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Top Grand Caravan Trims

Dodge Grand Caravan at All Star Dodge near St. Louis

There are a number of wonderful reasons to love the Dodge Grand Caravan, some of which are related to the wonderful trims that are offered. Today we want to take a look at a few of the trims offered on the wonderful Dodge Grand Caravan at All Star Dodge near St. Louis.

The Grand Caravan SXT added features include chrome exterior trim, foglights, automatic headlights, roof rails,power sliding rear doors, a power liftgate, remote engine start, a larger floor console, leather upholstery with suede inserts and an eight-way power driver seat (with power lumbar).

The SXT’s feature-rich Driver Convenience Group package adds a rear overhead console, an overhead storage bin, automatic climate control, a heated steering wheel, second- and third-row sunshades, heated front and second-row seats, ambient lighting and voice controls.

The range-topping Grand Caravan is the GT. It takes the standard content from the SXT with the Driver Convenience Group (minus the chrome and roof rails)and adds a body-colored grille,a performance-tuned suspension, different wheels, black interior accents, a driver information center, a 115-volt household-style outlet, full leather seating, an eight-way power passenger seat, a 6.5-inch touchscreen display with navigation, a rearview camera and an upgraded nine-speaker audio system.

(Different trims also get access to special options packages. All models can be ordered with a DVD entertainment system, which bundles the GT’s touchscreen with a 9-inch second-row display screen, an HDMI input, the rearview camera, satellite radio, two USB charging ports and a 115-volt power outlet. The Blacktop appearance package, available on the SE Plus and SXT trims, adds silver interior accents and a black grille, wheels and leather interior accents.-edmunds.com)

Test drive and buy the delightful Dodge Grand Caravan at All Star today!

Chrysler Through the Years

New Chrysler Cars at All Star Chrysler near Fenton

Chrysler has been around for a long time and the team at All Star Chrysler near Fenton is proud to be a part of the long tradition. Today we want to take a look at some of the early accomplishments of the Chrysler corporation. You can always check out the latest Chrysler Cars at All Star today!

Walter P. Chrysler joined the Maxwell Motors Company in 1920 and five years later the company was reintroduced as Chrysler Corporation with their flagship car, the Chrysler six. The 1924 Chrysler Six, an all-new car priced at $1,565 that featured two significant innovations – a light, powerful, high-compression six-cylinder engine and the first time four-wheel hydraulic brakes were standard on a passenger car. The well-equipped Chrysler Six also featured aluminum pistons, replaceable oil and air filters, full-pressure lubrication, tubular front axles, shock absorbers and indirect interior lighting.

Within a decade of its founding, Chrysler Corporation’s leadership in innovation had earned for it the label of Detroit’s “engineering company.” Chrysler’s list of early automotive “firsts” included Floating Power (a new method of mounting engines to isolate vibration), replaceable oil filters, downdraft carburetors and one-piece curved windshields.

“Chrysler entered a higher level of competition with its richly appointed Imperial series. With a custom-built body from LeBaron or Briggs, a 145-inch-wheelbase chassis, a 125-horsepower engine and a price tag of $3,145, a typical Imperial of the early 1930s rivaled a Duesenberg in style, but cost only about a third as much!”-chrysler.com

While Chrysler is now a part of a larger overall company, FCA, they have not lost sight of where they came from. Become part of the Chrysler legacy when you purchase one of the many Chrysler Cars at All Star. Join the nearly hundred year history!

Do I Need Guaranteed Financing?

Guaranteed Financing at All Star Dodge near Ladue

It seems you have found yourself in a pickle. You need to get a new car, but your credit is not great. You are worried that you won’t get an auto loan or that if you do, it’s not going to be a very good rate or that it won’t improve your credit score. Luckily, there is guaranteed financing offered at All Star Dodge near Ladue. Today we want to share with you some of the advantages of guaranteed financing.

There are a number of advantages of taking advantage of guaranteed financing at All Star. Advantages: The cars are usually less expensive. Many people prefer to make payments on a weekly basis. Car payments are made face to face, so you know your agent personally and they know you personally. And many of the dealers offering guaranteed auto financing don’t bother with a credit check before selling you a car. You will need to check with the finance department at All Star to verify this information. Each dealership is a little different, but the All Star team works very hard to help every customer and they go the extra mile to ensure that your credit score will be improved through their program.

Does buying a pre-owned vehicle really help me reestablish my credit ?

Yes, when checking with the credit bureau, many lending institutions look at automobile loans closer than any other type of loan (other than home loans) to verify your credit standing. Buying a car from a “buy here, pay here” lot that does not report to the credit reporting agency is simply not a good option because it does not help your credit record at all. All Star is not a buy here, pay here lot, they genuinely want to help you get your credit score back on track. Get to All Star today!

Ram 3500 Going Tungsten

Ram 3500 at All Star Dodge Ram near Saint Charles

We always get really excited when we hear that Ram is going to come out with a new trim level for their trucks. Today we want to talk about a new trim that we are especially excited about on the Ram 1500 that you will be able to get at All Star Dodge Ram near Saint Charles.

