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Tips, Tricks & Trends

Fiat Chrysler, Guilty of Corruption, Out $30 Million for Violating U.S. Labor Laws

One of the longest-running automotive scandals is finally coming to an end. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), now a subsidiary of Stellantis, recently pleaded guilty to corruption charges and agreed to a settlement.   Here’s a look at the scandal and FCA’s punishment. The case against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles About a year ago, General Motors filed a …

The front view of a red 1994 Dodge Viper RT/10 with a hardtop
Sedans & Coupes

Bring a Trailer Bargain of the Week: 1994 Dodge Viper RT/10

The various Hellcat models may be Dodge’s performance halo cars today, but they weren’t always. Before them, and even before the first SRT models, there was the Dodge Viper. Since its cancellation, Viper values, especially for the earlier models, have steadily grown. But you can still find some decent bargains, including the 1994 Viper RT/10 …

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15 Million Vehicles Involved In ZF Airbag Lawsuit

A huge lawsuit has been filed alleging that ZF airbags and seatbelts can fail to work in an accident. It says that the ZF TRW airbag control units do not activate the sequence to fire off the airbags and tighten the seat belts. The massive lawsuit not only involves ZF but takes in Kia, Hyundai, …

Red 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock on the concrete highway
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The Dodge Barracuda Muscle Car’s Return Rumors Resurface

As far back as May of 2014, Sergio Marchionne released one of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ five-year plans. In it, there was a sports coupe that was slotted to come in smaller than the Challenger. Rumors started flying that the new Dodge offering would inherit the old Plymouth Barracuda nameplate from muscle cars of years gone …

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Is Fiat Still an Italian Car Company?

Fiat wasn’t a big name in the US until relatively recently. Where did this car company come from and how did it come to be a massive partner in one of the largest auto groups in the world? Let’s take a look into the past of this interesting automotive manufacturer to learn a bit about …

2019 Sema Jeep Wrangler Concept | FCA crawling over rocks
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Does Fiat Chrysler Own Jeep?

The Jeep brand manufactures one of the most iconic SUVs in the world. Military roots and off-road prowess make the Jeep Wrangler stand out. The new Jeep Gladiator is essentially a Wrangler with a truck bed. the Jeep Grand Cherokee offers family-style versatility. But who owns Jeep and makes all the Jeep parts? Which auto …

Grand Jeep Wagoneer Teaser
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Which All-New Jeep is Coming September 3rd?

Finally, a date! All indications are that Jeep will be introducing an all-new Jeep on September 3rd. Is it the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer or the Jeep Wagoneer that will be introduced? Jeep’s Instagram social media account has been laying the groundwork for the return of the two iconic nameplates to the Jeep stables. Below we will analyze each of the …

2021 Ram 1500 TRX front head-on in motion

2021 Ram 1500 TRX Launch Edition Sold Out in 3 Hours

On Monday, August 17th, Ram revealed the new 1500 TRX. The off-road pickup truck has been hotly anticipated for years. It is a variant of the Ram 1500, built as a direct competitor to the Ford Raptor off-road pickup. So, to take advantage of that built-up excitement around the new TRX, Ram also announced that …

Under the hood of a black 2020 Grand Cherokee Trackhawk on display at the 112th Annual Chicago Auto Show
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This Tigershark Engine Lawsuit Will Affect Countless Drivers

Attention Michigan residents: if you bought or leased any vehicle with a Tigershark engine, a lawsuit has been filed. Allegedly, Chrysler equipped several models with a defective Tigershark engine. According to CarComplaints they filed on August 9, 2020. The Chrysler lawsuit is for defective engines. Apparently, 2.4L Tigershark MultiAir 4-cylinder engines burn excessive amounts of …

2019 Jeep Compass off-roading in mud
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1 Million Chrysler, Fiat, Dodge, Jeep Vehicles Could See a Recall

The Detroit Free Press is reporting that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is seemingly preparing for a huge recall that is yet to be announced. Emissions have been a big topic of several industrywide recalls in recent years and may be the subject for the supposed recall action at the Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep brands. Approximately one million vehicles could be affected.  …

The driver's front quarter of the 2021 Maserati Ghibli Hybrid.
Hybrids & Electrics

Maserati Introduces First Ghibli With Hybrid Power

The Ghibli, from Maserati, has been awaiting an update for much too long. The brand has not had any real excitement in its ranks, arguably since the Maserati Levante model was introduced in 2016. The Ghibli, in the meantime, has grown long in the tooth. So, when Maserati announces that an update is coming, naturally, …

