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Real Renegade Review!

Jeep Renegade at All Star Jeep Dealer near Chesterfield

We can tell you just how wonderful the Jeep Renegade at All Star Jeep Dealer near Chesterfield is until we are blue in the face, but maybe you want the opinion of someone who has bought the Renegade and drives it on a daily basis. It just so happens that we know someone who bought the 2017 Jeep Renegade earlier this year and got them to share with us their feelings on their vehicle purchase.

This is my first Jeep purchase. I had liked the design of the Renegade since it was introduced and had been waiting for my old car to die before looking into them. I ended up liking the Trailhawk trim better than the others and opted for that one given it’s more off-road-ability (her word) and extra ground clearance. It actually is really fun to use in manual mode and responds perfectly to your needs. After a month of usage in the winter I am getting descent fuel economy. Right now averaging around 23 mpg. On a longer road trip I was getting 27. It seems to be getting better as I break it in and the weather gets warmer. The inside is very well laid out.  The driver display is awesome and can be customized to show what you want from radio stations to the digital speedometer or trip computer. I have the bigger Uconnect display and navigation package which are great additions. Bluetooth functionality is great and can stream your music without issue. You can also hook up anything via USB cable and it will pick up those devices to play music from. For one of the smaller compact SUVs in this segment Jeep makes it feel very spacious in the inside. -Marsha

You can get your Jeep Renegade at All Star Jeep Dealer today!

More Than Expected

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited at All Star Jeep Dealer near Fenton

It’s easy to see what the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited at All Star Jeep Dealer near Fenton is an incredibly off-road capable vehicle. Today we are going to take a look back at how the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited got its start. Remember, you can always get the latest generation at All Star!

The JK series 2007 Wrangler Unlimited was unveiled at the New York Auto Show on April 12, 2006. It is stretched even more than the TJ model, and featured four doors. This change made it the last-remaining 2-door SUV in North America to gain a four-door option and made it the only four door convertible in production. A full 20.6 inches (523 mm) was added to the JK Wrangler’s 95.4-inch (2423 mm) wheelbase. It hit production line in August 2006 and was priced near $21,000.

The Unlimited has the same engine and transmission choices as a short-wheelbase JK. X and Sahara trims offer an option of 4×2 rear-wheel drive in the USA. Optional 4×2 was discontinued after the 2010 model year for the Unlimited. 4-wheel drive became standard for the 2011 model year. It is the only four-door convertible available in the US, since the Hummer H1 with optional rag-top is no longer sold.

The Unlimited offers more options and equipment than any previous Wrangler model, including standard electronic stability program and optional seat-mounted side airbags, remote keyless entry, navigation system, and Sirius Satellite Radio.The navigation and satellite systems are a part of the MyGig Entertainment system that also has a hard drive allowing for the storage of MP3 music files and pictures. (This information was compiled from jeep.com and wranglers.com.)

Head to All Star and test drive the powerful Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. We are sure that you will love this powerful, off-road ready SUV!

Jeep Wrangler: An Interesting History

Jeep Wrangler at All Star Jeep Dealer near Kirkwood

This year marks the 76th anniversary of Jeep. more specifically the Jeep Wrangler that you can get at All Star Jeep Dealer near Kirkwood. This model was born out of a difficult time in our nations history. Today we want to take a look back at how the Jeep Wrangler got its start.

On the battlefield, the Jeep was fast, nimble and tough. It could handle nearly any terrain, and when it did get stuck, it was light enough for soldiers to lift free. It towed anti-tank weapons that could be deployed quickly, and it could mount a machine gun for fighting infantry.

The Jeep also served as an ambulance on the battlefield. It forded rivers and traversed lakes, it came ashore on D-Day, and it carried the Allies all the way to Berlin and onto Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima and, eventually, onto the mainland shores of a defeated Japan. But Jeep’s postwar life has been a decades long trail of both rousing successes — and abject failures.

