The 2018 Challenger GT Makes Driving Truly Thrilling

2018 Challenger GT outdoorsThe 2018 Challenger GT is one sports car that will make any driver smile. This performance model comes with a tuned all-wheel-drive system for added control, an active transfer case, and a sleek exterior. You can ride in style in the new GT, and this model also boasts a powerful engine under the hood to help you excel on both the track and the road.

According to AutoWeek, the Challenger GT comes with a 3.6-liter Pentastar® V6 engine that gets 305 horsepower. The Pentastar®, an award-winning engine, is ideal for those who want a combination of power and fuel economy, and when paired with AWD traction you’ll speed around corners on the track with ease.

“If you’re chasing the muscle car aesthetic and only have space for one car…the Challenger GT is essentially the only pony in town,” said Wesley Wren, associate editor at AutoWeek.

There are other great options in addition to the performance features, like the Technology Group—which has driver assist technologies—and a GT Interior Package for those who want a more comfortable ride. The exterior is subtle yet bold, with signature lighting and a narrow grille that sets this model apart wherever you go.

For a vehicle that delivers a sporty style to your daily driver, be sure to go with the 2018 Dodge Challenger GT. If you’d like to learn more about this vehicle, feel free to speak with our staff at Flagler CDJR.

Dodge Durango Pursuit to Join Police Fleet

Dodge Durango Pursuit Joining FCA Police FleetFiat Chrysler Automobiles has already been in the cop car business for years, what with the Dodge Charger Pursuit being the top-selling police vehicle in the country. For 2018, FCA is introducing a new Dodge nameplate to the police fleet – the Dodge Durango Pursuit. The production of the police SUV followed testing at a recent evaluation event that earned the vehicle a significant amount of praise among law enforcement agencies.

A testing model of the Dodge Durango Pursuit made its debut at the Michigan State Police 2018 model-year evaluation, where it was highly rated by several law enforcement agencies. FCA decided to add the SUV to its police fleet lineup, where the company believes the Dodge Durango Pursuit will nicely complement the uses of the Dodge Charger Pursuit sedan.

With a 360-horsepower 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine under the hood, the Dodge Durango Pursuit will be able to tow 7,200 lb., in addition to having features like a ground clearance of 8.1 in., an AWD system, and performance upgrades that make it adaptable for off-roading. The 2018 Dodge Durango Pursuit will also come with a host of exclusive standard features for law enforcement work. While information on pricing isn’t yet available, the model will have a limited run of orders.

Here at Flagler CDJR, we are proud to carry models from an automaker that gives so much back to those who serve our community.

Wrangler Pickup Release Date Is Coming Soon

Jeep Wrangler Pickup Coming Soon to Flagler CDJRIf you have ever dreamed of combining the off-road abilities of a Jeep® Wrangler with the versatility of a pickup, your dream is coming true. Fiat Chrysler is currently working on a Jeep® Wranger-based pickup and it isn’t too far off.

At a recent meeting, dealers learned that the Wrangler Pickup release date should be in April of 2019—less than a year from now! It scheduled to go into production in the fourth quarter of this year and we could possibly get the first glimpse of it at a late 2018 auto show, like the Los Angeles Auto Show in November.

FCA hasn’t officially released this new pickup’s name, but many have guessed that it might be called the Scrambler, like a previous pickup version produced in the 1980s. We do know it will be based on the new four-door model of the Wrangler, but with an added bed on the back, making it a bit longer than any Wrangler model today.

Can you imagine how much fun this Wrangler Pickup is going to be? You will be able to bring along the whole crew and all of your gear at the same time. This will make it even easier to tackle your rugged outdoor adventures. Here at Flagler CDJR, we can’t wait until this Wrangler-based pickup truck arrives on our lot.

Top 5 Spring Events in Palm Coast

Spring Events in Palm Coast, FLPalm Coast is home to a lively community that loves to come together and enjoy the spring weather. There are plenty of upcoming events to take part in. Here are some spring events in Palm Coast you won’t want to miss out on!

River-to-Sea Preserve Trail Walk

The River-to-Sea Preserve Trail Walk takes place on April 18th at 9 a.m. The walk will pass by the changes caused by Hurricane Irma, venture through the Florida coastal woodlands, and end with a quick lesson about how Native Americans once lived there.

