Posts tagged "Chrysler"

Today's Rave: Phone pairing in motion

Today's Rave: Phone pairing in motion
One of my biggest pet peeves in a car is being unable to do things while the car is in motion. From setting the navigation system to pairing your phone, I get very annoyed when I can’t perform a function in crawling traffic. Especially if I have a passenger in the car who is fully... Read more »

Romney benefited from the auto bailout?

Romney benefited from the auto bailout?
So, I have to admit, I hate politics. I don’t follow them until I absolutely have to, which is usually about 24 hours before I vote. Which is why an email that  a friend sent me yesterday hit me in the sweet  spot of my voting research. It was a link to an article in... Read more »

Classic cars in @instagram

I know this isn’t strictly a Chicago-related post, but I have to think classic cars transcend geographic boundaries. My visit with my parents in Lakeland, Fla., last weekend coincided with the town’s annual car show, The Lake Mirror Classic. This is one of the best auto shows I’ve ever seen, set against the backdrop of... Read more »
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Photo Gallery: 2012 Chrysler 200 Convertible

When I drove the 2011 Chrysler 200 Sedan, I didn’t not like it. (And, yes, the double negative was on purpose.) Which, I have to admit, was a bit of a surprise after the “to-do” at the Detroit News. That’s not to say the car was perfect, but it definitely wasn’t “a dog.” And it... Read more »

My view of the Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Jeep Grand Cherokee I got to drive with float in tow.
Granted, I had a pretty one-sided view, but I thought I’d share some of the photos from behind the scenes at yesterday’s McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade.  I had a great time pulling the float for the Punjabi Cultural Society, and I loved the energy flowing around us that kept the float — and the Jeep Grand... Read more »

Guess who's driving a float in the Thanksgiving Day Parade?

Guess who's driving a float in the Thanksgiving Day Parade?
Yep. That would be me. I have to admit that I’m a little bit nervous, and I’m imagining all the things that could go wrong. Read: That I could do wrong. But if I’m honest, I’m more excited than nervous. And I’ve been telling everyone, loudly, that I GET TO DRIVE A FLOAT DURING THE... Read more »
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2011 Chrysler 200 not bad, still needs work

After the hubbub a couple weeks ago concerning a colleague who quit his job at the Detroit News over his Chrysler 200 review, I have to admit I was curious to get behind the wheel of this all-new American midsize sedan. In a quirk of fate, it ended up in my driveway one week later.... Read more »

Today's Rave: Chrysler 200 rear profile

While I’ve only had the Chrysler 200 for about 36 hours and can’t give a full report just yet, I did want to share one thing I really like about it: the rear view. Chrysler did a great job with the taillights, large Chrylser logo and chrome integration. Dual exhaust doesn’t hurt either. More to... Read more »

How honest should an auto writer be?

So, an interesting thing happened yesterday in the auto writing world. One of my colleagues in Detroit quit because the editors at his paper told him to tone down a review of the all-new Chrysler 200. At least that’s what we think happened. Neither the paper nor the journalist are commenting. But it didn’t stop... Read more »
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Chrysler (finally) gets in gear

Fiat 500 Sport Chrysler Group had a flurry of news released on it’s corporate blog yesterday as CEO Sergio Marchionne met with dealers in Orlando, Fla., during the 2010 Chrysler Dealer Show. This was the first announcement show since 2007, and thus it brought out more than 75 percent of the nation’s dealers. Chrysler is... Read more »