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The 2012 Jeep Patriot, Best Priced SUV

All Star Dodge new Jeep Dealer in Missouri offers a wide selection of new and used Jeep models such as the 2012 Jeep Patriot for just $18,995, available on our low mileage page.

new Jeep Dealer in MOReviewers have found the 2012 Jeep Patriot to be one of the most car like off-road SUVs available, and highly suggest the Patriot for those looking for a good performing SUV at a great price.   Many vehicles in its class cost over 25,000 but the Patriot is the least expensive off-road SUVs in its class.  If you are searching for a combination of the most refined SUV for daily driving combined with great off road capacities, the 2012 Jeep Patriot mayb be just what you are looking for.

Reviewers say the Patriot is a very inexpensive off road vehicle. The seats are very comfortable, there is ample cargo and passenger space and of course, it features all-wheel drive.

The 2012 Patriot gets new exterior colors and an update to its Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) for improvement in its performance.

Available trims include; a Sport, Latitude, and limited trim levels.  Two four wheel drive models are available with the upgrade option to the 2.4 liter engie.

“Patriot has impressive available off-road capability as a daily driver ready for the occasional off-road foray, a modestly equipped Patriot makes some sense.” — Consumer Guide

“For those who want a compact crossover that will spend most of its time on-road, but still like the idea of mild off-roading, the Patriot is a decent compromise.” — Motor Trend

To learn more about the 2012 Jeep Patriot, or to schedule a test drive, be sure to visit your local Missouri Jeep Dealer, All Star Dodge Jeep Chrysler, located in Bridgeton MO.   You won’t be disappointed!

2012 RAM 1500 Laramie Longhorn

new Dodge Ram in MOAll Star Dodge Dealer home of a wide selection of the top selling new Dodge Ram near Jereyville, knows that shoppers in the market for a full size pickup truck will find everything they need in a new Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn Limited. This luxury interior includes full leather eating, black interior trim in the shade-piano black, exterior badging, and more.

According to Ram CEO Fred Diaz; “Laramie Limited is designed to meet the high expectations of affluent pickup truck buyers looking to combine capability with elegance.” “The launch of the Ram Laramie Longhorn edition gave us a boost in the ultra-premium pickup segment and exceeded our expectations. Ram Laramie Limited offers customers an even wider selection of luxury models. We expect a lot of interest in the Laramie Limited,” says Diaz.

“The Ram Laramie Limited customer is going to be involved in some sort of motor-sport activity. Whether they’re towing a ski boat, a race-car hauler, motorcycles or snowmobiles, they’re looking for comfort and class and an expressive way to carry their crew and their gear.”

Features of the exterior Laramie Longhorn include; fog lamps, body color front fascia and matching rear bumper, chrome accents including mirrors, doors, handles, body molding, and more.  The 1500 Laramie Limited offers aluminum wheels and painted silver pockets.  Exterior paint options include; black, bright silver metallic, white, deep cherry red pearl, mineral gray metallic, and true blue.

Inside the cabin, the is dark slate Natura Plus leather seats and engraved details, with graystone leather piping and seam stitching.  The door trim is also covered in premium leather as well as the armrests.

Remote LED lighting is featured inside the door handles with full length illuminating light that lights up the lower map pockets in the front and back.  Muted foot well lighting is featured beneath the dash.

The floor of the RAM 1500 Laramie Longhorn is offered with Berber carpet floor mats.  Seat back map pockets have chrome RAM lettered metal buckles available only in the Ram Laramie Limited trim.

Technology features in the Ram Laramie Limited include; a navigational radio, remote start, back-up camera, power adjustable pedals with memory, heated steering wheel, front ventilated and heated seats and rear heated seats.

2011 Dodge Calliber Heat Hatchback

used Dodge Dealer in MissouriAll Star  used Dodge Dealer near Wood River knows that with fuel prices continuing to fluctuate, demand for small cars is expected to continue to rise.  No longer are buyers shopping for small cars just for the occasional commuter.  There is no vehicle on the market today selling better during this trend than the 2011 Dodge Caliber, with a great utility platform designed to be a combination hatchback, wagon and SUV.  The competition is not able to match this performance. Dodge’s most affordable base rate offering, the Caliber is NOT a cheap imitation car. Available models range from a fuel-efficient commuter car to a well-equipped version featuring such optional items as a flip-down rear speaker attachment, built-in iPod holder and a refrigerated beverage cooler, features you won’t find on the competition such as the  Volkswagen Golf or MAZDA3. Then again, a modest upgrade this year, the plastics used to form the interior are as sophisticated and great looking as those inside the interior of the VW and Mazda; seemingly an important issue for many of the younger motorists.

