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Is Buying New the Right Choice for Me?

New Cars at All Star Dodge near North County

You find yourself in the situation where you need a different car; maybe you were in an accident, you drove your current vehicle until it finally died, or you want to upgrade. Whatever your reason for needing a different car, you are probably trying to decide whether you want to buy a new car or a used car from All Star Dodge near North County. We want to share with you some of reasons why you might want to buy a new car.

When you buy a new car, you’re the boss. You can consider a wide variety of vehicles in the size and price class you want. You can test-drive them all. You can select your favorite color. You can equip it with whatever features you need and want. You can choose between leather and cloth upholstery. You can upgrade the audio system. You can add high-tech gizmos such as a communication, entertainment or navigation system.

“If you don’t find what you want in a showroom, on a dealer’s lot or online, a dealer can special-order a new car to your precise specifications. Before you order a vehicle, ask the dealer to search available databases to see if the car you want already exists in another dealer’s inventory. Dealers frequently trade vehicles to satisfy a customer and a dealer will often outright buy the vehicle from another dealer to make a customer happy.”-cars.com

While a used car may initially cost less than a new one, the interest rate you pay likely will be higher. To begin with, you wouldn’t get the low-interest financing or cash rebate that usually is offered as an incentive to new-car buyers. When you do the math, a used car may end up costing you more than a new car in the long run.

Head to All Star and take a look at their amazing new car inventory!

 

Another Rebellious Renegade

Jeep Renegade at All Star Jeep Dealer near Kirkwood

The Jeep Renegade at All Star Jeep Dealer near Kirkwood is a truly a marvelous SUV. The average driver has found the Jeep Renegade to be capable and a great drive, however, there have been a number of Jeep enthusiasts that had some complaints about how the Renegade handles off road situations. Jeep heard those complaints and have added a couple more options to the Jeep Renegade line up that should appease the skeptics. Let’s take a look at the additions.

The Deserthawk is meant for taking on the toughest desert terrain.

Deserthawk may blend right into its environment if buyers order it in the new, exclusive Mojave Sand tan. It also comes in white, black and a gray called Anvil. The Deserthawk rocks 17-inch black wheels, hood and rear-body-panel decals, rock rails, skid plates, and signature red front and rear tow hooks. Inside are black leather seats with contrast stitching and accents, all-weather floor mats, a cargo tray mat, a backup camera and a 7-inch multimedia display.

All that’s in addition to the Deserthawk’s all-terrain capabilities, which mirror those of the “regular” Trailhawk edition. The desert-ready, all-wheel-drive performance comes courtesy 8.7 inches of ground clearance, hill descent control, up to 19 inches of water fording and a standard 180-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission. (This information was compiled from jeep.com and usatoday.com).

We think that you should head to All Star Jeep Dealer and test drive the new Jeep Renegade Deserthawk. Experience the power and capabilities that the Renegade offers. You will be amazed at how well the Renegade Deserthawk handles any terrain, as well as the incredible comfort provided by the interior. Get down to All Star and get your Jeep Renegade today!

 

No Shame in Loving a Minivan!

Chrysler Pacifica at All Star Chrysler near Arnold

For a long time, the minivan has had a negative connotation. Driving a minivan meant that you weren’t cool anymore. Gone are the days of sporty sedans, you had kids, you don’t get to drive something fun any more. At least, this is what the common thought was, however, Chrysler is changing the way we think about minivans with the introduction of the Chrysler Pacifica.

The Chrysler Pacifica entered the market as a replacement for the Town and Country. And while it still looks like a minivan in some ways, it drives more like an SUV.  Navigating the roads in the rolling hills of Southern Missouri a few weeks ago, it didn’t take long to find out. A revised 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine delivered 287 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque, making the climbs up Missouri’s hills effortless. Likewise, the new nine-speed automatic transmission never strained or felt clunky, like it has in other recent products like our long-term Jeep Cherokee. The harmonious combination of the upgraded engine and transmission felt like the single-biggest differentiation between the old and new minivans.

Chrysler boasts that the Pacifica’s new unibody structure provides a stiffer foundation, which in turn provides sedan-like agility. But let’s not get carried away. No one will confuse this minivan – or any other – with a 300 sedan in terms of driving dynamics. But as minivans go, the Pacifica felt responsive with minimal levels of body roll.
The exterior look of the car is also brand new. Gone is the frumpy, toaster-like shape of the Town & Country and Grand Caravan. The wheelbase remains exactly the same, but engineers shortened the front overhang and lengthened the rear one, giving the Pacifica a more rectangular shape. Corners have been rounded and side-view mirrors are body-mounted.

Stop by All Star Chrysler near Arnold for more information!

What is the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited ?

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited at All Star Jeep Dealer near Ladue

What is the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited? This is a question that the people at All Star Jeep Dealer near Ladue frequently are asked. This is because there is sometimes some confusion about the differences between the Jeep Wrangler and the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Today we want to describe the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited so that it is a little bit easier to spot the differences.

A big reason that this confusion happens is because the Unlimited is technically a trim of the Jeep Wrangler.

