Please don’t Europe-ize my American car


So the wife’s shit-tastic Jeep Renegade turned over 46k miles so I figured it was time to change the cabin air filter. Yea a little late, but that is not the point.

For those who don’t know the 2015+ Jeep Renegade is actually this in a Jeep skin:

Disgusting. So naturally being Italian one needed to be designed with love and passion. You have to drop the whole fucking glovebox out of the car to change the cabin air filter.

To change the cabin air filter in my 2016 Charger R/T? Open a small panel under the hood by the windscreen without tools. Thank you Chrysler.

So, who here has an American car with a ludicrous European or overly complex feature? Or do you own an American car that’s just a European car under the skin?


Wife has 17 Deserthawk and have no issues with it being a Fiat wearing a American Coat. When you add Globalization into the mix - what North American car (silly me for adding Made in Canada) is truly American.


I cannot like your post brother. :frowning: The Renegades are junk, we hate ours. Nothing personal. Looks cool and the real 4x4’s are neat but it is Italian and has a crap build quality—ours began to be a bad rattle trap right at 25k miles or so. Plus not to mention it’s horrible at being a commuter or trip taker. I won’t even mention the shit 9sp auto transmission… So added to the fact of needing to take out the whole glovebox to change the cabin filter it just irked me enough to vent and create the topic to see what else out there with an American badge is like this. I’m sure I’m gonna run in to more of this lunacy when I do other maintenance since we’re almost done paying it off and out of warranty.

I hope you have better luck than we do. :+1: I just wish we could of replaced it before the kid is born. Too late now…we are stuck with it.



Doesn’t that suck, maybe try again tomorrow :smile::smile:


Where and who makes a car is less important than how good a car it is.
My American Ford was built in Spain and it’s had seven recalls so far.
Plus more than a few electrical dash problems.
But is it an American car?


Fiat owns Chrysler… And Dodge, and Jeep, and Ram. They’re all part of the same Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, like how VAG (Volkswagen Autogroup) owns Volkswagen, Audi, Bently SEAT and Skoda.

I’ll keep my Euro-coupe in the meantime, never really had a taste for American vehicles to be honest.


hhmmmm, we may need to remove that tag


I don’t prefer American cars, but America does make the best tanks.


My Canadian GMC is pretty good…so are my American Toyota’s…but they are all old :wink:


Well, until December, I drove a significantly modified 96 Impala SS. Like most hotrods, it spends more time being repaired than driven. So, I bought a 13 Durango RT for my daily. It gets the job done. 5.7L Hemi… I can’t complain


My 1996 XJ uses the european spelling for liter on the engine badge.

Same on the 1997 XJ I bought for my daughter.


Liter is the European description, so your’s is worse :rofl::rofl: