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I haven’t seen the Ellen Show in ages, and I must admit that her show is quite amusing. She’s a natural entertainer along the lines of Jerry Springer, but her show itself is more comparable to the Oprah show in nature … Oprah-lite if you will. I ran across this on the net and thought it was kind of cool … Last week Ellen decided to give away a new 2011 Buick Regal to one of her loyal viewers. However, like most of the segments on the Ellen show, she decided to have a little fun with it first. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZVFg9hoCgQ&fs=1&hl=en_US] Now I realize that not everyone will receive a free Regal in this lifetime. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t get one the old fashion way. Runde’s in Cuba City, WI currently has a good selection of 2011 Buick Regals in stock that you can view 24/7 at www.RundeAutoGroup.com
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 [...]
  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 [...]
Jordan Degree, who was recently at Runde’s to get a Chevy HHR for the Dubuque Art Center, made a visit to Cub Scout Pack 775 to let the Scouts paint some mugs. Pack 775, based out of Cuba City, is led by Cub Scout Master Sue Hanger — who is also one of Runde’s superstar accountants. While Jordan was at Runde’s talking about the Art Center he mentioned that he offers a “paint your own pottery” session. After Sue got wind of this offer she jumped on the opportunity to treat the scouts to a great night of creativity and fun. And boy, was it a HIT. There are 23 Scouts in Pack 775 ranging from 1st to 5th graders.  The event took around an hour and Jordan supplied the kids with everything they needed – including the glazes and [...]
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 [...]
John Riley, who manages our Chevy Sales Department, received the following email message from one of his customers this week.  Hi John: Here’s a few photos for your scrap book. Thanks for all your help with Kathie’s Chrismas Surprise. She had no idea I had made a deal with you for a new vehicle. There was a lot of excitement at the Thor household Christmas morning. Thanks again, Randy Randy Thor of Cuba City, WI surprised his better half, Kathie, with a sophistocated new set of wheels.  He grabbed some quick photos of Kathie beside her new ride (my guess is that he didn’t have to ask her to smile).  Kathie was completely caught off guard by the 2010 Chevy Equinox that was waiting for her at home and the Thor’s had a very Merry X-Mas.      If you have an interest in [...]
Joe Hesselman, one of Runde’s parts guys, obliged me by taking part in a quick Q & A session today. Joe is one of the people that say “good morning” every morning I come into work. In hopes to get an understanding of this sincere and noble man, we sat down and had a nice chat. What do you do here at Runde’s? I am a parts consultant. What does your job entail? I get all the parts for the walk-in customers and the technicians. What do you like about your job? Uh… Everything! It’s pretty laid back here. How long have you worked here? About a year and [...]
Here is just a sample of how a few recent customers perceive Runde Auto Group …   “All employees were very friendly and willing to help.  We were very much pleased with our experience with Runde.” John Mitchell Dubuque, IA   “I purchased a 2005 Colorado from Alan Kloft,  I’ve needed it repaired twice since the purchase.  Both times I have dealt with Pat Timmerman… All I can say about the sale and service experiences is AWESOME!  You guys are GREAT!  Thanks!”  Dave Fangman Dubuque, IA     “I’ve been buying trucks from you guys for eight or ten years.  I don’t do this very often but this is an exception. I just wanted to say that you guys went above and beyond the call of duty while servicing my truck. I had a truck that needed a scratch taken out. When I came in with it my heart just sank [...]
  The Tri-states Volume Leader for Many Years Equals…       Best selection in stock   Ordered Vehicles arrive sooner   Better ability to locate, if needed   Easy, Flexible Financing with Low Rates and Great Terms Volume pricing and everyday low prices          We will NOT Add Hidden Documentation, Prep, or Get-Ready Charges. We Offer a Wide Array of Car and Truck Accessories. These are Offered as an Option, Not Required.   SERVICE to Back Up the Sale FREE loaners or pickup and delivery Factory trained technicians Extensive parts inventory High customer satisfaction ratings   LARGE [...]
