The Redesigned 2014 Hyundai Equus, To soon hit Glenbrook Hyundai

The updated 2014 Hyundai Equus will soon hit your Glenbrook Hyundai dealer at the Happy Car Store, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. It is a truly amazing luxurious sedan, that excites by boasting 429 Horsepower. Please feel free to contact us, or feel free to stop by for more information.

The Hyundai Equus: it is the Hyundai that isn’t really a Hyundai. After all, it doesn’t wear the Hyundai badge anywhere and it is unlike any other vehicle in the Hyundai lineup. The Equus flaunts an emblem all its own, which is understandable for the most shopped premium luxury sedan on the market, and it just got redesigned for 2014.

The redesigned 2014 Hyundai Equus flaunts several exterior enhancements, the most notable of which is probably the new 19-inch, turbine-blade polished silver wheel design, which sets the tone for the rest of the vehicle. The new front and rear grille design gives the Equus a more elegant stance, and the standard LED fog lamps let you know that this isn’t your grandfather’s luxury sedan.

Everything on the interior of the 2014 Hyundai Equus has been redesigned as well, but you may be hard pressed to notice the new ivory leather environment amidst all the new technology. The 2014 Equus boasts a larger 12.3-inch LCD cluster display, climate control settings with three distinct cabin temperature zones, standard smart cruise control, proximity key, and duel 9.2-inch rear seat entertainment monitors.

We would like to kick back in the reclining rear seats of the redesigned 2014 Hyundai Equus and let someone else drive us around. How about you?

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Hyundai tops Toyota in Fort Wayne for lowest-cost car-repair rankings

Hyundai tops Toyota in lowest-cost car-repair rankings

Glenbrook Hyundai, the Happy Car Store in Fort Wayne, Indiana is please to announce that Hyundai has eclipsed Toyota in another catagory.  We think this article could be useful to anyone looking for a new car in Fort Wayne.  Please feel free to call or stop by our dealership for more information.

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A 2013 Toyota Prius plug-in Hybrid at the 2013 New York International Auto Show. The model’s higher average repair costs contributed to Toyota being toppled by Hyundai at the top of the lowest cost car repair rankings.

One maker has traditionally ranked at the top of the quality, reliability and dependability charts, the other has spent years struggling to reverse its early image of building low-quality econoboxes.

So, it may come as a shock to see Hyundai toppling Toyota from the top rank in the latest Vehicle Health Index, a survey of repair costs plotted by website CarMD. But after spending two consecutive years in second place, behind the Japanese giant, Hyundai has landed in the top spot – which means the annual cost of maintaining and repairing a Hyundai is now the lowest of any brand.

General Motors, which has been rapidly gaining ground in other recent quality and reliability studies, landed in third place in the Vehicle Health Index followed by what might come as another surprise, Chrysler — ahead of Honda, another Japanese maker traditionally linked to high quality.

Now in its third year, “the Vehicle Health Index Manufacturer & Vehicle Ranking provides car shoppers with insight on what to expect in terms of frequency, type and cost of repairs for the majority of new and used vehicles on the road today,” explains Doug Sobieski, CarMD’s chief marketing officer.

Both GM and Chrysler posted dramatic improvements in this year’s survey. GM jumping from the eighth spot to third, while Chrysler leaped from the 10th spot in the previous surveys to fourth. Ford also moved up to sixth just behind Honda. The second-largest of the domestic makers was the ninth-ranked maker last year.

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Hyundai’s improved ranking was fueled by its low frequency of repairs. While the survey found that products from both Hyundai and Toyota vehicles actually had more trips to the repair shop and higher year-over-year average repair bills than during the previous survey, Hyundai owners felt less of an impact.

Hyundai and Toyota weren’t alone. Half of the top 10 manufacturers – also including Nissan, Kia and Volkswagen — experienced a drop in reliability ratings, with more frequent visits to the repair shop and increased average repair costs. The other five — GM, Chrysler, Honda, Ford and Mitsubishi — saw improved ratings with GM experiencing the largest boost – moving from No. 8 to No. 3 in terms of fewer repairs and lower costs. Coming in at No. 10, Mitsubishi made the top ten for the first time this year.

