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Please join us in welcoming Brian Oswald to the sales team at Runde Chevrolet Buick GMC in Platteville! Brian moved to Platteville from Cuba City a year ago. He previously worked in the mortgage industry. “I have always wanted to sell cars and trucks,” he said. “You get to meet a lot of people and I have always heard Runde’s has a great reputation.” He is excited to sell from Runde Auto Group’s inventory of more than 1,650 vehicles. “I have always tried to make sure the customer has a positive experience and I pride myself on delivering great customer service, which means helping people meet their needs in a way that is efficient, pleasant, and informative,” he said. In his spare time, Brian enjoys coaching basketball, playing tennis, watching all sports, traveling and reading. His favorite [...]
The all-new 2019 Buick Envision has arrived at Runde Chevrolet Buick GMC in Platteville, WI! The re-designed luxury SUV has a new grille, sculpted front and rear, and new wheel choices. “Some of the 2019 Envision’s most notable changes are the results of listening to our customers,” said Elizabeth Pilibosian, chief Envision engineer, in a press release. “Beneath the updated exterior are a number of changes guided by a goal of offering the most refined and pleasant driving experience possible.” One of those customer-guided changes is a stop/start deactivation switch on the instrument panel. This allows the driver to choose whether to use the stop/start function. Small tweaks [...]
red 2018 Buick Regal GS on the highway
When is the last time you put “sporty” and “Buick” in the same sentence? That’s about to change! The 2018 Buick Regal GS made its world debut in July as a more powerful, sportier version of the 2018 Buick Regal Sportback. “This is a sport sedan designed for everyday driving, but one that makes every drive special,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Global Buick and GMC, in a press release. It offers 310 horsepower, a V6 engine, and nine-speed transmission AWD with active twin clutch. Its performance seats are heated, ventilated and — get this — massaging. Nineteen-inch wheels are standard, as are a sport-tuned exhaust system and flat-bottom [...]
red 2018 Buick Regal GS on the highway
When is the last time you put “sporty” and “Buick” in the same sentence? That’s about to change! The 2018 Buick Regal GS made its world debut in July as a more powerful, sportier version of the 2018 Buick Regal Sportback. “This is a sport sedan designed for everyday driving, but one that makes every drive special,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Global Buick and GMC, in a press release. It offers 310 horsepower, a V6 engine, and nine-speed transmission AWD with active twin clutch. Its performance seats are heated, ventilated and — get this — massaging. Nineteen-inch wheels are standard, as are a sport-tuned exhaust system and flat-bottom [...]
A grand opening ceremony was held tonight for the David Canny Rountree Branch Trail, celebrating the completion of a project that required hundreds of hours of volunteer time and $1.47 million in cash contributions. Runde Auto Group is proud to have supported the 3-mile paved and lighted trail and we were excited to see our name on a plaque at the beginning of the trail and on the 1-mile marker! About 100 people attended the grand opening, which included a ribbon-cutting. Speakers noted how important a trail system is to the quality of life for area residents, but also for economic development in the area. “This is one of the top amenities that people look for when looking [...]
Runde Chevrolet Buick GMC in Platteville is proud to welcome its newest salesperson, Tony Lucey! Tony, who is from Cuba City, WI, worked in the radiology department of a hospital for the past 13 years. He is excited to try something new. “I have always been interested in car sales,” he said. “Many years ago when I began buying cars for my children and of course trucks for myself, I thought it would be a neat job as I love to meet and help people. I love the excitement that customers get when buying a new vehicle. Helping people to achieve something that makes them happy is a great feeling.” He got a fast start, selling two cars in his first week! “The first few weeks of being [...]
Runde Chevrolet Buick GMC in Platteville, WI, has the 2016 Buick Envision in stock now! This luxury compact crossover is a middle ground between the smaller Encore and the larger Enclave. “The all-new Buick Envision is a modern, confident and responsive luxury compact crossover that combines the brand’s core characteristics with great performance features,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Buick, in a press release. “That dynamic experience behind the wheel is complemented by Buick’s signature luxury, whisper-quiet cabin and connectivity features to benefit drivers and passengers alike.” Buick’s HiPer Strut front suspension reduces torque steer and benefits steering feel. It is not currently offered on any other crossover vehicle! [...]
