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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

GMC Acadia Denali Sales on the Rise

Get ready to be happy; the GMC Acadia Denali is here. Yes, you should go back and read that first sentence again to let it sink in. GMC has combined their newest super star with a name synonymous with quality. The highly anticipated new addition to the Denali line is here at Dave Arbogast Buick-GMC and there selling like hot cakes! 

It brings with it all the incredible Denali characteristics you have come to love in the passed 12 years. For those of you who wonder what these characteristics are I'll give you a hint; chrome, lots of stylish chrome, and so much more.  In fact, the Yukon Denali and its stylish additions were so popular they gave birth to the beloved Cadillac Escalade. The addition of the Acadia Denali is a breath of fresh air to the Denali name.

The Acadia is the second most successful member of the GMC line. So, this upscale crossover was an obvious choice to trick out in Denali fashion. The Acadia Denali comes with many standard features, such as a heads up display (which makes you feel like your flying the Millennium Falcon from Star Wars), bi-xenon headlamps, moon roof, and leather wrapped, wood grain steering wheel...

Buick's Beating Up on Lexus

Throughout history there have often been things that seem like they will never happen. Man will never land on the moon, the Red Soxs will never win the World Series, and Buick will never sell more cars in the U.S. than it's luxury competition. Well spoiler alert, man did land on the moon, the Red Soxs eventually did win a World Series, and believe it or not Buick is outselling much of it's competition. Yes, Buick has even outsold Lexus in the U.S. for two months. In fact, according to research done by Kicking Tires, the only luxury brand to outsell Buick in February was BMW and only by approximately 800 units. This means Buick didn't just outsell Lexus, but Audi, Acura, and Mercedes-Benz as well.

The beauty of Buick's rise in popularity is in the line's simplicity. Buick is boasting only four vehicles in its 2011 line-up: the Enclave, Lacrosse, Lucerne, and Regal. The line may be relatively small but it is incredible mighty. Considering that the Lexus line consists of nine vehicles, the sales figured speak for themselves. The Buick line is a star-studded cast of excellence and quality. Each member of Buick's line has been expertly designed to be the fusion of style and luxury. Buick is redefining the luxury car world and asking you to come along for the ride...

New Buick Brand Ad Campaign

During the NCAA Final Four Buick started a new add campaign featuring the new slogan, "You kind of Luxury". Buick says this is not going to be a permanent slogan, but they are dropping last year's slogan, "The New Class of First Class". The brand will go without a permanent slogan for the future, but will continue to shift the perception of the once stuffy Buick brand.

The new 60-second ad does more than throw a new slogan into the mix, but it is Buick's new brand anthem.. Buick sees the market shifting to a new form of luxury car. The luxury car of today does not need to be glittery, to be lavish. The new line of Buick's do not flaunt their status as luxury cars, yet are more luxurious than the line has ever been. Buick is aiming to create a "Quiet" brand of luxury...

Buick Leading the Way in Safety

Car wrecks are traumatizing and terrifying events. They sometimes happen when you least expect it and can be devastating. Rollover collisions are some of the most dangerous crashes that happen; however, only 2.2 percent of accidents are rollovers. That may sound like a small percentage, but rollovers cause 35.4 percent of traffic deaths.

This is one of the reasons Buick is leading the way in vehicle safety, with the development of StabiliTrak electronic stability control. The expert at Buick's wanted to minimize the harmful effects of accidents and try to prevent them all together. The Buick Enclave (and the rest of the Buick line) has StabiliTrak features such as anit-lock breaks, panic brake assist, and traction control. The feature that sets Stabilitrak apart from other safety packages is "rollover mitigation." This technology allows the Enclave to sense when the car is about to roll...

The 2011 Arbogast Total Sale!

It's that time of year again at Dave Arbogast Buick, GMC Truck, Vans and RVs in Troy, Ohio! It's Total Sale time! Arbogast prides itself as a dealership on offering the lowest prices in the area year round with their Market Value Pricing, this is why they have only one sale each year, and pull out all of the stops on marking down prices on every vehicle in stock!

