HADDAD 600 at Haddad Toyota

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In the past we’ve held the Haddad 400, and then the Haddad 500. This year we’re setting our sights higher than ever with the Haddad 600! Not only is this our biggest sales event of the year, but it’s our biggest sales event in our entire 84 year history. Help us here at Haddad Toyota pull ahead and win the race by taking advantage of our incredible deals. We only have until the end of July to reach our ambitious new goal!

You may be wondering how we plan on selling 600 cars in the month of July. The answer is simple! Haddad Toyota in Pittsfield will be lowering prices and beefing up both our new and pre-owned inventory. Between all our dealerships, you will have over 750 fantastic vehicles to choose from! Alongside this, we are offering above market value for trade-ins. There is no better time than now to come to our Pittsfield location with your trade and leave in a brand new or pre-owned vehicle.

This promotion is 100% focused on making customers happy, and we are doing whatever it takes to reach 600 vehicles this month. We pride ourselves on making it as easy as possible for you to do business with us. Our owner, George Haddad, promises to keep your business in the Berkshires, so come down to Haddad Toyota today and find the vehicle of your dreams!

Pittsfield Summer Activities for the Whole Family

Pittsfield summer activitiesPittsfield, Massachusetts offers a wide variety of attractions for the whole family, whether you’re just looking for an educational experience like a museum or the local wildlife sanctuary or for something more fun like an arcade, bowling lanes, or recreation on one of the area’s many bodies of water. Pittsfield summer activities are plentiful; there’s no excuse to be bored during the hot, free summer months around here!

For 2016, seasonal activities are already open, including mini golf at the Bakers Golf Center, river adventures at Crab Apple White Water Rafting, horseback riding at Harmonytrails, and more. The area is even home to several “adventure parks” like Catamount or Jiminy Peak that provide families with the experience of conquering obstacles, swinging down ziplines, and scaling treacherous bridges. You can also drive go-karts at The Range or Thunder Alley.

As if the seasonal activities alone weren’t enough to fill an entire summer, there’s more to do in Pittsfield than just that. Visit Hancock Shaker Village, a restored 18th century village that offers everything from a cafe to hiking trails to an animal farm, plus a number of educational things to do and sights to see. Several other farms, orchards, and wildlife sanctuaries are present in the area, as well—Green River Farms, High Lawn Farm, Bartlett’s Apple Orchard, and the Berkshire Mountain Llama Hike, to name a few. Bartholomew’s Cobble is another great local historical experience situated among the beauty of nature.

With so many options for Pittsfield summer activities, no one in the area should be short on ideas of what to do during the hottest season of the year. Whether you’re hiking trails amidst the beautiful scenery of Massachusetts, experiencing the region’s history, or just looking for a day of fun, Pittsfield has you covered.

Only 8 Days Left of the Haddad Sock Game!

With the month of June coming to a close soon, we’ve received an amazing response to the Haddad Sock Game here at Haddad Toyota in Pittsfield!

To refresh your memory if you haven’t been keeping up, The Haddad Sock Game is a charitable campaign that aims to raise money for #HoopsNotCrime. Hoops Not Crime is an outreach program created in Gainesville, Florida with a goal of bringing children and police together, creating better youth relations, and providing basketballs and hoops so that anyone and everyone has the opportunity to play.

Haven’t participated in the Haddad Sock Game yet? Not to worry, you still have 8 more days to contribute to a great cause! Here’s how to play:

  1. Find your wildest pair of socks.
  2. Snap a picture.
  3. Load it to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. You can post it to the Haddad Toyota Facebook page, or tag us on Instagram or twitter (@HaddadToyota). Whichever you choose, make sure to include the #HaddadSockGame. For every post with this hashtag, Haddad Toyota will donate $1 to Hoops Not Crime to help fund the equipment needed to bring the youth of Pittsfield together through basketball. That’s right, 1 minute of your time equals $1 for a great cause

So far, the community participation of different businesses, organizations, and people here in the Berkshires has been astounding! Let’s keep the momentum going through the end of the month and raise as much money and awareness for this great cause as possible!

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Here’s just a small sample of the many participants in the Haddad Sock Game: Officer Darren Derby of the Pittsfield Police Department and the brains behind the Hoops Not Crime chapter in Pittsfield (Left) and our Haddad Toyota Team (Right). Haddad Toyota would like to make a special thank you to Blue Q here in Pittsfield for providing us with a steady supply of socks to give out to customers!

What are you waiting for? There’s only 8 days left, so show your support for the Haddad Sock Game and you’ll be supporting the youth and community!

Here’s the Benefits of Purchasing a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle from Haddad Toyota

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Why buy certified pre-owned?

In your search for a new car, have you considered buying pre-owned? At Haddad Toyota here in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, we have an extensive inventory of Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles that are just like new, only without that new car smell. Buying pre-owned can seem like risky business, but we are here to assure you that a pre-owned vehicle may be an option better suited for you. Let’s take a look at some of the significant benefits that come with buying a Certified Pre-Owned from Haddad Toyota:

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When you look past the allure of having a brand new car, you will realize that buying pre-owned is a definite option to be considered. A lot of money can be saved if you are willing to give up the flawless upholstery and single digit mileage that comes with a new car. According to Edmunds.com, in a 6 year period (average car ownership period), buying a pre-owned vehicle results in the smallest total out-of-pocket cost when compared to both leasing and buying new. This is an ideal option for many, and purchasing from Haddad Toyota assures that you are purchasing a high quality vehicle. Also relating to price, a pre-owned vehicle depreciates in value at a much slower rate than a new vehicle. New vehicles depreciate in value very quickly upon purchasing, whereas used cars have a slower rate of depreciation since they have already passed their “new car phase.”

