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Dodge Ram Upfit Kit Choices

 construction worker When looking to purchase a new commercial Dodge Ram truck for sale near St. Louis, it’s important to consider you upfit options.  Ram truck buyers get the convenience of seven diverse model choices, all with a unique blend of upfit options.  Today, let’s take a quick look at the selection you can expect.

Heavy Duty – Upfit options for this model include: Snow Plow Upfits; ToolBox Upfit; and Service Capsule Upfit.

Ram Chassis Cab –  Upfit options for this model include: Service Upfits; Platform Upfits; Dump Upfits; Box Van Upfits; Refrigeration Upfits; Landscaper Upfits; Mechanic Upfits; Ambulance Upfits; and Wrecker Upfits.

Ram ProMaster Window Van –  Upfit options for this model include: Livery Interior Upfit and Mobility Interior Upfit.

Ram ProMaster Cargo Van –  Upfit options for this model include: Trades Interior Upfit; Mobile Office Interior Upfit; and Delivery Interior Upfit.

Ram ProMaster Chassis Cab –  Upfit options for this model include: Platform Upfits and Box Van Upfits.

Ram ProMaster Cutaway Van –  Upfit options for this model include: Service Upfits and Box Van Upfits.

C/V Tradesman –  Upfit options for this model include a Custom Trades Upfit.

As you can see, many trades are able to benefit from this wide range of upfit options. Trades that often decide on a Ram truck with upfit kit include: painting; plumbing; construction; locksmith; emergency; highway maintenance; electrical; passenger transport; and delivery.

Make sure your team has the right vehicle with the upfit kit needed to efficiently complete their job.  Meet with a St. Louis Dodge Ram dealer specialist at All-Star Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram today!  The All-Star team will help you choose the Commercial Ram Truck that best fits your needs, making your job easier and more profitable.

Dodge Cars Receive “Total Quality” Awards

new dodge dealer award in MOAll Star Dodge Dealer near Ellisville in Missouri is pleased to announce that Dodge and Chrysler earned 4 awards from “Best 2013 Total Quality” in Strategic Vision’s annual Total Quality Index (TQI).  The winning vehicles include; the Dodge Dart, Dodge Durango, Chrysler Town & Country, and Chrysler 200 Convertible.

Strategic Vision awards the winners based on evaluation of over 440 variables including driving excitement, reliability, sales, and overall satisfaction ratings from over 17,000 vehicle owners.

As many as 4 Dodge and Chrysler models earned the honors of Best 2013 Total Quality award including;

  • Dodge Dart- leader in the small compact car segment (which is highly competitive)
  • Chrysler Town and Country-received the highest marks in the minivan class from its owners
  • Dodge Durango-took the top spot in the medium SUV class.
  • Chrysler 200 Convertible-deemed the best convertible available for under $30K

“In today’s competitive market, customers expect and deserve a highly reliable vehicle,” Doug Betts, Senior Vice President – Quality, Chrysler Group LLC, said. “This particular study recognizes that to excel in overall quality it’s important to also deliver well-crafted, exciting vehicles and ensure customer satisfaction after the sale. These honors show that customers appreciate the innovations in the all-new Dart as well the ongoing improvements we’re making throughout our product lineup.”

“Dodge Dart’s leading in the small car segment is extraordinary when you consider how much focus, design and competitive engineering exists within this important segment,” explained Strategic Vision Vice President Christopher Chaney. The Dodge Dart’s results in the TQI index prove that customers respond when “you mix super exceptional versatility, motivating exterior styling, and a strong array of high quality performing components and concepts,” Chaney added.

Schedule a test drive of any of these award winning vehicles at All Star Dodge Dealership located in Bridgeton MO today.

Dodge Dealers Announce Refresh for 2015 Charger

new Dodge Charger in MOAll Star new Dodge Dealer in St. Louis, home of a wide selection of new Dodge Chargers, is pleased to announce the new 2015 Dodge Charger is scheduled to be unveiled in mid-2014.

The redesign may not be a complete revamping, (which may be postponed until around 2017) but in late 2012 Chrysler announced that it would have an “unexpected L-car refresh, covering Charger and 300/300C,” according to AllPar.com. So the 2015 Charger will be a “polish-and-update of the current cars.”

Many car experts felt that the Charger and 300C would receive an 8 speed automatic as standard in 2015, which would make the V8 Police Car more competitive against Chevy’s V8 Caprice Police Vehicle.

