What Used Cars could still be running strong after ten years????

Here is a list of 20 Used Vehicles that could possibly out last you!!!  our roads??? maybe…

Buying used vehicles can be a smart move for many car buyers. It saves money, and doesn’t always mean that the car won’t last as long as new. Most used vehicles that are only a few years old and have low mileage on them will last just as long as a brand new model.  Used car buyers are looking for good value for their money, and that’s exactly what used cars offer. They can last a long time without having to fork over mountains of cash for them.

TOP 20 USED VEHICLES WITH A GREAT SHELF LIFE … 

  coming in at number

ACCORDING TO HOTCARS – JOEY MERZ  “MOTOR HUB”

#20… is the smooth riding with a massive trunk that can easily fit any amount of groceries for your family.  “Ford Taurus”

# 19…  Police used these cars for many years, and even to this day officers still say they were the best patrol cars they’ve ever driven.

 “Crown Victoria”

#18… One of the most trusted brands in the car industry…  brought to North America in the early 1990s. 

“Lexus ES 350”

#17… They hold their value well and have what is arguably the best 4-wheel drive system in the car industry.

 “Subaru Legacy”

#16… Churning  these out for over a decade, their reliability is proven by the sheer number of older body styles still on the road today. 

“Mazda 3”

#15… One of the most purchased vehicles in North America. Known for its dependability, these have been a staple in the truck world for many decades.

 “Chevrolet Silverado”

#14…  One of the brands that seem to make cars that simply run forever. No matter what happens to the vehicle, it starts and will drive you across the country.

 “ Honda CRV”

#13 … They tend to hold their value more than other brands, so finding them used and cheap is extremely difficult

 “Lexus RX 350”

#12… While they aren’t the most attractive looking vehicles, their practicality cannot be questionedIf someone is looking for a SUV that can do it all.

 “Toyota 4Runner”

#11… Extremely reliable, excellent gas mileage, good interiors, refined rides, and just run forever. They’re the ideal small used car.

 “Toyota Corolla”

#10 … The best-selling truck in North America, for 40 years – Dependable and reliable. 

“Ford F-150”

# 9… Not at the top when it came to styling or interior quality until recently. But their reliability will never be questioned in the automotive industry

 “Honda Civic”

#8 … Having somewhat of an enthusiast following, their sportier looks and feel, they’re well engineered and have good reliability records.

 “Acura TL”

# 7… The reliability can never be questioned on these, as they’ve been on the road for decades. Probably on of the most reliable full-sized cars ever.

 “Chevrolet Impala”

# 6… One of the best-selling sedans in North America for years now, and there’s good reason for that. They have sporty looks, sporty handling, a comfortable ride, great gas mileage, and a reputation for being driven. Peter Wyman will agree with this pick..

 “Honda Accord”

# 5… initially they were not a great vehicle to drive or own but now they are one of the best driving sedans in the class with the best warranty

 “Kia Optima’. 

# 4… They have good power, a comfortable ride, modern looking interiors and decent gas mileage , considering what’s under the hood. There really isn’t too much holding it back from being a 4-door sports car. 

 “Nissan Maxima”

# 3… This one would win the award for most practical car in its segment. With the wagon body style, the storage space is expanded greatly.

 “Subaru Outback”

# 2 The bestselling car in North America. That’s really all that needs to be said about it. 

“Toyota Camry”

# 1… A surprise to me!!! Somewhat in a different league then the F-150 or the Silverado. But It also comes with Toyotas proven reliability ratings. 

“Toyota Tundra”

Chelsea’s Motorvational Mondays March 25’19

“You’re confined only by the walls you build for yourself.” 


Chelsea here today with Chelsea’s #Motorvational Mondays. The quote of the day is, “You’re confined only by the walls you build for yourself.” We have a unique capability, as humans, to limit our own selves and our abilities. Unfortunately, the more self aware we become, the more we concentrate on our weaknesses, and that actually drives us to limiting our visions. 

We get the fear of failure, the fear of not end up doing something, maybe, say, 100%, is what we think in our minds. But today on this #Motorvational Monday, we’re gonna break all these limiting shackles.

