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The Least Reliable 2021 Subcompact SUVs According to Consumer Reports

You’ll want to do your research before buying a new or used subcompact SUV. Tiny SUVs can provide you with more performance capabilities than a regular sedan, but even the best ones still have their quirks. To help you narrow down your options, here the least reliable 2021 subcompact SUVs that you might want to avoid.  The tiny …

A white 2021 Fiat 500X Pop with Sport Appearance Package sits on wet pavement overlooking Biscayne Bay in Miami, Florida
Crossover & Midsize

Fiat Doing The Unthinkable: Producing Convertible 500X

We’ve seen this movie before and it doesn’t end well. Recent history tells us that in spite of automakers’ best intentions nobody wants a convertible crossover. Well, a few do, but not enough to staunch massive losses in developing these unicorns. So along comes troubled Fiat which decides it’s doing the unthinkable by producing a …

A white 1957 Fiat Nuova 500
Sedans & Coupes

Why Are Classic Fiat 500s Worth More Than Some Modern Ones?

As the owners of air-cooled 911s can attest, classic cars sometimes loom large against their modern descendants. Sometimes the looming is more about a car’s ethos, as seen with the E30 BMW M3. Other times, though, the vintage model can eclipse its newer counterpart in market value. Such is the case with the Fiat 500—specifically, …

Tips, Tricks & Trends

The Automotive Clunkers Of 2020

The year 2020 will go down as one of the worst for mankind. It was, however, a good year for cars. Everything from the new Corvette to the Bronco unveiling made it a banner year. But there were also some big flops in 2020 and we’re here to remind you of them. Because when a …

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Sedans & Coupes

The 5 Best 2020 Sports Cars Under $30K

Most people assume they can’t own a sports car because of the massive sticker price. It’s true many luxury sports cars are expensive, but some reasonably priced coupes can fit nicely into most budgets. If you’re car shopping, don’t ignore these five sporty 2020 sports cars you can purchase for less than $30,000.  Mazda MX-5 Miata It’s …

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Hybrids & Electrics

A Used Fiat 500e Offers Incredible Bang for Your Buck

It’s not really fair to compare used cars to new ones. We get it. For every mostly-sensible, “Should I buy a three-year-old Lexus ES or a new Toyota Camry?” comparison, there are at least 1,000 examples that sound like, “Why would anyone buy a minivan when a 20-year-old sports car is so much cheaper?” (OK, …

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Hybrids & Electrics

The New Fiat 500 3+1 Is Too Good For Us

Europe and Japan – and really most other places in the world – get cooler cars than we do. What gives, world? JDM cars (let’s not even go there). Australian Utes; they make me sad. And European sports cars. It’s all a little too much to bear at times. Well, now is another one of …

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Tips, Tricks & Trends

Is Ferrari an Italian Car Company?

Ferrari is easily one of the most iconic names in the industry. It’s a legendary race team, a producer of some speedy streetcars, and a worldwide household name. But where did the story of this automobile legend begin? Is Ferrari an Italian car company? Who founded Ferrari? The founder of Ferrari, according to Wikipedia, is …

The three millionth vehicle produced at at the General Motors Lansing Delta Township Assembly Plant, a 2020 Chevrolet Traverse Redline Edition, waits to roll off the assembly line
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Do You Know Where Your Car Was Built?

If Honda and Toyota are Japanese companies, then their cars are built in Japan, right? No, not really. Actually most Honda, Acura, Toyota, Kia, and even BMW cars are built right here in the U.S. while some other cars, like those that wear Ford, GM, and Dodge are actually built in other places on the …

orange Fiat 500e in front of a lit suspension bridge late at night in the city.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

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
Tips, Tricks & Trends

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 …

side view of the wooden doors leading inside the lovely wooden camper conversion of a fiat ducato maxi van
Tips, Tricks & Trends

The Most Stunning Camper Van You’ve Ever Seen

Inside this woman’s Fiat Ducato Maxi there is a full-time home. Everything was thought out to the finest detail to fit her personality and her lifestyle. This is without a doubt one of the most stunning camper van conversions we’ve ever seen. It’s not just useful, it’s a pretty camper. Thanks to Jordan Osmond for …

Under the hood of a black 2020 Grand Cherokee Trackhawk on display at the 112th Annual Chicago Auto Show
Tips, Tricks & Trends

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
Tips, Tricks & Trends

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.  …

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Tips, Tricks & Trends

You Can Own the World’s Smallest Car: A Peel P50

Usually, when you think ‘small car’, you think Smart. Of course, there are cars which can make the ForTwo seem rather large. For example, Japanese kei cars like the Autozam AZ-1 and Honda Beat are extremely small. And classic cars, without airbags or modern crash structures, could be smaller yet roomier than a Smart. ‘Roomy,’ …

