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What is Certified Pre Owned?

Certified Pre-Owned Cars at All Star Dodge Ram near Fenton

You find yourself needing a different vehicle and you have a choice to make. Will you buy new, used, or certified pre owned? If you want the best of both worlds, a CPO model might be the best choice. Let us share why a certified pre owned car from All Star Dodge Ram near Fenton might be the right choice for you.

“Certified pre-owned,” or CPO, is a term coined by the automotive industry to describe late-model, low-mileage used cars that have passed some sort of inspection and are backed by a factory warranty or service contract. Certified pre-owned cars are generally in better shape than the average used car and have a history of regular maintenance and accident-free operation that can be verified independently through a vehicle-tracking service such as Carfax.

Most of the autos with the certified pre-owned label are cars that were leased new instead of sold, and thus have been cared for by customers trying to avoid extra charges for wear and tear at the conclusion of their leases. “Certified pre-owned programs started as a way for automakers to sell low-mileage off-lease cars during the leasing boom of the 1990s. Since then, sales of certified pre-owned autos have sky-rocketed, thanks to the perceived combination of new-car dependability and used-car price.”-bankrate.com

But the most important definition of certified pre-owned for consumers is the one written by the manufacturers themselves. Most certified pre-owned programs offer some combination of a warranty, an inspection and the option to return the car if it doesn’t live up to expectations. This warranty can be a huge benefit overall.

We know that a CPO is the best way to get a great deal on a car, truck, or SUV at All Star.

Is the Jeep Renegade Right for You?

Jeep Renegade at All Star Jeep Dealer near Arnold

We all know that there are a lot of great Jeep models within the line up. So many great models that you might need a little help deciding which model will be right for you. We want to help you make your decision a little bit easier by sharing some basic information on the Jeep Renegade that you can find at All Star Jeep Dealer near Arnold.

The Renegade isn’t just a cute ute with a Jeep badge; it can also “Go anywhere and do anything” like its larger siblings. No other SUV in the class can match the Renegade’s off-road capabilities. In fact, few vehicles in any class can, and most of them wear a Jeep badge. This little Jeep isn’t just an off-road warrior though. It shows its manners on paved roads, with confident handling, a composed ride, and an adequate engine. It also gives you plenty of day-to-day utility, with excellent passenger room and a decent-sized cargo hold. On the downside, fuel economy is low for the class, and there are very few standard features.

The 2017 Jeep Renegade starts at $17,995, which is the lowest base price in the class. It is also the cheapest Jeep model. Most Renegade models come with front-wheel drive, but you can upgrade to four-wheel drive for $2,000. A 1.4-liter turbocharged engine and a six-speed manual transmission are standard, but you can opt for a more powerful four-cylinder engine and a nine-speed automatic transmission for between $1,330 and $1,530, depending on the trim. For more exact and specific pricing information, talk to a member of the All Star team!

It is really easy to build a Jeep Renegade to suit your driving lifestyle, let a member of the All Star team get you behind the wheel!

The Perfect Pacifica

Chrysler Pacifica at All Star Chrysler near North County

It would seem as though the days of the minivan were gone, being replaced by crossovers and fancy SUVs. However, Chrysler did not want us to say goodbye to the minivan as they were the originators of this remarkable vehicle. For this reason, Chrysler spent a lot of time and effort in developing what we think is the ultimate minivan. This new minivan is known as the Chrysler Pacifica and we think that you are really going to love it!

Although the Pacifica existed in another life as a discontinued crossover, the new luxury minivan replaced the brand’s Town & Country and made a stunning debut in 2016 as the new challenger to the minivan market that has been dominated by the Honda Odyssey and the Toyota Sienna. Fans loved it and so did the critics — all for good reason. It is also only only hybrid minivan currently on the market. (thecrier.net)

The Pacifica crams so much great stuff into the vehicle that is boggles the mind. It offers automatic opening doors and rear seat entertainment, with each of the two seats getting its own television screen, hidden storage bins, second row seats that not only fold flat into the floor (called Stow ’n Go) but can be pushed to provide easy access to the third row. Kids going into the third row don’t have to climb over second-row friends, which hardly is an easy exercise. As a bonus, the underfloor compartments can be used as more than simply storage. You can buy liners and fill them with ice and used as coolers. Perfect for the lake, long trips and tailgating.

For more information on the Chrysler Pacifica, head to All Star Chrysler near North County.

Big Plans at Chrysler

New Chrysler Cars at All Star in Bridgeton

Chrysler is making some big moves in 2017. Probably the biggest move is that Chrysler is making is the Pacifica. Chrysler has begun making a SUV and minivan super vehicle, known as the Chrysler Pacifica. We are going to take a look at this impressive crossover.

A minivan may be a box, but the Pacifica is undeniably a good-looking box. Wider and with a more aggressive stance than the Town & Country, it presents a crisp, sleek profile and is arguably the best-looking minivan on the market. As before, the sliding-door tracks are tucked away under the rear windows, further smoothing the look. And its shape also makes the Pacifica the most aerodynamic minivan, according to Chrysler, which improves fuel economy. It lets the Odyssey contend for best-in-class highway mileage at 28 mpg, and the Pacifica does that with 39 more ponies. The Pacifica overachieved its highway rating with an impressive 31 mpg on our real-world highway fuel-economy test, performed at a steady 75 mph.

The 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 is about the only piece of the Pacifica that is not new, but it has been tweaked for greater power and fuel economy. Good for 287 horsepower and paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission, it delivered a 7.3-second zero-to-60-mph time—quicker by a few tenths than its closest competitors.

“A plug-in-hybrid version is promised later this year. It will pair the V-6 with an electric motor, fed by batteries tucked into the compartments that are reserved for folding second-row seats in gasoline-powered versions. Chrysler claims the hybrid will be able to travel up to 30 miles on electric power alone before the V-6 kicks in and will deliver 80 MPGe in the city.”-caranddriver.com

For more information on the Chrysler Pacifica, head to All Star Chrysler in Bridgeton and talk with a member of their staff. They would love to help you!

More Horsepower on the Durango SRT

Dodge Durango at All Star Dodge near Florissant

The Dodge Durango at All Star Dodge near Florissant is an incredibly popular SUV that handles like a dream. For the 2018 year, FCA, the company that owns and manufacturers the Dodge Durango, decided that the SRT model needed more power. Let’s take a look at the more powerful Durango SRT.

The new high-performance vehicle for the Durango nameplate is due out this summer, said Tim Kuniskis, head of Dodge and SRT for FCA North America.

“This now takes everything that was great about the Durango and everything that was awesome about the Charger SRT and combines it into one badass SUV,” he said.

The Durango SRT is powered by the 392-cubic-inch, 6.4-liter V-8 Hemi engine, cranking out 475 horsepower and 470 foot-pounds of torque. It’s mated to an automatic eight-speed transmission and is outfitted with full-time all-wheel drive. The SUV is said to trip the quarter-mile in 12.9 seconds, and go from zero to 60 miles per hour in just 4.4 seconds.

Dodge updated the the SRT Durango with an aggressive look, upgraded the interior and put a T-shaped electronic shifter inside it instead of a rotary knob, Kuniskis said. It also features updated ride dynamics and shift feel. The exhaust was tuned to sound like the 392 Charger, said Pete Jacobsen, Dodge Durango vehicle development manager.

While it boasts performance, the Durango SRT also will be used as a family-hauling daily driver, Kuniskis said. The interior features driver and family comforts such as a hand-wrapped instrument panel, flat-bottom performance steering wheel with paddle shifters, heated and ventilated front seats, and heated second-row captain’s chairs. The Durango SRT also can tow more than any other three-row SUV and is capable of hauling 8,600 pounds, according to Dodge.

For more information on the Dodge Durango or to take a test drive, head to All Star today!

Feel the Power of the Grand Cherokee!

Jeep Grand Cherokee at All Star Jeep Dealer near Fenton

It is common knowledge that Jeep makes amazing SUVs. They are capable and responsive, while being comfortable to sit in and drive. It turns out that Jeep has now been named the most powerful SUV on the market, thanks to the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee. What makes the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee at All Star Jeep Dealer near Fenton so powerful? – Let’s take a look.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk borrows the 707 horsepower supercharged V8 from the Dodge Challenger and Charger Hellcats. This is the first time that the 6.2-liter supercharged motor has been paired with an all-wheel-drive system, which has been strengthened to handle its 645 lb-ft of brute force torque.

Though the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is not designed for off-roading (unless you count race tracks as off-road,) the Trackhawk comes equipped with a computer-controlled Bilstein adaptive suspension system and five performance modes (Normal, Sport, Track, Snow and Tow) that tweak the ride stiffness, steering, 8-speed automatic transmission, AWD, limited-slip rear differential, etc., to suit the occasion. This different performance modes allow the driver to have maximum control over the engine and the driving experience.

“The Trackhawk’s tow rating is 7,200 pounds, but you’re probably more interested in the other way it hauls. Jeep says it will do 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds and cover a quarter-mile in 11.6 seconds on the way to a 180 mph top speed. Thanks to the Trackhawk’s vented hood and front fascia help cool the engine and reduce aerodynamic lift at speed, and a set of 15.75-inch Brembo front brakes – the largest ever fitted to a Jeep — slow the 5,363-pound beast down when you’re done with the fun.”-foxnews.com

For more information on the different Jeep Grand Cherokee models, head to All Star. Their team would love to get you behind the wheel of this powerful SUV today!

Is New Right for You?

New Cars at All Star Dodge Ram near Illinois

It is officially spring in the Midwest – those storms we got the other day are definitely proof of that! Spring in the St. Louis area is a time of rebirth and renewal. Things are turning green and soon the flowers will be in bloom. We find ourselves spending more and more time outside, and that means more time traveling to the beautiful sites that the St. Louis area has to offer. You might start to notice that your current vehicle is looking kind of shabby against the new, lush landscape in which you find yourself. You might start to realize that you need a new car, truck, or SUV from All Star Dodge Ram near Illinois.

