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The staff of Runde Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Manchester came to the aid of a feathered friend today after it flew into the dealership’s showroom windows. This beautiful cardinal was sitting on the cement by the door after its fall. “I scooped him up and he sat in my hand just looking dazed like he didn’t know what was going on,” said Keeli Runde, the office coordinator and title clerk at Runde Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. After a few minutes, she took the bird behind the dealership and held it near a tree branch. “He climbed up by himself and then sat there for a little bit,” she said. “When I went [...]
Jr. and Dora S. have big plans for their new wheels. The couple, of Farley, recently bought a 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan at Runde Auto Group’s Manchester location. Dora said she is excited to use the van for delivering flowers for her daughter, as well as for carrying her 12 grandkids. She said the van’s automatic doors will come in handy for the children. “I used to have a van with the automatic doors you just click a button and they open,” Dora said. “I never thought I’d get that again.” Another reason she chose this van was its fold down seats, which allow for more room. This is the second vehicle Dora bought from Runde’s. She said she loves the service she gets at the Runde dealership in Manchester. “I was in and out in 45 minutes,” she said. Sean Dailey was their salesman at the Manchester store. “He’s a great salesman,” Dora said. [...]
Victoria Thiede-Knipper and David Knipper purchased a Chrysler Town & Country van from Runde Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep about 3 years ago and they have been very satisfied with the van since that time.  So when they recently found themselves in need of a new truck, they contacted Runde’s in Manchester again.   They were put in touch with Sean Dailey in the Ford Sales Department and Sean was able provide them with a quick and easy transaction as he helped them find their new F-150 crew cab truck.   In Victoria’s own words, “Our experience with Runde’s was one of the best expriences we have ever had in purchasing this vehicle.”  Victoria was so pleased with exerything that she agreed to put her testimonial out there for the whole world to see. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuViWvQL0YE&w=640&h=360]
Victoria Thiede-Knipper and David Knipper purchased a Chrysler Town & Country van from Runde Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep about 3 years ago and they have been very satisfied with the van since that time.  So when they recently found themselves in need of a new truck, they contacted Runde’s in Manchester again.   They were put in touch with Sean Dailey in the Ford Sales Department and Sean was able provide them with a quick and easy transaction as he helped them find their new F-150 crew cab truck.   In Victoria’s own words, “Our experience with Runde’s was one of the best expriences we have ever had in purchasing this vehicle.”  Victoria was so pleased with exerything that she agreed to put her testimonial out there for the whole world to see. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuViWvQL0YE&w=640&h=360]
Samantha Heilig walked out of Runde’s with her new ’09 Ford Taurus X.  She was all smiles and in good spirits as she went home to show off her new slick ride to her loving family.   Samantha was kind enough to share her experience with anyone who would like to know what a kind of sales experience they can expect to get at Runde’s. How would you rate your experience on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the best and 1 being the absolute worst? I’d give it a nine. What did you think of your salesman? He was very nice and did not pressure me to make the sale. Where are you from and have you always lived in that area? Near DeWitt, IA and yes I have always lived in that area. Married? Kids? Pets? Happily married with 2 kids and lots of pets. What are your past [...]
Earlier this week, two West Delaware High School students were featured in a KWWL story.  The news story told of how Alex Funke and Kyle Heims went to the National Auto Tech Competition in Michigan where they placed 26th overall. The pair won the right to represent Iowa at nationals after winning the 2012 Iowa Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills Competition on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny.   At the state level they beat teams from all over the state.  Some of these entrants were from Community Colleges around Iowa so I’m sure quite a few of them were older and possibly had more hands-on experience than Alex and Kyle.  To add to their accomplishment, they were the only team at the state level, who completely fixed their car.  They solved all of the problems accurately with no mistakes and had the only “perfect car” at the end of the day. [...]
Needless to say that this new design for the 2013 Fusion has been very well received at the Chicago Auto Show this week and people’s comments have been very favorable toward it.  The video below was shot by Runde Auto Group  — The noise in the background of the vid was coming from the new Shelby Mustang presentation across the room and we’ll post the video of that soon.  People were definitely all a-buzz about the Shelby.  But this new Fusion is definitely gorgeous. The new design is only about 1 inch longer and 1/2 inch wider than the previous Fusion, but it looks a lot longer than its predecessor mainly due to an extended wheelbase that’s almost 5 inches longer than the 2012 version.  A new inline 4-cylinder 1.6 Liter EcoBoost engine will be available on the all-new Fusion.  And this optional turbo engine will produce 179 horsepower and 172 lb-ft of torque and is [...]