A major revision of the front suspension is less likely, “moving from the Mercedes-influenced high-wishbone design to Maserati’s new low-stacked wishbone, as seen in the Maserati Ghibli. However, Chrysler engineers are likely to do what they can to edge closer to the livelier Maserati configuration, without causing too much disruption at the plant.”

The Dodge Charger, Challenger, and Chrysler 300C are each expected to be phased in at various points in time, which according to AllPar.com may limit just how many changes are feasible.  Ralph Gilles has reported that the Chrysler 300C will not be “moving to the new Chrysler styling theme for this refresh, because the changes would be too extensive, the rear suspension may or may not adopt some of the Ghibli tuning changes, where time and cost permit,” says AllPar.

“The speculative rendering above wraps current Dodge cues around the shape of the Ghibli, and might be a rough pointer as to where the Charger will end up in its 2017-2020 reincarnation,” says Dodge News report, AllPar.com.

Changes to the used 2011 and 2012 Town and Country

Chrysler Town and Country in MOAll Star Dodge Dealer near Florissant is pleased to announce that the 2012 Chrysler Town and Country, while not completely revamped, received a significant update in 2011 with a new exterior design and some interior updates as well.  In fact reviewers say the 2011 Town and Country was “much improved” as compared to its predecessor.

The 2011 model also received upgraded safety features which helped the minivan to attain higher safety ratings as compared to the previous model year.  Town and Country offers seating for 7 and the 2011 re-design added the standard “Stow’n Go second row seats with more functionality and improved comfort.  Higher trim levels of the Town and Country offer the traditional 2nd row captain’s chairs.

Auto reviewers say that the 2011 Chrysler Town and Country handles very smooth and offers great driving performance compared to the previous model year.  Standard features include; Stow ‘n Go seating, satellite radio, a back-up camera, rear parking sensors and a six-speaker stereo with a 6.5-inch touch screen. Options include; a rear DVD entertainment system with a dual display.

In 2012 there were not many changes to the Chrysler Town & Country, but leather seating and a rear-seat DVD system became standard. The Town & Country comes in Touring, Touring L and Limited trims

“Massively improved last year, the Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan drive with more precision, have better interiors, and are still hugely practical. The Chrysler took second place in our most recent minivan comparo. Minivans might be bland, but they come in very handy when you need one.” — Car and Driver

“The Chrysler Town & Country is smooth-riding, quiet, and luxurious. It’s also the most versatile thanks to its Stow ‘n Go seating. Together with the Grand Caravan from sister-division Dodge, these are formidable choices in the minivan segment.” — Consumer Guide

“Although the Chrysler Town & Country boasts a strong engine, confident handling and a well-trimmed cabin, it still trails the competition in terms of refinement.” — Edmunds

2012 Dodge Challenger at your Local Missouri Dodge Dealer

used Dodge Challenger in MOAll Star Dodge Dealer in St. Louis MO, is pleased to announce that test drivers are saying the 2012 Dodge Challenger has aggressive styling, spacious interior and powerful engine choices.  Chrysler says the 2012 Dodge Challenger can contend with rival muscle cars and auto reviewers agree. 

If you’re in the market for a comfortable, spacious sports car that won’t break the bank, but also want a high level of muscle-car pizzazz, the 2012 Dodge Challenger is the only car you should consider. Reviewers everywhere agree that the Challenger has many features that give this sporty car an advantage over its competitors (including the Ford Mustang and Chevy Camaro) such as; a bigger back seat and larger trunk.

The 2012 Dodge Challenger is available with an optional Hemi V8 engine.

The 2012 Dodge Challenger is available in either base SXT or V8-equipped R/T trim. SXT models offer a V6 engine mated with an automatic transmission, while the Challenger R/T gets a manual transmission or optional automatic.

Upgrades in 2012 in the Dodge Challenger include; An 18-speaker Harman Kardon stereo is now available, and steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters are now optional on automatic models.

“Though it’s played third fiddle to the Ford Mustang and Chevy Camaro in comparison tests, the Challenger is still an appealing reincarnation of the ’70s original. It’s big and heavy, but its muscle-car presence is undeniable.” — Car and Driver

“Its fresh drivetrain options and revised suspension geometry make for a compelling package, especially for buyers looking for a vehicle capable of comfortably and quickly covering large distances in style.” – Autoblog

See for yourself what a used Dodge Dealer near Wood River offers by scheduling a test drive of the 2012 Dodge Challenger-you won’t be disappointed!