You’re gonna work on your dreams today, not matter what, no matter how delayed you are. If you wanna start running and your end game’s a 10k run, you don’t have to get there in a week and you don’t have to get there today. It could be 10 years away. Stop letting yourself and your thoughts on your weaknesses ruin something that you really wanna do. 

So I hope today we’ve motivated you today to stop shackling yourself, and break those shackles, and open up the dreams to do and be whatever you wanna be. Have a #Huggable Day.

Chelsea’s Motorvational Mondays March 25, 2019 Copied from Wheels and Deals Blog

2019 KAWASAKI VULCAN 1700 ABS VOYAGER

2019 KAWASAKI VULCAN 1700 ABS  VOYAGER

 is sitting on top this is one phenomenal motorcycle with tons of features on it and your cost of ownership is a third less or better than most comparable models for a top of the line Touring Cruiser..

Jim Gilberts Wheels and Deals has the 1700 Vulcan line sitting and ready for your enjoyment. The Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager offers all the creature comforts a person is going to look for and their passenger wants. If you’re going to be taking a long ride across country or a Maritime site seeing overnight trip, you’re not going to find a better priced bike to do it other than the Vulcan 1700 Voyager.  Brochure

I absolutely love the full sound system on the 1700 Voyager, and you can adept an iPod to it so you can bring your own tunes along. The Vulcan 1700 fairing is very impressive and it has unique styling as well, it is a frame mounted fairing most touring riders are looking for. Kawasaki incorporated the 1960s muscle car styling cues when designing the Vulcan 1700 Voyager, you’ll notice that in the aggressive look in the front and for the touring rider there’s a number of other features on this bike that you’re going to really enjoy. Topping one of those may just be the cruise control. We know that riders are going to be taking this bike long distance open highway riding, the cruise control just makes that type of riding effortless. Add that to the six speed transmission with overdrive, just works perfect. Looking at the back of the motorcycle you can clearly see a tremendous amount of storage space. Most touring riders that have owned this motorcycle, say it’s one of the best features is the available storage space. On each side of the bike you have the locking saddle bags. By using dual exhaust rather than a stack system makes room for lot of extra volume. The trunk opens up and is big enough to fit two full size helmets so you can go ahead and lock those your helmets in whether you’re going in to grab a bite to eat or whether you’re going somewhere over night, you will feel safe knowing they’re going to be secure and dry in there in the morning. The fairing has a power outlet and great wind protection for your feet but if it’s too warm the leg shields have adjustable intakes, so as the temperature increases you can go ahead and open them up. It allows a little more extra air to be flowing over their legs, keeps them a little bit cooler. Besides the power outlet on the fairing, you have some lockable storage space on both sides as well. Now you are ready to enjoy the freedom that a motorcycle offers for day in and day out, get out and ride your Wheels and Deals Kawasaki across the province, country or continent. Come on into Jim Gilbert’s Wheels and Deals, Canada’s Huggable Car & PowerSports Dealer Kawasaki and check out the 2019 Vulcan 1700 Voyager. We are here for you, Hugs Jim APPLY HERE FOR YOUR ON-LINE NO COMMITMENT PRE-APPROVAL

Yes, I know this is a 400 ABS Video but it is sharp .. Hugs Jim

Copied from Wheels and Deals blog – by Jim Gilbert

Chelsea’s Motorvational Monday’s March 18’19

Yes that’s right, we switched it up to help you start your week off with motivation and positivity.

Doing those little things

The thought of the day is, do the right thing, even if no one’s watching, and also, even if you don’t have to. That could be as simple as putting the bowl in the dishwasher instead of the sink. You might make someone’s day by doing that. Could be a minor thing in your personal life. Could be in your work. Just as easy as capitalizing your letters right even though the person you’re sending it off to, to be corrected, could do it also. It’s sometimes just in life doing the little things that maybe you don’t have to do them, but by doing those little things, you could actually make someone else’s day just that much better. And the more positivity you create, the universe will send back to you. So, I hope we motivated you today to do the things right, even when no one’s watching, and, like I said, even if you don’t have to. It’s still a great way to live a positive life. Have a Huggable week.

