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  • Ohio Officials Propose Funding a Plant for Fiat Chrysler in Toledo

    04/10/2015 7:48:26 AM PDT · by Theoria · 15 replies
    WSJ ^ | 09 April 2015 | Christina Rogers
    State and local officials in Ohio are proposing to fund a new factory for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV in Toledo, an unusual incentive that would require hundreds of millions in financing, according to people familiar with the plans. The proposed plan is the latest attempt by public officials in the state to secure production of the iconic Jeep Wrangler, which has been built in Toledo for decades. Negotiations on the plan are continuing between officials and the auto maker, and other financing proposals are on the table, the people said. Fiat Chrysler Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne has said the next...
  • Jeep Thread

    03/19/2015 6:01:22 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 242 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 19 March 15 | Jeep
    This is a Jeep thread, for all Jeep owners and Jeep lovers. Contribute as you wish or are driven. Long live Freedom. May God Bless You!

    02/02/2015 3:10:22 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 56 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 2, 2015 | Wynton Hall
    AP A Super Bowl ad for Jeep Renegade SUVs met a heated backlash Sunday night as outraged Americans took to social media to blast the company for flashing scenes of the Great Wall of China and other far-flung places around the globe as “This Land is Your Land” played in the background. “What kind of globalist bullshit is this?” wrote one YouTube commenter. “Who is in the advertising department?” asked another YouTube commenter. “Fire them. This is an American song. AMERICAN
  • Phantom Badger, reporting for duty

    12/29/2014 12:42:19 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | 22 April 2014 | Matthew Phenix
    The Willys MB – better known as the original jeep – was a game-changer during World War II. Small, agile, versatile and durable, jeeps were easy to deploy, easy to operate and easy to maintain, making them perhaps the Allies’ most important battlefield equipment. More than 70 years later, US aircraft maker and defence supplier Boeing has revisited the original jeep’s winning formula in a stocky little bruiser of a car called the Phantom Badger.
  • Army selling Humvees to the public for the first time — but there's a catch

    12/15/2014 4:05:56 PM PST · by fso301 · 90 replies
    Motoramic via Yahoo ^ | 12/15/2014 | Steve Siler
    If you, like this author, always dreamed of using a camo-covered, Army-issue Humvee as your personal golf cart, your dreams can finally come true — for a price. According to the Army Times, the Department of Defense will start auctioning off as many as 4,000 military-spec Humvees to the public as part of its surplus-reduction efforts. In previous years, the off-road behemoths would have been sent straight to the military scrapyard, but due to changes in policies in recent years and what the Defense Logistics Agency spokesperson Michelle McCaskill describes as “cooperation from other government offices," the used Humvees will...
  • EPIC: If this isn’t the most American Craigslist ad I have ever seen I don’t know what is

    06/11/2014 6:39:53 PM PDT · by AlmaKing · 23 replies
    youngcons.com ^ | June 8, 2014 | Joshua Riddle
    I should start by saying that if you are looking for a “Pajama party Barbie Jeep” you my friend, should keep looking. If you are looking for a short description of to the beast before you, I can offer you two words “MEAT & POTATOES”. This is the All American chariot of the free world. You are not dealing with any ordinary, cookie cutter Jeep son. This thing was forged from a single block of all American Tungsten Steel. Real sturdy! From that day forward my life has never been the same. Winch yourself off that couch and see if...
  • Fiat and Chrysler to build 3 Jeep models in China

    04/19/2014 3:07:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 19, 2014 1:37 PM EDT
    Fiat and Chrysler announced plans Saturday to build three new Jeep models in China for that market, the biggest for the vehicles outside the United States, as they attempt to boost sales in a country where they lag behind their competitors. The automakers said they will expand their joint venture with China’s Guangzhou Automobile Group Co. Ltd., and increase the portfolio of Jeeps, which are currently imported to China. Production is expected to start in late 2015 in Guangzhou, the companies said in a statement, adding that they are considering a Jeep model “uniquely designed for China.” …
  • Jeep brings back the Willys...sort of

    11/19/2013 4:53:45 PM PST · by re_tail20 · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 18, 2013 | Fox News
    <p>The Willys Wheeler Edition Wrangler matches the most basic version of the 4x4 with heritage styling cues and a selection of off-road gear.</p> <p>Willys-Overland was one of the automakers that built Jeeps for the U.S. Military during World War II and commercialized them for the civilian market in 1945.</p>
  • Fantastic Craigslist Jeep Posting

