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Koons 25 Days of Giving, and We’ve Reached the End!


What a year we’ve had and the last 25 days has been amazing!

As we said when we kicked off the 25 Days of Giving program, Koons Automotive takes pride in giving back to the communities in which we are located. For the past fifty years that we have been in existence we always find ways to help where it makes the most sense.  This year we launched our “Koons 25 Days of giving” where we gave to 25 charities (well actually 29, but who’s counting), here is a list of all the groups we helped out:

  1. 12/1/13 – Urban Alliance, Tysons VA
  2. 12/2/13 – Habitat for Humanity, Easton MD
  3. 12/3/13 – Boys and Girls Club of Westminster, Westminster MD
  4. 12/3/13 – Carroll Hospice, Westminster MD
  5. 12/4/13 – Salvation Army, Arlington VA
  6. 12/5/13 – Phillips Program, Arlington VA
  7. 12/6/13 – Jill’s House, Tysons VA
  8. 12/7/13 – Cancer Center, Westminster MD
  9. 12/8/13 – March of Dimes, Annapolis MD
  10. 12/9/13 – Easton Church of God – Al Trojanowski, Easton MD
  11. 12/10/13 – Children’s Charities Foundation, Arlington VA
  12. 12/10/13 – Jubilee Housing, Arlington VA
  13. 12/11/13 – Dreams for Kids – Holiday for Hope, Tysons VA
  14. 12/12/13 – YMCA of the Chesapeake, Easton MD
  15. 12/13/13 – Target Community, Westminster MD
  16. 12/13/13 – Human Services Programs of Carroll County, Westminster MD
  17. 12/14/13 – Anne Arundel County Literacy Council, Annapolis MD
  18. 12/15/13 – L’Arche Greater Washington, Arlington VA
  19. 12/16/13 – Don Bosco Cristo Rey, Tysons VA
  20. 12/17/13 – Alternative House, Tysons VA
  21. 12/18/13 – Youth Leadership Foundation, Tysons VA
  22. 12/19/13 – Carroll County Senior Center, Westminster MD
  23. 12/20/13 – Autism Speaks, Annapolis MD
  24. 12/21/13 – First Book, Tysons VA
  25. 12/22/13 – Deaf Independent Living Association, Easton MD
  26. 12/23/13 – Penn-Marr, Westminster, MD
  27. 12/24/13 – JDRF, Annapolis MD
  28. 12/24/13 – Chive Charities, Annapolis MD
  29. 12/25/13 – Our Military Kids, Tysons VA

Here is a link to the 25 Days of Giving Facebook Photo Album for this years efforts.

Giving anyone anything is always fun, and along the way we had to modify our plans and accommodate some of you who took us up on our challenge to match our donations, so that made this year’s giving even more fun.  Specifically, we added a donation to the Salvation Army who had some of their holiday donations stolen. We also had a few organizations reach out to us as they heard what we were doing and we were able to help them as well!  The kind words of support and notes of encouragement have been great and as a company we are certainly blessed to be able to help out like this.

We’re looking forward to giving more in next year, so stay tuned, and Happy 2014!

Koons 25 Days of Giving, Week 3

We are continually thankful to you and Koon’s for all you’ve done! I wrote about it today on Ryan’s website. Here are a couple photos from this year’s holiday outing that I hope you share with everyone!

Kari and Ryan Diviney before their annual holiday outting in front of the Van donated by Koons to help with getting Ryan around.

Over the next 10 days Koons Automotive will continue giving a donation a day to local area charities. Here is a recap of the different groups that Koons helped:

  1. December 16 – This past weekend, Koons donated to the Human Services Programs of Carroll County, Inc.L’Arche Greater Washington, DC, and the Anne Arundel County Literacy Council!
  2. December 17 – Continuing Koons 25 Days of Giving, up next was a donation to Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School from Koons Tysons Toyota!
  3. December 18 – Day 17 of Koons “25 Days of Giving” was to Alternative House!
  4. December 19 – 25 Days of Giving at Koons continues with a donation to the Youth Leadership Foundation from Koons Tysons Toyota!
  5. December 20 – Today’s donation for Koons “25 Days of Giving” went to the Carroll County Senior Center!
  6. December 20 – Last year we donated a brand new van, fully equipped to help Ryan Diviney so he could more easily get to Doctors appointments and move around his home town, which included being able to go on the family’s annual holiday outing (see the picture above), we’re glad we could help.  If you’re not familiar with Ryan’s story here is a link to their web site

Check back next week, we’ll be closing out this year’s giving and reviewing each charity we shared with and their contact info.  That way you can easily follow our lead and give back as well! We would love to hear from you about how you’ve helped, so share your story below in the comments.

Happy Holidays from all of us here at Jim Koons Automotive!

Prius Tops All Cars on Value


The 2013 Toyota Prius Family!

