The newest member of the Ford Mustang family is not a sports car, but an all-electric SUV. The 2021 Mustang Mach-E, expected to hit showrooms in late 2020, combines the spirit of the Mustang with the future of electric vehicle technology. “At the first-ever Detroit auto show, Henry Ford said he was working on something that would strike like forked lightning,” said Bill Ford, executive chairman, Ford Motor Company, in a press release. “That was the Model T. Today, the Ford Motor Company is proud to unveil a car that strikes like forked lightning all over again. The all-new, all-electric Mustang Mach-E. It’s fast. It’s fun. It’s freedom. For a new generation of Mustang owners.” The vehicle will be available with standard and extended-range battery options with either [...]
We are excited to introduce Joe Haverland, the new general manager of Runde Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Manchester! Raised in “the flats” of East Dubuque, IL, Joe has lived in the Dubuque/Key West area for 30 years. He spent 18 years in text book publishing, and 13 years as Sales Manager in that industry. After that, he spent 8 years as the Sales Manager for Rainbo Oil Company. “In my many years of selling and sales management, I can say with confidence that the Runde Philosophy of sales is truly unique,” Joe said. “I like the no pressure, no haggle ideology that has been employed as long as I’ve been buying cars at Runde Chevrolet in East Dubuque. My second car was purchased from Runde’s — it was a 1989 black and silver Chevy Cavalier Z24, 4 speed manual — and so has every vehicle since then. The Rundes have developed a successful [...]
You don’t have to wait until Black Friday to get a great deal on a vehicle at Runde Auto Group – our savings are happening all month long. Here’s a look at some of the offers available at our dealerships until Dec. 2, 2019: Chevrolet Chevrolet is offering great deals on Silverados – with their standalone offers combined with Runde pricing, you can save up to 26% on a 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 Dbl Cab! Looking for a crew cab? Save up to 24% on a 2019 Silverado 1500 Crew Cab! Now is the time to shop remaining 2019s with their deep discounts, including up to 23% off 2019 Chevrolet Impalas (yes, we still have them!), up to 24% off 2019 Chevrolet Equinox (ONE LEFT!), up to 18% off 2020 Chevy Equinox, up to 24% off 2019 Chevy Cruzes, and more! Buick
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VIEW INVENTORY You may not recognize the all-new 2020 Ford Escape! The SUV has a new sloped roofline, refreshed grille, and optimized liftgate spoiler – all creating the most aerodynamic Escape to date. “This all-new Escape brings a sleeker, sportier design with the capability to take you on just about any of your life’s adventures,” said Kumar Galhotra, Ford’s president, North America, in a press release. “With our class-leading hybrid powertrains, customers will spend less time at the gas station and more time on the road.” There will be two hybrid choices, a full hybrid and a plug-in variant for the 2020 Escape. The full hybrid with front-wheel drive targets a best-in-class EPA-estimated range of more than 550 miles!
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Brandon Goranson, a technician at Runde Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Manchester, recently completed his Senior Master Tech certification ? Only 2% of Ford techs in the Chicago region achieve this feat, which takes 673 hours of training! Brandon, who is from Greeley IA, has worked at Runde’s for 8 years. CONGRATS, Brandon! Pictured L-R: -Greg Runde, Owner -Aaron Dalrick, Ford Technical Field Operations, Field Service Engineer for the Midwest Region -Brandon Goranson -Summer Penney, Service Manager -Jeff Runde, Owner -Rod Peterson, Process Manager
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“If you’re not first, you’re last.” The all-new 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, the most powerful street-legal Ford ever, lives up to that Talladega Nights motto. Producing 760 horsepower and 625 lb-ft. of torque, the vehicle can reach 60 mph in the mid-3 second range, according to CNBC. A quarter-mile takes it just under 11 seconds to complete. According Ford’s short and sweet press release, it will be their most powerful street-legal car yet with the most power- and torque-dense supercharged production V8 engine IN THE WORLD. The third generation GT500 also has a carbon fiber track package without a rear seat to reduce weight. The vehicle should be arrive at dealerships this fall. View Runde Auto Group’s inventory of new Fords here.
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Please join us in welcoming Barry Funke to the sales staff at Runde Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Manchester! Barry is from Greeley, Iowa and now lives in Manchester. He previously worked in the trucking and auto detail business. “I’ve been a car guy all my life,” he says. “I have always enjoyed cars and trucks, new and old, and I love meeting new people.” He especially loves classic muscle cars and old pickups of all makes – his favorite being the 1970 LS6 Chevelle SS and 1986-1987 Chevy square body pickups. In his spare time, Barry enjoys racing of all types – Nascar, motocross, sprint cars, dirt late models and mods. “I enjoy going to the races or just watching them on TV,” he says. “I also enjoy Harleys – I [...]
