2018 Jeep Wrangler Sport Test Drive

“2018 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4-door Hardtop” Iconic Off-Roader Steps Up its Game Across the Board The Jeep has been traversing adventuresome trails since 1941. The all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler continues in that tradition by serving up increased legendary 4×4 prowess along with a more modern and sophisticated design that doesn’t forsake the brand’s original appeal…

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Small vans have been around since the 1950s and 60s, but it was Chrysler that popularized the people movers in 1983 with introduction of the first minivans, the Dodge Caravans. Since that time nearly all manufacturers have contributed to the development of the concept with variations and improvements, and over…

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Newport Beach, Calif. – With more than 14 million sold over the last 30-years, the minivan has been an integral part of the American car culture. Chrysler pioneered the segment with the Dodge Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country models and other automakers followed with their own interpretations. Over the…

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2015 Chrysler 200S AWD Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer It’s been amazing to watch Chrysler go from a company with a couple of good products and just barely surviving, to a company with an outstanding lineup of products across all its brands — Ram, Dodge, Chrysler, Fiat and Alfa Romeo. We recently had a chance to spend a week…

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Jeep Cherokee Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Jeep is leading the comeback as Chrysler’s best-selling brand and right out of the gate, the all-new Jeep Cherokee is running neck and neck with the Grand Cherokee and Wrangler for the top-selling Jeep position. Company reps have told us they are having trouble keeping the 2014 Jeep Cherokee in…

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Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Chrysler deserves high praise for keeping Jeep, Jeep®. Certainly they have expanded the lineup with a variety of new models, but in the process they have worked diligently to maintain the soul and heritage of the brand. Of the six variations currently offered, the two-door Wrangler and four-door Wrangler Unlimited…

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Ram Gets an 8-Speed

ZF, the famous German transmission maker, announced they will be supplying the 2013 Ram 1500 trucks with eight-speed automatic transmissions. The eight-speed automatic will be standard equipment on Ram trucks with the award-winning Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 engine.  The efficient new engine and transmission is expected to deliver best-in-class fuel economy. The eight-speed (8HP) will also…

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Test Drive: Jeep Wrangler

Portland, Ore. — When an athlete is at the top of his or her game, there is often little that can be done to improve performance, short of some bionic enhancement, which is usually fictional, or by steroids, which is dangerous and illegal. In some ways, the Jeep Wrangler was in that same situation.  As…

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Test Drive: 2012 Jeep Wrangler

Back in…Dozer Yellow? The 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is one of the five vehicles currently on sale that I would actually buy. This is no small feat for a Chrysler product to hit the top of my wish list. Before the government bailout, I would never have even considered a Chrysler product….

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More Attitude For 2012 Dodge Avenger

Getting ready to rumble later this fall, Dodge has rolled out the 2012 Dodge Avenger R/T.  This new Detroit muscle car is distinctive thanks to the new best-in-class 283-hp V-6 engine, stiffened suspension, center-mounted tachometer and performance inspired interior. “The Avenger R/T makes driving a mid-size car a really fun, engaging experience,” said Ralph Gilles,…

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