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2011-chrysler-200The Chrysler 200 is an all new midsize car created to replace the outgoing Chrysler Sebring. As its name signifies, the Chrysler 200 falls just under the larger Chrysler 300 in size and price, as Chrysler renews its entire product line in order to be more competitive in the marketplace. Underneath, nearly everything has been stiffened, reinforced, or otherwise made stronger so that the four corner suspension systems can operate independently and accurately and provide a much better ride, quicker steering, and more responsive handling. There’s a redone suspension and an improved braking system.  The Chrysler 200 comes standard with a 173-horsepower, 2.4-liter double-overhead-cam 16-valve four-cylinder engine with variable valve timing that gives it more flexibility in delivering low-rpm torque and high-rpm horsepower while delivering good fuel economy. A new 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine is optional, generating 283 horsepower and 270 foot-pounds of torque, with two automatic transmission choices.

Posted by pfiorini on Feb 23 2011 in Chrysler Reviews

Green With Envy

Dodge recently announced a first-time, limited production run of the 2011 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic and SRT8 392 models that will feature the Green With Envy exterior color.

“We’re using Green With Envy on the new 2011 Dodge Challengers to pay tribute to some of the coolest paint colors from our past, including the “Sublime” and “Green Go” Dodge Challengers from the 1970’s and more recently, the “Snakeskin Green” Vipers from 2008-2010,” said Ralph Gilles, President and CEO, Dodge Brand and Senior Vice President , Product Design — Chrysler Group LLC, in a recent press release. “Not only will this exclusive heritage color remain unique to the Dodge brand, it adds another fresh and exciting element to our modern American muscle coupe.”

Production of the 2011 Green With Envy Challenger models is slated to begin this month. Challenger SRT8 Green With Envy models are available for ordering now at Dodge dealerships, while orders for the Challenger R/T Classic models will begin in late first quarter, 2011.

The new 2011 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic includes a new performance-tuned suspension with rail-like handling, more power from the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 and more standard equipment.

The limited edition Green With Envy model features two A-line body-side stripes – either in matte black (standard) or white (optional). New five-spoke, cast-aluminum wheels are styled in the spirit of nostalgic Halibrand or “Kidney Bean” style with a modern interpretation. On the interior, the premium Dark Slate Nappa leather seats and center console feature Green With Envy accent stitching.

The legendary 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine adds a new cold-air induction system for 375 track-tearing horsepower (with standard Tremec six-speed manual transmission) and 372 horsepower (with optional five-speed Auto Stick transmission). Fuel Saver technology on the automatic transmission seamlessly transitions to high-fuel-economy four-cylinder mode when less power is needed and V-8 mode when more power is in demand. This optimizes fuel economy when full V-8 power is not required, without sacrificing vehicle performance or capability.

The EPA fuel economy, miles per gallon rating is 16/25 (city/hwy) for both the automatic transmission and manual transmission models.

Other standard equipment on the new 2011 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic package includes “Challenger” fender badges in classic script, classic “egg-crate grille” with heritage “R/T” badge, functional hood scoops, high-intensity discharge headlamps (HID), heated front seats and six Boston Acoustics premium speakers with 276-watt amplifier. The standard Super Track Pak Group adds a high-performance steering gear, high-performance brake linings, high-performance tuned monotube-shock absorbers, P245/45R20 Goodyear Eagle F1 Super Car three-season tires and three-mode ESC with “full off.”

Posted by pfiorini on Feb 13 2011 in Dodge News

How to Save Money at the Pump

Whether gas prices are on the rise or on the decline, everyone wants to save money at the pump. There are a number of easy steps to follow to make sure you’re not spending more than you have to in order to keep your car filled up.

Because prices usually rise on the weekend, try to fill up your gas tank during the week – try Tuesday afternoons or Wednesday mornings.

Keep track of your mileage and make sure you have your car serviced when the manufacturer recommends. Having an out-of-condition car can affect mileage.

Look for discounts on gas through gas cards or other credit cards that may offer a percentage off your total gas purchase. This can really add up.

Keep your car running at its most efficient. This includes filling it up before it’s on empty. Did you know that when you run your car on a nearly empty tank you are using more gas? Fill ‘er up and run a more efficient engine.

Are you still hauling around that chair, stroller, or old boxes filled with things you’ve been meaning to get rid of? Get them out of your car. For every 100 pounds of extra weight in your car fuel economy drops by up to 2%.

Don’t idle your car if you don’t have to – save some gas.

Make sure your tire pressure is where it is supposed to be.

Slow down – excessive speed eats up gas – as does not maintaining an average speed.

Don’t top off. Topping off results in small bursts of fuel coming through the pump. The pump doesn’t have time to activate, you may lose a few cents here and there – which can add up.

Running errands? Plan your route ahead of time to avoid going back and forth if you don’t have to.

With a little planning you can really start saving a boatload of money at the pump.

Posted by pfiorini on Feb 4 2011 in Fuel Economy