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Benefits of Certified Pre-Owned

Certified Pre-Owned at All Star Dodge Ram near Arnold

When you are shopping for a different vehicle, you have a number of great choices! At All Star Dodge Ram near Arnold there are a number of great new, used, and certified pre-owned Dodge, Ram, Jeep, and Chrysler Cars. Today we want to talk about the benefits of buying a certified pre-owned car, truck, or SUV from All Star Dodge Ram!

Only Vehicles in the Best Condition Qualify–Late-model, low-mileage vehicles with clean vehicle history reports are accepted into certified pre-owned programs sponsored by auto manufacturers. If a vehicle does not meet specific criteria, which varies depending on the automaker, it cannot become a CPO vehicle.

Multi-point Inspection and Reconditioning Process–The number of things that a dealer will examine and, if necessary, recondition or replace to meet CPO program standards varies by manufacturer, but generally a CPO vehicle has endured between 100 and 200 individual item checks and is approved by the time it goes on sale as a certified used vehicle.

Extended Warranty Protection–“Many CPO programs extend both the original basic and the original powertrain warranty on a CPO vehicle. Typically, those companies that provide shorter-term time and mileage limits for the original new car warranty are likely to extend their CPO programs by significant amounts in an effort to be competitive. Other manufacturers that provide generous new car warranty coverage may not increase limits for their CPO vehicles as much or at all. Rather, the remainder of the new car warranty is transferred to the new owner.”-jdpower.com

Take a look at the vast selection of certified pre-owned vehicles that All Star has to offer. We are sure that you will find one that you will want to take home today!

All about the Jeep Patriot

Jeep Patriot at All Star Jeep Dealer near Arnold

The Jeep Patriot at All Star Jeep Dealer near Arnold is an SUV that doesn’t like to toot its own horn, it likes to lay back and enjoy the ride. While the Patriot isn’t the most rough and tumble of the Jeep line up, like the Wrangler is, this model is still up for more than most SUV models. Let’s take a look at what the Jeep Patriot has to offer.

The Jeep Patriot is a compact crossover available in two main trim levels: Sport and Latitude. Both trims offer various subtrims. The Sport trim is sold in Sport SE and 75th Anniversary Edition subtrims, while Latitude buyers can choose the High Altitude subtrim. The base Sport provides 16-inch steel wheels, cruise control, a four-speaker sound system, satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity and a USB port. The Latitude adds heated mirrors, air-conditioning, power accessories, alloy wheels, a height-adjustable driver seat and heated front seats. Options include distinctive flip-down tailgate speakers, a rearview camera, a navigation system, a 6.5-inch touchscreen and roof rails.

The standard engine for front-wheel-drive models is a 158-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder. A 2.4-liter four-cylinder that makes 172 hp is optional on front-wheel-drive Patriots and is required on all Patriots that have four-wheel drive. All models come standard with a five-speed manual transmission, and models with the 2.0-liter engine are eligible for an optional continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). Patriots with the 2.4-liter engine may be equipped with an optional six-speed automatic, and the sole exception here are models equipped with the Freedom Drive II off-road package. (This information was compiled from edmunds.com and jeep.com.)

Get your new Jeep Wrangler at All Star Jeep Dealer today! Their friendly team is waiting to help you get behind the wheel of a Patriot today!

Pacifica is the Right Minivan!

Chrysler Pacifica at All Star Chrysler near Arnold

If you are in the market for a new minivan, the Chrysler Pacifica at All Star Chrysler near Arnold is right for you. This delightful vehicle is available as a hybrid and we could not be more thrilled. Let’s take a look at this delightful vehicle.

Chrysler offers this hybrid version that knocks out all comers on fuel efficiency. Think the equivalent of 84 miles per gallon for the 33-mile range of the electric-only mode or 32 as a conventional gas-electric hybrid.

That beats the all-gas Pacifica’s 22 miles per gallon and even Toyota Highlander Hybrid’s 29.

