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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

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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”!


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

Since 1933.”

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Have you been looking for a safe and reliable compact SUV that handles like a car? Then look no further than the 2013 Jeep Patriot!

KBB 5-Year Cost to Own Award 2013 Jeep Patriot   The Patriot combines superb handling, great safety scores, and great fuel economy to create a compact SUV anyone would be happy to drive!  With gas prices that continue to climb, you will be glad to know that on the Patriot, the EPA estimates that the 2.0-liter engine will average 23/29-mpg city/highway with the manual transmission, and 23/27 with the automatic. The ratings drop slightly with the 2.4-liter engine to 23/28-mpg city/highway with the manual, and 21/27 with the CVT. Safety concerns? No worries there! The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the 2013 Jeep Patriot a Top Safety Pick after it scored the top score of Good in all four of the crash tests: frontal offset, side impact, rear crash protection, and roof strength tests. It also comes with quite a few standard safety features, such as all the standard airbags, 4-wheel antilock brake system, 4-wheel disc brakes, brake assist, electronic stability control, front disc/rear drum brakes, traction control, and child safety locks. I have touched base on the most basic reasons to consider the 2013 Jeep Patriot, NOW to the BEST reasons to take into consideration!

  • Best stated by Consumer Guide – the 2013 Patriot has impressive available off-road capability; but as a daily driver ready for the occasional off-road foray, a modestly equipped Patriot makes some sense.
  • Now, KBB has reinforced that the 2013 Patriot should be at the TOP of your list to consider! If you haven’t seen the news, Kelly Blue Book recently awarded the 2013 Jeep Patriot the #4 position out of 24 vehicles that are best buy’s due to their low-cost to own!

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We ALL know that when it is time to purchase a car, we always want the best deal that we can get. But in the “big picture”, you need to consider other variables as well:

  • Fuel Costs
  • Financing Options
  • Insurance Costs
  • Actual Cost of the Vehicle Itself

The moral of this story?  You can save a lot more money by simply choosing the right car than by working a great deal on the wrong car.

Stop into two of central Indiana’s Jeep dealers, Tom O’Brien Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Greenwood or Indianapolis to learn more about the 2013 Jeep Patriot and other Jeep models we currently have in stock. 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!

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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Remember when auto sales cratered in late 2008 when the rest of the financial markets tanked? Things were so desperate going into 2009 that the government stepped in with the Cash for Clunkers programs to pay people to buy new wheels.

Today, the picture is a lot different. The haze has cleared from consumers’ eyes, wallets are opening, credit is easier to get and there are just a lot of good reasons to sell your clunker and buy a shiny new vehicle. There must be something to it.

So…why now?

  • Fuel Economy — Sales of hybrids and clean-diesel vehicles were up more than 35% in 2012. But you don’t necessarily have to buy one of those vehicles to gain a lot of fuel economy and savings. The internal combustion engine has improved so much in the last ten years that even non- hybrids will save you big money the longer you hold on to your new vehicle…if you choose well.
  • Safety — Significant changes in technology make vehicle occupants safer than ever before. Today, most all-new cars offers standard airbags in from and back, as well as side airbags in front and back, driver’s knee airbag. Stability and traction control systems are standard, as are tire pressure monitors. Knowing when your tires are losing air can not only keep you out of a nasty accident, they can save you money since low air pressure costs you miles per gallon. In addition to the basics, technologies such as lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking, and various traffic warning systems are migrating down from luxury cars to the mass market.
  • Tech — Not a single new 2001-model year vehicle sold in the US offered factory-installed iPod connectivity or the ability to play music off of a USB device. Are you trying to use your iPod or smart-phone while you drive? If so, you are likely breaking the law. Other technically advanced features you couldn’t find in 2001 include power ventilated front seats (that cool or heat one’s seat) Bluetooth wireless connections that enabled cell-phone integration into the vehicle’s audio system, and even Satellite TV. Options including head-up display, voice-controlled navigation systems and rear-view cameras – some available in 2001 and some not – are becoming more widely available today. Once you live with a back-up camera in your car, you will never want to go back.
  • Easier Credit — Back in 2008, 2009 and even 2010, it was ridiculously hard for consumers with even solid credit to get favorable terms from banks and finance companies. Now that banks have burned off a lot of their bad loans, credit terms are easier today than a year or two ago for people with solid, and even decent, credit.

Mark your calendar, save the date! This coming Saturday – March 9th – we are opening the doors at 8:30 at both of the Tom O’Brien Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram stores! Not only are we celebrating the success that both of our locations had for 2012, but we are also wanting to show off the highly awarded 2013 Chrysler * Jeep * Dodge and Ram line-up!  And, we have something BIG for you! Food, a reward for just test driving one of the new 2013 vehicles, and HUGE savings! See you Saturday!
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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. Check out our current service specials by visiting this site! Questions? Simply call:

Still haven’t pointed your car in our direction? We’ve got lots of great reasons to stop by – our service specials or parts specials for instance! Or, you can just schedule an appointment now. Did I mention we’re open on Saturday’s?

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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I just saw this short article in our Chrysler Newsletter about the NHRA Nationals Event that was held in Colorado, and realized that our local track, Lucas Oil Raceway in “Indianapolis” would soon be hosting some of the BEST events of the year! What does that mean? Mark your calendars, save the dates – 3 great events are coming up!


