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  • Use of Martin Luther King Jr. to sell trucks infuriates admirers during Super Bowl

    02/05/2018 4:56:23 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 64 replies
    NBC FAKE NEWS ^ | 2/5/18 | James Rainey
    ... pregame protesters rallied against racism and a television ad infuriated many viewers by invoking the voice of Martin Luther King Jr. to sell pickup trucks.... ....The biggest blowback, however, was reserved for Dodge. To many commentators, the advertisement seemed to co-opt the martyred civil rights icon in the service of crass commercialism and unblinking patriotism. King loudly opposed the Vietnam War and argued for military expenditures to be redirected to domestic spending — particularly to serve....
  • Fiat Chrysler Ready To Move Pickup Trucks From Mexico If Trump Plays Cards Right

    01/26/2017 9:13:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Forbes ^ | January 26, 2017 | Joann Muller
    The chief executive of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said his company could quickly move production of Ram heavy-duty pickup trucks to Michigan from Mexico if President Donald J. Trump's "America First" economic plan provides enough incentives. "Properly motivated, it could be executed very quickly by FCA," possibly by 2019 or 2020, Sergio Marchionne told analysts during a conference call to discuss the company's record financial results for 2016. Automakers have been under pressure from the new Trump Administration to build more of their cars in the United States as part of the president's agenda to create more American jobs. But the...
  • Tax cuts drive business back to the Motor City

    01/14/2018 7:49:22 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 7 replies
    Fiat Chrysler will make Ram trucks in Michigan instead of Mexico beginning in 2020, and the company says this will mean 2,500 extra jobs at the plant in Warren, Detroit’s largest suburb. While this isn’t the first bit of good economic news in the wake of big corporate tax cuts Republicans just passed, it’s the one that cheers us the most, because it best reflects the way lower corporate taxes work. The key is not bigger profits but increased competitiveness. *snip* More companies will set up more business in the U.S., because it’s now easier to compete by doing so....
  • Fiat Chrysler will move Ram production to Michigan from Mexico

    01/11/2018 8:52:57 PM PST · by BlackAdderess · 22 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 01/11/18 | Julia Horowitz
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is feeling good about tax reform. So good that it says it's moving some of its truck production from Mexico to Michigan. The automaker announced Thursday that it will spend more than $1 billion to revamp its Warren Truck Assembly Plant, which will start making the Ram heavy-duty truck in 2020. The truck is currently made in Saltillo, Mexico. Fiat Chrysler said it will add 2,500 jobs in Michigan to support the move. The company also said it's giving one-time $2,000 bonuses to 60,000 U.S. workers. "It is only proper that our employees share in the savings...
  • Fiat Chrysler to invest $1 billion in Michigan plant, add 2,500 jobs

    01/11/2018 3:46:02 PM PST · by mandaladon · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11 Jan 2018
    (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV FCH.MI (FCAU.N) said on Thursday it would invest more than $1 billion in its Michigan plant and add 2,500 jobs as it benefits from the overhaul of the U.S. tax code. The company said it would spend the money to modernize the Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Michigan to produce its Ram Heavy Duty trucks. The company will relocate the truck’s production from its current location in Saltillo, Mexico, to the Michigan plant in 202O. The car maker also said it would make a special bonus payment of $2,000 to about 60,000 FCA hourly...
  • Dodge Starts Shipping The 840-HP Challenger Demon To Dealerships

    11/13/2017 6:56:35 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 127 replies
    gearsofbiz.com ^ | 12 Nov 2017 | V. Ritter
    How fast? Try an elapsed time of 9.65 seconds at 140 mph. Zero to 60 mph happens in a mere 2.3 seconds. The Demon is also the first production car to achieve a front-wheel lift. It’s 840-hp of awesomeness.
  • Comey refuses to answer bipartisan questions from senators, saying he's a private citizen

    06/04/2017 6:38:11 PM PDT · by LouisianaJoanof Arc · 192 replies
    Circa News ^ | 6/4/07 | John Solomon and Sara Carter
    Former FBI director James Comey is formally refusing to answer questions submitted to him by a bipartisan group of senators, suggesting he no longer must do so as a private citizen. Comey sent an email from his private account last week rebuffing the seven questions that had been submitted to him by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley and the committee’s ranking Democrat Dianne Feinstein after Comey’s final testimony as FBI director to the panel last month. Comey was fired by President Donald Trump shortly after his appearance. Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., joined in the request...
  • You have a few days left to dodge this 50 percent tax bill