The high-end truck market is expanding as customers drop luxury SUVs for kitted-out trucks. The Ram Limited Tungsten Edition adds a number of new features inside and out that make the truck more premium than ever. On the exterior, the 3500 model gets a vented sport hood, body-color bumpers, mirrors, door handles, and running boards, and the massive chrome R-A-M grille. The black headlights are pulled from the Sport model, and the wheels from the Limited trim have a unique satin paint.

“Ram boasts that the Limited Tungsten Edition has the first suede headliner in the pickup truck segment. Blue and indigo-colored accents are found on the instrument cluster, the steering, wheel, doors, and seats. The deep blue and tan interior is quite handsome and is well matched by the real wood trim. Special badging on the interior marks the model.”-autoblog.com

In reality, we really do not know that much about the new Tungsten that is getting ready to come out, but we are super excited about the spy photos we have seen and the rumors we have heard. It also helps that the Ram 3500 is already an amazing vehicle, so we know that whatever this top level Tungsten trim is like, we know for sure that it will be pretty incredible. Learn more about the Ram 3500 lineup of trims at All Star. There is no better truck than a Ram, and no better place to buy one than All Star!

What Does CPO Mean?

Certified Pre-Owned Cars at All Star Dodge Ram near Chesterfield

CPO is a frequently used abbreviation in the auto world, but as most people are not out shopping for new or used cars all of the time, you might not know what CPO stands for or what it means. We want to explain the term CPO and then you will see how it can benefit you if you are shopping for a different vehicle.

First off, CPO stands for Certified Pre Owned.  Most carmakers – Dodge, Ram, Jeep, and Chrysler included – offer used cars through their own factory-certified programs. These programs are backed by the vehicle’s original manufacturer, so the cars are sold and serviced at the same dealerships that sell the carmaker’s new vehicles. This means warranty repairs can be handled nationwide through any associated dealership, which is especially convenient if something goes wrong while you are traveling.

In general, a certified pre-owned car is no more than 6 years old and has less than 100,000 miles. To receive a certification, the dealer puts the car through an extensive inspection. Some dealers will complete repairs or perform needed maintenance if something is found during this inspection. Typically, only the best used cars in the fleet are picked to be certified, which means the car likely hasn’t had extensive bodywork and hasn’t been in a major accident.

“A certified pre-owned label (sometimes referred to as CPO) may also include additional coverage, such as an extended warranty. But buying an extended warranty is not the same as buying a certified used car. While both will cover the car for specific repairs, a standalone warranty usually doesn’t include a presale inspection.”-cars.usnews.com

To check out the selection of CPO cars, trucks, and SUVs that All Star Dodge Ram near Chesterfield has to offer, stop by the dealership or check out their inventory online!

Inventory Specials – A Great Buy!

Inventory Specials at All Star Dodge near Oakville

We are in the thick of summer and the thick of shark week. Both are great to experience, but they can be a little intense at times. There are some times during summer in the St. Louis area that you cannot go outside because of the heat, but are getting tired of being cooped up in the house. We have a suggestion on what you can do to keep yourself busy, stay cool, and maybe find the perfect car for you buy.

Being stuck inside all day usually means that we spend more time on the internet – since you are already out there surfing the web, you might as well head over to All Star Dodge near Oakville. Not their location, although you could since they have a lovely showroom that is inside and nice and cool, we mean their website! All Star is one of those incredible dealerships that does everything they can to make shopping for a new car easy and enjoyable. One way in which they make things easy is to keep their online inventory current with what is on the dealership lot. Their dedicated team works tirelessly to ensure that the vehicles that you see online are available for purchase. (Some dealerships put a bunch of cars on their website, get you excited about a vehicle, then it’s not even available when you get there to buy it – we think that is ridiculous!)

The inventory specials section of the All Star website lists all of the current vehicles that are being offered at special rates. These special rates mean incredible bargains for you! We invite you to check out the online inventory that All Star has to offer. You can even chat live with a member of the All Star team!

Jeep Renegade Possibly 2018’s Best Crossover

Jeep Renegade at All Star Jeep Dealer near Clayton

There are few crossover models on the market today that go over really well, unfortunately  there are a lot of crossovers that have not done well at all. We are not here to talk about those, we are here to talk about the Jeep Renegade for the 2018 model year. It is expected that the Jeep Renegade at All Star Jeep Dealer near Mehlville could be named the best crossover for 2018. Today we want to take a look at what we can expect for the 2018 model year on the Renegade.

“The 2018 Jeep Renegade home will provide you with the best luxury and comfort and ease. This car will be created by the best technicians in neuro-scientific auto portable industry development. The brand-new 2018 jeep renegade can make it easy so that you can drive especially in international and busy roads by simply the by using a the 3 DIMENSIONAL GPS navigation system.”-automotivefree.com

What is changing? The new 2018 Jeep Renegade is not simply more attractive, but these types of are functional changes. Fresh styling should improve sleek. All the other visual modifications will be not so visible. To get example, slight changes will be prepared for framework, although vehicle is going to keep the same surface clearance. It was correctly balanced so 2018 Rebel could fix all ground challenges. Other, notable adjustments are recorded headlights and bumpers, but final look is usually not designed yet, seeing that car will be away late in 2017. In house layout will take 5 travelers. For this model, business prepared new dashboard, when almost all of the instruments will be upgraded or replace by simply new features.

