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2014 Dodge Grand Caravan AVP – Best Selling and Affordable

2014 Dodge Grand Caravan AVP – Best Selling and Affordable

 

2014 Dodge Grand Caravan AVP Hoyte Dodge

Motor transportation these days is measured in cost and affordability.  Today’s family is asking these two questions when talking about a new Car, Truck, or SUV. They are looking for an affordable and cost efficient vehicle that will fit into their budget. Gasoline prices and insurance cost dictate where and when they will purchase reliable transportation.

The 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan AVP measures up to these requirements of a bestselling and affordable cost method of transportation, with a cost that will fits most budgets and provides a young family raising children reliability and endurance for years to come.

Low cost does not mean a loss of quality. The 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan AVP has all of the features of the more expensive minivans. It just does not have the cost. When engineering and manufacturing a Grand Caravan AVP the same quality of materials and workmanship is used as the other styles of the Grand Caravan’s. The pride of workmanship still applies.

Award Winning Best Selling Minivan

This minivan holds some impressive titles that include the best-selling and most-award winning minivan ever. These titles have not come because someone said so. They have been selected by families who drive it. For 30 years those families have the confidence to return to the dealer year after year and continue to purchase this safe, relievable minivan. For the young family first starting out the AVP is ideal.

Stow n go 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan Hoyte Dodge

With a lot of the same features as all other models that includes a large interior with ample seating for seven to ride in comfort and storage for the extra items that must be carried.  Seating is comfortable on long trips or short excursions to pick up kids from school or to the grocery store.  The Stow ‘n Go® seating provides a handy way of folding the second and third row of seats into the floor forming a floor mat to carry larger items. When all seats are folded down the cargo space offers 143.8 cu ft of cargo room and with nine different arrangements of lowering the seats to provide a combination to best suite the hauling requirements.

Driving Economy

For the new and growing family less maintenance and less stops at the gas pump are necessary to keep the budget balanced. The 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan AVP does just that. Powered by the Best-in-Class 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine that produces 283 horse power and an estimated 17 MGP city and 25 MPG highway.

New and used Dodge Grand Caravan’s are available for sale at Hoyte Chrysler Durant located at 2005 West Main Street in Durant Oklahoma.  We may be contacted by calling 580-924-7500 or visit us on the web at hoytechryslerdurant for a complete listing of current bargains on New Specials and Used Specials. You can like us on Facebook, pin us on  Pinterest, or follow us on Twitter.

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2015 Dodge Challenger SRT™ Hellcat – A New Bred

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT™ Hellcat – A New Bred

 

2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat Hoyte Chrysler Durant

Putting you foot to the metal is a old term for pushing the accelerator to the floor, the head snaps back against the head rest and that surge of adrenalin that comes from the excitement of an explosion forward from a standstill to speeds one can only imagine is something only a few experience. Today this feeling and excitement is possible from a car that can be purchased from Hoyte Chrysler Durant.

This car is the all new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat from Dodge.  Designed with Street Racing Technology to perform at the highest levels this super car is for those few who want more in a muscle car. A car that meets the highest of completion levels on the weekend and while at the same time can be driven to work on Monday morning.  A car that is the envy of those who are looking at it when passing by and have thoughts of “I wish I had one like that”.

 Born in a Wind Tunnel

Dodge has spent countless hours in a wind tunnel perfecting the aerodynamics of the car. Tweaking it to the highest level of wind resistance and improving the overall performance. This car is not for everyone. It is not for those who are not ready for high performance driving. It is however for the few who are ready to get out on the track on the weekends and enjoy the thrill of muscle and speed and then return to everyday driving afterwards.  Powered by a factory supercharged 707 HP 6.2 HEMI V8 engine and a venerable Tremec six-speed manual  or TorqueFlite 8–speed automatic  transmission and supported by a higher capacity clutch for maximum performance this car is desired by those who want a viper in a street car. With adjustable suspension and sway bars for maximum control when cornering and accelerating the SRT Hellcat is a cut above.

