Stuck Deciding Between a Minivan or SUV? This Should Help.

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If you are on the market for a new vehicle and you need cargo and passenger space, chances are your search has been narrowed down to minivans and SUVs. Minivans, like the Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Pacifica are spacious, but some people don’t like their “look.” On the other hand, SUVs, like the Dodge Journey and Dodge Durango, have a lot of style, but they may not have enough passenger or cargo space for your needs. So, how do you choose which is for you?

Minivan Pros

  • Minivans typically have more cargo space than SUVs and with the Chrysler Pacifica and Dodge Grand Caravan, interior cargo space can easily be reconfigured with the vehicle’s Stow ‘n Go seating. Both the Grand Caravan and Pacifica have more than 140 cubic feet of cargo space when the vehicle’s seats are folded into the built-in Stow ‘n Go floor storage bins.

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Quick Guide to Dodge Challenger Terms

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If you are on the market for a Dodge Challenger, you might be surprised by all of the specific terms associated with the muscle car. Shaker, R/T, SRT, HIP are all terms specific to the Dodge brand’s family of cars and the Challenger lineup includes all of those terms.

Shaker

Also referred to as a shaker hood or shaker scoop is a term for a special type of hood that comes standard on three Challenger trims, the R/T Shaker, R/T Plus Shaker, and the 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker.  

A shaker hood is a car hood that has a cutout for an air intake that is mounted on the engine’s air cleaner and extends above and through the opening in the hood. The name Shaker is related to the fact that it shakes from the engine’s vibrations and provides an interesting visual since the hood remains stationary as the scoop shakes.

Speaking of hood scoops, the all-new 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon has the largest hood scoop (45.2 inches) ever used on a factory production car. [click to continue…]

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Dodge Durango is Bigger and Badder than the GMC Acadia

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Searching for you next SUV? Two SUV options on many shopper’s list  include the Dodge Durango and GMC Acadia. If these two are options that you are considering, read on to find out which is better.

Engine and power

If you want more power and capability, the Dodge Durango is for you. The Dodge SUV comes standard with a 3.6-liter V6 engine, but also has the option of an upgraded 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine. The base engine produces up to 293 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque and a towing capacity of 6,200 pounds. The powerful HEMI engine produces 390 lb-ft of torque, 360 horsepower and it can tow up to 7,400 pounds.

The GMC Acadia comes standard with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine and buyers have the option to upgrade the engine with a 3.6-liter V6 engine. Depending on the engine, the Acadia can tow between 1,000 and 4,000 pounds. When it comes to power and torque, the Acadia produces between 193 and 310 horsepower and 188 and 271 lb-ft of torque. [click to continue…]

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Dodge SRT Demon Pricing Information Officially Released!

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There have been rumors flying around for months now regarding the price of the Dodge Demon. However, we finally know the official MSRP from FCA. The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon will have an MSRP of $84,995 (including $1,700 gas guzzler tax, excluding $1,095 destination).

$84,995 is extremely reasonable for the Challenger SRT Demon,, especially considering the Challenger SRT Hellcat is priced at $64,195, but the Demon is much more powerful and it is track-ready, but also street legal. Here’s a closer look of all of the equipment included with the Challenger SRT Demon’s base price.

Standard Equipment

The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is equipped with a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8 engine that produces 808 horsepower. The engine is paired with a TorqueFlite 8HP90 eight-speed automatic transmission with a factory-production car exclusive TransBrake. The Demon is equipped with advanced cooling systems to ensure the vehicle will not overheat and can maximize engine performance when running at high speeds. These cooling systems include an after-Run Cooler, which allows the Challenger SRT Demon to run the cooling fan and the low-temperature circuit coolant pump after engine shutdown, as well as the SRT Power Chiller, which is another cooling system in addition to the cooling fan and coolant pump.

The Demon comes standard with one seat and a standard line lock that engages the front brakes to keep the Challenger SRT Demon stationary, all while allowing the the rear wheels to burnout so the driver can to heat up and clean the rear tires before launching. The Challenger SRT Demon comes standard with 315/40R18 street-legal drag radial tires and 18 in. x 11 in. lightweight aluminum wheels and standard Brembo lightweight high-performance brakes with two-piece rotors.

Available Equipment

Drivers that want their Dodge Demon to achieve its full potential of 840 horsepower and 770 lb-ft of torque, will want to opt for the Demon Crate, which is $1. The crate has the tools an owner needs to make tweaks to the vehicle that increase the vehicle’s power when needed for racing. The items in the Demon Crate add up to about $6,140, but owners of the Dodge Demon can purchase it for just $1.

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Pet Proof your Car for Summer Drives!

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Whether you are going on a road trip with your pet, or taking him/her to the vet right up the street, you want your car to be “pet proofed.” Pet proofing your car is good for the safety of your pet, your driving safety, and makes the experience a lot more convenient. Follow this guide to pet proofing your vehicle, and things will never have been easier for you and the puppy (or kitty!).

