Saving Up For a New Truck? Follow These Tips | Salem, OR

Dodge Ram Truck | Salem, OR

Want to get behind the wheel of a new RAM truck? Saving is the first step to getting your dream vehicle. There are a variety of tips for saving that you can follow, including changing habits, setting goals, and talking to experts. Whether you’d like to save a few more dollars a month or you’d like a few thousand dollars for a down payment, there are range of things you can do. Follow these tips to take control of your financial future.

According to Forbes, not every money-saving hack is realistic — that’s why it’s important to set reasonable goals. RAM trucks are affordable, so you can be on the right track fast if you save at home by cutting cable and streaming your media instead. This can help you safe over $100 per month, depending on your plan. You can also check out mobile hotspots instead of wireless internet packages, and watch tutorial YouTube videos to do home maintenance instead of shelling out for a specialist.

Next, maintain your vehicle. If you want to get the most out of a trade-in for a new RAM, you’ll need to be sure to change the oil in your current car, fix small problems before they turn into big ones, and maintain your tires. It’s also important to keep your car clean, as odors and stains on the interior can decrease resale value.

Don’t go shopping without a list — instead, plan out your groceries and meals. Never go out to eat if you can help it, and, if cooking isn’t always an option during the week, freeze meals and do your meal prep during the weekend.

If you’re in debt, speak to a financial advisor about what you can do. Shopping around for credit is always a great way to save on financing, and it’s also important to pay off as much credit card debt as possible. Start with the highest interest rate card first for maximum savings.

Want to learn more about affording a new RAM truck? Come visit our finance department at Withnell Dodge.

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The 2019 Ram 1500 Snags the Edmund’s Editors’ Choice Award | Salem, OR

2019 Ram 1500 | Salem, OR

The 2019 Ram 1500 leaves lasting impressions, and not just on your average truck driver — it’s even impressing the experts.

The 2019 Ram 1500 was tapped for Edmund’s coveted “Editors’ Choice Award.” Edmund’s Editor-in-Chief, Alistair Weaver, described it as “one of the best vehicles [Edmund’s has] driven in a long time,” specifically citing the Ram 1500’s “old-school brawn, cutting-edge technology, and thoughtful engineering” as reasons for its win.

The new Ram 1500 provides a best-of-all-worlds driving experience, letting drivers benefit from the comforts of a luxurious interior without sacrificing hefty towing capacity or horsepower. “It’s a standout vehicle in all aspects and easily grabbed top honors for trucks in 2019,” Weaver said.

We love the 2019 Ram 1500 here at Withnell Dodge, and we’re happy to hear that the folks at Edmund’s agree. The 2019 Ram 1500 has more than enough to boast about, such as having the largest touchscreen interface in its class, delivering improved efficiency with its new eTorque mild hybrid system, and featuring a standard 3.6-liter V6 engine with eTorque and eight-speed transmission powertrain pairing. For more power, the 2019 Ram 1500 offers the option of a 395-horsepower 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine, which, when selected, ups the 2019 Ram 1500’s towing rating to 12,750 pounds, making it the best-in-its-class truck for towing capacity.

See what all the hype is about — test drive the Ram 1500 at Withnell Dodge.

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Drive the Best Off-Road Trails Near Salem, OR

Ramm 1500 Off-Roading - Salem, OR

Looking for the best off-road trails near Salem? There are a number of popular locations around Oregon  that off-roaders love to visit. It’s important to keep in mind that only certain trails (like the ones below) are for going off the beaten path, and many are rated for easy, moderate and hard trails. With the right Dodge model, there’s nothing more enjoyable than going off road.

First, according to All Trails, the best starter trail is Crack-in-the-Ground Trail in Silver Lake. This trail goes over an ancient volcanic fissure that’s over two miles long. Only some trails are open to motor vehicles, so be sure to go only where your car, truck, or SUV can travel. It’s arid in Crack-in-the-Ground, so be sure to bring plenty of water.

Next, visit Elk Lake Trail in Mount Hood National Forest. This 8.2-mile trail is located near Lyons. To negotiate its rugged terrain, you should have 6 to 8 inches of ground clearance. While the trail is rated as moderate, it’s manageable for most beginners as well.

For those who want a difficult trail, check out Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area in Joaquin Miller State Park. This sandy trail offers 40 miles of dunes. This coastal park has 30 lakes and ponds, so be sure to come prepared for various types of terrain.

Come visit us at Withnell Dodge to find the perfect vehicle for your off-road adventures.