Here are a couple of letters that we received recently from satisfied customers. Letter #1 addressed to Al Kloft (salesman at Runde Suzuki-Predriven in Hazel Green, WI) Hi Al — Happy New Year! Sorry I lost you on the phone yesterday—we had a power outage over here! I sure love my new car—thanks for all the sausage and deer sticks!!!! Love that stuff!!! Also—thanks again for being a great salesman and friend to buy a new vehicle from! Sam has gone to Runde’s for new cars his whole life! I guess we are just really Chevy people!!!!  Hope to do business with you for a long time!!!! –  Deb Hesseling Letter #2 addressed to Dan Rausch (Service Manager at our Manchester, IA location) Dan Rausch and co-workers, A “special” Thank You to all of you for operating a First Class business.  I was highly impressed with the [...]
Thanks to Tim and Diane Johnson from Fairbank, IA for purchasing their new Dodge Ram truck from our Dodge store in Manchester. (pictured here with their salesman, Randy Sacora)
Dan Taylor We received the following letter from Ford Motor Co. recently regarding one of our Ford Service Techs, Dan Taylor, in light of his recent accomplishment. This is a very special certification that involves a great deal of time, study, hands-on-experience, dedication and comittment. By earning this status, Dan has definitely put himself in an elite group of service technicians and we are very proud of him.       Dear Timothy Runde, It is our pleasure to inform you that, as of April, 2011, Dan Taylor, a Service Technician at your dealership, has made the following achievements in the 2011 Masters Program: Chassis Master Dan is achieving this status for the first time.  Awards for this [...]
One of Runde’s newest customers is Ricardo Matthews, who currently plays noseguard on the defensive line of the Indianapolis Colts.  Ricardo purchased a new Jeep Grand Cherokee from Runde’s last week and was thoroughly pleased with everything.  As you can imagine, with the NFL season in full swing, Ricardo didn’t have time to come all the way to Runde Auto Group in Manchester, IA to pick up his new SUV … so Runde’s delivered it right to his doorstep in Indianapolis. You may recall that we’ve sold a couple of vehicles to Mardy Gilyard of the St. Louis Rams.  Well it turns out that Ricardo and Mardy (both rookies in the NFL this year) were teammates last year at the University of Cincinnati.  The two teammates still keep in touch and Mardy let Ricardo know where he could find a great deal on a new vehicle and door-to-door service on top of that. Matthews attended high school in his home [...]
Sean Dailey is one of Runde’s newest employees. Over the past few weeks he has been very busy meeting all of the friendly faces at our Ford-Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep store and helping the great people of, and around, Manchester with their vehicle needs. In the midst of his busy schedule we were able to sneak in a few questions to get to know him bit better. So Sean, what exactly do you do here at Runde’s? I am a general sales associate, I sell cars. How long have you been doing that? Two and a half weeks so far. Are you originally from the Manchester area? No, I was actually born in San Francisco. I joined the military and after moving around for a while, I settled here in Iowa about 19 years ago. Why Iowa? [...]
  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 [...]
Who didn’t like watching Jay Leno? There’s just something about the show that sucks you in and leaves you feeling happy. Once he announced that he’d no longer do the Tonight Show,  it was pretty easy to predict that there would be another show around the corner with Leno as the star. People can’t seem to get enough of him. The man is a car enthusiast with an extensive garage of vehicles that no one else could really fathom owning under one roof. To add to his already great name, he’s also a Chevy fan making him just THAT much cooler. In his new show, which will start airing September 14th, Jay will feature a section called “The Green Car Challenge” where Fords electric vehicles will star. In the segment celebs will hop in Fords environmentally friendly vehicles  and race for top times. Ford is the only automaker that will be participating in the challenge and will preview four electric vehicles [...]
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 [...]
With the Cash for Clunkers program running at full force, curiosity leads us to ask the question:  What vehicle are people buying to take full advantage of the program? Curiosity put to rest: out of the 80,500 vehicles The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has processed so far, the vehicle people are buying the most is none other than the Ford Focus. This shows why Ford’s C-Segment vehicle gained 43.6% in July. With 28mpg (combined – manual), a body style that will undoubtedly turn heads, the SYNC sound system, and a great overall drive …  no wonder why people can’t wait to get their hands on it. Not to mention, the 28mpg combined rating make it an almost guaranteed $4,500 credit instead of the $3,500 credit. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_N-_rZ642s] Check out the following Kelley Blue Book feature for and in-depth look at [...]
