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Dave Arbogast Buick GMC was again named among the top performing Buick GMC dealers in the country.  In May Arbogast was the top Buick GMC dealer in Ohio and was ranked 58th overall in the country.  Arbogast has been one of GM's top volume dealers for the past 15 years.

 "Achieving a Top 100 ranking in new Buick GMC sales is the result of hard work and a focus on providing an exceptional sales, service, and ownership experience for our customers," comments Dave Arbogast.  Arbogast also attributes improved sales to the popularity of the all new 2010 GMC Terrain and the 2010 Buick Lacrosse.

"We look forward to a strong summer season and invite everyone to come test drive the 2011 Buick Regal. The introduction of the Regal adds a dymanic car to a already stellar Buick line up," said Blake Arbogast.

To schedule a test drive please call 1-866-975-3287 or email arbogastonline@davearbogast.com. 



Congratulations to Zack Rohr, a Troy High School sophomore, for winning this year's donated car from Dave Arbogast for perfect attendance! Zack, age 16, was randomly selected out of 107 students from THS that have never missed a day of school or shown up late. That amazing record paid off for Zack as he was awarded a bright red 2002 Chevy Cavalier on Thursday, May 27, 2010.

For eight years now, Dave Arbogast Buick GMC Auto Sales has been happy to award a vehicle to a Troy High School student with perfect attendance. It's especially fun for Blake Arbogast who is a graduate of THS himself. Blake and the rest of Arbogast employees look forward at the end of every school year to congratulating a lucky and deserving student.
   
This win was especially rewarding for Zach, as he has been borrowing a friend's car to get to and from school every day after wrecking his own car last fall. However, this big win won't stop the sophomore from going to school every day on time. He said, "I just like school. It's a place where you can see your friends and have fun, so that's why I'm here every day. And I'll still come every day."


Zach and Blake Arbogast were equally excited as the keys were handed off. The attendance record of this young student and the generosity of Dave Arbogast Auto sales are both impressive.



Tuesday, May 18, 2010 Blake Arbogast with Dave Arbogast Buick, Pontiac, GMC Inc. presented Larry Butt, Director for Young Life of Miami County, with a check for $3,000! This donation was the product of the 2010 Arbogast Charity Drive. In April of this year, Arbogast announced on their Facebook page that they were taking nominations for local charities and organizations to be the recipient of the proceeds from their charity drive! People were asked...


Check out the Chevrolet Cavalier Dave Arbogast is giving away tomorrow at Troy High School.  For the sixth consecutive year Arbogast will donate a vehicle to the high school for their perfect attendance drawing.  Tomorrow one lucky student with will be driving away in style! 

      

GMC Acadia Wins Customer Satisfaction Award




GMC Owners will be happy to know the GMC Acadia has again been recognized for quality and driver satisfaction. 
Dave Arbogast GMC has seen a large rise in Acadia sales in the last year. 

The GMC Acadia satisfies more customers than any large crossover SUV, according to Vehicle Satisfaction Award surveys counted by Southern California-based market research firm AutoPacific.

The brand, category and product winners were announced Thursday.

"The AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Award is an honor to receive and we are thrilled that the Acadia was named top large crossover SUV by our owners," said Lisa Hutchinson, director of marketing for GMC. "It is a special honor when our GMC owners recognize our vehicles, and we are proud that six of our vehicles rank in the top ten within their segment."

Other GMC receiving a top 10 ranking within their segment include:

* GMC Terrain - Premium Mid-Size Crossover SUV
* GMC Sierra HD - Heavy Duty Pickup
* GMC Sierra 1500 - Large Light Duty Pickup
* GMC Yukon and Yukon XL - Large Sport Utility
* GMC Canyon - Compact Pickup

The 14th annual AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfactions Awards are determined by more than 42,000 surveys that are completed by owners of new cars and light trucks in the United States in the first quarter of 2010.  As an industry benchmark, the study measures overall satisfaction an owner has with their vehicle.

Conversion Van Buy Back Event!




