Miami Lakes Automall Tailgate

Best Tailgate Vehicles and Tips for Spirited Pre-Gaming

Miami Lakes Automall TailgateWith the start of the NFL and the college football seasons, the new Hard Rock Stadium has been busy with all of the tailgating fans of the Miami Dolphins and the University of Miami Hurricanes. The smell of BBQ is never far off and there’s always a cooler with a cold one that has your name on it.

If you’re looking for ways to make this year’s tailgates the best you’ve ever hosted, here are a couple tips and vehicles that have great features (like built-in coolers, tailgate seats, and even a built-in vacuum) to make your tailgating experience great. It’s worth the investment as tailgating will never die, save for global nuclear fallout and the zombie apocalypse.

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Miami Lakes Dodge Challenger Hellcat Carlex Design

2 Crazy Custom Dodge Challenger Interiors + Factory Options

Miami Lakes Dodge Challenger Hellcat Carlex Design

The Dodge Challenger has got to be one of the coolest vehicles out there. The smooth handling, the feel of the engine accelerating, the sheer, ferocious look some of them obtain (here’s looking at you, SRT Hellcat). But two organizations have made it even cooler with their extreme custom interiors.

Though Dodge offers many factory styling options that make for a very, very nice cockpit, one-of-a-kind interiors are always inspiring.  Here’s a look at two crazy custom Dodge Challenger interiors we found on the Internet and the factory options available to buyers.

The SRT Hellcat from Hell

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Dodge Durango SRT in 2017 or 2018 – Is It True?


There have been rumors floating around that Dodge may produce a performance Dodge Durango SRT in 2017 or 2018, and from a recent stream of articles, the rumor may be true.

Although it is not official, Dodge and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) officials have made several comments that the FCA and Dodge are focusing their efforts to focus on production of trucks and SUVs. So the addition of a performance Durango would make sense. Additionally, from the tweaks and changes Dodge recently announced on the 2017 model lineup, a Durango SRT would be a nice addition to the recently condensed 2017 Durango lineup.

So what could we expect if Dodge were to create an SRT Durango? Power and performance.  It is expected that a Durango SRT would be equipped with the same 6.4-liter V8 SRT engine that is currently used in the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT models. This engine generates up to 475 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque.

This new engine world just be icing on the cake to the current Durango lineup, which is already full of powerful and practical features. The Durango has plenty of room for kids, their friends and beach or soccer equipment in the seven passenger, three-row SUV. When the driver needs room for cargo, the vehicle’s 60/40 Second-Row 60/40 fold and tumble seats and 50/50 split third-row folding seats easily fold down and provide 84.5 cubic feet of space. Read the rest of this entry >>

Dodge Challenger track times

0-60 in a Flash, Dodge Track Times and Local Tracks

Dodge Challenger track times

American muscle cars like the Dodge Challenger, the Charger or even a performance car like a Dodge Viper fit in on the colorful Miami and Fort Lauderdale streets quite well. Not only is South Florida all about performance vehicles, but its residents are also about making a statement, whether by clothes or car, so those Dodge cars are excellent for cruising the beach. Aside from joy rides, if you live in South Florida and drive a performance car, you can also test out your car’s horsepower and speed on the local tracks — have you been yet?

If you are looking for a good Dodge dealership to purchase a hot and fast car or to find out a nearby track you can test your performance car out, we have you covered at Miami Lakes Automall. Read below for track info and the Dodge Challenger, Charger and Viper track times.

Test your Dodge Performance Model on the Track

There are two tracks located in South Florida where adrenaline junkies and performance car owners can test their personal car on a speedway — Homestead Miami Speedway and Palm Beach International Speedway. Both tracks offer classes by trained professional drivers that can show drivers how to safely maximize their car’s performance and allow drivers to bring and drive their own cars out on select days. Don’t fret if you don’t achieve optimal performance at first, just have fun seeing how fast your car can drive on a real race track. Read the rest of this entry >>


2016 Minivan Comparison: Dodge Grand Caravan and Nissan Quest


If you have a growing family, a band or just like a vehicle that has plenty of room for passengers, a minivan is an excellent choice. Only the best minivans survived the small minivan market and today there are only seven different minivans available. Here’s a comparison between two of the most affordable minivans in 2016, the Dodge Grand Caravan and Nissan Quest.

2016 Dodge Grand Caravan R/T

Affordability and options are important to the minivan market, and the Dodge Grand Caravan lineup has that in spades. Knowing that finances are important to a growing family or business, Dodge created the Dodge Grand Caravan American Value Package (AVP), which has a starting price of $23,595 making it the most affordable minivan on the market by almost $3,000.

However, to give people options, Dodge created the Grand Caravan R/T, a minivan infused with Road/Track technology, giving it a little more zest than the average minivan. Not only does this minivan offer optimal power, it also comes with excellent interior space, modern tech and Stow ‘n Go seating.  The MSRP for the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan R/T starts at $32,495.

2016 Nissan Quest Platinum

The Nissan Quest is another family minivan that’s roomy and versatile. The base Nissan Quest, the Quest S, starts at $26,580, making it one of the most affordable minivans, but still nowhere near the Grand Caravan’s affordability. However, the top Nissan Quest trim, the Quest Platinum, does offer a lot of power and bells and whistles like the Grand Caravan, but buyers are going to pay for that, MSRP for the 2016 Nissan Quest Platinum starts at $42,230. Read the rest of this entry >>