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The 2013 FIAT 500 Abarth has been patient knowing that it didn’t need to push its way to the front of the line to get noticed. The new Abarth is just having fun being small, wicked…. and topless! But the time has come to “toot” its horn!

Introducing the 2013 FIAT 500 Abarth Cabrio: the same Abarth with the race-worthy heritage of last year….with, ummmmm….. just a little less.
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Spring is here, isn’t it time to lose the hardtop in favor of an airy convertible cloth-top and it’s joyride time. A short wheelbase and sport-tuned suspension work with a tight chassis, giving the FIAT® 500 Abarth Cabrio its zippy handling. Take ‘her’ out for a quick test drive and you will find the Abarth Cabrio to be an exhilarating little car eager to weave freely through the traffic!
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Of course the main reason to even think about the Abarth Cabrio is to feel the wind in your face! Nothing like it! Symptoms of riding with the top down include wind-tousled hair, a perpetual smile, and feelings of euphoria! Open up a rush of speed and style when you retract your premium dual-layer, power-operated cloth top, available in nero or grigio. Enjoy the freedom and flexibility of four pre-set positions, as well as a full-cycle of stopping points, from just a “crack” open to a fully dropped top. This ‘drop top’ is like no other; it is an innovative top that can be retracted at up to 60 mph, all while maintaining a quiet interior.

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Then, we have to talk about the performance-designed cockpit makes room for all the perks that make a driving-cabin worth riding in. I know this sounds a little redundant, but these are not just any seats! We are talking high-back performance bucket seats in available leather trim or high-grip cloth are constructed with unique Rosso stitching, and incorporate a motorsports-inspired racing harness pass-through.

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One of the main things we look forward to when driving any convertible, but especially the 2013 FIAT 500 Abarth Cabrio is that you want to turn heads! We have the perfect solution! How about the crystal clear sound that  is produced by 7 available premium speakers, a 6.5-inch dual-voice coil (DVC) subwoofer and eight-channel amplifier with Beats Audio™ digital sound processing (DSP) algorithm. The science and artistry of sound combine in perfect harmony. This is Beats Audio™, a high-definition music experience tuned the way the artist intended. O…yeah…we are talking rock’n down the avenue with awesome music, bound to turn many heads!

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hmmm…did  we mention PERFORMANCE?

LAUNCH LAP EXPERIENCE
(click above to experience FIAT’s Seven Angles of Abarth Glory )

Ya know, there is only one thing better than watching the “lap experience”; actually holding a thick rimmed, perforated leather, flat-bottomed steering wheel in your hands while doing the laps…. and we know where you can find one of those!

O’Brien FIAT
1251 US 31
(INSIDE THE GREENWOOD PARK MALL)
Greenwood, IN 46142
Sales: (888) 448-8263

We encourage you to chat * click * call * or stop into our Studio today. We are conveniently located inside the Greenwood Park Mall. To learn more about the 2013 FIAT Abarth Cabrio’s we currently have in stock, visit the link provided. Our sales team would be happy to help show you around the lot, discuss specifications of the different models, answer any questions you might have, as well as set you up on a test drive! By the way, our Internet Customer Care Team is available during normal business by online chat! (O’Brien FIAT website: http://www.fiatusaofgreenwood.com  ),
or by phone: (888) 448-8263.

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Your leading Greenwood, Franklin, Indianapolis, Carmel, Plainfield, Avon, Lawrence, Anderson, and Noblesville Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram FIAT Toyota and Scion Dealers!

The all-new sculpted and aerodynamic exterior of the Jeep® Cherokee make a strong statement. A bold design steeped in Jeep brand heritage. The fluid and modern design is a game-changer. This next generation Cherokee that’s equally at home on the rugged trail or uptown at the theater.