If you’re looking for the car that is considered the best overall value among all models, Consumer Reports says look no further than the Toyota Prius, The Detroit News reports today. Consumer Reports awarded the Best New-Car Value honor to Prius for the second straight year and lauds it as having “outstanding reliability and the lowest estimated five-year ownership costs at 47 cents per mile.”

The automaker also has top models in three of the 10 categories on the best-value list. In addition to taking the top overall ranking, Prius took first place in the compact/subcompact category. The Avalon Hybrid Limited scored highest among large cars, and the ES 300h was top luxury car.

Click here for further details on best value vehicles.



The All-New 2014 Toyota Corolla is Here!

Corolla L                                 Corolla LE                             Corolla LE Eco                      Corolla S

Hello Toyota Fans!

We’re so excited for the launch of the all-new 2014 Toyota Corolla! Toyota created a stylish exterior, a premium interior with upgraded features, and enough technology to satisfy your entire network. They took the best of everything we love about driving and perfected it. Corolla has truly evolved!

The all-new 2014 Toyota Corolla comes in 4 different models, each with its own exciting options:

2014 Toyota Corolla L

  • Bluetooth® connectivity
  • USB port
  • LED headlights and Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
  • Power windows
  • Eight airbags

2014 Toyota Corolla LE

  • Available Entune Audio with 6.1-in. touch-screen display
  • Integrated backup camera with projected path
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Automatic climate control
  • Cruise control

2014 Toyota Corolla LE Eco

  • EPA-estimated 42 mpg
  • Valvematic engine technology
  • Integrated rear spoiler

2014 Toyota Corolla S

  • Unique piano-black front grille
  • Integrated rear spoiler
  • Integrated fog lights
  • Chrome-tipped exhaust
  • Leather-trimmed steering wheel
  • 3.5-in. TFT Multi-Information Display

So, what makes the all-new 2014 Toyota Corolla so great?

| Performance

Efficiency enhanced

Can efficiency be exciting? When it means an EPA-estimated 42 highway mpg and 30 city mpg,it can. Corolla LE Eco was designed with a thirst for adventure, not fuel, because no one takes a trip and wants to talk about all the gas stations they visited.

Entune Premium Audio with Navigation and App Suite

Technology to make life easier. Available Entune Premium Audio with Navigation and App Suite brings a whole new level of tech and convenience to Corolla with a 6.1-in. touch-screen display, backup camera, navigation and a suite of apps to help you stay connected.

And much, much more! Be sure to view our entire 2014 Toyota Corolla inventory at all 5 of our Koons Toyota locations:

Koons Arlington Toyota: serving customers in Arlington VA, Springfield VA, Alexandria VA and Washington DC

Koons Annapolis Toyota: serving customers in Annapolis MD, Bowie MD, Clarksville MD, Laurel MD and Baltimore MD

Koons Easton Toyota: serving customers in Easton MD, Cambridge MD, Salisbury MD and the entire Eastern Shore of Maryland

Koons Tysons Toyota: serving customers in Tysons Corner VA, Vienna VA, Fairfax VA, Chantilly VA, Leesburg VA, Sterling VA, Reston VA, Springfield VA, Woodbridge VA and the entire Washington DC area

Koons Westminster Toyota: serving customers in Westminster MD, Frederick MD, Hanover PA, and Baltimore MD

Stop in to one of our Toyota locations for a test drive of the all-new 2014 Toyota Corolla!

–Krystal Koons

The All-New Koons Annapolis Toyota


We’re so excited to offer our Annapolis MD customers an all-new experience at Koons Annapolis Toyota! The renovation of the entire Koons Annapolis Toyota complex is quickly underway, with Phase I almost complete: the state-of-the-art Toyota Certified Service Center.

Once the Service Center is complete (early-September), the construction crew will move to the new car showroom which should be complete by year-end.

Service customers will encounter a completely new and improved service experience at our new facility, including:

  • 50% more service bays (34 total) means faster service!
  • Drive-in service lanes provide fast and convenient service to all customers.
  • Complimentary car wash with service provides a squeaky clean vehicle upon redelivery. Also, our car wash uses recycled water to help limit runoff that damages the environment!
  • State-of-the-Art customer lounge complete with free wi-fi, comfortable accommodations and a fireplace to make you feel right at home!
  • Double the parking!
  • Shuttle service available to all service customers.
  • Onsite Toyota Rent-a-Car

“We are so excited to provide our customers an all-new service experience at the only Certified Toyota Service & Collision Center in Annapolis. Be sure to stop by and see our new look!” –Wendell Williams, General Manager

Service Advisor Welcome Desk

Service Advisor Welcome Desk

And, as always, we have many service specials for all of our Toyota customers. See all service specials here.

Be sure to check back for regular updates of our construction!

–Krystal Koons

A portion of the customer waiting area

A portion of the customer waiting area

Service Carwash

Service Carwash