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!
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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!
We love the Dodge Ram line up of vehicles. They are stylish and iconic, and by George, just fun to drive. We want to take a further look at the history of Dodge Ram. To become part of the Dodge Ram legacy, check out the used cars at All Star near Fenton.
The Ram line was redesigned for the 1994 model year. Development on a second generation began in 1986, ending in late 1992. A more conventional design was originally scheduled for a 1991 production; when Bob Lutz showed it to the new styling designers, chief designer Phillip E. Payne told him, “It looks like nothing more than a rehash of everybody else’s truck.” At that, Lutz told him he had 6 months to come up with something better. The exterior styling of the truck that was eventually released was the result of design concepts by Payne during 1988-1990. A review by the Dodge pick-up truck studio designers felt that modern pick-ups looked “too flat and sedan like”, while the early 50’s Studebaker pick-up and the 18 wheeler trucks had just the right “macho” look to them. The design featured a big-rig-looking front end and a large grille that was nothing like the current Ford or Chevy/GMC pickups in design.
The redesigned 1994 Ram was a sales success, with sales rocketing from 78,000 units in 1993 to 240,000 in 1994, 410,000 in 1995, and nearly 480,000 in 1996. That year, it was prominently featured as the hero vehicle in the film Twister. Sales of this generation peaked at just over 400,000 in 1999 before declining against the redesigned Ford and GM trucks. By 2001, Ram sales figures were below those of Ford and Chevy trucks. (This information was compiled from dodge.com, ram.com, imbd.com, and edmonds.com).
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One of the most loved trucks in America is the Ram 1500 that is available at All Star Dodge Ram near Clayton. It is durable and hard-working, and is easy to drive. We thought and were hoping that the Ram 1500 would be redesigned in late 2017 or early 2018, but it turns out that it will likely be 2019 before we see the redesigned 1500. We are going to explore this a little today.
The move to wait until 2019 to release the new model, allows Ram to take a two-prong approach to truck sales, offering the current model as a low-cost option for fleet users while pushing retail consumers toward the new pickup. The factories that build the 1500 today – Warren, MI, and Saltillo, Mexico – will assemble around 200,000 trucks in 2018 and 65,000 in 2019 before Ram phases out the older model. Meanwhile, FCA’s Sterling Heights, MI, plant will screw together 325,000 redesigned 1500s starting in 2018, with production to increase to over 400,000 units in 2019.
While Ram refused to comment when AN reached out, FCA CFO Richard Palmer hinted at the move during a conference call last week, saying “having more pickup capacity will allow us also to satisfy the fleet customers’ demand on pickup, which we struggle to do today because we favor retail in the U.S. and Canadian volume, which have higher margins.”
“As we realign our capacity, we’re going to be able to continue to work on improving our fleet mix,” Palmer said. Beyond making a play for fleet buyers, continuing to build the current 1500 guarantees dealerships maintain a solid inventory as Ram ramps up production of the new truck. It has been suggested that the Ram 1500 will not use aluminum, instead it will rely on steel.
For more information, head to All Star and check out the incredible Ram 1500.
Dodge Ram has been an integral part of the American landscape for a very long time. Today we want to take a quick look at the early history of the Dodge Ram. To become part of the long lineage of the Dodge Ram, get your own new cars at All Star Dodge Ram near North County.
The first-generation Ram trucks & vans introduced in 1981 featured a Ram hood ornament, first used on Dodge vehicles in 1933. Dodge kept the previous generation’s model designations: “D”, “B” or Ram indicated two-wheel drive while the “W” or Power Ram indicated four-wheel drive. Just like Ford, Dodge used 150 to indicate a one-half ton truck, 250 for a three-quarter ton truck, and 350 for one-ton truck. Standard cab, “Club” extended cab, and crew cab versions were offered along with 6.5 ft (2.0 m) and 8 ft (2.4 m) bed lengths and “Utiline” and “Sweptline” styled boxes. Externally, the first-generation Rams were facelifted versions of the previous generation Dodge D-Series pickups introduced in 1972. The new model introduced larger wraparound tail lamps, single rectangular headlamps, and squared-off body lines. Variously configured Slant-6 and V8 gasoline engines were available. The interior was updated and included a newer style bench seat, and a completely new dashboard and instrument cluster, with a three-pod design – a speedometer in the center, with the two side pods containing an ammeter on the top left, a temperature gauge bottom left, a fuel gauge on the top right and an oil pressure gauge bottom right. Models not having a full gauge package had only indicator lights in the place of the temperature and oil pressure gauges. (This information was compiled from dodge.com, ram.com, and edmonds.com.)
