The Truth About Cars » mopar http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:40:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Gorilla Glass Comes Full Circle in Detroit with the Ford GT http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/gorilla-glass-comes-full-circle-detroit-ford-gt/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/gorilla-glass-comes-full-circle-detroit-ford-gt/#comments Thu, 17 Dec 2015 15:00:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1243297 Ford Motor Company has announced that, in partnership with the Corning glass works, the new Ford GT supercar will have a windshield and engine cover made of what they call Gorilla Glass Hybrid. In case you don’t know, Gorilla Glass is Corning’s brand name for the ion-exchange-strengthened glass used in smartphones and tablets. Instead of two sheets […]

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Ford Motor Company has announced that, in partnership with the Corning glass works, the new Ford GT supercar will have a windshield and engine cover made of what they call Gorilla Glass Hybrid. In case you don’t know, Gorilla Glass is Corning’s brand name for the ion-exchange-strengthened glass used in smartphones and tablets. Instead of two sheets […]

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About That United Auto Workers Contract With Fiat Chrysler Automobiles http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/united-auto-workers-contract-fiat-chrysler-automobiles/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/united-auto-workers-contract-fiat-chrysler-automobiles/#comments Wed, 30 Sep 2015 18:00:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1184026 … it’s probably dead. The Detroit Free Press reported that the deal appears to be mathematically impossible after several large locals voted down the proposed contract this week. The margins of defeat have been growing since Mopar and axle operators workers voted down the proposal by just over 50 percent and 65 percent last week, […]

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… it’s probably dead. The Detroit Free Press reported that the deal appears to be mathematically impossible after several large locals voted down the proposed contract this week. The margins of defeat have been growing since Mopar and axle operators workers voted down the proposal by just over 50 percent and 65 percent last week, […]

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UAW-FCA Negotiations: Salaried Say Yea, Hourly Say Nay (So Far) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/uaw-fca-negotiations-salaried-say-yea-hourly-say-nay-so-far/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/uaw-fca-negotiations-salaried-say-yea-hourly-say-nay-so-far/#comments Fri, 25 Sep 2015 14:30:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1180994 Hourly employees at FCA’s stamping facility in Sterling Heights and parts operation in Warren, Michigan aren’t exactly thrilled with the deal they’ve been presented. According to The Detroit News, more than half of hourly workers at the two locations have voted “no” to the new contract. At Sterling Stamping, 61 percent of skilled trades and […]

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Hourly employees at FCA’s stamping facility in Sterling Heights and parts operation in Warren, Michigan aren’t exactly thrilled with the deal they’ve been presented. According to The Detroit News, more than half of hourly workers at the two locations have voted “no” to the new contract. At Sterling Stamping, 61 percent of skilled trades and […]

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Mopar Workers Frown, Vote Down UAW Contract http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/mopar-workers-frown-vote-uaw-contract/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/mopar-workers-frown-vote-uaw-contract/#comments Thu, 24 Sep 2015 17:00:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1179930 Detroit parts and axle operations workers Wednesday voted against a four-year contract proposed by the United Auto Workers and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the Detroit News reported. About 700 Local 1248 workers in Warren, Michigan, turned down the proposal and said Wednesday that the contract created a third, unfair pay tier for Mopar workers that would cap their […]

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Detroit parts and axle operations workers Wednesday voted against a four-year contract proposed by the United Auto Workers and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the Detroit News reported. About 700 Local 1248 workers in Warren, Michigan, turned down the proposal and said Wednesday that the contract created a third, unfair pay tier for Mopar workers that would cap their […]

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Some Workers Unhappy With FCA-UAW Contract http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/workers-unhappy-fca-uaw-contract/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/workers-unhappy-fca-uaw-contract/#comments Wed, 23 Sep 2015 18:30:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1179393 Parts and service workers say the recent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles-United Auto Workers contract has created an unfair, lower paying tier and are airing their uncertainty, the Detroit News reported. Under the proposed contract, Mopar parts distribution center workers and axle operation workers top out at $22 and $22.35 respectively — less than the Tier 1 and […]

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Parts and service workers say the recent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles-United Auto Workers contract has created an unfair, lower paying tier and are airing their uncertainty, the Detroit News reported. Under the proposed contract, Mopar parts distribution center workers and axle operation workers top out at $22 and $22.35 respectively — less than the Tier 1 and […]