    12/28/2016 3:01:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 75 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/28/16 | Kelli B. Grant
    Nearly a third of retirees are playing chicken with one of the steepest tax penalties out there — and they are running out of time. IRS rules on so-called required minimum distributions generally kick in once you reach age 70½. For 401(k)s and other defined contribution plans, it's either when you turn 70½. or you retire, whichever is later. If you've inherited an IRA, you might also be subject to RMDs, even if your own retirement is years away. How much you need to take is usually based on the account balance at the end of the previous year, and...
  • Trump a ‘game changer’ for auto industry, Fiat CEO says

    11/24/2016 5:30:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Malay Mail ^ | November 25, 2016
    CASSINO, Nov 25 — President-elect Donald Trump’s critical stance toward free trade could affect Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV’s business in North America, according to the Italian automaker’s chief executive officer Sergio Marchionne. Trump’s election “certainly is a game changer, mainly because I think that there are a number of conditions in the US which are not yet spelled out,” Marchionne told Bloomberg Television at an Alfa Romeo plant in Cassino, Italy. Statements Trump has made about trade are “a big issue” because of the North American Free Trade Agreement’s impact on Fiat’s operations in the US, Mexico and Canada. Trump...
  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV ... Shares Tumble On Vows Of Possible Emission Scandal

    05/23/2016 11:39:24 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 50 replies
    The Country Caller ^ | May 23, 2016 | Myrna Salomon
    Shares of Fiat Chrysler are down more than 4% in pre-market trading today as investors react to a possible emission scandal relating to the company's vehicles in Germany... in over the counter markets in the US following a report from a German Newspaper that the company could be banned from vehicles in the country if it is found disregarding strict emission standards. German paper Bild said in a story on Saturday that multiple tests from the German motor transport authority KBA have shown that several Fiat Chrysler's models had exhaust treatment systems that were switching off automatically after running for...
  • any Dodge/Jeep guys out there?

    08/31/2015 7:20:59 PM PDT · by Cowman · 24 replies
    8-31-2015 | self
    So my Durango with the 4.7 that wouldn't start has a broken timing chain on the right cam. It only has 140k and I have had 318/360 trucks that went well over 300k before they had any problems; and I have NEVER had a timing chain break during normal operations. I have had Chryslers most of my life and the worst thing I had was a spun bearing on a one ton van (at 350k). Does anybody know if this motor has a reputation for weak timing chains? I know they have gasket and EGR problems.
  • Fiat Chrysler Must Buy Back Hundreds of Thousands of Ram Pickups

    07/27/2015 12:34:30 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 34 replies
    NBC/AP ^ | 07/27/2015 | Associated Press
    DETROIT -- Fiat Chrysler must offer to buy back from customers hundreds of thousands of Ram pickup trucks and other vehicles -- the biggest such action in U.S. history -- as part of a costly deal with safety regulators to settle legal problems in about two dozen recalls. The Italian-American automaker also faces a record civil fine of up to $105 million. In addition, owners of more than a million older Jeeps with vulnerable rear-mounted gas tanks will be able to trade them in or be paid by Chrysler to have the vehicles repaired. ~SNIP~ Vehicles eligible for buy-back offer...
  • Chrysler Recalls 1.4 Million Vehicles That Can Be Remotely Hacked Online

    07/26/2015 11:51:51 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    ktla ^ | 7/26/2015 | CNN wire
    A flaw in several Chrysler models lets hackers remotely control them, posing an unprecedented danger for American drivers. Hackers can cut the brakes, shut down the engine, drive it off the road, or make all the electronics go haywire. ... The cars involved in the recall include the following vehicles equipped with 8.4-inch touchscreens: 2013-2015 MY Dodge Viper specialty vehicles 2013-2015 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups 2013-2015 Ram 3500, 4500, 5500 Chassis Cabs 2014-2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Cherokee SUVs 2014-2015 Dodge Durango SUVs 2015 MY Chrysler 200, Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger sedans 2015 Dodge Challenger sports coupes...
  • Chrysler just beat Ford in dealership sales for the first time ever

