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Six-Time Award Winner
Used Car Dealers Award

Award for Best Used Car Dealership 2012

For the sixth consecutive year, Ken's Kars has been selected for the Business Hall of Fame Award in the Used Car Dealers category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA). read the whole press release

Thank You!

Customer Testimonial

Community Involvement

  • Dayton Chamber of Commerce member
  • Englewood Chamber of Commerce member
  • BBB member
  • Annual sponsor of youth baseball team (2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004)
Sponsor of Local Community Youth Activities Youth Baseball Team Sponsor since 2004


Click to read entire article about us in the Clarin - Argentina's most important newspaper. We are Famous in Argentina!

"Mr Ken.
I guess you would be surprised to get this message from me. My name is Diego Gonzalez. I live in Argentina and have worked for NCR Corporation for about 15 years. Two of those years I spent them in Dayton, which today I consider my home away from home.
I was really surprised yesterday when I saw in Clarín (Argentina's most important Newspaper - and also the most important one all over Latin America if you consider the number of units sold), an article on the USA elections and suddenly read "Dayton, Ohio". Then I saw your picture with the Dayton skyline at the back and both my wife and I could not really believe our eyes. There were some remarks on how your business has been affected by the current economic scenario and the closing of the GM factory.

Anyway, as I was not sure if you will get a copy, I decided to take the time to send you a scanned image of your picture (read actual article - warning, it is in Español).

Well, what can I say. You are now famous in Argentina and millions of people here have seen your picture (about 2 million). I am sure you never dreamed about anything like this.

Best regards, from Buenos Aires!! "

Diego Gonzalez
Controller - Caribbean and Latin America
NCR Corporation

Our Longest Testimonial Ever Received

Summary:  Delta airlines employee from Florida bought his dream car off of the Internet from us.  In short, he loves our customer service.


In Dec 2006, I was wanting to buy a specific minivan.  Chrysler made a limited number of 1995 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE "Rallye" Edition, and are increasingly hard to find used in good condition. After numerous hours of searching I landed what might be the perfect van at Kens Kars .  The Rallye van had  to have captains chairs and dual a/c and heat, and your dealership was the only one that I could find that had what I wanted, and this included almost every internet dealer across the US and Canada.

At that time, I worked for Delta airlines so I had the opportunity to fly to Dayton on an overnight to check out the van.  After deciding on it, I didn't have the cash on hand nor the time to drive it off the lot-since I lived in Fort Lauderdale, FL .  I was astounded that they were willing to work with me and let me make small cash deposits until I could schedule a time to drive it to FL.  These guys were super awesome!  They even let me take myself back to the airport for the Delta flight home by test driving the van and let me take good hi res pictures of it as well!

Finally February 2007 rolled around and soon as I could determine I could make it to DAY, arrangements for pickup were made.

I took Jetblue from FLL to JFK, and  then from JFK to Toledo OH.  From Toledo I rented a car to drive to Dayton.  They even helped me drop off my rental car at Dayton Airport and picked me up personally to pick up with my tool box, flight bags and all.

That's what I call curbside service!

The dealership had the van all cleaned, and serviced for the trip to FLL area.  Ron Burton even told me that one of the CV joints was bad and went ahead and serviced it for no charge along with a new battery.

Fast forward to 22 months now, I STILL own the Grand Voyager.

Although it needs a new transmission, alternator and few other things; I can't complain.  This Ken's Kar has gotten me down to Florida in 2006, has endured the hot humid heat down there.  Then it got me from FLL up to JFK in fall of 2007,which is over 1261 miles!  Until very recently the same van has taken me on 5 rountrips from JFK airport to Cape Cod in the spring of 2008, each way nearly 270 Miles! So definitely gotten my moneys worth and more, and have not regretted a single comfort laden mile in it!

So what's the future of my 1995 Rallye??  Its going to live on.  For now, I have temporarily taken it out of service, and is being stored safely in a climate controlled garage for the winter.  Next spring and summer it will be repainted to factory original newness, a rebuilt transmission, brand new higher-amperage alternator and major engine overhaul will complete under the hood.  The interior will  be totally refurbished cleaned and lined with sound proofing insulation, featuring a Kenwood DVD/5.1 Surround Sound system with multiple LCD monitors, a digital media server and new "aircraft" styled interior lighting.  The original cluster has been replaced with all digital displays.  I'm going for a complete "glass cockpit" themed look here with overhead and center consoles with multiple illuminated switches.  It even talks too, with audible warnings, alerts or reminders!  Hopefully by the end of summer 2009 it will be rolling show piece and plan to enter in a car show or two.  Eventually I will alot of pictures of the reborn and rebuilt "95 Rallye"

The moral of the story is the folks at Ken's Kars will take EXCELLENT care of you, and know what customer service is all about.  Anyone who is nervous about buying a car, truck or van on the internet, should give their dealership in DAY a second look.  Once you buy there, you'll drive away from their lot knowing you made the right choice!  I know I did!  If I can do it again, I want a used 2008 Town and Country TOURING edition or 2008 Grand Caravan SXT from them.

PS.  This testimonial was unsolicited by staff or management at Ken's Kars and was entered completely voluntarily by me as the original owner of above described vehicle."

Happy Holidays from BOS Logan Airport

Repeat Customer All the Way From New Jersey

"I brought my daughter in to purchase her first car when she was 18.  Several years later, she came all the way back from New Jersey specifically to purchase another car at Ken's Kars."

We can't remember who said this, but they did.

We're On the Up & Up — Even the Police Buy From Us

"These are some nice guys. They are easy to deal with. It was a pleasant buying experience."

Huber Heights Policeman

Ken Smiley, the owner of Ken's Kars, and Ron Burton, the Sales Manager.Are You Looking to Buy a Car?

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