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Dodge Charger Inspired Crossover Coming To Chrysler

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How does Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) keep one of their main brands alive in the ever growing crossover market? Chrysler is taking a page out of another one of FCA’s brands, the success Dodge vehicle lineup and will be producing a new crossover based off the Dodge Charger, according to Allpar.com. Chrysler currently only has a single vehicle in any car segment, the full-size sedan Chrysler 300. Their successful minivan, the Chrysler Pacifica and Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid models, represent their only other models. Now, a crossover will be planned to attract drivers to the nearly century-old brand.

A Glance At Chrysler’s Crossover and SUV History

Chrysler first debuted in 1925 and has headquarters in Michigan. This new vehicle will be only their second SUV ever and second crossover. The first crossover was actually the Pacifica, back when it was a mid-size crossover with model years ranging from 2004 till 2008. The first SUV was the short-lived Aspen that ran from 2007-2009 over a decade ago. The Pacifica was rebranded when it took over for the Town & Country in 2016. The Aspen was a luxury, three-row SUV based off the Dodge Durango (Dodge is another brand under the FCA umbrella) and while the Aspen was capable of seating up to eight and looked quite nice, it only had one trim, the Limited and ended after three years due to slow sales.

Today, the crossover SUV market is different and holds the market place ransom with the largest segment of vehicle sales in the United States. According to Quartz, it’s expected to grow to half of the market by 2020. SUVs have averaged a 12 percent compound annual growth rate over the 12 years from 2005 to 2017. Cars only grew two percent over that same span. Chrysler wisely needs a vehicle in that growing segment and with the success of their 300 and Pacifica models, they can make it happen easily. With the success of the crossover vehicles today, matching high technology with better fuel economy ratings, there’s no doubt Chrysler will aim to find the sweet spot customers are looking for today. So, what can Chrysler fans expect this vehicle to resemble?

What Will This Crossover Look Like?

Taking a page from the Dodge Charger, a sharp and bold front is expected. The Charger has kept it’s look and has not changed much over the 13 years of production. There’s a belief of  Allpar that the vehicle might gain the 300 nameplate, since the 300 is expected to end, but they could also bring the Town & Country name back. Whether or not the vehicle will have all-wheel-drive or go with the current Chrysler vehicles theme of front-wheel-drive is also yet to be known. FCA has found success in their Jeep®, Ram, and Dodge brands in recent years and will look to bring back attention to their longest-tenured brand in Chrysler.

In 2018, the Chrysler Pacifica accounted for 70 percent of their sales versus the Chrysler 300, so the market for larger vehicles is certainly there. Consumers want a larger vehicle with more versatility and pairing those needs of a larger vehicle with the high-performance abilities and look of something like the Charger makes sense. The Chrysler crossover is expected sometime next decade will be a surefire hit if it embraces the best parts of the Charger, it’s FCA brand cousin. There’s one place to check out to drive new Chrysler and new Dodge vehicles.

Come For A Test Drive At Miami Lakes Automall

Miami Lakes Automall has the new 2019 Chrysler 300 and 2019 Chrysler Pacifica available for a test-drive. We’re thrilled to help our customers find the vehicle they are hoping to drive home. We will assist with any buying, leasing, selling or trade-in offers. Our inventory of new vehicles and the line-up of over 400 pre-owned vehicles is second-to-none!

Experiencing any current of on-going issues with your current vehicle lately? Let us help. Our service team will make sure you’re back on the road quickly with a simple appointment. Allow our friendly service techs to resolve any vehicle problems in a timely fashion. We look forward to being your center for all things automotive!

 

2019 Dodge SRT Miami Lakes

Why Muscle Cars Will Outlive the Average Sedan

2019 Dodge SRT Miami Lakes

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Everyone knows a muscle car when they see them, and especially when they hear them. There’s a loud sound that erupts from a muscle car when the driver puts the pedal to the metal, as they say. As the number of passenger cars is disappearing in record numbers, one thing is certain, that won’t be the case for muscle cars; at least not any time soon and at least not with Dodge. Dodge has stated that they will produce their long-standing muscle cars, the Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger for another half-decade.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is responsible for the Dodge brand and they did announce the end for the Dodge Dart and the Chrysler 200 passenger car. Ford has done the same with their Ford Fusion and Ford Fiesta soon to be extinct. Across the automotive industry, there have been companies pulling back on once popular car entries like the Buick LaCrosse, which General Motors Co. has discontinued. Chevrolet also has revealed the end of the Impala as sales for these vehicles have dwindled.