For more information, stop by All Star today. Become part of the American landscape, get a Dodge Ram!
We love getting a chance to look at the prototypes of the new models that we expect to see over the next few years. One prototype that we are really excited about is the 2018 Ram 3500. We were bummed for a while because we were expecting a redesign on the Ram 3500 in 2017, but due to some changes in the company’s financials, discontinuing a few models, and retooling a few of the plants, things were delayed. Let’s talk about what we saw on the prototype.
We were able to closely inspect this this Ram test truck and got a good look at a bulging hood addition grafted onto the front of the truck, which was covered by a camouflaging bra. The hood add-on is interesting, since GM’s recently updated HD pickups showcase a ram-air hood scoop that feeds as much as 60 percent of the cooling air to their trucks’ Duramax engine.
It’s clear that the bulge is something that is attached to the test Ram’s hood, and not smoothly sculpted in. “We’ve inspected the hood bulge by hand and, by all accounts, the feel and appearance of this hood seems to be a housing for an air scoop. When the truck is driving at speed, we witnessed the camouflage puff up, as some air manages to get underneath the camouflage. However, if it’s a functional air inlet, the camouflage makes no special provision to allow unobstructed air into the hood-mounted add-on,” (new.pickuptrucks.com). GM had tested its ram-air hood scoops for years before they went to production, and their camouflage always had an opening to let air pass through.
For more information on the Ram 3500, head to All Star near St. Peters. The 2018 Ram 3500 will soon be there!
We have officially had the first round of sleet and snow in the St. Louis area. We were really unprepared for it too. There were so many accidents that we lost count! We really hope that none of our readers were involved in any accidents, but if you were, the All Star team near Glendale is ready to help! You see, All Star Dodge Ram has a top notch Collision Repair Center! Their repair center is equipped with all of the tools that their factory certified technicians might need to do the repairs on your Dodge Ram cars, trucks, or SUVs. Every year, the team at All Star makes sure that their facility is in top running order. Their technicians are trained on the latest and greatest repair techniques and their shop is equipped with the latest and greatest machines and tools to make the job easier and more effective to perform.
We repair all makes and models in our state-of-the-art Collision Repair Center. If your vehicle is damaged due to a collision, theft or vandalism we can not only meet your needs, but also exceed your expectations.
We are a direct repair facility for most insurance companies, allowing you to one-stop shop. Our relationships with your insurance provider means a simple and hassle-free experience when making claims and approving repairs. Don’t leave your vehicle in the hands of anyone when you can be assured everything will be handled correctly in All Star Dodge Chrysler Jeep’s Collision Repair Center.
Some of the advantages to choosing All Star Dodge Chrysler Jeep’s Collision Repair Center:
- Free computerized estimates
- Direct Repair facility with most insurance companies
- State-of-the-art paint booth
- PPG paint mixing system
- Rental cars available
For more information on the Collision Repair Center, call or stop by All Star today!
While FCA has decided not to redesign all of the larger trucks in the Ram family of vehicles, they did go ahead with refreshing the Ram 2500 that is available at All Star near Ballwin. Today we want to share with you some of the changes that are happening on the 2017 Ram 2500.
More bells and whistles is coming at a bit of a price increase. Prices for the updated 2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon will climb slightly higher than 2016 prices. The base price of a well-optioned and off-road capable Power Wagon will start at $53,015 (all prices include a $1,320 destination fee), with a top-to-the-line model with all the options going for just less than $60,000. The base 2016 model started at $52,355. The 2017 Power Wagon will go on sale by the end of 2016.