    10/17/2013 5:28:12 PM PDT · by condi2008 · 45 replies
    craigslist ^ | October 9, 2013 | jgpwh
    Here's the deal, kids: This is a Jeep Cherokee. This is not a luxury SUV, or a maintenance-free disposable import....
  • [VAnity] Rush's Jeep Contest

    07/16/2013 3:42:40 PM PDT · by TBP · 16 replies
    A Friend | NOW! | ME!
    A friend of mine was interested in knowing if anyone has heard who won the Jeep from Two if By Tea. Has it been announced yet?
  • Jeep looks to make an SUV in China by end 2014: executive

    04/20/2013 9:27:01 PM PDT · by haffast · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4-20-2013 | Bernie Woodall
    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - - In order to compete in the fast-growing SUV market in China, Jeep wants to produce a vehicle in the No. 1 global auto market by the end of 2014, Jeep's top executive said on Saturday at the Shanghai auto show. The "obvious choice" for a Jeep product to be made in China is the Cherokee, which was recently introduced in Jeep's primary U.S. market and will be on sale in the fourth quarter in China, said Mike Manley, CEO of the Jeep brand of the Chrysler Group. Manley said the Cherokee is the best choice to...
  • All-New 2014 Jeep Cherokee: UGLY as Homemade Shoes!

    03/25/2013 1:23:50 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 96 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 25 March 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    What were they thinking... As a lifelong car nut, I can assure you I'm about as open-minded as they get when it comes to automotive design... and if FIAT did even one thing good with Chrysler  I just kind of assumed the Italians would be bringing some dashing, innovative styling to Mopars and Jeeps over the next few years... THEN THIS! Pics of next year's replacement for the Jeep Liberty have been released, the 'bold' 2014 Jeep Cherokee: while there's no denying some original thinking here, the interwebs have exploded with derision, revulsion... and cackles of laughter: "Kill it with fire""EpicSuperMegaFAIL...
  • Book Review:Al Gore Dreams of Electric Jeeps

    01/30/2013 7:54:58 AM PST · by lbryce · 9 replies
    Wall Street Jiournal ^ | January 29, 2013 | GLENN HARLAN REYNOLDS
    There have always been two Al Gores. There is techno-enthusiast Al, who, during his 2000 run for president, proposed that an online network ("G-Bay") be used to auction off surplus government property. I found techno-enthusiast Al beguiling when I was researching manned Mars missions for his 1988 presidential campaign. But there is also Savonarola Al, who loudly denounces the excesses of modern capitalist society and demands repentance—though, given Mr. Gore's lucrative commercial dalliances (most recently, the sale of his Current TV network to the repressive, oil-rich Qatari regime), perhaps Jimmy Swaggart would be a closer clerical model than Savonarola. Each...
  • Wide load coming through

    01/12/2013 8:43:49 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 11 replies
    NDTV ^ | Thursday, January 10, 2013 | Jokeroo
    [Video] A foreign diplomat in Rabat, Morocco cruises around in a custom vehicle made up of two Jeep Wranglers!
  • Santa in a Jeep - 1941 at Camp Lee, Virginia, Quartermaster Replacement Center

    12/24/2012 6:20:25 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies
    Retronaut ^ | December 1941 | Retronaut
    1941: Santa in a Jeep “The panzer “Santa”, with well-filled sack of radios, books, cookies, and other gifts dear to soldiers hearts, glides up to the door of the barracks in Camp Lee’s Quartermaster Corps and it isn’t hampered by lack of snow in Virginia. Camp Lee, Virginia, Quartermaster Replacement Center” - US Army Center of Military History
  • 4 Soldiers Wounded by Missile, One Very Seriously

    11/10/2012 12:41:48 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/11/12 | Gil Ronen
    Gaza terrorists hit an IDF jeep with an anti-tank missile early Saturday evening. The IDF Spokesman announced that four soldiers were hurt. IDF Radio said that on soldier was very seriously wounded and another soldier suffered moderate-to-serious wounds. Both were evacuated to Soroka Hospital in Be'er Sheva. Two other soldiers were in light to moderate condition, suffering from shrapnel wounds. They were evacuated to Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon. The jeep reportedly caught fire. It had been driving along the border between Gaza and Israel, opposite the Zeitoun neighborhood in central Gaza, east of Gaza City. Voice of Israel public radio...
  • Chrysler exec slams Trump on China tweet

