Runde Ford Drive 4 UR School Event Raises Over $5,000 for West Delaware Schools

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Our Ford Drive 4 UR School test drive event on Friday raised more than $5,000 for the West Delaware Athletic Booster Club!

The event, held at the Beckman Sports Complex in Manchester, saw more than 250 test drives of new Ford vehicles. For each test drive, Ford donated $20.

“It was hosted during a softball tournament so we had a great turnout,” said Aaron Young, sales manager at Runde Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Manchester. “It will be a very positive boost for the community.”

Thank you to everyone who test drove a vehicle! 🚗🚗

Welcoming Dan Pyzocha to Runde Auto Group of Manchester

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We are pleased to announce that Dan Pyzocha has joined the sales team at Runde Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Manchester!

Dan has a background in road construction, but has always had an interest in the automotive industry.

“The majority of people rely on their vehicle almost every day,” Dan said. “Vehicles are always going to be our main means of transportation here in the rural Midwest as well as where memories are going to be made. With that being said, buying a new vehicle is a big event to most people and I’m happy knowing that I have the opportunity to be a part of that event.”

Originally from Massachusetts, Dan grew up in Dubuque and currently resides in Epworth. He and his wife Angela have two children, Adelynn and Aliyah.

“When I married my wife, we decided to both change our last name to my mother’s maiden name to help carry on the family name,” Dan said. “My mom is one of three sisters and has no brothers.”

In his spare time, Dan enjoys spending time with his family and friends, as well as cheering on the Cubs and Hawkeyes. So far he is pleased with his career change.

“I am really enjoying the people I work with, and working with the customers,” he said. “I already have my first couple sales under my belt!”

Dan’s favorite vehicle is an all-black Jeep Wrangler. He hopes to help you find the perfect vehicle for you in Runde Auto Group’s large selection of more than 1,700 vehicles.

“Great customer service to me means doing everything possible to make sure every customer is 100% satisfied,” he said. “I am here to make sure that your car buying experience is as enjoyable as possible.”

Dan can be reached by calling 866-580-9767 ext. 565, or by emailing dpyzocha@rundeautogroup.com.

Ford Ranger, Re-invented: The Midsize Truck Makes a Comeback in 2019

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The Ford Ranger is making a comeback in 2019.

The mid-size pickup truck, which was discontinued in 2011, has been re-invented inside and out.

cq5dam.web.1280.1280 (2)“Ranger has always held a special place in the hearts of truck fans,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford executive vice president of Product Development and Purchasing, in a press release. “The all-new Ranger is designed for today’s mid-size truck buyer, delivering even more utility, capability and technology for those who blend city living with more off-the-grid adventures on the weekend.”

The Ranger will come in three trims, entry-level XL, mid-level XLT, and high-level Lariat, with available Chrome and Sport appearance and FX Off-Road packages, and in SuperCab or SuperCrew cab configurations.

It has a high-strength steel frame, a 2.3-L Ecoboost engine and the only 10-speed auto transmission in the midsize truck segment.

“Ranger’s proven 2.3-liter EcoBoost provides a torque target on par with competing V6cq5dam.web.1280.1280 (5) engines, but with the efficiency of a four-cylinder,” Thai-Tang said. “When you pair that with its 10-speed transmission, you’ve got one of the most versatile, powerful and efficient powertrains in the segment.”

The Ranger is packed with driver-assist technologies, including standard Automatic Emergency Braking, available Lane Keeping Assist, available Lane Departure Warning, available Reverse Sensing System, and available class-exclusive Blind Spot Information System with trailer coverage. Lariat trim includes Pedestrian Detection and Adaptive Cruise Control.

It is ready for adventure with the available FX4 Off-Road Package, which provides additional trail capability with off-road tuned shocks, all-terrain tires, a frame-mounted heavy-gauge steel front bash plate, frame-mounted skid plates, and FX4 badging.

cq5dam.web.1280.1280 (4)The vehicle has an innovative Terrain Management System similar to the F-150 Raptor’s, which includes four drive modes: normal; grass, gravel, and snow; mud and ruts; and sand. The system can shift on the fly to automatically change throttle responsiveness, transmission gearing, and vehicle controls to tailor traction, drive-ability, and performance to any given terrain or weather condition.

The Ranger will be available at Runde Auto Group in early 2019.

See Runde Auto Group’s selection of new Ford vehicles here.