Chelsea’s Motorvational Monday’s March 18’19 – Copied from Wheels & Deals Blog

2019 Kawasaki’s Brute Force 750 4×4 is a trail riding legend…

and Your’s is waiting patiently at Jim Gilbert’s Wheels and Deals – Canada’s Huggable Car & PowerSports Dealer

Kawasaki’s Brute Force 750 4×4 is a riding legend. Loved for its reliability and low cost ownership. Enjoyed for its powerful low maintenance V twin engine. Ease of handling – Add comfortable ride to its repertoire and you own the best Quad on the market.

 Riding your Brute Force is comfortable sitting or standing. The hand controls are easy to operate, and the throttle won’t numb out your thumb.

Choose Electronic Power Steering (EPS) or save some cash.And buy a base model, use your own arm strong steering system instead. Either way you will enjoy our great outdoors.

Kawasaki made the air filter system easy to get at and maintain. Just take the seat off. Release the clips. Great because we all love to play in the dirt.

The storage is good. Load in a few water bottles to quench your thirst. Strap a lunch box and axe on the front-rack and have a hot dog roast where others only dream of going.

Your big-bore ATV comes with independent suspension front and rear. Coil-over shocks control the action at all four corners of the Kawasaki with the aid of dual-A-arm suspension. The front suspension has 6.7 inches of wheel travel, while the rear has 7.5 inches of travel. The shocks on your Kawasaki are smooth and can soak up a lot of the terrain as well. No complaint here……..

Our Huggable EPS system makes turning your Kawasaki effortless. Even when the 4×4 system is engaged, it doesn’t hinder the machines turning at all. The 4×4 system on the Brute works very well. It climbs over rocks easily. Brute Force raw power can be intimidating when crawling over fallen trees, rocks and other trail debris. Yes, you handle this much fun.

The Jim Gilbert’s Wheels and Deals Kawasaki’s Brute Force 750 has a ton of torque you can out play the bigger girls & boys all day. And you paid a lot less. “Nice” There’s plenty of power. So do not even have to think twice when climbing steep terrain. You can do it – with ease. Stab the throttle and you will lighten up the front end. It’s that easy.

Throttle your liquid-cooled, 749cc, four-stroke, V-twin engine. It is fuel injected and has a single overhead camshaft for each cylinder. Paired to this mighty twin engine is a fully automatic CVT transmission that has an Engine Braking System and utilizes driveshafts to power just the rear or all four wheels.





Our Huggable EPS system makes turning your Kawasaki effortless. Even when the 4×4 system is engaged, it doesn’t hinder the machines turning at all. The 4×4 system on the Brute works very well. It climbs over rocks easily. Brute Force raw power can be intimidating when crawling over fallen trees, rocks and other trail debris. Yes, you handle this much fun.

Some big 4×4 quads are known to be cumbersome and slow-reacting when it comes to handling. Fortunately the Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4x4i EPS doesn’t fall into that category. Turning your machine is easy, even in 4×4 mode. The riding position is comfortable while sitting or standing, even for taller riders. The seat provides you a lot of cushion and is easy to move around on for cornering. And the suspension is smooth at all speeds over the rough terrain.

Canada’s Huggable Car & PowerSports Dealer Brute Force 750 is a great trail-trekking machine. ‘With great work-oriented features” – Your Kawi can tow up to 1250 pounds and can hold 242 pounds between the front and rear metal cargo racks. There are tie-down points built into your cargo racks to easily strap items and equipment down. A watertight storage box on the fender of this brute and another storage location in the center of the front rack. A go anywhere 5-gallon fuel tank, digital instrument gauge on the handlebars, you can see – your fuel, kilometres per hour, trip odometer and more.

