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And The “Vehicle Satisfaction” Award Goes To…

Congratulations to several Koons brands for being a recipient of the recent AutoPacific/Autobytel ‘Vehicle Satisfaction’ award for 2012. The overall brand winners were two brands that Koons proudly sells: Mercedes-Benz for luxury brands, and Buick for popular brands.

According to AutoPacific, based on the largest single-model-year survey of automotive owners, the Vehicle Satisfaction Awards are designed to help consumers make informed vehicle purchase decisions with a true “word of mouth” survey.  More than 75,000 vehicle owners across all major manufacturers were surveyed based on their satisfaction of the current vehicle they own.

Koons is proud to represent several of the winners in the following categories:

Top Rated Premium Luxury Car          2012 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Top Rated Aspirational Luxury Car     2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Top Rated Luxury Mid-Size Car           2012 Lincoln MKZ

Top Rated Large Car                               2012 Chrysler 300

Top Rated Economy                                2012 Chevrolet Sonic

Top Rated Sports Car                              2012 Chevrolet Corvette

Top Rated Sporty Car                              2012 Scion tC

Top Rated Heavy Duty Pickup              2012 Ford F-Series Super Duty

Top Rated Large Light Duty Pickup     2012 Ford F-150

Top Rated Compact Pickup                    2012 Nissan Frontier

Top Rated Large SUV                              2012 GMC Yukon

Top Rated Premium Mid-Size SUV      2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Top Rated Luxury Crossover SUV        2012 Mercedes-Benz ML

Top Rated Large Crossover SUV           2012 Chevrolet Traverse

Top Rated Hybrid/EV Truck / SUV     2012 Lexus RX450h Hybrid

Congratulations to all the winners! For more information about Koons Automotive, please visit Koons.com.

–KK

2012 Washington Auto Show Is Coming Your Way!

The 2012 Washington Auto Show is coming up and we couldn’t be more excited!

The first day kicks off at noon on Friday, January 27th with over 700 makes and models on display! Ride & Drives for Toyota, Fiat, and Cadillac will be running all week from 12pm to 10pm at night. In addition, be sure to attend the Advanced Technology SuperHighway, where over 28 automotive manufacturers will present 65,000 square feet of modern innovations in automotive safety and green technology.

Of all the cars on display, there are a few that you’ve got to see.  One of which is the Volvo XC60 Plug-In Hybrid Concept, a vehicle that could deliver 270 horsepower and get as much as 100 mpg! One of the best designs from recent auto shows is the 2013 Ford Fusion, a car that has garnered long stares and has already earned an award for “Best Production Vehicle” by Eyes on Design at NAIAS in Detroit.

For enthusiasts, a must-see is the all-new 2013 Scion FR-S which was created under a partnership between Toyota and Subaru to create a domineering sports coupe. We think that they’ve done just that.

2013 Scion FR-S

There are also giveaways, contests, and much, much more. So with everything that’s going on, we hope to see you there!

-KK

Here is a list of featured manufacturers that will be on display:

For directions, schedule of events, hours of operation and media galleries click here: www.washingtonautoshow.com

Save a Few MPG While Visiting Family & Friends for Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Who’s ready for Turkey Day and some Black Friday shopping?

I’m excited to have some free time to start blogging again! With all the heavy traffic out there, I thought everyone could use some tips on how to save a few MPG’s while you’re out visiting friends and family or out bargain shopping.

Here are a few simple, yet effective, ways to improve fuel-efficiency:

  • Keep your windows closed when driving
  • Remove weight by taking out un-needed items from your car/trunk
  • Quite simply – drive slower
  • If possible, avoid the stop-and-go traffic by taking back roads to and from your destinations
  • Remember to check your tire pressure before heading out, as this is a good way to ensure a safe vehicle and enhance MPG’s

For those of you who are out hunting for bargains this Friday, be sure to stay warm and have fun. To pack in as many bargains as possible, a good amount of cargo space makes it possible to gather all of those goodies. With this in mind, we’re happy to see that cars like the Volvo XC70, Scion xB and Chevrolet Cruze are amongst the contenders for Kicking Tires’ “Best Cars for Black Friday Shopping.”

Have fun, be safe, and most of all – celebrate this great holiday with family and friends. Happy Thanksgiving from the Koons Family to yours!

KK