2013 Dodge Dart Rallye 4 Door

new dodge dart in MOAll Star Dodge Dealer near St. Peters knows that for auto enthusiasts shopping for low mileage slightly used Dodge Cars, the Dodge Dart for 2013 is a perfect choice.

In 2013 the Dodge Dart Rallye was given a new suspension and steering and structure similar to an Italian sports car with the Alpha Romeo Giulletta-sold in Europe.  According to AllPar, the exterior of the new Dodge Dart is “all Dodge,” with great looks and its sporty black grill with its Dodge emblem as well as multi-spoke wheels and silver tipped exhaust.

With 5 trim levels including the; SE, SXT, Rallye, Limited and GT, the new Dodge Dart Rallye can be customized with many optional features. Features of the Dodge Rallye package include;

Fog lamps, interior and exterior design touches, and leather wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, as well as Bluetooth and Voice Command and audio and equipment upgrades.

Under the hood the 2013 Dodge Dart Rallye FWD has a 2.0 liter four cylinder engine mated with a 6 speed manual transmission that delivers 160 horsepowe and 148 lb. – ft. of torque.  The engine is fuel efficient offering an EPA rated fuel efficiency rating of 25 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway.

“If you are in the market for a compact car, you certainly need to take a look at the 2013 Dodge Dart, as it takes a back seat to no one in the segment.” — AutoWeek

“In fact, among open-minded shoppers, we’d bet that it’ll be hard to justify a Corolla or Civic or Elantra after driving a Dart.” — USA Today

“The 2013 Dart is an athletic, refined and highly customizable sedan that gives Dodge some much-needed respect in the compact-car market. The brand set its sights on the class leaders, and it hit the bull’s-eye.” — Cars.com

“Overall, the Dart is a fairly solid offering. We would stay away from the base engine, but that is true of most of the cars in this class.” — Motor Trend

“In fact, available features and the numerous ‘personalization’ options are the Dart’s greatest strength.” — Consumer Guide

See your local All Star Dodge Dealer low mileage vehicles near St. Peters, to test drive   slightly used Dodge cars today.

Applying for Guaranteed Credit at your local Dodge Dealer

Dodge Dealer financing in MOAll Star Dodge Dealer knows that the first step in the used car buying process is to get your budget organized and your finances in order including obtaining a credit report. If you credit is less than perfect, you will most likely still qualify for an auto loan, but you will most likely be charged high interest rates-being considered a high risk by financial lenders.

It’s possible to take steps to increase your credit score even as you start the process of a new or used car purchase.

New and used car buyers attempting to get guaranteed financing from your local Dodge Dealer in Missouri may be interested to know that closing down and paying off all accounts right before you apply for auto credit, will hurt your credit more than it will help it.

According to About.com; “you might be able to trim a couple points off your rate by moving from sub-prime (often considered a so-called FICO score of 620 or less) to near-prime (620 to 680) or to prime (680 or above).”

Below are some tips for raising your credit score in a short period of time:

  1.  Watch your credit score and check it yourself at least 3 months before applying for credit.
  2. www.annualcreditreport.com  is a website that offers free credit reports from each of the three major credit bureaus for free once a year.
  3. Don’t agree to credit checks related to insurance policies or employment applications before you apply for a car loan.
  4. Applying for multiple sources for auto financing in a short period of time may send a red flag to lenders and may even lower your credit score.
  5. Make sure all inquiries for auto financing occur within a 2 week period in order to avoid any negative marks on your credit score.

“The more inquiries on your credit report, the more it’s going to appear that you are desperate and that you are trying to rack up debt,” says Lea Anne Broseus, consumer lending manager at KEMBA Financial Credit Union in Columbus, OH.

“You may go from car lot to car lot, and they all pull your credit report. So you end up with lots of inquiries,” Cunningham says. “But if they occur within two weeks, they only count as one inquiry.”

Check out our Dodge Dealer guaranteed financing in St. Louis MO  at All Star Dodge.

The Award Winning 2013 Dodge Charger

Dodge Charger in MOAll Star new Dodge Dealer near Ellisville is pleased to announce the 2013 Dodge Charger has won many awards including;

  • Best-in-Class horsepower and torque
  • Winner Strategic Vision’s 2012 Total Value Award for Most Improved Brand
  • Winner Strategic Vision’s 2012 Total Value Award for Best Large Car
  • USAA Large Sedan Best Value award winner
  • 2013 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK

INTERIOR

Inside the cabin of the 2013 Dodge Charger you will find premium soft touch materials available in several greet interior color combinations and high end luxury touches.  The driver centered cabin features French seam accents and available premium Nappa leather trimmed sport seats.   The Dodge Charger offers an available 8.4 inch touchscreen Uconnect media center.