Why the Muscle Car Will Survive

There’s no way to know for sure, but Dodge is committed to making their muscle cars stand out and stay relevant as they have for many decades. In fact, the Dodge Challenger rose up three percent in 2018 sales over 2017 numbers. That is good news for fans of the remarkably fast muscle car produced by Dodge. Dodge knows from the top down the fascination with their high-performance vehicles.

“What’s dying is the commoditized, four-door nothingburger, no-personality cars. Muscle cars have a really well-defined personality and positioning, ” said Tim Kuniskis, who ran the Dodge brand at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV from 2013 to early 2018, before taking over Jeep North America.

The Beginning of the Sedan’s End

What has helped FCA move from the sedan market is the average price for the muscle cars they sell. At around $36,000, it helps to offset the money made by sedan cars, as of 2016 Dodge truly began to move from the sedan market. While the profit from trucks and SUVs, which are growing in popularity, the muscle car market remains steady. Another reason that Dodge and FCA have had success with their muscle cars, the Dodge Challenger has not changed its platform model since 2011 and even longer for the Dodge Charger, not since 2008. Rather than having to entirely redesign their vehicles for newer more electric-based designs, they have been able to see profits for a long time without having to redesign the wheel.

Retail sales for large passenger cars is down 21 percent across the board, according to sales set in 2018, but that hasn’t affected the large muscle cars of Dodge. Thanks to their latest series of SRT (street and racing technology vehicles) like the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye, which carry incredible horsepower and speed, they are beautiful, powerful and have gained the following of fans around the world for their exceptional high-performance and craftsmanship. The same can not be said about a Nissan Maxima, for example.

“There’s almost been a resurgence with some of the younger (people), even kids that aren’t of driving age that are interested in those products. Those kind of special additions and add-ons have really put some life into the vehicles,” said Jeff Schuster, senior vice president of forecasting for LMC Automotive.

Find Your New Muscle At Miami Lakes Automall

Miami Lakes Automall makes it so easy and fun for customers to find what they want and our friendly team is happy to show off our entire lineup. From our new vehicles to our pre-owned vehicles, there’s a large selection. We have the newest Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger vehicles available now. Looking for pricing options to allow you to buy what you want? Let our financing team support you for any buying or leasing needs. If you need to sell or trade-in your current vehicle, that’s all possible at Miami Lakes Automall, too.

Just visit us for a test-drive to see what you can end up with today! From our professional sales team to our entire staff at Miami Lakes Automall, we welcome you to our business with pleasure. Located at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes, Florida. Our Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram sales and service departments are open seven days a week to better serve you.

 

Dodge Enjoys Remarkable 2018 With Awards and All-New Vehicles

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There have been a lot of great moments in 2018 for the Dodge brand, including earning new awards and witnessing continued sales success. Dodge took home recognition from J.D. Power for the Highest Resale Value Midsize Sporty Car segment for the Dodge Challenger. The Dodge Charger earned the Highest Resale Value Large Car segment award. J.D. Power has been assisting customers to make better-informed decisions since 1968. Today in 2018, exactly 244 vehicle models were evaluated, comprising a sample of 650,000 completed transactions. The 2019 Dodge Durango was also awarded by Strategic Vision this year and improved upon from the previous year.

Remarkable Muscle Offered By Dodge

A breakthrough vehicle for the masses came with the latest high-end Dodge Challenger, the all-new 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye. The SRT Hellcat Redeye is a lighting fast, hardy, and a responsive muscle car – built with a 797 horsepower engine. The 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat was introduced earlier this year with increased horsepower yet again by achieving 717 horsepower, 10 more horsepower than the previous year. Both Hellcat models gain a distinguished dual-snorkel hood that pays tribute to the popular Dodge muscle cars, including the 1970 Dart Swinger and 1971 Demon.

Eight different models make up the reconfigured Challenger lineup for 2019 – including the SXT, SXT AWD, GT, GT AWD, R/T, R/ T Scat Pack, SRT Hellcat, and all-new SRT Hellcat Redeye. Various option packages extend all the upgrades, unique heritage cues and additional performance that Dodge//SRT consumers crave. The Challenger offers a broad range of engine options, including the award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 on SXT, SXT AWD, GT, and GT AWD models, the legendary 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 in the R/T models, the naturally aspirated 392 HEMI V8 on R/T Scat Pack models, the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8 on the SRT Hellcat and the all-new SRT Hellcat Redeye. There’s no good reason muscle car fans would skip the chance to drive this current line up of the 2019 Dodge Challenger.

