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Category Archives: Dodge

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

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

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

2010-2013 Chrysler 200: Making Due With What You’ve Got


Chrysler seems to be on a roll lately. The new full-sized Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 have wooed the critics while the new Dart shows promise in the competitive compact … Continue reading

March 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

1969-1971 Chrysler 300: When Big Was Beautiful


1969 was a turbulent year. Protests, riots and rising inflation made headlines. Despite all the gloom and doom, the Flower Power movement was in full bloom and men were walking … Continue reading

February 20, 2013 · 2 Comments