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Words for Mike Manley, now in charge of Fiat Chrysler

August 1, 2018 David Zatz 2

Congratulations, Mr. Manley — or is it Mike? — on taking over Fiat Chrysler. I admit I don’t know you well, since we met just once (you didn’t seem impressed; I guess my digital recorder exploding didn’t help). It’s clear you’re driven by both customers and business issues, and that […]

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Will two-door Chargers return?

July 11, 2018 David Zatz 1

For years, Mopar fans have been asking why Dodge doesn’t make a two-door Charger, (and other fans have answered, “They do, it’s called the Challenger!”). According to Australia’s carsales.com, FCA may actually bring back the two-door Charger, but with a catch: it would actually be a rebadged Challenger, sold only […]

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Wrapping and pricing Pacificas

June 29, 2018 David Zatz 0

Our test car, through the last three articles, was a 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Limited. The base Pacifica Hybrid Touring Plus costs $41,340. That includes the 8.4 inch screen, CarPlay and Android support, satellite radio, 7-inch trip computer, SafetyTec, and power sliding side doors. The Touring L adds $2,000 and […]

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Seats, storage, and stuff: inside the Pacifica Hybrid

June 28, 2018 David Zatz 0

In earlier parts of this series, I pointed out that the EPA city/highway combined mileage for the Pacifica Hybrid is 32 mpg, assuming you never plug it in.  In case you’ve never owned one, that’s amazing economy for a big freakin’ vehicle. Minivans are about the biggest vehicles you can get […]

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FCA to phase out both Fiat and Chrysler?

May 30, 2018 David Zatz 1

FCA is set to announce its next five-year plan (or four-year plan, depending on the source) tomorrow — but Bloomberg’s Tommaso Ebhardt has been talking about what’s in it today, over the radio and in print. In essence, the plan is mainly more of the same — Chrysler being restricted to […]