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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

2020 Shelby GT500 is the Most Powerful Street-Legal Ford Ever

The vehicle will produce 760 horsepower and 625 lb-ft. of torque
“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.    

Take a Test Drive in a New Ford to Support Maquoketa Valley FFA!

Ford's Drive 4 UR School program donates $20 for every test drive
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!” [...]
Taylor Whittle
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 [...]

It’s a Jeep, It’s a Truck … It’s a GLADIATOR!

Jeep introduces all-new 2020 Gladiator, available in mid-2019
Is it a Jeep? Is it a truck? It’s BOTH! The all-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator, set to arrive in dealerships in mid-2019, is a bit of a hybrid between a Jeep Wrangler and a pickup truck. The vehicle is a reincarnation of the Jeep Gladiator truck built from 1963 to 1987. (Check out this history of Jeep trucks) The new mid-size pickup offers best-in-class towing (7,650 pounds) and 4×4 payload capacity (1,600 pounds), as well as composed on-road driving dynamics and passenger safety. The truck is at home when its off-road thanks to Command-Trac and Rock-Trac 4×4 systems, third-generation Dana 44 axles, Tru-Lock electric front and rear-axle lockers, Trac-Lok limited slip differential, segment-exclusive sawy-bar disconnect, and 33-inch off-road tires. It will be available in four trims: Sport, Sport S, Overland, and Rubicon. “Unquestionably a truck and instantly recognizable as a Jeep, the all-new 2020 Gladiator is the ultimate vehicle for any outdoor adventure,” said Tim Kuniskis, [...]

