Archive for August, 2006

Prices for the Two 2007 Dodge Vehicles

August 26, 2006 Leave a comment
Following the success of the Dodge Caliber, Dodge will continue raising their sales in the U.S. market by announcing the base manufacturer’s suggested retail prices (MSRP) for the two new vehicles that will arrive in showrooms this October. The two vehicles are the 2007 Dodge Nitro and the 2007 Dodge Ram. Prices for the Dodge Nitro models include $660 destination charge and $900 for the 2007 Dodge Ram models.

2007 Dodge Nitro
2007 Dodge Nitro
Dodge Nitro SXT 4×2 – $19,885
Dodge Nitro SXT 4×4 – $21,395
Dodge Nitro SLT 4×2 – $23,295
Dodge Nitro SLT 4×4 – $24,805
Dodge Nitro R/T 4×2 – $25,970
Dodge Nitro R/T 4×4 – $27,630

2007 Dodge Ram 3500 Chassis Cab
Dodge Ram 3500 Chassis Cab ST Regular Cab 4×2 – $22,535
Dodge Ram 3500 Chassis Cab ST Regular Cab 4×4 – $25,485
Dodge Ram 3500 Chassis Cab ST Quad Cab 4×2 – $25,285
Dodge Ram 3500 Chassis Cab ST Quad Cab 4×4 – $28,225
Dodge Ram 3500 Chassis Cab SLT Regular Cab 4×2- $25,905
Dodge Ram 3500 Chassis Cab SLT Regular Cab 4×4 – $28,855
Dodge Ram 3500 Chassis Cab SLT Quad Cab 4×2 – $28,865
Dodge Ram 3500 Chassis Cab SLT Quad Cab 4×4 – $31,805

2007 Dodge Ram 3500 Chassis Cab
Laramie Dodge Ram 3500 Chassis Cab Laramie Quad Cab 4×2 $33,280
Dodge Ram 3500 Chassis Cab Laramie Quad Cab 4×4 $36,465

Meanwhile, if you’re looking for quality Dodge auto parts, Auto Parts Corner is one online store that offers these products.

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WOODWARD Dream Cruise a Success

August 26, 2006 Leave a comment
Woodward Dream CruiseThe Famous Woodward Dream Cruise is finally done despite of the threatening skies. The fabled block annual party was held last Saturday. According to the organizers, the event has attracted more than 40,000 unique and exotic cars of all kinds, including some vehicles running on fuel cells rather than conventional engines and auto with amazing auto parts. The occasion was held at the Motor from Pontiac all the way to Eight Mile.

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Tesla’s All-Electric Sports Car Sold Out

August 22, 2006 Leave a comment
Tesla Roadster: Sold Out
Inside Line reports that all one hundred all-electric Tesla Roadsters due out summer 2007, are now spoken for.

The Lotus-designed carbon-fiber-bodied Tesla Roadster made its first release on July 19 in Santa Monica. From that time, 37 buyers had placed down deposits.

The auto is packed with a lithium-ion battery pack and a 185kW (248 hp) electric motor driving the rear wheels through a clutchless 2-speed automatic transmission. According to Tesla, the Roadster goes from zero to 60 mph in about four seconds, almost like a Ferrari. The car achieves the equivalent of 135 mpg according to the company.

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2007 Dodge Nitro To Be Produced At The Toledo North Assembly Plant

August 18, 2006 Leave a comment
Dodge brought the very first mid-sized SUV in their lineup to the public during the 2006 Chicago Auto Show last February. This was the 2007 Dodge Nitro.

2007 Dodge Nitro
Chrysler Group announced that they would produce the 2007 Dodge Nitro in their Toledo North Assembly Plant (TNAP) in Toledo, Ohio. TNAP is also the home of Dodge Nitro’s predecessor, the Jeep Liberty. Chrysler also said that the 2007 Dodge Nitro will represent their expanding Flexible Manufacturing Strategy (FMS) that allows the company to manufacture multiple products faster and with lower costs – all these in just one assembly line.

