Jeep Patriot, Compass Gain a Temporary Reprieve

Two compact Jeeps will be replaced by one new model in 2017. The Jeep brand’s two smallest models slotted above the Renegade may reach the 2017 model year after all. The Jeep Compass and Patriot, compact SUVs introduced in 2007, will be built until Dec. 23, 2016. A Brazilian-manufactured replacement … Read more

It’s a Buyers Market for Small Car Shoppers

Some of the best deals are for small cars. You might have your eye on that small SUV, but if you’re trading up from a compact car the incentives for small cars are very strong as we reach the heart of the spring selling season. Consumers continue to shift their … Read more

Will Renault Models Replace Fiat Chrysler Products?

French automaker Renault may have the solution to FCA’s product needs. If you want to buy a French-built model in the US, you probably know that Renault, Peugeot and Citroen have no presence in the market. Instead, you’ll only be able to consider the Toyota Yaris, the lone model currently … Read more

Fiat Chrysler: SUVs Trump Small Cars

More Jeeps and pickup trucks. And partners sought to build small cars. Shop for a small Chrysler product in a few years and that Dodge Dart or Chrysler 200 just may be built by one of the automaker’s competitors. Earlier this week Fiat Chrysler announced its revised North American business … 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 Cary: March 2014

The second of two Corvette Stingrays present lifts its hood.   While much of the eastern part of the nation remains locked within winters icy grip, mild weather throughout the southeast has allowed monthly Cars and Coffee meetups to continue throughout much of the Carolinas and extending all the way … Read more

The Five Top Selling Compact Cars of 2013

Compact cars are nearly as popular as midsize models, small front-wheel drive models that typically retail for under $20,000. Also known as C-segment models, these vehicles are produced by every full line manufacturer and are typically sold as sedans with hatchbacks usually part of the mix as well. 2013 Compact … Read more