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Chevrolet’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign is back for the eighth year to help finish the fight against breast cancer! Runde Chevrolet is proud to once again participate in this important program. Who do you drive for? Join Chevrolet and #TeamRunde in the fight against breast cancer this October! For every post on Twitter or Instagram that uses the hashtag #IDriveFor October 1-31, Chevrolet will donate $5 to the American Cancer Society (up to $400,000)! PLUS, if you stop in to Runde Chevrolet and take a photo with our #IDriveFor sign, you will get a couple free PINK Runde koozies! Nearly $10 million has been contributed to the American Cancer Society since the start of this program in 2011.
Luke Bryan re-imagined a Suburban that would work well for his hunting, fishing, outdoor lifestyle, and Chevrolet brought it to life. The concept vehicle, which was recently unveiled at the SEMA Auto Show, blends the utility of a truck with the versatility of an SUV. “This concept is all about maximizing the Suburban’s space and utility for a family that truly enjoys hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities,” said Todd Parker, Chevrolet Design director, in a press release. “There’s plenty of room for all their gear, along with added amenities that make the journey more enjoyable.” The vehicle is lifted and rides on modified 22-inch wheels. It has a roof-mounted equipment carrier with a fishing rod holder, and a swing-out liftgate, and custom spare tire mount. The concept Suburban is powered by a direct-injected 5.3L V8 engine, rated at 355 horsepower and 383 lb-foot [...]
Model year 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the first production Chevrolet truck! A century and more than 85 million trucks later, Chevrolet has become one of the most recognizable brands in the world. “The Chevy Trucks Centennial is a huge milestone for us, and is equally important to our customers,” said Sandor Piszar, Chevrolet Trucks advertising and marketing director, in a press release. To celebrate, Chevrolet will have: New 2018 Silverado and Colorado Centennial Special Editions A national rollout of the Chevy Truck Legends program Branded merchandise featuring an all-new Chevy bowtie The Silverado and Colorado Centennial Editions will include the distinctive Centennial Blue paint color and exclusive heritage bowtie emblems and 100 years badges. “Both vehicles offer our most enthusiastic fans [...]
For the seventh year, Chevrolet is hosting its Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign to help to finish the fight against breast cancer! Runde Chevrolet is proud to once again participate in this important program. Who do you drive for? Join #TeamRunde by re-tweeting our post about the #IDriveFor campaign! For every re-tweet and post using #IDriveFor and a team name hashtag on Instagram and Twitter, Chevy will donate $5 to the American Cancer Society (up to $400,000)! Over $7.8 million has been contributed to the American Cancer Society since the start of this program. For more information, visit https://www.chevrolet.com/making-strides-against-breast-cancer.html
The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is picking up awards left and right! Not only is the all-electric vehicle the 2017 Motor Trend Car of the Year and Green Car Journal’s 2017 Green Car of the Year, it is now the 2017 North American Car of the Year! “The Bolt EV fulfills Chevrolet’s promise to offer an affordable, long-range electric,” said Mark Reuss, executive vice president of GM Global Product Development, in a press release. “It is a game-changer that is not only a great electric vehicle; it’s a great vehicle — period.” The Bolt gets an EPA-estimated 238 miles per charge, five times the amount needed for the average daily commute of 40 miles! The available 240-volt charging unit offers more power than [...]
Jeanne Harrington is a loyal customer. The St. Catherine, Iowa, resident has been buying vehicles from Runde Auto Group’s Sales Manager John Riley since 1989. She was in again today to purchase a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze. She said John takes care of his customers. “I haven’t really had problems, but I know that if I need help with something, he will help,” Jeanne said. “The battery was dead a couple months ago and I called him and he told me what to do. We were in an accident a couple years ago and the car was totaled in Mineral Point and I called him and he took care of it for us. He gave us a loaner. It was great.” Before buying the Cruze, she was driving a Chevrolet Impala. “For [...]
