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Buying a new car is not the worst decision you’ll ever make

Buying new vs. used cars

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When you begin researching and shopping for a new or used car at Key Cars or any car dealership or on-line or wherever, we bet you’ve heard this advice more than once. Maybe you’ve even shared it, you know, the warning shot to stay away from new cars, because of depreciation in value.

You’ve probably heard this piece of unsolicited advice more than once, how this is the one car buying decision that is the worst financial decision you’ll ever make. But here’s the inside scoop from the great car enthusiast website, Jalopnik, shared by Key Cars, CT’s favorite family new and used car dealership, the Dealer For The People.

The most important consideration when buying a car: AFFORDABILITY

Jill Merriam, Dealer For The People at Key Cars of Connecticut, has helped thousands of CT drivers find their perfect vehicle, and knows a little something about making smart choices.

In this quick, Nicer, Newer News video where Jill shares some great information from Jalopnik, dispelling the myth surrounding this so-called advice, and why it’s simply not true. Take a listen:

New or used, it’s up to you. But buying a new vehicle isn’t the big black hole people say it is. It simply isn’t true. What do you think about buying new car, used car, or unsolicited advice? We would love to hear what you think at wecare@keycars.com,

And if you have any specific car ownership questions that you would like to discuss, don’t hesitate to email, call 1-800-450-1422, or stop by any Key Cars (Milford, Manchester, or Middleton) dealership in person. The Key automotive experts are here to help you get you on the road in a nicer, newer car today!

How digital advertising is alarmingly amazing

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It’s no secret (anymore) that on-line behavior and internet use is tracked in order to serve up ads for the products we want, whether it’s a new or used car from Key Chevrolet of Middletown, Key Hyundai of Manchester or Key Hyundai of Milford – or shoes or tools or glasses or whatever – the products and services companies think we want from watching what we click, where and when.

Digital tracking shopping behavior is quite amazing, and a little bit creepy.

The Dealer For The People, Jill Merriam from Key Cars, just returned from an automotive conference where digital advertising was explained, and well, it’s far more choreographed than previously thought.

Listen to this Nicer, Newer News video, where Jill shares what she learned, and what she thinks about this incredible technology:

What do you think about digital tracking and advertising? Are you okay with it? Some of it? All of it? We would love to hear what you think at wecare@keycars.com, and what precautions you are taking, if any.

Thanks for listening and learning, and helping the Key Cars team provide automotive solutions Connecticut drivers need!

Meet world famous mechanic from Key Chevrolet of Middletown Connecticut

Key Chevrolet of Middletown is home to a world-famous Corvette technician

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People love their cars, often forming clubs and attending car shows to see the very best of the best high performance vehicles. The American automotive staple, the beloved Corvette, definitely has a huge, loyal, fan base, almost like no other.

Jill Merriam, Dealer For The People at Key Cars of Connecticut, is celebrating a remarkable staff of amazing people. One particular mechanic is a world-renowned Corvette expert, with quite the world-wide fan base.
Learn all about this amazing mechanic from Middletown in this Nicer, Newer News video, where Jill will tell you who he is, and why he’s expert on hand for Corvette owners all over the world.
Take a listen:


We’d love to hear what you think! Email the team of Key auto experts – Corvette and all – at wecare@keycars.com, and let us know if you have a favorite dream car, and what you think of this celebrity status. and if you’d like to be on a special mailing list for Corvette events, let us know!

Is there such a thing as too much tech in your car?

Does too much tech in the car hurts driving skill?

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Do you like all the bells and whistles that come standard, or for a little extra, in today’s newer vehicles? So much automotive technology, the alerts, cameras, buzzing, and beeping — all designed to help us be better drivers, but does this actually help – or hurt – the standard driving skills?

Jill Merriam, Dealer for the People at Connecticut’s Key Cars, loves auto technology but does think perhaps it might make us lazier drivers. What do you think? Listen to this Nicer, Newer News video, and let us know how you use, or don’t use, the technology in your vehicle:

There’s something to be said about looking with your own eyes and listening with your own ears when driving a car. Technology is meant to keep us safer, but let’s not forget to use our brains along with the technology.

We’d love to hear what you think! Email our team of Key auto experts at wecare@keycars.com, and let us know what driving skills you rely on, and what you turn over to tech!

Wishing you many safe and happy miles behind the wheel!

Dealer For The People describes texting and driving near miss

Jill Merriam discusses distracted drivingWe’re all a little bit guilty of distracted driving, but it has to stop and now. Jill Merriam, Dealer For The People at Connecticut’s Key Cars, was in a recent miss on the road, and wants to know what you think about texting and driving.

Listen to this Nicer, Newer News video to find out what happened to Jill, and let us know what you think:

Jill’s decided what she’s going to do when she gets behind the wheel: turn off the phone. OFF. What are you doing to help stop distracted driving? Send us your ideas to reduce texting and driving to wecare@keycars.com, and together, let’s make it safe on the roads!