Tag: Dodge

Unhappy Journey: Fiat Chrysler Recalls a Slew of Dodge Darts for Potential Rollaway Issue

<img data-attachment-id="1384386" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/DG016_007DTfknktmmpc86jqmts44a1q73m4r-e1469455832337.jpg" data-orig-size="1816,1108" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"10","credit":"","camera":"Canon EOS 5D Mark II","caption":"2016 Dodge Dart","created_timestamp":"1334502037","copyright":"","focal_length":"38","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.005","title":"2016 Dodge Dart","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2016 Dodge Dart" data-image-description=" Image: FCA ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/DG016_007DTfknktmmpc86jqmts44a1q73m4r-e1469455832337-450×275.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/DG016_007DTfknktmmpc86jqmts44a1q73m4r-e1469455832337-610×372.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1384386 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/DG016_007DTfknktmmpc86jqmts44a1q73m4r-e1469455832337-610×372.jpg” alt=”2016 Dodge Dart, Image: FCA” width=”610″ height=”372″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/DG016_007DTfknktmmpc86jqmts44a1q73m4r-e1469455832337-610×372.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/DG016_007DTfknktmmpc86jqmts44a1q73m4r-e1469455832337-75×46.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/DG016_007DTfknktmmpc86jqmts44a1q73m4r-e1469455832337-450×275.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/DG016_007DTfknktmmpc86jqmts44a1q73m4r-e1469455832337-768×469.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/DG016_007DTfknktmmpc86jqmts44a1q73m4r-e1469455832337-120×73.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/DG016_007DTfknktmmpc86jqmts44a1q73m4r-e1469455832337-150×90.jpg 150w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> The Dodge Dart rolled […]

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What Took Them So Long? Dodge Introduces Stars & Stripes Edition for Challenger, Charger

Despite being manufactured in Canada, the Dodge Charger and Challenger feel like the most American vehicles currently on the market. Large, brash, and deliciously unapologetic about it, the vehicles embody multiple historical stereotypes thrown onto the United States citizenry. While those characteristics aren’t a good fit for everyone, Dodge says its holdout muscle cars capture […]

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Rare Rides: A Beige Plymouth Champ – American Malaise From 1980

<img data-attachment-id="1667868" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/00k0k_48hjCJmVPeu_1200x900.jpg" data-orig-size="900,900" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1980 Plymouth Champ" data-image-description=" https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/cto/d/portland-1980-plymouth-champ-rare/6852999373.html ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/00k0k_48hjCJmVPeu_1200x900-350×350.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/00k0k_48hjCJmVPeu_1200x900-610×610.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1667868 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/00k0k_48hjCJmVPeu_1200x900-610×610.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”610″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/00k0k_48hjCJmVPeu_1200x900-610×610.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/00k0k_48hjCJmVPeu_1200x900-75×75.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/00k0k_48hjCJmVPeu_1200x900-350×350.jpg 350w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/00k0k_48hjCJmVPeu_1200x900-768×768.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/00k0k_48hjCJmVPeu_1200x900-120×120.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/00k0k_48hjCJmVPeu_1200x900.jpg 900w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Rare Rides has featured a couple of Plymouths before, both of which were sporty and boasted two doors. Today’s Plymouth […]

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Dodge Charger Concept Debuts This Weekend

Rampant speculation surrounds the Dodge Charger and the possibility it might eventually receive the same wide-body treatment applied to the Challenger SRT Hellcat and R/T Scat Pack. Last month, Mopar enthusiasts, claiming insider knowledge, said Dodge would have sedan versions ready for the 2020 model year. It wasn’t much to go on, but the automaker recently […]

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Buy/Drive/Burn: Old Man Garage Queens From the Early 2000s

<img data-attachment-id="1665930" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/05124481990001.jpg" data-orig-size="1024,682" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"Wieck","camera":"","caption":"2005 Chevy SSR. X05CT_SR004","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"2005 Chevy SSR","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2005 Chevy SSR" data-image-description=" GM ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/05124481990001-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/05124481990001-610×406.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1665930 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/05124481990001-610×406.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”406″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/05124481990001-610×406.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/05124481990001-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/05124481990001-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/05124481990001-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/05124481990001-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/05124481990001.jpg 1024w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Once upon a time in the early 2000s, a special convergence of factors […]

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FCA Fine Flying Solo, Equally Happy With Help

With Sergio Marchionne gone, most assumed Fiat Chrysler Automobiles would swiftly enact the late CEO’s plan to convince another automaker to partner with the company. Until recently, FCA was viewed as a dinosaur within the industry — limping along since its Fiat acquisition with a lineup of unpopular European imports and oversized American vehicles that couldn’t possibly endure […]

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Junkyard Find: 1991 Dodge Shadow Convertible

The Dodge Shadow and its Plymouth Sundance sibling were among the last members of the extended Chrysler K-car family to be built, sold from the 1987 through 1994 model years and replaced by the Neon after that. Millions were sold, but these cars are all but forgotten today. Chrysler built a handful of convertible Shadows, […]

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QOTD: A Solution for FCA’s Future?

