Archives For Cadillac

The LaFontaine Family is inviting the community to the 9th Annual LaFontaine Family Fun Fest. The festivities will take place at LaFontaine Cadillac Buick GMC in Highland, Michigan.

9th Annual LaFontaine Family Fun Fest

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When you think October in Michigan, you probably think about the fall colors, decorating pumpkins, and a Detroit Lions season that’s over before it really started. But if you’re in the automotive biz, you also think about the upcoming North American International Auto Show and the North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year Awards.

You see, October is when the independent journalists who ultimately select the North American Car and Truck of the Year release their short list of vehicles that are under consideration for these awards.

2016 North American Car Truck of the YearSo without further ado, here are the vehicles that made the list:

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A vehicle is usually the second most expensive item we’ll ever purchase in our lifetime. While getting The Family Deal on a new car is great, sometimes we tend to forget about the other costs associated with owning a new vehicle.

Things like financing, insurance, gas, state fees, regular maintenance and vehicle depreciation add to the overall cost of ownership of a vehicle.

And if you’re like me and not a fan of the math, the vast amount of numbers to crunch can become overwhelming.

That’s where Kelley Blue Book’s 5-Year Cost to Own Awards come in to play. KBB has done all the legwork and calculated the cost-to-own on all vehicle models for 2015.

Now that the hard work is done, you can take your time and browse the list of vehicles with the lowest 5-year cost of ownership listed below.

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The LaFontaine Automotive Group is showing customers its environmental credentials thanks to a new “Green Dealer Recognition” program through General Motors.

LaFontaine Cadillac Buick GMC and LaFontaine Chevrolet

According to the automaker, both LaFontaine Chevrolet and LaFontaine Cadillac Buick GMC have a proven track record in areas such as energy reduction, renewable energy use, water conservation efforts, recycling and community outreach.

Visit either dealership and you’ll find several environmental features on site, including:

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When the North American International Auto Show (aka The Detroit Auto Show) rolls into town each January, it’s an exciting time for all of us on the FamilyDealBlog.com team.

I mean who wouldn’t love the chance to walk countless miles in uncomfortable shoes while shooting videos and writing articles on some of the coolest cars in the world?

This year, however, was a little different because for the first time we were granted credentials so we could attend the Press Preview alongside the rest of the mainstream media.

I know what you’re thinking. You? Press? Ha! I know, I was just as surprised as you.

That being said, one of the vehicles I was looking forward to seeing and getting to know was the all-new 2016 Cadillac CTS-V.

Needless to say, after catching Cadillac’s press conference and speaking to Chief Executive Engineer, Dave Leone, I was left impressed with what the future holds for Cadillac.

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When the 2015 North American International Auto Show (known as the Detroit Auto Show in these parts) opens to the public on January 17th, attendees will be overwhelmed by the sheer volume of vehicles that will be on display.

With so many cars, trucks and SUVs vying to capture your attention, it’s almost impossible to see them all in one day.

The last thing we want to happen is for you to go to the Auto Show and miss out on some of the coolest production and concept vehicles that are on display.

The FamilyDealBlog.com team was lucky enough to be invited to see the vehicles firsthand during the Auto Show Press Preview. After taking it all in, we’ve highlighted these nine vehicles that you’ll definitely want to check out when you head to Cobo for this year’s Detroit Auto Show.

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One of the benefits a General Motors employee has is the ability to share the GM Supplier Discount with their friends and acquaintances.

This is done through the GM Supplier Discount for Friends program in which eligible GM employees can offer a great vehicle discount to one friend or acquaintance per month.

GM Supplier Discount for Friends at LaFontaine

What makes this program even better is that friends of GM Employees can combine the supplier discount with current GM incentives on select 2014 and 2015 vehicles for even greater savings (see current offers below)

So what do you need to do if you’re a qualified GM Employee who would like to give the GM Supplier Discount to a friend?

It’s simple, just follow these steps:

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I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately from folks who have a vehicle that’s a part of GM’s Ignition Switch Recall, asking when the parts would be available to fix their vehicle.

I wish the answer was as straightforward as the question, however after discussing the issue with LaFontaine Service Director, Todd McCallum, the answer is a bit more complicated.

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Some of the confusion is based on how the GM Ignition Switch Recall is different from a typical manufacturer recall.

In an effort to clear things up, let’s take a look at the way vehicle recalls typically work:

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On Friday, June 30, 2014 General Motors announced six more safety recalls involving 7.6 million vehicles from the 1997 to 2014 model years.

Three weeks earlier, GM CEO Mary Barra addressed assembled employees and media on the status of the GM Ignition Switch Recall and their plans moving forward.

Barra emphasized that the company has adopted and will continue to adopt sweeping changes in the way it handles safety issues.

It seems this latest recall may be a direct result of the restructuring of GM’s recall decision making process.

Recalled GM Vehicles

Please note that not every one of the vehicles that were produced and sold are being recalled.

We can help you determine if your specific vehicle is a part of this recall.

Call us at (877) 997-0012 and we’ll be able to look up your vehicle to see if it’s a part of the recall.

Below are the vehicles affected by the latest GM recall:

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Ryan Brehm said he didn’t let himself think about the win, money or the lease on a new Cadillac until the tournament was over.

Then he couldn’t stop smiling.

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Ryan Brehm talks about winning the Michigan Open and a new Cadillac ATS.

“I don’t even know how to feel about winning a Cadillac,” he said. “I’m thinking it might be a little out of my league, but I’m really going to enjoy driving it.”

The 28-year-old PGA Tour Canada golfer won the 97th Michigan Open Championship presented by LaFontaine Cadillac at Prestwick Village Golf Club Thursday. It was his third Open title.

The Mount Pleasant native, Grand Rapids resident and former Michigan State star shot a closing 1-over-par 73 and had to hold off a the charge of Petoskey’s Joey Garber, who shot 68 and after nine holes of play in the final round was within one shot.

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