Chrysler finally has a leader—from Honeywell

Christine Feuell, Chrysler CEO

Christine Feuell is leaving her post as Chief Commercial Officer of Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions to become the leader of the Chrysler brand. She will report directly to Carlos Tavares. While Honeywell might seem like an odd place to be mining for a leader of a car brand, Christine Feuell rose through the ranks … Read more

Jeep Compass moving upscale with updated features

For 2022, the Jeep Compass, already upgraded to look and feel more luxurious, has gotten more attention inside. A new 10.25 inch digital instrument cluster is optional, and buyers get an 8.4 inch center telematics display on base models and Latitude, with a 10.1 inch screen standard on all upper models. The center console has … Read more

Got a buck for a car? (“Great Texas Mopar Vehicle Hoard Auction”)

sparkys Mopar Texas auction

A huge, online Mopar auction is coming, to break up a collection held in Texas and gathered over the course of many years. Some of the cars are pristine, some are junkers; and there is memorabilia for those who can’t afford the cars (or the shipping). The auction materials are already posted, via Spanky’s Freedom … Read more

The Real Story on the Hellcat Charger with the Broken Wheel

Onur Can Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

Over the past two days, several automotive media outlets have shared a story about a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat with a badly broken front wheel. While quite a few outlets have written about this car, literally no one has reached out to the owner of the Charger in question. Fortunately, I happen to know the … Read more

The 2022 Mopars getting huge Uconnect speed boost

2022 Ram 1500 Big Horn

The Uconnect 5 system has more changes than just capitalization, which moves from UConnect to Uconnect. Now, the system is four times faster than Uconnect 4, with three times as much memory, WiFi capability, and more flexibility. Ram. The new Uconnect 5 telematics system will be standard on Ram Chassis Cab Laramie and above, and Ram … Read more

2022 300 gets standard nav

2022 Chrysler 300

The Chrysler 300, one of the very few mass-market full-size sedans still sold in America, went through a model pare-down in 2021. For 2022, the UConnect 4C navigation system, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, displayed on an 8.4 inch touch-screen, is standard. The 300 starts with an eight-speed automatic and 292 horsepower V6 engine; … Read more

Mopars top JD Power IQS™ but Chrysler, Alfa don’t fare well

2021 JD Power IQS

Mopars topped J.D. Power’s 2021 Initial Quality Survey (IQS™), which, since it only tests vehicles for the first 90 days of ownership, tends to reflect factory inspection and telematics systems more than long-term quality. Topping the list remains a high achievement. Of most importance, Ram pushed its way up to be the very top brand; … Read more

The MSHS Makes Woodward Great Again for Mopar Fans

Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

The Woodward Dream Cruise was technically cancelled in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and while there were still plenty of cruisers on the road last August, there were few parking areas full of cars and almost no big displays. That prevented Dan VanHorn and his crew from the Modern Street Hemi Shootout from hosting … Read more

Wranglers get serious recall; Challengers, small, minor recall

Wrangler 4xe system

Jeep Wranglers with the four-cylinder engine may have cracked fuel lines which can cause a fire. The problem is likely to affect only a few 2020 Wranglers—around 1% of the 14,410 potentially afflicted vehicles sold in the US (vehicles sold elsewhere in the world will be recalled if they have the same equipment). The plastic … Read more

Hagan Wins All-Dodge Charger Final, Grabs Top Spot in Title Chase

Matt Hagan Wins in Brainerd

We have been busy this week talking about last weekend’s racing results for amateur Mopar racers, but the pros had a great weekend as well. Matt Hagan took home his second Wally of the year, beating Cruz Pedregon in an all-Dodge final that helped Hagan move into the top spot in the championship chase with … Read more