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Looking to the Future!

Chrysler Cars at All Star Chrysler near Florissant

We always get really excited when FCA puts out anything regarding what their future plans for the brand might happen to be. We are really excited about some of the news that Chrysler put out over the last couple of days and we wanted to share what we heard. While some of this information is just projections and predictions, we still thought you might like to read about it. Remember, you can always get the latest Chrysler cars at All Star Chrysler near Florissant.

Tipo/Neon: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has studied importing the compact Fiat Tipo sedan into the U.S. from Europe and likely rebadging it as a Chrysler Neon. However, no plan has been announced.

200: Production of the 200 midsize sedan has ended. It will not be replaced.

300: Sources say a planned redesign of the LX-based 300 onto the Giorgio platform, originally scheduled for 2020, has been scrapped. Instead, designers will do a major freshening of the 300 in 2019 in hopes of shedding weight and improving fuel economy. The addition of a turbocharged four-cylinder is a strong possibility to augment an improved V-6 to help get the job done. In the meantime, Chrysler will put a Hellcat engine in its luxury sedan in late 2018.

Pacifica: The well-regarded Chrysler Pacifica minivan will be freshened in 2020.

Midsize crossover: The front-wheel-drive midsize crossover, to be built at FCA’s Belvidere Assembly Plant in Illinois beginning in 2019, will share a platform with the Jeep Cherokee and have three rows of seating, similar to the Dodge Journey.

These are just a few of the vehicles that we might be seeing over the next 3 to 5 years. We know that FCA will commit to providing the latest technologies in each of these models and we cant wait!

Why is Auto Service So Important?

Service Center at All Star Dodge Ram near St. Louis

We all know we are supposed to properly maintain our auto vehicles, but what exactly does that mean, and why? Today we want to talk about why it is important to get all of your Dodge, Ram, Jeep, and Chrysler cars, trucks, and SUVs serviced at All Star Dodge Ram near St. Louis.

Regularly servicing your car can make the difference between it running smoothly and fuel efficiently, and the risk of it breaking down and incurring an expensive and unexpected repair. It can be a false economy to avoid regular car servicing, since expected wear and tear requiring minor maintenance, can fast become a costly major repair or replacement.

The service schedule for your vehicle will depend on the manufacturer and also depend on the car’s mileage and age.

“We have defined an Interim Service as having 35 main action points including, four changes and four top-ups. The changes include engine oil, oil filter and wheel nut torque (depending on the vehicle’s mileage and manufacturer specification). The dealership will also check and change the tire pressure and top up the clutch fluid, power steering reservoir, brake fluid level and windscreen washer if required.”-automyze.theaa.com

The dealership will also perform checks on other parts of the vehicle and if these parts need changing they will communicate this with you in advance of carrying out the work to make sure you are aware of what additional work is required and whether any further costs may be incurred.

If you have any questions on the kind of servicing done on at the All Star service center, just ask! Their friendly and factory trained technicians would love to answer any questions that you might have. Stop by the All Star service center today!

Used Car Inventory Specials Galore!

Inventory Specials at All Star Dodge Ram near Clayton

One thing that we absolutely love about All Star Dodge Ram near Clayton is not just their incredible selection of new cars, trucks, and SUVs, but their massive selection of used cars as well! All Star has such a vast selection of used cars that they even offer inventory specials each month on a wide variety of different cars, trucks, and SUVs! Not many dealerships go this above and beyond to offer these kinds of savings, but that’s just part of the All Star dealership! We want to share with you a tip on how to go about finding the right used car at All Star!

First and foremost, it is important to know what you can afford. “A rule of thumb: If you’re taking out a loan to pay for your car, your car payment shouldn’t be more than 20 percent of your take-home pay. If you’re sticking to a tight budget, you may want to spend even less. Used cars will need a little extra attention from time to time: new tires, maintenance and the like. And then there are the other ownership costs shoppers sometimes forget to account for, such as fuel and insurance. If the car you’re planning to buy is out of warranty, it might be a good idea to set aside a “just-in-case” fund to cover any unexpected repairs.”-edmunds.com

The inventory specials on the used cars at All Star are a great way to get the most band for your buck. You can get a wonderful used car at a fantastic price. The friendly and knowledgeable staff would be more than happy to help you get behind the wheel of a great used car from their inventory specials today!

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.

What’s it Like Driving the Dodge Challenger?

Dodge Challenger at All Star Dodge near Creve Coeur

We all know the rush that we experience when we are in the middle of doing something exhilarating. One of those experience is driving one of the worlds most powerful muscle cars, the Dodge Challenger Hellcat at All Star Dodge near Creve Coeur. We want to describe what it is like to drive one of these powerful beasts.