Wrangler uses a smooth and fancy Chrysler Pentastar 3.6-liter V6, and a 5-speed automatic transmission designed by Mercedes-Benz with an available 6-speed manual.The engine makes 285 horsepower with 260 pound-feet of torque, scooting a two-door to 60 mph in 7.7 seconds, with the heavier four-door Wrangler Unlimited trailing behind, in 8.4 seconds. Wrangler features a rugged chassis with high ground clearance and skid plates, and solid axles front and rear.It is an amazing machine when it comes to scrambling over boulders. (New tricks by the Rubicon model, in pursuit of bigger boulders, include electronic disconnection of the sway bar to allow extreme wheel articulation and stability in extreme situations, but the Rubicon is another trim different from the Unlimited.)

“The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is a four-door that comes with a hard top, soft top, or both. The Freedom hardtop is like a T-top, with easily removable roof panels. The soft top is easier to get down than it used to be, but the T-top is the easiest to manage.”-autoblog.com

For more information on the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and its distinct differences from the Jeep Wrangler, head to All Star. The All Star team would love to show you the differences and take you on a test drive of this highly capable vehicle!

Back to the Classic Look

Jeep Wrangler at All Star Jeep Dealer near University City

Some automobiles are redesigned and redesigned to the point that you cannot even recognize it anymore. While we don’t have a problem with redesigns, sometimes they are necessary and really improve the vehicle, we like when the redesigns make us feel a little nostalgic and hearken back to the earlier days of the specific vehicle. It is nice to know that the people at Jeep seem to agree with us, as we have gotten a look at what the new Jeep Wrangler at All Star Jeep Dealer near University City will look like in regards to the grill. Let’s take a deeper look at the new grill on the Jeep Wrangler.

The design is a mix of old and new styling elements, with CJ-style round headlights that encroach on the iconic seven-slot grille, a kink in the middle similar to the original 1987 Wrangler’s, a strong trapezoidal shape with curved edges, and no openings for turn signal lights, which have presumably been moved to the fenders.

It’s been confirmed that the new Wrangler will remain body-on-frame and will be available as both an SUV and a pickup this time around, however spy photos of prototypes being tested on public roads suggest it will trade its roll cage for more traditional roof rails fitted with removable panels.

“A trio of motors including turbocharged four-cylinder and V6 gasoline engines, plus the Wrangler’s first diesel is expected to be offered with a choice of automatic and manual transmissions. The Wrangler is currently scheduled to hit the trails by the end of this year.”-foxnews.com

For more information on the current Jeep Wrangler or to take a test drive, head to All Star. Their team is waiting to serve you!

Quality Repairs are Important

Collision Repair Center at All Star Dodge Ram in Missouri

Nobody leaves their house in the morning anticipating that they are going to be in an accident. However, sometimes bad things happen. In order to get your Dodge Ram vehicles back to how they were before the accident, you need to take your vehicle to a quality repair center. You need to take your vehicle to the Collision Repair Center at All Star in Missouri.

When your vehicle is involved in a collision, auto body work is the first step one takes to repair the damage. There are many facets involved when restoring your vehicle back to its original quality. Collision repair entails a detailed inspection to determine the level of damage both structural, auto body and paint that is needed for the project. Once the car has been cleared mechanically the pre-collision restoration can begin. Quality manufactured parts and the painting process used will determine the quality of repair you ultimately receive.

“Color matching is very important and it takes a great deal of skill to match the color of your car’s paint for several reasons. First, slight variations in color occur and matching these variations can be tricky. This can occur for several reasons to include the age of the car, sun and weather exposure and atmospheric oxidation,” (autobodyspecialist.com). Color matching is really easy when you bring your Dodge Ram vehicles in for repair at a Dodge Ram dealership. They know the exact color that will match because they have the manufacturers paint at their fingertips.

For more information on the different services offered by the Collision Repair Center at All Star, call or stop by the dealership today. Their team would love to assist you will all of your Dodge Ram auto repair needs.

Rumors About the Dodge Journey

Dodge Journey at All Star Dodge near Illinois

The Dodge Journey has been a key part of the Dodge line up for a number of years now. It is incredibly family friendly, fun to drive, and remarkably capable. There have been rumors that the Dodge Journey would be getting a redesign for this year, but as it turns out, we probably won’t be seeing that redesign until 2019. Today we want to take a look at some of the changes that we might be seeing on the Journey when the redesign comes out. You can always check out the current technology and characteristics on the Dodge Journey at All Star Dodge near Illinois.

Dodge will borrow the Giulia’s rear-wheel drive architecture from sister company Alfa Romeo. The next Journey will consequently be more dynamic to drive than the current model, which is front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive will be offered at an extra cost for buyers who frequently tackle adverse weather conditions.

It’s reasonable to assume that the next Journey will use a 2.0-liter turbo four. Rated at about 300 horsepower, the mill will be inaugurated next year by the fourth-generation Wrangler, and it will trickle down to other members of the Fiat-Chrysler family such as the Dodge Charger. The four will be bolted to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

“Whether we’ll see a V6 in the next Journey is up in the air at this point. Buyers in Europe will be able to order the crossover — which is known as the Fiat Freemont locally — with a turbodiesel engine that we won’t get on this side of the pond.”-digitaltrends.com

For more information on the current Dodge Journey and to take a test drive of this incredible vehicle, head to All Star today! Their team is waiting to serve you!

