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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!

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!

What’s New for 2017?

New Cars at All Star Dodge Ram near North County

Time to fully embrace the new year! It has come in with bells on and we could not be more excited. For 2017 we are not seeing a whole lot of changes in the Dodge Ram line up (we expect bigger changes come 2018), but none the less, we are still excited! Today, we want to share with you some of the things that you will see on the 2017 models of your favorite vehicles.

Dodge Challenger

  • New all-wheel drive Challenger GT combines V-6 and all-weather traction.
  • SRT models get new wheel designs.
  • Infotainment system upgraded, now features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Dodge Charger

  • Infotainment system upgraded, now features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • New wheel designs.
  • Available houndstooth upholstery.

Dodge Durango

  • GT replaces Limited in lineup.
  • Citadel model gains upmarket wrapped-leather dashboard and nappa leather upholstery.
  • Third row of seats now optional on SXT.

Dodge Grand Caravan

  • Lineup pared to SE, SE Plus, SXT, and GT trim levels.
  • Last year for venerable nameplate.

Dodge Journey

  • R/T model replaced with GT.

Dodge Viper SRT

  • Final year.
  • Six special editions: Viper 1:28 Edition ACR, Viper GTS-R Commemorative Edition ACR, Viper VooDoo II Edition ACR, Viper Snakeskin Edition GTC, Viper Snakeskin ACR Edition, Dodge Dealer Edition ACR.

We are sad to report that it does seem as though this is the last year for the Dodge Viper. If you want to get your hands on one of these delightful models before they go away, head to All Star near North County. Their team can help you select a great Dodge, Ram, Jeep, or Chrysler vehicle to suit your driving lifestyle. It would be their pleasure to serve you! We say, “New Year, New You, New Car”! Happy Shopping!



Time to Pull Ahead

Dodge Challenger at All Star Dodge near Town and Country

When it comes to the muscle coupe category, there is some really stiff competition. The front runners of this pack have been the Mustang, Camaro, and the Dodge Challenger. There has always been a kind of tit-for-tat between these vehicles, but we believe that the Dodge Challenger is getting ready to pull ahead of the pack. We want to talk about this more today.

The Dodge Challenger is doing something unconventional for a muscle coupe. It’s adding all-wheel drive. “It’s a new feature for Detroit’s pony cars – none of the three have ever had it – and it could be a game-changer. Called the Challenger GT, the Dodge launches this winter for a starting price of $34,490.” -foxnews.com

The Challenger GT comes with the Pentastar 3.6-liter V6 rated at 305 horsepower and 268 pound-feet of torque. It teams with an eight-speed TorqueFlight automatic transmission and is estimated to get 18 miles per gallon in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. An FCA spokesperson said no manual transmission or V8 models will be offered on the all-wheel-drive Challenger. It will be on display in January at the Detroit auto show.

All-wheel drive is a widely expected addition for the Challenger. The coupe shares underpinnings with the four-door Charger, which offers an all-wheel drive variant and the cars have similar powertrain offerings (the AWD Charger is also V6 and automatic only). Naturally, the Challenger borrows the Charger’s AWD system and during regular driving conditions, the front axle disengages and full torque goes to the back wheels, allowing the Challenger to function as a rear-wheel drive car. It automatically goes back to AWD when more traction is needed.

Learn more about the addition of All Wheel Drive to the Challenger at All Star Dodge near Town and Country!

Did You Say Pre-Owned?

Pre-Owned Dodge Cars at All Star Dodge in Missouri

Did we just hear you say that you are considering getting a pre-owned vehicle at All Star Dodge in Missouri? We sure hope that we did! All Star has a crazy impressive inventory that is stocked with just about any Dodge Ram vehicle you can think of, maybe not some of the classic and collectors vehicles, but you never know what you might see! Today we want to share with you some of the vehicles that are currently available at the dealership.

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT 392 2 Door Car – This model was originally $44,846! It is a local trade in that has a navigation system, along with 6-Speed Manual! It has only had one owner and is in like new condition! Challenger SRT8 392, 2D Coupe Features: SRT HEMI 6.4L V8, Tremec 6-Speed Manual, RWD, Sublime Pearl Coat, and Leather. Just in, this charming 2015 Dodge Challenger comes with a SRT HEMI 6.4L V8 engine and Tremec 6-Speed Manual. Technologically masterful machine that marries high performance with good road manners. It is currently on sale for $39,890.