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Top 5 Reasons to Buy a RAM Truck in Salem, OR

Ram Trucks in Salem, OR

There are plenty of reasons to buy RAM vehicles — they’re stylish, reliable, powerful pickups that have earned the loyalty of many American drivers. But, for those of you still on the fence, here are our top five reasons to buy a RAM truck:

  1. Advanced Safety: A RAM truck is a safe truck. They’re constructed with dynamic crumple zones, a comprehensive airbag system, and side-impact door beams. Plus, RAM offers a plethora of available driver assist technologies.
  2. Diesel Options: RAM offers a wide range of diesel engines to suit different preferences. Two popular options are the EcoDiesel V6 and the 6.7-liter Cummins® Turbo Diesel I6.
  3. Comfy Interiors: RAM takes interior comfort seriously. No matter the trim, you can find convenient navigation and media technology, cozy cabin amenities, and aesthetically-pleasing styling inside your RAM truck.
  4. Weather-Ready: Whether it’s a flash flood, baseball-sized hail, or freezing sleet, a RAM truck has the all-terrain readiness you need to survive in Oregon, plus advanced driver awareness features. Get yourself, your cargo, and your passengers to your destination safely and securely with RAM.
  5. Got the Power: One of the simplest reasons to buy a RAM truck is their raw force. With a RAM 1500, 2500, or 3500, diesel or gas, you can expect to earn top-of-the-class ratings in towing and hauling. Make your job — and life — easier with a RAM pickup.


Stop by Withnell Dodge to test-drive one of our shiny new 2019 models.


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2019 Ram 1500 North Edition Dominates Winter in Salem, OR

2019 Ram 150 - Salem, OR

The 2019 Ram 1500 North Edition brings capability that will impress adventurous drivers. The automaker has incorporated features that inspire confidence behind the wheel, even when roads turn slick.

“The Ram 1500 North is more than a great-looking pickup, it offers cold-weather content for truck owners who require a no-compromise 4×4 as part of their daily regimen,” said Reid Bigland, head of Ram.

Standard amenities, like an electric-locking rear axle and engine block heater, are ideal for winter travels. The Ram 1500 North Edition boasts a one-inch factory lift and severe-rated on/off-road tires for even more peace of mind when navigating messy routes. Remote Start adds a touch of convenience to the capable truck so you can warm up the vehicle from the comfort of your home.

Drivers have two engine options for the Ram 1500 North Edition. A 3.6-liter V6 offers optimized performance and excellent fuel economy. The available 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine takes performance and winter capability to new heights.

Inside, the Ram 1500 North Edition features heated front seats and a steering wheel. Heated mirrors and a 12-way power-adjustable driver seat make winter trips a bit more pleasant when Mother Nature turns chilly. The Uconnect® 8.4-inch touch screen with SiriusXM® Travel Link keeps drivers connected and informed on the road.

Test-drive the 2019 Ram 1500 North Edition when you stop by Withnell Dodge.

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2019 Ram 1500 Longhorn Earns Truck of the Year Title

2019 Ram 1500 Longhorn in Salem, OR

The first annual Southwest Lifestyle Media Drive consisted of 18 journalists who evaluated trucks in areas that include safety, comfort, and performance. In the end, the 2019 Ram 1500 Longhorn reigned supreme and earned the title Southwest Lifestyle Truck of the Year.

Ram 1500 Updates

The Ram 1500 features an eTorque system that maximizes performance and improves fuel economy compared to conventional powertrains. The V6 engine comes standard with eTorque technology, while the V8 engine offers this available system as an add-on.

Thanks to its redesign, the 2019 Ram 1500 sheds 225 pounds compared to the previous model. The new generation includes a standard 12-inch touch-screen display.

“The Ram 1500 Longhorn really captures the spirit of what the Southwest is all about. It perfectly handles our rugged landscapes when we’re out exploring, yet is exceedingly comfortable for everyday driving,” said Becky Antioco, president of the Southwest Lifestyle media group.

Ram 1500 Configurations

The Ram 1500 is available in two cab configurations with two box lengths and two drivetrains to suit different preferences for truck bed capacity and engine potency. Five trim levels ensure there’s a model for drivers from all walks of life.

Experience the 2019 Ram 1500 for yourself when you stop by Withnell Dodge for a test-drive.

