Wheels Down: Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat

Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat

Dodge brings an SRT Hellcat to the Durango line. The Dodge Durango needs little introduction, a three-row midsize utility vehicle with room for seven. In a sea of crossovers, the Durango supplies standard rear-wheel drive and a look that is about as aggressive as they come. Beyond its appearance, Dodge … Read more

Top-Down Verve:
Ford Mustang Convertible

What is that we like about the Ford Mustang? Well, everything! The Mustang reached iconic status long ago, but we think the last two generations have solidified its place in pony car lore. The current Mustang features select classic styling cues, such as sequential turn signals, while adding contemporary attributes … Read more

Refreshed and Reinvigorated:
2019 Chevrolet Camaro SS

The chief domestic manufacturers may be turning their backs on most car models, but left untouched are the muscle cars we love. These models include the Chevrolet Camaro, Dodge Challenger and Charger, and the Ford Mustang, each of which delivers aggressive styling, potent engines, and timeless value. The segment hasn’t … Read more

Refreshed Ford Mustang Ups its Game

When you have the top-selling pony car you simply cannot rest on your laurels. Especially when the competition is fierce and is always looking at ways to conquest customers. In the Mustang, Ford isn’t taking anything for granted. Indeed, the 2018 Mustang offers an important refresh, one that affects this … Read more

The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon by the Numbers

Updated on May 24, 2017, to include pricing. $86,090 for the world’s fastest production car. By now, you have heard that the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is the fastest production car ever built. That means it outperforms the McLaren 570S, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport Worldwide, and even the Tesla … Read more

Kia, Hyundai Star in 2015 J.D. Power Survey

The Dodge Challenger is the top-ranked midsize sporty car. It wasn’t much more than a decade ago when Hyundai and Kia models were the butt of jokes. Kia especially was held in derision, as models such as its Spectra and Sephia were readily dismissed by critics. Well, a funny thing … Read more

Sixth Generation Chevrolet Camaro Pulls Out All Stops

GM bypassed the customary auto show venue to debut the sixth generation Chevrolet Camaro. The new model has sharper lines, updated powertrain choices and a more modern cabin. The Chevrolet Camaro is back in the hunt. Just one year after Ford threw the gauntlet down with its 50th anniversary Mustang … Read more

Sport Sedan: 2015 Dodge Charger SE

Dodge’s brawny sedan also has a more subdued side. I am an enthusiast of traditional rear-wheel drive sedans. Large ones too: my first two cars were a Chrysler Newport Convertible and a Dodge Polara, although I admit having left that palatial reservation for about 10 years to drive econocars. Never … Read more

Looking Back: The Best of 2014 Auto Trends

4×4 fun in a Toyota 4Runner. Sixty models came and went in 2014. Those 60 represented my weekly drivers, an array of utility vehicles, coupes, sedans, sports cars, pickup trucks and vans that I had the pleasure (or misfortune) of driving. All joking aside, even the most sedate of the … Read more

Where Was My Car Manufactured?

From time to time I am asked about the manufacturing status of a particular make/model. No, not whether the vehicle is still being made rather where it is being assembled. Some people make a big stink about where a car is built, then quickly realize that a model from a … Read more

Fiat Chrysler Not Giving Up On the Dodge Brand

Refreshed Charger and Challenger models may lift brand sales. Dodge’s compact Dart has been a sales disappointment. As of April 2014, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has officially added Alfa Romeo to its US product line, quietly debuting the sensuous 4C at the New York International Auto Show. Besides Alfa, the … Read more

Cars and Coffee: Waverly Place in Cary, NC

If you are looking for an informal meetup of car enthusiasts, then a Cars and Coffee event is the place to go. This past Sat., I happened upon the local gathering in Cary, NC, featuring more than 100 vintage, classic, exotic, Asian, European and American models. A Chevy Bel Air … Read more

Ah, the Dodge Brand Rumors!

Dodge is R.I.P. At least that is the contention of some followers. Its also the rumor put forth by at least one of the seedier outposts on the Internet, something that SRT boss, Ralph Gilles, has declared will not happen. That being said, the Dodge brand is in transition as are the other … Read more

Hot SUV: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

Updated May 25, 2013, to reflect correct towing limit. Do you know your SUV history? No, not that Jeep and Land Rover got the segment going beginning in the 1940s, rather than souped-up SUVs are uncommon, especially a factory-built model. After all, SUVs are bulky, creaky, and just plain uncool, … Read more