The Truth About Cars » Fiat http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Mon, 02 May 2016 23:59:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Top-Down Pricing: 2017 Fiat 124 Spider Starts at $25,990 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/top-down-pricing-2017-fiat-124-spider-starts-at-24995/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/top-down-pricing-2017-fiat-124-spider-starts-at-24995/#comments Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:00:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1334162 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced pricing on the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider, touting it as America’s least expensive turbocharged convertible. With an MSRP of $24,995 (plus $995 destination), the Spider tops the base price of its platform mate — the Mazda MX-5 Miata — by $255. Luxury (“Luzzo”) models will go for $28,490, while the performance-oriented […]

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced pricing on the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider, touting it as America’s least expensive turbocharged convertible. With an MSRP of $24,995 (plus $995 destination), the Spider tops the base price of its platform mate — the Mazda MX-5 Miata — by $255. Luxury (“Luzzo”) models will go for $28,490, while the performance-oriented […]

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Tuesday Could Shed Light on Marchionne’s Master Plan, or Not http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/tuesday-could-shed-light-on-marchionnes-master-plan-or-not/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/tuesday-could-shed-light-on-marchionnes-master-plan-or-not/#comments Sun, 24 Apr 2016 16:00:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1330593 Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, could shed light on the company’s uncertain future this Tuesday when the company reports earnings. However, as the Detroit Free Press reports, Marchionne may not take the opportunity to clear the air, which would leave employees at FCA plants wondering about their futures for months to come. The sweatered […]

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Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, could shed light on the company’s uncertain future this Tuesday when the company reports earnings. However, as the Detroit Free Press reports, Marchionne may not take the opportunity to clear the air, which would leave employees at FCA plants wondering about their futures for months to come. The sweatered […]

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2016 Fiat 500X Rental Review http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/2016-fiat-500x-rental-review/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/2016-fiat-500x-rental-review/#comments Mon, 11 Apr 2016 18:30:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1320762 Dear Fiat (FIAT?), I didn’t want to love your little 500X crossover. I frankly find the very notion of it ridiculous. In fact, the only reason why I selected it as my rental car last week was because the keys were strangely missing from the cabin of the Ford Edge SEL that I really wanted to borrow. […]

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Dear Fiat (FIAT?), I didn’t want to love your little 500X crossover. I frankly find the very notion of it ridiculous. In fact, the only reason why I selected it as my rental car last week was because the keys were strangely missing from the cabin of the Ford Edge SEL that I really wanted to borrow. […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Volkswagen’s Plans Paltry Payout, Sergio Talks up Players, and a NASCAR Driver’s Busted http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-volkswagens-plans-paltry-payout-sergio-talks-players-nascar-drivers-busted/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-volkswagens-plans-paltry-payout-sergio-talks-players-nascar-drivers-busted/#comments Thu, 31 Mar 2016 15:00:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1315562 Volkswagen shareholders are wondering if they’ll be receiving a lump of coal in their dividend stocking this year. That, Sergio is seeking a partner (but not those French guys), NASCAR’s Derek White is in trouble north of the border, GM seals the deal with a startup, and no Baby Buick for you … after the […]

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Volkswagen shareholders are wondering if they’ll be receiving a lump of coal in their dividend stocking this year. That, Sergio is seeking a partner (but not those French guys), NASCAR’s Derek White is in trouble north of the border, GM seals the deal with a startup, and no Baby Buick for you … after the […]

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Will an FCA Executive Return From Brazil With a New Ram? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/will-an-fca-executive-return-from-brazil-with-a-new-ram/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/will-an-fca-executive-return-from-brazil-with-a-new-ram/#comments Sat, 26 Mar 2016 14:58:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1312106 A top Ram executive is heading to Brazil next week as the truck maker increasingly cozies up to the idea of adding a smaller pickup to its lineup. The trip comes after Mike Manley, global head of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Jeep and Ram brands, told The Detroit News that an “opportunity” exists in the U.S. midsize […]

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A top Ram executive is heading to Brazil next week as the truck maker increasingly cozies up to the idea of adding a smaller pickup to its lineup. The trip comes after Mike Manley, global head of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Jeep and Ram brands, told The Detroit News that an “opportunity” exists in the U.S. midsize […]