New Buick Cascada convertible in Dealer Showroom at Runde Auto Group of Platteville WI
Check out Buick’s latest offering: the fun and sporty 2016 Buick Cascada! This luxury convertible has a fast-retracting soft top, a rear-vision camera, and plenty of comfort, convenience, and safety features. “The new, 2016 Buick Cascada is a beautiful, engaging convertible that represents the very best of the brand’s global development practices,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Buick, in a press release. “It’s a car that will delight customers.” With the spirited performance of a 1.6L 200-HP turbocharged engine, the all-new Cascada expresses the pure fun of driving a convertible. Wondering how to pronounce it? Cahs-cah-da! Advanced technologies like Available Forward Collision Alert sense vehicles ahead of you and alerts you with [...]
Today’s results from the J.D. Power and Associates 2013 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) show just how much GM has improved in long-term reliability and durability. The Vehicle Dependability Study focuses on problems customers experienced in the past 12 months with three-year old vehicles. This year’s study was based on feedback from 37,000 owners of 2010 model year vehicles.  J.D. Power measures overall dependability by the level of problems experienced per 100 vehicles. The lower the PPH score, the higher the dependability. Highlights of the 2013 VDS include: Four segment award winners: Chevrolet Camaro, Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Sierra HD and Buick Lucerne Seven additional GM vehicles scored in the top three in their segments GM had the lowest rate of component replacement (e.g., batteries, switches, etc.) From an owner loyalty perspective, J.D. Power found that 54 percent of customers who experienced no vehicle problems stayed loyal to the brand. This number drops to 41 percent for [...]
If you weren’t able to check out the latest edition of Her magazine in Dubuque’s Telegraph Herald this past Sunday, then you may have missed that Runde’s was voted as their readers’ favorite Auto Dealer. We were thrilled to learn that we had been voted #1 out of all the local car dealers, but we’re definitely not going to walk around with over-inflated egos.  We’ll continue to strive to make the car buying experience here as easy and as transparent as possible for our buyers. A big shout of “Thanks” goes out to Megan Gloss and all the folks at Her Magazine for taking the time to put the contest together and publish the results.   We’d also like to thank all of the Her readers who took the time [...]
Buick officially unveiled the 2012 Verano today at the North American International Auto Show.  Is it a winner?  Let us know what you think. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuxWRz7D3Ik&fs=1&hl=en_US] [polldaddy poll=4372522]
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
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69ZEYevuJ24&hl=en_US&fs=1&] _______________________________ Some cars you see and think “that looks nice” to be unpleasantly surprised by how dreadfully dull the interior is or how you think you got a better drive in the ’88 Olds Regency Elite you had when you were 16. Sometimes a car doesn’t seem worth its sticker price. But, on occasion, a car comes out and after you take it for a spin you think (regardless of any research) “I “HAVE TO HAVE” this”. This is that car folks, the 2010 LaCrosse. I was there, watching its birth though my monitor; though it’s unveiling, production, and various demonstration videos. Speculating its performance and awesomeness from afar.  And finally it was time to put my high expectations of the LaCrosse to the test. When I sat in the driver’s seat, it was like butter.  I had obviously been driving around in a tub of margarine all my life, but this was pure butter — 100% natural.  It’s [...]
What’s that? “That’s not new you dork!” you say? Well you know what I mean… new as in new model… get off my back, geesh. And as much as they have changed in it, it might as well be a different model all-together. Stay tuned for more information about the NEW Regal in the near future. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pt0vGuw5LZI]
It’s that time of year again where we give thanks… thanks to the people we love, thanks for all of the nice things we have in life, and thanks to the ones who guided our lives in the right direction. (I remember in the fourth grade Tim Earle and I were fighting on the playground during recess — probably over who got to be quaterback next or something like that…  Our teacher, Mrs. Stanton, had witnessed this and when we came back inside — she made us both stand up in from of the whole class and hug each other.  Sounds weird to be thankful for a teacher who used public humiliation as a deterrent, but I went to school with Tim for 12 years and I don’t think me or Tim ever got into another fight with anyone ever again after that.  Thanks Mrs. Stanton.). Come to think of it, there are so many things that we could be thankful for.  Some are universal things that everyone [...]
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 [...]
There comes a time in everyone’s life where they have to let go of something. A child lets go of their “blankie”, A teenager lets go of their first crush, the 21 year-old slips away from the realm of a carefree life… On Friday here at Runde’s, we had to let go of Mary Jane Baxter as she left us for what has commonly been referred to as “retirement”. Laughing, munching, and enjoying herself, Mary Jane stopped by for the last time (as an employee) to the Runde Chevrolet building to partake in her retirement taco salad party. Excitement filled the air as we ate good food and chatted with Mary before she left.  Before she got out the door, I caught Mary Jane for a quick interview to discover what she might be up to in the future.   Mary Jane, your last day here… how are you feeling? Well, I’m excited and a little sad. It’ll be a big change, I’ve worked [...]
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 [...]
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
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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