Monthly Archives: December 2011

2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8 First Impressions

2012 brings 6.4L of hostility It wasn’t long ago that Chrysler’s 6.1L V8 HEMI engine was considered massive by modern standards; well, think again. For 2012, the SRT8 engine displaces a whopping 6.4 litres (that’s 392 cubes for the retro) … Continue reading

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A remedy for early-expiring brakes

By Brian Turner, The Ottawa Citizen Is it normal to replace rear brakes at 20,000 kilometres? I purchased a Dodge Grand Caravan in August 2010, and last week had to replace the rear brakes. I always purchase new cars and … Continue reading

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The next generation Viper will return to Ottawa Dodge’s showroom in late 2012 as a 2013 model. What are your thoughts?

“The next generation Viper will make its return to the product lineup in late 2012 as a 2013 model,” said SRT Brand & Motorsports President/CEO Ralph Gilles. “We’re extremely excited that our ultimate American sports car will continue to live … Continue reading

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The staff at Ottawa Dodge celebrate the year with a catered holiday lunch. Thanks for a great year everyone!

 

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Fiat unveils new Panda – symbol of change

Italy’s Fiat unveiled its new “Panda made in Pomigliano” on Wednesday at the southern Italian plant where workers last year were forced to accept tougher contracts to save their jobs. “We answer sceptics, detractors and antagonists with facts,” Fiat head … Continue reading

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Chrysler/Fiat CEO expects $3 billion 2012 profit

Chrysler and Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne said Chrysler expects to earn a 2012 operating profit of $3 billion, he said Wednesday at an event marking the production launch of the new Fiat Panda in Pomigliano, Italy. Marchionne also said Fiat … Continue reading

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What do you think about Canada’s withdrawal from the Kyoto Protocol?

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The 300 still distinctive flagship sedan for Ottawa Chrysler

When Chrysler introduced the 300 in 2004, it was truly a break-out design, one that immediately stood out. Whether powered by a V6 or the HEMI V8, it looked powerful and aggressive, like nothing else on the road.  For the … Continue reading

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Chrysler reopens Detroit plant in preparation for next Viper

Chrysler Group LLC announced today that it will reopen its Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit for the production of the next generation SRT Viper. With the plant’s reopening, nearly 150 jobs, both hourly and salaried, will return to the … Continue reading

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Labour productivity rises in Q3 as business output outpaces hours worked: StatsCan

OTTAWA – The labour productivity of Canadian businesses rose 0.4 per cent in the third quarter after declining one per cent in Q2. Statistics Canada reports the third-quarter productivity gain reflected an upturn in business output, which outpaced growth in … Continue reading

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