It’s a strange feeling, sitting in the (current) most powerful muscle car of all time, listening to the massive, supercharged V8 thrum along like a champion speedboat, gazing out over the hood that’s seemingly large enough to land an aircraft, and thinking: this isn’t the peak.

For Dodge wasn’t content to set a record without already getting started on the next one, and so the 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat occupies an odd space: it’s no longer the post powerful muscle car, nor the most powerful Dodge, for the 840-horsepower drag-ready Challenger Demon went ahead and upstaged it.

The Challenger is already the most family-friendly muscle car of the big three, if not only because of its immense size. You can actually fit five adults inside with minimal complaining, and if they do start up, just drown them out with the engine…

“The trunk is huge, the seats are essentially recliners, there’s heat and ventilation for your tush, a Harman/Kardon stereo for when you’d rather listen to tunes, and even in-car WiFi on the new-and-improved UConnect touchscreen. The ride is comfortable when you want it to be, though much harder sprung than less hardcore Challenger models, and on the highway, there is basically no road noise save the ever-present thrum of the beast within.”-nydailynews.com

Experience this rush for yourself with a test drive of the Dodge Challenger Hellcat at All Star Dodge today!

Tips for Buying a Used Car

Used Cars at All Star Dodge near University City

If you are looking for a great used car at All Star Dodge near Clayton you might be looking for tips on how to go about buying a used car. We would like to share some of the steps of the used car buying process.

There are plenty of incentives to buy used instead of new: It will save you money on insurance, registration, taxes and depreciation, which is the loss in a car’s value due to wear and tear over time. It also makes sense because cars have never been more reliable. It’s not unusual for some vehicles to be trouble-free for well over 100,000 miles.

Before we go into detail, here’s an overview of the steps you’ll need to take to buy a used car:

  1. Set your budget. Decide how much you can spend on a car and how you’re going to pay for it.
  2. Choose the right car. Pick the right model based on your needs.
  3. Check reliability and ownership costs. Choose a car that’s less likely to break down — and won’t break the bank.
  4. Locate good used cars. Search online classifieds or do it the old-fashioned way, by walking the car lot.
  5. Price the cars. Use pricing guides and find out what experts say the car you’ve chosen is worth.
  6. Check the vehicle history report. Use the car’s vehicle identification number to see its history.
  7. Contact the seller. Save time by calling the seller and asking questions before you take a look.
  8. Go on a test drive. Decide if this is the right car for you and if it’s in good shape.
  9. Negotiate the best price. Use the information you’ve gathered in your car search to agree to a fair price.
  10. Close the deal. Whether you’re on the car lot or buying from a neighbor, you have to handle the payment and paperwork correctly.

You will love the selection of used cars at All Star Dodge Dealership!

What’s Coming for FCA?

New Cars at All Star Dodge Ram in MO

We like to take a look into the future to see just what might be coming out of the FCA manufacturing plants in the upcoming years. While some of this is speculation, some of it is not. Remember, All Star Dodge Ram in MO will always have the latest and greatest Dodge, Ram, Jeep, and Chrysler models as soon as they are available!

The first thing we found out was that the Jeep brand gets two new models in addition to the forthcoming Renegade. For clarification’s sake, the Renegade is a B-segment truck. FCA is (finally) killing the Compass and Patriot for a new C-segment SUV coming in 2016 to 2018.

The Cherokee remains in the D-segment and the Grand Cherokee is unchanged, but a new, luxury SUV — the long-awaited Grand Wagoneer — debuts in 2018. Jeep CEO Mike Manley says it’ll be the most premium Jeep ever built.

The Cherokee remains in the D-segment and the Grand Cherokee is unchanged, but a new, luxury SUV — the long-awaited Grand Wagoneer — debuts in 2018. Jeep CEO Mike Manley says it’ll be the most premium Jeep ever built.

The Wrangler gets an overhaul for 2017. We were told in the past a refresh would be coming in 2017. (Maybe a slight refresh before a full redesign?) No word on if a diesel Wrangler is part of the lineup, but we know Manley wants one.

“Since SRT as a standalone brand is dead, that means the Viper is now the Dodge Viper again. The oddest, but potentially awesome, Dodge plan? There’s a Journey SRT coming in 2017, as well as a total redesign the same year. The Challenger and Charger will soldier on for a few more years until a total overhaul in 2018. And Dodge will jump back into the B-segment in 2018 with an unnamed model.”-jalopnik.com

For more information on  the latest vehicles, stop by All Star Dodge Ram today!

What’s Going to Happen to the Chrysler 200?

