A conversation with Autotrader

Last month, online car shopping site, Autotrader, featured the Chrysler Pacifica, Jeep® Wrangler and Ram 1500 on its 10 Best Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Cars for 2019. The Jeep Wrangler and Ram 1500 were featured on the non-luxury list and the Chrysler Pacifica was awarded for the top luxury vehicles. We spoke with Brian Moody, executive editor of Autotrader, and covered the FCA US LLC vehicles … Read More

FCA US LLC searches for the next automotive design star

All it takes is one chance. High school students across the country hope and search for opportunities to flex their creative muscles in hopes of finding a career that will fulfill their passions. Of course when it comes to the workforce and finding such opportunities, it can be easier said than done. Mark Trostle, Head of Performance, Passenger Car and Utility Vehicle Design for FCA … Read More

The “right” vehicle for the first-time car buyer

As a first-time car buyer, one of the most difficult decisions can be choosing which vehicle to purchase. Truth be told, not knowing which vehicle to purchase isn’t limited to just first-time car buyers. Almost anyone can have this dilemma! Unfortunately, there is no cookie-cutter formula to follow. Deciding on a vehicle is a personal decision and the choice you make should be as unique … Read More

FCA US LLC spring break destinations

Do you have plans for spring break? As March brings the end of winter, it also usually marks the time where schools across the country take a week-long pause. For men, women and families, this presents an opportunity to wind down and recharge, or a chance to go big on a vacation. Whether you plan to travel during your spring break or are just searching … Read More

Should you buy your leased vehicle? How to decide

Two and a half years ago, you walked into the dealership, fell in love and drove home in your shiny new car. The lease contract payment fit your budget perfectly and the plethora of lease-end options were very appealing. Now, with only a few months left, the time has arrived to research those options and determine which works best for you. Financial Aspects When considering … Read More

See which FCA US LLC vehicles won KBB.com awards

The 2019 Jeep® Wrangler and 2019 FIAT® 124 Spider were named winners of the Kelley Blue Book (KBB.com) 5-Year Cost to Own awards. The honor marked the fifth consecutive victory for the Jeep Wrangler, but the vehicle’s first in the Off-Road SUV/Crossover category. This was the first year of eligibility for the FIAT 124 Spider in the Sports Car category. The awards honored vehicles that … Read More

Can you return a leased vehicle early?

A common myth of leasing is that, once you sign a contract, you are committed to the vehicle until the terms of the contract are completed. The truth is, you can turn in a leased vehicle early. You can also trade the vehicle, sometimes also called a lease-buyout and sale. Is it better to fulfill the terms of your lease contract? Yes. But sometimes circumstances … Read More

What is a disposition fee on a Lease Contract?

In a previous post on how auto leasing worked, one of our “Terms to Know” was Disposition Fee. It was defined as: “Charged by some lessors for the privilege of returning the vehicle and walking away; the cost is spelled out in the Lease Contract, so you will know upfront how much it will be.” Simply put, the disposition fee is charged by the lessor … Read More

Ram 1500, Chrysler Pacifica named Best Pickup Truck and Family Car of the Year – Cars.com

Cars.com™, a digital automotive marketplace, named the Ram 1500 and Chrysler Pacifica as its 2019 Best Pickup Truck and Family Car of the Year, respectively. This makes it back-to-back Family Car of the Year awards for the Chrysler Pacifica. The minivan also won the website’s “Best of” Award – an award for all-new or fully redesigned vehicles – when it made its model-year introduction in … Read More

Recap the Dodge, Jeep® and Ram commercials from the “Big Game Blitz”

What did you remember from the big game? People talk plenty about the game-changing plays, touchdowns and the moments that they’ll remember for years to come. With the largest TV audience of the year, football’s biggest game brings the best of the best advertisements from brands across the world. With such a crowded field, it takes creating a big-time moment to rise above the rest. … Read More