Best Sedan for 2015 This Year's Best Sedans for the Money
Jan04

Best Sedan for 2015 This Year's Best Sedans for the Money

In our continuing effort to be moderately helpful, here is the TickTickVroom list of best sedans for 2015. We chose the top sedans under $15,000; $20,000; $30,000; $40,000; $50,000; $60,000; $75,000; $100,000 and a few honorable mentions. Some are fast. Some are inexpensive. Some are good in inclement weather. But, all are awesome cars. Best Sedan Under $15,000 2015 Ford Fiesta S MSRP: $14,455 Zero to Sixty: 8.5 seconds Top Speed: 120...

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6 Best Car Commercials from the Past 6 Decades: Evolution of Ads
Sep01

6 Best Car Commercials from the Past 6 Decades: Evolution of Ads

Ah, car commercials. They’re the way car makers introduce us to their latest offerings… to the latest and greatest innovations in automotive design, technology and, well, bull-hockey. They’re also how car companies tell us which cars were supposed to covet above all others and why. I mean, how else are we supposed to know that Chevrolet is the Heartbeat of America or that Ford wants us to Drive One to Go Further? If...

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Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Quarter-Mile, HP, Price, Top Speed
Jul15

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Quarter-Mile, HP, Price, Top Speed

Soooooooo… The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat… Um, yeah.  I’m not entirely sure what else to say about this car other than it’s fast (very, very, very fast) and powerful (very, very, very powerful).  After its flabbergasting power, everything else seems trivial.  We first wrote about the Challenger SRT Hellcat in May, mentioning Dodge’s claim of over 600 horse for this latest of Detroit muscle cars and...

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2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Exhaust Note (UPDATE: Horsepower)
May27

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Exhaust Note (UPDATE: Horsepower)

[UPDATE: The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat’s 6.2-liter supercharged V8 officially produces a massive 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque.  Holy crap.] With a 6.2-liter, supercharged V8 producing over 600 horsepower, we knew the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat exhaust note would be mean… Just plain mean.  Oh, and loud… Mean and loud.  But, we didn’t have any idea it would be this mean and loud and...

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2015 Jeep Renegade: Here Comes the Baby Jeep
Apr17

2015 Jeep Renegade: Here Comes the Baby Jeep

People are calling the 2015 Jeep Renegade a baby SUV or a Cute Ute.  I myself just called it the Baby Jeep two seconds ago in this post’s headline.  But, truth be told, the 2015 Jeep Renegade is a (semi-) serious, off-road SUV that is fully worthy of carrying the Jeep badge atop those seven vertical grill slats.   The 2015 Jeep Renegade broke cover at the Geneva Motor Show last month, but it has since made its US debut at...

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2014 Jeep Cherokee Review: A Most Surprising Road Test
Feb11

2014 Jeep Cherokee Review: A Most Surprising Road Test

I recently had the opportunity to road test the 2014 Jeep Cherokee.  Sometimes when I test a car, it turns out to be more or less what I expected.  For example, I knew the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray was going to blow me away.  And, surprise, surprise, it did.  But, there are other times when I’m caught off-guard.  Times when I fully expect a car to be lackluster, only to be proven woefully incorrect.  The road test of the...

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Fiat Buys Balance of Chrylser in a $4.35 billion Deal
Jan01

Fiat Buys Balance of Chrylser in a $4.35 billion Deal

You can now add Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Mopar, Ram and SRT to the ranks of Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Fiat, Lancia and Maserati.  In a $4.35 billion dollar deal announced today, Turin-based Fiat S.p.A. gets the remaining 41.46 percent of Auburn Hills-based Chrysler Group, LLC that they didn’t acquire a few years back.  The Chrysler Group, LLC is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fiat S.p.A.   Fiat is beginning 2014 with a...

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2014 SRT Viper GTS Anodized Carbon Special Edition [Los Angeles Auto Show]
Nov21

2014 SRT Viper GTS Anodized Carbon Special Edition [Los Angeles Auto Show]

Somewhere out there are 50 lucky people who will get to park the awesome and gorgeous 2014 SRT Viper GTS Anodized Carbon Special Edition in their driveway.  Unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the Anodized Carbon Special Edition will go on sale in January. Each of the 50 SRT Viper GTS Anodized Carbon Special Edition examples will be painted in a rather cool looking metallic matte finish that makes the car look a bit like the Viper...

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Mopar SEMA 2013: Auburn Hills’ Vegas Lineup
Oct31

Mopar SEMA 2013: Auburn Hills’ Vegas Lineup

SEMA stands for Specialty Equipment Market Association.  That means aftermarket parts and tuning.  And, perhaps, there is no name more synonymous with tuning and aftermarket mods than Mopar.  So, it stands to logic that Mopar and the Chrysler group would have some significant offerings for the Las Vegas show. The 2013 Mopar SEMA display consists of 20 modified cars, trucks and SUVs, not the least of which are the surfer-friendly Ram...

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2014 Jeep Wrangler Polar Edition: Frigid Jeep to Hit US Dealers in November
Oct27

2014 Jeep Wrangler Polar Edition: Frigid Jeep to Hit US Dealers in November

Jeep really likes their limited edition Wranglers… The 2014 Jeep Wrangler Dragon Edition, the 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Freedom Edition, the 2014 Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon X.  And, the latest limited edition of the iconic 4×4 is the frosty 2014 Jeep Wrangler Polar Edition.   Unveiled back in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the Wrangler Polar Edition is, ironically, based on the Wrangler Sahara model.  With...

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