 

The Chrysler 300 Still has It!

Chrysler 300 at All Star Chrysler in Bridgeton

If you are in the market for a quality sedan with lots of space, power, and aesthetic appeal, then you need to check out the Chrysler 300 at All Star Chrysler in Bridgeton. Though the Chrysler 300 has been around for a while, it is still one of the most popular sedans in the United States. Let’s take a look at a few things that make the Chrysler 300 Cars so desirable.

A Few Key Facts on the 300:

* Performance: 3.6-liter, V6, 292 horsepower; 3.6-liter, V6, 300 horsepower; 5.7-liter, V8, 363 horsepower
* Mileage estimate: 19-30 mpg ; 16-25 mpg
* Price: $32,350- $43,500
* Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles; drivetrain 5 years/100,000 miles; corrosion 5 years/unlimited; roadside assistance; 5 years/60,000

“When purists consider purchasing a large sedan, performance is a major factor. One chief selling point with the Chrysler 300 is the “old-school” engineering of offering a rear-wheel drive American sedan. The car purists love this about the 300 because it’s become very rare. Most large sedans are front-wheel drive only.” -rocklindaily.com

The 300 is an appealing car visually, featuring a wide stance and a fairly tapered front end that exudes an aggressive kind of elegance. A new grille is a plus and the 300 has updated LED rear taillights. It’s a family sedan that has a large trunk, pleasing style and big horsepower,

Performance is impressive throughout the Chrysler 30 lineup. There are two models with nearly identical engines. One is the 3.6-liter, V6 that features 292 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The other V6 is also a 3.6-liter and generates just a little more horsepower (300) and torque (264 pound-feet). We encourage you to head to All Star and check out the performance of the Chrysler 300 for yourself. Feel the power from behind the wheel.

Get more information on the Chrysler 300 at All Star. Their team would love to assist you in getting behind the wheel of a 300 today!

Dodge Durango is the Right Size

Dodge Durango at All Star Dodge near Florissant

Lately it would seem as though certain governmental agencies would like for us to drive around in tiny little clown cars. They claim they are better for the environment and so one. The problem that we see is that many people just do not fit in those tiny little cars. If you are more than five feet and five inches tall and weight more than one hundred and fifty pounds just are not going to ride very comfortably in this clown cars. If you do not fit the above classifications, or just want more room for your family, then you need to check out the Dodge Durango at All Star Dodge near Florissant.

The Dodge Durango is a roomy SUV that is built to accommodate its driver and passengers comfortably. It also has a powerful engine that is capable of any road trip. The Dodge Durango is powered by a 293-horsepower 3.6-liter V-6 or a 360-horsepower 5.7-liter V-8. Both engines are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Base SXT and volume-leader GT models get the V-6; sporty R/T and premium Citadel models get the V-8. All models come with rear-wheel or all-wheel drive but there are important differences: SXT and GT models get a single-speed, full-time system that lacks a low range, something addressed by the two-speed, active-on-demand system on R/T and Citadel trims. This means if you need a low range for off-road duties, you have to opt for a V-8. (Compiled from dodge.com and detroitnews.com)

For more information on the Dodge Durango or to take a test drive of this comfortable and power SUV, head to All Star. Their team would love to show you everything that the Durango has to offer!

Ram 2500 Power

Ram 2500 At All Star Dodge Ram near Glendale

In this day and age, you need a truck that will handle anything that you throw at it; rough terrains, heavy loads, and long hauls. The Ram 2500 at All Star Dodge Ram near Glendale is up for those very challenges. Those challenges not only require a strong body, but also a powerful engine. Today we want to talk a little bit about the different engines that are offered on the Ram 2500.

Three engine options lie at the core of the 2017 Ram 2500: a 5.7-liter V-8, a 6.4-liter V-8, and a 6.7-liter turbo-diesel inline six-cylinder. Both gas engines are paired with six-speed automatic transmissions; the diesel gets a six-speed manual option or a choice of two six-speed automatics. Both rear-wheel drive (2WD) and four-wheel drive (4WD) models are available in the Ram 2500, with a wide range of cab styles and bed lengths.

The 5.7-liter that forms the base engine option is rated at 383 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. Step up to the 6.4-liter and output rises to 410 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque. The diesel, available in three specifications, pushes the 2017 Ram 2500 to beast mode, with up to 385 hp and 900 lb-ft of torque. The two lower-output versions of the diesel are rated at 350 hp / 660 lb-ft and 370 hp / 800 lb-ft, respectively. (This information was compiled from ram.com and motortrend.com.)

While a nearly infinite list of cab, bed, engine, transmission, and drive train options influence total towing capacity, the Ram 2500 can be configured to tow up to 17,980 lbs.

For more information on the Ram 2500, head to All Star and talk with a member of their team. They would be happy to take you on a test drive so that you can experience for yourself just how powerful the Ram 2500 truly is.

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