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Educated Buyer Gets Perfect Dodge Challenger

Dodge Challenger at All Star Dodge in MO

There are so people out there who like to make sure that they know everything there is to know about the vehicle that they want to purchase. They do hours of research, test drive the different trims and engine types, and will wait for several years to ensure that they get the technology they want. (This is possible because in the auto industry, manufacturers will accidentally on purpose release rumors about what we can expect to see in upcoming models. This is thanks to advanced research and development departments.) Today we want to share with you a story we recently heard about a man who knew what he wanted in a Dodge Challenger and got it.

He knew exactly what he wanted when he purchased his Dodge Challenger. He had been looking at the body style since it came back on the market in 2012. He had seen the reviews about it being difficult to see out of and the blind spots and how heavy the car was – all the negative stuff. But he remember the Dodge Challenger from the the early 70’s when it was a sexy beast of a muscle car. So when American Muscle started showing back up I got excited. “When I finally saw my 2017 challenger with the scat pack, in Yellow Jacket Yellow with black tail stripes and leather interior, I had to have to it. From the moment that I pushed the start button and heard that 6.4 liter rumble to life I got a permanent smile on my face.”-Eddie

He found his muscle car soulmate in the Dodge Challenger. We think you might too! Head to All Star Dodge in MO and test drive one of these might beasts – we know that you will soon become one with this muscle car and need to take it home!

Dodge Challenger Reborn

Dodge Challenger at All Star Dodge near North County

The Dodge Challenger has been a part of the American landscape since the late 1960’s have been a favorite among novice and expert drivers alike. It has seen some changes through the years, but has always stayed true to its original design. Today we want to take a look back at the second generation of the Dodge Challenger, you can get the latest Challenger generation at All Star Dodge near North County.

For the 1971 production model, the Dodge Challenger received some minor styling changes, particularly around the grille and tail lamps. The single tail lamp styling in the 1970 model was modified into 2 distinct lights while a new twin inlet grille was incorporated with silver painting on the standard models and black painting on the R/Ts. The latter were also equipped with a set of fiberglass quarter panel louvers. In addition, the lineup received a new coupe model featuring fixed quarter windows. The Dodge Challenger retained the exterior colors, striping options, and wide range of trim levels that made the car remarkably special but then dropped the R/T convertible, SE models, and the T/A.

“EPA emission standards were also adjusted during this period, leading to some changes in the powertrain. For starters, the 340 cubic inch Six pack-equipped power-plant and the optional 440 cubic inch 375hp engine were eliminated. The compression ratio for the 440 cubic inch 375hp engine was lowered, resulting in a power output of 300hp for improved emissions. A Dodge Challenger graced its presence at the 1971 Indianapolis 500 race.”-moneyinc.com

You can get the latest generation of the Dodge Challenger at All Star Dodge – stop by today and become a part of the American muscle car tradition. We are sure that you will love the Dodge Challenger at All Star!

The Perfect Pacifica

Chrysler Pacifica at All Star Chrysler near North County

It would seem as though the days of the minivan were gone, being replaced by crossovers and fancy SUVs. However, Chrysler did not want us to say goodbye to the minivan as they were the originators of this remarkable vehicle. For this reason, Chrysler spent a lot of time and effort in developing what we think is the ultimate minivan. This new minivan is known as the Chrysler Pacifica and we think that you are really going to love it!

Although the Pacifica existed in another life as a discontinued crossover, the new luxury minivan replaced the brand’s Town & Country and made a stunning debut in 2016 as the new challenger to the minivan market that has been dominated by the Honda Odyssey and the Toyota Sienna. Fans loved it and so did the critics — all for good reason. It is also only only hybrid minivan currently on the market. (thecrier.net)

The Pacifica crams so much great stuff into the vehicle that is boggles the mind. It offers automatic opening doors and rear seat entertainment, with each of the two seats getting its own television screen, hidden storage bins, second row seats that not only fold flat into the floor (called Stow ’n Go) but can be pushed to provide easy access to the third row. Kids going into the third row don’t have to climb over second-row friends, which hardly is an easy exercise. As a bonus, the underfloor compartments can be used as more than simply storage. You can buy liners and fill them with ice and used as coolers. Perfect for the lake, long trips and tailgating.

For more information on the Chrysler Pacifica, head to All Star Chrysler near North County.

