If the Chrysler 300 isn’t big enough and bold enough for you now there’s the Chrysler 300S that takes big and gold to a whole new level.
Dodge and Jeeps are included in this recall
If we thought that Chrysler was bringing nothing but new decals to the Detroit Motor Show then we were wrong.
Is Chrysler planning on withdrawing all of its brands from the Australian market?
The big news in America at the moment is the dropping by General Motors and Chrysler of around 3,000 new car dealers. General Motors has around 6,000 new car dealers spread across the country and plans to terminate up to 2,000 of them and the official announcement is expected soon. Chrysler is said to be […]
Without the US government bailout of GM and Chrysler, both are insolvent according to Sean McAlinden, Chief Economist for the Centre of Automotive Research in Ann Arbor, Michigan … just down the road from Detroit. McAlinden also suggests that GM is not in a position to meet the initial loan conditions set down by the […]
Reports are coming in that Chrysler will “idle all its plants and operations until at least January 19th”. That’s not surprising … without someone to wave a magic wand Chrysler runs out of money at the end of December.
So the bail-out plans for the American car industry didn’t get through Congress? Well in the long-term that’s probably a good thing because it means that we could see a real change in the car industry world-wide. In the short-term it’s probably a good thing too because it really did look as though Congress wanted […]
In America there used to be the big three auto makers – General Motors, Ford and Chrysler. Now, of course, we have the very weak and wobbly three as sales plummet, credit evaporates and fuel becomes so expensive that even the Americans now want smaller, more fuel efficient cars. Soon though there’s a very strong […]
When we look at a new car the real enthusiasts among us want to know about that car’s performance. How many seconds does it take to reach 100km/h is one popular measure of a car’s performance. When we look at a car manufacturer’s performance we begin to look at how much money they’re making … […]
Earlier this month Chrysler in America announced that it would be stopping production of the Chrysler Crossfire and the PT Cruiser convertible. Of course by extension that means they’ll disappear from Australia too. The Crossfire was supposed to represent the “synergies” between Daimler and Chrysler for many Crossfire components were shared with the Mercedes SLK […]
Chrysler announced today that it would be recalling over 290,000 SUVs to reprogramme the computer that’s connected to the anti-lock braking system. It seems that Jeep Grand Cherokees, Jeep Wranglers, Dodge Nitros and Commander SUVs have experienced braking problems that has lead to at least one accident and all vehicles within the affected groups well […]
by Stuart Livesey Consumer Reports is a US based expert, indepenent, non profit organisation not unlike our Australian Consumers Association so when they do their annual report on the best and worst cars it’s well worth a look … unless you happen to be Mercedes Benz. If you happen to be Mercedes Benz then the […]
What do all these have in common here in Australia? by Stuart Livesey Since the beginning of March they’ve all issued recalls on vehicles and the recalls have all had to do with the braking system. Toyota has issued the biggest recall of vehicles and it’s safe to say that this recall would have to […]
by Stuart Livesey Unless something major happens between now and later in the year 2007 will see Chrysler make a big splash in the Australian motoring market place. Last year we say Chrysler launch the Dodge Caliber – a rather unattractive vehicle that seems to be neither one thing nor the other. And this year […]
Australian Summer Cars 4 We’ve looked at some of the European convertibles in this series so far so perhaps it’s time to look at some of the American convertibles that are either here or are coming. Let’s start with the Chrysler Sebring; it won’t be available in Australia till sometime after September but there should […]
If you have only just hit Aussie Motoring I should tell you that it comes to you from Hervey Bay – a town of about 50,000 people on the Queensland coast about 3.5 hours drive north of Brisbane. For a town of such relatively small size we have a surprisingly large number of very interesting […]
You would hardly expect to find a brand new Commodore or Falcon going for a song on Pirate Pete’s Aussie Freebies now would you? But if you were in America and happening to be surfing through Overstock.com just before Christmas last year you certainly would have seen this car going for a heavily discounted price. […]
With prices ranging from $53,990 for the 3.5 litre V6 up to $59,990 for the 5.7 litre V8 the Chrysler 300C is not going to be over-populating Australian roads anytime soon but Chrysler certainly hopes that it will bring “some passion back to the luxury sedan market.” At least that’s what Gerry Jenkins, the head […]