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Category Archives: Chrysler

What’s Wrong With: Chrysler


This series of What’s Wrong With could have been made just for Chrysler. For much of my life Chrysler has been in some kind of financial trouble. My first awareness of … Continue reading

October 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

2008 – Current Dodge Challenger Superbird: Missed Flight


This is the time of year when many Americans swell with nationalistic pride. As the birthplace of the pony and muscle car (or super car as they were called back … Continue reading

July 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

1993-1997 Eagle Vision:From Michigan to Italy and Back


The ideal of the sports sedan has come a long way in America since the days of the first Chevy Lumina Eurosport and Dodge Lancer GTS. The arrival of the … Continue reading

April 9, 2016 · 3 Comments

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat: Is Bigger Always Better?


It seems like more and more lately that Dodge is becoming the new Pontiac. That is as a brand it plays on the heritage of performance established during the muscle … Continue reading

November 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

2014 Dodge Dart: Another Small Car Target Missed?


In my lifetime I remember many of the small cars from Chrysler as being initially interesting but ultimately forgettable with poor build quality and cheesy ergonomics. It’s never been for … Continue reading

September 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

2012-2014 SRT Viper: Shedding It’s Skin Once Again


Miracles seem like everyday occurrences at Chrysler, although like a dreams, they don’t last long. In the past a great car would have come around and saved the company from its own … Continue reading

July 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

1968 – 1971 Dodge Super Bee: Muscle Car to the Max


In the horsepower wars of the first muscle car era (they were actually called supercars then), every major manufacturer had some weapon to wield straight from the factory.  By 1968, … Continue reading

May 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

1978-1990 Dodge Omni/Plymouth Horizon: Two Cars One Mission


If you follow Chrysler history closely, you know that it can be summarized at times by crisis and innovation in equal measures. With each new threat of bankruptcy, the company … Continue reading

November 6, 2013 · 8 Comments

1969-1973 Dodge Polara/Monaco: Big at the Bottom


Big cars don’t come in as many varieties as they once did. For instance, large two door cars are almost extent. The few that are available today tend to be … Continue reading

October 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

2012-2013 Charger SRT-8: Big Brash and Beautiful


We are truly living in the golden age of the muscle car. Today’s big American performance car comes  not only the traditional coupe, but sedan and sometimes as trucks or … Continue reading

August 4, 2013 · Leave a comment