Used Inventory Specials – Highlights!

Used Car Inventory Specials at All Star Dodge Ram near Mehlville

If you are in the market for new car but don’t want to pay a new car price, then you need to look at the used cars that are currently on special at All Star Dodge Ram near Mehlville. These used cars are offered at amazing discounts – this means you get more car and more options for your money! Today we want to highlight a couple of models that are currently on special at All Star. If you like what you see, get a hold of All Star as fast as possible – these cars won’t be available for long!

2016 Dodge Challenger – HIGH PERFORMANCE! Super Clean! 20-Inch x 9.5-Inch Brass Monkey SRT(R) Forged Wheels, One Owner, Challenger SRT Hellcat, 2D Coupe, 6.2L V8 Supercharged, 6-Speed Manual, RWD, Billet Clearcoat, and Black/Sepia Leather. GPS Nav! This 2016 Challenger HellCat is for Dodge fans looking all around for a great one-owner gem. So go ahead and feel free to flex your muscle in it. It will go from 0-60 in just about the same time it’ll take you to catch your breath. Head to All Star to feel the power of this Challenger!

2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited – JEEP CERTIFIED & LOADED! 5.7L V8, Navigation, Sunroof, Leather, Tow Hitch, Gorgeous, One Owner, Grand Cherokee Limited, 4D Sport Utility, 5.7L V8 Multi Displacement VVT, 8-Speed Automatic, 4WD, Granite Crystal Metallic Clearcoat, and Leather. Get the NEW look for the used price on this one owner vehicle. Previous owner purchased it brand new! Jeep Certified Pre-Owned means you not only get the reassurance of a 3Mo/3,000Mile Maximum Care Limited Warranty, but also up to a 7-Year/100,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty, a 125-point inspection/reconditioning, 24/7 roadside assistance, rental car benefits, and a complete CARFAX vehicle history report. (This information was compiled from 314allstar.com.)

For more information on the Used Car Specials currently available, head to All Star!

First News on the Dodge Challenger Demon

Dodge Challenger at All Star Dodge near Ladue

We always get really excited when Dodge starts teasing the new Challenger trim models. There is a big auto show coming up, where we expect to see the final product that is the Dodge Challenger Demon. Until then, we wanted to share with you the little bit of information that we do have on the new Demon.

The Challenger Demon prototype has hood pins, visible rivets, and LB Performance stickers, making it look like someone’s custom Challenger, but the Demon-specific hood scoop and dual headlight/airflow passages give away its true identity. (They thought they were being so sneaky – we know what we are looking at!)

“With the Demon, Dodge wants its buyers to be able to drive their Challengers to and from the track on four (wide, barely street-legal) drag radials. At the drag strip, owners may swap the front wheels for skinny drag-racing “runners” that can be stored in a special metal toolbox complete with a jack, tire-pressure gauge, and torque wrench. The unused wide front wheels and tires can either be set aside until the drive home or even employed as replacement rear tires should an owner crack off a few too many quarter-mile runs in one outing.”-autoblog.com

The Challenger Demon will look pretty much like every other Challenger save for a quartet of fender flares that widen the already large coupe by about 3.5 inches, plus an extra-wide hood scoop.

We are assuming that the Demon will be powered by a version of the supercharged and intercooled Hemi V-8 found in the Challenger SRT Hellcat. We’re also assuming that the engine’s output will far surpass the Hellcat’s mighty 707 horsepower. Our current best guess pegs the peak horsepower figure at 815 and torque at more than 700 lb-ft.

For more information on the Dodge Challenger and its different trims, head to All Star near Ladue.

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!

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.

Dodge Challenger: An American Classic

Dodge Challenger at All Star near Mehlville

The Dodge Challenger is considered a classic muscle car that has not only survived generations of drivers, but thrived. While we have enjoyed the re-release of the Challenger in recent years, it is nice to look back at where the Challenger started. Of course you can get the 2017 Challenger at All Star near Mehlville.

The first car that carried the Challenger name was the introduction of a limited edition Dodge Silver Challenger Club Sedan to the 1959 full-sized Dodge Coronet (fourth generation) model line produced in Detroit, Michigan.