While the performance is aggressive, the Dodge Charger offers fuel efficient power with as much as 31 miles per gallon which represents class leading fuel efficiency fuel efficiency in a full size sedan.  Under the hood is a standard engine which delivers 292 HP and 260 lb./ft. of torque.

EXTERIOR

According to All Par the 2013 Dodge Charger is, “a formal declaration of style.  “Dodge Charger seamlessly merges modern, aerodynamic style with nods to its storied heritage.”  ”The sculpted body flaunts scalloped doors, a dual scalloped hood, and the Charger throwback styling,” says AllPar.

SAFETY

Safety features that enabled the new Dodge Charger to become a top safety pick with the IIHS include; rain brake support, airbags+, ready alert braking, all-speed traction control, Hill Start Assist and Electronic Stability Control with brake assist, available ParkSense Rear Park Assist System and more.

 

 

 

 

See for yourself just why the 2013 Dodge Charger has won so many awards by scheduling a test drive at All Star Dodge Dealer in St. Louis Mo.  You won’t be disappointed.

Safety Features in the Dodge Dart

new dodge dart in MOAll Star new Dodge Dealer near Florissant MO offers a great selection of new and used Dodge vehicles such as the new Dodge Dart.

The 2013 Dodge Dart is a top safety pick from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety.  The new Dodge Dart offers as many as 60 standard safety features making the vehicle a class leader in safety.

The new Dodge Dart has some very innovative safety features such as its rain sensing windshield wipers which automatically detect moisture on the windshield and activate without the driver needing to push a button.  This is a very important safety feature when driving in heavy rain and getting sudden road splash from other passing vehicles-which can obstruct the driver’s view causing a serious safety hazard.

Another great safety feature offered in the 2013 Dodge Dart is the Keyless Enter ‘n Go and Push Button Start feature.  This convenient option allows drivers of the Dodge Dart to unlock the doors by simply touching the door handles when you have the key fob in close proximity.  Then the keyless feature allows drivers to start the car with a push of a button while stepping on the brakes or clutch.  The keyless entry system, combined with the security alarm helps keep the Dart as safe in a dark parking lot as it is on the road.

An additional system designed by Chrysler is the tire pressure monitoring system in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center.  This system alerts drivers if one or more tire has low air pressure.

The new Dodge Dart offers a very strong overall structure and safety cage which offers a high level of protection to the driver as well as his/her passengers.  With 10 standard airbags and reactive front head restraints as well as optional Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path Detection are all features that make the Dodge Dart a top safety pick.

New Dodge Cars Sales Set April Sales Record

2013 Dodge dealer sales in MOAll Star new Dodge Dealer in Bridgeton MO,  home of a wide selection of new Dodge cars, trucks, and SUV’s,  is pleased to announce that Dodge has reported an increase in sales for the 23rd consecutive month, and April was no different.  Dodge sales rose 18% in April and outsold the industry by 10% with 53,413 vehicles sold.  New Dodge cars with record sales in April included; Challenger, Journey and Dodge Dart.

The new Dodge Challenger was recently awarded the “Performance Coupe of Texas” in the Texas Auto Writers Association’s 2013 Roundup.  Challenger had  4,804 April and its competitors, Chevy Camaro and Ford Mustang have both had a double digit decline in sales during the same period last year.

The new Dodge Journey Crossover has also realized record sales in April as well as “ a segment victory at the 2013 TAWA Roundup was the Dodge Journey. Backed by 6,782 deliveries last month, the Journey also delivered a 14 percent improvement. And the third member of the brand’s record-setting trio, the Dart, actually had its highest sales total ever, with 8,099 deliveries during its first April at dealerships,” says Dodge In the News.

But perhaps the most impressive sales record recently set was the Dodge Durango Sport Utility Vehicle, considered the biggest record sales breaker of all of the new Dodge cars.  The all new 2014 model Dodge Durango is getting ready for its first initial launch this year and even though the new updated model is coming out soon, buyers were still purchasing the 2013 model Durango right and left.  In fact as many as 5,386 2013 Durango models were sold in April with a whopping  65% increase in sales since 2005.  With the launch of the 2014 Durango, this model will be the ONLY 8 speed automatic transmission available on its class.  The new 2014 Dodge Durango will be available on dealer’s lots the 3rd quarter this year.