Saturday, January 28, 2012

Karl Malone Used Car Outlet - Grand Opening

Karl Malone Used Car Outlet is having its grand opening this weekend and Karl Malone is on site to sign autographs through Saturday, Jan 28th. Come to the Grand Opening event and get a signed copy of an exclusive commemorative book of the 1992 Barcelona Olympics - the year Karl was a part of the very first USA Dream Team.

The new dealership is featured this week on the cover of Zoom magazine - pick up a copy at your local grocery or convenience store and take it by to be signed by Karl!

Dan Helie of Zoom with Karl Malone

Be one of the first to visit the newest addition to the Karl Malone dealership franchise. You can shop for a Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Hyundai, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Subaru and much more available at super low grand opening prices.

Karl Malone Used Car Outlet is located at 10736 S. State Street, Sandy, Utah. Call 1-888-682-5434 or visit their website.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The All New 2012 Subaru Impreza

Pete Kuhn from Mark Miller Subaru South Towne recently gave a tour of the all new 2012 Subaru Impreza. The all new Impreza is currently the most fuel efficient All Wheel Drive vehicle on the road - getting an amazing 36 miles per gallon. In the video below, Pete takes us on a test drive and points out the excellent handling and the agile Impreza's tight turning radius - no three point turn needed here!  In addition to great gas mileage the Impreza features a 14.5 gallon gas tank, 148 horsepower engine - and to give you a confident drive in any weather conditions - symmetrical all wheel drive. This is the perfect vehicle to get you and your friends up the mountain and on to the ski slopes.

Mark Miller Subaru South Towne at the Auto Mall in Sandy has one of the largest selections of the all new 2012 Subaru Imprezas with models starting at under $18,000. 

If you'd like to take a test drive of this fun to drive car, contact Pete Kuhn at 801.553.5202 or Mark Miller Subaru South Towne is located at 10920 S. State Street in Sandy, Utah. And as always you can find the most current inventory of new and used vehicles in Utah, including the 2012 Subaru Impreza, at

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Chevy Trucks Pull Down Building at John Watson Chevrolet

How do you become a bit of an internet sensation while demolishing your car dealership? Well, the folks at John Watson Chevrolet in Ogden, Utah, decided to use four Chevy trucks to pull down part of their building and then posted the video on YouTube. Since then the video has picked up attention from auto sites like Autoblog and Jalopnik, also and even the Chevrolet Silverado facebook page.

The walls are coming down at John Watson Chevrolet in preparation for a brand new showroom.

The Standard Examiner reports that Cory Watson, General Sales Manager, anticipates a grand re-opening in August and that service and sales of new and used cars will continue during the construction.  To see more pictures of the demolition visit the John Watson Chevrolet Facebook page.

Monday, January 16, 2012 visits the 2012 Utah International Auto Expo spent some time at the Utah International Auto Expo at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy, UT.  Presented by the New Car Dealers of Utah and produced by Motor Trend, the Expo is a great place to see 2012 model vehicles from auto makers all in one place. You can see vehicles like the 2012 Hyundai Veloster, the 2012 Chevrolet Volt, the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro and the pre-production 2013 Mazda CX-5.

We talked with Jeff Miller, General Manager of Mark Miller Subaru about the all new 2012 Subaru Impreza - at 36 mpg, the Subaru Impreza gets the highest gas mileage of any all wheel drive vehicle on the road.   We also were able to get an up close look at the all new luxury plug-in electric Fisker Karma. Fisker is the new American car maker producing the Karma, a beautiful four door sports car that has a 50 mile battery range and is able to meet global safety and emission standards without modification.

Mike Bailey of the Utah Miata Club talked with us about his love of the Mazda Miata and also let us know about the Miatas of Moab event coming up this spring in Moab, Utah.  Camp Jeep kept the crowds entertained with rides in a Jeep through an obstacle course demonstrating the Jeep's on road and off road capabilities.

Jodie Cox with found the car of her dreams - a Ferrari F430 Spider - in the Exotic Car display.  Also on display were the Ferrari FF and the Maserati Gran Turismo S.

The Utah International Auto Expo is going on at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy, Utah, through Monday, Jan. 16th.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Utah International Auto Expo

It's time for the Utah International Auto Expo - beginning tomorrow at the South Towne Exposition Center in Sandy, Utah. The Auto Expo is billed as the "largest new car display in the intermountain area."  It's a great opportunity to see lots of 2012 model cars, trucks, SUVs and hybrids all in one location and, perhaps even more fun, to get a sneak peek at several pre-production 2013 models on display at the show.   If you'd like to do more than just look, Ford, Chevrolet, Buick and GMC will all have vehicles on site and available for you to take on a test drive.

Craig Bickmore, Executive Director of New Car Dealers of Utah, the association that owns and operates the show each year, says "this event tops anything we've offered in the past."

The million dollar Exotic Display promises to be a popular area of the Expo.  Exotic vehicles on display will include an exclusive Ferrari V12 and the much anticipated Ferrari FF as well as the Maserati Gran Turismo MC and Maserati Quattroporte.  I'm especially looking forward to getting a look at the all-new Fisker Karma being showcased by Fisker of Salt Lake.

Jeep is pulling out all the stops with a huge interactive experience called Camp Jeep. The Camp Jeep interactive test track will allow you to experience a Jeep's on and off road capabilities with a professional 4x4 driver at the wheel and among other things allow you to feel the Jeep's abilities going up the 18 foot, 35 degree Jeep Mountain.

It sounds like you will want to bring the kids with lots available for them to do.  Children 12 and under will be admitted free on Sunday (Kid's Day) and Monday (Family Day) with a paying adult.  Next to the much anticipated Camp Jeep experience, kid-sized Jeeps will be available for children to drive and Jeep is providing a 25 foot climbing wall for kids to climb while waiting for their turn in a Jeep.

Two dollar discount coupons are available from area McDonald's restaurants and for every $2 coupon redeemed the Auto Expo will donate $1 to Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area.

The Utah International Auto Expo is being held at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy during these hours:

Friday, Jan 13       11am - 10pm
Saturday, Jan 14   10am - 10pm
Sunday, Jan 15     10am - 8pm  (Kid's Day)
Monday, Jan 16    10am - 8pm  (Family Day)

For more information and discount ticket offers visit the Utah International Auto Expo website.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Vintage Ford Falcon Kombi Van

Dave Grohl, front-man for the rock band The Foo Fighters, was spotted recently in this vintage Ford Falcon Kombi van.

Photo by Bauer Griffin

Sources:  Super Star Autos and Zimbio