    11/03/2012 11:16:47 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 13 replies
    UPI.com ^ | 11/3/2012 | Staff
    Detroit, Nov. 3 [35 minutes ago] (UPI) - A Chrysler executive has apologized for his language but stands by a tweet calling out Donald Trump for saying U.S. Jeep production is moving to China. Ralph Gilles, Chrysler Group LLC vice president for product design, was responding to a Trump online posting that said "(President Barack) Obama is a terrible negotiator. He bails out Chrysler and now Chrysler wants to send all Jeep manufacturing to China -- and will!" ... The company said it plans to produce Jeeps in China for sale in China, but is expanding Jeep production in the...
  • Fiat’s Benchmark to Outsource Chrysler Jeep – $1 in Savings

    10/31/2012 9:11:34 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | October 31, 2012 | Mark Modica
    Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne discussed, in limited detail, some of the Italian company's plans for future production of its vehicles, including the Chrysler and Jeep brands, during an earnings conference call yesterday. There has been much recent speculation on the possibility that some of the once American-owned Chrysler Jeep vehicles will be outsourced and produced overseas. It was confirmed that at least some Jeeps will be manufactured outside the US in the near future. The plan is to produce a new, smaller Jeep in Italy that will be sold in Europe and also exported to America. The question now...
  • Jeep, an Obama favorite, looks to shift production to China

    10/30/2012 3:21:04 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 59 replies
    the examiner ^ | 10/25/2012 | Paul Bedard
    In another potential blow for the president's Ohio reelection campaign, Jeep, the rugged brand President Obama once said symbolized American freedom, is considering giving up on the United States and shifting production to China. Such a move would crash the economy in towns like Toledo, Ohio, where Jeeps are made and supplied, and rob the community of the economic security they thought Obama's auto bailout assured them. Obama is such a fan of Jeep that he included a picture of himself speaking at the Toledo plant in his newly released second term agenda binder. In his address to the plant...
  • AUTO BAILOUT BOMBSHELL: Fiat Says Chrysler, Jeep Production May Move to Italy

    10/29/2012 1:30:40 PM PDT · by Livin_large · 30 replies
    National Legal and Policy Center ^ | 10/29/2012 | Mark Modica
    Coming hot on the heels of speculation that some Jeep production may be moved to China comes a bombshell from a Bloomberg report. Fiat is now considering moving Chrysler and Jeep production to Italy. According to the piece, "To counter the severe slump in European sales, (Fiat CEO Sergio) Marchionne is considering building Chrysler models in Italy, including Jeeps, for export to North America. The Italian government is evaluating tax rebates on export goods to help Fiat. Marchionne may announce details of his plan as soon as Oct. 30, the people said."
  • Jeep Moving to China Story Leads on Twitchy Politics Page

    10/29/2012 6:04:51 AM PDT · by PLK · 17 replies
    Twitchy ^ | October 26, 2012 | Twitchy Staff
    Romney ad tells truth about Jeep production in China; Left freaks out
  • Bailed-Out Chrysler to Build Jeeps in China

    10/23/2012 11:12:06 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | October 23, 2012 | Mark Modica
    American taxpayers should prepare themselves for another slap in the face, courtesy of the much-ballyhooed Obama auto bailouts. After spending about $85 billion to bail out Chrysler, General Motors and Ally Financial (formerly known as GMAC), taxpayers are being rewarded by Chrysler's parent company, Fiat, announcing that it is preparing to build its Jeep brand vehicles in China. In addition, according to a Bloomberg report, Fiat may end up building all of its vehicles in China , threatening the loss of more manufacturing jobs should the decision be carried out to move Chrysler manufacturing out of America. Italian automaker, Fiat,...
  • Vehicle crashes into building in Northwest DC; believed to be intentional

    06/09/2012 6:07:28 AM PDT · by csvset · 14 replies
    MyFoxDC ^ | 9 june 2012 | Paul Wagner
    WASHINGTON - A car has crashed into an office building in Northwest D.C. Friday evening. The crash occurred in the 1000 block of Connecticut Avenue near the Farragut North Metro station at around 7:45 p.m. One of the station's entrances is closed. Connecticut Avenue has been shut down near K Street. Law enforcement sources tell FOX 5 that a man in a stolen car intentionally ran the vehicle into the front of the building. Sources also say that they believe a can of gasoline was inside the car. Witnesses say when the man got out of the car and was...
  • The race is on for the Humvee's successor