Earth Day Celebration

The annual Earth Day Celebration kicks off on April 24th at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park. The event will feature live entertainment, guided walks, and plant sales. Children will also have their own section to enjoy.

Palm Coast Songwriter’s Festival

The Palm Coast Songwriter’s Festival is hosted by the Palm Coast Observer, Palm Coast & the Flagler Beaches, and Kix County 98.7. The festival begins on May 4th and runs through May 6th. Hear the stories of how songwriters came up with their hits!

Movies in the Park

The Movies in the Park event is hosted by Palm Coast’s Parks and Recreation Department and Flagler Schools. The event is held in Central park on the second Friday of the month. The event kicks off on May 11th with a showing of Wonder Woman.

FlyGame Music Island Festival

The FlyGame Music Island Festival takes place on May 19th in Central Park. The event will include everything from island cuisine and live steel drum bands. Come out and celebrate Caribbean style!

If you need a vehicle to get you to these events, be sure to check out our lineup here at Flagler CDJR.

Palm Coast March Events You Don’t Want to Miss

Palm Coast March Events - Tennis PlayerMarch is here, and there’s plenty to do this month in Flagler CDJR’s hometown, so if you’re looking to plan some fun family outings this month, try one of these Palm Coast March events.

 

World Tennis Day

On March 5th, you can join tennis enthusiasts from all over the world by celebrating World Tennis Day right here in Palm Coast. The Palm Coast Tennis Center will be hosting fun events all day for the whole family, so grab your rackets and head on over.

 

Movies In The Park featuring “Alice Through the Looking Glass”

Don’t miss the first Movie in the Park of 2018 at Central Park. Each month from March-October, The City of Palm Coast’s Parks and Recreation Department and Flagler Schools presents a family-friendly movie, and “Alice Through the Looking Glass” will show on March 9th at 7:45pm.

 

NCCAA Youth Sports Clinic

Have young ones interested in developing their athletic skills or learning a new sport? Then the NCCAA Youth Sports Clinic is the place to be. The National Christian College Athletic Association will provide free clinics for sports like golf, baseball, volleyball, and soccer. The clinic takes place on March 17th from 9:30am to 11:30am at the Indian Trails Sports Complex.

 

In between enjoying these activities, though, make sure to come visit us at Flagler CDJR, and maybe even take one of our vehicles for a test drive.

2018 Chrysler Pacifica Named Family Car of the Year

2018 Chrysler Pacifica | Flagler CDJR | Palm Coast, FLWhen it comes to family cars, nothing does it better than the minivan. Despite many people negative attitudes towards the segment, once you experience the easy of loading kids into a vehicle with sliding doors, you never want to go back to anything else. That is why it is no surprise that the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica was named Cars.com’s Family Car of the Year.

Cars.com gave out this award at its 2018 Best of Awards hosted during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit early this year.

According to Cars.com editors, “Chrysler has a history of stuffing its minivans with innovations, and the Pacifica is no exception. It’s an achievement in practicality, from the improved Stow ‘n Go fold-flat seats to the available rear entertainment system that impresses even versus mobile devices.”

The Pacifica was just introduced for the 2017 model year and gets even better this year with more standard safety features, lower pricing for the base model, and more technology in the form of Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™.

To earn the Family Car of the Year award, the Pacifica had to demonstrate value, innovation, and quality. All three it does in spades.

You can experience the best family car you’ve ever driven right here at Flagler Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram.

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Truck

When you’re making goals and promises for the New Year, don’t forget to pick a few for your truck. After all, your pickup works hard for you and deserves to be cared for. Here are some New Year’s resolutions for your truck that will keep you both safe and happy in 2018.

Get Regular Oil Changes

 

You should never neglect to get regular oil changes for your pickup. Read your owner’s manual to find the recommended oil change schedule for your particular truck. Stick to the schedule, and your truck will run smoothly and efficiently throughout the New Year.

 

Check Tire Pressure

 

It’s good to be aware of your truck’s condition in general, and keeping an eye on tire pressure helps ensure smoother operation. Maintaining proper tire pressure and good tire condition will deliver more efficiency and safer driving.