You will enjoy your powerful quad and nimble-handling 4×4. Looks good and sounds awesome with V-twin legendary reliability. Then the Jim Gilbert’s Wheels and Deals Kawasaki Brute Force is the only way for you to go. As they say “Let the Good Times Roll” 

Hugs Jim 

Copied from Wheels and Deals Blog by Jim Gilbert

https://www.wheelsanddeals.ca/blog/kawasaki-brute-force-blog-fredericton

Used Car Fredericton | Blog | Wheels & Deals

5 benefits of buying a used car

When you’re looking for a car, you have a lot of choices to make. Not only do you have to choose the make and model of the vehicle, you also have to decide whether to buy it new or used. Some people head to the nearest car dealership, tempted by the prospect of being the first to drive a car and swayed by advertisements of low interest rates. 

However, if you want to make the most of your budget, you’d be wise to buy a used car. Here are five benefits to doing so. 

1.   Used cars hold their value

A new car loses as much as 30% of its value in the first year. This means that if you buy a brand new car today, in a year or two, it won’t be worth anything close to what you paid. 

2.   It’ll cost less

Used cars are thousands of dollars less than brand new ones. If this is your first car or you’re on a budget, pre-owned is the only way to go. Paying less for a car translates to lower sales tax and you’ll save money on insurance too.

3.   You’ll pay less interest if you’re financing

New car dealers try to hook their clients with low interest rates, but these aren’t always as good as they seem. A slightly higher interest rate on a less expensive car will cost you less in the long run if you’re planning on financing the purchase.

4.   You’ll get a better car

Not many people can afford to buy a brand new luxury car with all the bells and whistles. But the same car that’s a few years old can be surprisingly affordable. If extras like navigation systems, backup cameras and leather seats are important to you, you’ll get them at a lower price when you buy used. 

5.   Used cars are reliable

Cars are built to drive at least 160,000 kilometres. This means that even a used car will run for many years. And when you buy a vehicle from us, it’s undergone a full motor-vehicle inspection, has new oil and filters and had all its fluids topped up. This translates to a car that you can trust.

A used car dealer in Fredericton with a large selection of vehicles

If you’re in the market for a used car, visit us at Jim Gilbert’s Wheels and Deals. We’ve got the best selection of cars, vans, trucks and SUVs in Fredericton. Call us today at (506) 459-6832 or drop by the dealership to see what we have to offer. 

Copied from Wheels and Deals Blog

2019 KAWASAKI VULCAN 1700 VAQUERO


 Driving more than a halfton of man and bike. The word NIMBLE should not come to mind.  But that is the right word for the amazing Jim Gilberts Wheels and Deals 1700 Vaquero  bagger.

DEPARTING FROM  TRADITIONAL KAWASAKI 

The Vaquero styling from the side, front fairing and bodywork is very minimal until you walk you in front. There it is a different story! It is wide at the handlebar height but slimmer further down as it moves towards the ground. With side-opening hard bags that offer 35 litres of storage space each. 

The dashboard is an engineering marvel. Fuel gauge, a speedo screen loaded of things to tinker with. Plus a tach, temp gauge and an entertainment precinct with 40 watts of power driving the speakers in the outer edges of the fairing. Complete with iPod-connector and charger. Leave your Phone in your jacket or the roomy side glovebox. 

The  Vulcan 1700 power plant, liquid-cooled 1700cc engine that uses a SOHC rather than pushrods for greater efficiency. Large  air boxes on both side of the engine feed the twin-throat ETV (Electronic Throttle Valve) System. Two throttle cables transmit motion to an Accelerator Position Sensor that feeds data to the ECU, then an electronic motor provides rotary motion to control the opening and closing off the two 42mm butterflies. It’s not fly-by-wire and definitely feels just like any twin-cable throttle assembly.

The 26mm-wide belt of carbon-fibre belt offers high strength (tensile strength that is 40 per cent greater than a Kevlar belt of the same size) with a slim size and light weight. Backing the engine is a hydraulically-activated wet multi-plate clutch and six-speed transmission with the top two gears being overdrives. Impressive, normally something stands out but in the case of the Vaquero, everything works  without requiring undue attention.

Kawasaki’s first bagger model follows a wide-and-low concept, its design flowing from the front to the rear of the bike. Along with its hard, sporty image, the Vulcan 1700 Vaquero is loaded with high-grade cruising essentials like Kawasaki’s advanced brake system K-ACT ABS, Electronic Cruise Control, and a high-spec iPod-compatible audio system. Get Yours at Canada’s Huggable Car & PowerSports Dealer today..