    04/01/2012 1:06:16 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 54 replies
    DVICE ^ | March 30, 2012 | Eileen Marable
    The race is on for the Humvee's successor (Bye, bye Hummer) Your Mom may still love driving a Humvee to the mall, but the military has different needs for its combat operations these days. Some 20 years after the Humvee first rolled out, the military is now entering the second phase of the project to choose its successor. The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program will be reviewing the proposals for a new vehicle, and has a pretty specific list of what it's looking for. Manufacturers getting in the game need to submit prototype designs for a seven to 10-ton...
  • Question for FReeper gearheads [Jeep] (Vanity)

    12/31/2011 7:04:50 AM PST · by Blueflag · 56 replies · 1+ views
    Electrical Gremlins R Us ^ | 12/31/11 | blueflag
    Need help from people with Jeep mechanical electrical experience/diagnosis. Our 1996 Jeep Cherokee Country (classic, not Grand) 4.0L I6 4WD has started to have a repeating and random sudden loss of power (engine quits with NO dash warning lights on dash). Need suggestions from people who have been there and done this. I am a fairly savvy and experienced car mechanic on my own, and this has me baffled. See Body of Comment for details.
  • Obama Gets Booed During Speech At Jeep Wrangler Plant After Digging At The Jeep Wrangler

    06/06/2011 11:45:38 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 30 replies
    weaselzippers.us ^ | June 3, 2011
    “There are always going to be bumps on the road to recovery. We’re going to pass through some rough terrain that even a Wrangler would have a hard time with. You know that”
  • Chrysler Workers Caught Drinking on Job (Drunken UAW Scum)

    09/26/2010 11:50:03 AM PDT · by Frantzie · 80 replies
    Fox Business News - You Tube ^ | 9-24-2010 | Stuart Varney
    WJBK's Rob Wolchek on Detroit's reaction to Chrysler workers drinking and smoking pot on their lunch breaks.
  • Chrysler Employees Caught Drinking, Smoking Pot on Lunch Break (with Video)

    09/24/2010 6:57:10 AM PDT · by NMEwithin · 29 replies · 2+ views
    Fox News ^ | 9/23/2010 | Fox News
    DETROIT - It been several months since President Obama visited, but a Chrysler plant in Detroit is again making headlines -- this time for what employees did every day on their lunch break. Fifteen workers at the plant in Detroit were caught on hidden video, day after day for 10 days, drinking and smoking marijuana during their half-hour lunch breaks. It's not unusual to see a few people throwing back some cold ones at the park, but you're not going to believe the brazen boozing going on in this video. The workers build Jeeps at the Chrysler plant, and this...
  • Must See Video of the Day -US military Jeep torn completely down and rebuilt in four minutes.

    09/11/2010 10:07:14 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 57 replies · 1+ views
    NardOCP ^ | Friday September 10, 2010 | Steve
    I have never seen anything like this, a military Jeep torn completely down and rebuilt in under four minutes. This isn’t some gimmick either, they drove it to and from the exhibition. While not "tech" related, this is definitely one of the coolest things you will see all day.
  • Chrysler Bankruptcy, case of judicial fraud? Dealership Attorneys to appeal Motion denial

    02/08/2010 3:52:56 PM PST · by Danae · 8 replies · 1,088+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | 2-8-2010 | Dianna Cotter
    Friday Feb 5th, Judge Gonzalez of the Bankruptcy Court of the Southern District of New York, in the Chrysler Bankruptcy case denied a Motion brought on behalf of over 70 of the former Chrysler Dealers to overturn the Rejection Order which stripped them of their franchises in the spring of 2009. Led by Island Jeep’s James Anderer of New York, the dealers Motion would have reversed the decision which stripped 789 dealers, including Timberline Chrysler Dodge of Portland Or., of their franchise contracts during the bankruptcy and sale of Chrysler to Fiat. Anderer's argument rests primarily upon the fact that...
  • Chrysler to Suspend Jeep Production