GM had the lowest average repair cost among the top 10-ranked manufacturers ($304.99). Toyota had the highest overall repair cost ($540.53).

Among vehicles with the highest average repair costs were the various Toyota Prius hybrids, which contributed to Toyota’s overall increase in repair costs. Bright spots for Toyota were the 2012 Toyota Camry and 2010 Toyota 4 Runner, each with average repair costs under $100.

In fact, for the third consecutive year, the top-ranked vehicle – meaning the lowest repair costs — is a Toyota, with the 2012 Camry ranked as the most reliable vehicle for 2013.

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Previously, Toyota also ranked first with the 2009 Corolla and 2010 Corolla earning top spots in the past two CarMD rankings.

Four sedans, four compacts and two SUVs make up 2013’s top 10 list, with Nissan leading the pack with five vehicles, including the 2012 Altima at No.2, the 2011 Rogue at No. 5, the 2012 Rogue at No. 6, 2012 Sentra at No. 7 and 2011 Sentra at No. 9.

Toyota has three cars in the top 10, including the 2012 Camry at the top of the list, 2011 Corolla at No. 3 and 2011 Camry at No. 4.

Hyundai has one vehicle on the list – the 2010 Elantra at No. 8. Rounding out the list is the 2012 Mazda 3 at No. 10. It was the first time Mazda has had a vehicle in the top 10.

The Index also ranks the top three vehicles by category: Compact, Minivan, Sedan, Full-Sized SUV, Wagon/Crossover, Truck and Luxury. The 2012 GMC Sierra, ranked No. 1 in the truck category, unseating Ford from its sweep of the category last year. In the Luxury category, Buick and Lincoln toppled Lexus and Infiniti with the 2011 Buick Lacrosse, and 2010 and 2007 Lincoln MKZ vehicles.

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Who needs $79 down and $79 a month when you can get a new 2013 Hyundai Elantra from Glenbrook Hyundai!

Everyone knows that you can not get a new car for $79 down and $79 a month.  The math simply does not add up.  The average new car costs over $20,000 and the average payment is over $400.  How could you posibly get any new car for $79 a mont?  Well, it is simple, you can’t.  When any dealer tells you such a low payment, all they can do is subsidize the payment for a short term.  In other words, in a few months your $79 payment will jump to over $400, depending on the car you are buying.  That doesn’t help many people.

If it is a low payment that you are looking for, Glenbrook Hyundai has your solution.  The Happy Car Store has brand new 2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS models for only $229 a month with NO MONEY DOWN! What is the catch?  There is no catches at the Happy Car Store.  You can lease a new 2013 Hyundai Elantra for $229 a month with no money down.  This is a 36 month/ 36,000 mile lease with no cash down.  The only thing additional would be taxes.  Glenbrook Hyundai even makes your first payment. 

Don’t forget that Glenbrook Hyundai is the most fuel efficient automaker in America with cars that get up to 40 miles per gallons.  With cars like the Accent, Elantra, Sonata and Veloster getting great gas mileage plus the Tucson and Santa Fe skipping the gas stops, you could be happy with a new Fort Wayne Hyundai!

Stop in today to see our great selection or check us out online at www.HappyCarStore.com.  Glenbrook Hyundai, on Coldwater Road in Fort Wayne, next to Red Lobster.

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Fort Wayne area gas prices are higher than in California. Now is the time to get a fuel efficient new Hyundai.

Glenbrook Hyundai is just as tired of the high gas prices as everyone else.  We all know that they are here to stay.  The good new is, the Happy Car Store has the solution.  Make your money go further in a Hyundai!

A look at any of the area gas prices will make anyone sick.  Fuel prices stayed relatively low throughout the Winter and Spring and Fort Wayne drivers were optimistic.  However, recently gas prices have been on the rise.  The blame has been put on gas companies, lack of refineries and oil “speculation”.  Whatever the reason is, every drive in Fort Wayne is feeling it in their wallet. 