“The catch is cost, but it’s not a big stretch for those seeking an upscale minivan. Prices start at $43,090, including destination, not taking into account that Pacifica Hybrid qualifies for a $7,500 federal tax credit. So now we’re down to $35,590. That compares with $28,590 for the standard Pacifica, but you get many more standard features. Think leather seats, power doors and tailgate, 8.4-inch touchscreen, blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, and remote start.”-bizjournals.com

ou’re looking at a gap of about $7,000 for the base Pacifica, even less for Odyssey and Toyota Sienna. But if bargain pricing is a priority, consider Dodge Grand Caravan or Kia Sedona.

Pacifica Hybrid offers just two trims, Premium and Platinum, compared with six on the gas version. The all-gas Touring L is probably the closest match to the Hybrid Premium, which brings the difference down to two grand and you still don’t get the 8.4-inch UConnect screen. That puts payback at less than three years for most drivers, faster if you’re heavy on the short electric runs and charge up overnight.

Get your Chrysler Pacifica at All Star Chrysler today! We are sure that you will fall in love this this hybrid minivan!

Go Mad for the Muscle Car!

Dodge Charger at All Star Dodge near Arnold

The Dodge Charger has always been hailed as one of the top muscle cars ever made. Dodge brought it back into production to please those who longed for the days of the classic muscle car. The Dodge Charger has been a top seller at All Star Dodge near Arnold since its return. Today we want to take a look at this classic muscle car!

The iconic Dodge Charger received a full-body makeover back in 2015 with an all-new exterior that is spiritually inspired by the iconic second-generation Charger from the late 1960s. The Charger sedan specifically draws its cues from the 1969 model. The Dodge Charger is available in SE, SXT, R/T and R/T Scat Pack models. For 2017 Charger adds all-new Daytona and Daytona 392 models. The new Daytona models offer even more performance and heritage-inspired styling to the naturally aspirated HEMI lineup, including unique SRT Hellcat-inspired functional performance styling for an even more menacing appearance.

Base power for the large RWD Dodge sedan is generated by a 3.6L V-6 Pentastar engine. R/T and Daytona models are outfitted with the automaker’s iconic 5.7L HEMI V-8 with four-cylinder mode fuel saver technology. Torque for the V6 is delivered to the asphalt through an 845 RE TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission. The V8 models are bolted to an 8HP70 TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel-drive (AWD) with front-axle disconnect is available on SXT and SE models. (This information is compiled from greenbaypressgazette.com and dodge.com.)

Get your Dodge Charger at All Star today. Their team would love to share with you their passion for the new Dodge Charger. Be part of the great history that is the muscle car with your purchase of the Dodge Charger at All Star. Nothing beats the power and passion behind the Charger.

A Family Friendly Hybrid

Chrysler Pacifica at All Star Chrysler near Arnold

For a long time it has been that if you wanted a good family vehicle, you were going to have to sacrifice on fuel economy. Certainly you couldn’t have a big van, SUV, or crossover that wouldn’t just guzzle fuel! Chrysler saw this as a challenge and decided to design a family friendly SUV/minivan that was also a hybrid. The Chrysler Pacifica is that family friendly hybrid vehicle, let’s learn more about it!

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica debuted for the market in 2016 (for the 2017 model year) with its plug-in hybrid option coming later that year. The curvy exterior and drive dynamic of the van made it popular with the automotive press. Adding in the Pacifica Hybrid as a plug-in option was just icing on an already well-made cake.

The standard powertrain for the 2017 Pacifica is a 3.6-liter V6 that is well-known to those familiar with Chrysler’s engine lineup. That engine runs through a nine-speed automatic transmission to the front wheels. The Pacifica Hybrid has the same basic setup, but sees the Pentastar V6 modified to an Atkinson-cycle for more efficiency and then paired with a dual electric motor setup and an electronically variable transmission (EVT). A 16 kWh battery pack provides power to the motors. (This information is compiled from newatlas.com and chrysler.com.)

“The EVT is a single-input transmission designed by Chrysler specifically for this plug-in powertrain. It has a one-way clutch which allows both motors to act in parallel to send full torque to the wheels. Chrysler credits this clutch system, positioned at the output side of the motor and the input side of the transmission, and the EVT’s ratio enhancement as the reason the 2017 Pacifica Hybrid can accelerate to up to 75 mph (121 km/h) on electric power alone.”-newatlas.com

Get the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid at All Star Chrysler near Arnold.

Did Someone Say Daytona?

Dodge Charger at All Star Dodge near Arnold

It was gone for a while but now it’s back, that’s right, we are talking about the Dodge Charger Daytona! We are so excited to share with you more information on the new and improved Charger Daytona that is available at All Star Dodge near Arnold!

Last seen in the 2013 model year, the Charger Daytona takes its inspiration from the big-winged Charger Daytona coupe that Dodge built in 1969 for NASCAR racing.

The Charger Daytona wears front- and rear-end bodywork that mimics its SRT and R/T Scat Pack brethren; however, the Daytona plows its own styling path by including model-specific matte-black design details including a rear spoiler, roof, a “Hemi” graphic on the center-mounted hood-scoop bulge, and “Daytona” graphics on the rear quarter-panels. Like the Challenger T/A, the Daytona also will be available in a handful of retro paint hues, including Green Go and Yellow Jacket.

Two Daytona models will be available: the Daytona and the Daytona 392. Dodge’s 5.7-liter V-8 powers the former, while the brand’s 6.4-liter V-8 motivates the latter. The two engines benefit from an intake capped with a Mopar conical air filter, as well as a burly exhaust system. Both are the same V-8s you’ll find in their respective non-Daytona counterparts, which make 370 and 485 horsepower in the 2016 models. (This information was compiled from caranddriver.com and dodge.com.)

It’s not all about what is on the outside or under the hood, the interior matters too! Inside, the Daytona is fitted with power-adjustable, heated and cooled front seats. Gold accent stitching is used throughout the interior, including for the embroidered Daytona logos on the front seats. A Daytona badge is also present on the instrument panel. Additional kit includes a power-adjustable steering column, driver’s-seat memory, HD headlights, LED interior lighting, and rear parking sensors.

Get your Dodge Charger Daytona at All Star Dodge today!

Nothing More Perfect than a Pacifica

Chrysler Pacifica at All Star Chrysler near Arnold

If you are in the market for a great family vehicle that is both stylish, functional, practical, and fun to drive, you need to check out the Chrysler Pacifica at All Star Chrysler near Arnold. This delightful minivan and SUV hybrid is a truly amazing vehicle that you need to experience for yourself. Today we want to take a look at a few of the different trims that are offered on the popular Chrysler Pacifica.

Starting things off is the Pacifica LX with 17-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, heated mirrors, remote locking and unlocking, push-button ignition, seven-passenger seating, folding/collapsible second-row Stow ‘n Go seats, a 60/40-split folding third-row seat, an eight-way power driver seat (with four-way power lumbar), three-zone climate control, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, an electric parking brake, a 5-inch center touchscreen display, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, voice commands, Uconnect Access and a six-speaker sound system with a USB and auxiliary inputs.

Moving up to the Touring gets you those features plus power-sliding rear doors, automatic headlights, keyless entry and ignition, and satellite radio.

“The midgrade Touring-L adds on a power liftgate, roof rails, fancier exterior trim, foglights, remote engine start, rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, rear-cross traffic alert, LED taillights, a security alarm, automatic climate control (three-zone), leather seating, heated front seats, second- and third-row sunshades and added storage for the first-row floor console.”-edmunds.com

These are just a few of the trims that are offered on the Chrysler Pacifica, there are more trims to discover and more information on each of the different trims. The team at All Star would be more than happy to share with you their knowledge and take you on a test drive of the incredibly popular Chrysler Pacifica!

Are Manufacturer Parts Important?

Manufacturer Parts at All Star Dodge near Arnold

We get asked this question all of the time, “Are manufacturer parts important?” The short answer is that yes, buying manufacturer parts are important. These are the parts that were designed specifically for your Dodge, Ram, Jeep, and Chrysler vehicles. They will keep your cars, trucks, and SUVs running as they should. Today we want to share with you what some of the other kinds of auto parts are out there, and why you should NOT get those other parts. You can get all of your genuine auto parts at All Star Dodge near Arnold.