The Silver Challenger came only in silver paint and exclusively on Chrysler’s 217.4 in (5,520 mm) long two-door body style riding on a 122.0 in (3,100 mm) wheelbase. It was available with either the 230 cu in (3.8 L) “Getaway” L-head straight-six engine for $2,297, or powered by the 325 cu in (5.3 L) “Red Ram” V8 for $2,408. This car was marketed for the spring selling season to the “new-car buyers who’ve been waiting to get the most for the least.” A column-shifted three-speed manual transmission was standard and an automatic was optional.

The 1959 Silver Challenger was marketed with extra features at no extra cost. These included premium white wall tires, full wheel covers, electric windshield wipers, as well as an upgraded interior with silver metallic vinyl and black “Manchu” fabric upholstery, dual arm rests and sun visors, as well as deep pile wall-to-wall carpeting.

When the name lapsed Studebaker introduced its own Challenger model in 1964 which was an entry level version of the Studebaker Lark series. (This information was gathered from dodge.com.)

This was just the first generation. The Challenger has gone through several redesigns over the years, but each redesign has remained true to the original aesthetics that made it so great. See the latest generation of the Dodge Challenger at All Star today!

Will We Ever See the New Charger???

Dodge Charger at All Star Dodge Ram near St. Louis

We cannot begin to tell you how much we love the Dodge Charger at All Star Dodge Ram near St. Louis. It is a great reminder of the golden days of the muscle car and our love of classic American muscle. What we have not loved so much is that we are not going to get to see the new redesign of the Dodge Charger until 2020! Let’s talk about it!

In its five-year strategy announcement for Dodge made in May 2014, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ [NYSE:FCAU] target date for redesigning the Challenger and Charger muscle cars was calendar year 2018. In 2015 we heard that the redesign might be delayed until 2019, and now we’re hearing that the delays might stretch even further.

“Citing one source at FCA and another at a supplier, Automotive News (subscription required) on Monday reported that the redesigned Challenger and Charger will be delayed until calendar year 2020. The sources said the cars are to adopt FCA’s Giorgio platform, which debuted in the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia, and will likely arrive as 2021 models.”-motorauthority.com

Both the Challenger and Charger are now expected to receive a second significant update to keep them fresh. The first such update was introduced for the 2015 model year.

Updates for the Challenger will be arriving soon. An all-wheel-drive Challenger GT is expected for the 2017 model year and has already shown up on the EPA’s website. A new range-topping model potentially labeled the Challenger ADR is also in the works. This model will get the supercharged 6.2-liter Hellcat V-8 and some much-needed wider tires.

Is it possible the redesigned Dodge Charger will come sooner than expected after the announcement that FCA will put $1 billion into its Michigan plants? We will have to wait and see!

Shakedown Coming!

Dodge Challenger at All Star Dodge near Chesterfield

There are few things that stand the test of time, things like classic fashion, Star Wars films, and classic cars. We are really excited to announce that Dodge is releasing a special edition of the Dodge Challenger, the Shakedown Challenger that is available at All Star Dodge Ram near Chesterfield. Let’s explore this new classic.

“Although the Shakedown is technically a 1971 Challenger, the crew at FCA added the headlights, taillights, and a grille from the 2017 Challenger to give the classic coupe a contemporary look. A custom lower front fascia, rear lip spoiler, and modern 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels that share a design with the wheels featured on the Challenger SRT Hellcat further blur the line between old and new.” -caranddriver.com

The Shakedown Challenger’s looks aren’t all that has been updated for the 21st century. As the giant “Mopar 392” fender decals imply, the Shakedown is motivated by Dodge’s 485-hp 6.4-liter V-8. A functional hood scoop, a cold-air intake, and a custom-made exhaust provide the 392-cubic-inch engine with an extra bit of grunt. Meanwhile, a six-speed manual transmission cribbed from the Viper puts the pushrod engine’s ponies to the rear wheels. Custom suspension components and Brembo brake calipers from the Hellcat ensure the Shakedown’s other dynamic qualities are as capable as its impressive powertrain.

Dodge didn’t leave the vintage Challenger’s outmoded interior untouched, either. The Shakedown’s insides include a modern Mopar gauge cluster, as well as a steering wheel and seats culled from today’s Viper. The rear seats have been removed, too, replaced by a parcel shelf and a roll bar, while a fuel cell and its associated filler sit in the Shakedown’s trunk.

For more information on the Dodge Challenger, head to All Star today!