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Dodge Revives “Shaker” Hood, Scat Pack Club to Help Celebrate Centennial http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/dodge-revives-shaker-hood-scat-pack-club-to-help-celebrate-centennial/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/dodge-revives-shaker-hood-scat-pack-club-to-help-celebrate-centennial/#comments Thu, 07 Nov 2013 10:00:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=643537 To help celebrate the 100th anniversary of when Horace and John Dodge started selling automobiles in November 1914 under their own brand name after years of supplying Henry Ford with components and rolling chassis, Dodge is going to bring back a feature from its storied past, albeit from a period more recent than when Horace […]

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To help celebrate the 100th anniversary of when Horace and John Dodge started selling automobiles in November 1914 under their own brand name after years of supplying Henry Ford with components and rolling chassis, Dodge is going to bring back a feature from its storied past, albeit from a period more recent than when Horace […]

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Vellum Venom: 1970 Dodge Charger RT-SE http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/vellum-venom-1970-dodge-charger-rt-se/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/vellum-venom-1970-dodge-charger-rt-se/#comments Tue, 17 Sep 2013 13:21:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=518889 My departure from the cloistered world of automotive design was anything but pleasant: leaving the College for Creative Studies scarred changed me, possibly ensuring the inability to conform to PR-friendly autoblogging. Luckily I am not alone. While Big Boss Man rests in Chrysler’s doghouse, a remotely nice comment about their door handles perked the ears […]

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My departure from the cloistered world of automotive design was anything but pleasant: leaving the College for Creative Studies scarred changed me, possibly ensuring the inability to conform to PR-friendly autoblogging. Luckily I am not alone. While Big Boss Man rests in Chrysler’s doghouse, a remotely nice comment about their door handles perked the ears […]

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An Open Letter To The Mopar Community Regarding Our Cherokee Review http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/an-open-letter-to-the-mopar-community-regarding-our-cherokee-review/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/an-open-letter-to-the-mopar-community-regarding-our-cherokee-review/#comments Fri, 13 Sep 2013 18:51:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=517809 Dear fellow Chrysler/Plymouth/Imperial/Dodge/DeSoto fans, It appears that some of you are not happy with our man Derek’s review of the new Jeep Cherokee. I can understand that; like many of you, I wanted the Cherokee to be a solid if not superior product. Today, however, I saw that Allpar.com’s administrator has called for Chrysler to […]

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Dear fellow Chrysler/Plymouth/Imperial/Dodge/DeSoto fans, It appears that some of you are not happy with our man Derek’s review of the new Jeep Cherokee. I can understand that; like many of you, I wanted the Cherokee to be a solid if not superior product. Today, however, I saw that Allpar.com’s administrator has called for Chrysler to […]

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Piston Slap: The Gassy Dart, the Bosch-eating Magnum http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/piston-slap-the-gassy-dart-the-bosch-eating-magnum/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/piston-slap-the-gassy-dart-the-bosch-eating-magnum/#comments Wed, 18 May 2011 22:38:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=395000 TTAC reader sportsuburbanGT writes: Hi Sajeev, Have a couple of questions: I have a 72 Dodge Dart that I am performing a 318 to 340 swap.  It’s taken longer than I planned (lack of time), I backed the car in the garage 2 years ago and now I am planning on firing it up in […]

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TTAC reader sportsuburbanGT writes: Hi Sajeev, Have a couple of questions: I have a 72 Dodge Dart that I am performing a 318 to 340 swap.  It’s taken longer than I planned (lack of time), I backed the car in the garage 2 years ago and now I am planning on firing it up in […]

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Review: 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/review-2010-jeep-grand-cherokee-srt-8/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/review-2010-jeep-grand-cherokee-srt-8/#comments Mon, 05 Jul 2010 15:05:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=360242 Behold the mighty off-road prowess of the Grand Cherokee SRT-8! Yes, my ratty-looking lawn is about as far off-road as most JGCs ever go. The 2011 Grand Cherokee even offers a couple of optimized drivetrain-and-suspension setups for those people who, as the nice Jeep PR man said during the introduction, “only go off-road… in their […]

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Behold the mighty off-road prowess of the Grand Cherokee SRT-8! Yes, my ratty-looking lawn is about as far off-road as most JGCs ever go. The 2011 Grand Cherokee even offers a couple of optimized drivetrain-and-suspension setups for those people who, as the nice Jeep PR man said during the introduction, “only go off-road… in their […]

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Anything To Forget You’re In A Chrysler http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/10/anything-to-forget-youre-in-a-chrysler/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/10/anything-to-forget-youre-in-a-chrysler/#comments Thu, 29 Oct 2009 15:50:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=333491 The post Anything To Forget You’re In A Chrysler appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

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