    10/05/2009 8:45:27 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 74 replies · 3,931+ views
    online.wsj.com ^ | 10/3/2009 | Staff
    DETROIT -- Chrysler Group LLC will suspend production of its popular Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited vehicles due to a shortage in parts from an unidentified supplier. Chrysler will idle its Toledo Supplier Park facility in Ohio for one week starting Monday, the company said Friday without disclosing more details. The Wrangler has been one of Chrysler's best-performing vehicles in terms of sales for the year. This is the second time Chrysler has changed its production schedule because of a parts issue. The auto maker also delayed adding a second shift to an Illinois plant by more than a month...
  • Asian Terror Threat Big Boom for Israeli Armored Vehicles

    08/20/2009 7:01:26 AM PDT · by Tzvi INN.com · 3 replies · 712+ views
    Israel National News ^ | August 20, 2009 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Threats of terror in Asia have caused a surge of orders for the Israeli-made Storm (Sufa) Jeep. Business has never been so good. The anonymous purchaser has ordered hundreds of Storm jeeps at the Nazareth-based Automotive Industries Ltd. factory, worth tens of millions of dollars.
  • Israel to test ducted-fan robot air jeep 'within two months'

    06/20/2009 8:13:18 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 16 replies · 1,126+ views
    The Register ^ | June 16, 2009 | Lewis Page
    Israeli developers working on a ducted-fan flying hovercar say that a full-size, turbine driven unmanned prototype will fly "within two months". Flight tests with a smaller electrically-driven model, they say, have validated their basic technology. The Urban Aeronautics Mule being readied for testing in Israel The Reg flying-car desk spoke today with Janina Frankel-Yoeli, marketing veep at Urban Aeronautics of Israel, at the Paris Airshow. Urban Aeronautics prefer to call their designs "fancraft", thereby distinguishing them from hovercraft, which can't actually fly. "We've solved the three basic problems of ducted-fan craft," he says. "Our craft are stable, they can lift...
  • Analysis of Campaign Contributions by Chrysler Dealerships who are Scheduled to Close

    05/19/2009 4:28:14 PM PDT · by smith5460 · 124 replies · 11,205+ views
    OpenSecrets.org ^ | May 19, 2009 | William J. Smith
    Chrysler announced the closing of 789 dealerships earlier this month. On today's radio program, Rush Limbaugh spoke for a few seconds about whether or not some of the dealership closings are the result of politics (campaign contributions). After hearing this, I decided to look up the contributions of the dealers on the Internet. Here are a few examples of the campaign donations made by some of the dealers who will close their doors shortly. I'm not anywhere close to going through the entire list yet. The figures are only from the 2004, 2006, and 2008 Election cycles: (1) Michael E....
  • Chrysler rolls out SUV after government scolding

    04/08/2009 6:35:53 AM PDT · by Sig Sauer P220 · 75 replies · 2,193+ views
    Yahoo Finance News ^ | 04/08/09 | Dan Strumpf
    NEW YORK (AP) -- It sounds crazy: Just a week after the White House scolded Chrysler LLC for relying too much on gas guzzlers, the company is heading to a marquee auto show Wednesday to unveil a new SUV. Chrysler insists the Jeep Grand Cherokee, which clocks in at 20 mpg in its two-wheel-drive version and 19 in four-wheel-drive, is a crowd favorite and a crucial part of its lineup.
  • vANITY; 2008 Jeep Wrangler; Haggle

    02/20/2009 1:45:09 AM PST · by Global2010 · 16 replies · 8,470+ views
    Hey all Jeep fans I am in no hurry but have specifics of a search for a 2008 Jeep but now way gonna pay the $23 when I know I can get the bare bone (no fancy interior, but they come with that MP3 thingy anyways) 4wd. Statewide sale now so I am holding out. The Jeep I had eyed for weeks went at $23 LOL no way .... And I live in a very rough terrain so for daily get around the property/town I want a jeep. My other vehicle is not winter road friendly but I need it...
  • Politicians Want to Use Tax Dollars to Crush Newer-Model Trucks and SUVs

    01/30/2009 7:36:30 PM PST · by Inyo-Mono · 52 replies · 1,982+ views
    SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association ) ^ | Jan. 29, 2009 | SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association)
    SEMA is opposing an effort by some Washington lawmakers to include a national car crushing program in the upcoming economic stimulus package. Vehicles targeted for the scrap pile will likely include Chevy Blazers, Silverados, S-10s and Tahoes; Dodge Dakotas and Rams; Ford Explorers and F-Series; Jeep Cherokees and Wranglers; and any other SUV or truck that obtains less than 18 mpg.
  • Saturday Vanity: Only in a JEEP

