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Detroit 2012: 2013 Dodge Dart Makes Its Debut (w/Video)

The compact car market is a fiercely-fought one in the United States.  Both younger and cost-conscious buyers are looking for good value, great fuel economy, technology and attractive styling.  If a single vehicle meets all of these criteria, it’ll most likely be successful.  While the Neon sold well in both Dodge and Plymouth guises, the Caliber – which replaced the Neon in 2005 – hasn’t had the same sales success.  For the 2013 model year, Dodge is reintroducing its storied nameplate, the Dart.  Read on for pictures and details about Dodge’s hot new compact.

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February 2011 Sales and Analysis

February was a great month for new-car sales, with the total volume up 21.28% over January, and almost 27% over February of 2010.  Those are the overall numbers, but the general trend for February was that American car companies had a good time, while most of their overseas competitors struggled.  Click past the jump for my analysis and graphs.

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Redesigned Chrysler 300 Makes its Debut

At long last, the Chrysler 300 is getting an update!  Since its introduction in 2005 model year, it’s seen only minor changes, but now we see the 2011 Chrysler 300 with its redesigned interior and exterior.  Keeping the same general shape, the new sheetmetal isn’t so much revolutionary as it is evolutionary, which should be a good thing for the Fiat-run domestic automaker.  Click past the jump for a slew of pictures, the press release, and my impressions.

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2008 Jeep Liberty Recalled over Windshield Wipers

If you’ve got a 2008 Jeep Liberty, chances are it’s being recalled.  It turns out that there is excessive adhesive inside the windshield wiper motor, which somehow lets water in.  This can lead to intermittent operation of the wipers, and eventually the motor simply shorts out, leaving the driver with no windshield wiper movement.  Obviously, this is a safety hazard, so Chrysler is sending out letters to 16,229 affected owners this month, and will be replacing the windshield wiper motors free of charge.

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Jeep Grand Cherokee, Liberty get Premium Editions

Grand Cherokee Overland Summit

Chrysler announced this week that two of its Jeep vehicles would be getting “premium” editions, going on sale in the next month or so.  The first is the Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit, which packs a lot of goodies into one trim level.  The second is the Jeep Liberty Jet, which adds an upscale appearance to Jeep’s smaller, but fully capable off-roader.  Follow the jump for the details, pictures and press release.

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Road Reality is One Year Old Today!

It’s been a great first year for Road Reality, so I’d like to take a minute or three to share some of the highlights of the past year.  At the same time, I’d like to thank you, my readers, for your continued input, suggestions, and of course questions.  Without you, it wouldn’t be nearly as rewarding to run this site!

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