All Star Dodge Ram is a full service dealership that has all of the latest models and trims that are being put out by Dodge, Ram, Chrysler, and Jeep. Their talented salespeople will help you find the best new car to match your driving lifestyle. They know the right questions to ask you to find out what is important to you in a new car; everything from intended uses of your vehicle to what you like to have in the vehicle, entertainment wise, for longer car rides. The All Star team will hon in the things that are most important to you and then translate those into features into a list of requirements for your new car. They will then take this list and translate it into the right Dodge, Ram, Chrysler, and Jeep model for you! All Star goes above and beyond to make sure that their customers get the right car. Experience the impressive customer service at All Star Dodge Ram. Their friendly team members are waiting to help you get behind the wheel of a great Dodge Ram today!

What Does a Jeep Cherokee Go For These Days?

Jeep Cherokee at All Star Jeep Dealer near IL

One of the most popular questions the team at All Star gets is, “What does this model go for these days?” For more reason, people beat around the bush to find out how much a vehicle in which they are interested costs. If you are at the dealership looking to buy a car, truck, or SUV, the price is going to come up, no need to ask in a round about way, ask directly! At All Star they believe in having honest conversations about the cost of the vehicles that they sell – it’s all part of their customer first philosophy. Today we want to take a look at some of the base costs of a Jeep Cherokee at All Star Jeep Dealer near IL.

The base Jeep Cherokee starts at $23,595 and comes in six different trims, ranging from the base Sport model to the top-of-the-line Overland. That starting price is about average for the class, but know that you’re going to pay much more than the base price if you want to go off road in the Cherokee. Four-wheel drive is an extra $2,000 in most trims, and for a locking rear differential, you’re going to need to get the Trailhawk model, which starts at $31,195. In short, if you’re just planning on using the Cherokee as a family runabout, prices are in line with the rest of the class. However, if you’re planning on going overlanding in it, expect to pay more for the privilege.

“Standard features in the Jeep Cherokee include a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, a six-speaker audio system, a 5-inch touch-screen infotainment system, Bluetooth, and a USB port. A 3.2-liter V6 engine is optional in all other trims for around $1,700.”-car.usnews.com

For more information on the Jeep Cherokee, head to All Star today!

More Chrysler Investments!

Chrysler Cars at All Star Chrysler near Wentzville

We LOVE Chrysler Cars! We love the styling of exteriors, the comfort of the interiors, and the power of the engines. What makes Chrysler even better is that they are not only a company that produces fantastic automobiles but that they also believe in investing in the United States. More investments in the US mean more jobs starting with the production line all the way through to the dealerships. We want to take a deeper look at this investment today.

“The automaker will add 2,000 jobs at factories in Michigan and Ohio, the Italian-American company said Sunday ahead of the Detroit auto show. It will retool the facilities by 2020 and add the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer sport utility vehicles and a pickup model to its lineup. After improvements to a plant in Warren, Michigan, the site will be able to assemble Ram HD trucks now produced in Saltillo, Mexico,” (bloomberg.com). Chrysler is moving jobs in other countries back to the United States!

The company is set to start producing a new version of its Jeep Compass SUV for the U.S. market at the Toluca plant. Its factory in Belvidere, Illinois, which used to assemble the model as well as the Jeep Patriot and Dodge Dart compact car, is being retooled to make Jeep Cherokee SUVs.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles $1 billion plan to build in the U.S. three new Jeeps and a Ram pickup now produced in Mexico won plaudits from President Trump. (The new President is trying to inspire the auto industry to move more manufacturing to the United States; he is very pleased with Chrysler’s announcement to move some of their manufacturing to the US.)

Fore more information on the different models in the Chrysler lineup, head to All Star Chrysler near Wentzville.

Will Guaranteed Financing Work for Me?

Guaranteed Financing at All Star Dodge near Ballwin

We live in a world where everything revolves around your credit score. Interest rates, loan amounts, purchasing power, and countless other things are dependent on where you fall on the credit score spectrum. If your credit is great, you really do not have any worries. But what do you do when your credit is not great and you find yourself in need of a Dodge Ram car, truck, SUV, or minivan? Is there really an option out there that won’t cost you an arm and a leg in the long haul? If your credit is not great and you do not want to be taken to the cleaners, you need to go to All Star Dodge Ram near Ballwin and talk to the wonderful people in the finance department about guaranteed financing.

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 someone in the finance department 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.

Does buying a pre-owned vehicle and taking advantage of the guaranteed financing program really help me reestablish my credit ? – Yes, when checking with the credit bureau, many lending institutions look at automobile loans closer than any other type of loan (other than home loans) to verify your credit standing.

To get qualified for guaranteed financing through All Star, stop by the dealership today!