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Dodge Durango and Charger are Named Best Family Cars


2018 Dodge Durango in Salem, OR

For those shopping around for the best family cars around, check out the Dodge Durango and Charger. These two vehicles were redesigned to fit up to three car seats in one row, which makes them well-suited for transporting young children. In fact, both vehicles were listed in a special report by U.S. News and World Report.

The 2018 Durango has seating for up to seven people, smartphone connectivity, and tons of space for families. The Charger — typically known as a sports car — can also fit three car seats, thanks to more extensive LATCH seating. Now these two models have special anchors designed to secure modern car seats.

U.S. News and World Report contributor Eileen Falkenberg-Hull comments on both the Durango and Charger’s expanded features which cater to families.  “Each of the outboard second-row seats in the Durango features a full set of LATCH connectors. In the second and third rows, the middle seats have upper tethers. The Charger makes an argument for being a family car with its spacious seats, high safety scores, good-quality interior, and user-friendly infotainment system with standard Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™.”

Bring along the whole family to test-drive the Durango and Charger at Withnell Dodge. You’re sure to fall in love with one of these capacious models.


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Drive Your New Car to These Beautiful Destinations In Oregon

Travel Destinations in Oregon

So you have your new Dodge vehicle, but where do you go with it? These destinations in Oregon are scenic and beautiful, so start planning your weekend trip soon.

Little Crater Lake

Crater Lake and its smaller sibling, Little Crater Lake, are both world-famous for their depth and their crystal-blue waters. Though Little Crater Lake is 45 feet deep, visitors can easily see the bottom due to the water’s clarity.

Toketee Falls

Check out this 113-foot waterfall, right where the Umpqua River and Clearwater River meet. Most of Oregon’s countless waterfalls can’t compare to the sheer height of Toketee Falls.

Steens Mountain Wilderness

Immerse yourself in nature, as far away from human civilization as possible, in this seemingly endless 428,156-acre wilderness area. Don’t bother bringing your cell phone, since there’s no reception in this remote area.

Alvord Desert

During the daytime, ride ATVs over this dry lake bed that spans 12 miles by 7 miles. At night, camp out under the autumn sky, to enjoy the lack of light pollution that allows for excellent stargazing.

Painted Hills

Located in the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, the stunning Painted Hills are a natural marvel of colorful scenery. It makes the perfect backdrop for a photo op.

Jewell Meadows Wildlife Area

Glimpse many of Oregon’s native Roosevelt elks this winter in this 1,114-acre wildlife sanctuary. Located near Seaside, this site provides four different viewing areas for visitors.


Stop by Withnell Dodge if you’re in need of a new vehicle to transport you to and from these picturesque destinations.

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New 2019 Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye

2019 Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye - Salem, OR

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Following the success of the Dodge Demon, the brand recently announced the 2019 Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye. The Redeye is a supercharged, performance-oriented model. The new model can do zero to 60 in just 3.4 seconds, with a quarter-mile time of 10.8 seconds. In other words, the Redeye is one fast car.

While the Redeye doesn’t quite have the Demon’s whopping 840 horsepower, it still generates an impressive 797 horsepower and 707 lb-ft of torque thanks to a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI high-output V8. According to The News Wheel, the tuned performance model has a sculpted twin-snorkel hood to complement the powerful new engine under the hood, adding aesthetic appeal while also improving airflow.

2019 Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Interior - Salem, OR

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What else is new about the Redeye? In addition to a tuned powertrain and a dual-snorkel hood, the Redeye has a high-performance suspension and an available power-bulge aluminum hood. Hearkening back to the 1971 Dodge Demon while also adding a few modern components, the Redeye is perfect for any auto enthusiast who wants supercar performance without spending six figures. In short, the Redeye is an all-around excellent choice for a muscle car.

For more news on the 2019 Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye, contact us at Withnell Dodge. You can also stop by to test-drive your favorite model.


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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 Ram 1500 DS model. This will let buyers opt for the more traditional Ram styling if they’re not ready to leap into the modern, muscular face lift worn by the redesigned 2019 Ram 1500.

The 2019 Ram 1500 Classic will even come with its own options for customization. It will be available in four trim levels: Tradesman, Express, Big Horn/Lone Star, and SSV (Special Services Vehicle). It will also offer three exclusive packages: Chrome Plus, Express Black Accent, and the Tradesman SXT. The ride quality improves too, with better handling and a lighter weight thanks to a link-coil rear suspension system.

Stop by Withnell Dodge to test-drive the 2019 Ram 1500 for yourself.

2019 Ram 1500 Classic

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