The Truth About Cars » Dodge http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 06 May 2016 16:00:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 High-Ranking Dodge Ram Driver Thrilled to Serve in Ejection Seat Testbed http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/high-ranking-dodge-ram-driver-thrilled-to-serve-in-ejection-seat-testbed/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/high-ranking-dodge-ram-driver-thrilled-to-serve-in-ejection-seat-testbed/#comments Thu, 05 May 2016 19:00:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1337458 With the exception of intercepting tornadoes (and maybe mudding), this is about as much fun as you can have with a mid-1990s Dodge Ram pickup. Maj. Lonny Handwork, who serves with the Royal Canadian Air Force, gets to drive the very low-tech testbed for the RCAF’s newest ejection seat. He pulled rank to get behind […]

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With the exception of intercepting tornadoes (and maybe mudding), this is about as much fun as you can have with a mid-1990s Dodge Ram pickup. Maj. Lonny Handwork, who serves with the Royal Canadian Air Force, gets to drive the very low-tech testbed for the RCAF’s newest ejection seat. He pulled rank to get behind […]

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This 1984 Dodge 600 Turbo Commercial Is a Nightmarish Fever Dream http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/this-1984-dodge-600-turbo-commercial-is-a-nightmarish-fever-dream/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/this-1984-dodge-600-turbo-commercial-is-a-nightmarish-fever-dream/#comments Sat, 30 Apr 2016 15:15:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1334418 The Chrysler Corporation was riding high again by 1984, but were they riding high when they made this ad? A turbocharged engine was a brand-new option that year, and the resurgent automaker clearly wanted to celebrate the hot little 2.2-liter by having one abduct a woman and take her to the afterlife. There’s a distinctive […]

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The Chrysler Corporation was riding high again by 1984, but were they riding high when they made this ad? A turbocharged engine was a brand-new option that year, and the resurgent automaker clearly wanted to celebrate the hot little 2.2-liter by having one abduct a woman and take her to the afterlife. There’s a distinctive […]

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Is Dodge Extending the JC Platform’s Incredible Journey? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/is-dodge-extending-the-jc-platforms-incredible-journey/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/is-dodge-extending-the-jc-platforms-incredible-journey/#comments Mon, 25 Apr 2016 17:00:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1331090 The Dodge Journey often finds itself the butt of jokes and scornful taunts, like here, or here, but all laughs fade away eventually, and besides, Fiat-Chrysler’s archaic crossover is due for a platform swap this fall. Not so fast. An anonymous FCA source just told Automotive News that the Journey won’t shed its dated platform as planned, […]

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The Dodge Journey often finds itself the butt of jokes and scornful taunts, like here, or here, but all laughs fade away eventually, and besides, Fiat-Chrysler’s archaic crossover is due for a platform swap this fall. Not so fast. An anonymous FCA source just told Automotive News that the Journey won’t shed its dated platform as planned, […]

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Roll With It: FCA Voluntarily Recalls 1.1 Million Models With Confusing Gear Selector http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/roll-with-it-fca-voluntarily-recalls-1-1-million-models-with-confusing-gear-selector/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/roll-with-it-fca-voluntarily-recalls-1-1-million-models-with-confusing-gear-selector/#comments Sat, 23 Apr 2016 14:00:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1330441 Like an unoccupied Dodge Charger stuck in “Drive,” Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ gear selector controversy was rapidly building momentum before yesterday’s announcement. Responding to numerous instances of runaway vehicles and an expanding National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigation, FCA voluntarily recalled 811,586 vehicles in the U.S. and 52,144 in Canada, and a further 265,473 in Mexico […]

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Like an unoccupied Dodge Charger stuck in “Drive,” Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ gear selector controversy was rapidly building momentum before yesterday’s announcement. Responding to numerous instances of runaway vehicles and an expanding National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigation, FCA voluntarily recalled 811,586 vehicles in the U.S. and 52,144 in Canada, and a further 265,473 in Mexico […]

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(The Real) 2016 Dodge Journey SXT Rental Review, This Time with Actual Content! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/the-real-2016-dodge-journey-sxt-rental-review-this-time-with-actual-content/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/the-real-2016-dodge-journey-sxt-rental-review-this-time-with-actual-content/#comments Thu, 21 Apr 2016 14:00:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1329177 You’ll have to forgive me for having a bit of fun with you yesterday. Somewhat odd/disturbing was that some of you actually enjoyed it. If you want a review that mostly talks about everything you can learn about a car from reading the manufacturer’s website, or one that just reprints the press materials, I’m afraid […]