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The Ram 1000 Could Be Our New Compact Ram Pickup

Ram does not currently have a mid-size or compact size pickup in its lineup. But, Ram does have a compact pickup available in other parts of the world. For example, the Ram 1000. So, could it become our new compact Ram pickup? The Ram Dakota Speculation in the automotive sphere has been that the off …

Tips, Tricks & Trends

5 Special Edition Cars That Weren’t Worth the Money

Every now and then, automakers will come out with special editions of cars from their existing lineup in order to spruce up a little interest. Of course, some of the special edition cars are actually indeed special, however, others are simply not. For example, the Scion brand and all of their special edition models. And …

Tips, Tricks & Trends

Fiat Doesn’t Really Stand for “Fix It Again, Tony”

Fiat hasn’t always been known for being the most reliable brand. In fact, since the Fiat brand was reintroduced into the U.S. market in 2011, they have introduced a few new nameplates like the 500, the 500L, and the 500X, however, all those cars have scored low on Consumer Report’s reliability index for almost every …

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Trucks & SUVs

Fiat Made An SUV That You Should Definitely Avoid

Fiat isn’t the most common car manufacturer out there, but they do have some pretty standard vehicle options that you would recognize if you saw them, like the 126 Spyder or the 500 compact coupes. What might surprise you is that Fiat also produced an SUV, the Fiat 500X, and while it might pique your …

Cars

Worst Wagons of 2020

Wagons are the perfect medium between a compact car and an SUV. They are quickly becoming more and more popular. We’ve already been through Consumer Reports‘ best wagons of 2020, so it only makes sense that we would also write up a list of the worst wagons of 2020 as well. Anyone looking for a …

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Trucks & SUVs

Brace Yourselves, Epic New Compact Trucks Are Coming

Rumor has it that trucks are about to get smaller again, like the classic Chevy Blazer or Ford Ranger. Heck, maybe a new Jeep Comanche model will pop up as well. The Ford Maverick, Ram 700, and Mercedes G-Class might be hitting the streets before we know it. New Compact Trucks Are Coming Haven’t you …

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Autos

These Startups Are Looking to Reshape Auto Retail

Car subscriptions are just one of the recent new ways automakers are looking to transform the car industry. Luxury automakers like BMW, Mercedes Benz, and Porsche are among those who are leading the way with car subscriptions of their own. There are also many startup companies looking to revolutionize the way we get new cars. …

A 2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon on display at an auto show
Trucks & SUVs

Consumer Reports: Worst 2020 SUVs

Where there are lists with winners of the top spots and highest ratings, there are earners of the lowest ratings as well. While the best list can help you choose which way to take your search, a list of the worst SUVS can help you know where not to look. These SUVs are the worst-rated …

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Cars

The Fiat That Was Actually a Ferrari

In some ways, buying a vintage Ferrari offers more freedom than buying a new one. Not to mention the potential savings. But even in the classics market, there are some Ferrari models that are often overlooked and under-appreciated. And some, although they never wore the Prancing Horse badge, were built with Maranello-derived tech. One of …

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Cars

The Car That Missed the Mark

In the history of cars, there are some awful ones out there. One that nearly always ranks at the top (or bottom rather) of the list is the Pontiac Aztek. Some even list it among the most hated cars. There is no doubt it was an experiment gone wrong.  Others aren’t awful but definitely missed the mark, like …

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Trucks & SUVs

See What Could Be The New Ram Mini-Truck

We’ve got a lot more details about the Fiat Strada mini-truck about to debut in South America and Mexico. Why is this significant? Because Ram could rebadge the Strada as an entry-level Ram pickup for the US. In Mexico, this is called the Ram 700. It’s a unibody small pickup similar in size to 1970s …

2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited High Altitude | FCA
Tips, Tricks & Trends

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, …

Cars

The Hottest Convertibles of 2020

Convertibles can make the most mundane trips an adventure. They offer limitless headspace and help you enjoy a beautiful day to the fullest. We’ve gathered the most eclectic droptops for you to experience in 2020. The Luxurious  2020 Ferrari 488 Pista Spider The 2020 Ferrari 488 Pista is an insane ride that’s powered by the …

A Fiat 500X is seen at the 2020 New England Auto Show Press Preview at Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
Crossover & Midsize

Why Critics Are Bashing Fiat’s 2020 Line-Up

Fiat may have merged with Chrysler, but that doesn’t mean that the company is doing as well as Chrysler has been doing. While both companies are now owned by a company called Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles – or FCA – the car brands still continue to produce and sell their own cars. Here’s why Fiat’s 2020 lineup …