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2017 Fiat 124 Spider Elaborazione Abarth: Sensuous Italian Loses Passion on Boat Over the Ocean http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/2017-fiat-124-spider-elaborazione-abarth-sensuous-italian-loses-passion-boat-ocean/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/2017-fiat-124-spider-elaborazione-abarth-sensuous-italian-loses-passion-boat-ocean/#comments Tue, 22 Mar 2016 17:10:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1308882 After teasing Americans from a distance at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this month, a production version of a meaner Fiat 124 Spider has been unveiled by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in advance of its New York premiere. The 2017 Fiat 124 Spider Elaborazione Abarth is a mouthful to pronounce, but the Old World name should help […]

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After teasing Americans from a distance at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this month, a production version of a meaner Fiat 124 Spider has been unveiled by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in advance of its New York premiere. The 2017 Fiat 124 Spider Elaborazione Abarth is a mouthful to pronounce, but the Old World name should help […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Kia Invades Russia, German Diesel Fix Delayed, and a Porsche Payout http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-kia-invades-russia-german-diesel-fix-delayed-porsche-payout/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-kia-invades-russia-german-diesel-fix-delayed-porsche-payout/#comments Wed, 16 Mar 2016 15:00:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1305209 The Russian car market is looking grimmer than the last days of the Romanov family, but that’s proving to be a big opportunity for Kia. That, a delay for Volkswagen’s overseas diesel fix, Porsche employees are rolling in dough, electric rallycross could be on the way, and FCA soars in Europe … after the break! […]

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The Russian car market is looking grimmer than the last days of the Romanov family, but that’s proving to be a big opportunity for Kia. That, a delay for Volkswagen’s overseas diesel fix, Porsche employees are rolling in dough, electric rallycross could be on the way, and FCA soars in Europe … after the break! […]

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FCA Hands Out Band-Aids, Tourniquetes to Fiat Dealers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/fca-hands-band-aids-tourniquetes-fiat-dealers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/fca-hands-band-aids-tourniquetes-fiat-dealers/#comments Thu, 10 Mar 2016 18:00:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1301393 Fiat’s American retailers are struggling to bring in buyers as well as pay the cost of their dealerships, but help is on the way from the parents. On March 9, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles pitched a plan to stabilize dealers, offering Fiat stores the opportunity to combine their operations with the Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram dealers many are adjacent […]

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Fiat’s American retailers are struggling to bring in buyers as well as pay the cost of their dealerships, but help is on the way from the parents. On March 9, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles pitched a plan to stabilize dealers, offering Fiat stores the opportunity to combine their operations with the Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram dealers many are adjacent […]

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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 Geneva Motor Show – Only the Best and Brightest http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/geneva-motor-show-best-brightest/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/geneva-motor-show-best-brightest/#comments Tue, 01 Mar 2016 21:00:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1294090 The Geneva Motor Show rolls out each year much like the Academy Awards — plenty of glitz and glamour, limited diversity, and most of the attendees are from the high end of the market. This year’s show has seen a lot of range-topping models and an underlying theme of reinvention, which isn’t surprising given the […]

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The Geneva Motor Show rolls out each year much like the Academy Awards — plenty of glitz and glamour, limited diversity, and most of the attendees are from the high end of the market. This year’s show has seen a lot of range-topping models and an underlying theme of reinvention, which isn’t surprising given the […]

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Fiat Sales Are Crumbling In America http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/fiat-sales-crumbling-america/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/fiat-sales-crumbling-america/#comments Thu, 10 Dec 2015 18:00:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1237417 New product is not fueling renewed American interest in Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ namesake Fiat brand. The 500X, the latest product added to Fiat’s U.S. lineup, was clearly the brand’s best-selling model in November 2015, but sales at the brand slipped three percent, a modest drop of 82 units. Rewind one year and Fiat’s lineup featured only […]

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New product is not fueling renewed American interest in Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ namesake Fiat brand. The 500X, the latest product added to Fiat’s U.S. lineup, was clearly the brand’s best-selling model in November 2015, but sales at the brand slipped three percent, a modest drop of 82 units. Rewind one year and Fiat’s lineup featured only […]

