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There’s Nothing Wrong With a Cute Pickup Truck

I once heard whisperings around the halls of Chrysler’s technical center that then-CEO Sergio Marchionne had shut down an early “DT” Ram design (that’s the current generation truck) because it was too “dainty.” I’m not sure how true this is, but it does lead me to the question: What’s wrong with dainty? Just look at…Read […]

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It’s Amazing How Much People Hate the Dodge Charger and Challenger Temporary ‘Air Dam Shipping Cover’ Mod

Dodge installs temporary yellow air dam shipping covers onto Challengers and Chargers to protect lower fascias from damage during delivery. Instead of removing these, some owners have been keeping the covers on for aesthetic purposes, and it’s driving some people so nuts that there’s now a Facebook group for folks who…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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The Dodge Journey Proves That Old Vehicle Platforms Work Just Fine

“Did You Know Dodge Still Makes The Journey?” we asked in 2015, baffled that Fiat Chrysler still built a mediocre DaimlerChrysler-era SUV loosely based on the sad, dead bones of the Dodge Avenger and Chrysler Sebring. In 2018, we wondered why the car kept selling so well, and recently, over 11 years after the car’s…Read […]

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The Mopar Hellephant Crate Engine, Which Is Not a Joke, Will Pack 1,000 HP For $30,000

Fiat Chrysler has many talents: making cars go fast in a straight line, keeping an old platform relevant for ages, and coming up with names that sound like a joke but are, in fact, not. Enter the Hellephant, which sounds like a parody of Dodge muscle cars, in fact, a very real 1,000-horsepower crate engine […]

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Remember the Dodge Dart? Well, It’s Been Recalled

The Dodge Dart, which Dodge killed off in 2016 as a kind of early victim of the sedanocalypse, is now under recall—a recall including nearly 300,000 cars that could roll away randomly, at that. That’s a real shame for the three people who bought a brand-new Dart in March, wouldn’t you say?Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Two First Edition 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8s on eBay Have Under Ten Miles on Them

Right now there is not one, but two First Edition 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8s with fewer than 10 miles on their odometers on eBay, from two different sellers. Their owners probably assumed the model was going to be a classic, and I bet never would have guessed that Dodge would be pumping out 797 horsepower […]

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Racing a 1949 Dodge Truck Was the Easy Part

When people build a race car, they usually start off with a car. Not a rusty, wrecked heap of bolts that’s roughly in the shape of a 1949 Dodge Pickup. Putting it together in a couple weeks after the rest of your original team abandons the idea is pure lunacy. Continuing to race it after […]

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Asking the Important Questions in the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye

There I was, roaring down the streets in a 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye and all 797 of its horsepower, when the song changed. I turned it up, the subwoofer thundering behind me although the audio inside of the car wasn’t too loud. I was that person. I liked it. Then, the questions started.Read […]

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What Do You Want to Know About the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye?

The 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye is the new step in the ladder between the 717-horsepower, production Hellcat and the limited-run, 840-HP Demon that was only around for the 2018 model year. That means it comes in at a rated 797 HP and an unrated, off-the-charts level of madness.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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If Hauling a Half-Dozen Mattresses Atop a Dodge Challenger Is Wrong, I Don’t Want to Be Right

Crossover, SUV and truck sales are booming, with their promises of space and transport capabilities refusing to give it a rest and let other vehicles into the spotlight. But it’s time we put the myths and rumors about vehicle practicality to bed, everyone. Two-door muscle cars that seat five on a good day, like the […]

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Bar Fights, Lawsuits and the Flu Pandemic: The War Between Henry Ford and the Dodge Brothers

Henry Ford is practically revered as the patron saint of American cars, and the Model T is his holy text. But it wouldn’t have happened if not for the life, and possibly the death, of two of his biggest rivals: the Dodge brothers. And if it weren’t for a small complication, such as the most […]

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Hot Take: The Second-Generation Dodge Durango Was Uglier Than the Pontiac Aztek

At the 2003 Detroit Auto Show, Dodge showed the world a concept version of the then-upcoming second-generation Dodge Durango. It was called the Dodge Durango Hemi R/T, and my god, was it hideous. So naturally, the brand went ahead and released a very similar design for production. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Georgia Sheriff Ends Up Using Taxpayer Money for Hellcat Purchase Deemed Too ‘Extravagant’ for Federal Funds

The U.S. Department of Justice wasn’t thrilled that a Georgia sheriff bought a 707-horsepower Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat with federal funds, demanding he reimburse the nearly $70,000 he spent. The DOJ got its money back, but local outlets report that the sheriff’s department just used county tax dollars on it instead.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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