The last check of www.gasbuddy.com had gas prices in Fort Wayne ranging from $4.00 (with a club membership) up to $4.16 in other areas of town.  With an average gas tak size of 18 gallons, this means a driver could spend over $80 every time they fill up.  With an average older vehicle that gets around 20 miles per gallon someone could save over $130 a month by getting in to a new Hyundai.

The all new 2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid has an EPA rating of 40 miles per gallon on the highway.  According to the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) ratings, Hyundai has become the most fuel efficient automaker in America.  With almost every car in the line up getting over 30 miles per gallon.  That just another reason why we say, you could be happier in a Hyundai.

Come see the entire line-up of fuel efficient Hyundai models at Glenbrook Hyundai on Coldwater Road in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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$2,000 in incentives make the deals heat up on the 2013 Hyundai Sonata at Glenbrook Hyundai!

June is the month for HOT DEALS at Glenbrook Hyundai, the Happy Car Store in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Hyundai Motors America has just released the specials for the month of June and The Happy Car Store couldn’t be any happier!

This month only take advantage of $1,500 in Hyundai Finance Cash AND $500 in Valued Owner or Competitive Owner Savings.  That means you could save over $5,500 on select new 2013 Hyundai Sonata models like the all new Limited Hybrid Models. 

The all new 2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited Hybrid

The all new 2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited Hybrid

This is your best to chance to save thousands off a new Hyundai! 

Don’t forget all new Happy Car Store Hyundais include:

  • 5 year / 60,000 mile limited warranty
  • 20 year / 200,000 mile powertrain warranty
  • Nitrogen in all tires
  • Accident avoidance system
  • Environmental protection package
  • And much more

Stop in to Glenbrook Hyundai today and see why you could be happier in a Hyundai or check us out online any time at www.HappyCarStore.com

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Congratulations to Cleveland Brock, Salesman of the Month at Glenbrook Hyundai, the Happy Car Store!

Glenbrook Hyundai, the Happy Car Store in Fort Wayne, Indiana would like to congratulate Cleveland Brock for, once again, regaining the title of Salesman of the Month.

Cleveland has worked at the Happy Car Store for nearly four years and have been the Salesman of the Year for the past 2 years.  Cleveland prides himself in his hard work ethic and true customer advocacy.  Mr. Brock has maintained a nearly perfect Customer Satisfaction (CSI) rating with Hyundai since he first arrived at Glenbrook Hyundai.

Stop in to see Cleveland Brock at the Happy Car Store and see for yourself how he could make you happier in a Hyundai!

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The 2013 Glenbrook Hyundai Sonata has been named the most dependable mid-size car by J.D. Power and Asscoiates!

Glenbrook Hyundai, the Happy Car Store in Fort Wayne, Indiana is pleased to announce that the 2013 Hyundai Sonata has been named the most dependable mid-sized car by J.D. Power and AssociatesGlenbrook Hyundai has the best selection of Hyundai Sonatas in the area.  The Sonata has rebates up to $1,500 and interest rates as low as 0% on select models.  Hurry in to Glenbrook Hyundai while the selection is best!

The Sonata topped vehicles like the Nissan Altima, Honda Accord and Toyota Camry.   Here is the article on the most dependable mid-size car selection the Sonata received:

COSTA MESA, CA–Feb. 13, 2013: Hyundai’s Sonata received the distinct honor of most dependable midsize car by J.D. Power and Associates in their 2013 Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS). Released today, the annual Vehicle Dependability Study shows Sonata ranked highest in its class, beating out leading competitors.

The Sonata offers striking fluidic design, high fuel efficiency and comes equipped with Hyundai’s own Blue Link infotainment system. The Sonata recently broke its all-time yearly sales record in 2012 surpassing the 225,000 mark.

“In one of the most competitive segments within the industry, Sonata places highest in its class,” said Erwin Raphael, director of engineering and quality, Hyundai Motor America. “Hyundai is committed to providing customers with high-value vehicles that withstand the test of time. The quality and dependability of our models is important to reassuring owners that we care about their Hyundai experience beyond their initial purchase at the dealership.”

