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Then And Now! Chrysler’s 300

Today, I’m taking it backwards. We recently had our annual car show here in town and I got to see a 1962 Chrysler 300! Boy, was it easy on the eyes! Good news is they still are today! You could really tell that Chrysler paid as much attention to detail in the 300 then as they do now. With great frame work, design and luxury, the 300 has really stood the test of time!

1962 Chrysler 300
Still a larger sedan, still equipped with unique headlamps and more! Chrysler really did create the ultimate luxury vehicle when they designed then 300, then and now!

2014 Chrysler 300
Come see some today at Woody’s Automotive Group!



The Redesigned 2015 Chrysler 200!!!

Hey everyone, its been a minute since I last wrote a blog but today I’m get right down to business! The 2015 Chrysler 200 has got to be my favorite mid-sized sedan on the market right now!  A HUGE upgrade from its previous 2014 counterpart, this 2015 model packs a huge punch when it comes to new features, looks and safety! Plus, it comes in AWD!!Model C

Only taking 119 feet to stop when traveling at 60 mph, the 200 is now among the best-stopping mid-size sedans! 10 airbags included driver and passenger knee airbags! Rear Park View Camera with rear cross path detection is available! Especially important since automobiles are still the top leader for child death in the US! Adaptive cruise control with the ability to come to a complete stop, forward collision with auto-braking and park assist ( both parallel and perpendicular) is great step forward for Chrysler’s 200!

Important technology is all in the Uconnect system! The easiest system to use and quickest to learn, this will come equipped with Uconnect Access! Start your car from your phone, lock it, voice-to-text, and more! Never take your eye off the road. Also, equipped with 3 USB ports, two 12V DC adapters, and so much hidden storage, you won’t have the wires all over your vehicle! New Interior

Chrysler uses some interesting design features to maximize space inside the 200. The merging of the center stack on the dashboard and the center console between the seats is more effective here than in other cars where this trick has been employed (think Lincoln MKZ) largely due to the functionality of the shifter and location of the electronic parking brake button, both of which are quite intuitive.

The unusual packaging also creates a “bridge” over the footwell area, which functions as usable storage. There’s a clever pass-through for a charging cord and the two-section center console offers more space than most.

Equipped optionally with the leather-trimmed/vented sport seat option ($995), which adds leather interior appointments, heated and ventilated front seats and a six-way power-adjustable passenger seat. A heated steering wheel is optional on all but the base trim.

 Stop into Woody’s Automotive Group today! We have several and are ready for you to see them!

2013-2014 Dodge Durango R/T- Safety First!

So we all love the 2013-2014 Dodge Durango R/T’s!! Maybe its the way they look, the way they handle, comfortablility but my main reason is the safety! The new Durango’s offer safety at a new level in SUVs and that is why they remain on top! Equipped with a multistage airbag system, the Dodge Durango can sense the force of an impact and deploy the airbags accordingly. Thus, not all going off at the same time, but as your body needs them! With blind spot monitoring, you will have 4 eyes, which in this case, is a good thing! Helping see what you can not. Electronic stability control helps you, the driver, keep control of your vehicle at all times. Reducing the engine throttle if necessary as well! With a large SUV, it may be difficult at times to see behind you. With the ParkView Back-up Camera, you will no longer have to worry about the unseen. The available ParkView Rear Park Assist System, makes an audible warning when approaching an object in reverse, at low speeds. So if you like the safety that comes standard in these sweet SUVs, check out Woody’s Automotive Group. We have several and have the means to find you the perfect one! Call us today at (888)869-0963 and speak to one of our awesome sales advisers today! front angled view

Review of the 2014 Chrysler 300 @ Woody’s Automotive Group!

Here’s a review of the 2014 Chrysler 300. We have several here at Woodys Automotive Group and if you like this review come check them out this weekend!! For hours and directions click here! (888)869-0963

The 2014 Chrysler 300 is a full-size sedan available in six primary trim levels: 300, 300S, 300C, John Varvatos Luxury Edition, SRT8 Core and SRT8. The 300S is something of an island in the 300 lineup, adding 8 horsepower under the hood (V6 only), 20-inch alloy wheels with performance tires, a “touring” sport suspension, a Sport mode and shift paddles for the transmission, remote start, unique black-out styling elements, foglights, an eight-way power passenger seat, piano-black cabin accents, a rearview camera and a 10-speaker Beats by Dr. Dre sound system.