  • Best-in-Class 4×4 Capability
  • Well-equipped at every level.
  •  A refined and sophisticated interior
  •  A fresh take on open-air freedom.
  • Modern and sleek styling.
  • New nine-speed automatic transmission.
  • Three advanced 4×4 systems.
  • Selec-Terrain® all-weather warrior.
  • ParkSense® Parallel /Perpendicular and front /rear Park Assist+

Mike Manley, who introduced the mid-size sport utility vehicle Tuesday at the 2013 New York International Auto Show, said the design team went for a unique design to not only turn heads, but lead the segment in a new direction. Manley, Jeep president and CEO, repeatedly called the new vehicle “the most capable mid-size SUV in the world.”

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When it arrives in dealerships in the third quarter of this year, the Cherokee will be available in four different models, ranging from the luxury Limited edition to the Trailhawk, which is designed for off-roading enthusiasts.

By the way, the Cherokee will be built at Chrysler’s Toledo Assembly Plant in Ohio.

The O’Brien Automotive Family of dealerships are one of central Indiana’s best source for new Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, FIAT, and Toyota & Scion brand vehicles along with a large inventory of pre-owned vehicles & Factory Certified Pre-Owned. Our goal is to make as many central Indiana customers as satisfied as possible when it comes to selection and competitive prices. We welcome you to stop by one of our convenient locations, call us at 317-534-2256, chat online (Indianapolis location Chrysler Brands – Greenwood location Chrysler Brands * FIAT Brand  / Toyota & Scion Brands), or submit a request make an appointment to test drive your next vehicle today.

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Information for this blog was gathered from a post by MLiveMichigan and a post by jeep.com

In the next couple of months, two special edition Toyota Corollas will arrive at our O’Brien Toyota Scion dealership with some consumer friendly add-ons. These limited editions will consist of only 7,500 units; 2,250 of the Corolla LE and 5,250 of the Corolla S.

The Black Currant Metallic painted Toyota Corolla LE is targeted at those consumers who don’t think the standard Corolla is comfortable enough. It is equipped with 16-inch alloy wheels and a display for the navigation system and audio system, which includes a three-year subscription to Entune. The powered seats are trimmed in beige leather and the floor mats are in a special edition style.

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As you could probably guess, the Toyota Corolla S Special Edition is the sporty model aimed at a more youthful demographic. It has bigger alloy wheels (17-inch) and sport fabric seats. Just like the LE, the S also includes an audio and navigation display with a three-year subscription to Entune and special edition floor mats. The Corolla S will be painted in a Hot Lava color.

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These Special Editions will have a starting price of $20,550. The Corolla has been one of the most reliable cars since its introduction; according to the Toyota website, 80% of Corollas are still on the road; the Corolla is, it is a reliable car and will last a lifetime if it is taken care of.

The O’Brien Automotive Family of dealerships are one of central Indiana’s best source for new Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, FIAT, and Toyota & Scion brand vehicles along with a large inventory of pre-owned vehicles & Factory Certified Pre-Owned. Our goal is to make as many central Indiana customers as satisfied as possible when it comes to selection and competitive prices. We welcome you to stop by one of our convenient locations, call us at 317-534-2256, chat online (Indianapolis location Chrysler Brands – Greenwood location Chrysler Brands * FIAT Brand  / Toyota & Scion Brands), or submit a request make an appointment to test drive your next vehicle today.

“Our family works for you.
Since 1933.”

Your leading Greenwood, Franklin, Indianapolis, Carmel, Plainfield, Avon, Lawrence, Anderson, and Noblesville Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram FIAT Toyota and Scion Dealers!

Information for this blog was gathered from a post by automedia.com.

YOU DON’T NEED US TO tell you that buying a used car can be a stressful experience. Why not consider a CPO? Just what is a certified pre-owned car? (Chrysler Certified / Toyota Certified) Let me begin by qualifying what the O’Brien Automotive Family means by a CPO vehicle. To qualify for our definition of a “certified used” vehicle, the warranty must be backed by the original vehicle manufacturer.  Also, a certified used car or a certified pre-owned car (CPO) is a used vehicle that has passed  a strict factory-mandated safety inspection. (Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram Inspection Sheet / Toyota Scion Inspection Sheet)  Considering the unsteady economy, CPO’s offer the reliability, quality, and luxury of the new vehicles car shoppers might have wanted, but could not afford.  For many people, certified used cars have become an affordable alternative to buying new.  So, what are the benefits to the consumer? Per cars.com:

1. The Warranty — Ask owners of certified vehicles why they made their purchase and the number-one reason is usually the factory-backed warranty. For many people, paying an extra $1,000, $2,000, or more for a used vehicle with an extended factory warranty is well worth the expense.

