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Breaking Out of 2016: 2017 Jeep Renegade

2017 Jeep Renegade

It’s time to say goodbye to 2016 and hello to 2017. If you want to start off the New Year with a blank slate, why not do so in one of the newest models from Jeep? The 2017 Jeep Renegade has the off-road capabilities that will help you let off some steam in the new year, while still offering an on-road style that can’t be ignored.

 

For 2017, the Renegade subcompact SUV continues to stand out from the competition. It has an off-road equipment package that truly leaves other subcompacts in the dust, taking on rough terrain with ease. Add the fact that it has a low starting price tag, coming in around $17,995, the Renegade continues to impress.

 

There are a number of standard features that will make your drive better, whether it is on or off road. These include cloth upholstery, a USB port, and push-button start. Available features are numerous and include a heated steering wheel, heated mirrors, and two unique removable sunroofs. These features all make heading on a road trip or an adventure off the beaten path even more appealing.

 

The Jeep Renegade is the perfect vehicle to help you get off on the right foot in 2017. If you are interested in learning more about this model, stop in to Sierra Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for a test drive.

Tips on How to Inspect a Used Car

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Looking for a used car? After deciding how to get it financed and then deciding what color you like, it can be a daunting process. It can especially be difficult to determine if the car you are about to buy is in good working condition. To help, we’ve provided a few tips on how to inspect a used car:

 

  • Do general research on the particular model you are interested in. You should find a reliability index online, since a number of companies put that kind of information together.
  • Examine the exterior. Consumer Reports says, “Minor cosmetic flaws and light scratches are no cause for concern, but rust is.”
  • Sit inside the car. A moldy smell could indicate water damage.
  • Take a look at the engine. Feel the radiator hoses for leaks or cracks. Make sure the belts are fresh-looking and taut. Fluid levels should all be checked. Look underneath the car for any leaks.
  • Take a test-drive. Shifting should be smooth, whether it’s an automatic or manual. Braking should be immediate and firm. Take pressure off the steering wheel and see if the car veers this way or that. This will tell you whether it needs to be aligned or not.

 

The most important thing is to take your time. Most people who end up unhappy with their purchase—of anything really—were the ones who rushed into it.

Jeep is First American Automaker to Return to the Tokyo Motor Show

Jeep will be the first American automaker to return to the Tokyo Motor Show after an eight year absence. Though foreign-brand car sales in Japan have declined about six percent in the first four months of this year, Jeep sales were up 21 percent over the same period.

That would explain why Jeep is returning to the Tokyo Motor Show even when fellow Detroit automakers such as Ford, General Motors, and even Chrysler are not. The Big Three had originally walked away from the show after the 2007 event because of the global economic crisis and haven’t come back since.

But now Jeep is the best-selling American brand in Japan. It will be part of an eight-vehicle, four-brand showcase overseen by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Japan. Joining it will be cars from Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Abarth, as well as 13 other foreign makes.

Sierra Motors Chrysler is happy to once more be looking forward to the Tokyo Motor Show!

FCA Foundation Donation Goes to United Way of Rock River Valley

After a wave of tornadoes devastated Boone, DeKalb, Lee, Ogle, and Winnebego counties, the FCA Foundation has stepped up and donated $25,000 to the United Way of Rock River Valley.

Natural disasters that hit so close to home are never expected, and it’s heartwarming to have major companies like FCA pitch in to help out. The generous donation will go directly into the Northern Illinois Disaster Relief Fund in order to help families that were affected by the tornadoes by providing temporary house.

Dominic Ventral, Plant Manager of the Belvedere Assembly Plant in Boone County said, “We recognize that natural disasters can have overwhelming social and economic impact on both individuals and communities. We hope by joining forces with our friends and neighbors we can help families get back on their feet and into their homes quickly.”

If you want to help out the families affected so close to us, please visit www.unitedwayrrv.org/help15 to donate.

FCA US New York Auto Show Lineup Heats Up Industry

It looks like FCA US has brought summer early to New York. The American carmaker recently introduced its New York Auto Show lineup and it has set the city on fire. With a combination of bold styling, high-octane power, and customized options, the brand highlighted just how versatile it is.

While the FCA US New York Auto Show lineup offered a variety of FCA US vehicles, one of the biggest standouts was the 2015 Chrysler 300. Already an award winner, the Chrysler 300 combines sophistication and elegance to offer an iconic sedan. Known as the epitome of American luxury, the 300’s big, bold styling is highlighted by top-notch craftsmanship and high-quality materials.

The appeal isn’t just about the sedan’s style—the Chrysler 300 also offers best-in-class fuel efficiency with 31 mpg highway. Add the state-of-the-art TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission, which comes standard on all trim levels, and you have the sedan of any consumer’s dreams.

For more information about the 2015 Chrysler 300—and the rest of the FCA US New York Auto Show lineup—don’t forget to contact Sierra Chrysler today!

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