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2012 Mid-Size Family Vehicles: Three Under $20,000
2012 Mid-Size Family Vehicles: Three Under $20,000

In our previous story 2012 Family Vehicles: 20 Under $20,000, only three mid-size models met the $20,000 requirement, including destination charge. Others barely missed the target, coming in at a hundred to several hundred over the price point, including such popular mid-size sedans as the 2012...Read More»

Home of Cate Leger and Karl Wanaselja in Berkeley, CA
Motor Home: Architect Uses Auto Parts To Build Dream House

At some point or other, most of us have slept in our cars. It's rarely a comfortable experience, but when you're locked out of the house or too tired to drive, a reclined front seat is better than nothing. Recently, an architect in Berkeley, California took that idea and ran with it -- straight to...Read More»

2013 Dodge Dart interior teasers
2013 Dodge Dart: More Details, First Look Inside All-New Compact Sedan

The Dodge Dart is back. Well, almost; next year, Dodge will resurrect the Dart model name in an all-new compact sedan set to replace the unlovely Caliber hatchback. And from the couple of pictures that Dodge had already revealed, we knew that this new model—a compact sedan aimed at mainstream...Read More»

2013 Dodge Dart Compact Sedan
2013 Dodge Dart: New Sedan, Old Name To Debut At Detroit Auto Show

Digging deep into its past, back to the year 1960, in fact, Chrysler Group has resurrected the name of the Dart as its moniker for the new 2013 compact sedan that will debut at the Detroit Auto Show on January 9, 2012. Though the Dodge Dart, which came out for the 1960 model year, endured for 16...Read More»

2013 Dodge Dart Compact Sedan
2013 Dodge Dart, 2014 Nissan Leaf, Porsche Cayenne Diesel: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, Nissan is working on new safety technology and Porsche is bringing a diesel engine to the U.S. Cayenne. Kurt Busch has left Penske Racing and Dodge is teasing the 2013 Dart compact sedan. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Dodge has...Read More»

2013 Dodge Dart Compact Sedan
2013 Dodge Dart: 2012 Detroit Auto Show Preview

Dodge's new take on the compact sedan is here, and it's wearing an old name, but on new, Alfa Romeo-derived hardware, and it will be built in the U.S. Previewed today ahead of its official debut at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, the Dart seeks to hit a trifecta of small-car goals, with unique styling...Read More»

2012 Dodge Charger SRT8
2012 Family Cars With The Best Navigation Systems

Getting around with the family in tow isn’t always the easiest task to accomplish. Opting for a navigation system can be an expensive proposition, and they’re not all the simplest to decipher. Display screen size and icons differ, how the systems work varies from one manufacturer to...Read More»

2012 Dodge Journey
2012 Dodge Journey: Recall Alert

Chrysler is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2012 Dodge Journey mid-size crossover vehicles that may have contaminated brake fluid. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) lists the number of potential affected units at 340, which also includes a small...Read More»

J.D. Power's 2011 U.S. Navigation Usage and Satisfaction Study
Hate Your Navigation System? J.D. Power Says You're Not Alone

Over the summer, we saw Ford take a tumble in customer satisfaction rankings -- not because of mechanical problems in its vehicles, but because of its MyFord Touch and SYNC systems, which many consumers found difficult to use. A new study from J.D. Power indicates that Ford isn't alone and that...Read More»

Chrysler's online Owner's Center for Jeep vehicles
Chrysler & Mopar Launch Site For Car Owners At 2011 LA Auto Show

Looking for a digital owner's manual for your Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or Ram vehicle? How about an easy way to order replacement parts or customized gear for your ride? Chrysler and its service, parts, and customer-care brand, Mopar, have created a series of websites to meet those needs and more --...Read More»

2012 Dodge Charger SRT8
More 2012 Family Vehicles With Auto-Dry Brakes

In our second installment of 2012 family vehicles with the safety technology of auto-dry brakes, we look at a few makes and models from Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep that may be considered more affordable means of transportation. In the Chrysler Group, auto-dry brakes are known as Rain Brake Support...Read More»

2012 Dodge Avenger R/T
Chrysler Drops Dual-Clutch Transmission Plans for 2012

Chrysler has plans to introduce a dual-clutch transmission (DCT) to its lineup, but it won't happen in the 2012 model year in either the Dodge Avenger or Chrysler 200 sedan, as was planned. The Auburn Hills, Mich.-based automaker has been working on dual-clutch gearboxes since 2008, when it first...Read More»

2012 Chrysler Town & Country
Chrysler’s New Product Plans: Reduce Duplication Among Brands

Streamlining product lines is nothing new among automakers, but Chrysler’s plans for future products may catch some consumers by surprise. The idea is to reduce duplication across brands, eliminate customer confusion and, obviously, increase sales. What’s on tap for Chrysler Group in...Read More»

2012 Dodge Grand Caravan
Chrysler's Upcoming Product Plan Calls For Less Duplication

In an effort to reduce product overlap and customer confusion, Chrysler will kill off the Dodge Grand Caravan in 2013, leaving the Chrysler Town & Country as it’s sole remaining full-size minivan offering. Big changes are coming to other parts of the Chrysler portfolio as well, as CEO...Read More»

2012 Nissan Leaf in the Apple iPhone 4S commercial
Ferrari Enzo, Escape Hybrid, Dodge's New Compact: Car News Headlines

While the world pays condolences to Apple's founder, we're studying the details on the next super Ferrari and Dodge compact car--and wondering where greens will go when the Escape Hybrid isn't on sale any more. Car sharing, odo tampering and LH guilty pleasures--it's all here today at High Gear...Read More»

2011 Dodge Grand Caravan
Get Your Car Ready For Winter

Whether we like to think about winter being right around the corner or not, the signs that the seasons are changing are all around us. So it’s fitting that with October being Fall Car Care Month we take a moment to remind ourselves about the importance of attending to the family car’s...Read More»

2012 Dodge Grand Caravan
2012 Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep Vehicles: Recall Alert

Chrysler is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2012 Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles equipped with the Pentastar 3.6-liter engine over concerns about debris in the engine block. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potential...Read More»

2012 Chrysler 200 sedan
Chrysler Recalls 2012 Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep Models For Engine Debris

Chrysler Group is recalling nearly 700 model-year 2012 Chrysler 200, Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Charger, Dodge Durango, Dodge Grand Caravan, Dodge Journey and Jeep Grand Cherokee models built between August 31 and September 13, 2011. All affected vehicles are equipped with the 3.6-liter...Read More»

Chrysler Vehicle Order Tracking System
Chrysler Lets You Track The Status Of Your New Vehicle

Not so long ago, most new-car buyers had one option to track the status of their order: wait for the dealer to call and say, "It's in." Chrysler has changed that, though, with a new series of websites that keep shoppers up-to-date about their vehicles' whereabouts on the assembly line. The program...Read More»

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