Jalopnik Crystal Ball: Where Will Chrysler Be In 9 Years?

Nine long years ago when Daimler seemingly out of nowhere snatched up Chrysler, minds began reeling. My father, who was still freaked out about German reunification, thought that the Germans owning Jeep was the third sign of the apocalypse. Word on the street was that Daimler was hungry for the soft and bountiful teat… » 5/14/07 12:15pm 5/14/07 12:15pm

Dodge Challenger Meets Mitsubishi Starion


We almost broke our neck doing a double-take while passing this Dodge Challenger on the way to the Spring Fling. A quick u-turn and closer look revealed that yes - this Challenger was riding on Mitsubishi Starion [aka Chrysler Conquest] wheels. SCCA decal and rear-mounted external kill switch told us this particular… » 5/07/07 4:00pm 5/07/07 4:00pm

Bad April: Toyota, GM and Ford Sales Go Down

Everyone saw it coming. Even Bob Lutz. The reasons are myriad. An implosion in the housing market, consumers laden with more debt than ever, gasoline prices that are not going down and no super interesting models for dealers to sell have all conspired to tank April sales amongst the nouvelle Big Three. Even Toyota "We… » 5/02/07 11:55am 5/02/07 11:55am

Fire! Chrysler to Issue Durango and Liberty Recalls


Reports of fires breaking out have Chrysler ready to send out letters to 2006 and 2007 Dodge Durango and Jeep Liberty owners. A faulty blower motor is the cause of the conflagrations, which evidently occur when the air conditioning is used during hot weather. Notices will go out to Durango owners in April and Liberty… » 3/12/07 1:39pm 3/12/07 1:39pm

What the Hoot Page? Watt has Righteous Bro Blog 'Bout Hydrogen Stations…

And then it it all comes full circle... There's little we enjoy more than reading Watt's (increasingly) unique Pedro-speak concerning all things that exist in the form of Watt. But, given the "energy diversity" that all the big carmakers are struggling to achieve, well, this is time and place appropriate to us… » 1/13/07 1:37pm 1/13/07 1:37pm

Sheikhs Heart Driving Fast: Bahrain Buys 30% of McLaren F1 Group

If you produce the oil that powers the engines, why not own the whole damn car? Or at least a good slice of it? Turns out, the Kingdom of Bahrain's purchase is not unprecedented as Abu Dhabi owns 5% of Ferrari and 15% of Spyker. What does this mean for lay pistonheads like us? Just that F1 will continue to be… » 1/10/07 3:55am 1/10/07 3:55am

Detroit Auto Show: Jeep Experiments With Inbreeding: Trailhawk Concept

Time for a little "between the lines" style analysis. Jeep says, "[T]he Jeep Trailhawk is a more refined highway cruiser without sacrificing any of Jeep's legendary off-road capabilities." Jalopnik says, "Kill the Compass immediately." Jeep says, "The key to the look of the Trailhawk,' said Nick Vardis, Principal… » 1/08/07 8:51pm 1/08/07 8:51pm

USA Today Gives 2007 Sebring a Handjob

Oh dear. While our impending Sebring review will go down in teh internets annuls as "why Loverman is unemployed," one thing is certain — the 2007 Chrysler Sebring is an abomination. One of the most visually vile cars to ever come to market. However, James Healy of the full-color-weather-maps-on-page-one rag writes,… » 12/22/06 2:45pm 12/22/06 2:45pm

Mercedes Can't Get Enough Hot Saks Action: DCX to Sell First S600s Via…

Hot on the heels of the announcement that they'd pump out 750 R-Classes to help Saks raise funds for cancer research, Mercedes-Benz has announced that they'll sell the first twenty new-model S600s through Saks' holiday catalog. The Signature Editon S600s will come in shy of $150k, feature a 510hp twin-turbo V-12, and… » 8/24/05 6:26pm 8/24/05 6:26pm

Whither the 671-Horse Pickup: Macedo Motorsports Ram SRT-10

Brutally overpowered pickups like the Ford SVT Lightning and Dodge Ram SRT-10 have always left us a little bemused. To us, trucks are by and large useful things, good for towing, hauling, or blasting flat-out across the Baja Peninsula. But the people like the horsepower, and who are we to deny them that? And although… » 8/17/05 1:30pm 8/17/05 1:30pm