Not Just Muscle Cars, The Durango Proves Impressive Value and Power

The newest Dodge Durango has never looked better with a class-leading maximum towing capability of 8,700 pounds and class-leading driving range. Fuel Saver Technology within its HEMI engines granting owners solid fuel economy with a 26 highway MPG rating with the rear-wheel-drive option. Altogether, the 2019 Durango is more rugged, powerful and comfortable inside than ever before. Owners have the option of three powertrain choices and provides consumers across five trims, ranging from the SXT, GT, R/T, Citadel and SRT.

Many styles and choices are available for drivers to choose from with the 2019 Durango, which took an award from Strategic Vision’s Total Quality Impact report. The Dodge Durango won the Mid-size SUV segment for the fifth time in six years! The available options are a big reason the Durango has done so well amongst customers and critics alike. A crowd pleaser three-row SUV that provides 43.3 cubic-feet of storage room and 85 cubic-feet of total storage space with both the second and third rows folded down. The 2019 Dodge Durango SRT is impressively quick traveling from 0-60 mph in just 4.4 seconds and races through a quarter-mile in only 12.9 seconds!

Find Everything Dodge With Miami Lakes Automall

We have exactly what our customers are hoping to find, including all-new 2019 Dodge Challenger and new 2019 Dodge Durango available today at Miami Lakes Automall. Curious about our pricing options to allow you to buy what you want? Reach out to our financing team, we can support you for your buying or leasing needs. Let our professional sales team guide you through our entire line-up.

Come view our latest new vehicles with over 400 pre-owned vehicles that you might not believe are actually pre-owned. Miami Lakes Automall has everything you’d hope for in a dealership. We look forward to providing you that incredible car buying experience!

2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Redeye Miami Lakes Automall

The 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Gets SRT Demon Components

2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Redeye Miami Lakes Automall

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Few vehicles are built like the incredible all-new 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye. With a world-class, supercharged 6.2-Liter V8 engine that provides owners with a remarkable 797 horsepower and 707 lb-ft of torque, that’s just the start of what makes this vehicle so impressive. Of course, part of the reason the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye is so remarkable is due to many of the same components built for the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. While the Dodge SRT Demon was capable of giving owners 840 horsepower when using high octane fuel, the parts that made the Demon such a powerhouse are now found in the newest SRT (Street Racing Technology) Dodge Challenger.

Last year, the stunning SRT Demon’s stock only included a small number, 3,330 vehicles, to be exact. Of course, the all-new 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye is not limited by a restrained run. Thankfully, there’s a lot of people that will be able to comfortably find and drive the all-new 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye.  

Meet the Newest Dodge Challenger, the SRT Hellcat Redeye  

The SRT Redeye is the highest trim available from the Hellcat, but that trim uses a 2.4-Liter supercharger for the Demon’s 2.7-Liter unit, and it hits 14.5 psi of boost—versus the 11.6 psi of the standard Hellcat — and the Demon as well. The standard Hellcat’s 6,200 rpm redline is raised to equal the Demon’s 6,500 rpm redline, and two dual-stage fuel pumps from the Demon help maintain the Hellcat Redeye’s appetite for premium 93 octane. This is part of what customers should expect from one of the world’s best high-performance muscle cars.

The SRT Demon also provided many firsts for a muscle car and some of those remarkable parts carried over to the new 2019 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye including a 41-spline half shafts (yields a 20 percent improvement in torque capacity) and high-strength steel prop shafts, netting a 15 percent gain in torque capacity. What helps thrust the Dodge Demon to begin quickly from the line is also available with the SRT Hellcat Redeye; Launch Control, Launch Assist, Line Lock, and Torque Reserve. There’s also the Power Chiller and After-Run Chiller to help cool things down at the drag strip.

The Hellcat Redeye arrives standard with a high stall torque converter, helping add 18 percent extra torque and 11 percent quicker stall speed. The Redeye’s 2.62:1 final drive ratio is similar to the Demon’s 3.09:1 final drive ratio. The pricing variance is noteworthy as the 2019 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye is priced at $71,350 MSRP (plus destination fee), which is far less than the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon’s original $86,090 sticker price. Not a bad thing to have just about the same vehicle for a vastly discounted amount. (Thanks Dodge and FCA!)

Variations Between Both Vehicles

While the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye is able to blow away most of the competition it will ever face for a quarter-mile time (just 10.8 seconds) While the Demon claimed a striking 9.65-second quarter-mile time, the Redeye is stunning with a mark of 131 mph in the same span, barely 9 mph slower than the SRT Demon.

