Jill Merriam Key Hyundai Blog

Key Hyundai customer tells all

May 16, 2016

So you need a car, but have no vehicle to trade, little down payment, and are frustrated at being ignored and insulted? If you need a reliable, affordable car to get to and from work in Connecticut, drive your kids in carpool, and get on with your life, do yourself a favor and listen to a trusted friend. Key Hyundai customer and friend, Mark from Shelton, was exactly that customer,[…]

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Maryann found a car she loves at Key Hyundai

April 11, 2016

Jill’s Dealer For The People Key Hyundaicommercials are on the radio all the time in Connecticut. You’ve probably heard them driving around Milford, Hartford, New Haven, Vernon, and Shelton many, many times! At Key Hyundai we sure love Jill, and we love the stories our new and used car customers tell about how The Dealer For The People helped them drive a great car. Many Key Hyundai new and used car[…]

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Will on-line car buying end price negotiation?

April 4, 2016

On-line car buying  – soup to nuts – has been talked about at Key Hyundai of Milford and Key Hyundai in Connecticut, and throughout the car business industry. New and used car customers seem to really like it, but what about price negotiation and trade-in value of existing cars? Jill Merriam, Dealer For The People at Key Hyundai, wants to know if you could buy on-line without any opportunity for price negotiation, would[…]

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Ask the right questions to get best car price (part 2)

March 1, 2016

Many new and used car customers want that “out the door price,” but buying a car really isn’t as simple as that at Connecticut’s Key Hyundai or any reputable new or used car dealership. Do you ask for an “out the door price” when buying a new or used car? As Connecticut’s Dealer For The People, Jill’s friend asked if she would check to see if he are was getting a[…]

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How to compare car prices (Part 1)

February 22, 2016

As the Dealer For The People at Key Hyundai, Jill Merriam knows comparison shopping is a must when buying a new car, but you need to know what to ask. There are specific questions to ask when comparing the price of vehicles, and part 1 of this Nicer, Newer News video lets you know what they are. Take a listen, and learn what to ask when comparison shopping a nicer, newer car: Make sure[…]

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What to do before the test-drive

December 7, 2015

Friends and family always ask me, the Connecticut Dealer For The People, for inside advice on how to get the best deal on a new or used car. Want to know what I tell them? As the hands-on co-owner, operator and Dealer For The People at Connecticut’s Key Hyundai, I am more than happy to share what I know about car buying and financing. In fact, there’s one thing every new[…]

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Smart tips for buying car insurance

November 17, 2015

Thinking of buying a new or used car from Key Hyundai in Connecticut or any car dealership at all? Don’t forget, the cost of owning your a new or used car always includes insurance, and this expense can take quite a chunk out of your budget. Do you know what to look for when choosing car insurance? Hi, it’s Jill Merriam, Dealer For The People, and as solution providers at Key[…]

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What you need to know about co-signing a loan

October 26, 2015

Have you ever helped someone buy a new or used car by co-signing a loan? Or have you ever asked for help purchasing a new or used car? Do you know what this means for you … or your friend? What exactly is the (financial) obligation? As the Dealer For The People at Key Hyundai, and I recently helped a customer understand his responsibilities as a co-signor on a car loan. He[…]

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Tip to avoid used car scam

August 24, 2015

My family has been in the new and used car business for over 50 years here in Connecticut, and yet recently I learned about the scam-my routine of curbstoners and how to avoid them when buying a used car. Selling used cars with the practice of curbstoning is rampant in the classifieds, on craigslist and other sell-by-owner sites. I had never heard the term “curbstoner,” but it’s something you need[…]

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Expert Advice on Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles

August 11, 2015

Key Hyundai of Milford and Manchester Connecticut used car director Andre LaPorte is sharing what he knows about certified pre-owned vehicles (HINT: it’s a lot!) and why Hyundai CPOs are considered the best in the automotive industry. Andre LaPorte, Key Hyundai Used Car Director, knows what he’s talking about. Car dealerships advertise “certified pre-owned” but what does that really mean and how does it benefit you? Is there a warranty? Is it a[…]

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