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  • Fiat Chrysler deal gives Detroit residents 1st crack at jobs

    08/11/2019 9:32:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 11, 2019 | Corey Williams
    Marie Davis wants better medical insurance coverage. Jimmie Pleasant has been out of work for six months. Both are among the thousands of people who are looking for jobs with Fiat Chrysler under a city program that gives Detroit’s residents first crack at the application process. It’s part of a $108 million land development deal between an automaker that’s building a massive new plant and a city where the unemployment rate is more than twice the national average. Detroit officials hope the deal with Fiat Chrysler will mean residents have a better shot at good-paying jobs with the automaker, although...
  • Jeep People Honor ... Jeep Fan Kendrick Castillo With 600 Jeep Procession

    05/15/2019 10:13:25 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 20 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 05/15/2019 | David Tracy
    FULL TITLE: Jeep People Honor School Shooting Victim and Fellow Jeep Fan Kendrick Castillo With 600 Jeep Procession Last week there was another school shooting in the U.S., this time at a charter school just south of Denver, Colorado called STEM School Highlands Ranch. Kendrick Castillo, whom many are hailing as a hero for his efforts in subduing the gunman, was murdered saving the lives of his fellow students. The Jeep community learned that Castillo was a Jeep fan, so on Wednesday, CBS Denver reports, that community has planned a special procession in Castillo’s honor. Take a look at the...
  • The Oncoming Train

    03/17/2019 3:36:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 17, 2019 | Gil Gutknecht
    Watching the Jeep Super Bowl commercial several times, it suddenly became clear, President Trump is on his way to a 45 state landslide.You are way out over your skis, some will say. Get this guy some smelling salts!What about the nonstop investigations? What about Stormy Daniels and Robert Mueller? What about the angry Left and their apologists in the national media? What about Mr. Trump’s prickly, in your face persona? What about the feckless Congressional Republicans and the never Trumpers? What if the trade talks with the Communist Chinese come up empty? Watching the Jeep ad, it became crystal clear. None...
  • The Jeep Grand Cherokee You Never Knew: Inside Russia’s Wild '90s and the SUV That Ruled Its Roads

    03/12/2019 10:05:07 PM PDT · by NorseViking · 21 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | March 12, 2019 | Misha Lann
    On a cold afternoon in late January, I pulled into an industrial side-street of Saint Petersburg. There, I met with a man who I’ll refer to as “Oleg.” Oleg drives a 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee ZJ—an “Orvis Edition” with a 5.2-liter V8. As we stood chatting by the hood of his car, many heads turned, and a fair share of strangers offered their thumbs up. A few others asked if the car was for sale, to which Oleg responded, ominously: “takiye mashini ne prodayutsya” (“cars like this don’t go up for sale”). In America, the Grand Cherokee ZJ is at...
  • Jeep's New Ad is Legitimately Breathtaking

    02/02/2019 8:49:31 PM PST · by montag813 · 95 replies
    24News ^ | 02/02/2019 | Sheri Urban
    by Sheri Urban | 24News I wasn’t expecting to be moved to tears by a Jeep ad. Here I am, bawling.
  • Truck Tales

    11/09/2018 3:37:54 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 8 replies
    email | 11/9/2018 | unknown
    I bought a new Dodge 3500 Ram Tri-Flex Fuel Truck It'll run on hydrogen, gasoline, or E85. Had to go back to the dealer because I couldn't get the radio to work. The service technician explained that the radio was voice-activated. 'Nelson', the technician said to the radio. The radio replied, 'Ricky or Willie?' 'Willie!' he continued, and 'On The Road Again' came from the speakers. Then he said, 'Ray Charles!', and in an instant 'Georgia On My Mind' replaced Willie Nelson. I drove away happy, and for the next few days, every time I'd say, 'Beethoven', I'd get beautiful...
  • Vanity: OK have had the Jeep for a While, Time to Find My Old People Car

    10/21/2018 2:48:48 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 172 replies
    10.21.18 | chickensoup
    chickensoup buys another car. Vanity: OK have had the Jeep for a While, Time to Find My Old People Car After talking with you wonderful ones here at FR I bought a Sahara Altitude 2015 just coming off of lease. I have had it for over 18 months,bought at mileage 28K and now it is 52K and I am thinking it is time for a more practical car. I will be doing more like 18K per year from now on. It is supposedly worth 27-29 thousand and I am hoping to flip it without a car payment. So I am...
  • Marchionne steps down as CEO of FCA, Jeep boss Manley to replace him

