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Guaranteed Financing for Auto Loan St. Louis

guaranteed auto loan in st. louisAll Star Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep Dealer offers Guaranteed Auto Loan St. Peters program in Missouri.  If you’re really in need of a new vehicle, but your credit score isn’t good enough to get a standard loan, you might want to head down to your local Jeep dealership.

Many of the loans that Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep  dealerships are able to secure for consumers are for those who have a credit score of 680 or less.  In the world of credit, scores can range from 300-850, but for most Americans a 711 is average.  When it comes to securing a loan the number 620 becomes the dividing line between a prime and subprime loan.  The difference between these two types of loans is that a prime loan is given to consumers that are most likely not to miss a payment and a subprime loan is given to those who are at a higher risk of making a late payment or potentially defaulting.

What Chrysler  has done is to allow their dealerships to partner with local banks that specialize in higher risk loans, which gives consumers the ability to rebuild their credit and get a Jeep all at the same time.  Depending on what kind of credit buyers have, the loan can be secured for a value priced new Jeep or may be offered on a used model either at that particular location or somewhere in the Jeep inventory.

The Chrysler Corporation has long been known for offering value priced vehicles to consumers and they are extending that theme to insure that more people have the opportunity to drive a Jeep.  If you’re on the fence of trying to decide if you can afford that next car, stop by your Jeep dealership and you might be surprised at what they have to offer.

Chrysler Cars Featured Live on Upcoming On-line Presentation

chrysler cars in mo chrysler buildingAll Star Dodge Dealer, home of a wide selection of new Chrysler cars near Wood River is very pleased to announce that Chrysler Group’s annual “What’s New Day” created for social media at the Chelsea Proving Grounds in Michigan is about to be launched for 2013.  Many media sources will be present at the event and Chrysler Digital Media will feature as many as 7 streaming segments which will be able to be viewed live online at 10:00 in the morning to around 2:00 in the afternoon Eastern Standard Time.

According to Chrysler News some of the featured segments from experts on the Chrysler cars will include;

While the lineup may change at the last second, below is the latest schedule (according to Chrysler News), with start times and the topics for each presentation on Chrysler cars which will each run approximately for a duration of around ten to 20 minutes for each presentation;

  • 10 a.m.: Ram Truck media event
  • 11 a.m.: Fiat 500L, with new Head of FIAT Brand for North America Jason Stoicevich
  • Noon: Dodge brand, with Director of Dodge Brand Richard Cox
  • 12:30 p.m.: Ram Truck “firsts” with Director of Ram Brand Product Marketing Bob Hegbloom
  • 1 p.m.: Jeep brand with Head of Jeep Brand Product Marketing Jim Morrison
  • 1:30 p.m.: SRT Motorsports with SRT Viper ALMS Driver Tommy Kendall
  • 2 p.m.: SRT Core Models Vehicle Integration Responsible for 300 SRT and Charger SRT Marty Jagoda, and SRT Viper TA with Manager of Vehicle Integration for Viper Erich Heuschele

To tune in to the live segments go to http://www.livestream.com/chryslercommunications.  If you are unavailable for the live coverage, you can watch the segments after the presentation with on demand viewing.

Chrysler will tweet and post on Facebook on the company’s social channels all through the day.  “Viewers may also follow #ChryslerLive on your favorite hashtag-enabled platforms,” according to Chrysler News.

To learn more about new and used Chrysler cars, visit us today at All Star Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep Dealer in St. Louis.

The new Jeep Wrangler Making Everyday an Adventure

Jeep Wrangler available at local Jeep DealerAll Star Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep Dealer St. Peters in MO, is pleased to announce that according to Jeep news the new Jeep Wrangler is “a tough authentic legend born to rule the trails and the urban jungle, the 2013 Jeep Wrangler is made to make everyday behind the wheel , a thrilling adventure.”

This is the third consecutive year for the Jeep brand to win “Four Wheeler of the Year” award from Four Wheeler magazine.

The new Jeep Wrangler has many editions to choose from with several feature options from comfort to function. Inside the new Jeep Wrangler ample storage space is found along with improved Noise, Vibration Harness providing comfort and convenience.

The Wrangler offers plenty of power with a V6 engine standard in the line up.
With a powerful and efficient 3.6L Penstar V6 engine the new Jeep Wrangler is rated at an average of 17 city/ 21 hwy mpg. This 285 horsepower engine provides you with power and fuel efficiency delivering up to 260 pound-feet of torque.