 Challenger Design

 

Dodge Challenger Hellcat Hoyte Chrysler Durant

Keeping with the Challenger design made popular back in the 70’s the exterior of this iconic muscle car is designed with the 1971 taillights brought back. The driver’s side parking lamp is used for an air intake to assist the 6.2L HEMI® SRT® Hellcat engine achieve maximum cooling proficiency, horsepower and torque making this the most powerful V8 engine Chrysler Group has ever produced.  For maximum breaking 15.4 inch Brembo® two-piece front brake rotors are used to ensure maximum breaking is achieved along with superior break cooling.

The interior offers a positive center console and leather seats for comfort and control when driving at any speed. Surrounded by classic gauges and sweeping console that places all controls are at your finger tips putting you in-control.

The all new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT® Hellcat may be purchased from Hoyte Chrysler Durant. Scheduled for release in 3Q of 2014 now is the time to step up to the fast lane. We will send you on your way with Street Racing Technology. We are located at 2005 West Main Street in Durant Oklahoma. We may be contacted by calling 580-924-7500 or visit us on the web at hoytechryslerdurant for a complete listing of current bargains on New Specials and Used Specials. You can like us on Facebook, pin us on  Pinterest, or follow us on Twitter.

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Paddle Shifters – Shifting Gears Safely

Paddle Shifters – Shifting Gears Safely

 

Paddle shifters Hoyte Chrysler Durant

Paddle shifters; is this a new word in the automobile industry or something that has been around a long time? Actually it has been around a long time going back to the early 1900’s when a method of shifting gears was mounted on a steering wheel to shift gears up and down without a clutch.  Originally designed primarily for racing today it is utilized in modern automobiles for the same purpose although it is not necessary for racing , but to allow the driver to control a semi-automatic transmission by selecting  manual shifting on the gear selection leaver, whether it on the steering column or the center console.

It consist of two leavers, one each mounted on each side of the steering wheel. When the manual selection is engaged this allows the driver to manually shift gears safely without removing the hands from the steering wheel. The slitting is done electronically by moving one of the paddles. One of the paddle shifts the transmission gears up, the other shifts the gears down one gear each time the leaver is moved.

Uses of Paddle Shifters

This method of controlling the proper gear to drive in has a lot of advantages.  A great example of this shifting method is driving in stop and go traffic. While it is not know how much damage can be don e to a transmission when an automatic transmission is continually shifting gears when the vehicle is moving forward and then slowing down at erratic times it has a tendency to overheat the transmission which over time does place undue ware on the transmission gears. Using the paddle shifter when in the manual selection keeps the transmission in the gear selected by the driver to assist in breaking during those times when the speed is slow.

Driving in uneven terrain or mountainous roads is another use of the paddle shifters. Climbing a steep incline can cause the transmission to shift gears in an abnormal and erratic manner again resulting in transmission over heating and unnecessary ware on the gears. On steep downhill inclines downshifting to lower gears will assist in breaking the vehicle and slow overheating and unnecessary break ware. Over heated breaks is one of the primary causes of brake failure. This is especially helpful when hauling and towing heavy loads

SRT Racing using Paddle Shifters

 

Challenger SRT Hoyte Chrysler Durant

Paddle Shifters are used exclusively in the 2014 SRT® series of fine Street Racing Technology offered by Chrysler Group LLC and Hoyte Chrysler Durant when driving in racing conditions. Unlike a manual transmission the semi-automation transmission is designed to prove smooth and efficient changing of the gears while at the same time minimizing the stress placed on the drive train under extreme conditions. These fine vehicles include the SRT® Viper, Chrysler 300 SRT®, Dodge Charger SRT®, Dodge Challenger SRT® and Grand Cherokee SRT®.   Another SRT® designed vehicles is the Dodge Durango designed for rugged travel under all road conditions and the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee for the best Jeep has to offer. All are equipped with paddle shifters to assist the driver in smooth and safe travels.