“On the highway the Caliber is uncannily stable, even at higher than posted speeds.” — Automobile.com

Automotive sources comment whether you’re shopping to get some versatility with your economy or some economy with your versatility, the 2011 Dodge Caliber throws in a little attitude as well.

Automotive Test Drivers Favorite Features on the Dodge Caliber include;

Music Gate Speakers

As part of the 458-watt Boston Acoustics premium audio system, the Caliber’s rearmost speakers flip down from the open lift gate to project outward for tailgate parties, picnics, and other outdoor activities.

CVT2 Auto Stick

While the idea of engineering artificial gearing into the Caliber’s “gearless” continuously variable transmission might seem counterproductive, the ability to control the transmission with ultra-responsive manual shift is a big plus for the Caliber.

The 2012 Grand Cherokee Gets High Ratings

new Jeep Dealer MOAll Star Dodge Chrysler new Jeep Dealer in Bridgeton MO knows that Jeep’s 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo shares a driving platform with the 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class.  Don’t expect a race car attitude, but test drivers find that the Jeep Grand Cherokee performs more like a crossover than the legendary off-road SUV that it is.

Automotive critics say that even though the Grand Cherokee’s performance is undeniably Jeep-like, it’s been given an interior that some auto writers compare with luxury brands such as Lexus. Past generations of the Grand Cherokee models are infamous for their spare, low-quality interiors, so reviewers are doubly impressed that Jeep was able to upgrade the new model’s interior so effectively.

With overall performance evaluated, most test drivers say that if you’re shopping for a family SUV that can negotiate both off-road trips and carpool duty, the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo is rated as top pick in its class

But the 2012 Grand Cherokee, with its well-trimmed and roomier interior, powerful V6, and more refined performance and ride, is in fighting shape as a top contender among midsize SUVs.” — Edmunds

“The new Grand Cherokee is a very strong entry in its class, and deserving of consideration from buyers in this crowded segment.” — Consumer Guide

“This new one blends an exceptionally refined and solid chassis with a plush interior. It provides nearly full-size SUV roominess, towing capacity and, of course, it maintains the Jeep trail capability.” — Popular Mechanics

“No matter your destination or proclivities, there’s a Grand Cherokee to suit your needs on road, and the competition doesn’t even come close to matching its abilities off road.” — Autoblog

To test drive a new Jeep Grand Cherokee, visit All Star Dodge Dealer today.

Ram 1500: Motor Trend Truck of the Year

new Dodge Ram in St. LouisAll Star Dodge Dealer offers a wide range of new Dodge Ram trucks in Missouri. Motor Trend’s automotive editors released to the press that the re-engineered 2013 Ram 1500 was picked as the magazine’s 2013 Truck of the Year, identifying RAM as top in its class air suspension, engines options(including test drivers favorite the legendary HEMI), trim levels, and towing capability.

Automotive sources claim that RAM’s main rival for the award were the Ford F-150 pickup which is a direct competitor.

Edward Loh, Editor of Motor Trend, wrote,”Ram 1500 not only withstood our rigorous testing, it impressed at every step along the way. Our judges were won over by the performance of Ram 1500’s broad array of standard and optional equipment.”

Motor Trend Truck of the Year is denoted according to the truck’s features such as; design advancement, engineering excellence, efficiency, safety, value, and performance of Intended Function.  In order to qualify at this level, a vehicle must be new or substantially redesigned.

For 2013, the new Ram 1500 introduces a best-in-class  25 mpg fuel efficiency, new technology, and new features, without sacrificing capability (something the class has yet to match).  First-in-segment technologies include the highly acclaimed  eight-speed automatic transmission, stop-start system, thermal management system, pulse-width modulation and active aerodynamics, including grille shutters and active air suspension; more features than any pick-up truck on the market.  Also included are driver convenience features such as the first implementation of the next-generation Connect system, and a seven-inch reconfigurable dashboard display. The 2013 Ram 1500 is available in nine customized trim levels and starts affordably at $23,585.

Ram engineers have redesigned the Ram from bumper to bumper, including newly designed frame and new powerplant options and transmission, to a new comfortable interior with the next-generation U-connect access system.

Test drivers agree, with best-in-class ride and handling and best-in-class aerodynamics, the 2013 Ram 1500 presents unmatched substance, driving performance and solid capability to truck buyers.

Jeep Dealer Offers Tips for Improving Credit

new Jeep Dealer in MOAll Star Dodge knows that there are many reasons that one can have low credit scores.  That’s the reason we offer our guaranteed financing program to accommodate individual needs for auto loans.

At All Star Dodge and Jeep Dealer our motto is that “If you have credit problems, you can get the financing you need for the vehicle you want.”  At All Star Dodge Chrysler Jeep we work to take all of the hassle out of financing your new vehicle and re-establishing your credit rating.

Below are some tips on things you can do to improve your credit rating;

  • Check your credit rating on a regular basis to make sure everything is accurate
  • Contact a credit counselor to help create a plan for improving your credit
  • Stay away from credit agencies that say they can improve your credit by removing negative information from your credit history.  Accurate information cannot be removed
  • Get caught up on any late payments and plan to make your payments on time
  • Pay down revolving credit
  • Know that closing an account will not erase credit information on your credit report, and in fact closing out accounts can harm your credit more than help it
  • Different types of credit accounts can positively affect your credit, know which types will help the most before opening new accounts.
  • Opening too many accounts too quickly can also harm your credit, go slow when establishing or re-establishing a positive credit score
  • Plan for long term stability in employment and residence.
  • Most of all, realize that you can change your credit situation.

According to our Finance page; “Financing at All Star Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram is both easy and guaranteed.”  Let our professional staff in our finance department help you to get the best rates on new and used Jeep vehicles whether you are buying or leasing.  We can build a custom finance plan that fits your budget.

To learn more about financing your next Jeep, visit  Missouri Jeep Dealer guaranteed financing page today.  You won’t be disappointed!

The Future of Chrysler 200

new Dodge Dealer in MOAll Star new car Dodge Dealer near Florissant, home of a wide selection of new cars such as the Chrysler 200, is pleased to announce that the Chrysler 200 is being significantly revamped for model-year 2014, with changes including a revised four-cylinder engine and MultiAir II. Even bigger changes are expected in the model year 2014 for Chrysler 200.

The next generation 200 will be designed in 2014 as the Lancia Flavia in Europe. It will have more power 3.2 liter V6 engine with a 9 speed ZF automatic transmission made by Chrysler. The new Chrysler will offer around 38 miles per gallon on the highway.

If you are in the market for a new Chrysler 200 Sedan available today, New 2012 Chrysler 200 Limited FWD 4dr Car In St Louis Missouri is available at All Star Dodge- equipped with a V6 engine mated to a 6 speed automatic transmission,

The 2012 model offers exceptional value for buyers with entry-level pricing, exceptional fuel economy, a 100,000-mile powertrain warranty and a great model lineup. The 2012 Chrysler 200 sedan is available in the LX, Touring, Limited, and S trim levels. There is a convertible model as well which is offered in a Touring, Limited, and S. The convertible model comes with either a power cloth top or retractable hardtop.

“The new 200, while better looking, just isn’t good enough to play with the big boys.” — Motor Trend

“The convertible appeals for its choice of a soft top or the all-weather security of a power-retractable hard top.” — Consumer Guide

“The … Chrysler 200 may not be the segment’s best car, but it’s a big improvement over the outgoing Sebring.” — Road and Track

Visit your local All Star Dodge Dealer in St. Louis today to see our complete lineup of new Dodge Cars.

2012 RAM 2500 Crew Cab PICKUP

new Dodge Ram 2500 in MOAll Star Dodge Dealer, home of a wide selection of HD Dodge Ram trucks in Bridgeton MO knows that when you enter the heavy duty world of heavy-duty pickups, you will find the 2012 Ram 2500/3500 HD at the top of the list of popular heavy duty trucks.

Powered by an earthmoving 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel Engine, the 2012 Ram HD pickup out powers the Chevy Silverado Duramax HD as well as the Ford PowerStroke, delivering 350 horsepower and an astounding, class leading 800 lb/ft of torque resulting in a tow rating of over 11 tons.  There isn’t much a Ram HD truck can’t move. Those not requiring such power can choose the available Ram HD’s standard gasoline Hemi V8 (automobile reviewers favorite feature), which cranks out an impressive 383 horsepower and 400 lb/ft of torque. With performance levels like these, plus pricing and trim levels on par with its principle competition, the 2012 Ram 2500/3500 HD pickup is expected to continue to attract more of the heavy duty truck crowd back over to the Ram market.