Indy fans get ready because the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has been selected as the official pace car for this year’s Indianapolis 500. This will mark the 12th time the Corvette model has served as pace car for the grand-daddy of all races … and how appropriate since the Corvette is essentially a race car that’s designed for urban streets.  The exterior color for the pace car will be Laguna Blue Tintcoat and there will be no exterior mods to the car. Jim Campbell, GM’s VP of performance vehicles had this to say about the selection, “It is an honor to help inaugurate the all-new Corvette Stingray at the hallowed Brickyard and further the legacy between Chevrolet and the Indianapolis 500. The 2014 Corvette Stingray’s performance was influenced by racing, making this prestigious assignment even more fitting.” We’ll all anticipate this years race and the cameo appearance [...]
Indy fans get ready because the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has been selected as the official pace car for this year’s Indianapolis 500. This will mark the 12th time the Corvette model has served as pace car for the grand-daddy of all races … and how appropriate since the Corvette is essentially a race car that’s designed for urban streets.  The exterior color for the pace car will be Laguna Blue Tintcoat and there will be no exterior mods to the car. Jim Campbell, GM’s VP of performance vehicles had this to say about the selection, “It is an honor to help inaugurate the all-new Corvette Stingray at the hallowed Brickyard and further the legacy between Chevrolet and the Indianapolis 500. The 2014 Corvette Stingray’s performance was influenced by racing, making this prestigious assignment even more fitting.” We’ll all anticipate this years race and the cameo appearance [...]
Runde’s was recently honored to have San Francisco 49ers draft pick, Darius Fleming, come in to Runde Chevrolet to pick up a smoking hot Black Camaro coupe!  Darius played for Notre Dame as an outside linebacker and is training for the 49ers currently. He found time to come from his training camp in Lake Forest, IL to pick up his Camaro from our salesman, Mark Fleege. Darius was gracious enough to let us interview him. You might be surprised by some of his unique talents and what he has in common with the movie “Rudy”! Are you originally from the area? No, I’m from the south side of Chicago.  I grew up in the Beverly area, right off of Western Ave. around 119th. Did you have a nickname growing up? My nickname was Baby-D, because I was named after my uncle.   Since his name was Darius as well, they called me Baby-D so when somebody would say “Darius” it [...]
Amanda Elston loves to help animals. As a mobile veterinarian she needs a reliable truck to hold all of her medicine and equipment. Despite a two hour trip to get to here, Amanda knew that she would find what she was looking for at Runde’s. And we asked her to reflect on her pleasant experience. Where are you from? I’m from Ossian, Ia, It’s just South of Decorah, IA. It’s about a three hour drive. My boss and I made the trip. What led you to Runde’s? I’m a veterinarian and I needed a truck for work. I needed a 3/4 ton regular cab, long box truck which was actually really hard to find, but you guys had four or five of them here. Runde’s had the a great selection and options we were looking for so we decided to make the long trip to go here [...]
The Chevy Camaro has been turning heads since it was first released, but now there’s an eye-catching new option. Thanks to a very creative exterior vinyl wrap, an innovative Czech Republic company has sucessfully turned one of America’s most popular modern muscle cars into an elegant, awesome, artistic spectacle. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYbBaKD0nLc] Though we may not have any chrome Camaro’s, you can still check out our great inventory at www.RundeAutoGroup.com.
I was reading an article from CNNMoney that was saying the new Chevy Volt didn’t rank as one of the top ten “greenest” cars in America.  Now based on all that I have learned about the Volt so far, I found this very hard to believe.  The Volt is primarily an electric car that can travel for about 40 miles on just the power produced from the lithium ion battery pack following a 10 hour overnight charge from a regular 110V outlet (or 4 hours from an installed Voltec 240V charger). I just don’t understand why the CNNMoney article and other articles are disrespecting the Volt.  I live about 6-7 miles from work and if I had a Volt, I could drop off my kids at school and daycare and then head to work each day.  My [...]