These vehicles with the powerful HEMI® V8 engine is featured at Hoyte Chrysler Durant. We have a large selection of new and used vehicles with the latest in SRT technology for sale. Our friendly dealership is located is located at 2005 West Main Street in Durant Oklahoma. We may be contacted by calling 580-924-7500 or visit us on the web at hoytechryslerdurant for a complete listing of current bargains on New Specials and Used Specials. You can like us on Facebook, pin us on  Pinterest, or follow us on Twitter.

 

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2014 Dodge Journey Crossroad – A Rugged and Ready Journey

2014 Dodge Journey Crossroad – A Rugged and Ready Journey

 

2014 Dodge Journey Crossroad front Hoyte Chrysler Durant

Introducing the all new 2014 Dodge Journey Crossroad, a rugged, ready to go and capable 7 passenger crossover that is ready for adventure.  Let’s start with a body design that is bold, add an interior that is comfortable but rugged, a motor and drive train that has the horsepower and torque for towing the boat or camper to that long awaited hideaway.  Now, add 26 MPG highway and you are ready for 500 miles on a tank of gas of true adventure. Add all wheel drive (AWD) to provide added traction on snow, ice and other low-traction surfaces by transferring power from wheels without traction to wheels with traction. This is a rugged but refined SUV providing what the driving public is looking for.  The all new 2014 Dodge Journey Crossroad is ready for adventure on the weekends, transporting the kids to school, and then to work during the week. It is ready for a vacation of camping in remote places for that adventure that can only be accomplished with a vehicle that is rugged and ready to carry the family or a group of friends to those special places others only dream about.

Bold and Rugged Design

 

2014 Dodge Journey Crossroad Hoyte Chrysler Durant

Excitement comes in the bold face of this Dodge Journey Crossroad. It is the forward look of platinum chrome accented front fascia with a black grill and piercing headlamps and fog lamps.  Those viewing from behind will see a rear fascia also accented with platinum chrome and dark-tinted tail lamps. To get you to those remote places 19-inch aluminum wheels and all-wheel-drive for a smooth journey over the roughest terrain are available. Keeping with the design new for the Journey Crossroad are platinum chrome roof rails for tying down extra gear and lower side stills that accent a rouged but efficient exterior profile.

The interior is as rouged as the exterior. Outfitted with new premium seating materials to carry the whole family and cargo to those out of the way places, the spacious 7-passenger seating easily transforms by lowering the rear or second row of seats to accommodate cargo for the camping adventure.

High-Tech in Every Way

With you’re “Enter ‘n Go™ key fob that unlocks the Crossroad even in remote places to gain access to a 10-way power seat the driver has total control of comfort.  Connecting you to the latest in-car communications and entertainment is the latest in technology. Uconnect® technology includes a touch-screen display for music, navigation, that’s 8.4 inches of display for ease of viewing throughout the vehicle.  The second and third row passengers enjoy an available DVD entertainment system with premium speakers, two sets of wireless headsets to keep the sound contained to the viewer and a remote control. The center console features remote a USB port and auxiliary audio input and storage. For game devices or audio hookups a 115-volt/150 watt two prong power outlet is available

Remember your next adventure waits in a new 2014 Dodge Journey Crossroad from Hoyte Chrysler Durant. Leave the trail behind and explore nature. When considering your next vehicle purchase a great selection of new and used Dodge Journey’s are available for sale at Hoyte Chrysler Durant. We are located at 2005 West Main Street in Durant Oklahoma. Contact us by calling 580-924-7500 or visit us on the web at hoytechryslerdurant for a complete listing of current bargains on New Specials and Used Specials. You can like us on Facebook, pin us on  Pinterest, or follow us on Twitter.

 

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2014 Dodge Charger – Built on 100 Years of Performance

2014 Dodge Charger – Built on 100 Years of Performance

 

2014 Dodge Charger 100 Tear Edition Hoyte Chrysler Durant

100 years in the driver’s seat. That is a long time to be driving a car. Not the same car of course, but with the same beauty, strength, and speed. The 2014 Dodge Charger has come a long way during the 100 years Dodge has manufactured superb cars starting back in 1915 when the Dodge Brothers first produced an automobile. Their history of first manufacturing engines for other companies lead to the knowledge and craftsmanship we see in modern Dodge automobiles today. While over the years the company founded by the Dodge Brothers has sold a number of times, Chrysler Group LLC purchased Dodge back in 1928 and it still maintains the standards of excellence the Dodge Brothers established in the early years of automobile production.

