The 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel (the half ton truck with a three quarter ton payload)

When Ram introduced the all new 2019 Ram 1500 I had mixed feelings about the truck – thinking I’d go the heavy duty route when it was time for us to buy a truck, I didn’t pay too much attention to them for my needs. In other words; I was spending more time with online configuration tools for 3/4 Ton trucks than any of the half ton or midsize trucks. So I never gave much thought to how I’d option a half ton truck, until recently. Continue reading

Cherokee’s identity crisis continues with SRT speculations

The all new Jeep Cherokee has had a rough start, and it hasn’t even hit dealer lots yet.  Starting with leaked photos, that were quickly denied by Chrysler as being the new Cherokee, then un-denied with a “hey just kidding, that is the new Cherokee” statement; the 2014 Jeep Cherokee was officially introduced at the New York Auto show in March to mixed reviews.  Mike Manley stood on stage as the Trail Hawk version of the new Jeep drove over a mocked rock trail showcasing the Liberty replacement’s off road ability; confirming its “real Jeep” status.  Despite Manley’s claim that the Trail Hawk has already conquered “Hell’s Revenge” in Moab; many enthusiast are still doubting its actual capability, and the choice of the name “Cherokee.”  With delays keeping Trail Hawk Cherokees out of enthusiast reach while the vehicle’s right to bear its name is being questioned; why on Earth would you leak that a tricked out street rated SRT version was in the works? Continue reading

Radiator Springs

As my friend James and I began our journey to Pennsylvania to retrieve the broken Jeep we had left there the day before; we agreed that, as a group, we’ve gotten a bit lax with our trail repair kits. We usually have pretty good luck when we venture out to Rausch Creek Off Road Park, but the last trip was not one of those luck filled ones.  Looking back on it, I’m surprised that this was the first time we’ve had to leave a Jeep behind, to spend the night at the park.  The day had started off great – up before 6am, a beautiful sunrise, and excited anticipation for what the day would bring. Continue reading

Dodge Drops Dart in Detroit

The Dodge Dart – the much anticipated compact contender from Chrysler, was officially revealed today at the North American International Auto Show.  Flaunting fuel efficiency, class leading technology, and modern engineering; the Dart should easily win over Dodge’s disenfranchised Neon fans; and help everyone forget that the Caliber ever happened.


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2013 dodge dart interior: high tech, customizable, and it has pockets!

Chrysler released more teaser shots of the 2013 Dodge Dart this morning; clearly trying to increase interest leading up to the January 9, 2012 reveal at the Detroit Auto Show.  The interior styling clearly matches the exterior shots we saw last week, including light pipe interior illumination to match the Dart’s sweet Charger-esk rear end.  The 2 new images, and additional specs about the tech-focused dart, leave me only to wonder… how will the power train perform?

2013 Dodge Darg Interior

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