Ram 1500 & Jeep Wrangler Win Big in Motor Trend Awards

Ram 1500 named Truck of the Year, Jeep Wrangler takes home SUV of the Year
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 [...]
2019 Red Ram truck in front of ranch
The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 recently rolled onto the lot at Runde Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Manchester! The most notable difference at first glance is the truck’s grille, which is larger and more aggressive. There are six different grille styles to choose from. The truck itself is lighter — it weighs nearly 225 pounds less than the previous model — but stronger, with an increased payload of 2,300 pounds, and maximum trailer tow of 12,750 pounds. “The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 delivers a non-compromise approach to the full-size truck segment with strength, durability, technology, and efficiency,” said Mike Manley, head of Ram brand, in a press release. “The [...]
black Ford Ranger pickup driving through snow
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 [...]
2019 Jeep Cherokee on rocky terrain
The all-new 2019 Jeep Cherokee has rolled onto the lot at Runde Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Manchester! The re-designed Cherokee has a whole new front fascia, hood, LED headlamps, daylight running lamps, and fog lamps. The vehicle has a new lightweight, hands-free power liftgate and five new wheel designs, including premium 19-inch wheel on Overland models. It also features a dual-pane sunroof. It boasts improved rear cargo volume and more convenient storage space, as well as small details like the new capless fuel fill that eliminates the need to touch and turn the vehicle’s gas cap when refilling. Under the hood, the vehicle has an all-new 2.0-liter direct-injection turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine with 270 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque equipped with engine stop-start technology to optimize fuel [...]
Jeep Trailhawk
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 [...]
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 [...]
There’s a new minivan in town and you can see it at Runde Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Manchester, IA! The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, which replaces the Town & Country in the Chrysler line-up, features more than 40 “firsts” for the minivan segment. “The all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is truly a no-compromises minivan, giving customers everything they need or want,” said Timothy Kuniskis of FCA – North America, in a press release. “It was thoughtfully designed and engineered to provide unsurpassed levels of comfort, convenience, technology and functionality, making it the perfect combination for modern families.” Kids will love takin
Kenny and Christine Jons, of Walker, Iowa, recently purchased their fifth and sixth vehicles from Runde Auto Group! The couple picked up a 2014 Ford F-350 and a 2014 Ford Explorer Limited at Runde Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Manchester, IA. They said the atmosphere is what always brings them back to Runde’s. “You aren’t pressured to do anything,” Kenny said. “They are relaxed and laid back, they give us great deals, and they have great service. It’s a lot different than some of the places we’ve been.” Their salesperson was Sean Dailey. “We really like him,” Kenny said. “He’s a very good guy to get along with.” They don’t typically purchase two new vehicles on the same day. “That kind of just happened that way,” Kenny said. “I knew what [...]
Robert and Katherine Wick live in Williston, North Dakota, but that didn’t stop them from getting a vehicle from Runde Auto Group. The couple was looking for a 2014 Ford Flex SEL AWD in any color other than red, black, or white, with bucket seats in the second row. “You wouldn’t think that would be too difficult to find, but you’d be surprised,” Katherine said. She searched the Internet and finally found the one she wanted at Runde Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Manchester, IA. With Runde Auto Group’s large inventory of vehicles, we had plenty of options for them! Their salesperson was Sean Dailey. “He was great,” Katherine [...]
Hi, this is Aaron Young from Runde Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Manchester and I wanted to tell you about this one-time event as we finish 2014. Imagine this: It’s bitterly cold and the subzero wind is whipping at the windows. Instead of having to battle the winter weather, you simply press a button to start your car from the comfort of your home. When you get in your car, the leather seats and steering wheel are warm and toasty. With the brilliant HID lighting and built-in navigation, you easily find your way to your next destination while a concert of music surrounds you from the 9-speaker Alpine stereo. A call comes in and you answer it without removing your hands from the heated leather wrapped steering wheel. It sounds like luxury, and it is in the top of [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The 2010 Ford Raptor was build for the true off-road enthusiast.  Check out this video that shows the dynamic capabilities of the truck.  Jamal Hameedi, cheif engineer of the Ford SVT comments on the truck’s ability to jump (the truck was actually built to jump) and he also touches on the trucks Hill Descent Mode. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtxiMGA8QRQ&hl=en_US&fs=1&] Runde Auto Group’s customer, Brian Hauber, took this footage of his new Raptor going down a hill in the Hill Descent Mode. I think it’s safe to say that he loves his new Raptor so far. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2j22hCSqg8&hl=en_US&fs=1&] We still have a white 2010 Raptor for sale at our Ford store in Manchester, IA. Here is a short video walkaround of it. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25f3YjkbEYM&hl=en_US&fs=1&] If you’d like to check out this truck in person, please give our sales staff at our Ford store a call at 888-927-2630. If you’d like to check out our entire inventory, go [...]
Dave Cannon, from Manchester, IA, owns his own business — a log home maintenance company. Between going camping and repairing log homes, Dave Cannon stopped by our Manchester store to pick up a vehicle. Before he stepped out the door I managed to sneak in a few questions. What did you come in for today? I picked up my new Dodge Ram 2500. Who was your salesperson? Cory Harbach. What do you think of your salesman? He’s a good guy and he does a great job. How would you rank your overall experience here at Runde’s on a scale of 1-10? A “TEN”, everything was great, I had absolutely no problems. Good enough to recommend to a friend, eh? Oh sure, I’ll send them all over to Runde’s. What do you like to do around the area? We like to go out camping and [...]
Ford just released a new set of commercials with a “real life” feel to them. It’s pretty refreshing to see these, they are short, honest and gets the point across in a sincere way. Most commercials feel very gimmicky, it’s nice to see something that focuses on what real people think.  [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7QdxDoPytY&feature=player_embedded] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlQRK4E6mxM&NR=1] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWMSJeSigMs&feature=channel] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQLUE4-L4m8&feature=player_embedded#]
Ladies, ever since we were little girls we have been imagining our wedding… well at least most of us did. The pretty wedding dress, the friends, the atmosphere… it’s our perfect day. Some of us get to live out the dream and have that perfect wedding, some don’t go quite as well as planned, and others do things… well… a bit different. Introducing Chris Hodges and Jamie Case. These two lovebirds don’t follow the “norm” so to say. Instead of opting-in for a big fancy wedding, they decided to borrow a 2010 Ford Fusion (supplied by Ford) and hit the road to see 250 people that they planned to visit all over the country. Instead of spending a big chunk of money in one day for a wedding, they spread it out over six weeks 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 [...]
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 [...]
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