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The new 2010 Dodge Caliber has become bigger and better with five new lifestyle-oriented models by Dodge. The five options are Express, Mainstreet, Heat, Uptown and Rush. Standard on all models are some great features like a Spoiler, Uconnect, Sirius, performance steering and much more.
Deciding what model is right for you could be difficult so we want to help. Here is the break down:
Looking for efficiency and Value? Choose the Express. Its 2.0-liter 16-valve Wolrd Engine with fuel-efficient five-speed manual transmission capable of 31 mpg on the highway will make you smile. MSRP for the 2010 Dodge Caliber Express is $17,510 (including $630 destination).
Need a little bit more than the Express? The Mainstreet offers the features of the Express with added capability and style featuring standard 17-inch aluminum wheels, chromed crosshair grille, body-color door handles, fog lamps, folding front-passenger seat, 60/40 split-folding and reclining rear seat, touring suspension, tachometer and 2.0-liter 16-valve World Engine with second-generation Continuously-variable Transmission (CVT2). MSRP for the 2010 Dodge Caliber Mainstreet is $18,890 (including $630 destination).
Is capability combined with added technology and refinement more what you were looking for? Then the Uptown is more suitable for you. The Premium Sound Group kicks-up the tunes with the MusicGate Power & trade; nine-speaker Boston Acoustics system, steering-wheel mounted audio controls and two articulating lift gate speakers. MSRP for the 2010 Dodge Caliber Mainstreet is $20,625 (including $630 destination).
For the compact car buyer looking for a sportier ride there are two final options from which to choose; the Heat and the Rush. The Hear model takes the Caliber Mainstreet and adds a sport-tuned suspension, 18-inch polished-aluminum wheels, four-wheel Anti-lock disc Brakes (ABS), performance steering, color-keyed instrument panel and seats, B- and C-pillar blackout accents and five-speed manual transmission. MSRP for the 2010 Dodge Caliber Heat is $18,625 (including $630 destination).
Last but certainly not least is the Caliber Rush. Drivers interested in power will choose this model. The Rush includes a unique five-speed manual transmission mated to a larger 2.4-liter World Engine with 172 horsepower (128 kW) and 165 ft.-lb. of torque. Equipment differences include 18-inch chrome-clad wheels, SRT-designed spoiler, automatic climate control, Premium Sound Group, Media Center 430 radio with touch screen and 30-gigabyte hard drive. A CVT2 with Auto Stick is optional. MSRP for the 2010 Dodge Caliber Rush is $20,625 (including $630 destination).
For buyers looking for a compact car with a sportier appeal, the Caliber has what you are looking for. Visit www.dodge.com to learn more. Need to take a test drive, visit your closest Heritage Dodge dealer.
2010 Chevy Cobalt Coupe (37 MPG HWY) starting at 14,990
Priced at just $14,990, the Chevy Cobalt is our pick for “greenest.” If you need inexpensive and efficient this is the car for you. Enjoy a long trip of up to 480 miles on highway with just one single tank of gas! Worried you can’t make it 480 miles without stretching your legs? No worries, there is XM radio, CD, MP3, USB and Bluetooth. Oh, and don’t worry about the long trips, the Cobalt is backed by the best coverage in America, starting with the Chevy 100,000 mile/5-year Powertrain Warranty. If you still need convincing, come in and ask us.
2010 Mazda3 4-Door (33 MPG HWY) starting at $16,045
In this economy, gas mileage is just one thing on everyone’s mind when they purchase a car. Smart purchases mean resale down the road which is why we are proud that the Mazda3 has won the ALG 2010 Residual Value Award. When you buy this car you are guaranteed it will retain a higher percentage of its original price than any of its competitors after a three-year-period. Also, did we forget to mention that the price for this car is only $16,045 to begin with? It’s the stress free car buyer’s dream come true.
2010 Dodge Caliber (31 MPG HWY) starting at $17,090
The Caliber’s got your back at the pump. When it comes to sporty vehicles, it’s reassuring to know hugging turns isn’t burning a hole in your wallet at the pump. Usually great gas mileage means a smaller car and less storage, not in this car. Fold-flat seating and second-row reclining seats make transporting easy. Let’s not exaggerate though, it’s still a “small car;” Dodge just made its storage bigger than others its size. Start packing and get moving.