You might remember Justin Hanger from our blog post back in April. Click here to refresh your memory.  Justin works after school for us taking the online photos of cars, and recording  vehicle videos. This is his story… Justin started life in Pensacola, FL, where he lived until he was three. Health complications related to his grandparents forced his family to return to small town life in nearby Dickeyville, WI. He has one sister (Andrea, 19) and two brothers (Brian, 13 and Brandon, 6). All of the boys attend Cuba City Schools, with Justin being a Senior at the high school. At the age of 10, Justin got his first experience driving on a cold winter day when he ran a four-wheeler into the back of the neighbors Jeep.  He was driving down the road when he hit a snowbank, which sent him into a cataclysmic spiral towards the aforementioned Jeep. “It barely knocked off the dust off the bumper” according to Justin, but it all turned [...]
To the owner of Runde Auto Group: On Thursday, March 19th at 4:30 p.m. we were near Boscobel, WI on our way to Cuba City.  We were driving our 2000 Buick LeSabre and started noticing that we were having some problems.  By the time we reached Platteville, we weren’t sure if we could make it to Cuba City, but decided to try and did make it.  Our next problem was that at 6:30 the next morning, we were leaving for Madison, WI with my family to watch the Benton Zephyrs play at state tournament.  My mom’s neighbor said that he would take our car to Runde’s and have them check it out.  I took the number of the service department and told the neighbor to tell the service department I would call them after the Benton game.  When I called, I got Al Dellabella.  He said that they had a car that was almost a twin [...]
Last week Justin Hanger of Runde Chevrolet obtained the status of “Eagle Scout” which is the highest rank a Boy Scout can obtain. To get the Eagle Scout status, you must go through the different preceding ranks of the Scouts, first. There are eight ranks in the Scouts with the eighth being the Eagle Scout. Justin has been working for Runde’s since he was eight or nine-years old. He would, and still does, come in after hours to help his family clean the offices in the Runde Chevrolet building.  Justin says that it usually takes about 30 to 45 minutes to clean up the building during the weekdays and it takes a bit longer on the weekends, lasting up to an hour and a half. Just a few months ago, Justin started to take digital pictures of cars for Runde’s in addition to [...]
The Midwest can have some ‘interesting’ driving conditions throughout the seemingly never-ending winters. It think it would be a lot easier if we all attended the Bridgestone Winter Driving School in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and actually learned how to drive in winter conditions. They have three ice-covered tracks with soft snowbanks to use as learning tools. I think all of us can relate to the crazy All-Wheel Drive vehicles flying past us on the interstate and then finding them in the median about a mile up the road. Or there is the other end of the spectrum…the people who have their white knuckles clenched to the wheel driving 35 mph when there is just a dusting of snow on the road.     Mark Cox is the school director at Bridgestone, and he has provided some tips to making it through the winter in one piece. Cox says when drivers are about to get behind the wheel in [...]
Talk of the auto industry has filled the news the last few months, but what isn’t getting much attention are the incentives the auto manufacturers are offering these days. They have reached near-record numbers, and there are some great deals going on! IntelliChoice.com has named some of the best auto deals for the month of December, so check them out!! Ford Mustang Base & GT Ford Escape Hybrid Ford Employee Pricing Plu$…Up to $7,000 in combined discounts & rebates on most 2008 models  Chrysler 300C Up to $8,000 in combined discounts & rebates on Chrysler Town & [...]