Chrysler 200 at All Star Chrysler near IL

We all know that the Chrysler 200 is no longer in production, which is a sad state of affairs. It was such a lovely sedan! But why is it gone and what is replacing it? We are not entirely sure but would like to speculate a little with you here today. When will we see this Chrysler 200 replacement at All Star Chrysler near IL? – Let’s talk!

“As TTAC’s Timothy Cain said in his heartfelt obituary, the 200’s passing is more than just the loss of a slow-selling model — it’s the death of FCA’s midsize car portfolio. Formerly numbering one (after the death of the barely facelifted Dodge Avenger), the warehouse’s tenant list now registers zero occupants.”-thetruthaboutcars.com

Think back to any previous decade. Back then, could you picture a day when the Chrysler stable contained just two models? That’s where we’re at: an aging rear-wheel-drive sedan and a minivan are the only things keeping Chrysler from joining Plymouth, Eagle, and DeSoto in the cold, cold ground.

Chrysler needs a lower-rung model, and the 200 — for all of its improvement in appearance and interior furnishings — wasn’t it. Maybe it was the bad taste in consumers’ mouths left over from the Sebring, the lack of name recognition, the poltergeist-plagued nine-speed automatic, or the cramped rear quarters. Either way, so very few takers. Sad!

You can still get the Chrysler 200 at All Star – there are still a few 200 models left on the lot! Head to the All Star dealership today and check out these wonderful sedans. Though there many be few remaining, we are sure that this sedan will be revived in the future, or at least we hope so! For more information stop by the All Star dealership today!

Ram Beating Out the Competition!

Trucks at Dodge Ram near Glendale

It is no secret that there are three major players in the pick up truck game, Ford, Chevy, and our personal favorite, the Ram. For years Chevy and Ford have been dominating the market, but not anymore! It looks as though the Ram line of trucks is getting ready to leave their competitors in the dark. Let’s take a look!

Fiat Chrysler’s Ram is threatening to upend the all-important but usually predictable pickup battle. A year ago, Chevy launched a brazen marketing assault on the long-dominant Ford F series, with a series of commercials asserting that its new aluminum body was too fragile to survive a day at the job site unscathed.

Now, with Ford already opening up a 139,000-unit edge over the Silverado on the year and the Ram on pace for its first half-million sales year ever, Chevy looks to be the more vulnerable one. Going into this year, the Ram had only beaten the Silverado in two prior months, largely due to fluky timing.

“Cain said GM has been intentionally less aggressive on pickups, reducing discounts in anticipation of more demand in the second half of the year. Ram, though, is offering significantly higher incentives than Chevy and Ford, though that’s not unusual. But FCA has been giving dealerships more reason to push Ram sales by emphasizing it in monthly stair-step targets.”-autonews.com

Pickups were one of the U.S. industry’s best-performing segments in May, with sales up 9.3 percent. Sales of all other light trucks rose 6.2 percent, but a 10 percent drop in car sales pushed the industry down 0.5 percent overall, the fifth consecutive monthly decline.

Many analysts have recently pulled back on their full-year forecasts and now project 2017 sales to come in about 2 percent below last year’s record of 17.55 million.

For more information on the Ram line of trucks, head to All Star Dodge Ram near Glendale!

The Future of FCA

New Cars at All Star Chrysler near St. Louis

Fall is nearly upon us – the weather is cooling off, leaves are starting to fall, and school has started (and all the parents are beaming with delight). This is also the time of year in which we start to get glimpses of the next year’s models. We start seeing spy shots and reading reviews about the new models. We wanted to take a look a little further into the future as to what we might see from FCA (Fiat Chrysler). Soon you will be able to get these great new vehicles at All Star Chrysler near St. Louis.

  • Around 2018, the Dodge Journey is to become a rear wheel drive crossover, á la Maserati Levante; its role as a front wheel drive crossover is likely to go to a Chrysler. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio crossover is pretty much here; according to Automotive News, the Journey will be made on the same line as the Stelvio and imported to the US. Chances are the Journey will be heavier and have lower performance, but also a much lower price.
  • Dodge Avenger / Dodge Barracuda is the upcoming rear wheel drive midsized car (the name may change).
  • A new Dodge Charger and Challenger have been pushed back to 2020-21 (so they can persuade critics that Chrysler had no part in the pricier Alfa Romeo Giulia? Insiders say no, they just needed more time). The 2021 Charger and Challenger will have a base four-cylinder turbo, and a turbo six; Hemi options are likely to be the 392 and possibly the Hellcat, but the 5.7 will probably be replaced by the turbo-six. Note: Automotive News wrote that the fully new Charger and Challenger are coming in 2018.

For more information on the latest vehicles to be expected from FCA, head to All Star today!