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What: Runde Auto Group’s Drive 4 Ur School test drive event When: 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 11 Where: Maquoketa Valley High School in Delhi Join Runde Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in supporting the Maquoketa Valley FFA Chapter during this year’s Drive 4 Ur School test drive event! Ford will donate $20 for every test drive (up to $6,000) at the Drive 4 UR School event, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 11 at Maquoketa Valley High School in Delhi. “This event is such a fun, easy way to help your community,” said Aaron Young, sales manager at Runde Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Manchester. “Plus, it is always fun to take a new Ford out for a spin!” [...]
We are pleased to announce the addition of Taylor Whittle to the sales staff at Runde Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Manchester! Taylor, who is originally from Volga, IA, lives in Strawberry Point with his wife, Ellen. Before working here, he was a sub-contractor doing mostly roofing and siding. “Automotive sales always seemed like a relatively fast paced position, which is something I desired,” he said. “The position is also one where each day brings new challenges. Every day is different, which I enjoy.” His favorite vehicle, other than his trusty 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix, is the Ford Raptor. Taylor is looking forward to selling from Runde Auto Group’s large inventory of new Fords, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram, as well as used vehicles. “My experience here so far has been a very good one,” he said. “Everyone [...]
The all-new 2019 Ford Ranger has landed at Runde Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Manchester, IA! This mid-size pickup truck was unfortunately discontinued in 2011, but now the engineers and designers at Ford Motors have given this popular nameplate a whole new look for the 2019 model year and buyers are extremely excited about it. “Ranger has always held a special place in the hearts of truck fans,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford executive vice president of Product Development and Purchasing, in a press release. “The all-new Ranger is designed for today’s mid-size truck buyer, delivering even more utility, capability and technology for those who blend city living with more off-the-grid adventures on the weekend.”
The all-new 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is set to go on sale this fall! With a supercharged 5.2-liter V8 engine producing more than 700 horsepower, the vehicle is capable of 0-60 mph in just over 3 seconds. “A takedown artist, the new 2020 Shelby GT500 will surprise supercar owners with its Ford Performance racing tech, supercharged engine, and visceral swagger,” said Jim Farley, Ford President of Global Markets, in a press release. The first Shelby GT500 was recently auctioned off for $1.1 million to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Craig Jackson, chairman/CEO of Barrett-Jackson, was the winning bidder. The vehicle is the most powerful street-legal Ford ever with sub-11 minute quarter-mile scores. It has the best cornering and largest brakes of any domestic sports coupe. “With its supercar-level powertrain, the all-new Shelby GT500 takes the sixth-generation Mustang to a performance level once reserved only for exotics,” said Hermann Salenbauch, Global Director of [...]
Motor Trend recently announced its 2019 “Of the Year” award winners and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles had a big showing! The 2019 Jeep Wrangler was named SUV of the Year, while the Ram 1500 was named Truck of the Year. “The Jeep Wrangler and Ram 1500 are significant products at FCA; concurrently winning Motor Trend’s SUV of the Year and Truck of the Year titles is a proud accomplishment, and a testament to the capability and determination of our employees,” said Mike Manley, Chief Executive Officer of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, in a press release. The awards also recognized the late Sergio Marchionne, former FCA CEO, as the 2019 Person of the Year. Winning vehicles are chosen after weeks of testing on how each contender measures in design advancement, engineering excellence, efficiency, [...]
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 [...]
Our Ford Drive 4 UR School test drive event on Friday raised more than $5,000 for the West Delaware Athletic Booster Club! The event, held at the Beckman Sports Complex in Manchester, saw more than 250 test drives of new Ford vehicles. For each test drive, Ford donated $20. “It was hosted during a softball tournament so we had a great turnout,” said Aaron Young, sales manager at Runde Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Manchester. “It will be a very positive boost for the community.” Thank you to everyone who test drove a vehicle! ??
We are pleased to announce that Dan Pyzocha has joined the sales team at Runde Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Manchester! Dan has a background in road construction, but has always had an interest in the automotive industry. “The majority of people rely on their vehicle almost every day,” Dan said. “Vehicles are always going to be our main means of transportation here in the rural Midwest as well as where memories are going to be made. With that being said, buying a new vehicle is a big event to most people and I’m happy knowing that I have the opportunity to be a part of that event.” Originally from Massachusetts, Dan grew up in Dubuque and currently resides in Epworth. He and his wife Angela have two children, Adelynn and Aliyah. “When I married my wife, we decided to both change our last [...]
The Ford Ranger is making a comeback in 2019. The mid-size pickup truck, which was discontinued in 2011, has been re-invented inside and out. “Ranger has always held a special place in the hearts of truck fans,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford executive vice president of Product Development and Purchasing, in a press release. “The all-new Ranger is designed for today’s mid-size truck buyer, delivering even more utility, capability and technology for those who blend city living with more off-the-grid adventures on the weekend.” The Ranger will come in three trims, entry-level XL, mid-level XLT, and high-level Lariat, with available Chrome and Sport appearance and FX Off-Road packages, and in [...]
