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Want a Free Smile? Rip the Head Off A Robot, Thanks to Dodge
Want a Free Smile? Rip the Head Off A Robot, Thanks to Dodge

I admit it, I was watching a Star Wars: The Clone Wars for the better part of the past two hours while I simultaneously surfed for some good commercials to inspire me. Man, that is a great adaptation of the Star Wars saga, with cool effects and awesomely cool robots and space ships and aliens. The...Read More»

2011 Dodge Grand Caravan 4-door Wagon Express Engine
Auto Repair May Remain Under Florida's Watchful Eye

The de-regulation movement in Florida may have succumbed to cooler heads, and the state's car-repair shops could stay under regulatory control as a result. What started out as a review of 60 professions and trades and had singled out 30 for deregulation, was whittled down to a mere 10 when...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»

2009 Dodge Sprinter
Recall Watch: 2009 Dodge Sprinter 2500

Mercedes-Benz, the manufacturer of Sprinter vans for Dodge, has issued a recall for up to 3,437 2009 Sprinter 2500 vans. This recall affects only 2009 Sprinters equipped with a three-seat bench. The recall documentation states that the three-seat bench in the second row of the 2009 Sprinter may...Read More»

2012 Dodge Avenger R/T
2012 Dodge Avenger R/T: 2011 New York Auto Show

The Chrysler 200 has a hit Super Bowl commercial and Eminem at its back--but what does the nearly identical Dodge Avenger have, aside from its quasi-superhero name? For the 2012 model year, the Avenger gets the R/T trim level it's been promised since Chrysler refurbished it last fall, complete with...Read More»

2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 with Green With Envy paint job
Dodge Challenger Inspires a New Generation

America is filled with car nuts. Take a summer's drive down to the local Dairy Queen on any Friday evening, and one can find far more custom builds and restorations than ice cream cones. Most of us can pinpoint something in our youth that sparked our undying interest in the automobile. For me, I'm...Read More»

Dodge 'Haiku For You' ad
UPDATED: Dodge's 'Haiku For You' Is The Worst Ad Of 2011 (So Far)

UPDATED: SEE BELOW After months of near-silence during its painful restructuring process, Chrysler began crawling back toward the world of advertising. Its first efforts -- one of which was dedicated to Burmese dissident Aung San Suu Kyi -- were not especially well received. Then came a few new...Read More»

2009 Dodge Ram 4500 ST
New Medium-Duty Trucks From Dodge

The Dodge Ram 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cab trucks were named 2011 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year by Work Truck magazine. In an online vote, the two big Rams beat 19 other trucks that were voted on by professional fleet-truck managers. The award will be featured in the May/June issue of Work Truck...Read More»

2012 Fiat 500
Seven Car Brands With Bad Reputations For Quality

Quality means different things to different car buyers--everything from reliability to fuel efficiency to utility. It's nebulous, but it can make or break the launch of a new vehicle or the success of a car company, affecting everything from positive press to negative word-of-mouth reviews. Some...Read More»

2011 Jeep Patriot
Report: Jeep Working On A New Compact Crossover/SUV

Just yesterday we chased up rumors of a diesel-powered Wrangler for the U.S., and today, the Jeep whispers are circulating again, this time with a compact B-segment crossover at the center. Based on a Fiat platform and leveraging Fiat's small 1.3-liter and 1.6-liter diesels and 1.4-liter Multiair...Read More»

2011 Ram Laramie Longhorn
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»

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