RAM Trucks – The Truck of Texas, Texas Pride

RAM Trucks – The Truck of Texas, Texas Pride

2013-2014 Truck of Texas

Bred and Born in Texas.  Texas pride is at the top of every Texans everyday thoughts and actions. Every State in the United Stated and Country in the world has pride in the location and place where they live. Texans are certainly no exception. When it comes to trucks a Texans chest will swell and a big smile from ear to ear will be seen. You see, a truck is every Texans pride and joy. At the top of the list is the RAM Truck. It has always been one of the favorites and in today’s world of trucks it is at the top of the list.

Why is this truck so popular? Working outdoors in Texas can be a real trying time. In the hot summers and cold winters the weather is known for wind and rain storms with blowing dust included.  These conditions are hard not only on the individual but on the truck that is being driven.  This is where pride starts, with the knowledge and confidence of knowing your truck will do the job. It will not let you down when the times are hard and will be your friend when the times are good.

Named Truck of Texas

In 2013 the RAM Lone Star edition was named the “Truck of Texas” by the Texas Auto Writers Association. This distinction is not only deserved, it has been earned. Designed specifically for Texas this award didn’t come as much of a surprise to those who own and drive it, we knew it was deserving of this high honor. What a great honor to know you are driving a truck with this kind of recognition.

Now that we have looked at the 2013 RAM Truck and marveled at it accomplishments, let’s turn to the 2014 RAM Truck. Yup, we did it again. Two years running this truck (diesel) has been awarded the coveted honor of “Truck of Texas” by that same Texas Auto Writers Association. What’s next? The summers are still hot and the winter’s cold, the RAM will keep on running and winning. It’s comes from pride of engineering, design, and hard work.

RAM is building an Award Winning Truck.

The RAM Truck has also been awarded these awards for 2014 by the Texas Auto Writers Association. No wonder our chest swells with pride.

Heavy-duty pickup – 2014 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Longhorn             Best commercial vehicle – 2014 Ram Promaster Cargo                     Luxury pickup – 2014 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn                                 Full-size pickup -2015 Ram 1500                                                                         Best technology – Ram 2500 Five-link Coil Rear suspension              Best power train – Ram/Jeep 3.0-liter V-6 EcoDiesel                              Best connectivity – Chrysler Group’s Uconnect, Access via Mobile.

2014 RAM Hoyte Dodge

It’s now your choice which truck you will own and drive. Consider the 2014 RAM award winning 1500 or a heavy duty truck from Hoyte Dodge. We specialize in trucks, RAM Trucks. Visit us for a new or used RAM truck.  We are located at 2300 North Highway 75 in Sherman Texas.  Contact us by calling 866-211-9037 or visit us at hoytedodge for a complete listing of current bargains on new and used truck specials. Like us on Facebook. Pin us on Pinterest or follow us on Twitter.

If your’ gonna live in Texas you gotta have a RAM in the garage

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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 Dodge in six models in addition to three Special Edition Models. Today’s muscle car can be purchased from Hoyte Dodge.  We are located at 2300 North Highway 75 in Sherman Texas and offer a full selection of New and Used Cars, Trucks, and SUV’s.

Contacted us by calling 866-211-9037 or visit us on the web at hoytedodge 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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2014 Chrysler Town & Country Minivan – Over 30 Years of Quality

2014 Chrysler Town & Country Minivan – Over 30 Years of Quality

2014 Chryslet Town & Country Hoyte Dodge

For over 30 years the Chrysler Town & Country Minivan has been transporting families.  For three decades its popularity as a method of carrying the kids to school, to soccer, football, or baseball practice. The young ladies to piano lessons and or drill team practice. Transporting the family to the movies or shopping. The long anticipated vacation in the summer or Mon and Dad for an evening of dinning and solitude. I could go on and on about the many usages for the Chrysler Town & Country Minivan.  Its popularity extends far beyond the family. Grand Parents drove this popular minivan as far back as 1990 when it was first introduced. Over the years it not only has grown in popularity it has had improvements to assist the driving public.

30 Years of Dedication to Building a Better Minivan

Some of these innervations include the first minivan to offer fully integrated child seats to assist the parent by providing the ultimate safety.

Speaking of safety the Town & Country was the first minivan to offer standard passenger side airbags. If an accident were to occur the deployment of these strategically placed airbags proved to the save lives of their precious cargo.

Another improvement offered first in the U.S. market is the driver-side sliding door. This allowed easier access to the rear passenger and cargo space.

