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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 newest addition to Runde’s proud family of upstanding sales professionals is Kaylin Seffrood! Kaylin has great experience from other automotive shops and has now found her way to Runde’s where she is enjoying selling new Chevrolet’s. You’ll find Kaylin always smiling, willing to help, and brightening up whichever room she may be in. We sat down with Kaylin to get to know more about her. Where are you from? Monroe, WI. Born and raised? Born and raised. Where do you live now? We just bought a house in Hazel Green, Wisconsin. We moved there during the 4th of July Weekend. What brought you to Hazel Green? Initially, my fiancé and I came to Hazel Green to work for Dubuque Harley Davidson so we would avoid the hour and a half drive to get there from Monroe. We tried to find a [...]
How did you find Runde Auto Group and this particular vehicle?   Through Al Kloft.  I told him what I was looking for and he went and found it for me. I bought a Trailblazer and my brother bought a vehicle from Al not too long ago too. Why did you decide to purchase it here?  Because I found what I liked and because I’ve known Al for a long time.  He’s a family friend so I trusted him. And I liked it so I said yah I’d buy it. Where is the first place you’ll take your new car? I don’t know … probably work. Really? Yah I have have work at 9 o’clock tonight.  Where do you work at? At The Barn in Sherrill — it’s a bar and a [...]
  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 [...]
Q.  How do you pronounce Kizashi? A.  “Kee-Zah-Shee” Q: Where can I find one? A. Runde Suzuki in Hazel Green, WI. Q.  How much do they cost? A.   The ones we have in stock range from $22,489 to $24,814. Q.  How do they ride? A. Stop in for a test-drive and judge for yourself. Q.  Where? A. Runde [...]
I was up at the Runde PreDriven store the other day and I was informed by one of the salesmen that Sammy Hagar was in the house. I thought, ”What an opportunity … we can get a interview with Sammy for the blog … I wonder what he’s looking to purchase?  A Camaro?  A Vette?” I asked where he was.   Chris pointed to Johnny Kramer, who works up at that store and was sportin’ a new hairdo.  It wasn’t the actual Red Rocker, but it was an uncanny resemblance. I took some quick photos of Johnny (You may recall that Johnny was featured previous in a Runde Auto Chat interview back in 2009) and then I went about my business.  A few minutes later there was a big commotion out in front of the dealership as a bus-load of tourists pulled up.  As the tourists filed out of the bus, they began taking pictures of Johnny left and right. They were shouting things like: “Look [...]
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 [...]
We sat down for a few minutes and did a customer interview with Dan Schaefer from Dubuque, IA. Dan serves in the Air Force and is now the proud owner of a Chevy Malibu! Enjoy the video! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooqTrYW4APA&feature=player_embedded]
Customers often come in after Christmas and ask our Sales Staff how their Christmas celebration was or what they did during the holidays.  Well you don’t have to wonder what our Salesmen did this year.  This year our sales staff put in a lot of extra rehearsal hours during the holidays trying to get this Christmas dance just right and we shot this video on location up at the North Pole. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-HZMk0eoDU&hl=en_US&fs=1&] We hope everyone out there has a safe & happy holiday season!!!
Austin Arensdorff, who lives about 3-4 minutes away from our PreDriven store where he works, took a little time out to do a quick interview. Who would have thought that an epic battle was about to erupt at our reconditioning department in Hazel Green? Austin… like Austin Powers, Austin Texas or ostentatious? Uh, Austin Powers I guess? Groovy baby. If you could be Mike Meyers for a day, what would you do? Spend his money. Grr baby, VERY grr.   So what do you do around Runde’s? I buff cars and do the detail work. Yeah baby!  How long have you worked here? Two and a half years. Shagadelic!!  What would you say is the best part about your job? It’s flexible. That’s important to me since I go to school. Oh smashing [...]
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 [...]
Time Magazine recently published the top 10 most exciting vehicles of 2010. Making the list are three vehicle makes that Runde’s offers. Here are the three along with pictures and what Time had to say about them: 1. The Suzuki Kizashi –   What Time Magazine has to say: “Known for small cars and SUVs, Suzuki makes its first foray into the heart of the U.S. market with the midsize Kizashi sedan. The exterior styling is fresh, and the interior packs cool features such as sporty seats and a nifty instrument cluster that give the car character. The Kizashi’s key asset could be its power train, which includes a new 4-cylinder aluminum engine that can be matched up to either a six-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable automatic transmission. Kizashi won’t go on sale until late fall, and the price is expected to be in the low-$20,000 range. Toyota and Honda better look over [...]
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 [...]
