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Chrysler-Fiat: We Predict The 2012 Lineup
Chrysler-Fiat: We Predict The 2012 Lineup

It's official--Chrysler has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Now the long task of sorting out the good from the bad at the storied automaker, with the added task of joining hand in hand with Italy's Fiat Group to build a new Chrysler with a new range of small cars. You might have...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
Obama's Auto Task Force Drive Chevy Volt, Visit Ram Plant

Today members of President Obama's autos task force head to Detroit to scrutinize GM and Chrysler's viability plans. A test drive of the 2011 Chevrolet Volt and tour of the plant that assembles the 2009 Dodge Ram will provide a chance for the companies to prove they can use fed assistance to...Read More»

2009 Dodge Ram
HEMI V-8 A No-Cost Option For Dodge Ram In March

Even cash-strapped buyers of the new Dodge Ram won't be heard muttering, "I coulda hada V-8." The Dodge boys are slammin' hoods and makin' deals; March is "Dodge truck month" and you can order a variable-valve timed, happily burbling HEMI for no extra cost in the Dodge Ram 1500. The free HEMI is a...Read More»

2009 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid
2012 Chevrolet Silverado: What To Expect, Part I

As far as our friends at Motor Trend are concerned, their coveted Truck of the Year award goes to the maker who introduces a new model. The 2007 Chevrolet Silverado, all-new for that year, took the prize. The all-new 2008 Toyota Tundra took it last year. This year poses a challenge, which is to...Read More»

2009 Ford F-150
What's Your Favorite Luxo-Truck Feature?

There's one good thing about Chevy's latest Silverado ad campaign: the trio of spots isn't afraid to call out competitors by name. Howie Long is particularly adept at emasculating a V-6 Toyota Tundra driver suffering from inferior fuel economy, and at least one sensitive blogger has taken issue...Read More»

2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2009 Chevrolet Silverado: Too Few Gears?

Ah, The General. He never lets us down. Good, or, in some cases, bad. While there's a lot to be said for tradition -- especially when your typical customer puts a high price tag on tradition -- there are some arenas in which traditions should be surrendered to the museums. I'm talking technology...Read More»

Nissan and Chrysler partnership in peril
Nissan And Chrysler Need Some Time Apart

Friday the 13th has struck again--and this time, the victims aren't just moviegoers. It looks like there's trouble in paradise for Nissan and Chrysler. Remember how we told you last week that  Nissan was going through some changes? That the company was shaking things up at its U.S. plants and...Read More»

Koala rescued in Victoria, Australia -- via AP
Link Love From The Car Connection: Automakers Help Australia, Videogames Boost Brands, And Danica Patrick Sports A Bikini

Congrats: you made it to Wednesday. Only two more days of trying to look busy. Here's some reading that'll make the boss think you're in full-on research mode: Brand loyalty, one pixel at a time -- All those bucks that automakers pay for product placement in videogames seems to be paying off. A new...Read More»

2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ
Chevrolet Silverado Leads December Light-Duty Pickup Sales

J.D. Power sales reports show that the Chevrolet Silverado light-duty pickup was the champion for light-duty truck sales in December of last year. The truck actually gained 1.2 percent in sales over its December '07 numbers to weigh in with 26,672 units sold for the month. With its new 2009 F-150...Read More»

2009 Dodge Ram
2009 Dodge Ram: First Drive

As we predicted a few weeks back, some dead-tree magazine has broken the embargo on driving impressions of the 2009 Dodge Ram--so it's time we dropped the skinny on the new full-size pickup truck from Chrysler. When everybody's wrong about something, it's common to hear the idiom, "Hindsight is...Read More»

Jon Reep, the HEMI Guy
When the "HEMI Guy" Bails, You Know It's Bad

Yes, high gas prices suck--so bad that even the Dodge "HEMI Guy" is dumping his pickup in the name of charity. Jon Reep's the "HEMI Guy"--the dude who leaned out of his truck in TV commercials from the Chrysler Group, uttering the redneck idiom/mantra of our times, "That thing got a HEMI?" Like...Read More»

2009 Dodge Ram 1500
2009 Dodge Ram Driven; New V-6 in the Works?

We've driven the all-new 2009 Dodge Ram 1500. And what do we think? Drum roll please … The truth is this: We can't tell you anything about how the new Ram drives. Not one stinking thing. Not how the improved HEMI accelerates. Nothing about how the new coil spring rear suspension handles. Nada...Read More»

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