Posted on 13. May, 2013 by BajaBusta.
It turns out that making history is easy. At least it is in this case. Motor Trend’s Car of the Year award has been in existence since 1949, and during that nearly half-century, we’ve scrutinized every new domestic car to hit the marketplace. We’ve driven thousands of cars over the years, but never before have [...]
Posted on 29. Apr, 2013 by BajaBusta.
Chrysler took a big gamble by transforming its minivan from top to bottom. The original design had enabled it to dominate the market since its introduction, despite the advent of a host of competitive products. So the goal set for the development team of this generation of Chrysler minivans was very hard to pinpoint. After [...]
Posted on 28. Apr, 2013 by BajaBusta.
Introduced for 1995, the little Neons were a product of a reinvented Chrysler Corporation: a brilliant design badly in need of refinement. But with their utterly charming looks, the Neon models could persuade you to forgive them just about any fault. And that’s exactly what their hundreds of thousands of buyers have been doing since [...]
Posted on 20. Apr, 2013 by BajaBusta.
Some cars are designed to suit just about everybody, and then there’s the car for nobody at all. The latter definition might well belong to the Dodge Avenger or its Siamese twin, the Chrysler Sebring – cars planned for no specific use and launched on the market without the builder really knowing if there was [...]
Posted on 18. Mar, 2013 by BajaBusta.
The expressions “pedal to the metal” and “burning rubber” go hand in hand when describing the Dodge Viper. Then again, fun was just about all this car had going for it. No matter how hard you tried, nothing about it was practical… from the very reason for its existence to the way [...]
Posted on 26. Sep, 2012 by BajaBusta.
After a more or less involuntary absence for at least a decade, Dodge decided to return with full power to the large pickup truck market in 1994. This type of vehicle had not evolved at the third (then) American car builder for 22 years. Chrysler, bringing the clock fully forward, the [...]
Posted on 18. Sep, 2012 by BajaBusta.
Unwrapped in early 1994, the new front drive Neon brought Chrysler’s cab forward look to the small car arena and made value news with prices that started as low as $8975. Sold in identical Dodge and Plymouth guises, it boasted a new 2.0 liter, Chrysler designed overhead cam four cylinder engine with 132 horses. A [...]
Posted on 26. Aug, 2012 by BajaBusta.
Six performance cars battle it out. From two rotors, to eight pistons. Two seats to four. RWD vs AWD. USA vs the world. You name it this competition has it all! See how these cars rank,when Toyota’s new for 94 Supra takes on the the RX7, Stealth R/T, 300ZX Turbo, Porche’s 968 [...]
Posted on 13. Jul, 2012 by BajaBusta.
Popular exotic! Contrary to all expectations, these sporty coupes (Dodge Stealth/Mitsubishi 3000GT), born of a Chrysler Mitsubishi association, were a resounding commercial success. The Stealth and GT were ahead of a number of their less balanced, less technical and also less-affordable competitors. The Stealth constitutes one of the best choices among high caliber performance cars. [...]
Posted on 19. Jun, 2012 by BajaBusta.
The Viper has served Chrysler as a guinea pig in testing a new work system of automotive creation. To keep management flexible, you need to work in a small group around a single project. here , starting with nothing, they needed just 36 months with a 50-person team to create this extraordinary car that gives [...]