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  • Members will continue to receive guide as new products, data among results of buyout

    A new synergy will result in more comprehensive information and new products for consumers as J. D. Power has purchased the National Automobile Dealers Association’s (NADA) Used Car Guide business. Though the deal is still subject to review, the deal is expected to become official early in the second half of 2015.

    Jim Butler Auto Plaza: J.D. Power Teams Up With NADA Used Car GuideConsumers and dealers will now be able to find more information on both new and used cars more easily through both companies. NADA members will still receive a subscription to the Used Car Guide. The goal of the NADA Used Car Guide is to provide U.S. retail, loan, trade-in and auction used-vehicle values.

    Marketing information company J.D. Power brings its strength of information networks to the table in the deal. J.D. Power offers real-time automotive industry knowledge based on both new and used-car transactions. 

    The data shared between these two companies will add another dimension for used car buyers looking for the best deal and the most reliable car. The NADA name will stay for the time being until its transitions to something related to the J.D. Power brand.

    Jim Butler Auto Plaza is your home for pre-owned cars, trucks, SUVs and vans in St. Louis. Located at 9900 Watson Rd. in Crestwood, MO, Jim Butler Auto Plaza not only has a variety of vehicles but also its own service department. For more information about Jim Butler Auto Plaza, contact us online or call 314-965-6060. 

  • Jim Butler Auto Plaza: World’s Fastest Smart Car Equipped with Chevy Big Block

    Not known for their speed, smart cars are typically good for city living. However, in the video below we are proved wrong that smart cars can be fast. This smart car in particular, is the first ever to have a Chevy big block in it and may be the world’s fastest smart car! The smart car ran a 13.23 in a ¼ mile pass…check it out! 






    Jim Butler Auto Plaza: World’s Fastest Smart Car Equipped with Chevy Big Block
  • Jim Butler Auto Plaza: IndyCar Pace Car: What’s your favorite?

    IndyCar has been around for many years collecting memorable moments and awesome pace cars along the way.  Since its first race in 1996, the Indy 200, IndyCar gained much popularity in motorsports.

    Shown above is the Renault 5 Turbo! The high performance hatchback with a bright yellow paint job is just one of many popular IndyCar pace cars. 

    Below are a few more of our favorites including the 1980 Chevrolet Camaro Z28, 1979 Ford Mustang, and Indy 500 Corvette Stingray. We want to know what your favorite IndyCar pace car is! Send us a pic!

    Jim Butler Auto Plaza: IndyCar Pace Car: What’s your favorite?

    Jim Butler Auto Plaza: IndyCar Pace Car: What’s your favorite?

    Jim Butler Auto Plaza: IndyCar Pace Car: What’s your favorite?



    Jim Butler Auto Plaza: IndyCar Pace Car: What’s your favorite?

  • Jim Butler Auto Plaza: Rearview Cameras Verse Parking Sensors in Latest IIHS Study


    Safety comes first when buying a new vehicle. We have come a long way with safety technologies in vehicles and continue to improve the safety features in vehicles to come. The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety conducted a recent study involving rear view cameras verses parking sensors.

    111 volunteers got behind the wheel of a 2013 Chevrolet Equinox and practiced their reversing skills with the help of a rearview camera or parking sensors. Without the driver knowing, a crash-test dummy was placed behind the vehicle to better prove which method worked best.

    The fewest collisions occurred when drivers were using the rearview camera, which amounted to 56 percent of drivers hitting it. One out of 16 drivers (93.75%) hit the crash dummy while using park sensors and all drivers hit the dummy when zero technology was used. When both the camera and parking sensors were used at the same time, 75% of drivers hit the dummy.

    According to IIHS research scientist and lead author of the two studies, David Kidd, “The sensors might be more useful if they had a larger range and could provide an earlier warning.”

    Stay safe on the roads in St. Louis and check out our inventory at Jim Butler Auto Plaza!

    Source: Caranddriver.com



    Jim Butler Auto Plaza: Rearview Cameras Verse Parking Sensors in Latest IIHS Study


  • Jim Butler Black Friday-Contact Us Here!

    Wednesday, November 27, 2013
    Jim Butler Auto Plaza: Jim Butler Black Friday-Contact Us Here!

    Jim Butler Black Friday Madness is going on right now! If you found a vehicle that you are interested in, then please fill out the form below! We will have an associate contact you immediately with more information. 

  • Our Favorite Chevy Desktop Wallpapers

    Wednesday, October 02, 2013

    Chevrolet has had some awesome desktop wallpapers throughout the years. Checkout our Favorite Chevy desktop wallpapers! Share your favorite with us on facebook!