Dave Arbogast Conversion Vans, the United States largest van dealer, is currently looking for 1999-2010 conversion vans.  Arbogast will purchase vans from all manufactures and conversion companies.  No matter where you live, Arbogast will pay premium money for your van and pick it up.


Don't hassle with trying to sell it yourself, let us do all the work.  Do you really want strangers calling the house, trying to hassle you on price, wasting your valuable time?  Get premium money without stressing yourself out, call Dave Arbogast Conversion Vans!

If you are interested in selling or trading in your conversion van visit our Conversion Van Trade-In appraisal page. On this page you be able to accurately describe your van and submit it to one of our conversion van experts. We have appraisers on staff during all open hours and will make the process as quick and pain free as possible.

Dave Arbogast buys conversion, mobility, passenger, and Camper Vans from all manufacturers.  If you are trying to sell your van, wouldn't make sense to sell it to the largest conversion van dealer in the country?
 
If you have any question or would like to sell us your van please call 1-866-975-3287 or visit Dave Arbogast Conversion Vans to contact one our conversion van experts.



In the past week, the first shipments of all new 2010 Buick Regal have been coming into New Jersey from Germany. And we're pleased to hear that starting this fall, the Regal will be available with flex-fuel compatibility. Although the first several months of Regal production will all be powered by a gasoline-only version of General Motors' normally aspirated 2.4-liter inline four.


Once the 2.0-liter direct injected turbo four cylinder starts arriving in late August, both engines will be able to run on either gasoline or E85 ethanol. The turbocharged variant will be GM's first production E85-capable turbocharged and direct injected engine. The engine was originally developed for the new Saab 9-5, which uses the same Epsilon II platform as the Regal, and GM decided to install it in the U.S.-spec Buick as well.

According Jim Federico, vehicle line executive for the global mid size platform, combining direct injection and turbo charging will allow the new engine to get much closer to the volumetric fuel efficiency of gasoline while running on ethanol. Until now, normally aspirated flex-fuel engines typically have gotten about 15 percent worse fuel efficiency while on ethanol. The Regal engine should cut that deficit to the mid-single digits and future versions should be just about even.

90% of Buicks in China Are Bought for Cash




Here in the United States, the majority of new car sales are financed, and very few people will buy a car with cash. The exact opposite is true in China.  Over 90% of new car sales are conducted for cash and that's quite a lot considering that Buick dealers in Beijing, Shanghai, and other large cities, typically sell over 2,000 cars a year. Another factor that's different in China is the rate in which Buicks are sold. A Buick, on average, will spend less than 20 days on a lot. An exception to that is the Enclave. Because they're imported from the U.S., the Buick Enclave is priced higher and it is only available by special order.


2011 Buick Regal Chinese Commerical

While I was browsing YouTube earlier this morning, I came across a Chinese advertisement for the 2011 Buick Regal. It's definitely a cool commercial and it shows off the Regal from multiple angles along with a clip of the Regal peeling out at a stop light. How cool is that?



When I first watched this clip, I noticed the badge on the front fender with the letter "T" in it. As a car guy?

Coming Soon: Buick Excelle Compact Sedan




The next step in Buick's plan for world domination is a new small sedan based on the Opel Astra called the Buick Excelle. Following what's likely to be its debut for the Chinese market later this month at the Beijing Motor Show, Buick plans to bring the compact sedan to the United States in 2011.

Slotting beneath the Regal in Buick's lineup, the new compact sedan will be based on General Motor's Delta II architecture, the very same that will underpin the Chevrolet Cruze and Volt. From the spy photos we can clearly see the new model will sport the signature Buick waterfall grille, expressive headlights inspired by the Regal and hood-mounted portholes.

Look for the new Buick model to be produced at GM's Lordstown, Ohio facility. GM's Lordstown plant will begin production of the Cruze in June 2010, with the Buick sedan likely to follow about 12 to 18 months later. The compact Buick sedan should hit dealers by early 2012 with a price tag at or below the $20,000 mark.