Engineers had discovered that larger wheels and tires proved a smoother ride than smaller tires and wheels. They also improved miles per gallon of gas and better tire ware. 16-inch tires were introduced to enhance these performances.

This was the first minivan to offer power memory seats and mirrors for more luxury and passenger comfort.

Storage and Passenger Space to Spare

Today’s 2014 Chrysler Town & Country is a masterpiece of engineering.  Loading and unloading is very easy to do. With the Stow’n Go® Seating and Storage System folding down the second row of seats into covered floor space changes a seven seat passenger minivan into the best storage area in its class.  It is the only minivan in its class to offer a one touch power folding third row seat. Makes loading all those groceries from the market very easy.  That’s 144 cubic feet of cargo space available to transport those items to your destination. That’s a lot of soccer balls. Raise the seats from their storage space and you now have second row bucket seats and a third row of seating to transport the whole family.

The 2014 Chrysler Town & Country is offered by Hoyte Dodge in five models starting with the economical Touring model to the luxurious Limited. We are located at 2300 North Highway 75 in Sherman Texas and offer a full selection of New and Used Cars, Trucks, and SUV’s.

Contacted us by calling 866-211-9037 or visit us on the web at hoytedodge 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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Dodge RAM “One-Ton” Truck Keeps on Trucking

Dodge RAM “One-Ton” Truck Keeps on Trucking

2002 Dodge RAM 3500 Hoyte Dodge

When I see a Dodge RAM Truck working and I have the opportunity to speak with the owner I never pass up it up, no matter where it is or if it interferes with my schedule. I love to hear RAM or Dodge RAM Truck owner brag about their truck. This truck is a great example of a happy owner who stopped for lunch at a truck stop. When I approached him about his truck and asked how long he had been driving it his eyes lit up. Seizing the moment to reminisce about “ole trucks” I ask if we could sit down and talk. That talk lasted for almost an hour, hamburgers and French fries with at least 2 cups of coffee each. What an enjoyable lunch. Before parting I asked if I could share his story which he gladly gave his permission.

The truck is a 2002 Dodge RAM 3500. The owner referred to it as a “1 ton”. This name was and is  used to signify their load capacity.  Also, back when it was new the work bed was commonly called a “flat bed” to distinguish between the standard factory bed and one that is customized for a specific job or work requirement.

Longevity, reliably, and endurance are built into RAM Trucks

Purchased new and with regular maintenance the Dodge RAM Truck  has resulted in longevity, reliably and endurance most truck owners only dream about.  This Dodge RAM 3500 has 270,000 miles of travel that includes pulling multiple trailers as shown in the picture. This kind of service can only result from a well built truck. When we think of number of miles the first thought is the engine.  This 5.9L Cummins I6 Diesel has done the job. The owner informed me he is looking to keep the truck for one million miles. I am sure he will make it.  The engine is not only the part of the drive train that must endure a lot of miles. The transmission and differential along with other parts such as breaks, shock absorbers, and frame is important to keeping a truck in running condition. Normal maintenance includes changing the oil and greasing the grease points on a regular schedule. However, if it is not engineered and manufactured it will not be around for an extended period of time.

2014  RAM Heavy Duty Trucks

Now let’s turn our thoughts to the latest styles of today’s RAM Truck. The 2014 RAM 2500 and 3500 are built for heavy towing and hauling by commercial companies. They are also popular with the small business owner and as a personal truck for pulling heavy boats or RV’s.

The heavy suspension and the towing power of the proven 5.7L HEMI® V8 , the new 6.4L HEMI® V8, or the  power and impressive performance of the 6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel engines and the efficiently of the 66RFE Six-Speed Automatic Transmission  for Best-In-Class Payload and Best-In-Class  Torque all designed for the longevity, reliably and endurance we see in the 2002 Dodge RAM 1 ton.

Hoyte Dodge is featuring the 2014 RAM 2500 and RAM  3500.  We also have a selection of New RAM Trucks, Used RAM Trucks, and Used Dodge Ram’s in all models to choose from. We have great specials to offer. New Truck Specials, Used Truck Specials, Parts Specials, Service Specials, and Tire Specials.

We are located at 2300 North Highway 75 in Sherman Texas. We may be contacted by calling 866-211-9037 or visit us on the web at hoytedodge.

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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 Dodge Chrysler RAM Jeep Dealership. We located at 2300 North Highway 75 in Sherman Texas and offer a full selection of New and Used Cars, Trucks, and SUV’s.  Contacted us by calling 866-211-9037 or visit us on the web at hoytedodge 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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