2. Vehicle Inspection and Certification — CPO buyers are also willing to pay extra to ensure that the vehicle they are purchasing isn’t going to break down any time soon. That’s the point of the certification process, and every certified pre-owned vehicle, regardless of who made it, undergoes an inspection and certification.

3. Factory Financing or Incentives — Because certified cars are usually among the most expensive on the used-car lot, many buyers need a little financing help or cash incentives to step up to the plate. Because the manufacturer backs a CPO vehicle, the automaker often throws incentives or cut-rate financing into the mix to help close the deal.

4. Roadside Assistance — In many cases, CPO buyers get the added security of roadside assistance, just like many new-car buyers. This further reduces the hassle of ownership, because buyers can rely on the manufacturer to come through in a roadside emergency.

In closing, we encourage you to check out the factory-backed certified pre-owned inventory at each of our Chrysler stores, one located in Greenwood just south of the Greenwood Park Mall on U.S. 31; OR our other location on the north side of Indianapolis between Keystone Avenue and Allisonville Road on 96th Street. Our Toyota Scion store is located on the east side of Indianapolis, at 2550 North Shadeland Avenue — just two blocks north of I-70.

  • Review the CPO details – (Chrysler Certified / Toyota Certified)
  • Review our current CPO inventory (Greenwood CJDR / Indianapolis CJDR / Toyota Scion)
  • But don’t stop there! Give our Customer Care Team a call at (317) 534-2256 and schedule a test drive today! See for yourself why a factory-backed certified vehicle gets SO much attention!

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Blog Post_2013 Dodge Challenger

Why should the 2013 Dodge Challenger be at the top of your list to consider? The 2013 Dodge Challenger harkens back to the 70s, bringing muscle car performance and styling to everyday driving! Faithful to the 1970-vintage Challenger that powered its creation, the Challenger features a cool design that should stand the test of time. It is unanimously praised by on-lookers as a cool-looking car and is as faithful to the original as has been done in recent years. We encourage you to take her out for a test drive; driving it brings a smile to our face and it seems to light up others as well. A MUST drive!! Let’s keep the main strengths of this car simple:

 A muscle-bound exterior that radiates heritageAthletic, muscle car styling. A beautifully sculpted hood. Chrome-tipped dual exhaust and a bright fuel filler door. Available 18-inch and 20-inch aluminum wheels. Available HID headlamps and Mopar® upgrades. An unforgettable rear spoiler and taillights.   

When you’re experiencing g-forces high-performance seating is advisable –A six-way power driver’s seat. Available Nappa leather trim. Class-exclusive seating for five. Best-in-Class rear headroom and legroom — 37.4 and 36.2 inches, respectively. That’s more interior room than Camaro and Mustang. In a Dodge Challenger, comfortable is an understatement.

Performance: 305, 375, and 470-HP engines

  • Beast, beastlier, and beastliest.Dodge Challenger delivers a powerful and efficient lineup of engines crafted from a legendary lineage and tuned to outperform.
  • 305-HP 3.6L Pentastar® V6. A five-speed automatic that’s 45 pounds lighter than last year’s model, and just as powerful — delivering 268 pound-feet of torque. It’s also Flex Fuel Capable.
  • 372 or 375 HP 5.7L HEMI® V8. Even an engine that delivers 372 horsepower can be smart about fuel. With Fuel Saver Technology, the 5.7L HEMI® V8 automatically switches from 8 to 4 cylinders for greater fuel efficiency during crusing. The manual transmission delivers 375 horsepower.
  • 392-cubic inch 470-HP HEMI® V8. This 392-cubic inch, throttle-hungry engine delivers all the classic raw power you’ll ever need. And its Fuel Saver Technology automatically switches from 8 to 4 cylinders for greater fuel efficiency.

