Big Bucks Spent at Dodge Hellcat Auctions for Elusive Vehicle

The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat has been an enormous success for the automaker, selling at a record pace to the point that Dodge literally started to run out of models. Dodge even ceased new orders of the Hellcat, so it would have some to catch up on the astonishing number of purchases. Of course, this action immediately made the Hellcat that much hotter. In response, some owners of the 2015 Hellcat are now auctioning off their vehicles, to those high-spending consumers who desperately want one but didn’t make the deal with Dodge in time. The roughly $60,000-vehicle is already being sold for prices closer to $100,000 and even higher […]

Fast And Furious Lineup to Feature Dodge Vehicles

We already know that Fast And Furious 7 will be special—or perhaps more bittersweet, in a way. It will be the last movie in the series to feature the late Paul Walker, who died tragically in a car accident in 2013. The actor had been a main character in the films since their inception. Fans will be relieved then to hear that other staples of the series haven’t changed for the seventh installment. We’ve learned that Dominic Toretto will continue to race his favorite ride.  That’s the actor Vin Diesel’s recurring character—and Toretto likes to drive Dodge vehicles. Up until now, Fast And Furious liked to feature classic Dodge cars. […]

High School Design Competition Gives Glance at Next Generation Dodge

The Mopar booth at this year’s Detroit Autorama showcased what the next generation of Dodge vehicles will look like in the year 2025 according to four talented high school student—the winners of the Detroit Autorama High School Design Competition. The competition challenged students across the United States to submit a hand-drawn sketch of their vision of Dodge in 10 years, and a 500-word essay describing what the Dodge brand personally means to them. Joshua Blundo (Moultonborough, New Hampshire), Conner Stormer (Rochester Hills, Michigan), Hwanseong Jang (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan), and Dongwon Kim (Sunnydale, California) were this year’s four winners in numerical order. What began as a local competition has now expanded […]

Car Insurance Options – Are You Covered?

There’s almost nothing worse than getting into an accident and realizing your car insurance policy doesn’t cover what you thought it did! So with the advent of a new season, we encourage you to double check your policies and make sure they cover what you want them to cover. Here is a brief list and description of six car insurance options. Bodily injury liability: This policy pertains to the injuries that the policyholder and those covered under the insurance inflict on someone else. In the event of litigation, this policy can help protect personal assets. Medical Payments or Personal Injury Protection: This policy offers coverage for injures sustained by the […]

Tips on Avoiding Road Rage: Are you an Overly Aggressive Driver?

If you drive often enough, odds are you’ve experienced some form of road rage at some point. Although it might not necessarily get you into trouble, road rage can increase the danger of driving in general. That’s why we’ve put together a list of tips on avoiding road rage. According to the DMV, one of the best things you can to is back off from aggressive drivers. It’s important to realize that you can’t control other drivers. Although it’s normal to want to vent your frustration, taking it out on someone who cut you off could put you in a dangerous position. Learn to let go, and vent with friends […]

The 2015 Challenger Shaker Models: Retro Look and Feel

In order to shake things up a bit, Dodge has decided to offer a new line of Challenger models. The new 2015 Challenger Shaker models feature a retro look that has a cold-air grabbing hood scoop, known for making the car shake along with the vibration of the engine. According to Dodge, the new Shaker models will come in three versions, the R/T Shaker, R/T Plus, and the Scat Pack Shaker. The 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker is the deluxe edition, featuring a 485-hp 6.4-liter V8, giving it a whopping 113 hp more than the standard models. Part of the jump in performance is thanks to the cold-air induction scoop […]

Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat’s Top Speed Caught on Camera

When Dodge first announced that the 2015 Charger SRT Hellcat was the most powerful sedan in the world, capable of reaching top speeds of 186 to 217 mph, our jaws dropped. Now, a newly-released video proves that it’s true, and we are struggling to pick our jaws up off the floor. The unassuming 2015 Dodge Charger Hellcat is cleverly disguised as a family-toting, commute-managing sedan. However, under the hood, the Charger SRT Hellcat is a beast to be reckoned with. Powered by a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 Hemi that puts out a ridiculous 707 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque, the SRT Hellcat really can put any other sedan in its […]

Dodge Dart Chief Engineer George Gibson Jr. Dies

George Gibson Jr., former chief engineer for Dodge, died January 21, 2015 in Rochester, Minnesota at the age of 92. He’s best known for developing the Dodge Dart, which returned to the lineup a few years ago. His love for automobiles never dwindled. “We should all die and come back as one of my father’s automobiles,” his daughter, Lisa Gibson, said. “He took care of machinery in remarkable fashion.” His development of the compact car wasn’t his only involvement. He was also featured in commercials for the car, as critics couldn’t believe a man of his size—six feet tall and190 pounds—could fit. He proved them wrong, sparking an ad that […]

New Illinois Leasing Law Cuts Taxes in Half

On January 1, 2015, leasing a vehicle in Illinois became quite a bit more attractive (by 50%, if you look at the numbers). The new Illinois Leasing Law reduces the amount of tax that a customer would pay while leasing a car. Prior to 2015, a customer would pay tax on the purchase price of the car, even though a lease acts as a long-term rental. This made leasing a car unappealing. Nationally the lease rate is right around 26%, but in Illinois it has been only 14%. Chicago is even lower than that, at only 8% of all vehicle sales being leases. New York, for example, has a nearly […]

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