2010 Jeep Patriot (29 MPG HWY) starting at $18,425
The Patriot boosts more than just its name as Best-in-class EPA estimated 4WD highway MPG; it also wins Five Stars for its side crash tests. Safety and performance make this outdoor scavenger a must for summer travel. Take the family camping in the mountains without worrying about running out of gas on some spooky winding road. If you really want to be green, get the Optic Green Metallic color. If that bright green is too much get the Natural Green Pearl.
2010 Honda Insight (43 MPG HWY) starting at $19,800
The aerodynamic shape helps this car get the highest MPG on this list. The modern and sleek design isn’t the only thing making this new model fly off the lot. Remember, even a hybrid has its roots and this is still a Honda. True to form you will spend as much time in the passing lane as you do not filling up your tank. Make economy a contest, watch your eco meter adjust as you switch into ECON mode then power out of the mode to race away. It’s fun having so much control over your vehicle. Come have some fun!
2010 Chrysler Sebring (30 MPG HWY) starting at $20,860
The slogan says “Make a Long Distance Relationship” and that is exactly what this car develops with its owner. This car is a giver. With the UCONNECT system, Chrysler allows drivers to stay connected to your friends, family or business while in the car. The feature allows passengers to surf the web, check email, play games online, etc through its 3G broadband internet in addition to navigation, phone, and of course satellite radio or your iPod through its “eyes on the road.” Technology, safety, dependability and price make this car a green pick.
2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI (42 MPG HWY) starting at $22,354
When you purchase a Volkswagen you want to own the road. You are creative, different, adventurous, and above all, love your car. You should feel the same way at the pump, why should your car run on standard gasoline, diesel is better for your car and more efficient. Sure you may spend a few bucks more doing so, but when you are getting 42 MPG, filling up doesn’t come very often. Find your new lovable sporty TDI model now, available also for the Jetta, SportWagon, or Touareg.
2010 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited (31 MPG HWY) starting at $24,995
The Legacy 2.5i Limited defines style and intelligence. Its attractive leather-trimmed upholstery, standard-equipped advanced frontal airbag system and dual-zone automatic digital climate control make it smart, safe and a fun choice for any driver. Plus, it’s a 2010 IIHS Top Safety Pick. Priced a bit more that others on the list, its right in line with “what you pay for is what you get.” See why Subaru owners are so loyal to this brand. We can tell you but you would have to see and feel it to really believe.
2010 Buick Lacrosse CXS (27 MPG HWY) starting at $33,015
Although the Buick is priced above the other fuel efficient vehicles on this list, it is priced higher for a reason. Its V6 engine, perforated leather appointed 8-way seating, 18” chrome plated wheels and a Harmon/Kardon 11-speaker with USB port should be enough to spell out luxury. It’s made the green list because true to its word, it gets 27 MPG. For a luxurious ride that doesn’t payout at the pump, its love at first site. Step inside and see for yourself.
During Truck Month, we would like to highlight and congratulation Dodge for winning 2010 MotorTrend Truck of the Year. After a week of extensive evaluation and testing, MotorTrend has picked this winner because it best meets the 6 criteria: engineering excellence, advancement in design, performance in function, efficiency, safety and value.
The Ram Heavy Duty impressed the judges with its revised exterior styling, comfortable new interiors and its PowerTrains which includes its 6.7 Liter Cummins Turbo Diesel engine. Available with a wide range of cabs and chassis configurations, the Ram delivers the diversitility and capability buyers expect in a truck.
The all new 2010 Ram Heavy Duty can outwork any truck in its class whether you are hauling or towing, camping or tailgating. Enjoy the aggressive nature of this vehicle, after all, this isn’t just another trophy in the Dodge awards glass case; it’s a symbol for the consumer. See for yourself why reliability and durability make this truck a 2010 best pick.
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Hall Chrysler Jeep Dodge is your Challenger King.
With sleek good looks, a muscular edge and all over power, what’s not to like about the bold Dodge Challenger?
Hall Chrysler Jeep Dodge has an unlimited supply of Challengers. With a quarter mile of Challengers located on Virginia Beach Blvd., you’ll find what you’re looking for. Hall Chrysler Jeep Dodge has every make, model, all trim levels and all packages. From the R/T, SRT8, and of course the SE (Hemi) finding your dream car is now easier. Ranging in a varied selection of colors such as Plum Crazy, TorRed, Inferno Red Crystal Pearl, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl, Bright Silver Metallic, Dark Titanium Metallic, Deep Water Blue Pearl, Stone White, B5 Blue Pearl, Detonator Yellow. Learn why Hall Chrysler Jeep Dodge is the Challenger King:
Now making it even easier to get you into your Challenger, Hall Automotive is launching the new upcoming ChallengerKing.com website. We are putting all of your Challenger information at the ease of your fingertips. ChallengerKing.com will be coming soon to satisfy all of your Challenger needs. With all the excitement building, we finally have a sneak peek of the new ChallengerKing.com website.