Over the past few years, the EPA has made changes to the way they test the fuel efficiency of vehicles.  They’ve tried to make their testing more accurate by putting the cars and trucks on “real world” road ways instead of the traditional track testing that they used to do.  Here at Runde’s, our sales associates field questions daily from customers who want to know what type of mileage our vehicles get.   To be completely honest, it always comes down to what type of driving the customer does, where they live, and how heavy their foot is.    A customer in the Bloomington-Normal flatlands will undoubtedly get different mileage compared to a customer driving the same car daily through  Dubuqueland’s Mississippi Mountains.   A 16 year old who occasionally uses his 40 year old dad’s Impala will probably get different mileage than his dad does in that car.  And a 80 year old who is driving the same model Impala will probably achieve still a different mileage compared to [...]
Troy and April Hutson drove a long way this past week to come and buy their new truck from Runde Chevrolet.  In the time between signing paperwork and starting out for home, they were benevolent enough to give us a little extra time to ask them some questions about their lives and about their recent experience at Runde’s. What kind of vehicle did you buy?  We bought a new 2011 Silverado 2500 HD. You’re from Sandwich, IL – how far is that from Runde’s?   It’s about 180 miles and it took us almost three hours to get here. Have you always lived in that area? Troy:  I have.  I was born in Sandwich and pretty much lived there my whole life. April: I wasn’t born in Sandwich, but I’ve lived in that area most of my life.      What is Sandwich or that area of Illinois famous for or best know for? The [...]
The king of late-night talk show hosts is adding yet another vehicle to his QUITE expansive car collection. You guessed it! (or read the title) it’s the Chevrolet Volt. Jay is so impressed by the Volt that he is putting aside his 55 Buick Roadmaster to make the Volt his daily driver. Jay Comments on how he thinks the Volt is part of the future and that the Toyota Prius, while having had a head start (in the fuel economy race) is old technology. Another thing he mentions, which I believe is the biggest benefit of the Volt over the competition is that it uses gasoline when the electric juice runs out. So you picked up a Nissan Leaf, an all-electric car which the EPA just announced will last you a 73 mile range, under normal conditions, until you are out of juice and stop moving. I never quite understood how this would be a [...]
  What did the mama turkey say to her naughty son???   If your papa could see you now, he’d turn over in his gravy!  
One of our relatively recent additions to the Runde team is Mariah Diedrich. We just about caused mass mayhem by dragging her away from her phone, but Mariah gladly took a few moments to allow us to get to know her a little better. How long have you worked for Runde’s and what  do you do here? Um, it’ll be going on a year.  I can’t remember if I was hired in August or September.  I work in the accounting department and do accounts payable. What’s the best thing about your job? The people I work with.  Except for Becky.   We understand.  What is the worst thing about your job? Being interviewed by those annoying blog people.  Just kidding … I’d probably have to say Becky. Do you have a favorite spot in the Tri-State area? I live in Shullsburg about 40 minutes away in Wisconsin, so it’s like [...]
 If you follow Runde Auto Chat, you may recall a story that we ran back in the spring of this year about Mardy Gilyard, who purchased a new 2010 Camaro SS from Runde’s.  At that time, he had finished up at the University of Cincinnati, where he starred as a wide receiver and kick returner.  He was on his way to the NFL Draft Combine where he would show NFL scouts just what he was made of.   Everyone in Cincinnati and his home state of Florida already knew that Mardy was a world-class athlete and at the NFL Combine (an invite-only event) back in February, he put his talent on display for the rest of the world to see.     The St. Louis Rams took particular notice of him and, after they failed to shock the world by taking Sam Bradford [...]