Stepping up to the 300C adds the following to the base 300’s equipment list: 18-inch alloy wheels, remote start, foglights, additional chrome exterior accents, a driver-side auto-dimming mirror, LED cabin lighting, heated and cooled front cupholders, power-adjustable pedals, a power tilt-and-telescoping heated steering wheel, leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, driver memory functions, heated rear seats, a power rear sunshade, a rearview camera, a navigation system with Garmin-sourced software and a six-speaker Alpine audio system.Front angled view of Chrysler 300 The 300C John Varvatos Luxury Edition (named after the menswear fashion designer) tacks on niceties like “platinum chrome” exterior trim, 20-inch wheels, the touring suspension and Sport shift features from the 300S, upgraded leather upholstery, extended leather trim and hand-sanded wood inserts.

The SRT8 Core shifts gears to high-performance mode, featuring a 6.4-liter V8 engine, special 20-inch wheels, Brembo brakes, black exterior accents, a performance-oriented three-mode stability control system, launch control, sport-tuned steering and cloth-upholstered sport seats. The Core’s other standard features are relatively basic, however, mirroring the entry-level 300 for the most part. The full-flavored SRT8 comes with different 20-inch wheels and adds a three-mode adjustable sport suspension, front and rear parking sensors, adaptive and auto-leveling bi-xenon headlamps, sport seats with leather/faux-suede upholstery and most of the luxury features from the 300C. front exterior angled view Many of the upper trims’ features are available on the lower trims as stand-alone options or via various packages. Other option highlights include a panoramic sunroof and a 19-speaker Harman Kardon sound system.

All 2014 Chrysler 300 trims except the SRT8 come standard with a 3.6-liter V6 that produces 292 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The 300S V6 gets minor tweaks (including a sport-tuned exhaust) that bump output to 300 hp. An eight-speed automatic is standard, as is rear-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is optional. On the technology front, the standard 8.4-inch touchscreen interface is one of my favorites, pairing large buttons and crisp graphics with a logical menu structure. Also, the 300’s diverse array of audio options, including an Alpine system, a Harman Kardon system, and of course the thumping Beats by Dr. Dre setup is pretty amazing !

2013 DODGE DURANGO CREW- Stability Control- Safety

TCS Button ShotSome cool technology has come out recently and is becoming more standard in many cars and SUV’s. Electronic Stability Control (ESC). This safety features like I said comes standard with many vehicles now! Usually cars have traction control (TCS) and anti-lock brake system (ABS). However, in order to have ESC, the vehicle must have ABS and TCS. ESC and TCS are built on the Anti-lock Brake System, and all three use the same wheel sensors. In addition to the basic wheel sensors, electronic stability control systems typically require a yaw rate sensor, lateral acceleration sensor, and some method to detect the

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movement of the steering wheel. Traction control, which is almost self-explanatory, monitors the traction on the drive train tires. So if you have front wheel drive, the sensors monitor and if the tires start to slip, it lowers the power delivered to help counter-act the loss of traction. Like anti-lock brakes and traction control, electronic stability control is an added safety measure. Electronic stability control systems consist of a number of sensors that compare a driver’s input with the way a vehicle is actually moving. If an ESC system determines that a vehicle is not responding correctly to the steering input, it is capable of taking corrective measures. Individual brake calipers can be activated to correct oversteer or understeer, the engine output can be modulated, and other actions can be taken to help the driver retain control. These systems won’t protect you from careless driving, but they can help keep you on the road under adverse conditions. According to the IIHS, electronic stability control reduces the risk of multiple car, single car, and rollover accidents. The reduction in fatal single vehicle rollovers is the most dramatic, and drivers with ESC are 75 percent more likely to survive those accidents than drivers who don’t have ESC. Another reason to care about ESC is the fact that it may be able to save you money on your insurance premiums. If any of this sounds like a feature you want/need then check out Woody’s Automotive Group in Chillicothe, MO, we have plenty of cars, like this 2013 Dodge Durango Crew for instance, with this safety feature!! For our hours and directions click here!! Check out other Dodge features here!
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