Awarded the “Most Appealing Midsize Sporty Car” by J.D. Power and Associates. The APEAL Study examines how gratifying a new vehicle is to own and drive, based on owner evaluations of more than 90 vehicle attributes. The Dodge Challenger also took the top prize in the Sporty Car category, receiving the AutoPacific Ideal Vehicle Award.
Hall Chrysler Jeep Dodge is your Challenger King dealership. Visit us at www.Hallauto.com.
Hall Automotive has moved Hall Dodge into the Hall Chrysler Jeep building on Virginia Beach Boulevard to provide Dodge customers a more convenient location and the full line of Chrysler vehicles.
Virginia Beach, VA (PRWEB) November 2, 2009 — Hall Automotive announced today that Hall Dodge is now combined with Hall Chrysler Jeep located at 3152 Virginia Beach Blvd. Dodge customers will still have the same familiar faces from the former location, but with the new location, they will be able to access the dealership sales and service center more conveniently from both the westbound and eastbound lanes of Virginia Beach Boulevard.
“Not only does Chrysler want Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep under one roof as part of Project Genesis, but we wanted it as well,” said General Manager, Chris Colbert. “Now, our loyal Dodge customers will have the opportunity to shop and service all three Chrysler brands in a larger and more modern dealership.”
Dodge customers visiting the new Hall Chrysler Dodge Jeep will find the service lane holds up to 12 vehicles at a time and the service facility has 38 bays and 26 factory trained Chrysler technicians. The customer waiting area is more modern and spacious than the old Dodge dealership and coming soon will be a redesigned accessories center for Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep parts and accessories.
Visit the dealership online at www.hallchryslerdodgejeep.com or stop by 3152 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452 to browse the latest Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep cars, trucks, vans and sport utilities including the redesigned Dodge Challenger and the popular Dodge Ram.
San Diego – Volkswagen of America and Ford Motor Corporation were announced today as full-line corporate leaders in Strategic Vision Inc.’s (SVI) Total Quality Index® (TQI). Across their various brands, both corporations are consistently producing vehicles judged high in perceived quality and emotional delight, resulting in models that customers can love. Volkswagen of America also had the greatest number of TQI leaders across the segments being measured than any other brand: Rabbit, Jetta, CC, New Beetle, Tiguan and Audi A4. Ford has Focus as the leader in the popular Small Car segment.
The Total Quality Index® asks buyers to rate all aspects of the ownership experience from buying and owning to performance and driving – much more than simply counting problems. Results from studies that measure the number of problems or the overall satisfaction of a vehicle do not measure the customers’ commitment to, advocacy for or loyalty to their vehicles accurately. “In today’s difficult market, the difference between products that generate consideration, build brands and increase sales versus those that do not is often how much delight and love the product generates with its customers,” says Dr. Darrel Edwards, Chairman of Strategic Vision.
In a recently published survey conducted by another research company that only counted problems, MINI was rated the worst quality brand. However, our most recent research study which examines the entire ownership experience and MINI owners’ perceptions of quality, from styling to performance including what went wrong and what created delight; MINI is the highest rated brand in Total Quality in its price category. Therefore, it is not a surprise that MINI was one of the two brands to increase sales during last year’s start of the US and automotive recession. “When you have a product worthy of love, customers will come,” states Alexander Edwards, President of SVI.
The past twelve months have been rough for domestic manufacturers as constant negative news is delivered, bankruptcies are filed, and the mantra, “Why won’t Detroit build quality vehicles that people want to buy?” is stated again and again. However, it is important to note that four of the top ten-selling vehicles in the first quarter of this year were domestics. Ford, General Motors and Chrysler have all scored well with customers in Total Quality and in sales.
General Motors had four segment leaders: Pontiac G8, GMC Envoy, Yukon XL and the Chevrolet Corvette (which was the highest rated Total Quality Index of any vehicles this year). Customers report that these vehicles deliver what they want from each segment. These leaders have delightful interiors, performance and styling providing to customers an added sense of security, confidence, fun and excitement. It is also important to note that Saturn and Pontiac brands performed well in TQI across most of their models, with both brands tied for having the highest TQI scores in their price segment.
