The Truth About Cars » Jeep http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:00:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Jeep http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/category/reviews/jeep/ 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: There’s Something in the Water in Flint, Quebec Company Still Trading on Tesla’s Name, and Our Cadillac CT6 Invite Got Lost in the Mail http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-theres-something-water-flint-quebec-company-still-trading-teslas-name-cadillac-ct6-invite-got-lost-mail/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-theres-something-water-flint-quebec-company-still-trading-teslas-name-cadillac-ct6-invite-got-lost-mail/#comments Tue, 26 Jan 2016 19:00:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1273633 Flint, Michigan’s water system is in dire straits thanks to a bad decision made by emergency managers. Now lead that’s seeping into drinking water is poisoning thousands of children in the city. That, Dubuc Motors really wants you to think they are related to Tesla, Jeep might be going commando, Porsche will continue to beat others over the […]

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Flint, Michigan’s water system is in dire straits thanks to a bad decision made by emergency managers. Now lead that’s seeping into drinking water is poisoning thousands of children in the city. That, Dubuc Motors really wants you to think they are related to Tesla, Jeep might be going commando, Porsche will continue to beat others over the […]

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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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NAIAS 2016: Jeep Boss Says He and Marchionne Want Jeep Pickup http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/naias-2016-jeep-boss-says-marchionne-want-jeep-pickup/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/naias-2016-jeep-boss-says-marchionne-want-jeep-pickup/#comments Tue, 12 Jan 2016 20:10:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1265425 The Detroit News ran a story today claiming that Michael Manley, head of the Jeep brand, confirmed a Jeep pickup will be produced. However, careful reading of the quote given by the brand’s top executive reveals nothing but a hedge. “Sergio [Marchionne, FCA CEO] and I work very, very closely on the Jeep product portfolio, and both of […]

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The Detroit News ran a story today claiming that Michael Manley, head of the Jeep brand, confirmed a Jeep pickup will be produced. However, careful reading of the quote given by the brand’s top executive reveals nothing but a hedge. “Sergio [Marchionne, FCA CEO] and I work very, very closely on the Jeep product portfolio, and both of […]

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Jeep Rolls Out 75th Anniversary Editions; Yes, Patriot, Compass Too http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/jeep-rolls-75th-anniversary-editions-yes-patriot-compass/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/jeep-rolls-75th-anniversary-editions-yes-patriot-compass/#comments Wed, 06 Jan 2016 18:00:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1258545 If you didn’t know it was Jeep’s 75th anniversary this year, it’s your fault for not paying attention. Pretty much all of the automaker’s SUVs are rolling billboards for its “Since 1941” branding, and now Jeep is officially doing something to celebrate. Jeep launched its 75th Anniversary lineup Wednesday, which includes special editions for all its models. All […]

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If you didn’t know it was Jeep’s 75th anniversary this year, it’s your fault for not paying attention. Pretty much all of the automaker’s SUVs are rolling billboards for its “Since 1941” branding, and now Jeep is officially doing something to celebrate. Jeep launched its 75th Anniversary lineup Wednesday, which includes special editions for all its models. All […]

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Fiat Merger Won’t Happen Under Marchionne’s Watch http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/fiat-merger-wont-happen-marchionnes-watch/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/fiat-merger-wont-happen-marchionnes-watch/#comments Mon, 04 Jan 2016 20:30:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1256849 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles chief Sergio Marchionne told Bloomberg on Monday that his company likely wouldn’t merge with another automaker before his tenure is up in 2018. The chief executive publicly courted General Motors in 2015 to merge two of the Big Three. GM CEO Mary Barra publicly refuted that partnership, and Marchionne seems to have […]

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles chief Sergio Marchionne told Bloomberg on Monday that his company likely wouldn’t merge with another automaker before his tenure is up in 2018. The chief executive publicly courted General Motors in 2015 to merge two of the Big Three. GM CEO Mary Barra publicly refuted that partnership, and Marchionne seems to have […]

