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Oh No, I Pissed Off Terry Crews, Am I Going To Die?

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Oh No, I Pissed Off Terry Crews, Am I Going To Die?

I’d never been so scared after checking my Kinja notifications as when I saw "Terry Crews replied to you" in my dropdown menu. Turns out, the real Terry Crews indeed read my post about his Toyota Highlander/Chrysler Town & Country debacle. Am I going to die?

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February 19th, 2014

Toyota Highlander Pitchman Terry Crews Prefers Chrysler Minivans

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Toyota Highlander Pitchman Terry Crews Prefers Chrysler Minivans

Here we have a lovely Battle of the Beige: Toyota Highlander vs. Chrysler Town & Country. If you need the versatility, you’d probably go with the T&C. But if you’re being paid to advertise the Highlander, you probably shouldn’t go with the T&C.

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February 18th, 2014

New Details on Chysler/Jeep/Dodge’s Future

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What a ride it’s been at Chrysler these past few years. Neglected by parent Daimler and subsequent owner Cerberus, Chrysler was on the brink of collapse and on their knees in front of the US Congress begging for a bailout. Ironically, Fiat, a company who fled the US in the early 1980′s turned out to be Chrysler’s savior. And so far, the results have been encouraging. The bottom-feeder Dodge Avenger has been enormously improved. SRT is reviving the almighty Viper. The highly anticipated Dodge Dart with full Alfa Romeo DNA intact will be hitting showrooms soon.

There is no question that Chrysler had a myriad of problems, and it appears that Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne is still at work at revamping the beleaguered company. According to a post from Autoblog, Marchionne confirmed the Jeep Compass will be killed off in 2014.  In spite of its 2011 redesign which modeled itself after the Grand Cherokee, Jeep’s attempt at targeting young urban types-especially females appears to have fizzled. The more successful Patriot, which shares the same mechanicals to the Compass has sold far better, with more traditional Jeep styling, but it is unclear what the future of the Patriot is. Still, these cars are dinosaurs, based on the now extinct Dodge Caliber which was mercifully let go in favor of the upcoming Dart.

The next casualty is the Chrysler Town & Country minivan. The Dodge Grand Caravan remains, which makes sense since the Caravan was the first minivan. Ever. Kudos to Sergio Marchionne for telling Chrysler it makes no sense selling the exact same car under two brands. Brand engineering is what nearly ruined the American auto industry, so killing off the Town & Country makes perfect sense to me.

In other related news, it appears there will be an SRT high performance version of the Dodge Dart that will sit above the Dart R/T. No word yet on what will sit under the hood. In sum, I find the news from Chrysler encouraging as failing and redundant cars are cut off, and under the control of Fiat they definitely appear to be a more focused company. The future looks bright.

May 31st, 2012

Configurators for 2011 Chrysler models appear online

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2011 Chrysler 200 configurator screencap

2011 Chrysler 200 configurator – click above to build your own

Fiat promised a slew of new models when it took over at Auburn Hills, and our Italian cousins are making good on their word. But for the eager customers Chrysler is counting on, seeing photos of the new models is one thing, actually heading down to the local dealership and placing an order is another. Before most potential buyers these days get to that point, though, they tend want to know exactly how a new model can be spec’d out. And that’s where online configurators come into play.

Fortunately Chrysler has just launched configurators featuring its array of new vehicles, including the new 200 sedan, the Town & Country minivan, as well as the Dodge Durango and Journey. You may not be able to specify the color of your seatbelts like on a Maserati, or the unfortunately-named paint shades like on a Bugatti. But if you want to know how that new Pentastar will shape up the way you want it, this’ll give you a pretty darn good impression. Thanks for the tip, Ed!

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Configurators for 2011 Chrysler models appear online originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 27 Dec 2010 10:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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December 27th, 2010

2011 Chrysler Town & Country Pricing Starts At An Insane $30,995 [New Cars]

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Pricing on the 2011 Chrysler Town & Country starts at $30,995 — almost $5,000 more than the 2010 model’s base price. We’re no minivan mavens, but does 40 more horses and interior upgrades seem worth the up-charge? [Chrysler] More »

November 11th, 2010

Spy Shots: 2011 Chrysler Town & Country nip/tuck spotted

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Toyota and Honda may be improving the images of their minivans, but we mustn’t forget about the company that started it all: Chrysler. The very first Dodge Grand Caravan went on sale 27 years ago, and through all of the ups and downs that the automaker has faced over the years (especially in recent times), the Grand Caravan and Town & Country twins have always been a mainstay.

The current pair of minivans was introduced for the 2008 model year, so it’s only fitting that a slight mid-cycle refresh is on deck, and the folks at The Detroit News have snagged some spy shots of a Town & Country prototype out testing. In addition to modest exterior updates that include things like LED taillamps and a reworked rear bumper, expect Chrysler’s new 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 to be slotted under the hood. Combined with a six-speed automatic transmission, this should account for a healthy improvement in fuel economy, not to mention power.

What’s most important for minivan shoppers, though, is interior refinement, and the 2011 T&C is expected to get a host of cabin upgrades. More comfortable seats, higher-quality materials and an integrated center console will be on hand, and we’d expect the nifty Stow ‘N Go and Swivel ‘N Go seating configurations to carry over, as well. Look for similar improvements to make their way into the Dodge Grand Caravan, as well. Thanks for the tip, Aaron!

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Spy Shots: 2011 Chrysler Town & Country nip/tuck spotted originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 23 Jul 2010 11:34:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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July 23rd, 2010
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