  • Cover the seats to avoid vacuuming up dog hair later. Whether this be with a towel, blanket, or special vehicle dog hammock, you will appreciate the tip, believe us!
  • Gate or crate or doggie/kitty seat belt. Those are three different ways to secure your pet safely. Securing your pet keeps them from walking around to prevent them from distracting the driver or getting injured in the event of an accident.
  • Nail caps are great if you choose the seat belt method because if the dog/cat isn’t contained he or she may get scared and start scratching at your vehicle’s interior.

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The Dodge Grand Caravan is the Best Vehicle for Summer

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Looking for a convenient, safe and spacious vehicle this summer? Check out the Dodge Grand Caravan. Its Stow ‘n Go seating, passenger space, towing capacity, and exterior features makes it the ultimate vehicle for all of you and your family’s summer plans. Check it out.

Road Trips

Summer is right around the corner, are you ready for summer road trips? Whether you take a long road trip with the family, go with friends to music festivals, or have a couple weekend getaways planned in the Florida Keys, space is needed on a road trip. The Grand Caravan seats up to seven adults comfortably, or if you are traveling with a lot of cargo and need storage space, the van’s Stow ‘n Go seating system allows for 143 cubic feet of cargo space.

Fishing, Kayaking, Surfing and Paddle Boarding

A lot of fun summer activities, especially for Floridians, include fishing, kayaking, surfing and paddleboarding. The 143 cubic feet of space inside the vehicle can accommodate all types of large objects for water sports. If you need additional space, the Grand Caravan’s optional roof rack is a great way to get a little more room. [click to continue…]

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Dodge, SRT, and Vin Diesel – Does it Get Any Better?

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Dodge and Vin Diesel have partnered up on an awesome campaign for Dodge and SRT. Considering Vin Diesel’s role in all of the “Fast & Furious” movies since the first one was released in 2001 and the actor’s love for Dodge vehicles, the partnership seems like a perfect match.

The campaign began just a few weeks before the release of the newest movie on April 14th. “The Fate of the Furious” which is the eighth movie and already had nearly $1 million in box office sales on opening weekend. The campaign consists of several commercials and social media promotions all about Dodge’s performance vehicles. The campaign began on the first of this month (May 1) and will continuing running through the duration of the movie being in th. The three commercials out so far are what Dodge refers to as “The Brotherhood of Muscle.” [click to continue…]

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Drive Like a Pro with a Class at the SRT Driving School

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Do you own a Dodge SRT vehicle or will you in the future? If so, consider making a trip to take a high performance driving lesson at the Bob Bondurant High Performance Racing School. While anyone can fly like a bat out of hell when they put the pedal to the metal in a high performance SRT vehicle, that doesn’t mean that they know how to optimize their vehicle’s performance or safely operate the vehicle at high speeds.

In addition to taking general courses, the school also offers the SRT High Performance Driving School, which is a course specifically geared to SRT vehicles. The best part is that people who purchase a new SRT vehicle may be eligible to take the course for free if they sign up within a year of purchasing the vehicle.

The special SRT program is a one-day class where attendees learn the basics of racing, staying safe while driving at high speeds and all of the ins and outs to operating their SRT vehicle. If you have an SRT vehicle you will want to test its limits and this is your chance. [click to continue…]

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Pennzoil’s Farewell to the Unforgettable Dodge Viper

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We will sure miss the Dodge Viper! Since the early ‘90s, the Viper has been tearing up tracks and zipping down streets, but last year Dodge decided to cut the cord and end mass production of the Viper after the 2017 model year. To commemorate the vehicle in all it’s glory for its last year of production, Pennzoil created an awesome video to remind us what why we love the Dodge Viper.

Filmed close-to-home in Miami, Pennzoil’s video shows a bright yellow Viper tearing, drifting and owning South Florida and the Port of Miami. It’s license plate, “V8 EATR,” reminds us that the Dodge Viper can leave almost all V8 vehicles in the dust as it is powered by an 8.4-liter 10-cylinder engine. To put it in in perspective the Viper accelerates from 0-60 mph in 3.3 seconds and it does a quarter-mile in 11.5 seconds! [click to continue…]

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Classic Dodge Demon vs the Incredible 2018 New Dodge Demon

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Since Dodge  revealed the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon last week, it’s all we can talk about. Not only is it the most powerful factory-produced car, but its track times and exterior design are just amazing. But we can’t talk about the SRT Demon without talking about the model that started it all, the original Dodge Demon. Here’s a look at the newest 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and a look back at the original 1971 Dodge Demon.

1971-72 Dodge Demon

The original Dodge Demon lived a short, but awesome life. The ‘71 and ‘72 Demon was a muscle car trim of the Dodge Dart and Plymouth Duster. Dodge souped the Dart up with a stronger engine and changes to the exterior.

108-inch wheelbase which was three inches shorter than the other Dart models.

  • Chrysler’s 340 cubic inch four-barrel engine which produced 275 bhp (brake horsepower) in 1971 and 240 bhp in 1972.
  • TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission.
  • Track Times: 0 – 60 in 2.3 seconds and ½ mile in 9.65 seconds at 140 mph.
  • Dual exhausts.
  • Heavy duty suspension.
  • Rallye instrument cluster.

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