2017 Jeep Compass Trailhawk 4×4 Test Drive

“2017 Jeep Compass Trailhawk 4×4” All-New Global Compact SUV San Antonio, TX- Past examples of the Jeep Compass family were less than stellar, but that all changes with the all-new 2017 Jeep Compass family of compact SUVs which comes based on FCA?s ?small-wide 4×4 global architecture, (the same as the Jeep Renegade), delivering best-in-class off-road…

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2016 Fiat 500X Test Drive

By Bill Schaffer Beverly Hills ? There is big news at Fiat this summer — literally — as Fiat rolls out the 500X adding a seventh model to the Italian/American brand in a new larger size. The 2016 Fiat 500X is also the first Fiat crossover adding a whole new dimension to the brand?s lineup….

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2016 Fiat 500X AWD Test Drive

?2016 Fiat 500X? A new family member with available All-Wheel Drive Beverly Hills, CA – Just as MINI has done by introducing several different models and body formats, Fiat is expanding their portfolio of vehicles to provide a broader choice of body styles serving a variety of purposes. The latest entry into the Fiat family…

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2015 Ram Promaster City Wagon Test Drive Review

?2015 Ram ProMaster City Wagon? A new small, versatile van lineup for Ram?s Commercial Stable Austin, TX – Ram?s latest addition to their commercial (or not) is the Ram ProMaster City, which will be available in four basic forms: two Cargo vans – the Tradesman and Tradesman SLT; and two passenger vans or Wagons ?…

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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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2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk Test Drive

?2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk? All-new, Trail Rated and highly capable For those enthusiasts who relish the off-road capability of Jeep?s iconic Wrangler model offerings, but would prefer more sophistication in a style that?s less utilitarian, there?s a new kid in town (or more likely in the wilderness) ? it?s the all-new 2015 Jeep Renegade that…

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2015 Jeep Renegade Test Drive

By Barbara Schaffer San Jose, Calif. — As the MVP of the new Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), Jeep finished 2014 with a phenomenal global sales increase of 39 percent setting all-time record sales of 1,017,019 units. U.S. sales were even better finishing up 41 percent at a record 692,348 units sold ? that?s nearly 1,900…

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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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2014 Dodge Dart Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer We were surprised when a neighbor came running over to look at the bright orange (actually called Heather Orange) when we stopped to pick up our mail from the neighborhood postal boxes. She drives a Toyota Avalon and the Dart didn?t seem like her kind of car. “Is that the…

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2014 Jeep Cherokee Test Drive

By Barbara Schaffer Westlake Village, Calif. ? The Jeep people have barely slapped the Cherokee name on their latest issue and it has already raised a firestorm of controversy for two main reasons ? the design and the architecture. Purists seem to think, if it?s a Jeep, it should have round headlights, a flat seven-slot…

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