PERFORMANCE TUNED SUSPENSION Because this much power requires a worthy allyAn array of available performance features and options improve balance, cornering ability and steering responsiveness to wield complete control over your Challenger and the road.

  • Rear-wheel drive suspension system
  • Performance brakes with vented rotors. Go from 60-0 mph in 110 feet (SRT® only)
  • Adaptive damping suspension offers an impressive ride and handling (SRT® only)

Technology — SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Streaming audio. USB ports. Power to grooveThe available Uconnect® 730N in the Dodge Challenger comes intelligently equipped with a 30 GB hard drive. Which is music to your ears, plenty of music in fact — enough storage for a library of up to 6,700 songs; that’ll help make any road trip fly by.

Remote keyless entry for a faster startPerformance starts before the Dodge Challenger ever does. When armed with your key fob, available remote engine start and a quick keyless entry are a click away.

Safety & Security — Real performance doesn’t happen by accident. It starts with a strong safety cage body structure with standard side guard door beams. Add: Electronic Stability Control. Rain Brake Support. Ready Alert Braking. And even Tire Pressure Monitoring to alert you when your tire pressure is low. Dodge Challenger goes beyond addressing Safety and Security issues. It actively prepares for them.

LOTS to love about the 2013 Dodge Challenger! Check out all of the cool features!
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Tom O’Brien Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (Greenwood location / Indianapolis location) has a great selection of New and Pre-owned Cars, whether it is a Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Or Ram we have a great car for you. Come visit our large selection of new cars and used cars, or visit our user friendly online inventory for our great deals and offers. We proudly service the surrounding areas in and around central Indiana like Franklin, Noblesville, Avon, Plainfield, and Carmel. Whether you are looking to buy a new car or a used car we have the right car for you. We have two locations! One located on the south side of Indianapolis in Greenwood at 750 U.S. 31 N, and the second on the north side of Indianapolis at 4630 E 96th Street. We encourage you to chat * call (317-534-2256) * click (obrienauto.com) * to make an appointment to test drive a new or used car today! The O’Brien Automotive Family of dealerships has something for everyone!

From our family to yours: be “safe on the road, and happy motoring”!


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With the start of the Spring Break for many schools in and around the Indy metro area; and Easter weekend around the corner, motorists need to be extra careful and pay more close attention to the increased hazards on roadways with more vehicles on the road.

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Some Common Sense Rules to Keep in Mind:

  • Check the vehicle you will be driving before leaving for your trip – oil, windshield wiper fluid, tire pressure, and that no indicator lights are on your dashboard – it’s always important to make sure the basic functions of your vehicle are working properly.
  • Have a Road Safety Kit on hand in case of emergency.  Suggestions to include bottled water, road flares, orange triangle, flashlight, jumper cables, jacking kit, blanket, tools, and First Aid Kit.
  • Get a good night’s sleep before leaving.
  • It is also important to take a break from driving every few hours or switch drivers.
  • Buckle up!!
  • Be prepared for higher volumes of traffic on the road than normal (sometimes traveling early morning helps to avoid some of the rush).
  • Use a map or GPS.  Plan your route ahead of time, especially when planning to drive through an unfamiliar area.
  • Do not drive under the influence.

Wishing you all a safe and fun Spring Break and Easter weekend!!

I hope you found our Safe Driving Tips for the Upcoming Holiday Weekendhelpful! We would love to hear from you with your ideas and suggestions for future posts!

From our family to yours: be “safe on the road, and happy motoring”!

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Since 1933.”

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For 2013, spring officially starts tomorrow, Wednesday the 20th! Not sure what pops into your mind when you think of spring, but I think of flowers, billowy clouds, and a road trip! There are few things in life as enjoyable as driving with the top down on a beautiful, sunny day! Simply put, there is no better car to drive on that road trip than a convertible! Tom O’Brien Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram just happens to have the PERFECT solution to enjoy the spring weather that is sure to be “just around the corner”!  A drop-top that raises the standards: You’ll find it on our 2013 Chrysler 200 Hardtop Convertible, which is actually fit for all seasons.