    07/22/2018 8:46:30 AM PDT · by jjotto · 25 replies
    Motor Authority ^ | Jul 21, 2018 | Aaron Cole
    Sergio Marchionne, longtime CEO and chief for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, stepped down Saturday due to serious complications after surgery, the company announced. Mike Manley, head of Jeep and Ram brands, replaced him. John Elkann, grandson of Gianni Agnelli and chairman of the company that controls FCA, said his family was shocked by Marchionne's failing health. "I am profoundly saddened to learn of Sergio’s state of health. It is a situation that was unthinkable until a few hours ago, and one that leaves us all with a real sense of injustice," Elkann said in a statement. Elkann will fill Marchionne's chairman...
  • Tech PING! CAR PING! The 2015 JEEP Sahara UCONNECT says NO MAPS! HELP?

    07/16/2018 5:12:02 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 54 replies
    chickensoup | 07.16.18 | chickensoup
    Tech PING! CAR PING! The 2015 JEEP Sahara UCONNECT says NO MAPS! HELP? The GPS works, there are NO MAPS AVAILABLE and there is not much on this, even at the Jeep sites that I have been able to ferret out. I spoke to the UCONNCET people and they only update the maps. Everyone shakes their heads and says I dunno. The dealership says they never heard of such an issue. Surely there must be a software fix somewhere?? Even if the map files are corrupted? Any car techs out there??
  • How the Jeep Evolved From Military Vehicle to Today's Wrangler

    11/15/2017 7:44:35 AM PST · by Red Badger · 84 replies
    www.popularmechanics.com ^ | Nov 14, 2017 | By Chris Perkins
    The humble origins of America's favorite 4x4. The current Jeep Wrangler is way more high-tech than its WWII-era forefather, but there's a direct link between the two. You can't say that about a lot of cars on sale today. Now, you can watch the Jeep's history unfold in this lovely animation from the people at Donut Media. Donut actually starts with two cars that competed with the original Willys for the US military contract—the Ford Pygymy and the American Bantam Reconnaissance Car. Then, we get into Willys-Overland's first Civilian Jeep (CJ), which gave birth to the legendary CJ5. Eventually, we...
  • Auto Help. Have Jeep, Need Advice on How to Attach a Kayak??

    10/09/2017 6:13:11 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 182 replies
    10.09.17 | chickensoup
    Ok boys and girls. I bought the Jeep Sahara Unlimited Altitude Wrangler that we discussed last spring. I love it and I smile all the time that I drive it. Yes I am a Pavement Princess. Great vehicle. Now I have a conundrum. I want to buy and transport a kayak. I have wanted one of my own for years, and heck, it is my birthday this week. I smile when I kayak. I went out and looked at them and I can get a 10 foot 38 lb injection molded cute kayak at a decent price to paddle around...
  • Chinese Automaker’s Bid for Jeep Raises National Security Concerns

    08/22/2017 8:46:35 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/22/17 | John Carney
    A Chinese automaker kicking the tires at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and its most profitable asset, Jeep, is raising alarms and could run into strong opposition from the U.S. government. China’s Great Wall Motor Company on Monday said it was interested in buying Jeep from Fiat Chrysler. It’s not yet clear whether Great Wall has already submitted a bid for Fiat Chrysler’s Jeep or whether one is being prepared. Fiat Chrysler said on Monday that it had “not been approached by Great Wall in connection with the Jeep brand or any other matter relating to its business.” Any attempt to sell...
  • China's Great Wall considers bid for Fiat Chrysler Jeep unit

    08/21/2017 6:41:00 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | 08-21-2017 | joe mcdonald
    Chinese SUV maker Great Wall Motors is considering making a bid to buy Fiat Chrysler's Jeep unit, spokespeople for the company said Monday, in a possible ambitious new step onto the global stage for China's fast-growing auto brands. Great Wall has yet to formally declare its interest in Jeep, but a possible acquisition would be in line with chairman Wang Jianjun's goal, announced in February, of becoming the top specialty SUV producer by 2020. Great Wall "has this intention," said the public relations director for its Haval SUV brand, Zhao Lijia, when asked about a report by Automotive News that...
  • Anybody ever use Rough Country lift kits?