There’s a few other differences between the Hellcat Redeye and the SRT Demon? The 18-inch Demon wheels covered in 315/40 drag radials have not been continued to the SRT Hellcat Redeye, but rather replaced with two sets of sporty 20-inch wheels including 305/35 tires. The distinguished weight-shifting suspension mode is not present on the Hellcat Redeye. The smaller, thinner 14.2-inch front brakes for track duty aren’t continued as the Hellcat Redeye carries 15.4-inch stoppers from Brembo up front. These changes aren’t enough to persuade anyone from not getting the Hellcat Redeye, but are worth noting. Any customer that has had their eyes on the latest 2019 Dodge Challenger line-up will know there’s nothing quite like the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye available today.

Drive the Latest Dodge Vehicles Today

For a chance to drive the latest Dodge vehicles, don’t hesitate to see us at Miami Lakes Automall. We take pride in offering the newest Dodge vehicles and a large pre-owned variety that will make all customers pleased.

We can help with buying, leasing or selling needs of our customers. Consider us a one-stop shop (that also includes vehicle maintenance and repairs). Visit even if you didn’t buy from us and allow our friendly service team to help out. Located at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes, Florida. Our Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram sales and service departments are open seven days a week to better serve you. Visit Miami Lakes Automall today!

 

Similarities + Differences Between Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger

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Just like some people have a hard time being able to tell twins apart from one another, some people have a hard time distinguishing the Dodge Challenger from a Dodge Charger, but just like twins, the Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger both have their own unique qualities, but they also have a lot in common, too. If you are one of the people that just can’t seem to ever remember which Dodge muscle car you see whizzing past you, here are a couple similarities and differences between the two.

Size + Doors

The Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger are very similar in size and they are both five passenger vehicles. The Dodge Charger is just over 198 inches and the Dodge Challenger is a hair under 198 inches, however, the Dodge Charger has four doors and the Dodge Challenger has two doors.

Exterior Design

The Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger have pretty different exterior designs, but one thing that’s for sure is they both have an aggressive look that lets people know they are muscle cars without ever hearing the sound of the engine. Specifically speaking though, the Dodge Challenger has a more of a traditional muscle car look and the Dodge Charger has a more modern look.

From the front to the back, the Dodge Challenger is designed to look like a blocky, widebody muscle car. Just like the original designs of the Dodge Charger and the Dodge Challenger, the 2018 Dodge Challenger has a front grille, headlights and taillights that stretch the entire width of the vehicle.Just like the original Dodge Challenger, the 2018 Challenger has four round headlights and the taillights are two long rectangles that are separated in the middle of the vehicle by “DODGE.”

Additionally, Dodge took the Challenger’s traditional muscle car look a bit further for the 2018 model year. Instead of just making the Challenger look like a widebody muscle car with its blocky design, wide grille and wide tail lights, Dodge actually made two widebody Challenger models. The new Challenger models that have the wider stance are the Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody and the Challenger SRT Demon, and they both have fender flares that are 3.5 inches wider than non-widebody Challenger models.

In comparison to the Challenger, the 2018 Dodge Charger has a curvier front end and the headlights aren’t round, there are only two instead of four, and they don’t look like they are embedded into the grille like they do on the Challenger. In the rear, the Charger has a long strip of tail lights, which is a trait of the original Dodge Charger models.

Engines

Up until the 2018 model year, the Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger had identical engine lineups. The Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger were both available with the same four engines, the 3.6L V6 engine, 5.7L HEMI V8 engine, 6.4L HEMI V8 engine and the supercharged 6.2L HEMI SRT Hellcat V8 engine. However, in 2018 a new engine was added to the Dodge Challenger lineup, and it is the most powerful engine Dodge has ever made. The new engine is the supercharged 6.2L HEMI Demon V8 engine and it produces a record-breaking 840 horsepower and 770 lb-ft of torque.

Drivetrain

Starting in 2017, the Challenger and Charger were both offered with rear-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive. Previous to 2017, AWD was only an available option on the Charger, so that gave the Charger a bit of an edge over the Challenger for consumers living in places that experience ice and snow, but now customers can get the same handling with either model.

Shaker Hood

If you ever see a modern-day Dodge muscle car and it has a “thing” sticking out of the middle of the hood, that is a shaker, and the model you are looking at is a Dodge Challenger. A shaker is a air intake that is mounted on the top of the hood, and it is only available on the Dodge Challenger.


You can come take a look at the Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger at Miami Lakes Automall. Once you see both vehicles up close, you’ll be able to figure out which one you want to take home.

Dodge Durango Makes Upcoming Road Trips Fun and Comfortable

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If you are on the hunt for a new passenger vehicle and you want an SUV you’ll be able to use for spring break and summer road trips for years to come, the Dodge Durango should be high on your list. Named by Consumer Guide Automotive as the Large SUV Best Buy for the sixth year in the row, the Durango has more than the basics covered when it comes to going on an awesome road trip.

