Friday, December 2

Dodge

Controlling the Wild Pony
Dodge

Controlling the Wild Pony

Call it a pony car or call it a muscle car, the Dodge Challenger is a car that offers you the taste you want for the imagination that you have for your drive. This is a car that certainly reminds you of why you wanted to start driving in the first place and it provides you with the feeling you want when you get behind the wheel. Now that we’ve enjoyed the quality ride offered by the Challenger, the team at Dodge has made upgrades to this car to stay ahead of the competition.As the first of the pony cars from the Big Three automakers to add AWD to the list, the Dodge Challenger GT to make it a car that offers you more of the control you want out on the roads you travel or when you head to the track. (more…)
Big Money and Big Moves for FCA
Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep

Big Money and Big Moves for FCA

For the past few years, FCA has been the automotive group that we’ve looked at as missing out on the profits and the success that have been enjoyed by some of the other automakers in the industry. As a direct competitor in the US with Ford and GM, FCA is looked at as the third of the Detroit Big Three to make it one that has to be able to compete. When you look at what FCA offers for the driving experience, you might think they are having troubles financially, and that was true until the past couple of years. (more…)
Best on the Road: Minivan Edition
Chrysler, Dodge, Honda, Kia, News

Best on the Road: Minivan Edition

The minivan has gotten a bad reputation over the past twenty years. New moms look at them in horror, as if they’re the very representation of their forgotten footloose and fancy-free days. Some dads view them as the physical manifestation of their emasculation. However, minivans aren’t the bad guys they’re made out to be. They’re super spacious and incredibly practical, and not in a bad way. These bad boys can haul A LOT of stuff. They’re also oddly comfortable, in an “am I on the couch or in the car” type of way. What many families are quickly discovering, is that once you go minivan, you never go back. (more…)
Speed in a Large SUV
Dodge

Speed in a Large SUV

The new Dodge Durango SRT is a seriously fast large SUV that can rocket down the track and the road in order to give you an exciting drive. While this massive beast is one that can provide you with an excellent driving experience and it also delivers the fun that you’re looking for. This SUV packs 475 horsepower and 470lb.-ft. of torque from the 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine. This power allows the Durango to complete a quarter mile in only 12.9 seconds and make its way to sixty mph in only 4.4 seconds, putting this car in the list of fast vehicles that you can drive. Here are several vehicles that will lose to the Durango SRT: (more…)
The Power of the Viper in a Truck?
Dodge

The Power of the Viper in a Truck?

In the automotive world it seems there is nothing that is every off limits. We have witnessed all sorts of crazy contraptions whether it be from a tuner who has chosen to drop a massive V8 into a vehicle the size of a Smart Car or it’s a truck that was turned into a racing machine. Not often do we witness some of these crazy events from an actual manufacturer as most try and tow the center line to attract as many customers as they possibly can, but there has been one vehicle that was a blend and offered by a company that seemed to find a place in history to be a powerful and interesting vehicle. (more…)
Worst Automakers of 2016
Cadillac, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, GMC, Infiniti, Jeep, Land Rover, Mitsubishi, Nissan

Worst Automakers of 2016

While we put a concerted effort to creating lists of great accomplishments in the automotive world there are some instances when looking at those who prowl the bottom of the industry are worth the time and effort. Using information from Consumer Reports, automakers are judged based upon the lineup by ranking road test scores, predicted reliability, safety and owner satisfaction scores. With this information an educated ranking of the worst automakers can be accomplished, showing you what automakers have work to do to make it out of the basement and become one of the leaders in the industry, which some of these names have been in the past. (more…)
2016 Dodge Grand Caravan: The Stalwart of the Minivan World
Dodge

2016 Dodge Grand Caravan: The Stalwart of the Minivan World

One of the first minivans that caught the attention of the world continues to be a fantastic performer on the market.  The Dodge Grand Caravan has been giving families what they want for many years including the Stow ‘n Go seating to allow for added storage or a place for the seats to go when they are not being used and the van is needed for carrying some cargo.  Not only do you see some great interior features and clean lines on the outside but the price for the Grand Caravan has always been part of why we love it so much. (more…)
When Performance Matters
Dodge, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche

When Performance Matters

Most of the time we spend behind the wheel of a car what actually matters to us is the features we can make use of on our dull and boring drive to and from work each day.  When faced with this type of driving we don’t typically need performance from our car, just the ability to enjoy the drive in some fashion.  At other times, such as when you schedule some track time or want to take a drive in the country, performance really does matter and you want to have a great performance car to give you the fun and engaged driving experience to make your ride one that you can really take pleasure in.  When you want a great performance car for these drives, consider these and find the car that will excite you: (more…)
Will it be or Won’t it be?
Alfa Romeo, Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, News, Porsche, Volvo

Will it be or Won’t it be?

Whether that’s a mock of Shakespeare’s famous quote or simply a happy accident is hard for me to determine but the subject today is whether or not a car will become a classic in several years.  Typically a classic car has to be at least 25 years old, but for the interest of a real classic it also has be to be one that is desirable and brings a bit of charm form the era it was made in.  With cars these days made almost to be disposable after a few years it’s interesting to discuss whether or not some are meant to become classics.  Someday our future generations will be able to say “they sure don’t make them like they did in 2015 anymore”; let’s look at some vehicle they might be talking about. (more…)
Classic Power from the Challenger
Brands, Dodge

Classic Power from the Challenger

The new version of the Dodge Challenger made its first appearance in 2008 and for one particular model there have been little to no changes over the last seven years.  Of course calling this a new version only means its modern since the Challenger in this style is truly a throwback to the Challenger of old that went by the wayside for so many years only to reemerge and bring back a style that we love to see and is a lot of fun to drive.  The one Challenger that has not changed over the past seven years has been the 5.7L R/T manual model. (more…)