Chrysler and Ram Trucks are currently facing an onslaught of negative news surrounding quality and recall concerns. If you haven’t been following along, here is a quick recap.
Admittedly, I’m not a Chrysler fan. The worst vehicle I ever owned was a Dodge Dakota, and that single vehicle turned me from a Dodge fan to a giant critic of the Chrysler product…but it isn’t really my personal experience with a Dodge Dakota that’s made me a Chrysler critic.
I’m a believer in facts and hard data, and the hard data on Chrysler (now Fiat-Chrylser) reliability has been consistently bad. Yesterday, Consumer Reports came out with their rankings and guess what: the Chrysler family (Ram, Jeep, Dodge, Chrysler, and Fiat) did very poorly.
But Tug A Truck is also stupid because the winner of a tug-a-truck contest is always the vehicle with the best traction.
Need proof? Here’s a Dodge diesel (with some pretty good weight in the back, it looks like, as it’s sagging) beating an unloaded semi, because the semi couldn’t find traction.
Recently, fuel prices have been dropping through the country leading to questions about what fuel economy advantage will be with the all-new aluminum-based 2015 Ford F-150. The lighter weight F-150 should be much better on fuel, yet will anybody care about MPG when it launches?
Toyota is recalling specific Tundra trucks to fix airbags provided by Takata. These airbags have been causing havoc throughout the automotive segment with multiple manufactures issuing recalls.