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Durango – A Top SUV!

Dodge Durango at All Star Dodge near Mehlville

The Dodge Durango at All Star Dodge near Mehlville is one of the top selling SUV models on the market today. It is known for its drive-ability and immense comfort. Today we want to take a look at how the Durango started.

“Entering the sport utility vehicle market in 1998, Dodge Durango debuted as a competitor to the popular Ford Explorer and the Toyota 4Runner. With the optional forward-facing third row seat, the 1998 Dodge Durango could accommodate up to seven occupants.”-nadaguides.com

Standard engine power of the sport utility vehicle came from a 5.2-liter Magnum V-8 powerplant while a 5.9-liter was presented as an option. All Dodge Durango’s built during the first production year were equipped with four-wheel drive while an option of a part-time or full-time transfer case was available. For the 1999 model year, a more affordable two-wheel drive version was offered with the Durango as was a 3.9-liter Magnum V-6 engine as an alternative to eight-cylinder power.

In 2004, the Dodge Durango received a major update that resulted in the sport utility growing in proportions. The wheelbase of the 2004 Durango was three inches longer than its predecessor and was 4.3 inches taller. Increased exterior dimensions reflected in a larger interior space for additional passenger and cargo room. Base power was sourced from a 210-horsepower, 3.7-liter PowerTech V-6. Eight-cylinder propulsion from the Dodge Durango was derived either from a 4.7-liter PowerTech V-8 or from an all-new 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 producing 335 horsepower. In 2006, the HEMI V-8 engine added Multi-Displacement System allowing better fuel management. The convenience equipment on the Dodge Durango was also upgraded in 2004 with satellite radio, automatic temperature control air conditioning and Uconnect hands-free communication with Bluetooth offered for the first time. Briefly in 2009, the Dodge Durango was offered as a hybrid vehicle using a two-mode transmission.

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!

Pre-Owned? Yes Please!

Certified Pre Owned Dodge Cars at All Star near Mehlville

When you are looking at getting a different vehicle, you have a lot of options. One option that we suggest you take is getting a pre-owned vehicle from All Star near Mehlville. Today we want to share with you some of the benefits of buying a pre-owned vehicle.

Only Vehicles in the Best Condition Qualify–Late-model, low-mileage vehicles with clean vehicle history reports are accepted into certified pre-owned programs sponsored by auto manufacturers. If a vehicle does not meet specific criteria, which varies depending on the automaker, it cannot become a CPO vehicle.

Extended Warranty Protection–Many CPO programs extend both the original basic and the original powertrain warranty on a CPO vehicle. Typically, those companies that provide shorter-term time and mileage limits for the original new car warranty are likely to extend their CPO programs by significant amounts in an effort to be competitive. Other manufacturers that provide generous new car warranty coverage may not increase limits for their CPO vehicles as much or at all. Rather, the remainder of the new car warranty is transferred to the new owner. You can also sometimes purchase additional warranties or pay to extend the existing warranty. This can be a huge benefit over the life of the vehicle.

Low Interest Financing–It’s true that CPO vehicles are usually more expensive than similar models that have not been certified, but CPO vehicles can also qualify for lower finance rates, typically equal to the loans offered on new vehicles. For buyers who are financing their CPO vehicle, the lower interest rate effectively lowers the monthly payment, helping to ameliorate the effect of the higher asking price on the household budget.

For more information on the Certified Pre-Owned Dodge, Ram, Jeep, and Chrysler vehicles, head to All Star. Their team is ready to assist you!

You Gotta Get a Dodge Grand Caravan

SAN JOSECA/USA - MAY 24 2014: Chrysler Dodge Jeep and Ram automobile dealership sign. All are part of the Chrysler Motor Company an American automobile manufacturer.

Dodge Grand Caravan at All Star near Mehlville

When you are looking for a great new family vehicle, you need to check out the Dodge Grand Caravan at All Star near Mehlville. This minivan is just what you need to get your family from point A to point B in an amazing level of comfort.

The V-6 Motor – All versions of the new Caravan come equipped with Dodge’s proven Pentastar engine. The potent V-6 engine pumps out a hearty 283 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. Although the Dodge Caravan will never be mistaken for a sports car, it can easily keep up with the typical family sedan. A six-speed automatic transmission comes standard.

Lovely Trims – Although minivans are typically known for their ability to haul a lot of passengers, the Caravan R/T also offers a quite sporty ride. Fitted with a sports-tuned suspension system and a set of high-performance tires, the R/T model is shockingly fun to drive. Unlike some of the other minivans that suffer from a lot of body roll, the Caravan R/T performs well on curvy roads.

You Can Easily See Out – “While the Dodge Caravan is available with driving aids such as a rear-view camera, some drivers may not even need them. When driving around on an everyday basis, the driver will benefit from the minivan’s superb outward visibility. A high seating position also gives the driver an outstanding view of the road. This helps to keep everyone secure.” -carbuyingstrategies.com

These are just a few things that make the Dodge Grand Caravan a really impressive vehicle to own and to drive. For more information on this delightful minivan, head to All Star today! Their team is ready to assist you in getting behind the wheel of this impressive automobile.

