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Fall is in the Air

Fall is the favorite season of many, this author included. It's that special time of the year when the hot Northern California summers finally dial back the heat and give us a golden glimpse of what makes California such a spectacular place to live. The leaves on the trees start changing color, the grass turns green again, and it's the perfect temperature where it's not too hot, nor too cold. Oh yes, you cannot possibly forget about the seasonal coffee drinks, too. At least once a year, I do indulge in the pumpkin spice latte. Go ahead…
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Rubicon Season Is Upon Us!

It's finally Spring with Summer just around the corner. And you know that means? It's time to hit the trails in your Jeep. The Rubicon is one of the most famous off-road trails in the world, and it happens to be just minutes away from us here in Placerville, CA. Thompsons sold the first ever Rubicon package Jeeps in the 1990s, being a custom build done at our dealer. This was long before Jeep decided to sell a Rubicon package Wrangler of their own, and it's now the most desirable of all the Wranglers. That's why…
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Dodge Challenger Ghoul?

Earlier this month, rumors were abound with plans of a new SRT Challenger. The Hellcat kicked things off in the big-horsepower wars, boasting over 700 horsepower. The Demon followed, as a 840 HP drag monster, with the more 'civilized' version, the Redeye coming soon after with 'only' 797 horses. Now, the talk is about the possibility of a lurking Ghoul in the shadows of the year's end. The internet is stating 1,000 horsepower is reckoned, and at $200,000. Okay, sure, that's a lot of money, but what else has 1,000 horsepower from the factor that…
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The 2020 Jeep Gladiator

The Gladiator is almost here. What is it? The brand new Jeep pickup truck. That's right, it's both a pickup truck and a Jeep. Based on the Jeep Wrangler, a stalwart in automotive folklore, the Gladiator looks to continue Jeep's tradition and legacy by being the most capable vehicle in its class when it comes to roads that are not paved. Maybe they're not even roads at all. If there's a way, a Jeep can make it. 

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