We are excited to announce that Kelley Blue Book has named the 2018 Chevrolet Impala, the 2018 Ford F-150 and the 2018 Ford Expedition as Best Buys for 2018! The Best Buy awards choose the best value vehicles in 12 categories, as well as an overall winner. They compare features like pricing, cost to own, use-ability, consumer reviews, and more. This is the fourth year in a row that the Chevrolet Impala was named the best full-size sedan by Kelley Blue Book! You can get yours at Runde Chevrolet in East Dubuque, IL or Runde Chevrolet Buick GMC in Platteville, WI! “Whether it’s a matter of price, size, style or features, the 2018 Impala will give you something to appreciate every day you own it,” Kelley Blue Book noted in its announcement. “And speaking of owning it, [...]
Like supercharged sports cars? How about a supercharged SUV? Jeep has announced the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, calling it the most powerful and quickest SUV ever. The vehicle has a supercharged 6.2L V-8 engine, with 707 horsepower and 645 lb ft of torque! It goes 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds, with a top speed of 180 mph. It has a 60-0 braking performance of 114 feet. “The new Grand Cherokee Trackhawk delivers astounding performance numbers, backed by renowned SRT engineering that combines world-class on-road driving dynamics with luxury, refinement and an array of innovative advanced technology,” said Mike Manley, head of Jeep Brand – FCA Global, in a press release. It comes with more than 70 safety and security features, and plenty of advanced technologies like Uconnect 8.4-standard touchscreen with Apple [...]
Schedule Friday, Aug. 11: Show downtown at South Franklin St. from 5-10 p.m. Games, food, and trophies. Saturday, Aug. 12: Car show line-up starts at 2:30 p.m. at EZ Pickin’s. Cruise starts at 5 p.m. and ends at the Bacon ‘N Hops Festival in downtown Manchester. Live music by Time Machine. Sunday, Aug. 13: Car Show at the Delaware County Fairgrounds from noon to 3 p.m. (registration 8 a.m. to noon). Awards presented at 3 p.m. Entry fee $15, spectator fee $2. Runde Auto Group is a proud sponsor of the Country Cruisers Car Cruise and Show in Manchester, IA! The annual event, set for Aug. 11-13 this year, features vehicles of all makes and models, games, food, live music, and more.
Cars.com has announced the winners of its annual Best of Awards! The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica was named Best of 2017, and the Ford F-150 Raptor was named the Best Pickup Truck of 2017. Runde Auto Group is proud to have both in stock! “We are excited to name the all-new Chrysler Pacifica with our highest honor,” said Patrick Olsen, Cars.com editor-in-chief, in a press release. “The Pacifica impressed our team of experts on so many levels. This van is a must-have for families who are looking for a perfect blend of comfort, room and convenience. The new Pacifica has all that and adds polished road manners, innovative twists on the family-friendly features and loads of style.” The Cars.com editorial team tests each car for three key criteria to determine the winners: quality, innovation, [...]
There is a new smiling face at Runde Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Manchester! Dave Walser, of Graf, IA, has joined the sales team and can help you with any of your vehicle needs! A native of Dubuque County, Dave has been in the automotive business for about a year. He enjoys pairing customers with vehicles that fit their needs. “I really get a charge from the smile a customer has when they are driving away from the lot after the sale,” Dave said. “I strive to keep that customer’s smile on their face throughout the ownership of the vehicle.” Dave graduated from Iowa State, so he is a big fan of the Cyclones, as well as the St. Louis Cardinals and Minnesota Vikings. He and his wife, Theresa, have been married for [...]
Runde Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Manchester, Iowa, is excited to welcome a new salesperson to its staff: Mike Visnapuu! Mike, who lives in Epworth, has worked in engineering and in the car business in the past. “Cars have always been something I have been into – ever since I was old enough to turn a wrench,” Mike said. “My all-time favorite is the ’66 Chevelle SS396. As for new vehicles, I like the Dodge Chargers and Challengers.” In his spare time, Mike likes to ride dirt bikes, be outside as much as possible, and spend time with his family. He and his wife Kristy have a 4-year-old daughter Emmalyn and a 14-month old son Mason. He is from the Cedar Rapids area. Mike is looking forward to providing exceptional customer service [...]
Runde Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Manchester, IA, partnered with West Delaware High School for a test-drive event to raise money for the school’s sports and music programs! The event, which raised $2,980, was part of Ford Motor Company’s Drive 4 Ur School program. Nearly 150 area residents test-drove a Ford vehicle at the school. For each test drive, Ford Motor Company donated $20. Since its inception in 2007, the Drive 4 Ur School program has generated more than $20 million in donations for high schools nationwide. The money raised from the Drive 4 Ur School program has helped ensure that extracurricular activities continue in local communities despite budget constraints and funding cuts. Runde Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram sent a 2014 Ford Explorer, Ford Transit Connect, Ford Fusion, Ford Escape, and a Ford F-150 Tremor to the event. For more information about the Drive 4 Ur School program, visit http://social.ford.com/our-articles/cars/focussedan/drive-4-ur-school/. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kamdO0_TGPQ#t=99]
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]