Toyota Certified Used Vehicles Advantage

One concern for many people is that a pre-owned vehicle may be in poor condition, which would mean significant money would need to be spent on servicing the vehicle. At Haddad Toyota in Pittsfield, this is not an issue, thanks to The Toyota Certified Used Vehicles Advantage. Included in this is:

  • 12-month/12,000-mile Limited Comprehensive Warranty
  • 7-year/100,000-mile Limited Powertrain Warranty
  • 1-year of Roadside Assistance
  • 160-Point Quality Assurance Inspection
  • CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™
  • Certified customers are eligible for standard new car financing rates

One of the most notable aspects of The Toyota Certified Used Vehicles Advantage is the 160-Point Quality Assurance Inspection. This intensive vehicle inspection process will put to rest any worries you may have about the quality of the pre-owned vehicle you are thinking of purchasing. Alongside this, the CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™ acts as a resource for you to ensure that you aren’t purchasing a vehicle with expensive hidden problems. The Toyota Certified Used Vehicles Advantage allows our customers to shop confidently.

Dealer vs. Private Seller

There are numerous benefits to buying used from a dealership instead of a private seller. By choosing a dealership instead, you are giving up a casual atmosphere for an experience that is more beneficial to you as well as practical. By choosing a dealership, you are subject to specialized financing options, service promotions, a larger vehicle selection, and reassurance that you are purchasing a top quality pre-owned vehicle. Buying a lemon will leave a sour taste in anyone’s mouth, but at Haddad Toyota, we guarantee that our Certified Pre-Owned vehicles will exceed your expectation of quality and be priced very reasonably. It is also worth mentioning that many lending companies will not finance a car from a private seller, which could prove to be a major issue for some. Why subject yourself to a time consuming and risky process by buying from a private seller when we’re right here in Pittsfield, Massachusetts waiting to get you into the pre-owned vehicle of your dreams.

Have we peaked your interest? Check out our entire inventory of Certified Pre-Owned Toyotas here!

A Look at the 2016 Toyota RAV4 Awards

Toyota RAV4 awardsThe 2016 Toyota RAV4 was made for adventure. With all the performance capabilities of the SUV class paired with versatile seating, plenty of cargo space, and a sporty look, the RAV4 was designed for the outdoor enthusiast road-tripper in all of us. Hands down, it’s perfect for your next big adventure. But don’t take our word for it—check out all the Toyota RAV4 awards the SUV has picked up so far.

  • A 5-Star Safety Rating from the NHTSA and the title of “Top Safety Pick+” from the IIHS for the 2016 model year make the 2016 RAV4 one of the safest vehicles on the road.
  • U.S. News says the 2016 RAV4 Hybrid is the Best Hybrid SUV For the Money.
  • IntelliChoice honored the 2016 Toyota RAV4 twice, as a SmartChoice Operating Costs Winner and a SmartChoice Fuel Costs Winner. Together with the award from U.S. News, this proves that the RAV4 offers buyers serious value.
  • Consumer ratings from Kelley Blue Book say the RAV4 has a score of 8.3 out of 10, while Edmunds.com’s consumer ratings give the SUV a 4.1 out of 5 — proving that even drivers, not just corporations, are loving the RAV4.
  • The RAV4 even won an Industry Accolade for having over 90% of vehicles sold in the past ten years still on the road today!

The 2016 RAV4 has a history of success, reliability, value, and safety behind it, and it has gained recognition from a number of different prolific organizations as well as customers who just can’t get enough of this spirited, youthful SUV. The 2016 Toyota RAV4 awards prove that the SUV is more than just another competitor in the segment; it was born to be a leader.

The #HaddadSockGame is Back!

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That’s right folks- we’re bringing back the game that took the Berkshires by storm. Only this time, it’s in support of #HoopsNotCrime in Pittsfield.

What is the Haddad Sock Game?

The Haddad Sock Game is a charitable campaign that spreads across the Haddad Dealerships, designed to spread joy and raise funds for local causes.

What is #HoopsNotCrime?

Created in Gainesville, Florida, #HoopsNotCrime is an outreach program designed to bring kids and cops together. Local police officers, led by Officer Darren Derby, go out into the community and distribute basketballs, hoops, snacks and drinks to start a conversation and build a relationship with the kids of our community.

How do I play?

All you have to do is put on some fantastic socks, snap a picture and post it to one of our Facebook pages (or tag us in your Instagram post) along with the hashtag #HaddadSockGame. For every new post with this hashtag, we will donate $1 toward the purchase of equipment for #HoopsNotCrime.

That’s pretty straight forward right? Now, if you don’t have any funky socks and are in the market for some, you should definitely check out the selection over at Blue Q. Not only are their socks hilarious, they are an esteemed member of the Berkshire business community and have been extremely helpful toward our effort to raise funds for this fantastic cause.

For more information about donating to #HoopsNotCrime, check out their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PittsfieldPolice/