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Car buying tips that make financial sense

April 27, 2015

I recently received an email from my bank with tips for buying a car to make wise money choices – good advice for sure! As the Dealer For The People at Key Hyundai in Connecticut, I’m often leery of car buying tips, but this was smart, informed, unbiased information that I just have to share! Deciding whether to a buy new or used car can make a smart financial sense depending[…]

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What do you think about electric cars?

March 16, 2015

Lots of talk about automotive technology and alternate fuel vehicles, but what does that really mean to real people like you and me looking for new and used cars in Connecticut? When should CT car dealers start to really focus on electric cars – when will customers start asking about them with determination and dollars? Hi, it’s Jill Merriam, Dealer For The People at Key Hyundai, and when people from[…]

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What does CPO (certified pre-owned) mean anyway?

February 9, 2015

New or used? And what exactly does a “certified pre-owned” vehicle even mean when shopping for a new or used car in Connecticut? Buying a car is a huge financial commitment, and deciding to purchase new or used is a big one. Key Hyundai offers certified-preowned vehicles, but do you know what that really means? Hi, it’s Jill Merriam, Dealer For The People at Key Hyundai, and I’m here to[…]

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It’s all about safety

December 1, 2014

Every year I review new product features Hyundai introduces, and I’m always impressed, but this year wowza!! I was completely blown away! I’ll share what I can in this Nicer, Newer News video, but stop by Milford Hyundai or Manchester Hyundai to see the Key Hyundai cars in person! Hi, it’s Jill Merriam Dealer For The People at Key Hyundai, and this year’s 2015 Sonata is chock-full of so many[…]

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Tips to Lower Your Car Payment

November 10, 2014

The average American car payment can take a big chunk out of monthly expenses, but I’m here to tell you, as Connecticut’s favorite new and used car dealership, there are concrete ways to lower that number into something more manageable. Hi, it’s Jill Merriam, Dealer For The People at Key Hyundai, and I just attended a conference about consumer buying trends, and it got me thinking about my own new and used[…]

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How to determine a car payment

September 22, 2014

Do you know how much your car payment should be, or do you just find a car you want and think you’ll figure it out later? Sometimes our new and used car shoppers at Key Hyundai of Milford and Key Hyundai of Manchester don’t know what they want to spend, and this is a mistake. Here’s some Dealer For The People advice: know how much you want to spend on[…]

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3 Reasons Why People Choose a Car Dealership

July 14, 2014

The reasons people visit Connecticut car dealerships for new or used cars has changed drastically over the years, and thankfully, Key Hyundai has evolved with how customers shop today. There are 3 main reasons why people shop at one dealership over another, and they ain’t what they used to be! At Key Hyundai, we know customers do their homework. Hyundai knows it and our Key Hyundai solution providers know it too. That’s why[…]

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Hyundai wins Greenest Automaker Award

June 16, 2014

Big news here in Hyundai land, and our Key Hyundai solution providers are proud of the national recognition from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), who rated the environmental performance of 2013 model-year vehicles from the eight largest carmakers selling in the United States and …. Hyundai won the Greenest Automaker award! Hi, it’s Jill Merriam, Dealer For The People at Connecticut’s Key Hyundai, and I just have to tell you the news. Here’s the how[…]

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How CT laws help car buyers

May 19, 2014

Did you know Connecticut car buyers have a distinct advantage when purchasing a car at Key Hyundai or at any Connecticut car dealership? It’s true. Connecticut has the proud distinction of has some of the best, consumer friendly laws in the country. It will surprise you where Connecticut ranks with automotive loan balance, and the reason why we do so well has much to do with our laws. What does[…]

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Vehicle Upgrade Package: is it worth it?

May 12, 2014

It’s always so tempting, all those extras that come with the luxury upgrade offered when you buy that brand new car. Doesn’t matter if it’s a Hyundai from Key Hyundai,  or a Toyota, Honda, Nissan – it’s part of the upsell to offer car buyers the upgrades when they have decided on whichever make or model vehicle. When you buy a new car, the luxury package upgrade is almost always[…]

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