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Rumors About the Dodge Journey

Dodge Journey at All Star Dodge near Illinois

The Dodge Journey has been a key part of the Dodge line up for a number of years now. It is incredibly family friendly, fun to drive, and remarkably capable. There have been rumors that the Dodge Journey would be getting a redesign for this year, but as it turns out, we probably won’t be seeing that redesign until 2019. Today we want to take a look at some of the changes that we might be seeing on the Journey when the redesign comes out. You can always check out the current technology and characteristics on the Dodge Journey at All Star Dodge near Illinois.

Dodge will borrow the Giulia’s rear-wheel drive architecture from sister company Alfa Romeo. The next Journey will consequently be more dynamic to drive than the current model, which is front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive will be offered at an extra cost for buyers who frequently tackle adverse weather conditions.

It’s reasonable to assume that the next Journey will use a 2.0-liter turbo four. Rated at about 300 horsepower, the mill will be inaugurated next year by the fourth-generation Wrangler, and it will trickle down to other members of the Fiat-Chrysler family such as the Dodge Charger. The four will be bolted to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

“Whether we’ll see a V6 in the next Journey is up in the air at this point. Buyers in Europe will be able to order the crossover — which is known as the Fiat Freemont locally — with a turbodiesel engine that we won’t get on this side of the pond.”-digitaltrends.com

For more information on the current Dodge Journey and to take a test drive of this incredible vehicle, head to All Star today! Their team is waiting to serve you!

 

Dodge Durango is the Right Size

Dodge Durango at All Star Dodge near Florissant

Lately it would seem as though certain governmental agencies would like for us to drive around in tiny little clown cars. They claim they are better for the environment and so one. The problem that we see is that many people just do not fit in those tiny little cars. If you are more than five feet and five inches tall and weight more than one hundred and fifty pounds just are not going to ride very comfortably in this clown cars. If you do not fit the above classifications, or just want more room for your family, then you need to check out the Dodge Durango at All Star Dodge near Florissant.

The Dodge Durango is a roomy SUV that is built to accommodate its driver and passengers comfortably. It also has a powerful engine that is capable of any road trip. The Dodge Durango is powered by a 293-horsepower 3.6-liter V-6 or a 360-horsepower 5.7-liter V-8. Both engines are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Base SXT and volume-leader GT models get the V-6; sporty R/T and premium Citadel models get the V-8. All models come with rear-wheel or all-wheel drive but there are important differences: SXT and GT models get a single-speed, full-time system that lacks a low range, something addressed by the two-speed, active-on-demand system on R/T and Citadel trims. This means if you need a low range for off-road duties, you have to opt for a V-8. (Compiled from dodge.com and detroitnews.com)

For more information on the Dodge Durango or to take a test drive of this comfortable and power SUV, head to All Star. Their team would love to show you everything that the Durango has to offer!

All Star Dealership Knows You Best!

Dodge, Ram, Jeep, and Chrysler Cars at All Star near St. Peters

Spring is in the air and we are enjoying the time that we are getting to spend outside. It is the time of year that we start to get get outside and cruise the suburbs of St. Louis in order to take in the beauty of the countryside. How are you getting around this spring? Are you taking that old car you have siting in your garage? It that car tired and worn out? It’s probably seen better days. We think that it is time that you head to All Star near St. Peters and check out their vast selection of new and used cars, trucks, and SUVs. There are so many that you can choose from! If you want something sporty, look at the Dodge Charger and the Dodge Challenger – you can get them with HEMI engines for added power. If you need something for your springtime yard projects, look at the Ram truck models, each of the 1500, 2500, and 3500 models have a little something different to offer. Maybe going off-road is more your style – if so, then you need to check out the entire Jeep line of vehicles; all of which are designed to handle each and every off-road adventure. (It would seem like the only thing that it cannot do is drive vertically!) If you are not sure which of the many vehicles would be right for you, we encourage you to talk with some of the members of the All Star team. They know everything that there is to know about the many models that are on the All Star lot. From the Chrysler 200 to the Jeep Patriot, the All Star team has the knowledge and passion to help you find the right vehicle. Head to All Star today for your Dodge, Ram, Jeep, and Chrysler Cars!

Get Your Paws on Some Parts!

Parts Department at All Star Dodge near St. Louis

We hope that everyone in the St. Louis area enjoyed the Mardi Gras celebrations that took place over the weekend. It was a little cooler than what we would have liked it to be, but it was still a blast! One of our favorite parts every year is the dog parade. You get to see all of the proud pets owners with their animals – which happen to match each other. We really like it when groups match each other. This does not just extend to costumes for a fun parade or party, but also to the different parts that are in your Dodge Ram engines. When you buy a brand new car, you know that all of the parts were installed by the manufacturer and that the parts were designed to work with each other in perfect harmony, giving you the best possible performance.

