Chrysler is alive……for now


Chrysler is alive, for now.  At yesterdays FCA meeting the company’s five year plan is to invest into the brands that make money for Chrysler. Seventy five percent of FCA investment will go to Jeep, Ram, Alfa Romeo and Maserati. What that means, if you the current, Chrysler, Dodge or Fiat vehicles you will likeContinue reading “Chrysler is alive……for now”

BIG MAN RIDES: A Brief Visit with 2014 Dodge Dart GT


By CityFella: Chrysler is on a roll ,every month the company is breaking records.  In March their sales were up 13% .  For the first time Chrysler sold more trucks than Chevy, becoming the second best selling vehicle in the US after the Ford F 150.  Chrysler saw huge increases in Jeep (up 47%)  RamContinue reading “BIG MAN RIDES: A Brief Visit with 2014 Dodge Dart GT”

How do you turn on the Radio ?


Auto Infotainment systems problematic for renters and automakers  By:CityFella For decades, the left knob turned on the radio and the right knob changed the station. By the eighties automakers added a  power button. Well that was so 2007.  In many cars the power button and the knobs have been replaced with touchscreens and interfaces. You’ve EnteredContinue reading “How do you turn on the Radio ?”

Younger consumers forcing changes in car design


Ralph Gilles says many of the millennial generation haven’t yet found a need for cars, but they will. / Carlos Osorio/Associated Press More than ever, designing cars people want is a tricky business. Rapidly developing technology, changing demographics, emerging global markets and stricter fuel efficiency standards have forced automakers to rethink how they design carsContinue reading “Younger consumers forcing changes in car design”

BIG MAN RIDES: 2014 Mazda 6 ( The return of the Zoom)


When a large company acquires a smaller company , the smaller company often suffers.   American Motors Corporation was the smallest manufacturer  in the US.   Chrysler bought AMC in 1987.  Chrysler wanted Jeep. Specifically the new Jeep Grand Cherokee that was in development. Chrysler rebadged the AMC cars into its new Eagle Division.  While the Jeep division was thriving, in 1999 Chrysler closed Eagle.  ThereContinue reading “BIG MAN RIDES: 2014 Mazda 6 ( The return of the Zoom)”

BIG MAN RIDES: 2013 Dodge Dart review( Its real nice but……..)


After sticking Americans with the gawd awful Excel, Hyundai returned to the American Market with a monster warranty.  A warranty that said hey, trust us!   10 years 100,000 miles.  The  warranty is a success . Last year Hyundai-Kia squeezed past Nissan to become the fifth best selling manufacturer in America.    Hyundai 10 year warranty is expensive to the manufacturer, I expect the company willContinue reading “BIG MAN RIDES: 2013 Dodge Dart review( Its real nice but……..)”

DETROIT TO ROMNEY: Stop Lying ! GM and Chrysler refutes Ohio ads


Two steps forward, two steps back , the wind WAS blowing in his direction.  Its gonna be anyone’s race.    With less than a week to go both campaigns ideally would want to  avoid all and any controversy .    This has been a very interesting race, both candidates entered the race with baggage. Obama’s problems beganContinue reading “DETROIT TO ROMNEY: Stop Lying ! GM and Chrysler refutes Ohio ads”

BIG MAN RIDES: First Impressions 2013 Dodge Dart, 2013 Hyundai Veloster


The 2013 Dodge Dart is the first offspring in the Chrysler–Fiat shotgun marriage.   The underpinnings are Fiat’s the car is built in Illinois.    The car seems wider than other compacts, fit and finish is pretty good. Two engines are available the  standard engine is the  Tigershark four-cylinder engine (160 hp & 148 lb-ftContinue reading “BIG MAN RIDES: First Impressions 2013 Dodge Dart, 2013 Hyundai Veloster”

Love,Trust and Raymond


Breaking up is hard to do……. The relationship ended because of  her boyfriend talked too much Raymond Williams kept  repeated things she had said about him to friends in her car.    How odd, how did Raymond know  detailed information on conversations she had with others…. One day when  she was cleaning her car she “bumped the center console” andContinue reading “Love,Trust and Raymond”

Jag flash in a Prius Sea


If your a car guy, you can lose your mind over a rare flashy car.   You find yourself driving erracticly to get a closer look at a Ferrari or an unfamilar car.   This was the case on new years day in San Francisco.  Flashy cars are rare in city by the Bay.  A city where, ifContinue reading “Jag flash in a Prius Sea”