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Buick and GMC Utilizing Social Media More Than Ever...

DETROIT - According to a recent press release, Buick and GMC are making their online vehicle-shopping experiences more socially engaging by letting site visitors build, save and share their configured vehicles with their Facebook friends who can post comments or "like" their customized selections.

Buick and GMC are among the first automotive brands to leverage their customers' social connections to deepen and personalize the shopping experience assuming the shoppers grant permission to access their page.


My Ride is Dirtier Than Dave's Photo Contest!!!

So, how dirty is your ride?

Does the inside of it remind you of an episode of "Hoarders." Maybe it's filled with a sea of fast food crumbs courtesy of your lunch break? Or, maybe a bird flew overhead when the  sunroof was open and left you a pleasant surprise. 

If your ride is dirty we want to see it and we want proof. And, if we happen to deem your ride is the...

We've Lost Big Dave!!!

We've got a serious problem here folks!

We've lost the main man himself - Big Dave. We've been looking everywhere but just can't seem to find him. To make matters worse, we've lost him just days before Dave Arbogast RV Depot's 10th Anniversary!


So here's the deal.  Dave is a huge fan of hanging around our four main websites:,

To commemorate 10 years since first opening their doors, the team at Dave Arbogast RV Depot, located in Troy, Oh, has organized a huge open house and RV sale.

The sale will kick off on June 24 (Friday), and continue through June 26 (Sunday).

During the sale, customers who purchase any new RV will receive a chance to spin the infamous Arbogast prize wheel and win some great prizes.  Also, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day during the sale, customers will be able to enjoy free BBQ and refreshments...

Who ever thought having perfect attendance could pay off so well? Just ask Troy High School student Ivy Smith.

Thanks to not missing a single day of school this year, Ivy was rewarded with a free 2000 Buick Regal courtesy of Dave Arbogast Buick GMC RVs.

Each year, Troy High School enters all the names of students with perfect attendance and draws a name. The lucky winner then receives the keys to a free car. In addition to winning the car, Ivy now also gets free carwashes for life.

Ecommerce Director Blake Arbogast said the team at Arbogast always appreciates an opportunity to give back to the community. "This is my third year being involved with the perfect attendance drawing and it's always a blast," Arbogast said.

After winning her new Buick Regal, Ivy called her mother who at first, didn't think her daughter had really won.  Coincidentally, Smith won't be able to jump in her new car right away. "I don't get my license until later this summer," she said.

2011 Ride for Life Winner Announced.

A man from Piketon was more than happy to find out his charitable nature led to him winning a 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle during the 2011 Miami County Relay for Life.

The annual event sponsored by the American Cancer Society (ACS) has participants walk 24 hours straight in an effort to help raise funds and awareness for cancer research. Those who participate in the annual event include both cancer survivors and supporters alike.

This year, Troy, Ohio-based businesses Dave Arbogast Buick GMC Van RV, The Caroline Restaurant and the Troy Fish and Game teamed up for a "Ride for Life Harley Raffle" for this year's Relay. Raffle tickets for the drawing were $20 each with all proceeds donated to the ACS.

In total, the three businesses behind the raffle were able to raise about $6,000 through ticket sales.

The raffle ticket belonging to Piketon resident John Mossbarger ended up being pulled. Mossbarger is now the proud owner of a 2007 Harley Davidson XL883L Sportster Motorcycle.

Those behind the Harley raffle added they always look forward to helping out when they can.

"This (Ride for Life) was just another opportunity for the local community to come out and help raise money for a great cause," said Dave Arbogast Buick GMC Van RV Internet Manager Blake Arbogast.

Buick to Get New Model in US

Last month Europe got its first look at the 2012 Opel Astra GTC. Why do we care here in the United States? Well, General Motors has announced that it will be coming over the ocean to us in the form of a new model Buick!

The Astra is not new in the states, it was here originally as the Saturn Astra. Opel took the vehicle, redesigned and drastically improved it and released it as the Astra GTC.

The car will be offered with hatchback and convertible models, as well as four and six cylinder models. The Astra would have probably come into the Pontiac line up if it were still around, but it will now help to continue with the reshaping of the Buick image.

Keep your eyes peeled for more information regarding this exciting new addition to the Buick line up! Check our website out periodically at for updates. As a Buick dealer we will be proud to help get you behind the wheel of your very own as soon as we get them in!

Watch Out, Buick's Coming!

Watch out, automakers, there is a new sheriff in town.  One of GM's brands is becoming the hottest name in the American car market today.  Buick is quickly winning over customer support with their brand overhaul and marketing strategies.

Take note, Ford, Dodge, Honda, and Toyota, because Buick has been taking over 40% of its sales from consumers who used to be part of other manufacturers' customer bases, and there is a good chance that they have taken customers right out from under your nose.

After the days of the legendary Skylark and Grand National, Buick went on the back-burner as its more publicized big brother Chevrolet and competitors Chrysler and Ford jockeyed for position of highest selling brand in America.  Nissan, Honda, Mitsubishi, and Toyota's arrivals in the states from the Land of the Rising Sun only served to cause Buick to become even more neglected by the American consumer.

IntelliLink to be Introduced in 2012 Models

 Gone are the days when a cell phone was chosen purely by its ability to place and receive calls.  With the advent of the smartphone, having apps that combine practicality with functionality are swiftly becoming the norm.  Smartphones such as the iPhone and Android allow us to read the newspaper, watch YouTube videos, and get directions all with the touch of a button.

GM is looking to cash in on the smartphone craze, and directly compete with the Ford SYNC, with its MyLink system that is scheduled to come out later this year on Chevrolet models, and will soon be expanding it into the Buick and GMC brands.  It is being changed to IntelliLink for  new Buick and GMC models, but will be virtually identical to MyLink.  The newest models to feature this top of the li ne technology are the 2012 Buick Regal, LaCrosse, and Verano, and the 2012 GMC Terrain.

I was in a terrible accident that left me without a car. I wanted to be able to shop online find the vehicle I wanted, go to the dealership, purchase it with no hassle. At Dave Arbogast that is exactly what happen. I had contacted other dealerships from seeing them on the internet and the sales person either didn't get back to me or they did not take me seriously. I called Dave Arbogast about a 2008 Saturn Outlook, there website was easy to follow and useful.

When I called I spoke with a Joe Bauman who immediately went into action. He took all of my information and within an hour he told me I was approved and that I could come get my vehicle. I was excited to say the least. On the day I went to pick up my vehicle, it was sitting waiting for me, freshly washed!!! It took no longer than an hour to sign paperwork and for me to be back on the road. Dave Arbogast and Joe Bauman made me whole again. I have found where I will be purchasing my vehicles from now on, The Dave Arbogast Family. They are now officially part of my extended family. Thank you


Aleisha A Walden