If you need to pull 10,000, 15,000 or 20,000 pounds behind you, the PeterBilt-like towing power of the 2012 Ram HD pickup should do the trick.

“The 2012 Ram 3500 is a top pick for a heavy-duty truck thanks to its top-notch interior, respectable ride quality and impressive towing and hauling capabilities.” — Edmunds

“This brontosaurus is a work truck, not a family-friendly minivan with 1,000 airbags. It’s meant to be driven by someone who knows how to drive and takes driving seriously.” — New York Daily News

“Even though the 2012 Ram 3500 was built to tackle the most demanding of pickup duties, it remains comfortably composed in most situations.” — Edmunds

To test drive a new or used Dodge RAM, visit your local Missouri Ram Dealer, All Star Dodge in St. Louis today.

2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

new Jeep Dealer in MOYour local Jeep Dealer including All Star Dodge offers the V6 engine standard across the 2013 Wrangler family lineup, and whether you’re moving in and out of rush hour or blazing the Rubicon trail, test drivers say the Wrangler provides plenty of power for the tasks at hand.

The two-door Jeep Wrangler turns in an EPA-estimated 17/21 mpg city/highway.   However, in comparison the Wrangler’s fuel economy is a close match for trail-ready rivals like the Toyota FJ Cruiser. The 2013 Wrangler’s legendary suspension system excels off pavement; reviewers note that its rugged, purpose-built design still allows it to perform well on the open road. Critics generally maintain that the Wrangler is still fun to drive.

Whether you choose a soft top or a hardtop model, auto writers agree that the Jeep Wrangler has an interior that’s basic and functional. However, the Wrangler has become more refined in recent years. Jeep Wrangler Limited offers options such as heated front leather seats and a navigation system.  Reviewers say that there’s good visibility and plenty of headroom in the front seats, though the two-door Wrangler has a smaller cargo space than the four-door Wrangler Unlimited trim.

“Although it is larger and safer than past models wearing the CJ and Wrangler nameplate, the 2013 Jeep Wrangler is still true to its heritage as America’s best-loved off-road escape artist.” — Kelley Blue Book

“The looks, the drive character, the price — they all strike the right chord for Jeep faithful. Plus, rocks will tremble when they see you coming.” — Auto Week (2012)

“The new Wrangler stays true to the model’s roots, but now it’s a lot more fun to drive on-road.” — Motor Trend (2012)

“And as good as it is on the road, Jeep made sure the Wrangler remains the most capable off-road vehicle you can buy.” — Popular Mechanics (2012)

To learn more about the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport or Sahara model visit us today at All Star Dodge new Wrangler Jeep Dealer near Ellisville, you won’t be disappointed!

Why use Dodge Dealer Service Center for Regular Oil Changes?

new Dodge Dealer in MOFor automobile owners who opt to go beyond that manufacturer recommended parameters for regular oil changes the following things could occur;

  1. Dirt will naturally accumulate in the oil.
  2. The oil filter will trap the dirt for a while, but after several cleaning cycles eventually the filter will break down and the dirty oil will automatically bypass the filter through a relief valve.
  3. Dirty oil is thick and abrasive, viscosity deteriorates, so it causes more wear to your engine
  4. Eventually  protective additives in the oil like detergents, dispersants, rust-fighters and friction reducers will wear out, so the oil won’t lubricate as well as it should.

If neglected long enough, the oil gets dirtier and decontaminates completely.  It will stop lubricating and the engine will quickly wear and fail. This is not something that is going to happen overnight, if you forget to change your oil one month and it goes over the recommended change interval by a few hundred miles there will most likely not be any irreversible effects.  You would have to run the same oil through the engine for a long time — many thousands of miles — before it caused irreversible engine damage.

If you need to schedule maintenance service such as a lube, oil, and filter change, contact All Star Dodge Dealer service center near Hazelwood today.  We are offering a special for only $29.95 which includes an oil change, filter, and lube job.  Only one special coupon is allowed per visit and this offer cannot be applied to any previous purchase.  Any taxes or fees owed are extra and the special coupon cannot be redeemed for cash.  Any vehicle such as the Vipers, Diesels, SRTs or any other automobile requiring synthetic oil will have an extra charge.  This offer expires on the 31st of December 2012.