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It’s nearing the end of the 2015 calendar year, which means it’s time for sales! But more importantly than that, it means it’s time for the new Star Wars movie! While I’m trying to not get too excited about the movie (we’ve been let down before), FCA is getting into the spirit of things with a slew of new commercials around the movie and their year-end clearance. Each of the … [Read more…]

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As we near the end of the year, it’s common for websites to do “of the year” awards. We don’t necessarily do them here at Average Car Guy, per se, but we do like to highlight some stuff from over the year. One of the things we’d like to highlight in our first full-year in operation is the top performing posts and stories. So, we logged into Google Analytics and took a … [Read more…]

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Dear Mr. Marchionne, I’m a huge fan of your products here in the United States. There hasn’t been a modern FCA product that I haven’t climbed out of and haven’t wanted to shout, “Shut up and take my money!” Your portfolio is filled with desirable vehicles, and that success is a result of a fantastic team you have in place. If the rumors are true, your company might … [Read more…]

[tps_header]One of the cool parts about being an automotive journalist is that I get to drive a lot of cool cars throughout the year. While I don’t get to sample every new car hitting the streets, I do get a chance to drive some good ones. It should be noted that I really didn’t drive anything terrible this year, which is always a plus, but there are a few that stand out in my … [Read more…]

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We recently heard a quote on an episode of the Autoblog Podcast from host Dan Roth that accurately sums up your time in a new Dodge Challenger. “Every drive in a Dodge Challenger,” starts Roth, “occurs in 1971.” After spending a few days in one, it’s hard to argue that point. (Full Disclosure: We were in Texas for an event, and needed a vehicle to get us from the event until … [Read more…]

In the world of fast sedans, there’s fast, and there’s Hellcat fast. The Dodge Charger Hellcat is the most powerful production sedan currently on sale. It has 707 horsepower and will run the quarter-mile in 10.8 seconds in the right conditions. Its speed is as impressive as its civility. The real surprise is how you can live with this car everyday and not manage to get yourself … [Read more…]

Just west of Houston, Texas on I-10 lives a magical place for the fans of MOPAR vehicles powered by Hemi engines. Called the Hemi Hideout, this mecca of automotive enthusiasm is a private collection of some of the most desirable vehicles and collectables in the world. We were able to take a tour, and here’s some of the photos we took. The Hemi Hideout is a man cave on … [Read more…]

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