 

Check Fluids

 

Another way you can work to become more aware of your truck’s condition is by checking your truck’s fluids regularly. Resolve to look under the hood every other week or so to be sure things look right. When in doubt, bring your pickup to Flagler CDJR for a professional opinion you can trust.

 

These are just a few of the resolutions you can undertake to ensure that you and your truck maintain a happy, healthy relationship in 2018.

2019 Ram 1500 Tailgate Gets Innovative Update

2019 RAM 1500 Tailgate - Coming Soon!Spy shots of the still under-wraps 2019 Ram 1500 show that Ram is adding a new tailgate to its popular light-duty truck. The tailgate will be split to the right of the handle, letting it open in multiple configurations for the smartest and most storage-friendly tailgate access ever found on a pickup.

Traditionally, truck tailgates are hinged to the bottom of the truck bed and open down in one long piece. The 2019 Ram 1500 tailgate will have detachable hinges at both the bottom of the bed and the sides of the bed. This will let you open it down as one big piece, or open one piece down the traditional way and one piece outward like a car door, or even open both pieces outward.

This smart configuration makes accessing the bed much easier, since you don’t have to climb over the tailgate to get to the bed, and the split configuration lets you carry long items on one side without having the entire tailgate open.

Only the back of the truck has been photographed at this point, so we don’t know all the details about the new tailgate, but keep an eye out for updates on the upcoming 2019 Ram 1500! And if you want to find out more about the 2019 Ram 1500 tailgate, give us a call today at Flagler CDJR.

Ram 1500 Updates To Look Out For in 2018

2018 Ram 1500 | Flagler CDJR | Palm Coast, FL

The 2018 Ram 1500 will be back better than ever, bringing drivers its signature capability, toughness, versatility, and style in addition to plenty of new goodies to keep you on the edge of your seat. These Ram 1500 updates bring two new editions to the pickup truck’s lineup, the Sport and Big Horn Black models. The addition of these models brings new, fresh features to a long-running – but still wildly popular – vehicle in Ram’s lineup.

 

The Sport model isn’t the most range-topping model, but it’s still on the more upscale end of the Ram 1500’s lineup, featuring black grille surrounds, accents, and emblems for a sleeker look as well as a double-scoop hood. The iconic cross grille gets ditched in favor of a body-color piece with the “RAM” logo front-and-center.

 

The Big Horn Black Edition sits just below the Sport model with similarly dark styling, with black paint, wheels, and trim. Additionally, it also has a hood with two scoops but does not have its own exclusive grille design.

 

There are more Ram 1500 updates on the way, but these are some of the most major additions to the pickup truck for 2018. Watch out for more information on the new 2018 Ram 1500 when it launches here at Flagler CDJR.

Best Halloween Attractions Near Palm Coast, Florida

Best Halloween Attractions Near Palm Coast, Florida

Best Halloween Attractions Near Palm Coast, Florida

Pack up the family in your spacious RAM truck and take them along to the best Halloween attractions in Florida.

 

Haunt Nights – Jacksonville Beach

This “scream park” features four different haunted houses for a night full of fun and fear. Face the clown apocalypse, flee from zombies, escape from an asylum, or travel underground to a subterranean underworld.

 

Haunted Brewery Jax – Jacksonville

The theme for 2017 at the haunted brewery is “zombie hunt,” and people of all ages are invited to take part in a clown carnival, zombie paintball, a blind zombie hunt, and a special zombie hunt just for adults 18+.

 

Orlando Haunted Maze – Orlando

This is an alternative to all the professionally-done haunts in the area, but that doesn’t make it less scary. This homemade haunted maze has been in the business for over a decade now. Plus, tickets funds go to a different charity every year.

 

A Petrified Forest – Altamonte Springs

Journey through the Petrified Forest for an evening of outdoor scares. This trail has also been in the business for 10 years and is rated as one of the best attractions in the business. Plus, opt for special Total Eclipse nights where the monsters can touch you.

 

Face the Fear – Longwood

The abandoned “International Clown University” reopens its doors this Halloween at the Face the Fear event, where guests are invited to explore a history of criminal clowns.

 

The best Halloween attractions can be found right here in Florida.

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