It is incredibly important that you replace the engine parts of your Dodge Ram vehicles with parts that were made by your manufacturer. Even though you can find comparable parts at your local auto body store, most of the time they were designed to fit a broad spectrum of engines, so while a given part might work okay on your engine in the short term, long term, those parts are going to cost you in efficiency and engine wear and tear. If you are not sure which parts would be best for the job that you need to do, head to All Star Dodge near St. Louis and talk to the team members in the parts and repair department. They would be more than happy to point you in the right direction for parts, or even do the job for you if you do not want to get your hands dirty. Stop by today!

Charger Technology – Top Marks!

Dodge Charger at All Star Dodge near North County

The Dodge Charger is one of those cars that is powerful and fun to drive. What people often fail to realize is that the Dodge Charger at All Star Dodge near North County, is also incredibly capable. So capable, in fact, that a lot of police departments across the country are beginning to use the special Dodge Charger Pursuit for their police force vehicles. Today we want to talk about what makes the Dodge Charger Pursuit just so very special.

The 2017 Charger Pursuit has eyes in the back of its head. Actually, those eyes are in the rear fascia because the car makes use of its rear park assist system and back-up camera to give the cops inside some secondary assistance. This isn’t for parking. It’s to make sure nobody is lurking behind the car waiting to ambush the officers.

If someone is behind the car, the rear sensors alert the officers in the cabin. A chime sounds, and the camera system activates to let the cops see what’s going on. Also, the doors automatically lock, the windows roll up, and the taillights flash. You can’t sneak up on the 2017 Charger Pursuit when this package is activated, and that is a great thing for officers idling in the field. “A system the rest of us use to make parking easier has been reworked to make officer’s lives safer. That’s a solid use of technology.”-motorauthority.com

While the Dodge Charger Pursuit is not commercially available for purchase, you can get the other Dodge Charger trims at All Star. Their team would love to take you on a test drive so that you can experience just how capable the Dodge Charger truly is. Drive it today!

 

Demon Challenger Coming!

Dodge Challenger at All Star Dodge near Kirkwood

We love the Dodge Challenger and its many trims. It is by far one of the most popular sports cars on the market, and we recently got word that the Challenger would be coming out with a Demon trim. Today we want to take a look at some of the features of this model. You can always get more information on this model at All Star Dodge near Kirkwood.

Performance Pages will be accessible through an 8.4-inch UConnect touchscreen infotainment system, and can bring up real-time graphs showing horsepower and torque; gauges for engine temperature, oil pressure, air-fuel ratio, and boost pressure; a g meter showing lateral and longitudinal g forces; and timers for reaction time, 0-60 mph, eighth mile, and quarter mile performance. Performance Pages will also feature driver-selectable line lock, rpm-adjustable launch control, and adjustability for the shift light in the gauge cluster. All of this data can be recorded so drivers can compare results and improve their technique or adjust for different track or weather conditions.

“An image of the Uconnect screen reveals the Demon will use a liquid-to-air intercooler just like the Hellcat. However, the Demon will get the first-ever factory application of an after-run chiller, which keeps the cooling fans and intercooler pump running after shutdown until it reaches a target temperature. Naturally, the Demon will also offer different drive modes, including Auto (Street), Drag, and Custom. Each mode has multiple tuning options, but Custom lets you mix and match performance attributes from Street and Drag.”-motortrend.com

For more information on the Dodge Challenger and the different trims that are offered, head to All Star. Their team would be more than happy to take you on a test drive and experience the power of the Dodge Challenger.

Think You Know the Dodge Grand Caravan

Dodge Grand Caravan at All Star Dodge near University City

The Dodge Grand Caravan at All Star Dodge near University City is one of the top selling minivans of all time. It is a great family vehicle that has a smooth ride and is fun to drive. Today we would like to take a look at some of the earlier versions of this model so that we can see just how far this model has come through the years.

The long wheelbase Grand Caravan was introduced in 1987. During the 1960s, Dodge did sell a small cargo van adapted for passenger use, called the Dodge A100 which was discontinued in 1970 and replaced by the larger, full-sized Dodge B-series van in 1971.