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You’ll have to forgive me for having a bit of fun with you yesterday. Somewhat odd/disturbing was that some of you actually enjoyed it. If you want a review that mostly talks about everything you can learn about a car from reading the manufacturer’s website, or one that just reprints the press materials, I’m afraid […]

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2016 Dodge Journey SXT Rental Review http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/2016-dodge-journey-sxt-rental-review/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/2016-dodge-journey-sxt-rental-review/#comments Wed, 20 Apr 2016 14:00:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1328177 I rented a Dodge Journey last week. It had a 2.4 liter Tigershark motor, which is also found in other Fiat Chrysler Automobiles automobiles. It also had a four-speed automatic transmission. This made it feel slow. Most of the interior was plastic. It didn’t feel good in my hands. I also thought the stereo system […]

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I rented a Dodge Journey last week. It had a 2.4 liter Tigershark motor, which is also found in other Fiat Chrysler Automobiles automobiles. It also had a four-speed automatic transmission. This made it feel slow. Most of the interior was plastic. It didn’t feel good in my hands. I also thought the stereo system […]

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What Will Last Longer: the Dodge Dart or Obama’s Presidency? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/dodge-takes-scalpel-dart-lineup/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/dodge-takes-scalpel-dart-lineup/#comments Mon, 11 Apr 2016 21:15:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1322178 After announcing earlier this year that it wanted someone else to take care of its problem patients, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is performing surgery on the slow-selling Dodge Dart lineup. The Fiat-based compact will be pared down from five offerings to three, outfitted to offer the features customers want at a strategic price, with no engine […]

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After announcing earlier this year that it wanted someone else to take care of its problem patients, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is performing surgery on the slow-selling Dodge Dart lineup. The Fiat-based compact will be pared down from five offerings to three, outfitted to offer the features customers want at a strategic price, with no engine […]

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Junkyard Find: 1985 Dodge Daytona Turbo http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/junkyard-find-1985-dodge-daytona-turbo/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/junkyard-find-1985-dodge-daytona-turbo/#comments Mon, 11 Apr 2016 12:00:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1321410 After the near-miraculous success of the K platform dug Chrysler out of the pit of its near-bankruptcy and controversial government bailout (no, not that bailout, the earlier one), Lee Iacocca led the company to produce a bewildering number of vehicles based on the K. Chrysler had some sporty machinery based on the Simca-derived Omnirizon (not […]

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After the near-miraculous success of the K platform dug Chrysler out of the pit of its near-bankruptcy and controversial government bailout (no, not that bailout, the earlier one), Lee Iacocca led the company to produce a bewildering number of vehicles based on the K. Chrysler had some sporty machinery based on the Simca-derived Omnirizon (not […]

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Junkyard Find: 1987 Dodge Raider http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/junkyard-find-1987-dodge-raider-2/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/junkyard-find-1987-dodge-raider-2/#comments Sat, 26 Mar 2016 14:00:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1311586 The Dodge Raider was a transparently badge-engineered first-gen Mitsubishi Montero (known as the Pajero in much of the world), available in the United States for just the 1987-89 model years. The Montero wasn’t a big seller and its Raider sibling was a rare sight even in the late 1980s. I find the more obscure Chrysler-badged […]

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The Dodge Raider was a transparently badge-engineered first-gen Mitsubishi Montero (known as the Pajero in much of the world), available in the United States for just the 1987-89 model years. The Montero wasn’t a big seller and its Raider sibling was a rare sight even in the late 1980s. I find the more obscure Chrysler-badged […]

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If You Can Handle a Color From 1970, You Could Be Dodge Material http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/can-handle-color-1970-dodge-material/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/can-handle-color-1970-dodge-material/#comments Mon, 14 Mar 2016 21:20:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1303905 The paint — erm, act could be wearing thin. In its latest nod to the heady and far-out past, Dodge will let you have your Challenger or Charger SRT 392 or Hellcat in its newest resurrected color, “Go Mango.” Joining other blast-from-the-past(els) like “Plum Crazy,” Go Mango was offered for the first time on the 1970 […]

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The paint — erm, act could be wearing thin. In its latest nod to the heady and far-out past, Dodge will let you have your Challenger or Charger SRT 392 or Hellcat in its newest resurrected color, “Go Mango.” Joining other blast-from-the-past(els) like “Plum Crazy,” Go Mango was offered for the first time on the 1970 […]