Who, what, why and how might be going through your head right now after reading the heading… well let me fill you in: Who: Kim Murdoch. What: Runde’s is giving her a set of Taylormade Burner clubs (3 and 5). Why: Because she is awesome at golf and scored a hole in one at the Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing. How: With skill and grace. What does she have to say about all of this? Well, just read below and find out! Congratulations Kim! Must feel pretty good to own some shiny new golf clubs, huh? Oh yes! What is golf to you? A hobby, another sport, a stick and a ball, or a passion? I’d say it’s another hobby as well as a passion. I go golfing around 2-3 times a week, it’s just really fun. How was the weather on the day of the golf outing?
  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 [...]
Recently I had a chance to have a nice chat with Sondra Kulper of Colesburg, IA to get to know her. Sondra is one of the newest additions to the Runde extended family, but she is already walkin’ and talkin’ like the rest of us. What do you do here? I am the warranty administrator. How do you like it so far? Well, I previously did this for 11 years so I’m kind of used to it — so far so good. How long have you worked here? About three months, I started in April. Compared to other jobs, how have you liked the first couple of months? Well the system takes a little getting used to, but it has been really great. Out of your short time here, what has been your best [...]
He’s that guy. The one that nearly avoids getting into an accident because he’s on his cell phone. In honesty, YOU are probably that guy or girl sometimes yourself — I know I am occasionally. Safety is very important while driving.  I’m quite confident that using a cell phone and texting while driving won’t exactly put a smile on your parents’ faces. It’s a good thing that now you can do those distracting activities you find yourself doing, time and time again, without putting your, or any other, life at danger with the Ford Sync. Released in over twelve of the 2008 Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles, the Ford Sync lets those who opt for the system to wirelessly connect to their cell phones as well as connect to their MP3/Ipod in addition to several other features. The system is practically hands-free, as almost everything can be activated by voice command, including skipping to your favorite beat on your mp3 player [...]
We recently had a chance to interview the Miller Family of Manchester, Iowa after they bought the van they had their eye on. Enjoy getting to know this great family, we know we did! What kind of vehicle did you buy? We bought a 2006 Chrysler Town & Country Touring Edition with seating for seven. Where is the first place you’ll take your new vehicle? Probably home. Do you think it’s a male or female? And will you give the car a name? Definitely a female. And no, I don’t think we plan on giving it a name. How often do you usually trade in your cars? When it’s time for them to go! What’s the best thing about your new ride? The color, it’s smooth ride, the low mileage, and the [...]
Arnold Schwarzenegger kept on building his guns of steel year after year. After building and fine tuning his body through years of practice, he became known as one of the best body builders known. I want all of you to meet the new Arnold in town… the 2010 Mustang. Initially, people were concerned that the new 2010 Mustang would not boast a better engine than the currently used 4.6-liter V8.  Well, to everyone’s pleasant surprise, the 2010 Mustang will be packing an all-new 32-valve, 5.0-liter V8 codenamed “Coyote.” According to Ford Australia’s product development director, Russell Christophers, Ford Motor Company’s U.S. team is currently working on the engine and should be ready for the 2010 Mustang. It’s time to get excited as the 2010 mustang looks like it is promising to please. If you’d like to get more [...]
I noticed this commercial online on the www.AmericanIdol.com website.  Thought it was pretty cool.  It starts out with a Ford Fusion, which I must way is an awesome looking car.  It’s equipped with SYNC — the voice activated digital music system that Ford currently makes use of in cars like the Fusion and Focus (you might recall the famous Focus commercial where one guy is trying to embarrass his friend by saying “Play Michael Bolton” into his friend’s SYNC system.)   Anyhoo – getting back to the Idol commercial … the lady in the Fusion says “Play artists American Idols” and then the commercial shows Adam Lambert, Danny Gokey, and Kris Allen getting into a bit of a jam, but escaping in a Ford Mustang.  It’s a little hokey (Gokey gettin’ hokey), but that was sure a sweet-lookin’ Mustang that they rode off into the sunset with. Like I always say: If you have the means, I really [...]
The 5th annual Vincentric Best Value in America™ awards were recently held and General Motors proved to be to be the star of the show as ten of its vehicles earned Vincentric’s top honors. “Vincentric provides data, knowledge, and insight to the automotive industry by identifying and applying the many aspects of automotive value. Using VinbaseTM, its comprehensive, proprietary cost-of-ownership database, the company measures and analyzes the overall cost of owning and operating vehicles and its impact on the value provided to buyers. Vincentric data is used by organizations such as Yahoo! Autos, Cars.com, Chevrolet, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Volkswagen, Ford Motor Co., Business Fleet Magazine, Audi of America and Fleet-Central.com as a means of providing automotive insight to their clientele. Vincentric, LLC, is a privately held automotive data compilation and analysis firm headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.” The table below shows some vehicles we carry that received awards: Vincentric Names Models with Best Value   Category [...]
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