No it doesn’t. I have a 500, and the airport scenario you mention is as easy as getting out and opening the hatch. The car treats the hatch as another door, so as long as the driver and passenger doors are unlocked, the hatch will open. There’s no dedicated button because there doesn’t need to be one, and you also… » 4/08/15 12:07pm 4/08/15 12:07pm

You’re thinking of the FIAT Strada (RAM 750 in Mexico). It’s much smaller than a Tacoma, more like a Subaru Baja. The market for those is even smaller, and embiggening it for the US would negatively affect it in other markets. FCA needs a clean sheet design if they want a midsize truck. » 4/06/15 10:59am 4/06/15 10:59am

Does anyone around here have an inkling of history? “Dare Greatly” is adapted from a Teddy Roosevelt speech lauding those who try over those who criticize, because those who try, while they may fail, at least attempt something great, whereas the critic sitting on the sideline can’t ever achieve that same greatness. … » 4/01/15 9:20pm 4/01/15 9:20pm

The combination of discounts is only available to CA buyers because CA and OR are the only two states FIAT sells this in. Which annoys me and especially my girlfriend to no end. She is the perfect driver for an EV: all city, no significant highway or interstate driving, and a short commute to a nearby school where she… » 3/23/15 12:06pm 3/23/15 12:06pm

Any Ranger we'd get now would be the size of the Colorado, and Ford absolutely will not produce a truck the size of the old Ranger until someone else sunk the cost to prove there's a market or the car landscape (regulations, public tastes, etc) drastically changes. » 3/17/15 11:14am 3/17/15 11:14am