The Chrysler Group has increased in Total Quality from last year with the Dodge Ram leading the way with the highest Total Quality score of any truck in the history of the 15 year study. This is also the first time the Ram has achieved this honor since 1999 when it lost its title for the first time to competition. Customers specifically noted that the Ram has the best added storage capability along with the best truck interior ever rated by customers. “For truck buyers, the Dodge Ram has reclaimed its perceived leadership in innovation, a corporate hallmark,” states Alexander Edwards. “We have tracked innovation as a critical dimension in success since 1979 and have shown that it has been the single most powerful factor in success across categories, especially among automobiles.”
American Honda Motors, Nissan Motor Corporation and Toyota Motor Sales each led in two segments with strong positions in many others. The Nissan Maxima tied with the G8 in the Large Car segment while the Infiniti FX and EX, both competing in the Near-Luxury Utility segment tied with each other. The FX and EX both delivered strong performance and exterior styling that led to a greater perception of quality leading to an enhanced sense of prestige and individuality for their owners.
For American Honda Motors, the Honda Ridgeline and Odyssey lead their segments with delightful capability and overall flexibility in each of the models. Both models show innovation that produces leadership. Odyssey became a leader among minivans when it offered the most innovative product in its segment years ago. Ridgeline burst onto the scene as Truck of the Year with innovation unmatched by competition in its segment. Although Ridgeline’s price has kept sales below that of competitors, those who buy it often report that they are delighted with almost every aspect. The innovation and delight delivered by each of these leaders lead owners to state that their next vehicle will be a Honda.
Toyota Motor Sales led with the all-new Toyota Venza and Toyota 4Runner. Both vehicles, as do most Toyota and Lexus products, delivered high levels of trust associated with the Toyota brand name and the brand’s attention to interior details. Customers reported that both of these vehicles showed increased thoughtfulness in their design. Few things-gone-wrong combined with higher expected durability and reliability provided a foundation for Toyota’s leadership position in these segments. With the added thoughtfulness and utility of the products, Toyota’s customers were truly delighted.
Having few problems (solid initial quality) can provide foundational assurance to customers, increasing brand trust and expected durability and reliability. As seen in similar studies, SVI found that the number of problems per vehicle found in the Lexus brand is statistically the lowest of all brands. Lexus’ goal should be to focus on enhanced products and communications to show customers that they are focused on delivering more than basic satisfaction as they build on their foundation.
Finally, in the Luxury categories the BMW X3 tied with the Infiniti FX and EX on Total Quality. The Mercedes S-Class has again defined luxury in its class, leading for the fourth time in the past six years. The Land Rover Range Rover is the leader in the Luxury utility segment. Many other Land Rover / Jaguar models also scored very well with models like the Range Rover Sport, Jaguar XF and Jaguar XJ scoring just below top positions in their segments.
Buyers rated the following vehicles tops in their segments:
|Small Car||Ford Focus Sedan||
|Small Multi-Function||Volkswagen Rabbit||
|Mid-Size Car||Volkswagen Jetta Sedan||
|Large Car||Nissan Maxima
|Near-Luxury Car||Volkswagen CC Sedan
Audi A4 Sedan
|Luxury Car||Mercedes-Benz S-Class||
|Specialty Coupe||Volkswagen New Beetle||
|Premium Coupe||Chevrolet Corvette Coupe||
|Entry Utility||Volkswagen Tiguan||
|Mid-Size Crossover Utility||Toyota Venza||
|Mid-Size Traditional Utility||GMC Envoy
|Large Utility||GMC Yukon XL||
|Near-Luxury Utility||Infiniti FX
|Luxury Utility||Land Rover Range Rover||
|Standard Pickup||Honda Ridgeline||
|Full-Size Pickup||Dodge Ram 1500||
*2008 Total Quality Award® winner
“We know Total Quality is strengthened by delighting customers and getting them to love you. We stand ready to include love in all the work that we do since measuring love is the next step in discriminating between winning and losing in today’s competitive environment,” states Dr. Edwards. “Since 1999, our exploratory studies have shown that the power of love wins customers, creates advocacy, strengthens commitment, and builds loyalty. It is critical how we measure quality, delight and love if we are going to be able to help companies deliver.”
