Posts tagged "jeep"

DriveChicago: Brawny and beautiful, new Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is sure to please

DriveChicago: Brawny and beautiful, new Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is sure to please
When I hopped out of the vehicle and handed the keys to the valet, he said: That’s a nice car. I agreed. He said: It’s really, really fast, huh? Yes, I said. It’s fast. He clicked his tongue, shook his head and gawked. I looked at him and held out the keys. He grabbed them... Read more »

Today's Rave: Back seat goodies in the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

Today's Rave: Back seat goodies in the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT
There are three things I love about this photo: heated seats, 2 USB ports and a real, honest-to-goodness plug. The fourth thing I love: This is in the back seat of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT. Even though the base price of the SRT is a bit steep at $63,990, I love all the... Read more »

Today's Rant: Gear shift in the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

Today's Rant: Gear shift in the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT
Let me start by saying, I love almost everything about the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT. The Hemi engine is flawless. The seats are super comfy. The ride and handling are absolutely track-worthy — even for such a large vehicle. There was just this one niggling little thing that gave me fits during the test... Read more »
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Jill + Harlem Globetrotters = Thanksgiving Parade

Jill + Harlem Globetrotters = Thanksgiving Parade
Well, since I didn’t crash last year, they actually asked me back. This year, I’ll be driving a Jeep Wrangler in the McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade with the Harlem Globetrotters. Is it just me, or is that going to make for a hilarious photo? And believe me, one (or several) will be posted. Chrysler Group will... Read more »

7 cars for people with active lifestyles

Urban (MSRP at or below $20,000): 2013 Kia Soul
As a marathon runner, I often find myself packing test vehicles with smelly runners, hauling backpacks and gear and, occasionally, changing in the back seat. Some vehicles are obviously more versatile than others. And some vehicles go above and beyond for those of us with active lifestyles. Enter the Active Lifestyle Vehicle of the Year.... Read more »

GirlintheTrunk meets CrutchGirl :/

GirlintheTrunk meets CrutchGirl :/
So, I managed to break my foot. It’s a lovely spiral fracture with a 50 percent displacement (and, yeah, that’s a link to the X-ray). Since I’m a runner and habitually wear 5-inch heels, surgery seemed to be the best option. Thus, I’m relegated to crutches and a big-ass (notice the compound modifier) cast for the... Read more »
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Today's Rant: 2012 Jeep Patriot seating position

Today's Rant: 2012 Jeep Patriot seating position
I’m short. I get it. But I have to admit, I’m thoroughly annoyed with a vehicle that completely ignores the fifth percentile female. Granted we’re on the small side of the average (pun intended),  but we exist. And, frankly, we’re likely to be the ones who are going to buy a compact SUV  like the... Read more »

Chicago Auto Show: Jeep Test Track ... from inside!

I shared some raw video from the track standing on the outside looking in. So, I thought it might be funny to see what would happen if I tried to shoot some video from the inside. It’s definitely a bit rough … but so’s the ride! If you are at the auto show, this is... Read more »

Chicago Auto Show: Jeep Test Track

Chicago Auto Show: Jeep Test Track
I think one of the coolest things at the Chicago Auto Show is the Jeep Test Track. While I have fun riding on the track, I’m enthralled just watching it. Here’s some raw video of this must-try attraction at this year’s show. What is your favorite thing at this year’s show or what do you... Read more »
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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 »