2007 Dodge Nitro - Dodge Parts
The 2007 Dodge Nitro is the first mid-sized SUV for Dodge with distinctive style, sporty performance, and exceptional cargo flexibility. Three models are available for the 2007 Nitro – the standard Dodge Nitro, Nitro SLT, and Dodge Nitro R/T. The standard Nitro and Nitro SLT is equipped with a 3.7-liter SOHC V-6 engine that produces 210 horsepower and 235 lb.-ft. amount of torque. The Dodge Nitro R/T features a new and more powerful 4.0-liter V-6 engine that delivers 255 HP and 275 lb.-ft. of torque.

When it comes to its towing capability, the 2007 Nitro can drag anything with a maximum of 5,000 pounds. The Nitro R/T has exclusive 20-inch aluminum chrome-clad wheels, but this is given as an option for the Nitro SLT. Standard safety features of the 2007 Nitro include Electronic Stability Program, Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Roll Mitigation and side-curtain airbags.

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Best-Selling Vehicle Brands by Gender

August 12, 2006 Leave a comment
Best-Selling Vehicle Brands by Gender: Dodge has compiled all the vehicle registrations in the U.S. to see what vehicle brands suits the driving characteristics of men and women. They came up with the top 5 best-selling vehicle brands by gender. Here are those brands with the percentage of male and female registrants.

1. Dodge 85.2%
2. Lincoln 84.3%
3. Jaguar 79.8%
4. Porsche 78.2%
5. Infiniti 78.1%
1. Pontiac 53.0%
2. Hyundai 47.3%
3. Toyota 47.3%
4. Volkswagen 46.9%
5. Suzuki 45.8%

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Pretty in Pink

August 9, 2006 Leave a comment
If you are into fashion and cars, this hardtop convertible might just be right for you. The Nissan Micra C+C Pink Edition.

Nissan Micra C+C Pink Editiont
Nissan is making the car available for more people while at the same time cutting the prices of most Micra models.

In its initial run of 100 Pinks last March the automaker was able to sold out all units and now expects to sell out the latest run of 175 cars, which will be priced from about $27,000.

The Pink edition was based on the Micra C+C 1.6 sport which features 16 inch graphite-color-alloy-wheels, air conditioning and alloy-look interior trim. The glass roof was designed by Karmann.

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Five Finalists for the Chrysler Film Project

August 4, 2006 Leave a comment
Five Finalists for the Chrysler Film ProjectThe Chrysler Film Project is a film-based competition that focuses on the new emerging filmmakers in the U.S. by developing an original short film that features Chrysler branded vehicles.

Among the hundreds of entries in the Chrysler Film Project, the judges have already chosen the five finalists who will continue to the second stage of the competition.

Here are the names of the five finalists with their film title.

  • Derek Cianfrance – BLUE VALENTINE
  • Paul Fitzgerald – WE NEIGHBORS
  • Jonathan Jardine – TOUCH
  • Pamela Smith – LOVE ON SPEC
  • Abe Sylvia – DIRTY GIRL

The five finalists will direct and edit a three to five minute short film featuring some of the latest vehicles from Chrysler, including the 2007 Chrysler Aspen and Chrysler Sebring.

The finalist’s film entries will be judged according to the unique screenplay, originality of the story, and the overall quality of the film. The winner of the Chrysler Film Project will be announced in September, and will have a chance for the one million dollar movie production deal courtesy of Chrysler and Silverwood Films.

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The Audi S3

August 4, 2006 Leave a comment
Audi S3: Audi parts
Before getting launched at the Paris Motor Show next month, Audi released the official pictures of its 2nd generation S3 to the public. This 3-door sporty hatchback is powered by a tweaked version of the Volkswagen Group’s turbo charged 2-liter direct – injection 4-cylinder engine. The 265 horsepower matches the European-market BMW 130i for outright power, and the 258 lb-ft of torque is easily gives its rival a run for its money. Audi says that the S3 is capable of a limited 155-mph top speed and a 0-62-mph time of only 5.7 seconds.

Audi S3 goes on sale in Germany this October, priced starting at $44,750.

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