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) ran their annual tests on the 2009 model year vehicles. For the first time in history, they have been able to pick at least one vehicle in every class. The tests are based on 11 categories, including front side, reach crash test rations, and whether or not the vehicles have standard or optional electronic stability control. Here are Runde’s Safety Winners!! Large Cars  Ford Taurus — Optional AWD, 28 MPG, and standard stability control Midsize Cars  Ford Fusion — Optional AWD, 29 MPG, optional stability control Large SUVs  Buick Enclave & Chevrolet Traverse — 7 or 8 passenger, FWD-24 MPG, AWD-22 MPG, 3.6-Liter V6, 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive Midsize SUVs  Ford Flex & Taurus X — 7 passengers, 3.5-Liter V6, FWD-24 MPG, AWD-22 MPG, 6 speed automatic transmission with overdrive Ford Edge — 5 passenger, 3.5-Liter V6, FWD-24 MPG, AWD-22 MPG, 6 speed automatic transmission with overdrive [...]
Practicality has been the main characteristic on everyone’s minds at GM, Chrysler, and Ford. Over the past few years, they have been drawing up plans to increase fuel-efficiency, while still allowing enough cargo space for American families, and the amount of ‘stuff’ we all think we need when we travel. The ‘Big 3’ have been pouring their resources into the development of some high-quality family sedans and some new hybrid vehicles. Check out my showcase of a few current models, as well as upcoming releases! Chevrolet Malibu & Malibu Hybrid — CURRENTLY AVAILABLE Malibu–33 mpg & the Malibu Hybrid–34 mpg on the highway _______________________ 2011 Volt 2010 Ford Transit Connect With businesses and delivery services in mind, Ford created the Transit Connect with 143 cubic feet of cargo space, and 24 mpg capacities.   ________ Chrysler 2009 Chrysler Town & Country (AVAILABLE NOW) & 2010 Town & Country EV
  Please show your support at:   http://gmfactsandfiction.com and select “I’m a Concerned American” or call: (866) 874-9356!       More than 335,000 Americans are employed by the Big 3 Automakers in our country, and Runde Auto Group employs over 120 people in the Tri-State Area. One out of ten people in America are employed in a service that is related to the U.S. auto industry. Imagine what the lack of competition will do the the cost of your next vehicle….no matter what the make is.  The lack of any new domestic makes, will force Americans to buy new imports or used vehicles.  Each American should ask themself: Will I have to wait longer for my new vehicle because there is a backorder on parts for it?  Will [...]
Most of us think we drive the vehicles we want to drive…it’s as simple as that. But what we don’t realize is there is a psychological connection to the vehicles we drive, the way they make us feel when we drive them, and the image they allow us to portray. I think most of us can relate to coming to a stop at a red light and the person next to you looks over, as if to say ‘Nice ride!’ or ‘I wouldn’t be caught dead driving that!’. The cars we drive provide us a sense of security, and they can either give us a self-esteem boost, or kill it every time we get in. The vehicles we drive can also explain a lot about our personalities. Take, for example, a Ford truck. What traits come to mind when I mention a Ford truck? Practical, not showy…it doesn’t scream “Look at me!” In our area [...]
We hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving and ate a lot of turkey! Now that Thanksgiving is over, most people are already thinking about Christmas and the chaos you will find in the retail stores today. In honor of Black Friday, I thought I would ask some of the Runde employees what is on their Christmas list this year and when they normally start their shopping. Unfortunately, I am not able to go shopping on the busiest day of the year, but I will hopefully be venturing out tomorrow! Runde of Manchester Joe Behnke from the reconditioning deptartment wants to get his last name tattoo’d on his back. He thinks he will get half of that paid for. He also said that he may buy an XBox 360 for himself…so Merry Christmas! He said he won’t do any of his shopping until Christmas [...]
With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, we look back and think…”Where did the year go?!” When we think about Thanksgiving, the 3 F’s come to mind: Food, Football, and Family! (Not necessarily in that order) I asked around our 4 dealerships to find out about our employees’ favorite parts Thanksgiving …Here is what they had to say! Runde of East Dubuque Becky Kuhl-Turkey Lisa Charley-Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Sue Hanger-Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Cream Chris Anderson-Turkey, dark meat Jim Lease-After the tryptophan kicks in … falling asleep in the lazy boy and waking up 2 hours later, finding out the Lions lost…AGAIN! (Obviously he doesn’t enjoy the food as much as the rest of us!) Runde of Hazel Green Lori Schoenberger- Pumpkin Pie Al Kloft-Turkey with Dressing, Pumpkin Pie Runde of Cuba City Al Dellabella-Turkey, Cranberries, and Pecan Pie [...]
