Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Take advantage of this end of the month deal!$39.95 Lube, Oil, Filter & Tire Rotation!
- 8,285 cc 8.3 liters V 10 front engine with 102.4 mm bore, 100.6 mm stroke, 9.6 compression ratio, overhead valve and two valves per cylinder EWC
- Fuel economy EPA highway (mpg): 20 and EPA city (mpg): 12
- Multi-point injection fuel system18.5 gallon main premium unleaded fuel tank
- Power: 372 kW, 500 HP SAE @ 5,600 rpm; 525 ft lb , 712 Nm @ 4,200 rpm
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The Wayfarer was the low-priced model in the all-new 1949 Dodge lineup, offering a minimum of chrome and gadgetry. Body styles on this no-nonsense edition included a three-passenger business coupe, a fastback sedan, and a convertible roadster. The business coupe, shown here, was a favorite among traveling salesmen due to its enormous trunk, ideal for hauling samples, along with the bare-bones price.
While Dodges of this era offered little in the way of luxury or style, they were well regarded for their engineering, including innovations like Fluid Drive. A hybrid of standard and automatic transmissions, this system paired a conventional manual clutch with a hydraulic coupling. Drivers could pull away from a stop light without using the clutch pedal, although at a very leisurely rate. In the years before fully automatic transmissions became widely available, Fluid Drive was an attractive and popular feature.
While the styling was all-new in 1949, it was still boxy and conservative for its time. Except for the bright metal egg-crate grille, there wasn’t much to look at. However, the slab sides and tall roofline provided a roomy cabin with plenty of headroom. Men and women could step in and out of the Wayfarer comfortably with their hats on—a great sales point since most everyone wore a chapeau in those days (check out the couple above).
With this all these practical but not terribly glamorous features, it’s easy to see how Dodge in these years developed a reputation as an old folks’ car, especially the plain-Jane Wayfarer. All that would change a few years down the road when the Hemi V8 was introduced.
Courtesy of Dodge Redline
Friday, September 21, 2012
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Melloy Dodge Ram offers an extensive inventory of Dodge and Ram parts and accessories. Our experienced staff can help you locate hard to find Dodge car and truck parts and accessories.
Visit our Albuquerque auto parts department or fill out our convenient online auto parts order form. Check our site often for current auto parts and accessory specials! Want to personalize your vehicle? Increase it's performance? Improve fuel-economy? Our car parts department is the place to go! Our professionals have on hand, or will work to find, your needed Dodge parts.
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
And the accolades roll in. Two recent reviews of the Dodge Journey praise the sporty crossover’s functionality and fun.
Kelly Blue Book reports that “In terms of quality and design, the Journey’s interior is a cut above most, full of high-end features and clever storage compartments demanded by families on the go.” KBB’s testers especially liked the Flip ‘N Stow storage feature, Uconnect Touch 8.4 radio system, and 3.6L Pentastar V6 powerplant, which “we think is one of the most powerful, smooth-running and fuel-efficient V6 engines on the market.”
“If your growing family demands a vehicle with minivan-like proportions, but you don’t want a minivan, check out the 2013 Dodge Journey,” KBB reports. “With its available V6, 7-passenger seating and AWD, the Journey can handle most of what fits into a traditional minivan and still maintain its less-bland SUV-like appeal.”
Road & Travel Magazine reports, “Behind the wheel, we appreciated the pep of the V-6, paired with a six-speed automatic and firm control and solid handling that smoothed the driving chore without any sense of having to work at it.”
Road & Travel’s editors selected the 2012 Journey as one of its Top 10 Picks of the Year. They concluded, “You get a lot of SUV for the money.”
Courtesy of RedLine Dodge
Monday, September 17, 2012
Dodge and your neighborhood Dodge dealers have teamed up to make test-driving a new Dodge as simple and hassle-free as it can be.
Simply go to the Dodge 'Schedule A Test Drive' page and type in your info, including the date and time for a drive that works best for you. There’s also a place to enter the model, equipment, and colors that interest you. You’ll be shown a list of the closest Dodge dealers in your area—just pick the one that’s most convenient for you.
Once you’ve entered and sent your info, you’ll be personally contacted by a dealer representative within one business day to make an appointment to drive the new Dodge of your dreams.
Truly, it couldn’t be easier to get behind the wheel of a new Dodge.
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Courtesy of Dodge Redline
Thursday, September 13, 2012
In the early 1950s, Dodge produced a series of concept cars under the Firearrow name. The first two Firearrows were convertibles and, since they were designed mainly for the show car circuit, they weren’t fully functional or road-worthy. The third Firearrow was a coupe, and it was built to run as good as it looked.
Like its predecessors, Firearrow III was a joint effort between Dodge and Ghia, the Italian coach building firm. Chrysler design chief Virgil Exner gave Ghia stylist Luigi Segre free hand to create an all-new coupe body to fit on a production Dodge Royal chassis. Advanced features in Segre’s stunning design included expansive, wraparound glass—the rear window was one of the largest pieces of molded automotive glass produced up to that time.
With its lightweight coupe body combined with a Dodge Red Ram Hemi V8, the Firearrow III was an impressive performer. Dodge hired the famed female aircraft racing pilot Betty Skelton to test the coupe at the then brand-new Chrysler Proving Grounds in Chelsea, Michigan. In June of 1954 on the high-speed oval at Chelsea, she drove the Firearrow III to a new ladies’ closed course speed of 143.44 mph—wearing a dress and high heels.
Once the Firearrow III’s test and show duties were completed, the car was sent back to Italy in order to avoid the extremely high import duties then in effect. There it remained until a few years ago when the car was rediscovered and brought back to the United States. After receiving a complete, nut-and-bolt restoration to the beautiful state you see here, the Firearrow III Coupe sold at auction in 2009 for $880,000.
Courtesy of Redline Dodge
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Make new memories this year. Stop by and check out the 2013 Ram trucks. Be sure to go to the Melloy Dodge website for all of the 2012 inventory and check back soon for the 2013 models!
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
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