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Could Jim Morrison Make a Smaller Ram Happen? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/jim-morrison-make-smaller-ram-happen/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/jim-morrison-make-smaller-ram-happen/#comments Wed, 02 Mar 2016 22:15:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1294858 Is there a chance that a leadership change at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles reported by Automotive News could lead to an often-speculated new pickup truck? Jeep’s longtime director Jim Morrison is leaving that post to head the Ram pickup and commercial vehicle division, replacing Bob Hegbloom, who is leaving for the global shores of Ram International. […]

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Is there a chance that a leadership change at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles reported by Automotive News could lead to an often-speculated new pickup truck? Jeep’s longtime director Jim Morrison is leaving that post to head the Ram pickup and commercial vehicle division, replacing Bob Hegbloom, who is leaving for the global shores of Ram International. […]

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2016 Dodge Durango Limited RWD Rental Review http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/2016-dodge-durango-limited-rwd-rental-review/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/2016-dodge-durango-limited-rwd-rental-review/#comments Fri, 26 Feb 2016 15:00:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1289977 There sure has been a lot of talk about crossovers around here lately, hasn’t there? Regardless of your opinion on owning a CUV, it’s hard to deny the functionality that a three-row CUV offers the business and/or pleasure rental customer. The ability to carry an entire sales team to a meeting, as well as some presentation […]

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There sure has been a lot of talk about crossovers around here lately, hasn’t there? Regardless of your opinion on owning a CUV, it’s hard to deny the functionality that a three-row CUV offers the business and/or pleasure rental customer. The ability to carry an entire sales team to a meeting, as well as some presentation […]

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Junkyard Find: 1977 Dodge Aspen Station Wagon http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/junkyard-find-1977-dodge-aspen-station-wagon-2/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/junkyard-find-1977-dodge-aspen-station-wagon-2/#comments Tue, 16 Feb 2016 13:00:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1284994 Everyone loves station wagons, right? We saw three junkyard station wagons last week (a 1980 Toyota Corolla, a 1982 AMC Eagle, and a 1984 Ford Escort), and now we’re going deeper into the Malaise Wagon Era with this San Francisco Bay Area Dodge Aspen This one has a decade-old City of Berkeley residential parking permit […]

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Everyone loves station wagons, right? We saw three junkyard station wagons last week (a 1980 Toyota Corolla, a 1982 AMC Eagle, and a 1984 Ford Escort), and now we’re going deeper into the Malaise Wagon Era with this San Francisco Bay Area Dodge Aspen This one has a decade-old City of Berkeley residential parking permit […]

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Digestible Collectible: 1994 Dodge Viper http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/digestible-collectible-1994-dodge-viper/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/digestible-collectible-1994-dodge-viper/#comments Fri, 12 Feb 2016 14:00:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1284346 As a classic car fanatic, I should be fundamentally opposed to the idea of the Dodge Viper. After all, the Viper was Chrysler’s attempt at co-opting the heritage of the Shelby Cobra. The later coupe was even worse in this respect, aping the legendary Cobra Daytona Coupes. It’s blasphemous, I tell you. Imagine the uproar […]

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As a classic car fanatic, I should be fundamentally opposed to the idea of the Dodge Viper. After all, the Viper was Chrysler’s attempt at co-opting the heritage of the Shelby Cobra. The later coupe was even worse in this respect, aping the legendary Cobra Daytona Coupes. It’s blasphemous, I tell you. Imagine the uproar […]

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Ask the Editor: Why Can’t I Buy a Dodge Dart GT Manual in PA? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/ask-the-editor-why-cant-i-buy-a-dodge-dart-gt-manual-in-pa/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/ask-the-editor-why-cant-i-buy-a-dodge-dart-gt-manual-in-pa/#comments Mon, 08 Feb 2016 20:05:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1282786 Duncan writes: Because I want a car that will depreciate faster than my 2014 Genesis 5.0 R-Spec, I inquired at a local Pennsylvania Dodge dealer about a 2016 Dart GT with a manual transmission. After a week of them trying to order one for me, I was told that the factory would not sell the Dart GT with […]

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Duncan writes: Because I want a car that will depreciate faster than my 2014 Genesis 5.0 R-Spec, I inquired at a local Pennsylvania Dodge dealer about a 2016 Dart GT with a manual transmission. After a week of them trying to order one for me, I was told that the factory would not sell the Dart GT with […]

