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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!

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!

All Star Dealership Knows You Best!

Dodge, Ram, Jeep, and Chrysler Cars at All Star near St. Peters

Spring is in the air and we are enjoying the time that we are getting to spend outside. It is the time of year that we start to get get outside and cruise the suburbs of St. Louis in order to take in the beauty of the countryside. How are you getting around this spring? Are you taking that old car you have siting in your garage? It that car tired and worn out? It’s probably seen better days. We think that it is time that you head to All Star near St. Peters and check out their vast selection of new and used cars, trucks, and SUVs. There are so many that you can choose from! If you want something sporty, look at the Dodge Charger and the Dodge Challenger – you can get them with HEMI engines for added power. If you need something for your springtime yard projects, look at the Ram truck models, each of the 1500, 2500, and 3500 models have a little something different to offer. Maybe going off-road is more your style – if so, then you need to check out the entire Jeep line of vehicles; all of which are designed to handle each and every off-road adventure. (It would seem like the only thing that it cannot do is drive vertically!) If you are not sure which of the many vehicles would be right for you, we encourage you to talk with some of the members of the All Star team. They know everything that there is to know about the many models that are on the All Star lot. From the Chrysler 200 to the Jeep Patriot, the All Star team has the knowledge and passion to help you find the right vehicle. Head to All Star today for your Dodge, Ram, Jeep, and Chrysler Cars!

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited the Most Incredible Trim

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited at All Star Jeep Dealer near Ellisville

The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited at All Star Jeep Dealer near Ellisville is a super capable off road SUV that is designed to handle the roughest terrains. What you might not know is that the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, while sometimes held out as its own model, is actually a trim of the Jeep Wrangler model. The main difference between the Jeep Wrangler and the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is that the Wrangler Unlimited is actually longer than the regular Wrangler. Some would say that the Wrangler Unlimited is better equipped to handle really rough terrain, but that is just the opinion of some individuals. Today we want to talk a little bit about the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited model and some of the changes it has seen through the years.

Jeep made no major changes to the 2009 Wrangler Unlimited, adding start assist, a sway control system and some minor storage upgrades. In 2010, Jeep added a removable soft top, and made fog lights, towing hooks and a compass standard in the base model, as well as making some slight changes to the trims. The 2011 Wrangler Unlimited featured a newly designed interior that boasted bigger windows, offered powered mirrors, all-new climate control, Bluetooth integration and a few other minor changes.

The 2012 model year featured a standard V6 engine that was rated at 285 horsepower with a standard five-speed automatic transmission and 4WD. In 2013, Jeep added a system that monitored tire pressure and updated a few trim levels. The 2014 Wrangler Unlimited remained unchanged from the previous model year. (This information was compiled from nadaguides.com and jeep.com.)

For more information on the Jeep Wrangler, head to All Star. Their team will show you all of the amazing features the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited has to offer its drivers, we are sure you will love it!

We Love the Dodge Journey!

Dodge Journey at All Star near Fenton

The Dodge Journey is a delightful crossover that has been well loved since it was introduced in 2007. Over the years it has a number of updates and each one has been more incredible than the last. Today we want to take a look back at the journey the Dodge Journey at All Star near Fenton has taken.

Identified internally as the JC49, the Journey shares a modified platform with the Dodge Avenger and an identical wheelbase to the outgoing short wheel base Chrysler minivan, a slightly shorter wheelbase 113.8 in (2,891 mm) than the outgoing Chrysler Pacifica. Featuring 5 or (5+2) passenger seating with four forward-hinged doors, the Journey is available with a four-cylinder engine, as with past models of the Chrysler minivans.

Production versions of 2009 model year vehicles went on sale in March 2008 in North America, and mid-2008 elsewhere. A version for the Chinese market was unveiled at Auto China in 2008, marketed as the JCUV. Initial model production began in 2009.  Halfway through the 2009 model year, the model name emblem moved to the right-end of the trunk lid, replaced by the brand emblem.

Revisions for the 2011 model year include modifications to the grille, lower front fascia, redesigned interior, suspension, steering, powertrain, and use of Dodge’s new logo, launched in 2010, as well as LED Taillights as standard on SE and above trim levels.

