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Exploring a Great South Florida Neighborhood: Coconut Grove

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Our customers come from all over South Florida for a new car or to get their car serviced at our service department, so we get to hear about all of the cool little neighborhoods scattered throughout the city and Coconut Grove is one that has been coming up quite a bit lately. Have you heard about it? It’s a pretty cool neighborhood located about 40 minutes from Miami Lakes. We checked it out for ourselves and this is what we learned.  

Coconut Grove is a pretty, cute neighborhood located south of downtown Miami. Even though it isn’t a far drive from the busy downtown area, it has a completely different vibe. Coconut Grove is a laid back community that has a lot of art and community events. The neighborhood has been thriving for more than a hundred years and it seems to get better as it ages. Whether you are looking for a new place to go for a night out, a neighborhood to live in, or a weekend getaway, Coconut Grove has a lot to offer.

Food

Coconut Grove has a variety of dining styles from fun and casual to fine dining. In the mood for a relaxing place to grab a bite and have a couple of drinks? Check out Barracuda Taphouse, El Taquito. If you’re a college student attending nearby University of Miami, you might want to just skip the food and go to Fat Tuesdays for a frozen alcoholic drink available in any flavor you could imagine.

If you are celebrating a special occasion some finer options include: Panorama Restaurant Sky Lounge, Spasso and more..

Sightseeing and Attractions

Midori Gallery: Visit the Midori Art Gallery in Coconut grove to experience oriental art. Enjoy a new culture, purchase a asian antique, and explore two floors of paintings and antiques. The gallery contains pieces from 3500 BC all the way into the 1920s. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Boost Your “Dad Brand”

 

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The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan has quickly established itself as “safe” minivan brand. However, the brand has also established itself as the comedic “dad brand”. If you haven’t seen the Jim Gaffigan Pacifica commercials, you should. Who knew a minivan brand could be so funny.

Exhausting

This commercial is truly hilarious. However, through the humor Jim Gaffigan displays several key features on the Chrysler Pacifica that make it a great vehicle for traveling or moving, like Stow ‘N Go seating and Stow ‘N Vac and a lot of extra storage space.

Stow ‘N Go seating allows the second row seats to fold into the floor, which creates a flat surface for cargo. The Stow ‘n Vac is a great feature for families because the vacuum is built into the minivan allowing for an easy and fast clean. Next time you move, the van can be loaded up with the family, boxes and your pets, and still be comfortable

Earn It

This Jim Gaffigan commercial highlights some of the Pacifica’s available safety features — the lane departure warning plus system. LaneSense Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist+ measures the vehicle’s position within lane boundaries and monitors the vehicle’s movement. The system alerts the driver during unintentional lane drifts and, using the electric power steering system, will help course correct the vehicle back into the lane if the driver does not respond.

Other available tech safety features include forward collision warning, 360 degree surround camera, adaptive stop and go cruise control, and rear park assist. These features are available options for all trims and models, but come standard on the Pacifica Limited

Tennis Best Gift

One of the minivans coolest and most convenient safety features is displayed as Gaffigian parallel parks like a champ with the help of parallel park assist. With just a turn of the transmission “knob,” the van is able to basically parallel park itself. This feature is available on any trim of the van and it is a great feature for those who either don’t like to parallel park or want assistance when parallel parking in a larger vehicle.

UConnect Theater

This commercial shows only some of the excellent entertainment features that are included with the Uconnect Theater Package, which is included on the Pacifica Touring L Plus and available on the Pacifica Limited.  Unlike entertainment systems on other minivans, this system provides watching and gaming entertainment, great for long road trips.

The Uconnect Theater Package comes with a Blu-Ray DVD Player, USB port and has an HDMI port that allows passengers to connect to gaming devices and other display controllers. The system includes wireless headphones and a remote control, so what one passenger is listening to won’t bother other passengers or the driver. Additionally, the system’s alternator charges the vehicle’s battery whenever the engine is running and supplies additional electric power for the vehicle’s electrical systems.

Check them out and let us know what you think. Come down to Miami Lakes Automall, and get a Pacifica to have family fun in, and increase your “dad brand”.

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Pacifica Takes Home an Award at Topless in Miami

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Topless in Miami is an annual convertible car competition organized by the Southern Automotive Media Association. This year, a new category was added for vehicles with a panoramic sunroof. These sunroofs allow not just the driver, but the rear passengers as well enjoy the view and open air feeling that a standard sunroof provides.

The Southern Automotive Media Association is a group of media professionals who focus on automotive news and subjects. They are professionals that include: journalists, advertising and marketing professionals, and corporate communications specialists. These are the individuals who come together to judge the Topless in Miami contest.
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Chrysler 300 Celebrates 60 Years By Saluting Their Drivers

As Chrysler’s 300 turns 60 this year, they took to advertising to show their appreciation for their loyal customers.  In a sixty second television commercial that aired from April thru June, Game of Throne’s favorite, Peter Dinklage narrates a dramatic piece honoring the American entrepreneur.  

Also featured are small business owners, self-employed contractors, artists and designers who exemplify the hard work and determination it takes to rise to the top. Being as the campaign ran from April through June, you may have missed it, but please do watch it.  If you’ve any appreciation for Peter Dinklage,  the stunning Chrysler 300 or sixty seconds of drama, you will undoubtedly be glad you watched it.

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Why the Chrysler 200 is the Midsize Car of 2015

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2015 wasn’t exactly a banner year for midsize sedans.  (You remember midsize sedans, right?  The cars that aren’t crossovers.)  Sales in the SUV and CUV market have risen so dramatically it feels as though they have taken over the market.

Midsize CUVs have seen an increase of 3.6% from last years sales while midsize SUV’s saw a 23% increase.

This increase of sales in crossovers has unfortunately had a negative impact on the relatively small 16 vehicle midsize car segment.  Sales in this segment have dropped 3.4% from the same period last year.

These numbers mean that competition has become fierce. Miami Chrysler knows all about it.  However, among the competition, one sedan has stood out from its peers and has actually seen an increase in sales.

 The Chrysler 200 has been experiencing an unprecedented rise in sales.  

In just the first seven months of this year, the Chrysler 200 has seen a 128% rise in sales.  Given the competitive climate, why would only one car be experiencing this kind of growth?

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Should I Buy a Discontinued Car?

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The Chrysler 300 SRT. The Chrysler 200 Sedan. The Jeep Compass and Patriot.

A number of popular vehicles have been discontinued over the years, and the retirements could be attributed to a variety of factors, whether it’s slumping sales or a company shakeup.

Considering how many cars are produced each year, it’s likely you’ll come across one discontinued vehicle during your search for a new car. While there are some car buyers who will swear off a discontinued vehicle completely, there’s no reason to not make the purchase, especially if the vehicle has caught your eye.

There must be a number of negative factors that accompany a discontinued vehicle, right? Not really. In fact, there can be more positive outcomes when opting for a retired vehicle. Before you head out to your local Miami Chrysler dealer, read our guide to see if you should be going with a discontinued car…

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