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Analyst: Tesla and FCA Wouldn’t Weather ‘Mild Recession’ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/analyst-tesla-and-fca-wouldnt-weather-mild-recession/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/analyst-tesla-and-fca-wouldnt-weather-mild-recession/#comments Sun, 03 Jan 2016 17:00:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1256369 Business Insider transportation editor Matthew DeBord (formerly of Jalopnik too) said Tesla and Fiat Chrysler’s stock show both companies’ susceptibility to market volatility and that each automaker could be in dire situations if a mild recession were to rear its head again. (Although he does note that the best return on an investment this time last […]

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Business Insider transportation editor Matthew DeBord (formerly of Jalopnik too) said Tesla and Fiat Chrysler’s stock show both companies’ susceptibility to market volatility and that each automaker could be in dire situations if a mild recession were to rear its head again. (Although he does note that the best return on an investment this time last […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Pumped About Porsche; GM’s Going To Trial; And Diesel’s Dead, Baby http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/ttac-news-round-pumped-porsche-gms-going-trial-diesels-dead-baby/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/ttac-news-round-pumped-porsche-gms-going-trial-diesels-dead-baby/#comments Thu, 31 Dec 2015 16:30:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1254377 Man, people are really pumped about the cool, expensive cars they just bought. That nugget of wisdom, Russia’s perpetual Cash for Clunkers program, VW’s appeal to Colorado and Washington buyers and GM’s knows what way the wind is blowing now … after the break! Consumer Reports insight: People love fun cars! Consumer Reports compiled its […]

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Man, people are really pumped about the cool, expensive cars they just bought. That nugget of wisdom, Russia’s perpetual Cash for Clunkers program, VW’s appeal to Colorado and Washington buyers and GM’s knows what way the wind is blowing now … after the break! Consumer Reports insight: People love fun cars! Consumer Reports compiled its […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Winterkorn Appears on BI Top 15 List, Oil Near 11-Year Low (Again), and Jeep Goes Online in India http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/ttac-news-round-winterkorn-appears-bi-top-15-list-oil-near-11-year-low-jeep-goes-online-india/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/ttac-news-round-winterkorn-appears-bi-top-15-list-oil-near-11-year-low-jeep-goes-online-india/#comments Wed, 30 Dec 2015 20:00:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1253145 Where do you end up if you’re the former CEO of a company guilty of cheating diesel emissions tests, the fallout of which wipes out billions of dollars of value from said company? Business Insider’s “The 15 biggest career crashes of 2015″ list, of course. That, and Nissan prices the new Sentra, oil is still on a well-lubricated […]

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Where do you end up if you’re the former CEO of a company guilty of cheating diesel emissions tests, the fallout of which wipes out billions of dollars of value from said company? Business Insider’s “The 15 biggest career crashes of 2015″ list, of course. That, and Nissan prices the new Sentra, oil is still on a well-lubricated […]

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Report: Jeep Increased Fleet Sales More Than 50 Percent From 2014 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/report-jeep-increased-fleet-sales-50-percent-2014/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/report-jeep-increased-fleet-sales-50-percent-2014/#comments Tue, 29 Dec 2015 18:00:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1251625 The Wall Street Journal reported that Jeep’s remarkable sales pace may be fueled in part by a significant increase in fleet sales through the first 10 months of this year. According to the newspaper, which cited R.L. Polk’s sales figures, Jeep through October increased its deliveries to rental companies by 57 percent compared to the […]

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The Wall Street Journal reported that Jeep’s remarkable sales pace may be fueled in part by a significant increase in fleet sales through the first 10 months of this year. According to the newspaper, which cited R.L. Polk’s sales figures, Jeep through October increased its deliveries to rental companies by 57 percent compared to the […]

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Fiat Chrysler Recalling Nearly 500,000 SUVs for Recall Fix http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/fiat-chrysler-recalling-nearly-500000-suvs-for-recall-fix/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/fiat-chrysler-recalling-nearly-500000-suvs-for-recall-fix/#comments Sat, 26 Dec 2015 18:00:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1249801 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced this week that they would be recalling nearly 500,000 SUVs — including more than 350,000 in the U.S. — for a vanity mirror wire that could potentially overheat and increase risk for a fire. The affected SUVs are model year 2011-2012 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos made before Sept. 2, […]