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The Chrysler 200 Convertible, on sale or for lease now at both of the Tom O’Brien Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram locations (Greenwood at 750 U.S. 750 N / Indianapolis at 4630 E 96th Street)! This Convertible is one of the few automobiles left that will give you a pleasant ride without breaking the bank. For 2013, the Chrysler 200 convertible gains improved driving manners and new color options.

New for 2013:

  • An enhanced and retuned suspension resulting in an improved ride and better handling.
  • A larger front stabilizer bar has been added, a rebound spring was added to the front struts and damping rates have been revised, too.
  • In the rear, shock damping has been revised, rear spring rates increased and a new rear jounce bumper has been added.
  • This midsize convertible is available in both soft- and hard-top versions and has room to spare in trunk, even with the top down. You’ll enjoy up to seven-cubic feet of cargo space with the top down and 13.3 with the top up.
  • Best-in-class interior passenger volume is standard.
  • Fuel economy is EPA-estimated at 18 mpg city and 29 mpg highway in the 4-cylinder.
  • Drivers who crave more power should opt for the award-winning Pentastar V6, which that cranks out 283 hp and 260 lb/ft of torque through a six-speed automatic; expect 19 mpg city and 29 mpg highway.

Like all Chrysler vehicles, the 200 Convertible is safe. Standard safety features include Electronic Stability Control, Traction Control, Antilock Brakes with Brake Assist, a Tire Pressure Monitoring System; there are also advanced multi-stage front airbags to go along with the active head restraints. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) awarded the 200 Convertible its top rating, “Good,” in both moderate overlap front testing and side impact testing. A five-year/100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty brings you peace of mind and speaks to the quality of the 200 Convertible.

  • The Touring trim comes standard with 17-inch wheels, heated exterior mirrors, automatic headlamps and a power-operated cloth top. Inside, drivers are greeted by an Electronic Vehicle Information Center, ambient interior lighting, six-way power front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, automatic temperature control and the Uconnect® Media Center 130 system with six-speakers. SiriusXM Satellite Radio with a one-year subscription is also standard.
  • The Limited adds the V6 engine to the list of standards, as well as 18-inch wheels, foglamps and dual bright exhaust tips. Supple leather adorns the seats, with heaters added for the front passengers, and the Uconnect Media Center 430 with Bluetooth, DVD capability and 40GB hard drive is included, as well.
  • The 200S adds a healthy dose of attitude with unique “S” trim including 18-inch wheels with painted black pockets, body0colored door handles and mirrors, black painted “S” grille with painted black bars and a Chrysler winged-badge with black inlay. The steering wheel and leather seats with suede inserts are marked with an “S” badge, and the audio system is a premium Boston Acoustics setup.

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Available on both the Limited and 200S are the Uconnect 730 system with Navigation and 6.5-inch touch-screen, and the retractable, body-color hardtop. “Gotta” ask? What do you appreciate most in your convertible? http://bit.ly/101B3D6

We encourage you to chat * click * call * or stop into one of the Tom O’Brien Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram store’s today. We are conveniently located in either  Greenwood or Indianapolis. To learn more about the 2013 Chrysler 200 Convertible, Sedan or our pre-owned models we currently have in stock, visit the links provided. Our sales team would be happy to help show you around the lot, discuss specifications of the different models, answer any questions you might have, as well as set you up on a test drive!

fb_We Love to Chat  Also, our Internet Customer Care Team is available during business hours by chat (Greenwood / Indianapolis),   or by phone: (317) 534-2256.

From our family to yours: be “safe on the road, and happy motoring”!


OBrien Automotive Family Celebrating 80 Years in the Business_small“Our family works for you.

Since 1933.”

Your leading Greenwood, Franklin, Indianapolis, Carmel, Plainfield, Avon, Lawrence, Anderson, and Noblesville Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram FIAT Toyota and Scion Dealers!

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