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LA 2015: 2017 Fiat 124 Spider Is How You Say Miata in Italian http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/la-2015-2017-fiat-124-spider-is-how-you-say-miata-in-italian/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/la-2015-2017-fiat-124-spider-is-how-you-say-miata-in-italian/#comments Wed, 18 Nov 2015 19:27:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1222105 Finally, a Fiat in North America that isn’t a 500. The all-new 2017 Fiat 124 Spider is what happens when you give a spectacular chassis to the Italians and let them fit it with a torque-happy turbocharged engine. The new roadster, which is based on the Mazda MX-5 Miata, was revealed today at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto […]

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Finally, a Fiat in North America that isn’t a 500. The all-new 2017 Fiat 124 Spider is what happens when you give a spectacular chassis to the Italians and let them fit it with a torque-happy turbocharged engine. The new roadster, which is based on the Mazda MX-5 Miata, was revealed today at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto […]

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LA 2015: Ohhai Fiata; 2017 Fiat 124 Spider Leaked A Day Early http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/la-2015-ohhai-fiata-2017-fiat-124-spider-leaked-day-early/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/la-2015-ohhai-fiata-2017-fiat-124-spider-leaked-day-early/#comments Tue, 17 Nov 2015 19:46:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1221337 AutoGuide has an early image of the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider in full pixelated glory ahead of its reveal Wednesday at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The two-seater sports car, which shares a similar skeleton as the Mazda MX-5 Miata, will reportedly sport a Fiat engine underneath its long hood — probably borrowed from the Fiat 500 […]

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AutoGuide has an early image of the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider in full pixelated glory ahead of its reveal Wednesday at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The two-seater sports car, which shares a similar skeleton as the Mazda MX-5 Miata, will reportedly sport a Fiat engine underneath its long hood — probably borrowed from the Fiat 500 […]

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FCA Signs Fullback Mitsubishi L200 To Fiat Professionals For 2016 Season http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/fca-signs-fullback-mitsubishi-l200-fiat-professionals-2016-season/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/fca-signs-fullback-mitsubishi-l200-fiat-professionals-2016-season/#comments Tue, 10 Nov 2015 15:30:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1215777 Making its debut at the 2015 Dubai Motor Show, the Fiat Fullback will be playing its first season in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa next May. The Fullback — a rebadged Mitsubishi L200 — takes its name from the position found in rugby, soccer, and American football. Its purpose: to help Fiat break into […]

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Making its debut at the 2015 Dubai Motor Show, the Fiat Fullback will be playing its first season in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa next May. The Fullback — a rebadged Mitsubishi L200 — takes its name from the position found in rugby, soccer, and American football. Its purpose: to help Fiat break into […]

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Fiat Serbia Workers Demand Higher Wages, Get Chicken Discount http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/fiat-serbia-workers-request-higher-wages-get-chicken-discount/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/fiat-serbia-workers-request-higher-wages-get-chicken-discount/#comments Fri, 16 Oct 2015 17:40:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1197586 The union representing workers at the Fiat 500L factory in Kragujevac, Serbia has a big job ahead of it. Workers are demanding raises, bonuses, and a steady work schedule. In its most recent newsletter, the union listed those demands once again, but instead of news of a pay negotiation the union told workers they’ve negotiated a chicken discount […]

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The union representing workers at the Fiat 500L factory in Kragujevac, Serbia has a big job ahead of it. Workers are demanding raises, bonuses, and a steady work schedule. In its most recent newsletter, the union listed those demands once again, but instead of news of a pay negotiation the union told workers they’ve negotiated a chicken discount […]

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Leadership Shakeup: Fiat NA Chief Quits http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/fiat-chrysler-automobiles-leadership-shakeup-fiat-na-chief-quits/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/fiat-chrysler-automobiles-leadership-shakeup-fiat-na-chief-quits/#comments Tue, 13 Oct 2015 16:00:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1194202 Like Al Pacino in “The Godfather 2,” Sergio Marchionne’s move to insulate himself further and tap future successors has claimed another victim. On Monday, former Fiat North American chief Jason Stoicevich resigned from the automaker, days after he was replaced as head of Fiat by Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis. Stoicevich was a longtime FCA employee, heading […]