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced this week that they would be recalling nearly 500,000 SUVs — including more than 350,000 in the U.S. — for a vanity mirror wire that could potentially overheat and increase risk for a fire. The affected SUVs are model year 2011-2012 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos made before Sept. 2, […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Takata Can’t Silo, Porsche’s New Production Boss, Suppliers Love Each Other http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/ttac-news-round-takata-cant-silo-porsches-new-production-boss-suppliers-love/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/ttac-news-round-takata-cant-silo-porsches-new-production-boss-suppliers-love/#comments Fri, 18 Dec 2015 16:57:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1246490 Who would have known that one of the largest parts supply recalls in U.S. history could poison the well for the rest of your business? That, and Jeep needs you to keep it dry for a minute, Porsche pulls another player from Volkswagen’s bench and how big does Magna International’s yacht need to be anyway, […]

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Who would have known that one of the largest parts supply recalls in U.S. history could poison the well for the rest of your business? That, and Jeep needs you to keep it dry for a minute, Porsche pulls another player from Volkswagen’s bench and how big does Magna International’s yacht need to be anyway, […]

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Feds To Fine Fiat Chrysler Automobiles $70M For Under-reporting Death, Injuries http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/feds-fine-fiat-chrysler-automobiles-70m-reporting-death-injuries/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/feds-fine-fiat-chrysler-automobiles-70m-reporting-death-injuries/#comments Thu, 10 Dec 2015 19:00:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1239441 Federal regulators Thursday fined Fiat Chrysler Automobiles $70 million for under-reporting death and injury claims from vehicles as far back as 2003, officials announced in a statement. The fine is related to a September announcement from the automaker to the Transportation Department that the automaker had violated terms of the Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability and Documentation […]

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Federal regulators Thursday fined Fiat Chrysler Automobiles $70 million for under-reporting death and injury claims from vehicles as far back as 2003, officials announced in a statement. The fine is related to a September announcement from the automaker to the Transportation Department that the automaker had violated terms of the Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability and Documentation […]

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Jeep Czech Republic Uses Failed “Moose Test” Photo on Facebook http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/jeep-czech-republic-uses-failed-moose-test-photo-facebook/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/jeep-czech-republic-uses-failed-moose-test-photo-facebook/#comments Mon, 07 Dec 2015 21:00:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1237537 Oops! Have you tried maneuvers like this? #Jeep One great thing about PR and marketing is that you can often turn a massive fail into a great win — like when a Slovak PR agency for Mercedes-Benz posted a picture of the new CLA Shooting Brake next to a pool. A random commenter said he’d like them to […]

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Oops! Have you tried maneuvers like this? #Jeep One great thing about PR and marketing is that you can often turn a massive fail into a great win — like when a Slovak PR agency for Mercedes-Benz posted a picture of the new CLA Shooting Brake next to a pool. A random commenter said he’d like them to […]

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Giving Thanks: 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Altitude 4×4 Review http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/2015-jeep-grand-cherokee-altitude-4x4-review/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/2015-jeep-grand-cherokee-altitude-4x4-review/#comments Thu, 26 Nov 2015 17:00:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1229865 Editor’s note: This review originally ran February 27th, 2015. It’s the most read review of the last 12 months. You should read it again. The current Grand Cherokee has been a huge success for the Jeep brand. The handsome vehicle is available with four engines, five drivelines, and in many trims, best of which can […]

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Editor’s note: This review originally ran February 27th, 2015. It’s the most read review of the last 12 months. You should read it again. The current Grand Cherokee has been a huge success for the Jeep brand. The handsome vehicle is available with four engines, five drivelines, and in many trims, best of which can […]

