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    by Mike Driehorst Proof that the Ram 1500 is the truck that’ll turn heads — it was named among Edmunds.com’s 2011 Consumers’ Top Rated Vehicles List, determined by vehicles that received the highest average ratings from site visitors as of May 31, 2011. (All 2011 vehicle models that received the required minimum number of consumer …

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    by Patrick Rall Chrysler’s Mopar division has offered up tuned versions of the 2010 Dodge Challenger R/T with the Mopar 10 and Dodge Charger R/T with the Mopar 11, and now they have turned their attention to the compact Dodge Caliber with the new Mopar Edition.  Unfortunately, the hot-ish hatch will only be offered in …

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    by Patrick Rall While speaking with Ram Truck brand CEO Fred Diaz at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, he confirmed that 2011 would be the final year for the long-running Dodge Dakota but he was unable to confirm what exactly would replace the mid-sized pickup.  He explained that one of the “problems” with the Dakota …

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    by Patrick Rall When Fiat SpA took control of the Chrysler Group in 2009, the United States government issued Fiat with a 20% ownership of the total Chrysler operations.  With that first 20%, came a group of goals that the US Treasury set for the Chrysler Group/Fiat. As the automaker reached each of the goal …

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    Photo courtesy of The Car Spy by Patrick Rall The Maserati GranTurismo and Quattroporte are currently powered by Ferrari V8s but if rumors prove to be true – the next generation of these models could feature the same Pentastar 3.6L V6 used in almost every current Dodge brand product.  The key difference is that when …