    Jim Butler Auto Plaza: Our Favorite Chevy Desktop Wallpapers
             Chevrolet Suburban

    Jim Butler Auto Plaza: Our Favorite Chevy Desktop Wallpapers
           1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS

    Jim Butler Auto Plaza: Our Favorite Chevy Desktop Wallpapers
                1949 Chevrolet Truck


  • Best Used Cars for 2013

    Monday, September 23, 2013

    Best Used Cars for 2013


    Vehicle shopping isn't always easy, especially when it comes to finding a reliable used vehicle that is best for you. Jim Butler Auto Plaza is here to help you find the perfect used vehicle that suits your needs.

    Edmunds has recently come up with a list of the best used vehicles to buy for 2013. This covers model years from 2006-2011 and looks at the most important criteria among buyers which includes reliability, safety, value and availability.

    Below is a list, in no particular order, for the best used vehicles for 2013:

    • 2007- ‘11 Honda Fit
    • 2006- ‘11 Hyundai Elantra
    • 2007- ‘11 Ford Fusion
    • 2006- ‘11 Toyota Avalon
    • 2006- ‘11 Honda Accord
    • 2006- ‘11 Volvo C70
    • 2006- ‘11 Subaru Outback
    • 2006- ‘11 Honda CR-V
    • 2006- ‘11 Toyota Highlander
    • 2007- ‘11 Mazda CX-9
    • 2006- ‘11 Honda Odyssey
    • 2006- ‘11 Dodge/Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
    • 2006- ‘11 Toyota Tacoma
    • 2006- ‘11 Ford F-150
    • 2006- ‘11 Infiniti G35/G37/G25
    • 2006- ‘11 Toyota Prius
    • 2006- ‘11 Chevrolet Corvette
    • 2006- ‘11 Ford Mustang GT


    Check out the inventory at Jim Butler Auto Plaza to find your next used vehicle today!

    Source: autoblog.com


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  • IIHS Top Safety Picks

    Thursday, August 15, 2013

    Safety is a key factor when picking out a new vehicle. In recent results of the overlap front crash test conducted by the Insurance Institute For Highway Safety (IIHS), 12 cars were tested for their safety quality. This test measures the car’s structure, restraint systems and kinematics plus what kind of injuries the crash dummies attained.  During the test 25 percent of a vehicle's front end on the driver side hits a 5-foot-tall rigid barrier at 40 mph.

    Some of the IIHS Top safety Picks included the Dodge Dart, Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra and Scion tC. Checkout the video below for an inside look at the overlap crash test!





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  • In today’s world finding a fuel efficient vehicle is top priority and more manufacturers are making them. A recent study conducted by TrueCar’s shows that the average fuel economy for new vehicles has risen by 0.7 MPG.

    The national fleet fuel economy has been improving for the fourth month in a row. TrueCar collects data by looking at monthly average fuel economy according to brand, manufacturer and vehicle segments. They then use sales data for the month to come up with monthly statistics.

    Some of the leading brands among manufacturers include Hyundai, offering 10 different models with four-cylinder engines, Volkswagen with diesel and turbocharged models and lastly, Honda also having models with four-cylinder engines.

    “Despite the relative drop in gas prices, consumer’s preference for fuel efficient vehicles only grew stronger in June,” says senior analyst for TrueCar, Jesse Toprak.

    Keep the trend going and buy a fuel efficient vehicle today at Jim Butler Auto Plaza! Check out our inventory below!

    Source: autoblog.com

    Jim Butler Auto Plaza: Fuel Efficient Vehicle figures on the Rise
    Jim Butler Auto Plaza: Fuel Efficient Vehicle figures on the Rise
    Jim Butler Auto Plaza: Fuel Efficient Vehicle figures on the Rise

  • Looking for a vehicle with the best retained value? Edmunds recently announced their 2013 Best Retained Value Awards.  This is Edmunds’ third annual Best Retained Value Awards which segmented cars based on its body type and the sales weighted average MSRP.

    This year’s awards looked at brands and new models that have the highest projected residual values after five years based on their average True Market Value price when sold.  Jeep and Acura were the big winners this year winning in the Luxury and Non-Luxury categories while Ford and Toyota tied for the most model winners.


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    In the Sedans under $20,000, the Ford Focus took home the prize for its well-rounded and well-built model. When it comes to trucks, both the Toyota Tacoma and the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 were recognized at this year’s awards for best retained value. The Nissan Rogue, Jeep Wrangler, Toyota 4Runner and Lexus LX 570 were all winners in the SUV category.


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