The new Jeep Wrangler is equipped with a wide range of safety and security features:

*Standard advanced multistage front airbags providing protection by matching airbag output to impact severity
*Available side-supplemental airbags with sensor detection
*Body-on-frame construction
*On-Road/Off-Road Four-Wheel Disc Antilock Brake System and brake assist

“The 2013 Jeep Wrangler ranks 16 out of 21 Affordable Compact SUVs.” -US News

“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.”-Kelly 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.” -AutoWeek 2012

Features of the 2014 Jeep Patriot

jeep patriot in MOAll Star Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep Dealer Glendale in Missouri, is pleased to announce the 2014 Jeep Patriot with a new 6 speed automatic transmission paired with the Magna Dynamax All-Wheel-Drive system.

Jeep will end Patriot production after the 2014 model is launched just a few months before Compass, but according to Jeep, plans may change depending on Patriot sales.

In 2013 the Jeep Patriot gets a new wheel design and for 2011 the body was updated with “with corners rounded off, and the back muffler mostly covered or blacked out. Real-world gas mileage should be better and the 2.4 is a little quieter; steering and handling are tighter as well,” says Chrysler News.  The 2011 Jeep was revised with new rear fascias as well as a body colored grill as well as a 1 inch increase in ride height.  Ride and handling was refined with improved steering and suspension, and standard fog lamps were updated as well as 17 inch wheels added.

The Jeep Patriot has received new Interior features including; new soft touch front-door trim panels with a padded upper surface, upgraded center armrest, new integrated controls on the steering wheel to enable radio, cruise control, and cell phone to be operated keeping hands on the wheel.  Other interior enhancements include; new cloth interior, with premium cloth bucket seats in the front, standard speed control on all models,  new backlighting of door switches, door locks, windows and power mirror controls and standard automatic temperature control  included on the Latitude X trim level.

To learn more about a new or used Jeep Patriot, or to schedule a test drive, stop in and see us today at All Star Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep Dealer in Bridgeton MO.

Famous Dodge Cars

dodge challenger in MOAll Star Dodge, home of a wide selection of new St. Louis Dodge Cars such as the Challenger in MO, knows that there are many infamous Dodge cars with a long and interesting history, ssuch as the Dodge Challenger and Charger.  From 1970-1974  Dodge launched some highly competitive contenders in the muscle car class which gave the Ford Mustang (as well as the Chevy Camaro) a run for its money-the Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger.  These vehicles were withdrawn over the model cycle.  But today, having made a comeback, these cars are in great demand-particularly the Dodge cars with the V8 Hemi engines. According to AllPar, “many have retrofit installations of these engines. Model year totals are official data.”

Dodge Charger

In 1971 through 1974 Dodge ”offered two intermediate lines for this cycle,” says AllPar. “The Charger was a coupe or hardtop on a 2.9 meter wheelbase unibody platform, shared with the Plymouth Satellite.”  “It was a striking design, appearing to be in motion while standing still. The Super and R/T were offered for 1971, but performance options did remain through 1974,”according to AllPar.

Dart Demon Coupe

Dart Demon coupe, introduced in  1971 through 1972, and Dart Sport coupe, 1973 to 1976, were both built on the Valiant unibody. “Plymouth designed the Duster with coupe styling (from the rear door back), fold down rear seats (after 1972), and a low base price, and its popularity prompted Chrysler to offer a Dodge version despite the once different brand identities,” says AllPar.   “Data sources combine U.S. and Canadian production of these cars with that of the Dart sedan and hardtop, which used the longer Dart wheelbase also introduced in 1967.”

Coronet Sedan

The Coronet sedan and wagon was introduced in 1971 through 1974. “This was the second intermediate line, on a 3 meter wheelbase unibody, a bit larger than the Plymouth Satellite, but with no additional interior room,” explains AllPar.  “They were clean designs, more so than competing designs or the follow up cars introduced for 1975. Model year production, including fleet and export models, are estimated from available data, which does not clearly report body style totals.”

Test drive classic new Dodge cars in St. Louis MO today at All Star Dodge Dealer, you won’t be disappointed!

Used 2013 Chrysler Cars-the 300 RWD 4dr Car

used chrysler cars-300 in moAll Star Dodge Dealer, home of a wide range of used Chrysler cars near O’Fallon is pleased to announce that the 2013 Chrysler 300 (available on our inventory specials page) has ranked 2nd out of 8 Affordable Large Cars according to BestCars.com.

The Chrysler 300 is reported to have “composted handling,” great acceleration power, and a well-appointed interior cabin according to auto reviewers it’s- “among the most refined affordable large cars.”

