Rental Car Review: The LX Platform

Mopar, being the root of that name, is the overarching brand that keeps all of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles products together – especially the ones from the Chrysler side of the house. Before Sergio Marchionne arrived to rescue Chrysler from the brink of collapse, the company danced with another partner.

Travelogue: Driving In The Face of Extraordinary Times

This is a question that we all should be asking our family, friends, enemies, and other human beings during this period of self-quarantine and social distancing because of the COVID-19 situation. It has not been easy for us, as a whole. Some have reached a breaking point. Others have rolled onward the best they can.

Rental Car Review: A Truck Will Do, Thank You!

Even as the discussion of COVID-19 has been amplified, and the subsequent action by both the Federal Government and the state of Minnesota started to take effect, I knew that I had to do something in the face of this so-called panic. My solution to dealing with this crisis is simple: Just drive.

Quickies: Alfa Romeo Making Necessary Changes

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles continue to bolster its 110-year-old Alfa Romeo brand as their entry into the luxury car world. The Giulia sedan and Stelvio SUV are focused on delivering an Italian experience in two of the most competitive segments in this business – compact sports sedans and compact premium SUVs.

My Thoughts Exactly: 2020 Jeep Compass Trailhawk

Jeep is no exception. They have almost 80 years of experience of off-roading and winning wars. Their reputation for making rugged vehicles that can do anything you want is why it is the most valuable brand among several at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

The Speculator: How To Combine FCA with PSA

Over the years, I found some serendipity in speculating anything coming from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles – even when they were part of the "merger of equals" with Daimler AG. It comes as no surprise when Allpar.com posted something about how Chrysler and Dodge might survive when FCA and Groupe PSA are fully integrated into one entity.

My Favorite Concept Vehicles

There was a time when the future of the automobile was exhibited to the public as a "concept." A concept vehicle was truly a vision of the future for which a few components would be present in new models within a few years later. Others were just straight out of science fiction with none of the concept's ideas brought to market at all.

Commentary: This is For Real, Now

It may be done, but there's plenty of shouting that might happen sometime afterward. Before the shouting starts, I better take a look at this deal to see if this is a good one for the combined companies, especially when it pertains to North American operations, employment, and market presence.