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On DaveArbogast.com we are constantly working to make your research process easier, and quicker.  We realize that people search for the vehicle they wish to purchase is several different ways.  Some know the make, model, mileage, color, trim level.. etc.. everything about the car they're searching for, while others are a little more open. 

After doing this for so many years, it has become clear that for most of us, price is a major factor in what we're seeking.  Some dealers just don't get it but Arbogast does!


We get it, and we have designed our site to give you every option we can think of to get you to the right vehicle.  That means in addition to search criteria like "Make", "Model", "Year", "Mileage", and "Bodystyle", we have added the "Price" category. 

So, if you are sort of open about your next vehicle, but not open at all about your budget, you can see each and every model available in your price range.  We even created a completely separate page displaying all of our vehicles for sale under $12,000.  On the Dave Arbogast homepage, just click the "$12,000 and Under" button, and you are in!
 Dave Arbogast Buick GMC was recently named January's top Ohio Buick GMC dealer and was ranked 65th 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, Owner. 

While the dealership enjoys the impressive sales performance achievements, Dave Arbogast and its employees pride themselves most on the recognition they have earned in customer satisfaction ratings tallied by General Motors.  Proving that high volume sales do not have to come at the expense of a quality sales and ownership experience. The Dayton Buick GMC dealer achieved one of the highest "Would Recommend" ratings in the United States represented in latest Sales Satisfaction Index published by GM.  This rating is based on actual customer surveys conducted by GM during calendar year 2009.

"We have been very fortunate to have the large majority of our business come by way of referrals and repeat customers," notes Dave Arbogast, Owner of Arbogast Buick.  Arbogast adds, "We understand and appreciate that in order for this to continue, we must ensure complete customer satisfaction is always our number one priority.  While we are thoroughly pleased with the sales performance accomplishments, our top goal each and every year is customer satisfaction." 

Dave Arbogast of Dayton looks forward to 2010 with hopes of even greater sales performance numbers and records. 

Going on a test drive when you're buying a new or used car is one of the most important steps in the buying process.  It helps you to determine whether or not the vehicle that you are interested is an appropriate fit for your driving style and needs. 

You'll be better to determine which car or truck is right for you when you know what you need before you even set foot on any Dayton Car Dealers lot.  For example, if have a long commute, good gas mileage is probably something you're looking for.  If you have kids, a backseat big enough for child seats may be important.

Make sure you are comfortable in the vehicle.  You should be able to get in and out of the vehicle easily, the seat belt should fit well, you need to have plenty of leg and head room, and it's important that you can reach the controls easily.

While on your test drive, drive the vehicle just like you would if you owned it.  If you drive on the highway a lot, ask if you can drive it somewhere at highway speeds.  If you live somewhere with a lot of hills or curvy roads, make sure it handles well on similar roads.

Our Dayton Buick GMC Suzuki staff goes on test drives to help our customers make sure they find the right vehicle for you and your family.  Contact our sales staff at 866-975-3287 or on the Arbogast Buick GMC Suzuki website.

Why Buick is the Brand to Watch




Two years ago you could have told me that Buick would be one of the star brands of General Motors and I would have laughed hysterically. Despite my status as an industry and GM follower, Buick has always been the GM brand that I looked at and said, "Oh, they still sell those?" My how things can change. Today it is becoming clearer every day that Buick is the brand to be watching at New GM.


I think a lot of people took notice of Buick back when the Enclave launched, but many people (myself included), assumed that it was going to be a one-hit wonder for the brand. After all, GM's previous brand "renaissance" consisted of a one hit wonder as well: the Cadillac CTS. Needless to say, it was easy to make the assumption that Buick's renaissance was not going to be anything worth writing home about, despite GM management clamoring over the brand's bright future.

Then late 2008 rolls around and the Buick Enclave is announced by JD Power as the fastest selling product in the United States, staying on dealership lots an average of six days or less. Most of the mainstream press failed to report that fact and rightfully so considering how long Buick has been irrelevant in North America. Reflecting back on that report today I realize that should probably go down in the books as the initial sign that Buick has some life left in it after all...

Ask A Technician: How Many Tires do I Need?




Since tires affect the personality and performance of your vehicle, all four tires should be as identical as possible or handling problems may arise. If your tires don't match, it is possible that one end of your vehicle won't respond as quickly or completely as the other, making it more difficult to control.


Consider the following:


JUST ONE TIRE?


