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 Jeep Renegade Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Jeep continues on a roll with record sales continuing into 2015 thanks in part to their largest ever model lineup, which now includes eight variants. The latest model in the Jeep inventory is also the smallest in the lineup, the 2015 Jeep Renegade, and we recently spent a week driving…

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2015 Ram ProMaster City Van Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer For several years Barbara occasionally helped a friend at her flower shop in Watsonville, California doing flower arranging and occasional deliveries. The big annual floral events of Mother?s Day and Valentines?s Day, required an army of friends and employees to design and deliver all the arrangements, plants and bouquets. And…

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FCA Winter Drive Exercise Program

“FCA Winter Drive” A Cold Winter’s Drive – All-Wheel and 4×4 vehicles put to the frozen test   Formerly the Chrysler Group LLC, FCA US LLC is the new organization that comprises Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and the newly renamed alliance recently staged a demonstration of their various iterations of 4WD and AWD vehicles that come…

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