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In the Rearview: Dodge Goes BRAAAAHN, BRAAAAHN at Chicago

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Welcome back again to In the Rearview, where we give you some of the top automotive news from the past week.

Taking a Second Look: Why should you buy a used car?

First of all, the Chicago Auto Show is still swinging (until the 20th), so we start off with updates from the Windy City with a preview of the Mazda area (although since making the video, we now have a full photo gallery), a mega-gallery on all the Hyundai models, a Chrysler Pacifica modified by BraunAbility to be used by people with disabilities and their service animals, and a blinged-out Mopar ’17 Dodge Challenger.

Speaking of Dodge, a lot of the big stories from the brand come out about the brand’s most hulked-out Hellcat models, but just where did that name come from, anyway? Turns out, we actually know that.

Another thing we know is car products, and the latest one that we have taken a look at is the Playgro Music Drive and Go toy for babies and toddlers, consisting of a singing, clicking, beeping steering wheel/gear shift/random rattly plastic thingies. Tested with our team’s test toddler, we found that she still wasn’t better at drifting, so take it as you will.

Making Tough Choices: Would it be better for you to buy or for you to lease?

Then, in news from the larger automotive market, General Motors is apparently in talks to sell its European brand Opel to the French auto manufacturer PSA Group, which already owns Peugeot and Citroën. This doesn’t come as a huge surprise, since Opel has been having money trouble for years now, in that it is losing a bunch of it.

Finally, we bring it back home (well, our home) to Dayton, where we bring you the rags-to-driving-a-Ferrari-to-work story of Mike Mooreman, the owner and builder of Absolute Fitness Personal Training in this area.

Daniel Susco is a native of the Dayton-Cincinnati area, and has written on a multitude of subjects. He can discuss Shakespeare, expound on Classical Mythology, and even make witty jokes about Pliny the Elder (More like “Pliny the Rounder,” right?). In his free time, Daniel enjoys reading, cooking, woodworking, and long walks on the beach (just kidding – sunburn is no joke). See more articles by Daniel.