As we near the end of the year, most manufacturers are running some great deals on their new inventory. Our vehicles are competitively priced and ready to go!! Runde Chevrolet-East Dubuque, Illinois 2008 Red Tag prices have discounts plus rebates up to $12,000; Up to $5000 on 2009 models! The price on the tag is the price you pay…Not a penny more!!      GM Business Central Vehicles are included on this offer!    Runde Ford-Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Manchester, Iowa -$12,000 off MSRP on select 2008 F-150’s and Super Duties -Up to $3,000 rebates on 2009 Focus, Fusion, and Escape models 2 YEARS OF FREE SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO  (if properly equipped) -Discounts over $14,000 on 2008 Ram 2500’s and over [...]
Yahoo! Auto came out with their list of the best deals in October. Ford’s Escape and F-150 Super Crew made the list, as well as the Buick Enclave.   Buick currently has 0% financing on most 2008 models, and the Enclave has 0% and $1,000 cash back on top of that. Ford has 0% on select models, and the F-150 has 0% for 60 months or $7,500 cash back. The Escape has 0% for 60 months or $3,750 cash back. With the rebate, some trim levels can be purchased for under $20,000. Jeep also has up to $4,500 cash back on select ’08 models.
With election time coming up, everyone is thinking about who the candidates, who they should vote for, and what they stand for. We are thinking about all that, of course, but it’s also interesting when you look at Who’s Driving What!!   Democrats Barack Obama traded his Chrysler 300C in for a Ford Escape Hybrid. Joe Biden drives a 1967 Corvette given to him as a wedding gift. Republicans  John McCain drives a Cadillac CTS. Sarah Palin drives a Chevrolet Suburban.    Americans have always seen their vehicles as an extension of their personalities.   Their vehicles in a sense represent who we are and what type of lifestyle we have.  These candidates are certainly not exceptions to this idea.  I could easily picture each of them comfortable riding along without looking out of place in the vehicles listed above.  Obviously, by their choice of vehicles they definitely bleed Red, [...]
This week’s sales staff introduction is of our Cuba City Buick store. They may be small in numbers, but these guys carry an abundance of information and ready and eager to answer any questions you may have!! Sales Professionals Al has worked for Runde’s for about 6 years, but prior to that he worked with his father at Dellabella Motors for about 30 years. His wife, Deb, also works for us, running parts and vehicles from store to store. They have 2 children and 2 grandchildren. Al enjoys gardening and music. He plays the harmonica, cjello, and acoustic guitar. He’s a Packers fan…go figure. If you’re ever in the Cuba City area, you’ll probably see him driving around in his Chevrolet S-10 pickup.     John has also worked for Runde’s for about 6 years. He has a son and a daughter. He enjoys working with [...]
Many of us leave the office for our half hour or hour long lunch breaks, which is usually acceptable. I frequently drive 5 blocks home to eat lunch and let my dogs out. An Assistant Editor in Ann Arbor, Michigan had a different idea for his lunch.Sam Smith’s Thursday started out as a fairly normal day. He was at work, and all of a sudden, he decides he needs a burger. Ok, fine, Ann Arbor probably has about 50 different burger joints to choose from, except he needs a specific burger…from a West Coast ONLY restaurant chain, In-N-Out Burger. From Ann Arbor, the closest location is in Prescott, Arizona, approximately 1900 miles away. He decided to call his buddy from Chicago to see if he wanted to go with him. It was on the way, and he wanted to make the trip non-stop, so it only made sense to have a second driver. His friend, Jeff gladly agreed [...]
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