Passengers + Cargo Capacity

Whether you are in need of a vehicle that can accomodate everyone in your family or a group of friends, the Dodge Durango has a comfortable cabin for up to seven passengers as well as plenty of room for suitcases and all of the gear you need for the beach, camping or anything else you might be doing on your journey.

The Durango is available with more than 50 different seating configurations and buyers have the option of a two-row five-passenger vehicle or a three-row seven-passenger vehicle. There are a couple different seating options for the second and third row seats. The five-passenger configuration features a second-row three-passenger bench seat, and the seven-passenger seating configurations consist of a three passenger 60/40 second-row reclining bench seat and a two-passenger 50/50 split-folding third-row seat, or a three-passenger third-row seat and two captain’s chairs in the second-row.

Towing Capacity

The Durango makes a great vehicle for road trips because it has a maximum towing capacity ranging from 6,200 pounds to best-in-class 8,700 pounds — which is plenty to tow jet skis, a small trailer or a small boat. Also, the Durango is also available as a rear-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive vehicle, so that makes towing up inclines a breeze.

The Durango is available with three engines, a 3.6-liter V6 engine, a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine and the all-new Durango SRT is available with a 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine. The 3.6-liter engine provides a towing capacity of 6,200 pounds, the 5.7L engine increases the Durango’s towing capacity of 7,400 pounds and the 6.4L engine gives the Durango SRT a best-in-class maximum towing capacity of 8,700 pounds.

Entertainment and Tech

Worried about a car full of people getting bored on the road? The Dodge Durango is available with the Premium Entertainment Group package and it includes available single- and dual-screen options, wireless headphones and a six-speaker BeatsAudio Premium Speaker System.

Of course, the Durango’s standard entertainment and tech options are impressive as well. The Durango comes standard with a 7-inch touchscreen display, Uconnect 4, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a six-speaker audio system. The Durango is also available with a few different USB ports and that helps all passengers keep their mobile devices charged up while on a long trip.

Year-Round Versatility

Road trips aside, the Durango is an excellent daily driver SUV. It has a comfortable and modern cabin that provides a safe and quiet ride. The Durango’s seating options are great for reconfiguring the vehicle to accomodate a vehicle full of family or friends or a vehicle full of groceries and the big items you just bought for the house.

Dodge Durango Availability

Miami Lakes Automall has a large selection of Dodge Durango models, including the newest Dodge Durango SRT, and you can come by and test drive them today. Miami Lakes Automall is home to seven brands, so if you want to test out more than just the Durango, you can test out our other available seven-passenger vehicles at Miami Lakes Chrysler (Chrysler Pacifica), Miami Lakes Kia (Kia Sedona) and Miami Lakes Chevy (Chevy Tahoe, Chevy Equinox and the Chevy Suburban).

2016 Dodge Dart Now Offering an SRT4

2016 Dart SRT4

While Dodge has been leading the pack on the modern day muscle cars with the Charger and Challenger, they certainly haven’t neglected the Dart. Now offering an SRT4 in their Dart engine lineup, this will up the amount of horsepower and torque produced in any Dart and will be comparative to the rest of Dodge’s turbocharged engines.

Already, Dodge dealers are excited about having the SRT4 in their lots. If you’re wondering how you’ll find the best in fuel economy, safety features and unmatchable power and top performance, the search ends with the 2016 Dodge Dart.

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The Dodge Rampage – Then and Now

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Car-trucks: the automotive industry’s identity crisis on wheels.

Hybrid in the true definition of the word, these vehicles combined the styling and mechanics of both a car and a truck.

Eye-catching in the raised eyebrow kind of way, these creations reached the height of their popularity during the 1970s before fizzling out in the mid to late 1980s.

However, the early 1980s brought about a memorable Dodge entry known as the Rampage.

Production on the Dodge Rampage ran from 1982-1984, meaning it’s been more than thirty years since these vehicles were manufactured.

So, who cares? Why are we talking about the Dodge Rampage?

Well, because it looks like Dodge plans to resurrect the Rampage for the 2016 model year, marking its return to Dodge dealers across the country.

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The New Dodge Dart: Comfort and Technology

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Are you in the market for a new Dodge Dart? Are you ready to make a purchase, but need to be sure that this is right for you? You won’t have to do much poking around to realize that this vehicle has a lot to offer.

If you are interested in a small car with big comfort and technology, this is the one for you. And guess what? You can get quite a few features, both inside and out, for a price of approximately $25,000.

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