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Paul Sherry is a Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM dealer serving Piqua, Dayton, Troy, Sidney, Greenville and more.

Few people are able to buy their next vehicle outright, even if it is a budget-friendly model. Because of this, dealerships and banks offer a range of financing options. Thanks to the financing, you make an affordable down payment followed by monthly payments that you can truly afford. Eventually, you will completely pay off your vehicle and own your truck or Jeep. With a little bit of research, you can get the best rates possible and start enjoying your car.

Check Your Credit Score

Before applying for financing, you will want to take the time to look at your credit score. While this isn’t completely necessary, it is a very good idea. This can give you insight into how banks and credit unions will view your financial abilities. Knowing your credit score can also help prepare you by giving you an indication of the interest rate you may receive. Most importantly, checking your credit score [...]

jeep cherokee

The Jeep Cherokee is known for its reliability, off-road capabilities, and numerous trim levels. Although you can’t drive the 2017 Jeep Cherokee quite yet, some details about it are slowly being released to help get everyone excited and ensure you know what to expect. The newest version of the Cherokee should be similar to the 2016 model currently found at Jeep dealers, but with enough updates to make it worth upgrading and to provide a great value.

Exterior Updates

Based on spy shots and the limited information available, we know that the 2017 Jeep Cherokee will have a minor facelift. Many experts are predicting that the platform of everyone’s favorite SUV may also change, making it a bit more similar to the Mercedes-Benz M-Class in structure. In terms of what we know for sure, you should expect to see new headlights to replace the old ones with their rounded design. The front grille has [...]

jeep renegade for sale

jeep renegade dayton ohiojeep renegade dayton ohioThe Jeep Renegade is known for its off-road capabilities and excellent on-road handling, and the upcoming 2017 version will be no different. Details on the newest Renegade are still limited, but we know it will be the same SUV that drivers know and love with a few key updates. Stop by and visit our Dayton Area Jeep dealership for a first hand look at the newest member of the Jeep family.

New Cargo Features and More

Going with the Trailhawk or Limited trim on the 2017 Renegade will give you access to a brand-new removable cargo light. Now you can easily see what is going on in the cargo area of your SUV whether or not you are by a light source. You will still have the option to just take the light out [...

dodge charger dayton ohio

dodge charger dayton ohiododge charger dayton ohioThe 2016 Dodge Charger is a fun family sedan that can be configured with some high-end features or an incredibly powerful engine. There are nine trim configurations to choose from when you factor in the drivetrain. With the extra options and packages, there is a Charger that is right for most people.

Engine and Performance

The Charger lets drivers choose from a range of engine options. The base 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 generates 292 horsepower and 260 pound-feet, which increases to 300 horses and 264 pound-feet with the Rallye Group. This engine has the best-in-class fuel economy on the highway of 31 mpg.

Some Charger configurations run on the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine, a class exclusive with the best-in-class figures for both horsepower and torque, 370 horses and 395 pound-feet. Moving up [...

dodge hellcat

If you say you want to drive the Dodge Hellcat, you are actually talking about two different models. Both the Charger and Challenger offer a trim known as the SRT Hellcat. Since these Dodge muscle cars are slightly different, that gives drivers two options for their Hellcat. The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat starts at $64,195, and the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat starts at $67,645. The high price tag comes from the incredible performance of these vehicles, which share the same powertrain and many features.

dodge charger hellcat dayton ohiododge charger hellcat dayton ohioThe Incredible Power

The Dodge Hellcat models are designed to offer the best possible performance. They run on a 6.2-liter HEMI SRT Hellcat V8 engine, which is supercharged. This engine generates a whopping 707 horsepower that lets the Challenger SRT Hellcat claim the title of [...

chrysler 300 dayton ohio
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The Chrysler 300 is a luxurious large sedan that manages to offer more high-end features than the average vehicle while still being much closer in price to non-luxury brands than premium ones. Because of this, the Chrysler 300 is a popular option for a family sedan with plenty of style and power.

Under the Hood

The standard engine under the hood of the Chrysler 200 is a 3.6-liter V6 that generates 292 horsepower and a torque of 260 pound-feet. Going with the sport-oriented 300S trim increases output slightly to 300 horsepower and 264 pound-feet. Every Chrysler 200 comes standard with an 8-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive with the option of all-wheel drive. This engine gives the Chrysler 200 a respectable 31 mpg on the highway and 23 [...

chrysler 200 dayton ohio
chrysler 200 dayton ohiochrysler 200 dayton ohioChrysler 200 Overview

The Chrysler 200 is a midsize sedan with an upscale interior and an incredibly affordable starting price of just $21,995. This model is available in one of four trim levels with several option groups and one of two engines depending on the trim you select.

Powertrain and Output

Most Chrysler 200 models come standard with a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine generating 184 horsepower and a torque of 173 pound-feet. If you choose the Limited, S, or C trim, the Chrysler 200 is available with a 3.6-liter V6 engine that boosts output to 295 horsepower and 262 pound-feet. Regardless of the engine, you will get a 9-speed automatic transmission and standard front-wheel drive. The sport-themed 200S also features paddle shifters on the steering wheel, and V6 models can have all-wheel [...

chrysler pacifica dayton ohio

chrysler pacifica daytonchrysler pacifica daytonTake the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica for a drive around Dayton to get a feel for everything this minivan has to offer. Families will enjoy all the benefits of minivans, such as the ability to get in and out easily and the impressive number of interior arrangements. At the same time, the Pacifica offers modern styling that makes it more fun than the average minivan and technology to keep everyone occupied and safe at all times.

Uconnect Theater

If you have driven a Chrysler in the past, you will be familiar with the Uconnect infotainment system. The new Pacifica features the latest addition to this system: Uconnect Theater. This available system is the top rear-seat entertainment option you will find in the class. It gives you a set of dual 10.1-inch touchscreens with high definition [...

Now that summer has finally come to an end, it is time to get that last minute road trip in before the weather turns too cold. Check out some of these picturesque drives that are rated as some of the best roads to drive in the US.

Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina & Virginia

This 469 mile drive through the Appalachian Mountains starts in the Great Smoky Mountains and turns into the Shenandoah Skyline Drive. This drive features windy roads and stunning foliage.

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Flint Hills, Kansas

This road will surprise you with its charm and beauty. The 45 miles from Emporia to Florence along US 50 will show you what the heartland of America used to look like. Experiencing this drive in the spring will remind you of Ireland, but [...

Shopping for a car can be a lot of fun. There are so many options available to you: makes, models, colors, features, and everything else imaginable. But sometimes working with car dealerships in Dayton can just be plain frustrating and more of a hassle than anything. Where do I start? What is the best way of going about finding the car? How will I know what my options are? So many questions come along with this sometimes-frustrating process.

For those of you out there that need these questions answered, follow the guidelines below for some advice.

  1. Decide what your budget is. How much are you willing to pay up front, or how much are you willing and able to pay monthly (if applicable)?
  2. Set your stipulations. What MUST this car have? Less than 50,000 miles? Heated seats? Sun roof? 4WD or RWD? Decide what is absolutely important for you to have in your future car. [...]
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