2016 Dodge Journey SE Sport Utility – This wonderful pickup truck was originally $20,387, but has been reduced to $17,962! The Dodge Journey is roomy and has 3 Rows of Seats. This Journey SE, 4D Sport Utility features: 2.4L I4 DOHC 16V Dual VVT, 4-Speed Automatic VLP, FWD, Redline 2 Coat Pearl, and Black Cloth. Don’t miss out on buying this fantastic-looking 2016 Dodge Journey. There are also a number of additional, optional equipment packages included, like the Customer Preferred Package 22F, Flexible Seating Group, Second-Row 40 / 60 Tilt and Slide Seat, Third-Row 50 / 50 Fold / Reclining Seat, Air Conditioning with 3-Zone Temperature Control, and Radio 4.3.

For more information on the different models All Star has available on their pre-owned lot, head to All Star today!

No Need for a Change

NEW YORK CITY USA - JULY 07 2015: Silver Dodge Challenger RT 2014 in Manhattan.

Dodge Challenger at All Star near IL

If you are a fan of the Dodge Challenger or the Dodge Charger, they we have some good news for you! It would seem, at least for the time being, that those models are going to be staying the same. Today we want to talk about why the Challenger is going to stay the same.

Dodge is reportedly keeping the current Charger and Challenger in production until at least 2020, instead of debuting all-new models in 2018 as was previously rumored. Yes, that means today’s Challenger, introduced in 2008, will be in production for more than twice as long as the first-generation 1970-1974 car it emulates.

Citing anonymous Fiat Chrysler sources, Automotive News reports that Dodge will refresh the Challenger and Charger for 2018, but won’t give the models a full redesign until the 2021 model year. It’s also expected that Chrysler will discontinue the 300 sedan when the new Charger and Challenger debut.

In addition to the 2018 refresh, Dodge plans on maintaining Challenger and Charger sales with more special-edition models, like this year’s Charger Daytona and Challenger T/A. We already know an all-wheel-drive, V6-powered Challenger is soon to arrive, as is a widebody Hellcat with more room for tires that might actually be able to handle the power.

“When the Charger and Challenger are redesigned for 2021, they’ll share a platform with the new, rear-drive Alfa Romeo Giulia. The Alfa Romeo platform is significantly stiffer than the current one, which could allow Dodge to build a Challenger-based convertible. This car, rumored to revive the Barracuda nameplate, has been teased by Dodge for a number of years, so its arrival is highly anticipated.” -roadandtruck.com

For more information on the Dodge Challenger, head to All Star near IL. Their friendly staff would be more than happy to help you get behind the wheel of a Challenger.

Dodge Challenger T/A Available this Week

ROYAL OAK MI/USA - AUGUST 14 2015: "Plum Crazy" purple 2015 Dodge Challenger and Charger SRT, with Scat Pack and Hemi options, at the Woodward Dream Cruise. Woodward is a National Scenic Byway.

Dodge Challenger at All Star near Clayton

If you are a fan of the Dodge Challenger, then this is a big week for you! You see, the Dodge Challenger T/A is going to be available for purchase this week at All Star near Clayton. What is the Dodge Challenger T/A? Well, we are glad that you asked! Let’s explore this fun model today!

The 2017 Dodge Challenger T/A is offered in three levels – T/A, T/A Plus and T/A 392. The Challenger T/A and T/A Plus are based on the Challenger R/T with the 5.7L Hemi while the Challenger T/A 392 is based on the Challenger Scat Pack with the 6.4L Hemi.

The Challenger T/A package starts with the standard features of the Challenger T/A and adds dual “air catcher” headlights, a stain black hood from the Challenger SRT 392, a cold air intake kit that feeds from the hood scoop, 20 inch black Mopar wheels wrapped in Goodyear Eagle F1 tires, Mopar hood pins, a satin black fuel door, a satin black rear spoiler, the satin black T/A stripes on the sides of the car, a 2.75 inch active exhaust system and the Super Track Pak – which includes a high performance Bilstein suspension setup with ½ inch lowering springs, performance brakes and a three-mode electronic stability control system with a full off setting. With the 6-speed manual transmission, the 2017 Dodge Challenger T/A has an MSRP of $38,385 with destination.

This is just some really basic and straightforward information on the Dodge Challenger T/A. For a more in-depth look at this incredible vehicle, head to All Star today. Test drive this model and ask any question that you might have about this model. The staff at All Star would be more than happy to answer you and to show you what the Challenger T/A can do!

More Colors Coming for the Dodge Charger

Stade, Germany - May 2, 2015: High angle view of vintage Plymouth Roadrunner and Dodge Charger cars exhibited at MOPAR Spring Fling annual meeting for vintage cars built by Chrysler Corp.

Dodge Charger at All Star Dodge near Chesterfield

We love the Dodge Charger at All Star Dodge near Chesterfield. It is sleek, stylish, and can go fast, which is something that we all look for in a muscle car. We talked the other day about the Challenger and the new wheel base that both the Challenger and the Charger will be getting in the 2017 generation. Today we want to talk about the new colors that the ‘Chager will be available for 2017.

