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All Star Dodge Ram is the Best!

All Star Dodge Ram Jeep Chrysler near Arnold

There are a lot of dealerships in the St. Louis area from which you can choose to buy a new or used Dodge, Ram, Jeep, and Chrysler cars, trucks, SUVs, and minivans. Today we want to talk about All Star Dodge Ram near Arnold. It is a truly fantastic dealership – but don’t just take our word for it! Today we want to share with you some reviews of people who have absolutely loved their experience at All Star. We asked and they answered with impressive reviews of the All Star dealership.

“Big Johnny was by far the best salesman I’ve ever had to work with! He was so nice and friendly and honestly just relate-able. He never once made us feel pressured or like we were just customers. He made us feel like family.” – Jacob

This is my first time buying a car, I had gone to a dealership before this one who treated me horribly as they saw me as a 20 year old who will do whatever they want. Big Johnny was so kind from the moment we met him, he did so much to get exactly what I wanted and everything he told me was the truth and to help me in the long run. I will recommend this place to all of my friends and tell them to make sure to go to Big Johnny. I’m in love with my Dodge Charger and being a 20 year old and having one is one of the biggest blessings. Also the finance manager was amazing and very helpful getting my payment plan together. I can’t thank you guys enough! Thank you so much Johnny, I’ll be coming here for all my car purchases! -A huge fan of the Dodge Charger

Head to All Star today to experience excellent quality service!

 

 

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Charging from the Past

Dodge Charger at All Star Dodge near Ballwin

The Dodge Charger at All Star near Ballwin is an iconic piece of American history. It was introduced at the beginning of the golden age of muscle cars and was well loved. For a time, the Dodge Charger was not in production, but in the mid-2000’s Dodge brought the Charger out of retirement and back into the spotlight. We want to go back and learn about the start of the Dodge Charger.

“Dodge was in desperate need of a car that appealed to anyone under the age of 80, and the way to do that quickly was to develop a fastback version of its Coronet midsize car. That car appeared in the fall of 1965 as the 1966 Charger.”-edmonds.com

Except for the two-door fastback roof and some unique trim, the Charger was every inch a Coronet. That meant it was a simple unibody structure with an unequal length control arm front suspension that used torsion bars as a springing medium and a solid rear axle on semielliptical leaf springs in the back.

And “every inch a Coronet” also meant that the Charger was pretty big. At 203.6 inches long it was a full 22 inches longer than a ’66 Mustang and 3.5 inches longer than the four-door 2K6 Charger. The first Charger’s 117-inch wheelbase was relatively long for the era in which it was designed, though it seems modest by 21st-century standards when engineers try to shove the wheels out to a car’s corners (the 2K6 Charger’s wheelbase is 120 inches). While the styling of the Charger’s front clip was similar to that of the Coronet’s, there was a full-width convex grille in front with hidden headlights that gave the car a unique look.

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

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!

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!

 

 

Front Wheel Drive for the 300?

Chrysler 300 at All Star Chrysler near Kirkwood

It has been rumored for a while that the Chrysler 300 would be going front wheel drive for some time. As it turns out, this could be happening for the 2017 model year, and we are super excited about it! Today we want to explore this front wheel drive notion a little further.

“FCA chief executive Sergio Marchionne hinted that the strapping rear-wheel-drive Chrysler 300 sedan could go front-wheel drive for its next generation using the underpinnings from the Chrysler Pacifica minivan. Speaking at the Pacifica’s production launch in Windsor, ON, Marchionne said, “this plant and this architecture is capable of making the 300 successor, the front-wheel, all-wheel-drive successor,” Reuters reported.” -autoblog.com

Perhaps realizing he appeared to be announcing a dramatic shift in product strategy, Marchionne backpedaled in response to a follow-up question, noting only that the Ontario factory is “capable” of making the sedan. “It’s capable. It’s not a commitment,” he said, according to Reuters. The 300 is currently built in Brampton, ON, alongside the mechanically similar Dodge Charger and Challenger. The platform, known as LX in enthusiast circles, is an evolution of Mercedes-based chassis pieces that date to the Daimler Chrysler era.

Based on this information, we could be seeing an all wheel drive Chrysler 300 sooner rather than later. Living in an area that sees such a variety of weather conditions, it would be nice to have such a sturdy sedan with all wheel drive, especially at this time of the year.

For more information on the impressive Chrysler 300, head to All Star near Kirkwood. Their team would be more than happy to take you on a test drive of this impressive model. Stop by the dealership and learn all about the Chrysler 300 and its many features!

A Charger – Ram Truck Hybrid?