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Dodge Recalls Jack-off Chargers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/dodge-recalls-jack-off-chargers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/dodge-recalls-jack-off-chargers/#comments Wed, 03 Feb 2016 21:00:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1278954 More than half a million 2011 through 2016 Dodge Chargers are being recalled because they can’t stay up. Jack points on the Chargers may become deformed, causing the cars to slip off their jacks when owners are changing a flat. Three minor injuries have been attributed to the issue, said Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. One minor headline joke […]

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More than half a million 2011 through 2016 Dodge Chargers are being recalled because they can’t stay up. Jack points on the Chargers may become deformed, causing the cars to slip off their jacks when owners are changing a flat. Three minor injuries have been attributed to the issue, said Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. One minor headline joke […]

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Who Will Build Sergio’s Next Dodge Dart and Chrysler 200? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/will-build-sergios-next-dodge-dart-chrysler-200/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/will-build-sergios-next-dodge-dart-chrysler-200/#comments Mon, 01 Feb 2016 20:05:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1277738 FCA’s sweater-in-chief Sergio Marchionne has a plan to turn around the debt-laden and ailing automaker: stop building cars that lose money. That sounds like common sense, so long as oil prices stay low and the demand for trucks, SUVs and crossovers remains high. But that plan introduces a new set of problems, chief among them […]

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FCA’s sweater-in-chief Sergio Marchionne has a plan to turn around the debt-laden and ailing automaker: stop building cars that lose money. That sounds like common sense, so long as oil prices stay low and the demand for trucks, SUVs and crossovers remains high. But that plan introduces a new set of problems, chief among them […]

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Dart, 200 On The Way Out; Wrangler Truck, Wagoneer On the Way In http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/dart-200-way-wrangler-truck-wagoneer-way/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/dart-200-way-wrangler-truck-wagoneer-way/#comments Wed, 27 Jan 2016 19:20:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1274545 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne on Wednesday said the automaker would rely more heavily on profitable Jeeps and Rams in North America and Europe to help its business remain profitable in other sagging areas and regions. “We are not of the view that this industry is facing an impending demise,” Marchionne said before announcing […]

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne on Wednesday said the automaker would rely more heavily on profitable Jeeps and Rams in North America and Europe to help its business remain profitable in other sagging areas and regions. “We are not of the view that this industry is facing an impending demise,” Marchionne said before announcing […]

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Jeep Pickup, Jeep Compass and Jeep Renegade: All The Things We’ll Probably Hear Tomorrow from Sergio http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/jeep-pickup-jeep-compass-jeep-renegade-things-well-probably-hear-tomorrow-sergio/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/jeep-pickup-jeep-compass-jeep-renegade-things-well-probably-hear-tomorrow-sergio/#comments Tue, 26 Jan 2016 20:00:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1273841 On Wednesday, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne will update investors on his long-term plans and fourth-quarter profits — namely, how many Jeeps it sold — during his scheduled earnings conference call. It’s widely expected that Sergio will address the near-certainty that Jeep will build a pickup based on the Wrangler, as well as the […]

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On Wednesday, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne will update investors on his long-term plans and fourth-quarter profits — namely, how many Jeeps it sold — during his scheduled earnings conference call. It’s widely expected that Sergio will address the near-certainty that Jeep will build a pickup based on the Wrangler, as well as the […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Volkswagen Finished Second in China, Big Trouble for Takata, and Apple’s Longtime Car Guy Gone http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-up-volkswagen-finished-second-in-china-big-trouble-for-takata-and-apples-longtime-car-guy-gone/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-up-volkswagen-finished-second-in-china-big-trouble-for-takata-and-apples-longtime-car-guy-gone/#comments Sat, 23 Jan 2016 15:58:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1271897 Volkswagen’s chief in China says they’re probably not retaking the crown from General Motors there anytime soon. That, Apple’s lead car guy is gone, Takata’s in trouble and more … after the break! Volkswagen’s China chief: ‘Volume isn’t everything’ Volkswagen’s chief in China said the automaker would have a good year in China and deflected […]