    06/20/2017 3:52:58 PM PDT · by wally_bert · 41 replies
    6/20/2017 | Self
    I'm about to the point where buying a lift kit for my 65 Willys CJ5 Jeep is possible. The original springs are rusted and weak. In my research, I found the kind of pricey Skyjacker kit but that is a good name from what I remember. Another one I ran across for my 65 CJ5 is from Rough Country for a couple hundred or so less. The 65 will not see any rough trail driving or abuse. It will be a weekend drive around toy. Once I get suspension done, I can finally see about those new Cragar wheels I...
  • Glock vs Jeep Suv

    01/30/2017 12:09:08 PM PST · by w1n1 · 22 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/30/2017 | E Sarkissian
    This GLOCK vs Jeep video is going to show how well even handgun rounds can do against an unarmored vehicle with the use of multi-calibers in this live fire demonstration. In this GLOCK vs. Jeep Suv scenario, this shooter takes a few pistols and fires multiple rounds with 9mm, 40 and 45 caliber through the hatch back to see how far the ammo will penetrate. The results will likely surprise you. Glock 43 – 9mm Full Metal Jacket – round went all the way to and through the front seat.Glock 23 – 40 cal Full Metal jacket- round went...
  • Fiat Chrysler to build 3 new Jeeps, create 2,000 jobs in US

    01/08/2017 3:15:23 PM PST · by mandaladon · 92 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8 Jan 2017 | Tom Krisher
    DETROIT (AP) -- Fiat Chrysler will add three new Jeeps to its lineup including a pickup truck as it invests $1 billion in two U.S. factories, furthering its effort to increase production of hot-selling SUVs and pickup trucks and get out of producing small and midsize cars. The expansion will create 2,000 new jobs. The Italian-American automaker said Sunday it will modernize a factory in the Detroit suburb of Warren, Michigan, to make the new Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer large SUVs. A factory complex just south of there in Toledo, Ohio, also will get new equipment to make the...
  • Jeep Fans? I am Thinking of Buying a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara

    12/06/2016 5:18:25 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 203 replies
    chickensoup the movie | 12.06.16 | chickensoup
    Jeep Fans? Freeper Husbands! I am Thinking of Buying a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara. I like the vehicle, it is big for me, I am moving from my Golf Diesel. Although I have had Xterras and Mazda MPV (Before they ruined its design) previously. I looked at many new cars and SUV crosses and they all are poorly designed, have lousy visibility and have metal that is so thin it needs to be serviced every few months. I also discovered I need a more butch looking vehicle. All the Suv crossovers look like they were made for Oprah. Teardrop shapes...
  • ˇVIVA LA REVOLUCIÓN! JEEP CARRYING FIDEL CASTRO ASHES BREAKS DOWN MID-FUNERAL

    12/04/2016 11:11:45 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 4, 2016 | By Joel B. Pollack
    The Russian-made jeep carrying the ashes of the late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro broke down in the middle of his funeral procession on Saturday, forcing soldiers to push the vehicle until it could be repaired. Nearly every major news website buried the news, though it was perfectly symbolic of the Cuban regime’s economic failures, and those of socialism in general. The breakdown of the jeep in the midst of adoring crowds chanting “Long live Fidel!” was symbolic of the dual nature of Castro’s Cuba. While his legacy inspires fierce adulation by many of the nation’s citizens, others continue to grumble...
  • Jeep Pulling Castro's Ashes Breaks Down During Funeral Procession, Soldiers Have To Push Vehicle

    12/04/2016 8:09:10 AM PST · by Zakeet · 60 replies
    Twitter ^ | December 4, 2016
    Another picture of the soldiers pushing the Dear Leader's Jeep HERE.
  • SUV That Killed Anton Yelchin Was Under Recall

    06/20/2016 1:45:01 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 45 replies
    Trek news ^ | June 20, 2016
    The gear shifters in Anton Yelchin’s SUV are being looked at as the possible culprit in the accident that killed the 27-year-old actor on Sunday. Most 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee are part of a global recall that was announced by Fiat Chrysler, who makes Jeeps, in April due to a confusing electronic shift lever. “FCA US extends its most sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Yelchin,” a spokesperson said in a statement. “The company is in contact with the authorities and is conducting a thorough investigation. It is premature to speculate on the cause of this tragedy.”...