I live in Brownsburg or “Nitro Alley”, just a short jaunt ‘down the road’ from the track. Weather permitting, when the windows in our kitchen are open; I can hear the dragsters and the roar of their engines! Call me weird, but even at 60+ years old, this sound is ”music to my ears”. This .686-mile oval hosts several premiere events during the course of the year and welcomes racers that are starting to hone their skills as well as those in some of the top levels of motorsports. Talk about fan traffic!

What are the upcoming events that should be saved to your calendar? Check them out!

Event #1: SpeedFest is “just around the corner” and will take place at the track on July 26-27 and will feature ARCA, USAC Midgets and Silver Crown along with the CRA Super Series.

Event #2: The grand-daddy big event to hit the track is the 58th annual Mac Tools U. S. Nationals held on Aug. 29-Sept. 3.

The Mac Tools U. S. Nationals is the world’s largest and most prestigious drag race and fans from across the globe will make their annual mecca to Lucas Oil Raceway to watch the stars of the Full Throttle Drag Racing Series battle for the most coveted trophy in all of drag racing. We are talking AWESOME
You have GOT to check out this video!

Event #3: The newest and fastest growing event to keep an eye one is the Monster Mopar Weekend which will visit the facility on Sept. 21-23.

Fans of Plymouth Road Runners, Dusters, Chargers and Challengers will able to walk the facility taking in some of the best classic American made cars. Cars and Mopar, what a combination, check out this view from the staging lane!

Shameful, but I HAVE to put a plug in for Brownsburg. I have been there for 15-years this fall, and it has grown to be a great partner for the NHRA racing series. Off of Northfield Drive * located between Hwy 136 and  I74W, there is race shop after race shop. Quite a haven for the enthusiast! Several times a year those shops are open to the public; one of the most attended is John Force’s shop. Check out this recent video during one of these fan favorite events.

NHRA + Mopar equals FUN times! Mark those calendars!

Your friends at O’Brien Automotive Family!
“Our family works for you. Since 1933”

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

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We were one of 250 dealers who participated in a “Drive Away” event yesterday and picked up the first 2013 Dodge Dart Rallye!! The car is referred to as a “Redline Red” edition, which starts at $18,995. While this is the first of the models to arrive at the dealership, we were reassured that there will be an influx to arrive shortly.

The Dart is the first vehicle jointly designed with our new Italian partner, FIAT SpA. The Dodge Dart is based on the Alfa Romeo Giulietta, which is a compact sold in Europe; however, it is wider and longer to handle Americans’ need for more space.

This car is the embodiment of customization, with 14 interior colors, 12 exterior colors, six wheel options, three engine choices and three transmissions. Also available for the vehicle are technologies not usually found in the compact segment, such as a 7-inch reconfigurable screen.

Why are we excited about the 2013 Dodge Dart?

There is LOTS of reasons to love this new addition to the Dodge line-up, demands a test drive! You can click, call, or visit either our Tom O’Brien Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram store located in Greenwood (on the south side of Indy) or our tom O’Brien Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram store located on the north side of Indianapolis to view our 1st 2013 Dodge Dart.  Due to the interest in this new addition to the Dodge line-up and to minimize the time you spend at the dealership, we encourage you to call the Customer Care Team at 317-534-2256 to schedule an appointment for a test drive!

Your friends at O’Brien Automotive Family!
“Our family works for you. Since 1933”

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

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It’s summer time, and the weather is hot. We all know how the words to that old song go, but not everyone is as familiar with how the warmer weather can impact your car’s performance and reliability. With summer’s prime driving season upon us, it’s more important than ever to make sure your car is in tiptop shape.

  • One of the first things dealership technicians will verify during a summer inspection is the state of your vehicle’s tires. The extra heat thrown off by the pavement during the warmer months of the year can add additional stress to tire rubber that is worn out or nearing its replacement date.
  • This last point is also crucial for dealing with any rainstorms you might encounter while out on the highway – bald tires are a significant contributor to hydroplaning, which can see you lose control of your car when encountering standing water or heavy rain. Technicians will also verify that each of your tires is filled with exactly the right amount of air, as too much or too little can contribute to excessive tread wear, as well as lower fuel economy.
  • The next stage for most summer tune-ups takes place under the hood where your vehicle’s air filter will be inspected to determine whether it must be replaced.
  • Other engine-related summer maintenance items that can improve your car’s miles per gallon include spark plugs and fuel filters.
  • In addition to performing the standard brake pad, rotor and fluid checks that should be done every time you have your automobile in for servicing, one of the final things that dealership technicians will verify as being in good working order is your car’s cooling and air conditioning systems.

Summer car maintenance doesn’t have to be complicated – in fact, getting your car ready for the hottest and busiest driving season is as simple as stopping in at your local dealership and putting yourself in their capable hands.

Scheduling a service appointment can ensure happy motoring. Click Here: Tom O’Brien Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram:  Greenwood / Indianapolis — O’Brien Toyota Scion O’Brien Auto Center

Your friends at O’Brien Automotive Family!
“Our family works for you. Since 1933”

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

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