If your tires have a lot of remaining tread depth, but you need to replace just one that has been damaged by an accident, road hazard or a vandal, you should replace it with a tire that exactly matches the others. Select a replacement tire of the same brand, line, size and speed rating. While there may be a less expensive tire available, it wouldn't be a bargain this time because it would be different than the other three tires on your vehicle...


Not only does the new Suzuki Kizashi look good but also is extremely safe. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has awarded the 2010 Suzuki Kizashi with five-star ratings in frontal and side-impact crash tests, the highest possible rating given. 

The all-new Kizashi includes a class-leading list of standard safety equipment, including class-exclusive standard eight airbags and a tire pressure monitoring system. Additionally, the 2010 Kizashi already meets some of the crash standards put in place for the year 2014, including rigorous side pole crash and side barrier crash standards. Better illumination is achieved in the Kizashi with standard projector beam headlights and supplemental side-mounted signal lights.

There is no better time to visit your Dayton Area Suzuki Dealer, Dave Arbogast to test-drive the new Suzuki Kizashi.

TV Drawing Winner: George Wooten




Dave Arbogast would like to congratulate our 50" TV drawing winner George Wooten.  Mr. Wooten purchased a brand new 2010 Buick Lucerne from Dan Everett.  This is Mr. Wooten's third purchase from our dealership and we appreciate his patronage.


The TV drawing was extremely successful and we thank everyone that participated.   Arbogast plans to give away another TV soon so check back for details!

Buick Regal Wagon?



A couple days a group of new Buick Regal sedans at a General Motors testing facility in Michigan. It is believed that the sedans are part of the certified test fleet for the Regal, which is the last phase of development a vehicle undergoes before it launches for public consumption. The interesting part is that parked alongside the sedans were Opel Insignia wagons, approximately ten of them. Why would Insignia wagons be part of the Regal test fleet? Well, GMI was told why today.

According to sources familiar with GM's product decisions, the GM Executive Committee recently approved the sale of the Opel Insignia wagon as the Buick Regal Wagon both in North America and China. GMI sources state that the wagon will come to the North American market sometime in the first quarter of 2011, with production taking place alongside the sedan in GM's Oshawa, Ontario assembly complex. Production will also take place in China for that respective market...

Gas Saving Ideas from Dave Arbogast





One very common question asked in our service drive is how to save at the pump.  Our Dave Arbogast Buick GMC Suzuki Technicians put together 10 gas saving tips to ease the strain on your wallet.  Check out our list, and feel free to send us some of your ideas.


1. Go the speed limit. Use cruise control.
Speed limits are calculated for maximum safety - they'll also reward you with maximum gas mileage. You can get up to 20 percent more mileage traveling 55 mph than 70 mph. Using cruise control provides additional gas savings.

2. Drive evenly. Avoid hard stops.

Quick starts burn gas while hard stops also cost you. Take your foot off the accelerator and coast a bit before stopping for a traffic light or a stop sign.

3. Avoid idling and rush hour traffic.

You're burning fuel while idling - up to a gallon every hour. So, avoid rush hour traffic when possible...

A Buick Convertible?

 



I came across this Buick Concept Vehicle on AutoBlog yesterday.  What an amazing looking car, defiantly not the Buick I'm used to it.  With so many new and exciting Buick models on the way I'm left wondering what they will think of next!  Its defiantly an exciting time to be a Buick Dealer in Dayton!  Check out this article:  

The Buick lineup was all but dead just a couple years ago, but the past year has been a bit of a boon for the struggling marquee. In the second half of 2009, General Motors added the LaCrosse to the Buick lineup, and the returns have been extremely positive. The Buick lineup gets even more interesting in the next couple months as the 2011 Regal enters the product mix. There are also reportedly plans for a crossover that slots under the Enclave and a Cruze-sized sedan in the next 12 months as well. But what's missing? John Cafaro, director of design for Buick and Chevrolet, thinks the Tri-Shield could use some more products to signify the brands new youthful image, and a coupe may be just what the doctor ordered.

In an interview with Automotive News, Cafaro reportedly described his role in the recreation of Buick as "being a zealot for getting Buick more youthful, more spirited and probing ideas for coupes, more expressive vehicles." Cafaro also insists that Buick needs more products to be competitive, even with the upcoming small sedan and crossover.

We're wondering from where Buick could get a coupe in the General's current product portfolio, and we have come up with a good option: a rear-wheel-drive drive coupe based off of the Chevrolet Camaro platform. Probably wishful thinking, right? But at the very least adding another vehicle to the Zeta platform would likely go a long way toward paying for tooling and keeping the line in Oshawa busy. Hopefully we'll find out in the next 12 to 18 months.