2009 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8

2009 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8
2009 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8 - Dodge Minivan Review - Automobile Magazine
We’ve sampled many a Mopar minivan, but this 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8 let us have a go at one with Stow ‘n Go seating.

With the exception of the Volkswagen Routan, it seems I’ve driven virtually all the various styles of minivans Chrysler builds. That said, I think I liked this SXT the best – no, it’s not as ornately equipped as our last SXT or our Four Seasons Town & Country, but I still found plenty to like.

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2009 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 4.0

2009 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 4.0
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Is a newly retuned suspension enough for us to swoon over the 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 4.0?

During the three days I drove the Dodge Durango and Chrysler Aspen Hybrids along the coast of Maine, I distinctly remember asking one marketing executive what the exact differences were between the two SUVs. “Nothing,” he candidly replied. “Some folks prefer the Chrysler name or fascia, while others are partial to the Dodge” – and hence the two coexist in what most would perceive as a blatant conflict of interest.

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What’s new at Auto123.com (video)

This week, Auto123.com features the following road tests: The Dodge Challenger SRT8, a modern-day pony car. The 2009 Ford F-150 Lariat Super Crew 4×4, the most popular American truck that’s been completely redesigned. The Lexus IS 250, the Japanese alternative to the CTS and the 3 Series. Have a look at the videos filmed by our journalists at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit and relive the key moments of the big event!

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2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 Review

As I’m handed the key to Dodge’s new Challenger retro-rocket, I wonder how I can enjoy a car like this at a time like this. Who needs a 425-horsepower, two-door coupe that weighs 4,100 lbs and guzzles down fuel like a battle tank? No one. Yet I’m pulled towards the car like if it was aiming a tractor beam at me. I’m confused. I’m perplexed. I’m in a dilemma. I need help.

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2010 Chrysler Town & Country EV

2010 Chrysler Town & Country EV
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Of the three electric-powered prototypes unveiled by Chrysler earlier this year, pundits buzzed the most about the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country EV.

Of the three electric-powered prototypes unveiled by Chrysler earlier this year, pundits buzzed the most about the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country EV. We understand their logic – though nowhere as sexy as the Lotus-based Dodge coupe (which was revamped for the 2009 Detroit auto show), it’s the most practical application of Chrysler’s hybrid technology we’ve seen to date.

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2010 Dodge Circuit EV

2010 Dodge Circuit EV
2010 Dodge Circuit EV - 2009 Detroit Auto Show Coverage, Fuel Efficient News, New Car Reviews, Concept Cars - Automobile Magazine
Chrysler says all of its ENVI concepts – the Circuit included – are production intent and could reach dealers by 2013.

If you recall Chrysler‘s PR coup from this past summer, you’ll likely remember the Dodge EV – a two-seat electric sports car that was reportedly a demonstration of Chrysler’s forthcoming electric technology. You’ll then realize the 2010 Dodge Circuit, unveiled at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show, is essentially the same car.

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Chrysler showcases ‘production intent’ electric vehicle at NAIAS

Chrysler’s first ever electric vehicle is scheduled to be launched in 2010, with three more EV’s in production by 2013. At this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the American automaker showed the public updated versions of three electric powered vehicles that were first announced several months back- including a Lotus-esque Dodge sports car (now called the ‘Circuit’), a Chrysler Town and Country EV and a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited EV.

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2009 North American Car and Truck of the Year Announced at NAIAS

For the past 16 years, a group of North American jurors has convened yearly to vote on the North American Car of the Year and North American Truck of the Year. The panel of some 50 automotive journalists has selected the Ford Flex, Hyundai Genesis and Volkswagen Jetta TDI as finalists for the 2009 North American Car of the Year- while the truck of the year finalists included the Dodge Ram, Ford F-150 and Mercedes-Benz ML320 BlueTEC.

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2009 North American Car and Truck of the Year Announced at NAIAS

For the past 16 years, a group of North American jurors has convened yearly to vote on the North American Car of the Year and North American Truck of the Year. The panel of some 50 automotive journalists has selected the Ford Flex, Hyundai Genesis and Volkswagen Jetta TDI as finalists for the 2009 North American Car of the Year- while the truck of the year finalists included the Dodge Ram, Ford F-150 and Mercedes-Benz ML320 BlueTEC.

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2009 Dodge Charger SRT8

2009 Dodge Charger SRT8
2009 Dodge Charger SRT8 - Dodge Sport Coupe Review - Automobile Magazine
All in all, the extraverted Charger SRT8 remains a bright spot in Dodge’s lineup.

I remember all the Charger purists who, back in 2005, argued that the new Charger wasn’t a proper “muscle car.” In their defense, they hadn’t seen one with a 6.1-liter Hemi V-8 underhood, and I do believe the Charger is at its hairiest (and, arguably, its best) when decked out in full SRT8 trim. Adding another 57 hp transforms the sedan into a veritable hammer of the gods. Sadly, those gods-apparently miffed that something was missing from their toolbox-sent me plenty of snow and ice to drive in.

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