2020 Dodge Charger Hellcat Widebody and SRT
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J.D. Power Ranks This American Automotive Brand Number 1

J.D. Power is a name linked with data from consumer insights. The company surveys many things for the automotive industry. One of those things is, initial quality. All manufacturers, including FCA, Ford, and GM take the survey results seriously. For many years, that survey has been dominated by import brands. Chevrolet, Dodge, and Ford have …

A Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is displayed during the Vienna Autoshow
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FCA Blocks Further Sales of the Roxor, a Wrangler Lookalike

FCA has a famous company called Jeep, with a famous Wrangler. The Wrangler has a heritage the reaches World War II. Mahindra has a side-by-side off-road vehicle called the Roxor. It looks like the Jeep Wrangler of old, but it is only intended for agricultural and sporting purposes. So, FCA sued Mahindra for using a product in the …

2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon
Trucks & SUVs

2020 Jeep Gladiator Wins Award

The Jeep faithful had been longing for a pickup to return to the line-up since the Comanche departed in 1992. So, when the Gladiator was launched, many embraced it right away. Others, however, looked at the awkward proportions of the bed line and said, no thanks. But, that does not mean that it is any …

2017 Ram Rebel TRX Concept side

2021 Ram 1500 Rebel TRX to be Revealed In June

The awesome Ram 1500 Rebel TRX reveal was delayed due to the Coronavirus. It had been scheduled for its debut at the canceled Detroit Auto Show. So, many thought the reveal would instead come at the New York International Auto Show in August. Now, it seems that Ram’s parent company, FCA, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will not wait that long to …

Peugeot logo during the Geneva International Motor Show
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Peugeot Speeds Up Plans To Enter US Market

Back in 2016, Peugeot announced its intention to explore the return of the brand to the United States. The brand had previously shuttered US operations in 1991. However, the American market is just too large to ignore for too long. So, in February 2019, Peugeot announced they would return by 2026. Since then, its parent company merged with FCA, …

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FCA Coordinates Living Room Musical Performances

Last week, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, or FCA, launched a campaign to encourage people to stay off the road, as well as to applaud the efforts of frontline workers. Today came word that FCA is giving people something to do while they are home. FCA announced live, weekly, musical performances that will be broadcasted through Facebook …

2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited High Altitude | FCA
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Stay Off the Road Campaign Launched by FCA

Stay-at-home or shelter-in-place orders from various municipalities across the country have taken hold with varying degrees of success in recent weeks. Still, some people that are not servicing essential functions choose to venture out. In an effort to encourage Americans to stay home during the COVID-19 outbreak, FCA has announced a new campaign across its Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, …

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Many Car Dealerships Won’t Survive The Coronavirus Crisis

Unless you’re selling toilet paper or hand sanitizer you are looking at a scary future for retail. And that includes big-ticket items like cars and trucks. The larger dealerships will be able to weather the coronavirus storm. But the smaller, independent ones? It really doesn’t look good for them the longer this virus purgatory lasts. …

A black and white photo of a Chevy S10 parked on the street.
Trucks & SUVs

Will Small Trucks Get Their Day In The Sun Again?

It’s inevitable that we are going to see a return of the small truck. There are many indicators both culturally, within the auto industry, and economic factors, all pointing to smaller trucks on the horizon. So, will small trucks get their day in the sun again? We’ll show you why they will One of the …

Trucks & SUVs

Fiat Chrysler And iPhone Manufacturer Join Forces In China

Fiat-Chrysler has been slow to embrace the EV hysteria auto manufacturers are racing to enter. Companies are spending billions of dollars in EV and autonomous development while Fiat Chrysler stands mute. But now for long. Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. is establishing a joint venture with Fiat Chrysler to build electric vehicles. The Taiwanese company …

Jeep Grand Cherokee on display at a car dealership
Trucks & SUVs

Looks Like Trouble For Both Jeep Wrangler and Cherokee

What’s happening to the Jeep Cherokee and Wrangler? SUVs are the hottest vehicle made today, but Cherokee sales are way off. Has it lost the magic it has held for so many years? In 2018 it hit almost 240,000 units sold. For 2019? Only a bit over 190,000. That’s a 20% slide in 2019. In …

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Trucks & SUVs

GM Suing Fiat-Chrysler “$ Billions” For Corruption

The corruption probe of the United Auto Workers union keeps taking more turns and confessions. Now, GM is stoking the flames by suing Fiat-Chrysler’s involvement and placing damages at “$ billions.” The federal racketeering lawsuit also names the three FCA executives that have already plead guilty to UAW corruption. The suit says FCA engaged in …