100th Anniversary Dodge Charger

I love history and how it flows through the years and eventually ends at the present day. However, that is not the subject of this blog. Understanding how we have arrived at today’s 2014 Dodge Charger is important and Dodge is celebrating with the 100th Anniversary Edition of the famous Dodge Charger. While the Charger has not been in production for 100 years it was preceded by famous cars such as the Lancer and Plymouth that lead to the popularity we see today.

Race Track Style

Power and performance are important. Providing the power is the famous 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine that with a head to headrest surge excites any driver or passenger.  Delivering 363 horsepower and 16 city/ 25 hwy MPG with outstanding performance and the boost that also provides a smooth relaxing ride at any speed and when power is not required the Fuel Saver Technology takes over to save that precious petro. If less power is desired selecting the 3.6L Pentastar® V6 VVT for outstand fuel ecomony and efficiency will give a smooth ride with ease on the pocketbook. Voted one of Ward’s 10 Best Engines for 2013 this outstanding engine delivers 31 MPG highway .

With 100 years of manufacturing the finest in automobiles and engines Dodge has come a long way. Featuring a selection of Cars, SUV’s and Crossovers each designed with the customer in mind for many years of longevity and reliability Dodge will be serving happy customers for the next 100 years and beyond.

Available in the Charger GXT Plus and R/T models from Hoyte Chrysler Durant in Durant Oklahoma you can be the proud owner of this muscle car that will be admired and driven for many years to come. We are located at 2005 West Main Street in Durant Oklahoma and offer a full selection of New and Used Cars, Trucks, and SUV’s.  We also offer a full line of Dodge Charger models with the same design, quality of workmanship as the 100th Anniversary Edition.

Contacted us by calling 580-924-7500 or visit us on the web at hoytechryslerdurant for a complete listing of current bargains on New Specials and Used Specials. You can like us on Facebook, pin us on  Pinterest, or follow us on Twitter.

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2014 Dodge Challenger – Muscle Up to Technology

2014 Dodge Challenger – Muscle Up to Technology

2014 Challenger 100 aniv edition Hoyte Dodge

Consider the iconic design of the new 2014 Dodge Challenger. This is a car design that has endured through the years and is still popular with earlier generations and with the fast moving generation of today.  Both generations have and now demand their cars to perform at the highest of standards. Not only with the best and latest of engines, also with the latest of modern technology.

Looking back at the early design of the Dodge Challenger the body style has remained close to the same. A few changes have occurred such as grill and hood design, but for the most part it is the same as the modern Challenger. This says a lot about its popularity over the years. Retaining its true muscle car identity has been important to Dodge and the Chrysler Group.

Focusing on today’s 2014 Dodge Challenger brings us to the fore front of modern technology. The Challenger was already the best, now it is the best of the best.  Imagine a muscle car with  the legendary 5.7L HEMI® V8 under the hood producing 375 horsepower with a five speed transmission with paddle shifters, that equates to 410 pound-feet of torque with your foot in command, or for those who do not want that much horsepower consider the famous 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine delivering a whopping 305 horsepower.  For those who want total control consider the six-speed manual transmission.  My advice is to put the head against the headrest before the foot goes down. Drive one at Hoyte Dodge in Sherman Texas for that thrill you have been missing.

Technology and Comfort Captured

Now we have the thrill of high performance under control and we are ready to cruise. Just sitting behind the wheel opens up a whole new world of entertainment and passenger enjoyment.  The Uconnect® System features large high resolution touch screen access with a CD, DVD, and MP3 player, an internal 40-GB hard drive, voice command with Bluetooth® including traffic updates, an enhanced GPS, and the popular SiriusXM® Satellite Radio. These are just a few of the modern communications and technology enhancements available in the modern Challenger.