    12/06/2008 9:11:49 AM PST · by xcamel · 14 replies · 476+ views
    today | me
    I would like to hear if any freepers out there are Jeep aficionados, and if so, what esperiences they have had with customizing for capable off road use, while maintaing some reasonable on road (winter daily driver) demeanor. I had a Comanche years ago, and did nothing with it, and have a Commander now, which is a real softie. My dream is an 08 or 09 WUR 4dr hard top with the 5.7L conversion from AEV. What say you all?
  • Russia Briefly Seizes Georgian Port (U.S.-owned vehicles stolen by Russian thugs)

    08/19/2008 2:13:34 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 53 replies · 323+ views
    Excerpt - POTI, Georgia -- Russian troops briefly seized control of the economically vital Georgian port of Poti Tuesday morning, a day after Moscow said it had begun pulling its forces out of Georgia. ~ snip ~ The Russians also confiscated five jeeps and an armored Humvee belonging to the U.S. armed forces, according to Alan Middleton, CEO of Poti Sea Port Corp. He said the equipment was used for joint U.S.-Georgian military exercises and was sitting in the Poti container terminal ready to be shipped back to a U.S. base in Europe. "I suppose the U.S. won't be impressed...
  • Chrysler alters plan to outsource Jeep seats (INDIA)

    05/13/2008 10:53:59 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 10 replies · 342+ views
    www.toledoblade.com ^ | 05/13/2008 | By LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE
    Workers at Johnson Controls Inc.'s factory in Northwood learned in February that their jobs building seats for the Jeep Wrangler were being outsourced to India by 2010. But that plan may have proven a bit ambitious. Yesterday, the manufacturing chief for Chrysler LLC told an automotive trade publication that at least part of the work - the more complex front seats - will stay local. Meanwhile, the Indian company that won the work, Krishna Maruti Ltd., is looking for space in the Toledo area and plans to hire as many as 70 people to produce the rear seats, according to...
  • Chrysler President Urges Dealers to Consolidate

    02/08/2008 4:13:54 PM PST · by BurbankKarl · 6 replies · 96+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/8/08 | JOHN D. STOLL
    Chrysler LLC Vice Chairman and President Jim Press said Friday that the auto maker needs its dealers to start consolidating on their own without expecting big buyout checks from the company as an incentive. Mr. Press, speaking to an automotive conference taking place before an annual car-dealer convention here, said that in coming years, the company will shrink its product portfolio to improve profitability. The smaller portfolio will best benefit dealers who combine the auto maker's three brands -- Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep -- into one location, he said. For dealers waiting on big buyout incentives, they may want to...
  • America Supports You: Group Surprises Soldier With Keys to Jeep

    08/17/2007 4:41:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 312+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2007 – Thousands of servicemembers get care packages with surprises in them every day, thanks to caring folks back home. Some of the surprises, however, are bigger than others. Army Spc. Alfonso Sanchez, of 16th Military Police Brigade, thanks Army Maj. Kristian Sorensen, the brigade’s civil affairs officer, July 24 for sending the names of the unit’s soldiers to Operation Gratitude, a troop support group. Sanchez, who is currently serving in Iraq, had just received Operation Gratitude’s 250,000th care package, which came with a surprise -- keys to a 2007 Jeep Patriot Limited. Photo by Spc....
  • Stolen Jeep on Craigslist?

    07/26/2007 8:49:39 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 12 replies · 567+ views
    Craigslist ^ | 7/25/07
  • America Supports You: Jeep Puts Group in Driver’s Seat to Mark Milestone

    07/16/2007 5:04:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 215+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 16, 2007 – Jeep is partnering with the New York Mets major league baseball team, a New York television station and New York auto dealers associations to help put both a U.S. servicemember and a support-letter writer each behind the wheel of a new vehicle. During a Military Appreciation Day pre-game ceremony at Shea Stadium in Queens, N.Y., yesterday, a Tri-State Jeep Dealers Association representative presented Operation Gratitude with symbolic keys to a 2007 Jeep Patriot Limited. The “keys” went directly into the troop-support group’s 250,000th care package. And the Jeep, donated by the carmaker in celebration...
  • America Supports You: Care Package Recipient to Receive Free Jeep