For more information on the current Jeep Renegade or to learn more about the 2018 Jeep Renegade, head to All Star. Their friendly and knowledgeable team is ready to assist you!

Subtle Pacifica Changes for 2018

Chrysler Pacifica at All Star Chrysler near North County

In 2017, Chrysler took our preconceived notions of minivans and turned them on their heads to bring us the Chrysler Pacifica. This minivan was more of a crossover than the minivan we expected and we were thrilled! Since the Pacifica is so new, we don’t expect to see any major changes for the 2018 model year, but there will be some subtle changes. Changes that, once they take place, you will be able to see on the different Pacifica models at All Star Chrysler near North County.

We expect no changes to the look or feel of the 2018 Pacifica. This shouldn’t be an issue, given the modern looks of this new minivan. We also expect the interior to remain unchanged, as it’ll continue with its upscale feel, roomy third row, and tons of available luxury features.

We also expect no changes to the Pacifica’s standard features. If this proves accurate, it will come standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, heated mirrors, keyless entry and ignition, three-zone climate control, a tilt and telescoping steering wheel, a 5-inch touchscreen with rearview camera, and a six-speaker audio system.

The powertrain is another area we expect no changes, so we anticipate seeing the same 3.6-liter V6 with 287 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. This engine pairs with a nine-speed automatic transmission that delivers power to the front wheels. The Pacifica Hybrid is a plug-in hybrid producing 260 hp, a 33-mile EV range, and an 84 mpg-e combined fuel-economy rating.”-carsdirect.com

We do expect a few subtle changes in regards to the options and packages that are additional to different trim levels. (This model will be considered a carryover, that means very few changes from the prior year.)

Test drive the wonderful Chrysler Pacifica at All Star today!

Changes for the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited at All Star Jeep Dealer near Clayton

It’s that time of the year when we get to start seeing the different spy shots on the models that will be seeing the changes for the next model year. Today we want to take a look at the changes that we think we saw on the latest spy shots of the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon that you will be able to get at All Star Jeep Dealer near Clayton for 2018.

  • Solid frame, fixed roll cage in roughly the same location as current sport bar
  • Fully removable roof
  • Fully removable doors
  • Overall vehicle and windows/windshield appear taller above the belt line (more headroom and better visibility?)
  • Turns signal on side mirrors which are attached higher on the doors (within new window moldings) than current model.
  • Character line/belt line that runs the length of the car from A pillar to the rear
  • New larger front bumper design which extends out further
  • Fog lights location moved from middle of bumper to the edges
  • Front fenders end higher and contain LED light strips
  • Larger, more blunt/upright grille with kinked slats that bend slightly in the middle
  • Headlights curve into the outer grille slats (matches the previously leaked grille exactly)
  • Hood is slightly longer and appears to be less angular and with less forward rake than the current model
  • Rubicon hood looks similar to the current one, with black vents flanking a center hump
  • Hood latches position have moved forward slightly toward the edge of the hood
  • “Vent and boomerang styling detail on front quarter panels, immediately aft of the front fenders”-jlwranglerforums.com
  • Fold down windshield with two side hinges instead of current center hinge (previously reported by jeep.com)
  • Taller, more raked windshield appears to sit lower (closer to the hood) with flatter glass (compared to current convex windshield)

While these are the changes that we saw, they may not be the final changes – we will have to wait and find out!

New Interior on the Jeep Wrangler for 2018

Jeep Wrangler at All Star Jeep Dealer near University City

It’s no secret that the Jeep Wrangler at All Star Jeep Dealer near University City is probably one of the best off-road capable SUV models on the market today. It offers agility for off road driving, and comfort and style for day to day in town trips. Today we want to share with you more about the new interior that we can expect to see on the 2018 Jeep Wrangler.

The Wrangler is the heart and soul of the Jeep brand, and its success sets the tone for the entire Jeep lineup. Although no one can criticize the current Wrangler’s off-road chops, many (including us) have commented on the rig’s low-tech interior. Such an interior helps simplify things while you’re out wheeling, but modern amenities nevertheless would be welcome on the daily commute. We can’t comment on the quality of the forthcoming interior, but these spy photos reveal that the Wrangler’s technology is set to increase dramatically.

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler will adopt the latest iteration of Fiat Chrysler’s easy-to-operate and quick-to-respond system in the form of Uconnect 3.0. Although our spy photographer didn’t get close enough to measure the screen, we presume the top-end unit will measure 8.4 inches as it does in other FCA products (expect lower-end 2018 Wranglers to run the smaller but still intuitive and quick 5.0-inch touchscreen setup).

Although expected to be lighter than its predecessor thanks to increased use of aluminum, the 2018 Wrangler’s chassis won’t stray from the truck’s traditionalist formula. Body-on-frame construction and solid axles at both ends are all but given, as are two- and four-door body styles. (A pickup version is coming as well!) (This information was gathered from caranddriver.com and jeep.com.)

You can expect to see the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler in late 2017 or very early 2018 at All Star!