Tag: Jeep

Buy/Drive/Burn: Very Expensive Luxury SUVs From 1990

<img data-attachment-id="1685056" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/20181025_162641_1_e6bc0543-a547-4e43-9747-04e80d6090f3_820x.jpg" data-orig-size="820,615" 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="1989 Jeep Grand Wagoneer" data-image-description=" https://wagonmaster.com/products/1989-final-series-jeep-grand-wagoneer-4×4-iv-1970 ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/20181025_162641_1_e6bc0543-a547-4e43-9747-04e80d6090f3_820x-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/20181025_162641_1_e6bc0543-a547-4e43-9747-04e80d6090f3_820x-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1685056 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/20181025_162641_1_e6bc0543-a547-4e43-9747-04e80d6090f3_820x-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/20181025_162641_1_e6bc0543-a547-4e43-9747-04e80d6090f3_820x-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/20181025_162641_1_e6bc0543-a547-4e43-9747-04e80d6090f3_820x-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/20181025_162641_1_e6bc0543-a547-4e43-9747-04e80d6090f3_820x-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/20181025_162641_1_e6bc0543-a547-4e43-9747-04e80d6090f3_820x-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/20181025_162641_1_e6bc0543-a547-4e43-9747-04e80d6090f3_820x-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/20181025_162641_1_e6bc0543-a547-4e43-9747-04e80d6090f3_820x.jpg 820w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Our last couple of Buy/Drive/Burn posts covered two different flavors of compact Japanese SUVs from the 1990s. […]

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Fiat Chrysler Unveils ‘Death Wobble’ Fix, Lawsuit Plaintiffs Likely Not Satisfied

Reports of alarming oscillations transmitted through the steering wheels of various Jeep Wranglers started landing on the NHTSA’s lap last year, years after off-road enthusiasts began complaining of the same issue. A product of a solid front axle, higher speeds, and an unexpected jolt ⁠— like hitting a bump in the road ⁠— the so-called “death wobble” […]

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A Ghost Reportedly Dies, Jeep and Ford Smile

Can you kill a ghost? While Hollywood and some Catholic priests say yes, in the automotive realm the process of ridding oneself of a spectre usually involves a new sheet on the drawing board, not a ceremonial ritual. As you may have already heard, a ghost long rumored to haunt Detroit’s future product stable has […]

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Train Carrying New Jeep Gladiator and GMC Sierra Pickups Derails Causing Carnage

If you were waiting for a special-order new GMC Sierra or Jeep Gladiator to show up at a West Coast dealership, you might have to wait a little longer. Unfortunately there was a train derailment in Lincoln County, Nevada, yesterday, and some of the victims were brand-new pickups. Shared initially on the Facebook page for […]

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The Death Wobble: FCA Sued Over Alleged Jeep Wrangler JK Steering Issues

A Jeep Wrangler owner has accused Fiat Chrysler Automobiles of ignoring an alleged safety issue with the vehicle’s steering system; one that leads to the notorious “death wobble.” The term is one Jeep fans are already familiar with and basically entails sudden, violent vibrations from front-end steering components, usually taking place on the highway. On Wednesday, […]

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Rare Rides: The 1981 AMC Concord Keeps it on the D/L

<img data-attachment-id="1677038" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00505_fQOjnctB5tK_1200x900.jpg" data-orig-size="1200,900" 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="1981 AMC Concord" data-image-description=" https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/cto/d/mesa-1981-amc-concord-dl/6892673550.html ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00505_fQOjnctB5tK_1200x900-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00505_fQOjnctB5tK_1200x900-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1677038 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00505_fQOjnctB5tK_1200x900-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00505_fQOjnctB5tK_1200x900-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00505_fQOjnctB5tK_1200x900-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00505_fQOjnctB5tK_1200x900-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00505_fQOjnctB5tK_1200x900-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00505_fQOjnctB5tK_1200x900-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00505_fQOjnctB5tK_1200x900.jpg 1200w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Vehicles from plucky AMC are always welcome here at Rare Rides. Thus far, the series has featured a […]

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Has General Motors Changed Its Mind About Tackling Jeep?

In the middle part of this decade, as sales of the Jeep Wrangler (and the Jeep brand itself) rose into the stratosphere, speculation cropped up that General Motors would not let its rival dominate the off-road SUV market unchallenged. The company offered hints that it might field something of its own. A GM SUV with […]

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Jeep Wrangler Once Again Earns Dismal Crash-test Rating Using Euro-based Metrics

<img data-attachment-id="1675522" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/WRANGLER-NCAP-TEST.png" data-orig-size="1277,675" 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="WRANGLER NCAP TEST" data-image-description=" EURO NCAP ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/WRANGLER-NCAP-TEST-450×238.png” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/WRANGLER-NCAP-TEST-610×322.png” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1675522″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/WRANGLER-NCAP-TEST-610×322.png” alt width=”610″ height=”322″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/WRANGLER-NCAP-TEST-610×322.png 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/WRANGLER-NCAP-TEST-75×40.png 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/WRANGLER-NCAP-TEST-450×238.png 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/WRANGLER-NCAP-TEST-768×406.png 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/WRANGLER-NCAP-TEST-120×63.png 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/WRANGLER-NCAP-TEST.png 1277w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Despite the previous generation boasting above-average frontal crash test scores from the United States’ Insurance Institute […]

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Nearly Dead in the U.S., Fiat Turns to Brazil for Rekindled Love

<img data-attachment-id="1674618" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/31-1979-Fiat-124-Spider-in-California-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin.jpg" data-orig-size="1600,900" 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="1979 Fiat 124 Sport Spider in California wrecking yard, front view" data-image-description=" 1979 Fiat 124 Sport Spider in California wrecking yard, front view – ©2019 Murilee Martin – The Truth About Cars ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/31-1979-Fiat-124-Spider-in-California-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/31-1979-Fiat-124-Spider-in-California-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1674618 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/31-1979-Fiat-124-Spider-in-California-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” alt=”1979 Fiat 124 Sport Spider in California wrecking yard, […]

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New Detroit Jeep Plant a Done Deal; Incentives to Flow

Detroit City Council wrapped up a lengthy day of voting and approvals Tuesday, paving the way for a $2.5 billion Fiat Chrysler investment in two east-side assembly plants. Part of the deal involves a complex series of land swaps benefitting both FCA and the land-rich Moroun family, plus a raft of tax incentives bound for […]

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QOTD: Terribly Aged Americans of the Nineties?

<img data-attachment-id="1674868" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/15189564949_508039b7dc_b.jpg" data-orig-size="1024,680" 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="1995 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC" data-image-description=" Ford ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/15189564949_508039b7dc_b-450×299.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/15189564949_508039b7dc_b-610×405.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1674868 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/15189564949_508039b7dc_b-610×405.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”405″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/15189564949_508039b7dc_b-610×405.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/15189564949_508039b7dc_b-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/15189564949_508039b7dc_b-450×299.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/15189564949_508039b7dc_b-768×510.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/15189564949_508039b7dc_b-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/15189564949_508039b7dc_b.jpg 1024w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>The past three Wednesday editions of our Question of the Day post centered around the most […]

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