Jeep had a complicated birth, and much controversy remains about its origin. But some facts are undisputed. As World War II began to ravage Europe and Asia, the War Department realized the armed forces needed a small reconnaissance vehicle. It put out requests for proposals to U.S. automakers on an extremely aggressive timetable.

The first prototype military Jeep was developed by Bantam. Designed in 18 hours by Karl Probst, a freelance auto designer from Detroit, the 1,840-pound Bantam exceeded the Army’s expectations during initial testing in September 1940.

The War Department, however, had concerns about Bantam’s ability to meet the military’s capacity needs. As a result, it invited Willys-Overland and Ford Motor Co. to bid on the reconnaissance vehicle contract, this time using Probst’s design as a guidepost and allowing engineers from the two automakers to inspect and measure the Bantam.

Learn more about the history of the Jeep Wrangler at All Star today!

 

 

Special Programs at All Star

Special Programs at All Star Dodge Ram Dealership near Florissant

All Star Dodge Ram Dealership near Florissant is a great place to get all of your new and used Dodge, Ram, Jeep, and Chrysler Cars. They offer a wide variety of models choices as well as a top notch service and parts center. Their team is also second to none when it comes to kind and professional customer service. What you might not know is that All Star offers a number of special programs that could help you save on your next purchase.

Military and Veteran – This special offer is for those who’ve risked their lives defending us. If you’re Active, Active Reserved, Retired Military, Retired Military Reserve, or are an honorably discharged veteran within 12 months of discharged date, you’re eligible for up to $500 in Military bonus cash under our Military Incentive program. A member of the All Star team can answer any questions you might have about this program.

ALOA Security Professionals Organization – An organization for certified locksmiths and security professionals to connect with each other and with consumers. Organized by local chapters and affiliates, ALOA represents more than 10,000 locksmiths, not just in the United States, but also around the world. ALOA ensures that members demonstrate the highest levels of professionalism, experience, and reliability, and that each has been properly certified.

Associated Builders and Contractors – ABC Members receive $500 off the purchase or lease of select vehicles within the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or Ram brand lineup as well as the Fiat 500L. This is in addition to current local or national incentives. Members also receive their choice of “On the Job” program options, choose from: Upfit or Graphic allowances, no-extra charge oil changes, or a Bosch toolkit. Family members in same household as member also receive a special $500 discount.

For more information on the special programs offered, head to All Star today!

All Star Dealer Service

Service Department at All Star Dodge Ram near O’Fallon

We are often asked if having your new and used Dodge, Ram, Chrysler, and Jeep vehicles serviced by the dealership is really that important. The answer is yes! The team in the All Star Dodge Ram Service Department near O’Fallon is specially trained to be able to properly maintain and repair all of your vehicles. Let’s take a look at why dealership service is so important.

The technicians at the dealer level are specialists; they are manufacturer-trained and typically work only on your make of vehicle. Most dealers have an ongoing training program for the service staff, which includes not only the service technicians but also the service manager, advisers and support staff. The manufacturers offer these training programs only to their network of dealers. The dealers typically pay for these programs to keep up with the latest vehicle enhancements and repair techniques.

If your car needs repairs covered by its manufacturer warranty, or is backed by a complimentary maintenance plan, then you need to drive to the dealership to take advantage of those services. Further, most dealer service departments will provide a shuttle back to your office or home, provided it’s no farther than five miles or so. Often, these loaners are pulled from cars that are on the dealer’s lot, so this is an opportunity to get to try out a different Dodge Ram vehicle for longer than a test drive with no commitment.

“A huge advantage of using a dealership for repairs is the warranty. A dealer will perform repairs for free if your car is still under warranty. Dealers are paid by the manufacturers to perform this service and require the service technician to verify the problem, so you might find that dealers are hesitant to perform warranty work for problems they have difficulty substantiating.”-edmonds.com

Get your vehicles serviced at All Star today!

When Did the Jeep Patriot Come Around?

