks to its new Auto Survey, which places several American autos on the...Read More»

Chrysler Mopar FLO TV Auto Entertainment
Chrysler Gets Mobile TV, Again: This Time It's For Grownups

Chrysler announced today that it will be the first automaker to offer in-car mobile TV with a full channel lineup. The new service, FLO TV Auto Entertainment, will bring up to 20 channels for a monthly fee that's low in comparison to existing satellite services. For a couple of years now, Chrysler...Read More»

2009 Dodge Nitro SE
Taking the 2009 Dodge Nitro RT Around the Block

Plenty of Cargo Space and great styling. Not so great gas mileage. Test driving the 2009 Dodge Nitro RT gives you a smooth ride with its 5 speed automatic transmission. The mileage leaves a lot to be desired though, as with most SUVs. I was interested in getting a car that could carry all the...Read More»

2007 Dodge Nitro
The 5 Cars That Killed Chrysler...This Time

While we wait for Chrysler to emerge, hopefully leaner but not that much lighter, from its bankruptcy—perhaps with some fashionable Italian loafers and a rejuvenated Dolce & Gabbana wardrobe—TheCarConnection.com started thinking about the company’s product missteps in recent years. No...Read More»

2009 Dodge Nitro SE
Chrysler Recalls 3,663 Dodge Nitro and Jeep Liberty SUVs

Some 3,663 '07 and '08 model year Dodge Nitro and Jeep Liberty small SUVs, which share a platform, have been recalled due to "various degrees of reduced effectiveness" of their parking brakes. So far, 24 incidents have been reported, with one alleged vehicle crash, says Edmunds. The recall involves...Read More»

Less Can Cost More, Says Consumer Reports

Sometimes a bargain isn't. A car that may look inexpensive, up front, just might wind up costing you more in the long-run, warns Consumer Reports magazine, in its Annual April Auto Issue. Once you add in factors like maintenance, fuel costs, insurance, interest and depreciation, the actual cost of...Read More»

2010 Dodge Nitro 2WD 4-door SE Angular Rear Exterior View
RELEASE: 2006 Dodge Nitro 5.7L HEMI Concept

2006 SEMA Show by TCC Team (10/30/2006)All our coverage from the Las Vegas aftermarket extravaganza. · Builders: DaimlerChrysler Dealer Technical Operations and Vehicle Build Shops · 5.7L HEMI Crate Engine by Mopar · 360 horsepower @ 5,400 rpm and 360 lbs.-ft. of torque @ 4,200 rpm This Dodge...Read More»

2009 Dodge Nitro 2WD 4-door SLT Wheel Cap
RELEASE: 2006 Dodge Nitro Panel Wagon Concept

2006 SEMA Show by TCC Team (10/30/2006)All our coverage from the Las Vegas aftermarket extravaganza. Builders: DaimlerChrysler Vehicle Build Shops · 3.7L, 12-valve, SOHC V-6 · 210 horsepower and 235 lbs.-ft. of torque With hot rod flavor, this retro 2-door Dodge Nitro Panel Wagon also has modern...Read More»

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