Sudden Acceleration: The Early Years

Sudden Acceleration: The Early Years
Sudden Acceleration: The Early Years - Latest News, Features, and Reviews - Automobile Magazine
Runaway engines have been an issue for half a century.

Tom Hoover, one of the original Ramchargers and the father of the second-generation Hemi V-8 engine, enjoyed his share of excitement during his 24 years as a Chrysler engineer, but a couple of incidents stand out. During the early days of electronic engine controls, Hoover had two brushes with runaway acceleration.inline_mediumwraptextright1957 Dodge Royal Lancer27037838/features/news/1003_sudden_acceleration_the_early_years1003_01_z+1957_dodge_royal_lancer+side_view.jpgTrue

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2010 Jeep Compass Limited 4×4

2010 Jeep Compass Limited 4×4
2010 Jeep Compass Limited 4x4 - Jeep Compact SUV Review - Automobile Magazine
For Jeep, this Compass certainly points in the wrong direction.

Jeep wants this Compass to be a small SUV competitor, but I have a hard time seeing it as much more than a Dodge Caliber compact car. It may ride a little taller, drive all four wheels, and offer high-end features like navigation, but there’s not much utility here. And as the Compass combines unparalleled levels of ho-hum and ugly, it is certifiable insanity that Jeep would build even one of these cars at a price of $30,130.inline_mediumwraptextright26939030/reviews/editors_notebook/1002_2010_jeep_compass_limited_4x41002_01_z+2010_jeep_compass_limited_4x4+rear_three_quarter_view.jpgTrue

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2010 Ford Transit Connect – Hobby Horse

2010 Ford Transit Connect – Hobby Horse
2010 Ford Transit Connect - Ford Utility Van Review - Automobile Magazine
We’re pretty sure everyone needs a Ford Transit Connect. At least, everyone we know.

On the Goldilocks scale for toy haulers, Chevrolet’s HHR Panel wagon is much too small and the Dodge Sprinter is way too large. What hits the sweet spot is the new Ford Transit Connect, the just-right way to transport dirt bikes, ATVs, kayaks, and hot-air balloons.inline_mediumwraptextright32156622/reviews/driven/1003_2010_ford_transit_connect1003_06_z+2010_ford_transit_connect+front_three_quarter_view.jpgTrue

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Dodge Ram 1500 vs Ford F-150 Towing Capacity – Heavy Hauling

Dodge Ram 1500 vs Ford F-150 Towing Capacity – Heavy Hauling
Dodge Ram 1500 vs Ford F-150 Towing Capacity - SAE Towing Test Procedures - Automobile Magazine
Standardizing the claims.

Dodge says that the Ram 1500 can tow 10,450 pounds. Ford claims that the F-150 can tow 11,300 pounds. Which pickup pulls more? Answer: It’s impossible to say, because, believe it or not, there is currently no established standard for setting tow ratings. Manufacturers each can use their own criteria to come up with any figure they want. It’s as if there were no EPA testing for fuel economy, and each carmaker could use any procedure it wanted (e.g., downhill, engine-off coasting) to establish and advertise its cars’ mileage.inline_mediumwraptextright32110368/features/news/1003_dodge_ram_1500_vs_ford_f150_towing_capacity1003_01_z+dodge_ram_1500+towing.jpgTrue

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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 – Four Seasons Update – February 2010

2009 Dodge Ram 1500 – Four Seasons Update – February 2010
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 - February 2010 Four Seasons Update - Automobile Magazine
Uncharacteristically, the Ram hasn’t accrued many miles in the last four weeks.

Months in Fleet: Eleven
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Cherry Bomb Announces their Disturbing the Peace 1968 Project Camaro

After an extensive and over-the-top sweepstakes last year when Cherry Bomb gave away their highly
publicized project Dodge Charger on national television, owner Paul Banks knew it was time to outdo himself
on the next one. His plan: to team with YearOne and recreate his own version of the 1968 Camaro, one of the
cars largely responsible for the early success of the Cherry Bomb Glasspack brand.

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2010 Dodge Ram 2500 Heavy Duty

2010 Dodge Ram 2500 Heavy Duty
2010 Dodge Ram 2500 Heavy Duty - Dodge Fullsize Pickup Truck Review - Automobile Magazine
It’s too early to call Ram the best HD truck you can buy this year, but it’s certainly the best HD truck you can buy right now today.

If you’ve ever owned a toy Tonka truck and had even the slightest amount of fun with it, driving a big diesel pickup is incredibly fun. Unfortunately I didn’t have a chance to pull any trailers or really do anything to make this Ram break a sweat during the few nights I had it.inline_mediumwraptextright32217045/reviews/editors_notebook/1002_2010_dodge_ram_2500_heavy_duty1002_04_z+2010_dodge_ram_2500_heavy_duty+front_three_quarter_view.jpgTrue

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Dodge Celebrates Four Decades of Challenger’s With Limited-edition Models

Two of the wildest and rarest 2010 Dodge Challenger models will soon be available to Dodge fans and collectors to commemorate 40 years of Dodge Challenger performance; the 2010 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic and Challenger SRT8® Furious Fuchsia editions. With its Furious Fuchsia Pearl Coat exterior paint and all-new Pearl White leather performance seats, these limited-edition Dodge Challenger models deliver the best of modern American muscle-car characteristics–unmistakable design, world-class handling, powerful HEMI® V-8 engines and technology–now in one of the most significant hues.

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Fiat’s Multiair Engine

Fiat’s Multiair Engine
Fiat's Multiair Engine - Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram - Automobile Magazine
Coming soon to a Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or Ram dealer near you.

The truly cool thing about internal combustion engines is there’s always another creative way to skin the power/efficiency/emissions cat. Fiat’s Multiair technology is a prime example. Even though variable valve timing (VVT) was first used here thirty years ago (by Alfa Romeo), Fiat engineers invented a clever twist on the idea which is already in production for Europe and will surely be used future Chrysler engines.inline_mediumwraptextright32058999/features/news/1001_fiats_multiair_engine1001_01_z+fiat+multiair_engine.jpgTrue

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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 – Four Seasons Update – January 2010

2009 Dodge Ram 1500 – Four Seasons Update – January 2010
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 - January 2010 Four Seasons Update - Automobile Magazine
Just shy of 35,000 miles and we still have two months left.

Months in Fleet: Ten
Mileage to Date: 34,966inline_mediumwraptextright30620718/reviews/12_month_car_reviews/1001_2009_dodge_ram_1500_january_update0909_01_z+2009_dodge_ram_1500+top_view.jpgTrue

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