If you are in the market for a slightly used Chrysler, the Chrysler 300 is a great selection.  With a base V6 that provides more than adequate power, mated with an 8 speed automatic transmission, this standard trim level provides a smooth and refined ride.  The 300 offers an EPA estimated fuel economy rating of 19 miles per gallon in the city and 31 miles per gallon on the highway.  Optional features include; a Hemi V8 engine mated with a five-speed automatic transmission.  The 300 SRT8 option provides an even more powerful engine.

The 300 gets high points for its comfortable ride and well-appointed interior from auto reviewers who say the interior materials are the best in this class.  The cabin is very roomy and it comes with more features than most vehicles in the Large Car class.

Standard features include; leather seats, heated front seats, push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control and Uconnect infotainment system with Bluetooth phone and audio streaming and a USB port.

The large screen on Chrysler’s Uconnect also gets great reviews due to its large easy to read, user friendly features.  Options include; backup camera, front and rear parking sensors, an upgraded stereo and a blind spot monitoring system.

“Rear-seat room is a sore spot, and we have a few niggling issues with the climate/audio control interface. Still, the 300 is a classy large sedan that delivers a refined driving experience.” — Consumer Guide

“Chrysler’s 300 Sedan for 2013 certainly offers a plethora of tech-based features worth highlighting, but the most memorable first impression is the remarkably quiet cabin and supple ride.” — Kelley Blue Book

“I basically like everything about this 2012 Chrysler 300C. I could probably find some nits to pick, but at the moment, I’m digging the power, the way the engine sounds like a hot rod, the ride/handling mix, interior quality and roominess-pretty much all of it.” — AutoWeek (2012)

“It’s not that I wouldn’t want the 300S as my very own, but it has such a masculine vibe that it perfectly suits stylish men with families. These stylish men, however, must be willing to share with their spouses; it’s the mack-daddy car that mack mommies also will enjoy.” — Mother Proof (2012)

2014 Dodge Ram Heavy Duty

Dodge Ram 2500 in MOAll Star Dodge Dealer offers a wide range of new Dodge Ram trucks in Bridgeton, such as the 2014 Ram Heavy Duty which offers best-in-class towing, best-in-class payload and best-in-class Gross Combined Weight Rating.

The new 2014 Dodge RAM HD offers the largest displacement V-8 in the segment, all-new 6.4-liter HEMI which also delivers best-in-class power for the heavy duty pickup truck class.

2014 Ram 2500 HD Dodge Ram has a sticker price of $29,600, plus $1,095 destination.  The optional 6.4-liter HEMI model is available for an additional $1,495 equipped 5.7-liter HEMI-powered engine.

If you are looking for a large gas powertrain or a  manual or automatic transmission in a diesel engine, available at a great price, the RAM HD 2500 is the best choice you could make.

Features available in the new Dodge Ram, according to Chrysler News are;

  • Available 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 delivers best-in-class 410 horsepower (306 kW) at 5,600 rpm and 429 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,000 rpm, and features VVT with Fuel Saver cylinder deactivation
  • Standard 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 delivers 383 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 400 lb.-ft. of torque
  • variable-valve timing for greater efficiency and performance
  • Available 6.7-liter Cummins High-Output Turbo Diesel produces 385 horsepower at 2,800 rpm and best-in-class 850 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Exclusive factory rear air suspension
  • New gooseneck/fifth wheel capability for Ram 2500
  • Ram PowerWagon increases capability with all-new 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 engine and new suspension
  • New best-in-class dual alternator systems up to 440 amps
  • New 18- and 20-inch wheel packages
  • Unsurpassed powertrain warranty including coverage for five years/100,000 miles – and best-in-class 15,000-mile oil change interval on the Cummins diesel engine

Test drive a new 2014 Dodge RAM HD truck today at All Star Dodge Dealer located in St. Louis MO, you won’t be disappointed!

The new Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan Best Value Award Winner

dodge grand caravan in St. LouisWith 81 interior configurations allowing you to transform your new Dodge Grand Caravan St. Louis Minivan in seconds it easy to see its capability and versatility.

The new Dodge Caravan Minivan boasts 45 safety, security and technology features including:

  • Electric Stability Control
  • Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path Detection
  • USAA Minivan Best Value award winner
  • 2013 IIHS Safety Pick

There are 5 Models to choose from when looking at the new Dodge Caravan Minivan with an MSRP starting at $19,995 for the AVP Model.

Boasting a Pentastar V6 for traveling, hauling and towing not only does this new Dodge Caravan Minivan offer performance but with up to 25 mpg fuel economy is just another aspect showing its capability.

