DETROIT -- When in doubt, soup it up. It’s a formula that has worked wonders for Detroit-based automakers in the past, so it shouldn’t be surprising the Chrysler Group is giving it a shot with its aging Neon subcompact. Back in the 1960s and 1970s, powerful engines and big tires and brakes transformed hopelessly ordinary family sedans into legendary muscle cars such as the Dodge Charger and Plymouth Barracuda. Now, among Chrysler’s troubled children is the Neon subcompact. ...

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