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Like Al Pacino in “The Godfather 2,” Sergio Marchionne’s move to insulate himself further and tap future successors has claimed another victim. On Monday, former Fiat North American chief Jason Stoicevich resigned from the automaker, days after he was replaced as head of Fiat by Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis. Stoicevich was a longtime FCA employee, heading […]

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Crapwagon Outtake: 1981 Fiat X1/9 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/crapwagon-outtake-1981-fiat-x19/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/crapwagon-outtake-1981-fiat-x19/#comments Fri, 02 Oct 2015 13:00:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1186330 I like the unusual when it comes to cars — as must be quite clear from the pieces I’ve written over the last few months. However, my current fleet is quite mainstream, consisting of a Chrysler minivan, the wife’s Chevy Trailblazer, and a first-generation Miata. Perhaps that explains my wandering eye. Over the last couple […]

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I like the unusual when it comes to cars — as must be quite clear from the pieces I’ve written over the last few months. However, my current fleet is quite mainstream, consisting of a Chrysler minivan, the wife’s Chevy Trailblazer, and a first-generation Miata. Perhaps that explains my wandering eye. Over the last couple […]

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Nissan-Renault, Daimler Would Be Open To Fiat Alliance http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/nissan-renault-daimler-open-fiat-alliance/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/nissan-renault-daimler-open-fiat-alliance/#comments Wed, 16 Sep 2015 18:00:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1174290 Speaking to journalists in Frankfurt, Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn told journalists that he’d be open to any alliance with an automaker if the opportunity presented itself. “Any single opportunity we have in front of us … we will entertain,” Ghosn said, according to The Detroit Bureau. Nissan and Daimler together released Wednesday an update on its joint […]

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Speaking to journalists in Frankfurt, Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn told journalists that he’d be open to any alliance with an automaker if the opportunity presented itself. “Any single opportunity we have in front of us … we will entertain,” Ghosn said, according to The Detroit Bureau. Nissan and Daimler together released Wednesday an update on its joint […]

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For a Brief Shining Moment You Could Take an Uber Ride in a Hellcat MOPAR Based on a Toy Car Based on a Character in the New Star Wars Movie http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/brief-shining-moment-take-uber-ride-hellcat-mopar-based-toy-car-based-character-new-star-wars-movie/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/brief-shining-moment-take-uber-ride-hellcat-mopar-based-toy-car-based-character-new-star-wars-movie/#comments Wed, 09 Sep 2015 13:00:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1161370 This is a bit like a Tinker to Evans to Chance double play, but as part of a promotion for the upcoming “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” movie from Lucasfilm, folks in New York City on Friday were able to order up a free Uber ride in one of eight Dodge Chargers trimmed in Star […]

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This is a bit like a Tinker to Evans to Chance double play, but as part of a promotion for the upcoming “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” movie from Lucasfilm, folks in New York City on Friday were able to order up a free Uber ride in one of eight Dodge Chargers trimmed in Star […]

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2017 Fiat 124 Spider Set for November Reveal in Los Angeles http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/2017-fiat-124-spider-set-november-reveal-los-angeles/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/2017-fiat-124-spider-set-november-reveal-los-angeles/#comments Tue, 01 Sep 2015 18:03:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1157914 Those really keen on the Mazda MX-5, but undeterred by reliability and resale issues are in luck. The reborn Fiat 124 Spider, built upon the fourth-generation MX-5, will be revealed in November at the Los Angeles Auto Show as expected, reports The Detroit Bureau. Citing a source within the company, the reborn 124 Spider nameplate will […]

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Those really keen on the Mazda MX-5, but undeterred by reliability and resale issues are in luck. The reborn Fiat 124 Spider, built upon the fourth-generation MX-5, will be revealed in November at the Los Angeles Auto Show as expected, reports The Detroit Bureau. Citing a source within the company, the reborn 124 Spider nameplate will […]

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Fields Are Fertile For Now, But Marchionne Has a Long View http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/fields-fertile-now-marchionne-long-view/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/fields-fertile-now-marchionne-long-view/#comments Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:09:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1157570 Farmers are the ultimate craftsman when it comes to small-scale production. The level of management needed to stay competitive and above the high water line is, simply put, astounding. Consolidation in certain areas of agriculture has lead to factory farming, the widespread adoption of automation and genetically modified seeds that keep seed producers competitive. Private […]