“We’ve spent a good amount of time in the new Power Wagon and like the new look that echoes the design of the popular Ram 1500 Rebel. Thankfully, all the of the same features that have made the Power Wagon an impressive back-country explorer are still in place: a taller stance, 33-inch Goodyear Wrangler tires, a unique five-link front suspension, electronic locking front and rear differentials, a sway-bar disconnect, monotube shocks and an integrated 12,000-pound front winch.”news.pickuptrucks.com
Those looking for more luxury appointments from the new Power Wagon can opt for the Leather & Luxury Package ($4,495), which replaces the cloth tire-tread-imprinted seats with a leather appointed interior, heated and ventilated 40/20/40-split front bench seat, 10-way adjustable driver seat, power folding mirrors, an upgraded security system, the Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen and more.
There are so many great upgrades on the new Ram 2500 Power Wagon, we highly suggest that you head to All Star and test drive one of these impressive vehicles.
In the auto industry, you are only as good as your last model. This is not necessarily a bad thing because it encourages competition between auto makers and ends up benefiting the customers because we end up with the very best that the different auto brands have to offer. When FCA was redesigning the next generation of the Ram 1500, they knew they would be going head to head with the Ford F-150. Today we want to take a look at what the Dodge 1500 is going to offer that will put it a cut above the Ford F-150 and the other trucks on the market.
The next-gen Dodge RAM is expected to make use of more mixed and matched lighter-weight materials, likely to provide some kind of weight savings for more fuel efficiency. With this, the longer and wider Dodge truck could actually beat the heavy, all-aluminum Ford F-150.
The Dodge RAM is not ready to completely abandon its longtime signature grille crosshairs, as the front of the vehicle looks just as aggressive and imposing as ever. Moreover, the RAM is upgrading its diesel engine, resulting in an even more powerful vehicle.
According to Car scoops, the freshened up appearance of the next-gen RAM continues at the rear with the adoption of new vertical taillights with a much more chiseled and angular shape and potentially, the utilization of LEDs. Also visible at the rear is an overhauled tailgate with bold creases and sharp lines.
These are just a few things that the Ram 1500 will have in its arsenal when it goes head to head with the other trucks in its class in the coming model year. We are sure that it will come out way ahead of the competition. For more information, head to All Star near Ladue today!
The short answer to the question is YES! You should buy the Ram 3500 at All Star Dodge Ram near Creve Coeur. It’s a truly amazing truck that is ready to handle nearly anything that you can throw at it. Today we want to share with you some of the benefits of buying a Ram 3500.
It’s Heavy Duty – Ram built the new 3500 to outlast an ordinary pickup truck. From mud-soaked construction sites to off-road trails, the 3500 can be used in a variety of rugged environments. Not even frozen tundra is a match for the durable Ram 3500. The truck’s steel chassis can take a pounding. This is a key advantage for the truck owners who need to get a job done.
Impressive Warranty – The Ram 3500 is certainly a durable driving machine. However, there is always a chance that a mechanical problem may arise. Fortunately, the pickup truck is supported by a 100,000-mile powertrain warranty. The lengthy warranty will give buyers an extra degree of assurance. If the owner does experience a problem with the engine or transmission, Ram will cover the cost of the repair work.
Class Leading Fuel Economy – When equipped with the 6.7-liter Cummings diesel engine, the Ram 3500 can tow up to 30,000 pounds. Although there are other heavy-duty trucks on the market, none can match the Ram 3500’s towing capabilities. The Cummings diesel engine pounds out around 400 horsepower and a monstrous 865 pound-feet of torque. As soon as the driver touches the throttle, they will immediately feel the engine’s thrust.
For more information on the Ram 3500, head to All Star today. Their team would be more than happy to assist you in selecting the right Ram 3500 trim to suit your heavy duty driving needs.