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2015 Jeep Renegade Latitude Review – The Sibling Complex http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/2015-jeep-renegade-latitude-sibling-complex/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/2015-jeep-renegade-latitude-sibling-complex/#comments Fri, 06 Nov 2015 13:00:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1212801 There are myriad ways to improve SUVs and Jeep won’t do any of them to the Wrangler. Instead, the Wrangler remains hopelessly impractical, wonderfully unapologetic and, to own, like living with a Libertarian: there are no compromises and everything is wonderful when you play by their rules. Thankfully for the rest of us, who welcome […]

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There are myriad ways to improve SUVs and Jeep won’t do any of them to the Wrangler. Instead, the Wrangler remains hopelessly impractical, wonderfully unapologetic and, to own, like living with a Libertarian: there are no compromises and everything is wonderful when you play by their rules. Thankfully for the rest of us, who welcome […]

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Recalling 900,000 More Cars for Bad Brakes, Airbags http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/fiat-chrysler-automobiles-recalling-900000-cars-bad-brakes-airbags/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/fiat-chrysler-automobiles-recalling-900000-cars-bad-brakes-airbags/#comments Fri, 30 Oct 2015 20:00:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1209001 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced Friday that it would recall nearly 900,000 cars worldwide — including more than 550,000 cars in the U.S. — for defective airbag and brake systems. The company said some 2003 Jeep Liberty and 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee models were fitted with faulty airbags that could deploy. The automaker acknowledged that seven injuries […]

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced Friday that it would recall nearly 900,000 cars worldwide — including more than 550,000 cars in the U.S. — for defective airbag and brake systems. The company said some 2003 Jeep Liberty and 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee models were fitted with faulty airbags that could deploy. The automaker acknowledged that seven injuries […]

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Former Transportation Secretary to Lead Fiat Chrysler Recall Compliance http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/former-transportation-secretary-lead-fiat-chrysler-recall-compliance/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/former-transportation-secretary-lead-fiat-chrysler-recall-compliance/#comments Mon, 26 Oct 2015 16:00:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1204321 The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration selected former Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater as an independent monitor over Fiat Chrysler Automobiles safety compliance, the automaker announced Friday. Slater was transportation secretary under President Bill Clinton from 1997 to 2001. After his federal post, Slater has held a slew of automobile safety-related posts including his recent appointment as […]

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration selected former Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater as an independent monitor over Fiat Chrysler Automobiles safety compliance, the automaker announced Friday. Slater was transportation secretary under President Bill Clinton from 1997 to 2001. After his federal post, Slater has held a slew of automobile safety-related posts including his recent appointment as […]

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Viper Ends Production in 2017; Fiat Chrysler Plans For New Cars, Engines at its Plants http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/viper-ends-production-2017-fiat-chrysler-plans-new-cars-engines-plants/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/viper-ends-production-2017-fiat-chrysler-plans-new-cars-engines-plants/#comments Fri, 23 Oct 2015 17:20:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1203465 The Dodge Viper will end production in 2017 when the current model expires, according to approved language included in the United Auto Workers’ contract with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. According to Automotive News, the Conner Avenue plant, which makes the sportscar, doesn’t have future product planned beyond 2017, effectively sealing the fate for the flagging car. The […]

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The Dodge Viper will end production in 2017 when the current model expires, according to approved language included in the United Auto Workers’ contract with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. According to Automotive News, the Conner Avenue plant, which makes the sportscar, doesn’t have future product planned beyond 2017, effectively sealing the fate for the flagging car. The […]

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Union Workers Approve New Contract with FCA http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/union-workers-approve-new-contract-with-fca/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/union-workers-approve-new-contract-with-fca/#comments Thu, 22 Oct 2015 16:15:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1202873 United Auto Workers at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plants voted to overwhelmingly approve a contract with the automaker three weeks after turning back its first proposal, the union reported. According to a statement posted on the UAW’s website, 77 percent of hourly production, 72 percent of skilled trades and 87 percent of salaried bargaining unit workers approved […]

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United Auto Workers at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plants voted to overwhelmingly approve a contract with the automaker three weeks after turning back its first proposal, the union reported. According to a statement posted on the UAW’s website, 77 percent of hourly production, 72 percent of skilled trades and 87 percent of salaried bargaining unit workers approved […]

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