Ram 2500 4WD Tough

Los Angeles USA - November 19 2015: Ram 2500 Power Wagon on display during the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show.

Ram 2500 at All Star Dodge Ram near Mehlville

One of the very best truck manufacturers on the market today is Ram. They make strong and powerful trucks that can handle anything that you throw at them. Today we want to share with you some of great things about the Ram 2500 4WD. If you have any additional questions be sure to contact All Star Dodge Ram near Mehlville.

It’s super tough – The 2015 Ram 2500 is clearly one of the toughest pickup trucks on the market. When working in a rugged environment, the truck’s tank-like build quality enables it to take a pounding. Owners can also look forward to an incredibly long service life. The truck’s overall durability gives it a big advantage over a regular pickup truck.

It’s got a Hemi – Over the last decade, the Hemi engine has reemerged as one of the most powerful V-8 engines on the market. With a total output of 410 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque, the 6.4-liter engine provides plenty of muscle. When fitted with the proper towing accessories, the V8-powered Ram 2500 can tow up to 16,300 pounds.

It’s got diesel power – In terms of sheer power, the 6.7-liter Cummings diesel engine is a spectacular performer. With the assistance of a turbocharger, the beastly engine is able to pump out 370 horsepower and a monumental 800 pound-feet of torque. It can pull hefty loads with ease. In fact, the diesel-powered Ram 2500 has a towing capacity of nearly 18,000 pounds.

It’s a 4×4 – The truck’s capable 4WD system gives it an extra level of ruggedness. When traveling in snow or deep mud, the tires just keep churning. Drivers will find the enhanced traction to be extremely useful throughout the year. In an effort to enhance the truck’s versatility, Ram also designed the 2500 with a tow/haul mode.

For more information on the Ram 2500, head to All Star today!

A Hybrid for Families

NEW YORK - MARCH 23: A Chrysler Pacifica 2017 at the 2016 New York International Auto Show during Press day,  public show is running from March 25th through April 3, 2016 in New York, NY.

Chrysler Pacifica at All Star Chrysler near Mehlville

There has been an increase in demand for electric and hybrid cars as of late. People want something that can be plugged in and drive them where they need to go without the use of fossil fuels. The problem has been that there are just no options for families. Most of the hybrids are just to small or too expensive to make them viable options for those who need to transport families. This was a problem, until now. Say hello to the Chrysler Pacifica plug-in!

This thing has been in the works for a while. We already knew it would have around 30 miles of all electric range. We already knew it would have seven (yes, seven!) passenger seats. And we already knew it would have all the fancy bells and whistles of a modern minivan.

“So far, however, pricing information has been pretty elusive. However, some very promising rumors have recently begun to circulate. According to both newsautospeed and NSEA Voice, the base level MSRP for adding the hybrid drivetrain is going to be in the mid-30ks. That means, after tax credits, we could be looking at a final cost of $29,000 or so.” -treehugger.com

Given that a 30-mile range will cover most about-town driving for many of us, and that the regular Pacifica gets 28 MPG highway, it seems reasonable to assume that most owners will save many hundreds of dollars each year in gas. (The always confusing MPGe rating is said to be 80.)

While we hope to see this model in the near future at our local All Star Chrysler near Mehlville. Their team would be happy to answer any questions that you might have as well as take you on a test drive of the existing Pacifica.

Here’s to You Mr. Washington!

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Parts Department at All Star near Mehlville

There are several things that we love about All Star near Mehlville. First, we love their selection of Dodge Cars, there is always so many great vehicles to choose from on their lot. Second, we love their parts department. If there is ever a part you need for your Dodge Cars, the All Star Parts Department has them! Third, we love their staff. They have a team of great individuals who really take the time to help you find the right car based on what you want. Lately, there has been one salesman who has really gotten a lot of positive feedback. That salesman is Curtis Washington. Today we would like to share some of the positive feedback that Mr. Washington has received recently. If you would like to work with him, or another of the great All Star team members, just stop by the dealership today!

I worked with Curtis Washington. He was spectacular working with me through this whole experiment. I was so overwhelmed with my credit history and was starting to loose hope in financing a new car. Washington has the most welcoming personality and he wouldn’t stop until he found a good deal and not only that, he makes sure your happy. Washington put the best in his work making sure the customer’s needs are met. I’m more than excited with what I have. I was not expecting a brand new car with the color I wanted! Thanks alot All Star I really appreciate it. Curtis always say “You will be walking out with a vehicle” and that exactly what he did for me!

We would like to congratulate Curtis Washington on a job well done – keep up the good work!

There are Guarantees in Life!