    07/01/2015 10:50:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 122 replies
    Fortune ^ | July 1, 2015 | Ben Geier
    It was a milestone month for FCA. For the first time ever, Chrysler has outsold Ford in US retail sales, reports Reuters. Retail sales refers to only cars sold directly to consumers, not counting sales of fleet vehicles to corporate customers. Including fleet sales, Ford moved 223,666 cars and Fiat Chrysler group sold 186,864. General Motors, meanwhile, saw sales slip slightly year over year and sold 265,825 cars. For the industry as a whole, it was another good month as car sales continue to go up. 2015 is expected to see even more growth in car sales, as the market...
  • Hillary Clinton Sets Record, Longest Presidential Candidate To Dodge National Press

    04/27/2015 5:56:44 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/27/15 | Alex Swoyer
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton holds a dubious record: she’s gone longer than any presidential candidate in modern history without appearing on a national television news network or conducting a sit down interview with national media. Clinton, the likely Democratic presidential nominee, announced she would run for president via a recorded two-minute video message on Twitter Sunday April 12th. Following the announcement, Clinton dashed off to Iowa in her “Scooby” van without giving any time to the national press, and very little time – if any – to local reporters.
  • Dodge halts Hellcat production

    03/17/2015 3:26:56 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 53 replies
    TORONTO SUN ^ | March 17, 2015 | Autonet
    Dodge is experiencing the cliché “too much of a good thing,” and has stopped production of its 707 horsepower halo cars, the Challenger SRT Hellcat and Charger SRT Hellcat, to allow the Brampton, Ontario plant to catch up on existing orders. The official statement released by FCA U.S. says, “Due to unprecedented demand for the 2015 Dodge Charger and Challenger SRT Hellcats, we are temporarily restricting orders while we validate current orders that are in the system." While there's been no official word from the automaker regarding when it will resume selling the SRTs, some reports say it could be...
  • Hell Hath No Fury Like the 707-Horsepower 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

    07/02/2014 4:58:02 PM PDT · by CapnJack · 36 replies
    Car and Driver ^ | July 2014 | ANDREW WENDLER
    Muscle cars are all about the numbers, and Dodge has just issued a triple-digit warning to the rest of the ponycar herd. Packing 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque, the supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi V-8 “Hellcat” engine is the very stuff Saturday night legends are made of. But don’t take our word for it—watch Dodge brand boss Tim Kuniskis set the record straight in the exclusive video below. Installed in the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, this wild engine has the loftiest power figure of any V-8 engine in Chrysler history. To put it numerically, the Hellcat brings 45 more...
  • MOPAR RULES

    04/24/2014 3:02:38 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 41 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 24 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    IMHO!    Some personal faves... 1970 Plymouth GTX More at Reaganite Republican...
  • Chrysler orders 93 rare, early Vipers to the crusher

    03/06/2014 3:06:01 PM PST · by perfect stranger · 2 replies
    yahoo ^ | 3/06/14 | Justin Hyde
    The original Dodge Viper revealed in 1992 was a beast of a machine — an attempt by then-Chrysler exec Bob Lutz to revive the spirit of the Shelby Cobra and give Chrysler a world-class sports car. Powered by a massive V-10 with 400 hp, the early Viper's brute force overwhelmed many drivers. Today, the power that made the Viper a legend appears to be at the heart of an order from Chrysler to dozens of trade schools, demanding the immediate destruction of some 93 early Vipers, including a preproduction model that could likely fetch a couple hundred thousand dollars at...
  • Chrysler orders 93 rare, early Vipers to the crusher

    03/06/2014 1:17:21 PM PST · by Doogle · 61 replies
    Yahoo auto ^ | 03/05/14 | justin Hyde
    The original Dodge Viper revealed in 1992 was a beast of a machine — an attempt by then-Chrysler exec Bob Lutz to revive the spirit of the Shelby Cobra and give Chrysler a world-class sports car. Powered by a massive V-10 with 400 hp, the early Viper's brute force overwhelmed many drivers. Today, the power that made the Viper a legend appears to be at the heart of an order from Chrysler to dozens of trade schools, demanding the immediate destruction of some 93 early Vipers, including a preproduction model that could likely fetch a couple hundred thousand dollars at...