Comparing the Jeep Gladiator to the New 2023 Chevy Colorado

2023 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 engine

Today, Chevrolet introduced the 2023 Colorado, which has seemingly gotten a whole lot better with the generational change. The bland, boring styling of the current Colorado has been replaced with a far edgier, more aggressive design. Sure, it looks a great deal like every other new Chevy across the front end, but some people like … Read more

Jeep confirms Wagoneer L timing, Jeep BEV

Grand Wagoneer L

Jeep has confirmed that the Wagoneer L and Grand Wagoneer L, long-wheelbase versions of its luxury full-size vehicles based on Ram 1500 platforms, will start production later this year, with deliveries beginning within 2022. The Grand Wagoneer L was shown at the New York Auto Show earlier this year. It includes a standard twin turbo … Read more

Deeper into the Trenton Engine Plant changes

Pouring concrete at Trenton Engine

Recently, Stellantis announced that it would be consolidating the manufacturing part of Trenton Engine in the South plant and likely using the North plant for materials handling and possibly other purposes. Today, we will go into some of the details. First, though, it is important to note that Trenton Engine has two buildings, North and … Read more

Zipcar’s sole American car is…

A few years ago, Zipcar’s CEO said they did not stock any American cars because their customers did not want to rent them. It turns out there is one exception—not a Hellcat Challenger, as you might think, or even a ProMaster van. It’s a Jeep. There may be other American vehicles in Zipcar’s fleet, but … Read more

Final Dodge Hellcat Variant Could Feature This Key Hellephant Part

Hellephant Hemi Crate Engine

There have been rumors floating around the internet claiming that Dodge is working on one final Hellcat car that will be the most powerful production vehicle to date. Those rumors state that this car will run on E85 ethanol-gasoline blend, but these rumors are being spread by the same people who insisted that there was … Read more

Dealers will advertise real car prices—unless dealers gets their way; comments are open

feldman cdjr (jeep dealer)

Some dealers are advertising the list price of cars on their web sites, then demanding up to $5,000 above list as well as, in some cases, over $2,000 for filing paperwork with states, not including government fees or taxes. The Federal Trade Commission has proposed rules which would, among other things, require dealers to advertise actual … Read more

Tomahawk may return as a model or as a trim level

Dodge Tomahawk

Many recall the original Dodge Tomahawk concept motorcycle, which ended up being sold with few changes as “rolling sculptures” through Neiman-Marcus during a bizarre period of Mopar history. The motorcycle certainly caught the public imagination, but after the copies were sold off, it seemed like the Viper-powered three-wheeler was forgotten within Auburn Hills. That was … Read more

FCA vs Toyota, first half of 2022

2022 toyota at new york auto show

Toyota became a legend for its control of manufacturing quality and supply chains. Stellantis is a new beast, including FCA US, which is notorious among suppliers for its stinginess. On the other end, Toyota also went through years of running on fumes in its engineering departments, while FCA US pushed forward in exciting customers. Who dominated … Read more

Weirdos of Mopar Sales Part III

2009 dodge journey

Every time a car company puts out its sales figures, there will be some oddball vehicles on there—mainly, cars that have long been discontinued. They might have been used as loaners, or been subject to financial or legal issues, or perhaps even forgotten about—or the dealer may have been stubborn about getting at least what … Read more