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2018 Chrysler 300 Touring

To continue its establishment of fine automobile craftsmanship, Chrysler has continued with the tradition of producing the 300 series with several changes in the 2018 edition.  Most of these changes are based in the trim levels in comparison to major differences in engineering or aesthetic appeal. Read more


Getting the Most out of Your Trade-in

You are tired of your old car and want to purchase a new one.  That is common after the third or fourth year of vehicle ownership.  The problem is, there is often still a balance due on your current vehicle and need to make sure that you are either even or positive with the trade-in value.  So how do you ensure that you get the most out of your vehicle at the dealership?  Several methods are available that can help you with this process.

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2018 Jeep Renegade

Jeep has every type of off-road vehicle and SUV that your heart could desire.  If you are looking for a smaller SUV with all of the features a luxury vehicle then the 2018 Jeep Renegade might just be the vehicle for you. Coming from the strong heritage of the Jeep lineup, this edition is not only rugged but follows the traditional Jeep styling. Read more


2019 Cruze Diesel Updates

If you are looking for a solid diesel car then look no further than the 2019 Cruze Diesel made by Chevrolet.  It has a new look over the 2018 edition but is looking to provide the same fuel efficiency as the previous years.  Also, the 2019 Diesel is keeping the manual transmission where the gasoline editions are not. Another reason to go with the Diesel if you are a fan of manual gear shifting.  Now down to the details on what is new. Read more


The Exciting 2018 Chevrolet Corvette

Chevrolet has continued a sixty-five-year tradition of making the Corvette.  The 2018 model has some new features that build upon the already impressive vehicle for pure power and extremely pleasing aesthetics.  All around, this is a great improvement to the already impressive driving experience that the Corvette has provided for its enthusiasts for over the past half-century.   Read more


Big Changes In 2019 Chevrolet Camaro

The new 2019 Chevrolet Camaro has a lot of new features that have not been available in any of the previous years.  While some are just upgrades of existing tech, there are new features that have never seen the chassis of any stock Camaro before. Read more


2018 Subaru BRZ tS Is Ripping

For those who like speed, Subaru has the 2018 Subaru BRZ tS that provides high performance with a combination of fuel efficiency and technology to provide a highly enjoyable driving experience.  The sleek look of the BRZ not only provides a beautiful aesthetic look but a highly efficient aerodynamic method of displacing the air. Read more


What is the UConnect?

Vehicles from the FCA family have been touting the UConnect infotainment system for some time now.  While most people understand that it puts a collection of cool features into one stereo system, not everyone knows exactly what features are available for those who purchase one of these vehicles.  This article will go behind the scenes and provide the answers to what the UConnect system can do for you. Read more


Is Your Car no Longer Roadworthy? What Can You Do With It?



Are you one of those people who has a junk vehicle sitting on your property because you aren’t sure what to do with it? Have your neighbors started to make comments and are you tired of looking at it? You might have more options than you realize. What you decide will be affected by your car, your goals, and your preferences. Read more


2018 Fiat Gets an Extra Boost

Fiat is introducing a new feature for the 500 models that is sure to make any enthusiast of the Italian inspired vehicle happy.  The 2018 lineup will be comprised of completely with turbo engines powering the Fiat 500s.  The only exception to this is the fully electric Fiat 500e, which is providing ratings of 112 miles per gallon equivalent of efficiency with 84 miles of driving.  These editions are only available in Oregon and California.

The new Fiat Pop and Lounge will enjoy a new premium braking system and suspension package. It also includes a sports spoiler, a Parkview rear backup camera, and additional exterior upgrades.  These updates include 16-inch aluminum wheels, body colored front and rear fascias, side-sill ground effects and a turbo badge adorned on the liftgate.

A 1.4-liter MultiAir turbo engine provides 135 horsepower and 150 lb.-ft. of torque with the single turbocharger and dual intercoolers.   The stock editions come with a five-speed manual transmission, but a six-speed automatic version can be purchased as well.

The track edition Abarth will powerplant provides 160 horsepower and 183 lb.-ft. of torque should be enough to give any Fiat fan an excellent driving experience.  Wearing 16-inch Hyper black wheels surrounded by Pirelli tires assists the three setting torque transfer system gain traction to the ground when accelerating.  A dual-tipped exhaust system not only provides a sporty look but the sound that Abarth’s have been known for.

The 500 Fiat series is available for pre-order at dealers and will be on the lots during the second quarter of 2018.  If you would like more information on the new 500 lineups, please contact at Fiat professional at DCH Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT of Temecula. Also, those who purchase the Abarth edition will receive a free one-day performance driving session led by an instructor at the Bob Bondurant School of High-Performance Driving.

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