    06/21/2007 5:20:09 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 375+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, June 21, 2007 – One lucky patriot serving overseas will find another type of patriot awaiting his or her return home, thanks to an America Supports You organization and a Jeep dealers association. Operation Gratitude packed its 250,000th care package the morning of June 16. The contents included the normal food, comfort and entertainment items, as well as a homemade quilt donated by school children. But the package won’t be shipped until one more special gift is added to it next month. The treasure at the bottom of the box will be symbolic keys to a Jeep Patriot...
  • First Drive in the Diesel Jeep Grand Cherokee

    12/26/2006 5:55:40 AM PST · by Red Badger · 58 replies · 2,232+ views
    cars.com ^ | 12/25/2006 | Joe Wiesenfelder
    In addition to some cosmetic changes, inside and out, the 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee will now offer a diesel engine in the Laredo, Limited and Overland trim levels. Models with the diesel engine will be badged CRD for common-rail diesel. Additionally, the 4.7-liter V-8 gasoline engine will now be flex-fuel, capable of running on E85 or gas. When I drove the Grand Cherokee CRD around DaimlerChrysler's proving grounds in Chelsea, Mich., it delivered as promised. It's ridiculously gutsy from a standing start, even with the relatively heavy Quadra-Drive II four-wheel drive underfoot. It's no surprise, because the engine puts out...
  • Off-Roaders Fight Ecos for Calif. Canyon

    12/17/2006 7:01:52 PM PST · by Westlander · 41 replies · 1,175+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | December 17, 2006 | GILLIAN FLACCUS
    Whoever named Surprise Canyon got it right. Mere miles from bone-dry Death Valley, the canyon cradles two unexpected jewels: a gushing mountain stream and what's left of a once-bustling silver mining town. Environmental groups allege that, before they won protection for the area in 2001, off-roaders destroyed the canyon by cutting trees, dumping boulders in the water and using winches to drag their Jeeps up the waterfalls.
  • Cars may not be essential anymore

    12/11/2006 6:50:33 AM PST · by LurkedLongEnough · 103 replies · 2,454+ views
    The News-Times [Danbury, CT] ^ | December 11, 2006 | Mark Langlois
    For all the nonsense about the love affair between Americans and their cars, people seem to spend a whole lot of time and effort to avoid climbing into a car. Super Stop & Shop's Peapod provides home delivery of groceries. That eliminates one's weekly trip to the grocery store. Get the grocery list online, pick the items, and the food appears in the insulated box outside your house. People can go to Match, Jdate, EHarmony and Match.com to start dating without even heading to a bar. What happened to joining the ski club? What happened to taking night classes? Tennis,...
  • Student arrested in fast-food attack (news update: with photo of suspect(very beautiful))

    08/16/2006 5:54:06 AM PDT · by rawhide · 66 replies · 5,239+ views
    OnlineAthens.Com ^ | 8-16-06 | By Joe Johnson
    Police arrested a University of Georgia student Tuesday for allegedly running down two women in the parking lot of a local McDonald's after they argued over who was next in line. Ruth Catherine Driscoll-Dunn, 24, was taken into custody at her apartment a half-mile from the fast-food restaurant on Gaines School Road and charged with two counts of aggravated assault. Police said Driscoll-Dunn argued Saturday morning with two women over who was first in line when a new cashier opened up, and that Driscoll-Dunn waited for the women in her Jeep Cherokee in the parking lot and veered into them...
  • Ethanol Plant "Brews" Grass Into Gas(Great News!)

    05/16/2006 8:36:11 PM PDT · by kellynla · 51 replies · 2,484+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | May 16, 2006 | Taylor Kennedy
    A Canadian company has developed a new, more efficient process to make the alternative fuel ethanol from farm waste. With today's high oil prices, experts hope the new technology could reduce demand on fossil fuels and increase energy security. "In the past, ethanol fuel use has been limited, because the cost of production was too high," said Jim Easterly, a Washington, D.C.-based bioenergy consultant. "Ethanol produced from corn kernels and wheat grain has historically been more expensive than gasoline produced from oil." Producing corn-based ethanol, for example, uses energy from oil and electricity for everything from growing the corn to...