Beginning with model year 1987, all trim levels were also available in a long wheelbase variant, marketed as the Grand Caravan, which allowed more cargo space behind the rear seat. Interior trim, controls, and instrumentation were borrowed from the Chrysler K platform, and coupled with the lower floor enabled by the front-wheel-drive, the Caravan featured car-like ease of entry. There were three trim levels: base, SE, and LE.

Base vans came equipped for five passengers in two rows of seating. The LE came with seven passengers standard in three rows of seating. The base van had two bucket seats with attached armrests and open floor space between them in the front, a three-person bench seat in the second row. The seven-passenger came with two bucket seats with attached armrests and open floor space between them in the front, a two-person bench seat in the second row, and a three-person bench seat in the back row.

For more information on the Dodge Grand Caravan, head to All Star. Their team would love to take you on a test drive!

Could Guaranteed Financing be Right for You?

Guaranteed Financing at All Star Dodge in MO

What do you do when you need a different car but maybe don’t have awesome credit? Do you settle for a sub par car with an astronomical interest rate, or do you go to a dealership that is looking out for you and wants to help you find a great car at a great price? The answer seems to be pretty easy, you go to the dealership that is willing to help you out. You head to All Star Dodge in MO and work with their finance team to attain guaranteed financing.

How does the Guaranteed Financing Program work?

We have lenders that work with individuals with a variety of credit issues. Depending on the extent of your credit issues, you may be required to have a cash down payment up front. The amount that you are allowed to borrow will depend on your credit application. To determine your qualifications, simply fill out a credit application and we will get back to you within minutes! The terms of the loan allowed for the annual percentage rate will vary depending on your credit history.

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.

For more information on the guaranteed financing program at All Star, contact their finance department. They would love to assist you in getting your credit back on track!

Are Inventory Specials a Great Deal?

Inventory Specials at All Star Dodge near St. Peters

When you are shopping for a new car, you will notice that there are a bunch of different options available to you. Some options will save you a lot of money, some, not so much. However, if you take advantage of the new car inventory specials at All Star Dodge near St. Peters, you are sure to get a great price on your next new car.

You might be wondering if inventory specials are really that great of a deal. The short answer is yes! The long answer is that these new cars that are part of the inventory specials are drastically discounted. This discount happens for a number of reasons. One reason is that the manufacturer is discounting the model in an effort to get more people driving that specific vehicle. For example, if a new model has been introduced, you might be able to get a great deal if the manufacturer is looking to raise brand awareness. Another reason that a specific vehicle could be discounted is because the dealership has too many of them on the lot. Sometimes, a dealer will order a bunch of a specific model, thinking that they will be able to sell them, and they don’t. This means a surplus of a specific vehicle that the dealer needs to move off of their lot to make room for other models. This is a simple case of supply and demand. It might also be that the dealership just wants to offer you a great deal! All Star is cool like that!

We invite you to head to All Star and walk their lot to see what all new cars on currently on special. Their team will help you find the right model for you!

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We Love the Dodge Journey!

Dodge Journey at All Star near Fenton

The Dodge Journey is a delightful crossover that has been well loved since it was introduced in 2007. Over the years it has a number of updates and each one has been more incredible than the last. Today we want to take a look back at the journey the Dodge Journey at All Star near Fenton has taken.

Identified internally as the JC49, the Journey shares a modified platform with the Dodge Avenger and an identical wheelbase to the outgoing short wheel base Chrysler minivan, a slightly shorter wheelbase 113.8 in (2,891 mm) than the outgoing Chrysler Pacifica. Featuring 5 or (5+2) passenger seating with four forward-hinged doors, the Journey is available with a four-cylinder engine, as with past models of the Chrysler minivans.

Production versions of 2009 model year vehicles went on sale in March 2008 in North America, and mid-2008 elsewhere. A version for the Chinese market was unveiled at Auto China in 2008, marketed as the JCUV. Initial model production began in 2009.  Halfway through the 2009 model year, the model name emblem moved to the right-end of the trunk lid, replaced by the brand emblem.

Revisions for the 2011 model year include modifications to the grille, lower front fascia, redesigned interior, suspension, steering, powertrain, and use of Dodge’s new logo, launched in 2010, as well as LED Taillights as standard on SE and above trim levels.

For the 2012 model year, the Journey becomes Dodge’s smallest SUV after FCA stopped manufacturing smaller but more expensive counterpart, the Nitro. In 2014 the Journey Crossroad was introduced, with a crossover theme. The Crossroad has “platinum chrome” accents along the lower part of the body and in the interior, a large bumper, smoked head- and taillights, a black grille, rocker panels, rails for a roof rack, and a skid plate simile at the rear. (This information was compiled from dodge.com and nadaguides.com.)