Dodge Charger at All Star near Clayton

The Dodge Charger is a nod to the classic age of muscle cars. It is powerful, it roars when you drive it, and it’s comfortable. The styling of this classic car is classic in a way that never goes out of style. There is just something about the Charger that makes you say, “Wow!” when you look at it. It is this classic styling that have some people saying that other models in the Dodge Ram family are starting to resemble the Charger. We certainly don’t hate the idea of this happening. One such model that this styling is reflected is the new Ram trucks that are set to come out in 2018. Let’s take a look at what we are talking about.

The Ram trucks look a little chunkier than the current trucks, with more shapes going on. That vertical bar dividing the grille got a whole lot fatter, too. And of course, the thing’s wearing requisite LED trim lights. The back actually looks a bit like a GMC, with those bracket taillights, but with the Ram Rebel’s whale shark mouth shape moved from the front to the tailgate.

A refreshed Ram truck, is expected to come out within the next year or so for the 2018 model year. What we don’t know is what, if any, changes will happen beyond the aesthetics teased at in these images. “That gives us a lot of time to have tweaks made to the design, so I guess I wouldn’t count on this as the final look for the next Ram truck. But I’ll take it as at least a strong suggestion.” -truckyeah.com

Since the refresh is still in the early stages, we are not sure exactly what the final model will look like. For more information on the different Ram trucks and on the Dodge Charger, head to All Star near Clayton today!

Popularity Overload!!!

Los Angeles CA - November 19 2014: Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat on display on display at the LA Auto Show

Dodge Charger at All Star Dodge in MO

There are some vehicle models that are so popular that the auto makers end up under manufacturing that particular model. The Dodge Charger has been one of those models that people have just really loved. This was not a huge surprise as people loved the original when it debuted during the golden age of the muscle car. We want to talk about how Dodge is planning to meet the demand of the Charger.

According to the charts at Hellcat.org, FCA built 4,025 examples of the 2016 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat – all of which had the 8-speed automatic transmission. For the 2015 model year, Dodge built just 1,334 Hellcat sedans, so production of the 707 horsepower Dodge with four doors improved by 302% during the 2016 model year.

For the second year in a row, a black exterior color was the most popular among the 2016 Hellcat Charger, but where Phantom Black was the most popular color in 2015, Pitch Black was the most popular option for the blown sedan in 2016. With 1,151 Hellcat Chargers being Pitch Black, that single color accounted for roughly 29% of the 2016 production run of the supercharged sedan.

“As was the case with the Hellcat Challenger production numbers we discussed previously, these Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat production numbers are not official figures from FCA. These numbers come from the website Hellcat.org, which has proven to be a reliable source of inside information in the past, so while these aren’t official numbers – they are likely as close as we are going to get to official. The understanding with this information is that it is acquired from someone inside the company who obviously opts to remain nameless.” -torquenews.com

For more information on the Dodge Charger, head to All Star Dodge in MO 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.

Charger Daytona is Here!

Woodland Hills CA - Abril 5 2015: Dodge Charger R/T classic car on display at the Supercar Sunday Pre-1973 Muscle car event.

Dodge Charger at All Star near Creve Coeur

We have recently talked about how the Challenger T/A is being re-released and we have also commented on how the Charger Daytona would be coming back soon. We have had some exciting news dropped in our lap today! The Charger Daytona is here! Today we want to talk about the different options on the trims of the Charger Daytona.

First up, we have the 2017 Dodge Charger Daytona, which is based on the Charger R/T with the 5.7L Hemi and the 8-speed automatic transmission. The Daytona package adds a 2.75 inch active exhaust system, a Mopar cold air intake package, a 2.62 rear gear ratio, the Super Track Pak (sport tuned suspension, performance brake pads, a unique stability control system with a “full off” setting and Goodyear Eagle F1 tires), the front and rear fascia, side sills rear spoiler and hood of the Charger SRT models, unique black Daytona and Hemi graphics, a blacked out roof and unique 20 inch wheels. Also, the inside of the Charger Daytona benefits from some items from the pricier SRT models, including the heated and cooled Nappa leather seats with the Daytona logo embroidered on the seatback.

These changes give the R/T-level Charger a more aggressive exterior design, improved handling, improved acceleration, more attitude via the exhaust system and a more luxurious cabin – all for just $40,895 with destination.

“The 2017 Dodge Charger Daytona 392 is similar to the Charger Daytona, but this package begins with the 392 cubic inch Hemi, delivering 485 horsepower and 475lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission.” – torquenews.com

For more information on the new Charger Daytona, stop by All Star near Creve Coeur and speak with a member of the team. They would love to help you get behind the wheel of a great Charger today!

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!