Jeep Patriot at All Star Jeep Dealer near Clayton

One of the amazing Jeep vehicles is the Jeep Patriot. It has been popular since it came out and is available for purchase at All Star Jeep Dealer near Clayton. Today we want to take a look at how the Jeep Patriot got its start.

It is important to note that the Jeep Patriot is considered by some to be the fraternal twin of the Jeep Compass. Both the Jeep Patriot and Compass shared the basic Caliber design, but also had toughened bodies and Trail Rated versions with low-gear AWD and skid plates.

“Styling was similar to the old Jeep Cherokee and the 2008 Jeep Liberty; Testers were surprised by its abilities at rock-climbing, trail-traversing, and stream-crossing. They weren’t in the same class as the Cherokee, but they were better than expected.”-allpar.com

Interior space was aided by the utilitarian form: the Jeep Patriot had 54.2 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded flat (62.7 if the front passenger seat was also folded). It could hold an 8-foot ladder, skis, or eight-foot lumber. The 2007s had two-tone interiors in dark and light gray or beige. Jeep Patriots sold in the United States and Canada had standard traction control, three-mode stability control, electronic roll mitigation, and anti-lock brakes with rough-road detection. Braking distance from 60 mph was 134 feet on dry pavement. The Jeep Patriot started out with a standard 2.4-liter World Engine that produced 172-horsepower and 165 lb.-ft. of torque, using variable valve timing on both intake and exhaust. “The engine was hooked up to a Chrysler-engineered T355 five-speed manual transaxle and an optional CVT (continuously variable automatic transmission). A 2.0 liter diesel with a six-speed manual transaxle was sold outside North America.”-allpar.com

For more information on the current Jeep Patriot, stop by All Star today!

Why the Grand Cherokee?

Jeep Grand Cherokee at All Star Jeep Dealer near Mehlville

We sometimes wonder why the Jeep Grand Cherokee, which is available at All Star Jeep Dealer near Mehlville, came to existence. It is one of the larger SUV models in the Jeep lineup. Today we want to take a look at why and when the Jeep Grand Cherokee made its first appearance.

At the time, the Cherokee model in its 10th year, and with consumers now enamored with Ford’s Explorer, Jeep decided it was time to bring another player into the SUV game. Although the Cherokee was still selling well, it really couldn’t compete directly against the bigger and more luxurious Explorer, which Ford brought out as a 1991 model. In 1993, Jeep responded with their handsome Grand Cherokee, which coupled legendary Jeep off-road capability with a smoother highway ride and more spacious interior than its smaller brother.

Three trim levels were initially offered; base, Laredo and Limited. All models boasted two features not seen on other vehicles in the Grand Cherokee’s class: a driver’s side airbag and four-wheel anti-lock brakes. Base models had a few notable features such as full instruments, cloth interior and a five-speed manual gearbox. The Laredo added body cladding, fancier seats, power mirrors and cruise control. And the top-of-the-line Limited came with leather seating, A/C, four-speed automatic transmission, upgraded sound system and power everything. Later in the 1993 model year, the Grand Wagoneer debuted.

“Built on a stiff unibody chassis, which was lighter than a truck-like body-on-frame arrangement, the Grand Cherokee’s 105.9-inch wheelbase was 4.5-inches longer than the Cherokee’s, resulting in more legroom for those riding in the back. Unlike the Explorer or Cherokee, the Grand Cherokee was not available as a two-door model, a smart move on Jeep’s part as four-door SUVs were much more popular with consumers than the two-door variants.”-edmonds.com

You can get the latest Jeep Grand Cherokee model at All Star today!

Jeep Cherokee: A Wonderful SUV

Jeep Cherokee at All Star Jeep Dealer near Illinois

Spring is officially here in St. Louis, as the ridiculous amount of rain we have gotten over the last few days can attest to. (We hope that all of our readers are safe and sound, we know that the flooding has been incredibly dangerous. Please do not drive on flooded roads, the signs are posted for your safety.) Springtime makes us think of rebirth and of the history of our favorite automobiles. Today we want to take a look at the start of the Jeep Cherokee that is always available at All Star Jeep Dealer near Illinois.