Rebuilt or Remanufactured – A rebuilt or remanufactured part is essentially a used component that was completely taken apart and fitted with new parts. It is then tested to ensure it performs as well as a new part.

Aftermarket – Aftermarket parts are made by a company other than the original manufacturer.  These parts are made to fit and perform as well as, but in many cases, not as well as the original.

Refurbished or Reconditioned – Refurbished or reconditioned parts are used parts that have been cleaned and maybe a few external components replaced like nuts and bolts or gaskets. These are very inexpensive compared to new parts, for a reason.  However, they are used parts and do have some level of wear.

Used or Recycled – Recycled is just the new term for a used part. A used part is an alternative when your car is older or has very high miles. They are also very good choices for parts that don’t wear such as door handles, trim, glass, moldings or body parts. Used parts are the least expensive you can buy but they do have some level of wear already and will not last as long as a new or rebuilt part. Sometimes these parts are the only option if you are restoring a classic Dodge, Ram, Chrysler, or Jeep model.

Muscle Car Glory Days

Dodge Charger at All Star Dodge near Arnold

Spring is upon us in the St. Louis area – things are coming back to life and the world just seems a little brighter. It is at these moments that we like to reflect on the history of some of our favorite vehicles, blame it on nostalgia. We want to take a look at the Dodge Charger and its early beginnings. Of course you can get the latest Dodge Charger at All Star Dodge near Arnold.

January 1, 1966 at the annual Rose Bowl Game audience was first shown Dodge Charger – the new flagship of Dodge car company. The main designer of the project was Carl Cameron. Sales began in mid-1966.

“In 1966, the feature of Charger becomes electric shaver grille – used completely hiding lights that are not used by Chrysler since 1942 (on some models of DeSoto division) – when the lights are open or closed grille looks solid piece. Inside, Dodge Charger has four stand alone anatomical seats, long console from front to rear. Rear seats and part of the console can be folded forwards and the boot partition allows you to place luggage inside the cabin. Many elements have been exclusive – door panels, dashboard lights, and others.”-carswithmuscle.com

All engine range have a choice of V8. Six-cylinder engines were not offered until 1968. In 1966, four engine choices were offered: the base 318 CID (5.2 l), 361 CID (5.9 L), 383 CID (6.3 L). The most popular was the 383 with 325 HP (242 kW ). Hemi 426 (7.0 l) was also available.

In late 1966 dealer installed optional spoiler on the trunk lid (because of the rules of participation in NASCAR). In 1966, the Dodge Charger was the first production car in the US equipped with a spoiler. Total production of Dodge Charger was 37344 units in 1966.

It was amazing how popular the Dodge Charger was upon its release, but it is not surprising just how much we still love this classic car.

 

Is the Jeep Renegade Right for You?

Jeep Renegade at All Star Jeep Dealer near Arnold

We all know that there are a lot of great Jeep models within the line up. So many great models that you might need a little help deciding which model will be right for you. We want to help you make your decision a little bit easier by sharing some basic information on the Jeep Renegade that you can find at All Star Jeep Dealer near Arnold.

The Renegade isn’t just a cute ute with a Jeep badge; it can also “Go anywhere and do anything” like its larger siblings. No other SUV in the class can match the Renegade’s off-road capabilities. In fact, few vehicles in any class can, and most of them wear a Jeep badge. This little Jeep isn’t just an off-road warrior though. It shows its manners on paved roads, with confident handling, a composed ride, and an adequate engine. It also gives you plenty of day-to-day utility, with excellent passenger room and a decent-sized cargo hold. On the downside, fuel economy is low for the class, and there are very few standard features.

The 2017 Jeep Renegade starts at $17,995, which is the lowest base price in the class. It is also the cheapest Jeep model. Most Renegade models come with front-wheel drive, but you can upgrade to four-wheel drive for $2,000. A 1.4-liter turbocharged engine and a six-speed manual transmission are standard, but you can opt for a more powerful four-cylinder engine and a nine-speed automatic transmission for between $1,330 and $1,530, depending on the trim. For more exact and specific pricing information, talk to a member of the All Star team!

It is really easy to build a Jeep Renegade to suit your driving lifestyle, let a member of the All Star team get you behind the wheel!