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’s Family Car of the Year. 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 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.

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.

Things to Do: Palm Coast Fall Festivals

Palm Coast Fall FestivalsIf you’re looking for something fun to do with the whole family, check out any one of the many Palm Coast fall festivals. Whether you’d like to visit a traditional Oktoberfest event or a food festival, there are tons of things to do nearby. Simply hop in your RAM truck and explore the area.

One upcoming festival is the Riverfront Wine and Food Walk in Downtown Daytona Beach on September 16. Just a short drive from Palm Coast, Daytona Beach is a world-renowned vacation destination. The fourth-annual event will have award-winning wines for you to taste, live music, give-aways, and more. You must be at least 21 or older to come to the festival, and you should be sure to get a designated driver if you decide to drink.

Another must-visit festival is the second-annual Oktoberfest at Wicked Barley Brewing Company on September 23 from 5:00pm to 11:00pm. You can purchase VIP tickets for access to a private bar, a brewery tour, and more, while the live music is bound to keep visitors happy. There will be German food specials and over 10 types of German beer styles.

Finally, the News-Journal Food, Wine, and Brew Festival 2017 will take place on November 11 from 5:00pm to 10:00pm at the News-Journal Center in Daytona Beach. This ticketed event provides benefits to the United Way, and it includes wine tasting, great food, raffles, and more. This is one event you don’t want to miss.

These are just some of the many upcoming fall events that we here at Flagler CDJR are looking forward to. Whether you’re looking for wine, beer, or food, you’re bound to find it in this region of Florida during the autumn months.

2018 Jeep® Wrangler Specs

2016 Jeep Wrangler - Flagler CDJRThe 2018 Jeep® Wrangler has been long awaited, but enthusiasts won’t have to wait much longer. The upcoming model is set to make its official debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. While that’s still a little ways off, the upcoming Wrangler has seen some of its specifications leaked.

Excited off-road enthusiasts did some digging and found quite a few new features that will come in the 2018 Wrangler. Powertrain changes and full-time four-wheel drive is set to make the 2018 Jeep® Wrangler a true off-road monster.

Drivers will have three engine choices in the upcoming Wrangler SUV. A 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 engine will join the lineup. The current 3.6-liter V6 engine will continue to be available as well. A six-speed manual and eight-speed automatic transmission will be available as well.

Notably, at least one version of the 2018 Jeep® Wrangler will come with standard full-time four-wheel drive. This will be the first time the renowned off-road SUV will offer such a feature.

The 2018 Jeep® Wrangler will be available with 10 packages, making it one of the most customizable off-road SUVs on the road. On top of that, drivers can also select a power-folding soft-top roof.

We here at Flagler Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram can’t wait to see the 2018 Jeep® Wrangler in all of its off-roading glory! American-Made Index Names Jeep Wrangler and Cherokee as Most American Vehicles American-Made Index - Jeep Wrangler and CherokeeThe annual American-Made Index rates the “most American” cars on the market based on a variety of factors. These include how many parts in a vehicle are made domestically, where engines and transmissions are sourced from, and how many US manufacturing jobs support the vehicle.

The yearly American-Made Index has been going on for 11 years. For the first time in 2017 it had to relax its requirements for making the list. As it was, only 3 vehicles would’ve met last year’s criteria—including the top two winners of the 2017 index, the Jeep Wrangler and the Jeep Cherokee.

These vehicles had high domestic parts counts, with 74% of Jeep Wrangler’s parts being American-made and 70% for the Cherokee. They also have entirely American-made engines, and almost every transmission used in the Wrangler and Cherokee are domestic as well. Both are or were made in Toledo, Ohio, though the Cherokee recently moved to Illinois. surveyed 1,023 respondents and 25% said they would only buy a car from an American brand. This figure has doubled since 2016. The American-Made Index helps these individuals determine which cars most support American workers and businesses.

For more information about the Jeep Cherokee and Wrangler or if you want to schedule a test drive, give us a call today at Flagler CDJR!

Jeep Pickup Truck Closer to Production

Jeep Pickup Truck is closer to production

Enthusiasts have been waiting on the edge of their seats for the new Jeep® pickup truck, but it looks like they’ll have to wait a little longer. The new model is currently around a year away from hitting dealership showrooms. Fortunately, spy shots for a production prototype gives a good look at what to expect from the upcoming model.

The upcoming Jeep® pickup truck will be the first on the lineup in more than 25 years. Forget what we saw in spy shots last year. The latest photos indicate that Jeep® is out to play a whole different ball game.

The new Jeep® pickup boasts an integrated bed with Wrangler wheel arches. Bed sides meet the roof pillars at the perfect angle to create a traditional pickup design. While there’s no word on if the roof is removable, it certainly isn’t out of the question.

Based on the Jeep® Wrangler’s history and reputation for off-road capability and rugged styling, the pickup is bound to follow the same path.

The Jeep® pickup truck will likely begin production in 2018 and arrive in showrooms for the 2019 model year.

We here at Flagler Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram can’t wait for the Jeep® pickup truck to begin production!

Things to Do in Flagler Beach

Things to Do in Flagler Beach

There are few secrets in Florida as well-kept as Flagler Beach, a part of old Florida that has yet to be ravaged by visitors. Located north of Daytona Beach, the area lacks any tall buildings and fast food chains. Instead, wide open spaces reign supreme. The result is a gorgeous view of the open ocean, but that’s not all the beach has to offer. Here are a few things to do in Flagler Beach recommended by us here at Flagler CDJR!

  • Walk on the Pier – Taking a walk on the pier on the main public beach is something many visitors do year after year. The scenic views and mesmerizing trek over the wooden planks ensure memories are made all on their own. Alternatively, roll onto the sand in your 4×4 vehicle and take in the scenic view from the front seat.
  • Gamble Rogers State Recreation Area – Located on the southern end of Flagler Beach, the Gamble Rogers State Recreation area features kayak rentals. Visitors can visit private islands and explore the area as they please. There are even more activities to take part in, but you’re best off checking the website for more information.
  • Fish – When all else fails and you need a little rest and relaxation, take up fishing. Stand in the cool surf, cast off of the pier, or head onto the water in a boat. The choice is yours!