The first Jeep Cherokee, launched in 1974, was simply a two-door version of the Jeep Wagoneer. In 1977, the Jeep Cherokee, still a low-end version of the Wagoneer, was available with both two and four doors.

After ten years, a new and completely different Cherokee was brought out, which would revolutionize American SUVs. This new Jeep Cherokee had a shorter wheelbase than the original, and a shorter length – seven and 21 inches respectively – helping it to check in at a svelte 3,100 pounds, a thousand pounds less than the Wagoneer-based model, around the same weight as a Plymouth Valiant. “The new Cherokee was more economical, and easier to drive both on and off road. Again, both two and four door models were available; a pickup version called the Comanche was built on the same assembly line. In front, a multi-link front suspension with a track bar and coil springs was used, with recirculating ball steering; traditional leaf springs held up the rear.”-allpar.com

The first two generations of the Jeep Cherokee were the beginnings of the wonderful Jeep Cherokee we know and love today. Learn more about the Cherokee at All Star today!

Jeep Compass Beginning

Jeep Compass at All Star Jeep Dealer in Bridgeton

The Jeep Compass available at All Star Jeep Dealer in Bridgeton is celebrating its tenth birthday! To celebrate, we thought it might be nice to take a look at where the Jeep Compass got its start. You can always get the latest Jeep Compass at All Star!

“Along with its siblings (the Jeep Patriot and Dodge Caliber), the Compass had independent front-strut and multi-link rear suspensions. It took years for a “Trail Rated” model, capable of more than casual off-roading, to finally appear — complete with tough and rigid bodies. Inside, the Patriot and Compass shared dashboards and other parts.”-allpar.com

Power came from the new 172-horsepower 2.4-liter “World Engine;” critics claimed its high peak horsepower came at the cost of overall drivability, and that it sounded like a sewing machine when revved high (as it needed to be). The manual was a T355 five-speed, and the automatic was a Continuously Variable Transaxle (CVT) that accentuated the engine’s natural buzziness, unless buyers used the optional simulated-six-speed manual control.

The Compass had 52.5 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded flat; atypical features (at launch) were an optional flip-down rear speaker setup for tailgating, a fold-flat front passenger seat, optional reclining rear seats, and standard side airbags. It had an antimicrobial, anti-stain seat fabric that was eventually replaced. (This information was compiled from jeep.com and allpar.com.)

You might say that the initial version of the Jeep Compass left a lot of room for improvement, the people at Jeep saw that too and have greatly improved the Compass through the generations and now we have the incredibly impressive model of 2017.

For more information on the wonderful Jeep Compass, head to All Star. Their team would love to get you behind the wheel of Powerful Compass today!

Inventory Specials at All Star!

Inventory Specials at All Star Dodge near Kirkwood

It’s spring in the St. Louis area! Everything is green and lush, plants are blooming, and the whole world seems to be reborn. Then you look at your car. It has seen better days, the mileage is more than you would like to be, and it just looks a little sad and lack-luster. What do you do? Are you going to continue to drive that old car, or would you rather get a great new car at All Star Dodge near Kirkwood? All Star offers a number of great inventory specials on their new Dodge, Ram, Jeep, and Chrysler vehicles.

What is an inventory special? Well, an inventory special is a vehicle that is offered at a remarkably low price for a limited time. There might be a manufacturer incentive being run on a certain model, or the dealership might have a surplus of a certain model and they want to free up some space on their lot. Whatever the reason, you can be assured that the members of the All Star team would love to share with you all of the features and attributes that the inventory specials have to offer.

You might be wondering which models are currently on special at All Star. To find that information out, you need to hop onto the All Star website. There you will be able to see all of the Dodge, Ram, Jeep, and Chrysler models that are currently running at a discounted price.

For more information on the special rates offered for the inventory specials at All Star, simply check on the All Star website or stop by the dealership. The team members would be happy to show you around and take you on a test drive of each inventory special in which you are interested.