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Farmers are the ultimate craftsman when it comes to small-scale production. The level of management needed to stay competitive and above the high water line is, simply put, astounding. Consolidation in certain areas of agriculture has lead to factory farming, the widespread adoption of automation and genetically modified seeds that keep seed producers competitive. Private […]

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Piston Slap: Justy-fied Freestylin’ over CVTs, Part V http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/piston-slap-justy-fied-freestylin-cvts-part-v/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/piston-slap-justy-fied-freestylin-cvts-part-v/#comments Tue, 01 Sep 2015 12:00:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1156466   TTAC commentator Anomaly149 writes: Sajeev, here’s one for you: I have a CVT-equipped 2004 Saturn Ion Quad Coupe with ~140,000 miles. While you can write a book on the things that are weird with the car (key won’t release from cylinder sometimes unless you push this button inside the steering column, sometimes the neutral safety […]

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  TTAC commentator Anomaly149 writes: Sajeev, here’s one for you: I have a CVT-equipped 2004 Saturn Ion Quad Coupe with ~140,000 miles. While you can write a book on the things that are weird with the car (key won’t release from cylinder sometimes unless you push this button inside the steering column, sometimes the neutral safety […]

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Fiat Chrysler Reportedly Showing Dealers Impossibly Fun Cars That We May Never See http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/fiat-chrysler-reportedly-showing-dealers-impossibly-fun-cars-may-never-see/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/fiat-chrysler-reportedly-showing-dealers-impossibly-fun-cars-may-never-see/#comments Wed, 26 Aug 2015 18:00:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1153129 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles may be showing off a Dodge Barracuda convertible, a next-generation Charger, Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk and a Grand Wagoneer — they probably put root beer in the fountains too — according to multiple media reports. At the dealer meeting in Las Vegas, FCA executives outlined the future for the brands (Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge, […]

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles may be showing off a Dodge Barracuda convertible, a next-generation Charger, Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk and a Grand Wagoneer — they probably put root beer in the fountains too — according to multiple media reports. At the dealer meeting in Las Vegas, FCA executives outlined the future for the brands (Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge, […]

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Report: Jeep Renegade Trackhawk Confirmed for Production, Why? (Or, Why Not?) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/report-jeep-renegade-trackhawk-confirmed-production-not/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/report-jeep-renegade-trackhawk-confirmed-production-not/#comments Wed, 19 Aug 2015 19:00:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1145969 Jeep will build a performance version of its Renegade for 2018, complete with boosted four-cylinder engine and all-wheel drive, MotorAuthority is reporting (via AutoGuide). The busy 2.4-liter four could produce more than 300 horsepower, according to the report, but it’s not clear what transmission the Renegade Trackhawk could see. Jeep offers its Renegade with a six-speed […]

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Jeep will build a performance version of its Renegade for 2018, complete with boosted four-cylinder engine and all-wheel drive, MotorAuthority is reporting (via AutoGuide). The busy 2.4-liter four could produce more than 300 horsepower, according to the report, but it’s not clear what transmission the Renegade Trackhawk could see. Jeep offers its Renegade with a six-speed […]

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2015 Ram 1500 Rebel Review – Identity Crisis http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/2015-ram-rebel-review-identity-crisis/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/2015-ram-rebel-review-identity-crisis/#comments Fri, 14 Aug 2015 19:00:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1141673 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel Crew Cab 4×4 5.7-liter, variable valve timing, multi-displacement system Hemi V-8 (395 horsepower @ 5,600 rpm; 410 pounds-feet @ 3,950 rpm) 8-speed 8HP70 automatic 15 city/21 highway/17 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 15.1 mpg, 60 percent highway/30 percent off-road/10 percent at a lousy, never-ending stoplight (Observed, MPG) Tested Options: Rebel Package; Dual rear […]

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2015 Ram 1500 Rebel Crew Cab 4×4 5.7-liter, variable valve timing, multi-displacement system Hemi V-8 (395 horsepower @ 5,600 rpm; 410 pounds-feet @ 3,950 rpm) 8-speed 8HP70 automatic 15 city/21 highway/17 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 15.1 mpg, 60 percent highway/30 percent off-road/10 percent at a lousy, never-ending stoplight (Observed, MPG) Tested Options: Rebel Package; Dual rear […]

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