This week I’d like to introduce you to Tim and Maryellen Engelke. Tim is a  is a farmer and Maryellen runs a daycare from out of their farm. They brought with them their two bundles of joy: Christopher and Elsie who were very lively and fun to have around the dealership – a gust of fresh air, as they say. Without any further delay, here they are: the Engelke’s… What vehicle did you guys buy? We got a Dodge Caravan. What led you to Runde’s? We were shopping online, it seemed like the best deal so we called up and the salesman was very nice and informative on the phone so we decided to give it a shot. Your salesman was Al Kloft, what you think of him? He definitely goes to work for you. He cares about his customers. One of the most lively people we’ve ever [...]
  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 [...]
This week I had the chance to interview John Kramer. Johnny is responsible for several laughs around the PreDriven store and is a pleasure to talk with. Going out of the Runde Chevrolet building you are almost guaranteed to see the house he lives in on the western horizon as it lies on the hill across from Runde’s overlooking our every move. What do you do here at Runde’s? I’m a detailer. I do everything:  lot maintenance, checking cars for gas levels, making sure they start promptly, washing the cars and cleaning them up, and basically just making sure they are ready to go. What’s the best [...]
So I hear that you came from Chicago to be here today, how was the ride up here? It was good, left early enough – around 6,  it was quiet. Are you from Chicago? Well yea, just one town west of Chicago. How did you find Runde? After looking around for awhile I found Runde through AutoTrader.com What were you looking for? I spotted the Chevy ’05 1500 Crew Cab so I called and Al Kloft (of Runde Suzuki/PreDriven) picked up. He was very nice and helped me throughout the whole process. That’s great to hear! So where in Chicago are you from? Just outside, 20 miles west of the main city in a suburb. That’s quite a drive, what is it? 4 hours? Yea this trip took about 3 hours. So what are you going to use [...]
Following a seemingly satisfying vehicle transaction Jon and Stacy Nash, of Clinton, gave me the pleasure of getting to know them a little better. Below is a transcript of a conversation filled with laughs and smiles. Hey guys, what are you doing here at Runde’s today? Oh, we just bought an ’01 Tahoe – we saw it listed on autotrader.com then called up and talked to Al who set everything up for us. Al Kloft (of Runde Suzuki/Predriven)? He’s a character isn’t he? Haha, definitely. He’s very nice, a great person. Ah, so what made you interested in the Tahoe? Well we needed something that had a bit more room than the two door cars we have to accommodate our family. Do you have kids? Yah, we have a 20 year old that works, a 14 year old that [...]
My fiance, Don Stadel bought his new truck at Runde’s last October or November …. Looking forward to doing more business with Runde’s…We were so pleased with your service and honesty. It was nice to work with such an awesome team….Don was a Ford man and I changed his mind….CHEVY IS THE BEST !!!! and he is so pleased of his choice….we do BRAG on the choice that we have made….. Thanks.   Sheri Wilbanks of Elizabeth, IL         Thank you for the car care kit.  It was a nice surprise.  I am enjoying my new car.  It was nice doing business with you.  I would highly recommend your dealership.    Pat Knoup of Lena, IL     We recently had the opportunity to take [...]
The dictionary defines “equator” as an imaginary line that goes around the circumference of the earth. Suzuki defines “Equator” as a non-imaginary truck that will take you practiacally anywhere you’d like to go on earth. Check out the new Equator that recently arrived at Runde Suzuki in Hazel Green, WI: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noZlunR4X9I&hl=en&fs=1]  Equipped with either a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that produces 152 hp and 171 lb-ft of torque or a 4.0-liter V-6 that puts out an impressive 261 hp and 281 lb-ft. 7-year / 100,000 mile powertrain warranty. Available with the RMZ-4 Off-Road Package. Tows up to 6500 lbs. Tim Allen could hardly believe all that the new Equator has to offer. Check out what he recently had to say about it … [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAhVmjptZMI&hl=en&fs=1] ‘Nuff said?
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 [...]
For those of us who thought this winter couldn’t be any worse than last year…I think we probably agree by now that this year could prove us wrong. A snow and ice storm swept across the entire state last night, causing pretty much every school in the state to cancel, and caused a lot of businesses to close. I know it has been pretty quiet in here today…a lot of our workers had trouble getting in to work at all, or they were late because of road conditions and snowed-in vehicles. I talked with a few of the staff members who did make it in, and most, if not all, had 4-wheel drive vehicles, and put them to good use trying to make it to the office! I, unfortunately, do not have 4-wheel drive, and I got my G6 stuck in the middle of our un-plowed side street trying to back out of our driveway. My husband [...]
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 & [...]
Chris can usually be found at the East Dubuque location, but on Fridays, he comes out to the Manchester location as a stand-in for our GM, Matt, and to visit us. I sat down with him for a few minutes this morning, so you all can get to know him better!  Runde Auto Chat: How long have you worked for Runde? Chris Anderson: Just over a year RAC: What does your job entail? CA: I do a lot of the buying, and I also manage some of the deals the salesmen have going. RAC: What are your favorite parts of your job? CA: I like the people I work with, being a part of a successful business, and the company offers a lot of opportunities. RAC: What do you normally do [...]
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
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