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Guaranteed Financing at All Star near Mehlville

It has often said that in life, there are no guarantees except for death and taxes. While this is true, there is actually a third guarantee. It is the guarantee of financing at All Star Dodge near Mehlville. You read that correctly, we said guaranteed financing. Today we want to explore what this means and how it can help you.

If you have credit problems, you can get the financing you need for the vehicle you want….and help yourself re-establish your credit while driving your new used vehicle! Don’t be taken advantage of because of your credit history. All Star Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram can arrange all of your financing and take the hassles out of your next car buying experience.

Financing at All Star Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram is both easy and guaranteed. Our experienced staff can give you the best rates on buys and leases with our relationships with many area lenders. By understanding your personal situation and your vehicle desires, we can tailor a custom financing plan for you.

How does the Guaranteed Financing Program work?

All Star has lenders that work with individuals with a variety of credit issues. Depending on the extent of your credit issues, you may be required to have a cash down payment up front. The amount that you are allowed to borrow will depend on your credit application. To determine your qualifications, simply fill out a credit application and All Star will get back to you within minutes! The terms of the loan allowed for the annual percentage rate will vary depending on your credit history.

All Star really does want you to repair your credit, and they want to help you do it! For more information, stop by All Star today!

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Durango – Perfect for the Family

GENEVA SWITZERLAND - MARCH 4: Dodge Durango on display during the Geneva Motor Show Geneva Switzerland March 4 2014. ** Note: Visible grain at 100%, best at smaller sizes

Dodge Durango at All Star Dodge near Mehlville

When you are shopping for a new family vehicle, you need to check out the Dodge Durango at Dodge Durango at All Star Dodge near Mehlville. This model is loaded with great features and is incredibly luxurious to ride in. Today we want to share with you some information on the Dodge Durango. If you want additional information on the Durango, stop by and talk with a member of the All Star staff.

“It’s safe to say that the three-row crossover has become the vehicle of choice for moms and dads everywhere. Just like the minivan and wood-trimmed station wagon before them, they’re roomy and packed with features to keep the kids happy/distracted. They also have all the personality and flair of your refrigerator. Well, typically at least, because the 2016 Dodge Durango is a three-row crossover that offers an ample amount of style, personality and even old-fashioned American muscle.” – edmonds.com

The 2016 Dodge Durango is a three-row crossover SUV available in four trim levels: SXT, Limited, Citadel and R/T. Seven-passenger seating is standard on all, while second-row captain’s chairs that reduce capacity to six are optional on all.

The base SXT comes standard with 18-inch alloy wheels, a load-leveling rear suspension, adjustable drive settings (Sport mode), automatic headlamps, foglamps, heated mirrors, keyless ignition and entry, cruise control, three-zone climate control, a height-adjustable driver seat, a 60/40-split folding and reclining second-row seat, a 50/50-split folding third-row seat (with power-folding headrests), cloth upholstery, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth phone connectivity, a 5-inch touchscreen interface (Uconnect 5.0), six-speaker sound system with an auxiliary audio jack, a USB port and a media player interface.

For additional information, stop by All Star today. Test drive the Dodge Durango and fall in love with this amazing model.

Challenger Hellcat Faster than Expected

ROYAL OAK MI/USA - AUGUST 15 2014: A 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hemi Hellcat car at the Woodward Dream Cruise the world's largest one-day automotive event. Woodward is a National Scenic Byway and Michigan Heritage Route.

Dodge Challenger at All Star Dodge near Mehlville

We have talked before about the new Challenger trim, the Hellcat, that will be coming out soon. The new Challenger Hellcat will be edgier than the other trims and offer an engine with loads of agility. We had thought that Dodge had all of the final details of the Hellcat trim ironed out, and then we hear the news about the added horsepower. Let us take a deeper look at this today.

Like the standard Challenger, the Hellcat will ride on the same rear-wheel drive platform as the Alfa Romeo Giulia and, possibly, the second-gen Dodge Journey. (Some of this is just rumor and speculation at this point.) The Italian architecture will make the Challenger markedly smaller and lighter than the current model, and more dynamic to drive.

Buyers will be asked to choose between V6 and V8 engines, and it’s not too far-fetched to speculate that the coupe will receive the 300-horsepower turbo four that will be inaugurated next year by the 2018 Jeep Wrangler. Technical details about the Hellcat model are few and far between, but its output is expected to lie in the vicinity of 750 horsepower.

“Interestingly, Automobile Magazine reports the Challenger will spawn a convertible model that will resurrect the Barracuda nameplate. It will be shorter than the Challenger, and it will feature a look of its own that will pay homage to the original Plymouth-badged Barracuda. The Dodge Barracuda and the next Challenger are expected to land in time for the 2019 model year, assuming they aren’t delayed. We might have to wait until the turn of the decade before we see the next Hellcat, however.” -leftlanenews.com

For more information on the Dodge Challenger Hellcat stop by All Star Dodge near Mehlville today!

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