The Total Quality Index® was calculated from 20,101 buyers who bought 2008 & 2009 models in September to December of 2008. Strategic Vision has presented Total Quality Awards® annually since 1995. Since its foundation in 1972 and incorporation in 1989, Strategic Vision has studied consumer and constituent decision-making for a wide variety of clients, including most auto manufacturers, Coca-Cola, American Airlines, Procter and Gamble, the White House, 10 Downing Street, and many advertising agencies. Its unique expertise is identifying consumers’ motivational hierarchies, including the values, emotions, and images that shape perceptions and behavior. The firm’s in-depth Discovery Interviews and ValueCentered Surveys provide comprehensive, integrated and actionable outcomes, linking behavior to attributes to consequences to values and emotions to images. For more information please visit www.strategicvision.com.
After 75 years of business, the MotorWorld Chrysler Franchise will be honored for their long-time partnership with Chrysler and has been approved as a Dodge new car and truck sales and service center for Wilkes-Barre and all of NEPA.
Wilkes-Barre, PA (PRWEB) August 13, 2009 — MotorWorld, a MileOne Company, will receive the Chrysler “75 Years” award for their Chrysler franchise which began selling and servicing Chryslers in 1924 as Howard “Duke” Isaacs Chrysler and was acquired by MotorWorld in 1994. In addition, MotorWorld announced today they have added Dodge to their Chrysler Jeep lineup and current Dodge owners can begin bringing their Dodges into MotorWorld’s state-of-the-art service center housing over 90 service bays, a quick lube center, and a full compliment of Dodge parts and accessories.
“We have wanted Dodge for quite some time now and have already started taking orders for the full size Dodge Ram truck, the new Dodge Challenger and the fuel efficient Dodge Caliber, which will hit the lot near the end of September,” said MotorWorld’s Divisional Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Rick Osick.
Dodge will be the 15th automotive brand being sold in the over 65,000 square foot dealership located on 77 acres and will be added to the newly renovated Chrysler Jeep showroom near the end of September. Through the MotorWorld website, customers can begin to browse and order new and used Dodge cars, trucks, vans and SUVs, as well as order official Dodge parts and accessories and schedule service.
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MileOne Automotive operates 64 retail automotive franchises representing 28 different brands and 9 collision centers in Pennsylvania, Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia with a focus on the Baltimore-Washington, Hampton Roads/Virginia Beach, Nags Head/Elizabeth City and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton major metro areas. MileOne.com allows customers to research new, used and fuel-efficient luxury, import and domestic cars and trucks, send information about vehicles to their mobile device, schedule service appointments, buy parts and accessories, play automotive games, and download automotive wallpaper and mobile ring tones. For more information or to find a quality MileOne dealership near you, please visit www.mileone.com.
It’s been a rough year for automakers. Yet the new cars and trucks available today are some of the best and brightest ever produced. Popular Mechanic’s (PM) auto department spent the past 12 months evaluating just about every new model on race tracks, two-lane roads and muddy trails around the world. We’ve sifted through the stats and debated our findings. The 2009 Dodge Challenger has earned a PM Automotive Excellence Award for Design.
Decades before paddle shifters and traction control, muscle cars like the 1970 Dodge Challenger brought raw V8 power to the masses. And then-poof-they disappeared. Thirty-four years later, the Challenger is back. Traditional ponycar fans-the ones who could very well once have owned, or who still own, original Challengers from the 1970s-are smitten. So are we. Of course, the Challenger has the muscle to back up the design with a choice of the 6.1-liter 425-hp Hemi V8 or the “small” 5.7-liter 372-hp Hemi. There’s even a six-cylinder SE model that can hit 25 mpg on the highway.
The Challenger stays unapologetically true to both its roots and to the concept penned by Chrysler designer Michael Castiglione. To pull off a clean, modern interpretation and to make enough room for four 2008-size passengers, the Challenger had to grow wider and longer. And there had to be room for modern 20-in. rubber, too. But to look right, Dodge had to incorporate details from the original. Here’s where the Challenger really hits all the right notes, from its set-in headlamps and grille to its metal fuel door and flat-black spoiler lip. In person, the Challenger is imposing, making modern Mustangs look slight by comparison. Coupes just don’t have brawny dimensions like this anymore-but they should.
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Chrysler prices the 2009 Aspen Hybrid and Dodge Durango Hybrid just above the $45,000 mark.
Chrysler hopes the Two-Mode hybrid technology in its new 2009 Dodge Durango Hybrid and 2009 Chrysler Aspen Hybrid attracts customers. If that doesn’t, perhaps their pricing – right around $45,000 – may.