2014 Dodge Challenger Cockpit Hoyte Dodge

The cockpit is a world within its own. When you first sit down in the driver’s seat, look around and marvel at the technology around you.  Seating for five, leather steering wheel and shift knob along with that feel of motion before starting the engine. The comfort of the bucket seats means you are ready to get started.

So, the gas guzzler, high performance Challenger of the past has been replaced with the fuel efficient, high performance Challenger of today. Technology has made vast improvements.

Challenger Dealership

The 2014 Dodge Challenger is offered by Hoyte Chrysler Durant in six models in addition to three Special Edition Models. Today’s muscle car can be purchased from Hoyte Chrysler Durant.  We are located at 2005 West Main Street in Durant Oklahoma and offer a full selection of New and Used Cars, Trucks, and SUV’s.

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My First Car – A 1948 Dodge Sedan

My First Car – A 1948 Dodge Sedan

1948DodgeSedanRay

Do you remember your first car? I am sure you do. There is an event in everyone’s life that we cherish and do not forget.  My first car was a 1948 Dodge 4 door sedan.  Be patience with me while I reminisce and turn my thoughts back to my high school days. Having just turned 16 and full of life I wanted a car to drive to school, on dates and to show off driving down Main Street in a long possession just to impress our classmates. Back in those days there was barely enough money to provide for the family. My father was the sole provider for the family and was not financially able buy me a car.  I found a 1948 Dodge Sedan for sale. It was not in the best of shape, but the motor was good. Naturally I wanted the latest mussel car like the rich kids had so I could show off and be the hit at school, but this would have to do. I had saved enough money from my paper route earnings to purchase it. Daddy was great and allowed it to be registered in his name since I was still too young.

Now the work began. Saving my money and slowly fixing it up with a new paint job, new upholstery and a custom radio.  A loud radio was must and it still is popular with today’s generation.  As it turned out I soon became a very popular kid in school. Over the next few years after the end of the school day my 1948 Dodge sedan became the place to be. I could carry a lot of friends to the popular hangout and show off with the best.  The front seat was smaller than the back seat making it easier for a girl to sit close. The back seat would carry 4 with space to spare.

Why am I sharing my early years? Mussel cars were popular. The Chevy Coupe along with the Dodge Challenger with a HEMI V8 was the most popular. Here I was driving a 6 cylinder flathead engine with a 3-speed fluid drive transmission that had stood the test of time while running smooth down Main Street alongside the captain of the football team. This was a highlight in my life I will never forget.  Dodge manufactured quality cars back then and continues to do so today.

Dodge Cars Hoyte Dodge

Today the family of Dodge cars is still just as popular. We are all adults now with the thoughts and memories of past days, but the Dodge is still with us. It is still as popular as it was back then. A lot of changes have taken place over the years. The HEMI V8 engine was popular back then. It is still going strong after over 45 years.  Changes have brought us the economic 292-horsepower Pentastar® V6 delivering outstanding fuel economy. Gasoline is not 30 cents a gallon any more.  That old “Fluid Drive” transmission has been replaced with powerful five or eight speed automatic transmissions.

Modern Dodge Models

In 2014 Dodge offers seven different models to choose from, each with a different design to provide for the transportation requirements of the driving public. The Dodge Charger and Challengers are very popular. They still have that mussel car look and fell made popular back in the 60’s. The Dodge Avenger is an affordable family sedan that is popular with young couples, while the popular Dodge Dart has captured the interest of all age groups.

Over the years interest has turned to SUV’s, Crossovers and Mini-Vans. Dodge has not ignored this popular group of vehicles.  Available with different interior designs, the Dodge Durango, Journey, and Grand Caravan will accommodate the specific needs of a growing family.

Dodge  Cars, Crossovers, and SUV’s For Sale

They can be purchased at Hoyte  Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM  Dealership. We located at 2005 West Main Street in Durant Oklahoma and offer a full selection of New and Used Cars, Trucks, and SUV’s.  Contacted us by calling 580-924-7500 or visit us on the web at hoytechryslerdurant for a complete listing of current bargains on new and pre-owned specials. Like us on Facebook. Pin us on Pinterest or follow us on Twitter.

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