A dated product lineup, questionable fuel economy across the board, a general need for some reworking. These are all issues with Fiat Chrysler’s offerings in North America. Today we’ll try and come up with some solutions. Today’s topic was generated by news yesterday of the $77 million in penalties FCA paid to the NHTSA, as its […]

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FCA Paid $77 Million in Civil Penalties to Sell Cars People Actually Want to Buy

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles paid $77 million in U.S. civil penalties late last year due to its failure to adhere to 2016 model year fuel economy requirements. In December, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a report claiming the industry faced millions in fines from 2016 and that one manufacturer was expected to pay […]

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With the Toyota Yaris Liftback’s Demise, Dodge’s Journey Enters an Exclusive Class

The passing of the Toyota Yaris hatchback into history doesn’t just spell the end of a forgettable subcompact car, it also leaves the red-blooded Dodge brand sitting in a class of one. What might that special group be, you ask? Some of you already know. With the Yaris hatch’s discontinuation, the still strong-selling Dodge Journey […]

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The Internal Combustion-only Dodge Challenger’s Days Are Numbered, Manley Says

Are the 66,716 Americans who helped take the venerable Dodge Challenger to a new sales record in 2018 just Luddites, rebelling against a rising tide of electrification and autonomy? Maybe, but the era of a Challenger line powered solely by gasoline is drawing to a close. Fiat Chrysler CEO Mike Manley addressed the muscle car’s […]

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2018 Dodge Challenger GT AWD Review – Maybe You Don’t Need a V8

2018 Dodge Challenger GT AWD 3.6-liter V6 (305 horsepower @ 6,350 rpm; 268 lb-ft @ 4,800 rpm) Eight-speed automatic, all-wheel drive 18 city / 27 highway / 21 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 12.8 city, 8.7 highway, 11.0 combined. (NRCan Rating, L/100km) Base Price: $33,495 (U.S) / $41,240 (Canada) As Tested: $38,965 (U.S.) / $44,195 (Canada) […]

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Why American Muscle Might Outlive the Standard American Sedan

Domestic sedans are currently being walked up to the edge of a mass grave. Beneath them rests their two-doored brethren and the first wave of four-doors previously executed by the Big Three. Ford has promised a lineup comprised almost entirely of pickups and utility vehicles in the coming years and General Motors is in the […]

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Buy/Drive/Burn: Mediocrity Personified in Sedans of 1996

You’ve seen all of today’s contenders before on the roads, likely more times than you can count. Forgettable because of how middling they were, hundreds of thousands were sold. Which one would you actually buy with your own money? The year is 1996 and you’re a family sedan customer. You don’t want to spend a […]

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As Plant Preps for Downtime, America’s Grand Caravan Love Appears Unshakeable

The only minivans coming out of Detroit these days aren’t actually rolling out of Detroit, but a plant a stone’s throw from the Detroit River, on the Canadian side. Fiat Chrysler’s Windsor Assembly Plant, home to the Chrysler Pacifica and Dodge Grand Caravan, will go dark for two weeks starting on New Year’s Eve, presumably […]

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QOTD: Best Unheralded Performance Car?

There are plenty of performance cars from the pages of history whose greatness has been recognized — Integra Type R, Focus RS, anything with GTI appended to its name. A few, however, have slipped through the cracks. Time is kind to some cars, with their stock rising only long after they’ve gone out of production, […]

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Junkyard Find: 1984 Dodge Ram 150 Royal SE with Slant-Six engine

Can you imagine buying a new full-size Detroit pickup truck with the top luxury trim package and less than 100 horsepower? In 2018, such a truck would be smashed to bits by angry mobs, were it to appear in a showroom, but this half-ton pickup with 95 Slant-Six horses, four-on-the-floor manual transmission, and the Royal […]

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Junkyard Find: 1982 Dodge 400 Landau Coupe

Lee Iacocca’s original Chrysler K Platform spawned an incomprehensible tangle of K-related offspring between the 1981 and 1995 model years, but only a few U.S.-market models were true K-Cars: the Chrysler LeBaron, Plymouth Reliant, Dodge Aries, Dodge 600, and Dodge 400. Of these, the 400 has been the hardest for me to find in the […]

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