Find the most incredible deals of 2011 this April 14th through the 18th. The dealership will be open extended hours every night! And with guaranteed financing, no one will be turned away. There is no better time to purchase your next new or used car, truck, SUV, van, conversion van, RV, or watercraft!

THU: 12:00 - 8:00
FRI: 9:00 - 8:00
SAT: 9:00 - 8:00
SUN: 12:00 - 5:00

Additionally this year Arbogast is making the deals even sweeter with the "Spin to Win Wheel"! Any customer purchasing a vehicle gets one spin on the wheel for a prize, and everyone wins! Prizes on the wheel include 50" LED TVS, Apple iPads, cash prizes up to $400, just to name a few!

Be sure to mark you calendar and get to Dave Arbogast for the Annual Total Sale, this is one event you can't afford to miss! Check out their website early at to get ahead of the game and view their current inventory! If you have any questions or would like any additional information give them a call at (866) 975-3287.

My name is Samantha Eberhardt. Being a full-time college student, part-time employee at a hotel, and limited on funds is definitely not easy. Car shopping only added on heaps of more stress, that is, until I found myself at Dave Arbogast. My grandparents had recently just purchased a blue GMC Sierra truck with the help of Kevin and they wouldn't stop speaking so highly of him, so of course, I put my 'life' in his hands as well.

I explained to him exactly what I wanted and the price range I was looking at. I had been to so many other dealerships and not only did I feel like they swarmed me as soon as I got out of the car, but their only concern was how much money they were going to get out of me -- even if the car was nothing that I wanted. Kevin on the other hand, I came to him. He didn't force me into a car I didn't want, he didn't make me feel like I was a customer at all, he made me feel like I was his friend.
Every question I had, he had an honest and up-front answer. I made many, many trips to Dave Arbogast, alone and with family, and every time he made every single one of us feel comfortable and at home. It had only been 1-2 short months of waiting for the perfect car when I received a phone call from Kevin, "I found your car." Sure enough, he did. The perfect 2003 Chevy Malibu with a spoiler and low mileage. It was love at first test drive.

Within a week, I had my car and I had a new friend. He has called multiple times to do follow ups on me and my car, every time I go to get my car washed (for free, because that is such a wonderful prop for purchasing my car from Dave Arbogast) he greets me with a smile, he remembers my name, and he asks me about my family, my life, etc. Dave Arbogast should be proud of having Kevin Richardson as an employee. Because of him, not only will I return to Arbogast in a few years to purchase a newer car, but I recommend them to every one I speak to. We're keeping Dave Arbogast in the family, and that's all because of Kevin.

Samantha Eberhardt

Purchase a Ticket, Save a Life. Miami County Relay for Life

 It never hurts to give back, even if it means walking in a circle for 24 hours straight.
On May 7, cancer survivors and supporters alike will convene on the Miami County Fairgrounds in Troy for this year's Relay for Life. 

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life is a life-changing event which provides communities across not only America but the globe as well a chance to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, remember loved ones and fight back against the disease.

This year, Dave Arbogast, of Troy, in cooperation with The Caroline and Troy Fish and Game, will be heading up a Ride for Life Harley Raffle.  Tickets are $20 each. The lucky winner of the Ride for Life Raffle will receive a 2007 Harley Davidson XL883L Sportster Motorcycle with 6,381 miles.

For the event, teams of people camp out at a local high school, par, or in Miami County's case - a fairground - and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is also asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event.

Relay for Life began in 1985 when Dr. Gordy Klatt, a colorectal surgeon in Tacoma, Wash., ran and walked around a track for 24 hours to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Since that time, the relay has grown from a single man's passion to fight cancer into the world's largest movement to end the disease.

Every year, more than 3.5 million people in 5,000 communities in the United States, along with additional communities in 19 other countries, gather to take part in this global phenomenon and raise funds and awareness in an effort to save lives from cancer.