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Volkswagen’s chief in China says they’re probably not retaking the crown from General Motors there anytime soon. That, Apple’s lead car guy is gone, Takata’s in trouble and more … after the break! Volkswagen’s China chief: ‘Volume isn’t everything’ Volkswagen’s chief in China said the automaker would have a good year in China and deflected […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Let’s Talk Carbon Emissions, Volkswagen’s Bigger Headache, and Plug-in Porsches http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-lets-talk-carbon-emissions-volkswagens-bigger-headache-plug-porsches/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-lets-talk-carbon-emissions-volkswagens-bigger-headache-plug-porsches/#comments Wed, 20 Jan 2016 17:15:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1269977 FCA has to clean up its act in a hurry, or pay a lot more to sell cars in the future. That, Europe wants Volkswagen to treat its owners the same as American owners, General Motors’ lawyers get down and dirty and Porsche’s plug-in 911 … after the break! Fiat Chrysler finishes last in fuel […]

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FCA has to clean up its act in a hurry, or pay a lot more to sell cars in the future. That, Europe wants Volkswagen to treat its owners the same as American owners, General Motors’ lawyers get down and dirty and Porsche’s plug-in 911 … after the break! Fiat Chrysler finishes last in fuel […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Investors Latest Headache for Volkswagen, New E-Class From $50K, and Dealers Surprised That You’re Surprised http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-investors-latest-headache-volkswagen-new-e-class-50k-dealers-surprised-youre-surprised/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-investors-latest-headache-volkswagen-new-e-class-50k-dealers-surprised-youre-surprised/#comments Mon, 18 Jan 2016 17:00:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1269257 Investors say Volkswagen should have told the world they were cheating earlier because then they could have bought more Apple stock. That, Mercedes-Benz prices new E-Class in Europe, BMW’s bigger i3 battery and Jeep soars in Europe … after the break! Investors lining up to sue Volkswagen in Germany Large shareholders of Volkswagen are considering a […]

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Investors say Volkswagen should have told the world they were cheating earlier because then they could have bought more Apple stock. That, Mercedes-Benz prices new E-Class in Europe, BMW’s bigger i3 battery and Jeep soars in Europe … after the break! Investors lining up to sue Volkswagen in Germany Large shareholders of Volkswagen are considering a […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Infamous GM Engineer Speaks, You Only Get One With Dinner, and Hydrogen’s Hedged Bet http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-up-infamous-gm-engineer-speaks-you-only-get-one-with-dinner-and-hydrogens-hedged-bet/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-up-infamous-gm-engineer-speaks-you-only-get-one-with-dinner-and-hydrogens-hedged-bet/#comments Sat, 16 Jan 2016 16:04:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1268041 The man in the middle of GM’s faulty ignition switch has finally spoken, and the word “mistake” came up at least twice. That, does anyone have the number for Google, GM and Honda may join forces, and take a cab … after the break! Former GM engineer says ‘mistakes were made’ in faulty switch The engineer at […]

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The man in the middle of GM’s faulty ignition switch has finally spoken, and the word “mistake” came up at least twice. That, does anyone have the number for Google, GM and Honda may join forces, and take a cab … after the break! Former GM engineer says ‘mistakes were made’ in faulty switch The engineer at […]

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Fiat Chrysler Rebuffs Claims of Falsifying Sales http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/fiat-chrysler-rebuffs-claims-falsifying-sales/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/fiat-chrysler-rebuffs-claims-falsifying-sales/#comments Fri, 15 Jan 2016 15:00:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1267545 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on Thursday released a statement strongly denying claims made by a Illinois dealer that the automaker was strong-arming its dealers into reporting bogus sales and illegally paying complicit dealers to continue its long-running sales growth. This lawsuit is nothing more than the product of two disgruntled dealers who have failed to perform their obligations […]

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on Thursday released a statement strongly denying claims made by a Illinois dealer that the automaker was strong-arming its dealers into reporting bogus sales and illegally paying complicit dealers to continue its long-running sales growth. This lawsuit is nothing more than the product of two disgruntled dealers who have failed to perform their obligations […]

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Dealer Accuses Fiat Chrysler of Falsifying Sales http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/dealer-accuses-fiat-chrysler-falsifying-sales/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/dealer-accuses-fiat-chrysler-falsifying-sales/#comments Thu, 14 Jan 2016 16:14:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1266201 An Illinois dealer said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, through its regional sales offices, was intimidating and bribing dealers to report bogus sales at the end of the month to reach inflated sales targets. Automotive News reported first on the lawsuit. The lawsuit filed by dealers of the Napleton Automotive Group accuses […]

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An Illinois dealer said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, through its regional sales offices, was intimidating and bribing dealers to report bogus sales at the end of the month to reach inflated sales targets. Automotive News reported first on the lawsuit. The lawsuit filed by dealers of the Napleton Automotive Group accuses […]

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