For the 2012 model year, the Journey becomes Dodge’s smallest SUV after FCA stopped manufacturing smaller but more expensive counterpart, the Nitro. In 2014 the Journey Crossroad was introduced, with a crossover theme. The Crossroad has “platinum chrome” accents along the lower part of the body and in the interior, a large bumper, smoked head- and taillights, a black grille, rocker panels, rails for a roof rack, and a skid plate simile at the rear. (This information was compiled from dodge.com and nadaguides.com.)

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.

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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Where are You Going?

Jeep Grand Cherokee at All Star Jeep Dealer near Florissant

“Where are you going?” This is a question that is asked to find out, in the short term, where you are going. What if we expanded the scope of the question to mean in the long term? This long term question is one that Jeep asked itself in the early 1990’s. Jeep had been a successful auto maker for a long time but were looking for a way to begin competing with the larger scale SUV models that were on the market.

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 antilock 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 — essentially a G.C. Limited with simulated woodgrain tacked onto the body sides, just like dad’s old Ford LTD Country Squire Wagon.

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. (This information was gathered from edmonds.com and jeep.com.)

This new Jeep Grand Cherokee model was so well received that it became a permanent part of the Jeep line up and added several other trim options. We invite you to head to All Star near Florissant and check out the incredible trims that the Jeep Grand Cherokee has to offer. The All Star team is waiting and ready to help!

Chrysler Getting into the Driver-less Car Game

Chrysler Cars at All Star near Arnold

The latest trends at the auto shows have been companies that are beginning to produce self-driving or driver-less cars. While it has mainly been companies like Tesla and Google putting these vehicles out, Chrysler has decided to enter the game. We want to talk about this today.

Earlier this month Chrysler took the wraps off a self-driving electric minivan concept called the Portal at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show. Car concepts shown at the electronics trade fair typically aren’t intended for production, but that might not be the case for the Portal.

Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU], said during last week’s 2017 Detroit auto show that he expects the Portal or something like it to enter production after 2018, The Detroit News reports.

Marchionne added that FCA’s Windsor Assembly Plant in Canada, where Chrysler builds its Pacifica, would be the “natural place” to build such a vehicle. This makes sense as the Portal shares a platform with the Pacifica.

Tim Kuniskis, FCA’s head of passenger cars, told The Detroit News that the automaker was still gauging the response to the concept. “He also described the Portal as representing the fifth generation of family haulers which started with the station wagon and then progressed to the minivan and eventually the body-on-frame SUV and presently the car-like crossover SUV. The fifth generation entails vehicles that are electric, fully connected and capable of driving on their own.”-motorauthority.com

In a year’s time, we could be buying these self-driving cars at our local Chrysler dealerships! In the mean time, you can get the Chrysler Cars you drive yourself at All Star near Arnold. Their team will be happy to have you test drive one of the great Chrysler Cars!

New Durango SRT Spied!

Dodge Durango at All Star Dodge near Creve Coeur

The Dodge Durango is one of the top selling SUVs on the market today. Its capabilities and comfort make it an easy choice for a lot of people to make. We have heard rumors and rumblings that there were going to be some new trim additions to the Dodge Durango that is available at All Star near Creve Coeur. It turns out that the rumors are true! We have spied the new Durango SRT and we are thrilled with what we have seen.

Dodge continues to cover up this mysterious Durango’s front end. The bulging hood is still quite evident, though. There also appears to be a small scoop in it for feeding cool air to the more potent engine. The fog lights look a little larger than on the current Durango, too.

Unfortunately, Dodge still isn’t saying anything about what’s under the bulging hood, but there are two scenarios that seem possible. Rumors indicate the hotter Durango would use the same 6.4-liter V8 as other SRT models. With 475 horsepower (354 kilowatts) on tap, the engine would be a considerable upgrade over the 5.7-liter, 360-hp (268 kW) V8 that’s currently the most powerful mill in Dodge’s biggest SUV.

Alternatively, Dodge could take a more extreme strategy and put the 707-hp 6.2-liter supercharged Hellcat V8 into the Durango. There’s less evidence supporting this choice, but it would make for a seriously powerful three-row SUV that would definitely grab headlines.

“We expect that Dodge would only offer the Durango SRT with an automatic gearbox and all-wheel drive. Bigger brakes and a retuned suspension would probably also come with the big boost in horsepower. Upgraded finishes in the cabin would accompany the additional performance.”-motor1.com

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