Last week, we detailed the key changes for the 2017 Dodge Challenger and the 2017 Dodge Charger, with the most significant news focusing on the 707 horsepower SRT Hellcat models. While the Challenger lineup benefits from the new T/A package and the Charger gets the new Daytona package, the key “changes” for the two muscle cars are found on the Hellcat models, in the form of the new, lightweight wheels, the new Hellcat head badges and the red-lit steering wheel center.” -torquenews.com

The 2016 Dodge Challenger is currently offered in 10 exterior colors – Billet Silver, Bright White, Go Mango, Granite, Ivory White, Jazz Blue, Maximum Steel, Pitch Black, Redline Red and TorRed. Notice, that list doesn’t include the previously offered colors of B5 Blue or Plum Crazy Purple.

For 2017, Granite, Billet Silver, Pitch Black, Maximum Steel, Go Mango, Redline Red and TorRed return, but they are joined by four new colors with Yellow Jacket, Octane Red, Green Go and Destroyer Grey and two renamed colors, White Knuckle (previously Bright White) and Contusion Blue (previously Jazz Blue). For those wondering about the new Green Go, while it looks similar to Sublime from the 2015 model year, this new color is a little darker and it has less metallic sparkle to it.

Check out the new colors on the Dodge Charger at All Star today!

Challenger Going All-Wheel Drive

DETROIT MI/USA - JANUARY 15: A 2014 Dodge Challenger Hemi Shaker Limited Edition at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), on January 15, 2014, in Detroit, Michigan.

Dodge Challenger at All Star Dodge near Saint Charles

We love the Dodge Challenger that you can get at All Star Dodge near Saint Charles. The Challenger has been really popular since it was re-introduced back in 2006 but its platform hasn’t changed since then and its current body style is going on five years old, which by auto industry standards, is pretty old. Dodge Ram is getting ready to really amp up the Challenger in its next generation, which is what we want to talk about today.

“The report reveals plans for the majority of FCA’s brands, but the most interesting bit of information is an all-wheel-drive model for the Dodge Challenger, which is being referred to as the GT AWD. Mopar unveiled the Challenger GT AWD Concept at SEMA last year as aconcept, but it looks like the idea stuck. The vehicle is set to make its debut this fall and will lead the way for a wide-body, Hellcat-powered version that will be released in 2017. That model will be called the Challenger ADR. The entire Challenger lineup will be redesigned in 2018, which includes switching over to the lighter Giorgio platform – the same one that underpins the Alfa Romeo Guilia.” -autoblog.com

A lot of the Dodge Ram vehicles will be switching to this new platform in their next generation. The Dodge Challenger getting all-wheel drive is a big deal because it will provide even better handling and more control over your driving dynamics. It also helps us out in the St. Louis area when winter rolls around and we get those delightful rain, sleet, snow, ice combinations.

For more information on the Dodge Challenger, head to All Star. Their staff would be more than happy to show you all of the wonderful attributes that the Challenger has to offer!

Is the Challenger the Right Buy?

WASHINGTON DC - JANUARY 21 2016: SRT (Dodge) Challenger Hellcat car at the Washington D.C. Auto Show (WAS), one of the largest auto shows in North America.

Dodge Challenger at All Star Dodge Ram near Ladue

Shopping for a new sports car is a really fun experience especially when you shop at All Star Dodge Ram near Ladue. You might be wondering if the Dodge Challenger is right for you. Today we would like to share with you a few responsible reasons why you will want to get the Dodge Challenger. (You know the fun reasons, it’s fast, its sporty, and you’ll love driving it!)

It comes with a good warranty. With Dodge’s usual warranty package of 5 years or 100,000 miles on the powertrain and 3 years or 36,000 full warranty, the buyer of a new Challenger can rest assured that he or she is covered in the event of any defect in the product. You can also lengthen the warranty coverage or add additional optional coverage to your existing warranty.

The Challenger also comes with a very affordable price tag. While the higher models, in particular the Hellcat trim, can be very pricey, the starting baseline MSRP on the new Challengers is only $26,995. While this is a base model price, it still brings the Challenger into the price range of the average buyer who may not wish to sped as much as the higher trims cost.

There are a number of different packages, including the Hellcat trim, that are offered. “Dodge offers a range of additional exterior and interior packages to further customize the vehicle. While these add to the price of the vehicle, they can be a great way for the potential buyer to get exactly what he or she wants in a new car. Some available packages include a leather interior pack, an exterior sport appearance pack, and a cold weather specialization pack. Availability on these packages varies by model,” (carbuyingstrategies.com).

For more information on the Dodge Challenger, stop by All Star.