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2019 Ram 1500 Classic Brings Current Styling to New Generation

Big changes are coming to the iconic Ram 1500 light-duty pickup truck. The total redesign of this pickup for the 2019 model year is something that a lot of people in the automotive world are looking forward to. It’s getting a new aggressive design and a frame made of 98 percent high-strength steel. Still, big change doesn’t always feel easy to swallow, so Ram has a plan that will make the transition easier for those who are still all-in on the current Ram 1500 design. In addition to the new 2019 Ram 1500 trucks, Ram will release the 2019 Ram 1500 Classic, a model that is based on the current … Continue reading

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Ram Mid-Size Truck to Arrive by 2022

Ram’s current lineup only includes the Ram 1500, a full-size pickup truck, but that may change in the next few years. With truck sales on the rise and Ford is introducing a competitor for the Chevy Colorado, Ram will soon assert its domination in the mid-size truck market. In June, Ram announced that it will bring its own mid-size pickup to the market by 2022, but it kept quiet on details surrounding the new truck. Auto journalists and truck enthusiasts have speculated that Ram may bring back the Dakota, the brand’s long-running mid-size truck that ended production in 2011. Jalopnik contributor David Tracy confirmed that the new mid-size truck will … Continue reading

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One of the Fastest Cars for the Money is the 2018 Dodge Charger R/T

There is nothing quite like the thrill of driving a fast car. That speed usually comes with a big price tag. However, if you are looking for speed on a budget, you are in luck. U.S. News & World Report recently released its 2018 list of the Fastest Cars for the Money and the 2018 Dodge Charger R/T earned a prime spot. This thrilling vehicle can satisfy both your heart and your head without draining your bank account. It comes with the practicality of a four-door sedan, but with a powerful 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 under the hood. That engine sends 370 horsepower through an eight-speed automatic transmission to the rear … Continue reading

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Ram Introduces Ram 1500 Limited Kentucky Derby Edition

The 144th annual Kentucky Derby happened this past Saturday, May 5th. In honor of being the celebrated “official truck” of Churchill Downs® and the derby itself for nine years in a row, Ram debuted a new special limited edition model of the Ram 1500. The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 Limited Kentucky Derby Edition honors the event with a number of exclusive features, including the phrase “Run for the Roses” imprinted on its fenders. Other upgrades and cosmetic touches found of the Limited Kentucky Derby Edition include a 12-inch touchscreen for the Uconnect ® audio system, a leather- and wood-trimmed interior, power-retracing running boards, and a four-corner auto-leveling air suspension. Plus, … Continue reading

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Autotrader Awards 2018 Ram 1500’s Inner Beauty

Despite its affordable price tag within the light-duty pickup truck segment, the 2018 Ram 1500 packs a premium interior that piques the interest of auto experts. While searching for the vehicles that would make its 10 Best Car Interiors List, Autotrader knew that they had to consider the Ram 1500. This exceptional truck proved not to disappoint and easily earned a spot on Autotrader’s list. The 2018 Ram 1500 was the only truck to be featured on this competitive list, and was honored due to its interior’s exceptional design, premium materials, and advanced infotainment system. The 2018 Ram 1500 understands that the interior design of a vehicle is incredibly important, … Continue reading

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All About Trim Levels

During the car-buying process, it’s important that you get the features you’re looking for in a new vehicle. Sometimes, though, it can be difficult to decipher what each models’ trim levels mean. Here is a quick overview of trim level basics to help make the car-buying process a bit easier. What is a trim level? A trim level is the nomenclature used to identify a model with a particular set of features. Trim levels that are higher in the model lineup will have more features than that of the entry-level or base model. An example of this nomenclature can be seen on the Dodge Grand Caravan, which has three trim … Continue reading

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Fall in Love with a New Ride

Valentine’s Day may be over, but there’s no better time to fall in love with a new ride than on the day of love. Start shopping at Withnell Dodge. Capability If you’re a hard worker or you simply need a capable truck, there’s no going wrong with the Ram 1500. With a maximum towing capacity of 10,620 pounds when properly equipped, it’s practically a match made in heaven. Available with multiple body styles and a number of amenities, there’s no better partner than the Ram 1500. Performance If you to like to live on the wild side then the Dodge Challenger is the car for you. With an array of … Continue reading

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Five Valentine’s Day Gifts for Car Lovers

Shopping for car enthusiasts is no easy task. After all, what do they want except more cars? Here are some great Valentine’s Day gifts for car lovers. Leather Driving Gloves The Salem, Oregon, area isn’t known for its record-breaking low temperatures, but that doesn’t mean your loved one won’t need to don a pair of gloves this winter. When the weather gets chilly, leather driving gloves are the go-to hand warmer for car lovers. In addition to keeping hands toasty, the gloves will also protect the steering wheel from dirt and oil. Dash Camera Car accidents happen, and many are unavoidable. A dash camera can help your loved one streamline … Continue reading

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Holiday Travel Tips

Traveling during the holidays isn’t something most people look forward to, but it’s a necessity for many to get together with their loved ones for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Large crowds and delays can be a major cause for stress, so check out these holiday travel tips to streamline your travel experience in the coming weeks. Avoid Crowds Did you know that you can likely avoid the massive holiday crowds and delays that come with them? Do your best to fly early in the morning or late at night when most people are at home or work. An early morning flight can mean the difference between leaving on time and a … Continue reading

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Differences Between an Automatic and Manual Transmission

While manual and automatic transmissions are both available in modern vehicles, they are very different. From the driving experience to smaller details, both transmission types have their pros and cons. Check out the differences between an automatic and manual transmission, then come see us here at Withnell Dodge to test drive a new car! Manual Transmission A manual transmission, while it may seem outdated at first glance, has quite a few benefits to it. Cars with manual transmissions are less likely to be stolen due to the simple fact that many people can’t operate one. Opting for a vehicle with a manual transmission will also be cheaper than upgrading to … Continue reading

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