The new Dodge Caravan Minivan brings stylish and versatile ways to the road whether driving across town or moving across country it’s done with ease. Providing extra stability with the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) feature assists drivers through those unfortunate conditions. The ESC senses wheel slippage and responds automatically during extreme steering thus resulting in better handling.

The improved All-Speed Traction Control system adds grip on snow and ice with out having to be switched on and off. Paired with the ESC the new Dodge Caravan Minivan offers Brake Assist sensing a driver’s emergency braking and boosts power when needed making this new Minivan ready for any condition.
Another great feature offered on the new Dodge Caravan Minivan is the load-leveling and height control feature that maintains balance based on the weight of passengers and cargo. Automatically adjusting the height for the best handling and stability.

Dodge Grand Caravan is the most awarded Minivan ever. Based on automotive awards for Minivans (1984-2012)
Dodge Caravan is the best-selling minivan ever. Based on total Minivan sales 1984-2010 CYTD (July)

New Ram 1500 Offers Best-in-class Fuel Efficiency

new dodge ram in moAll Star Dodge Dealer home of a wide selection of new Dodge RAM trucks in Saint Louis MO is pleased to announce that the new Dodge RAM for 2014 is the very first truck brand to offer a small displacement diesel for its half ton model.

The new Dodge Ram 1500 has a list price of $24,200, plus $1,095 destination; EcoDiesel option priced $2,850 greater than similarly equipped HEMI-powered Ram 1500

The following features are offered on new Dodge RAM trucks including;

  • Best-in-class fuel economy with new 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine featuring
  • 240 horsepower, 420 lb.-ft. of torque and a TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Award winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine delivers 42 percent more horsepower, 13 percent more torque (305 horsepower 269 lb.-ft. torque) and at least 20 percent better fuel economy when compared to the previous 3.7-liter V-6 engine
  • 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 with Fuel Saver Technology and variable-valve timing (VVT) provides 395 horsepower, 410 lb.-ft. of torque
  • First-in-segment Fuel Saver Technology, TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission, stop-start
  • New front park assist system available
  • Class-exclusive air suspension enhances fuel economy
  • Best-in-class aerodynamics
  • Award-winning Uconnect Access offers alternative ways to access new connected services and applications via the vehicle’s 8.4-inch touchscreen display or the web
  • Unsurpassed powertrain warranty – five years/100,000 miles

Last year’s Ram 1500 took the honors for Motor Trend’s Truck of the year and the North American Truck of the year award as well as the best Truck of Texas honors and the RAM 1500 EcoDiesel engine delivers best in class fuel economy which helps the Dodge RAM truck become one of the best vehicles in the industry when it comes to consumer loyalty.

To learn more about the new 2014 Dodge Ram, contact us today at All Star Dodge Dealership in Saint Louis MO.

Dodge Dealer Announces KBB’s Award for Dodge Dart and Fiat 500

 

new dodge dart in MOAll Star Dodge Dealer Bridgeton is pleased to announce that the 2013 Dodge Dart and the 2013 Fiat 500 were deemed the “10 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000” by Kelly Blue Book.   This is the second consecutive year the Dodge Dart received the award, confirming the fun to drive vehicles’ positive attributes.  This year is the third year in a row that the Fiat 500 was selected by Kelly Blue Book for the “10 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000.”

 

“The 2013 Dodge Dart blends Alfa Romeo DNA with Dodge’s passion for performance and style, loaded with state-of-the-art technology and class-leading safety features, starting at $15,995,” says Chrysler News. “The Fiat 500 offers iconic city-friendly design, engaging driving dynamics and modern styling, starting at $16,000,” All Par notes.

 

According to Kelley Blue Book editors; “Dodge Dart is an American car with Italian roots, the Dodge Dart is a product of the Chrysler Group and parent company Fiat. This multi-national compact sedan offers its own unique combination of personalization and performance, including the entire tech you need.”

 

Editors at KBB stated “The Fiat 500 may be seven inches shorter than a Mini Cooper, but it’s equally big on personality. True cool is more than skin deep, and underneath all that adorable is a pleasant little subcompact car.”

 

“Making KBB.com’s list of the 10 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000 for multiple years running is confirmation that both the Dodge Dart and Fiat 500 continue to break the mold,” Reid Bigland, Head of U.S. Sales – Chrysler Group LLC, said. “Combining state-of-the-art technology with sleek styling, both vehicles up their ‘cool-factor’ without sacrifice.”