The Cruze is coming very soon and everyone (customers and employees alike) are chomping at the bit to see first hand GM’s newest jewel of the streets. But why would GM need to hire aerospace engineers to help with the car’s design? Watch and learn just how the new 2011 Cruze takes in a breath. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8No9bXWvxQ]
We all have nicknames for our friends and loved ones. America, as a whole, has deemed Chevrolet their friend as the “Chevy” nickname is uttered practically everywhere. But why don’t we usually call the brand by its full name?  Perhaps it sounds too French, n’est pas?  We’ll it begs the question, what do you prefer:  “Chevrolet” or “Chevy”??? Check out the video below for a quick view from GM’s perspective and let us know! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaQXQmkMFGc] [polldaddy poll=3350214]
  TESTIMONIALS FROM RUNDE’S CUSTOMERS We are very very pleased with our 2009 Traverse. It is by far one of the most comfortable vehicles I have ever driven. We have been on 3 road trips and love how it handles the road!! Sure hope this Traverse lasts us a long time! We love it!!!! Thank you for making it possible when we came to see you!! I also want you to know how impressed we are with Runde’s! Awesome people and awesome service! Keep it up! Take care! Paul and Ellen S. of Dubuque, IA We still have the Jeep Commander and all is well with it. Best vehicle and experience we’ve ever had. I have extended numerous compliments to Runde for Dave [...]
Ed Whitacre, the CEO of General Motors, annouced that GM has paid back all of the borrowed money in full to the government with interest. This gigantic announcement demonstrates a level of confidence within the company that has surfaced mainly due to a slimmed down product line, a more refined company focus, and exciting new products like the Chevy Equinox, the Chevy Camaro, and the Buick LaCrosse that are selling almost as quickly as they arrive on dealers’ lots. With this move, they are basically saying that they wholeheartedly believe GM is now on the right track to profitibility. And here at Runde Chevrolet and Runde Buick, we know without-a-doubt that GM is back on track and ready for the road ahead. The tank is full, the engine is hummin’, and the GPS is set … Destination … Success. Full speed ahead. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-XrbVFG7o0&hl=en_US&fs=1&]
I have bought more trucks off of Runde than you got teeth.  I am telling you the truth.  Tim Runde is in his establishment.  There isn’t a finer dealership around here.  I am 63 years old and I have bought new trucks since 1977, every year.  So you figure that out.  I don’t have any problems with Runde or their dealership.  If there was a problem in the past, I went out there and they took care of it, no questions, no hassle.  It was done.  They are good, that is why they are as big as they are. Melvin D. – East Dubuque, IL      This is just a short note to thank you for the wonderful service we received when we were there to purchase our new truck.  The friendly & professional service we received was very much appreciated.  I am pretty sure that we will trade with you again in the [...]
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-sCQsy5Pbk] I came across this video and like it a lot. There’s nothing entertaining here … it’s just S-A-F-E-T-Y. Straightforward, plain and simple, but it’s also pretty comprehensive. It demonstrates how to put in both the front facing type of car seat and the rear facing car carrier with the base attachment. It also shows how to hook up the seats with a seat belt and with the LATCH system (in cars 2002 or newer). I have installed a car seat or two in my day and I really never thought to put your full weight on the seat or base like the demonstrator does in the video. I have pressed down on the seats and bases in an effort to get them tight and synched up, but seeing the video it makes sense and I’ll probably try to tighten up my car seats when I go home tonight. I know that a lot of car [...]
Michelle brought in her two sons, Dylan and Tyler to get a few things done to their brand-new Tahoe.  Coming back from shopping while we put on a few bells-and-whistles on her Tahoe, She was more than delighted to share her experience with Runde’s. What brought you into Runde’s today? We bought eight cars from a dealer in Waterloo. But decided to try somewhere different. How did you find us? I was searching through Chevy.com for Tahoe’s and put in the different features I wanted in the vehicle and it showed me Runde Auto Group as having the Tahoe with the features I wanted in stock. *one of Michelle’s sons comes running through the door* Oh hello there. Dylan: Hi. What’s your name? Dylan. How old are you [...]
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