For the 2013 model year, Sonata builds on its trailblazing recipe of high-design and high fuel efficiency with more features, higher value and advanced technology. The 2013 Sonata is powered by the original Theta II GDI 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with a Gasoline Direct-Injection (GDI) fuel delivery system, contributing to an overall improved fuel efficiency and lower emissions. The Sonata sets the benchmark for midsize sedans offering sleek design, class-leading interior comfort, functionality and practicality all at an incredible high value.

The J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study measures problems experienced during the past 12 months by original owners of three-year-old (2010 model year) vehicles includes 202 specific problem symptoms grouped into eight major vehicle systems. The study results include industry insights, model rankings in each of the car and light-truck segments, and full nameplate rankings. Overall dependability is determined by the level of problems experienced per 100 vehicles (PP100), with a lower score reflecting higher quality.

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Used Car Specials have been updated at Glenbrook Hyundai

Valentine’s Day has came early at Glenbrook Hyundai, the Happy Car Store!  The managers at Glenbrook Hyundai have updated the used car specials on www.HappyCarStore.com and www.WeGotIt.com.  This is your chance to save thousands off what these vehicles were priced at just a few days ago.  Some of the most recent specials include:

Just go to http://www.HappyCarStore.com and click on used car specials or visit http://www.WeGotIt.com and view the specials right from our homepage.

All of the used specials at Glenbrook Hyundai have been fully inspected, include warranty protection and qualify for the famous 72 hour exchange policy.  Check them out online or stop in to the Hyundai store on Coldwater Road to see them for yourself!

 

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If you are looking for a new Toyota Camry in Fort Wayne then give the Hyundai Sonata a look.

The midsize segment is a very competitive part of the auto industry.  For years it was owned by the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord.  With all of the design changes the 2013 Hyundai Sonata is now at the top of many peoples lists.  Although the Camry and Accord are still great cars, the Glenbrook Hyundai Sonata definitely deserves a look before any consumer makes a decision on their next Toyota or Honda.

Here are some significant advantages that a new Sonata from the Happy Car Store has over the Toyota Camry:

  • The Sonata comes with a full 5 year/60,000 mile basic warranty which covers the entire vehicle and includes 24 hour roadside assistance.  The Camry stops 2 year and 24,000 miles sooner.  The Camry does not include roadside assistance at all.
  • The Toyota only has 60,000 miles of powertrain warranty coverage while the Hyundai offers 100,000 plus Glenbrook Hyundai doubles that to 200,000 or 20 years!
  • The Hyundai 4 cyl offers better horsepower and quicker acceleration than the Toyota.
  • The Sonata has a larger fuel tank allowing you to go further before stopping for fuel.
  • The Sonata has so much more passenger and cargo room that it is considered to be in the “Larger Car” market while the Camry is in the midsized area.
  • The Sonata has a larger trunk than the Camry.
  • The Hyundai Sonata was a “top pick” by Consumer Reports while the Toyota Camry only made the “recommended” list.
  • The Sonata was picked as Car and Driver‘s “Top Ten” with it’s redesign in 2011.  The Camry hasn’t been picked since 1997.
  • You can’t buy a Toyota from Glenbrook Hyundai, the Happy Car Store!

After looking at all the facts, it’s a no brainer!  Stop by Glenbrook Hyundai, the Happy Car Store in Fort Wayne, Indiana to see the 2013 Hyundai Sonata for yourself.  You can also see a complete list of our inventory, incentives and specials at www.HappyCarStore.com or call us at 260-484-9531.

Take a spin in a new Sonata and you’ll understand why we say…you could be happier in a Hyundai.

 

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WOOHOO! Two Months in a row…Lois Dennis is the Salesperson of the Month at Glenbrook Hyundai!

She did it again!  Lois Dennis, the Automotive Selling Grandmother, outlasted the hard charging guys and took the title of Salesperson of the month at Glenbrook Hyundai, the Happy Car Store.  Lois couldn’t have done it without the help of all her repeat customers and the people they referred to her.  Of course, Lois would like to thank all of her customers and her son, Shane Housholder.  He is the greatest!

Stop by and see Lois at Glenbrook Hyundai, the Happy Car Store, on Coldwater Road in Fort Wayne or call her at 260-484-9531..

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