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WIN – 2018 Mercury Outboard Motor from W

WIN – 2018 Mercury Outboard Motor from Wheels & Deals PowerSports – CLEARANCE SALE on Mercury Tiller Handle Outboards at SuperSavings – Plus one Lucky Purchaser will WIN YOUR purchase price back. 1 in 15 chance of winning – only 9 remaining – Buy Now –
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Win Your Very Own Dangerous Shirt (Jeff Alpaugh) from Jim Gilbert’s Wheels and Deals

How Does “Huggable” Become “Dangerous”?

That’s what happens when two of Canada’s most forward-thinking, most inventive, disruptive and creative business minds get together and decide to shake things up and let you in on all the fun. 

AND IT ALL STARTS WITH HOW CREATIVE YOU WANT TO GET WITH A SELFIE.

Dangerous Huggable  Shirt Winner Amanda McNeil
Our Latest Winner  Amanda McNeil posing with her Huggable 2019 Mazda CX-3

THAT’S RIGHT.

A selfie. 

THE MORE CREATIVE THE BETTER AND YOU WIND UP FEELING A LITTLE MORE “DANGEROUS” AND BEING PART OF SOME “HUGGABLE” ON-LINE MAGIC.

Pose with your Huggable Boat
Cade Somers
Pose with your Mom’s Mule

Pose with you Daddy’s  Truck Truck 

THE LEGENDARY JIM GILBERT, CANADA’S HUGGABLE CAR DEALER IS TEAMING UP WITH JEFF ALPAUGH CUSTOM – “HOME OF THE WORLD’S MOST DANGEROUS DRESS SHIRTS” TO GIVE YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE AT YOUR MOST CREATIVE, EXPRESSIVE SELF AND WIN YOUR OWN HIGHLY PRIZED AND MUCH SOUGHT AFTER DANGEROUSLY HUGGABLE CUSTOM SHIRT. 

Pose With Your Huggable Teryx… Patrick F.
Cade Somers
Pose with Your Friends/Get Married
Pose at Home with your Huggable truck

It really is as simple as smiling for the camera and clicking a selfie that best describes how you really feel about your Huggable Car, SUV, Truck, Mini-van, Kawasaki, Pontoon Boat, Speed Boat, Mercury Motor and any other product that sports a Wheels & Deals logo. And be as “Dangerous” as you want to be with this selfie. If you want to bring Uncle Charlie, Aunt Martha or a relative you haven’t spoken to in years, that’s OK with us. If you want to pose alongside your favorite pet or visual prop of any kind feel free to let your Freddy Beach freak flag fly!

Pose with your Huggable SUV
Cade Somers
Pose with Your Kawasaki Motorcycle
Pose on  the Trails

At the end of each month, our expert panel of on-line Hug Hunters will select a winner from all the entries. Imagine how it will feel to be treated like royalty and be custom fitted for your very own custom-made 

Dangerously Huggable Shirt;  valued at $189.00

compliments of Jeff Alpaugh Custom and Canada’s Huggable Car & Powersports Dealer.

Cade Somers is glad he did “Winner”
Cade Somers
Pose with your Brute Force

Donnie is glad he did “Winner”

THIS PHOTO COMPETITION IS FOR ALL THE GREAT HUGGABLE CUSTOMERS WHO ARE FEELING THE ITCH TO BE A LITTLE MORE DANGEROUS!

GO TO JIM GILBERT’S FACEBOOK PAGE OR JUST POSE, CLICK AND SHARE AND TAG

POST YOUR SELFIE ON INSTAGRAM OR FACEBOOK AND TAG/SHARE WITH JIM GILBERT AND JEFF ALPAUGH SO THAT THEY CAN SEE AND SHARE THE RESULTS OF YOUR CREATIVITY….. AND JUST HOW DANGEROUS YOU ARE PREPARED TO BE! 

ABOUT JEFF ALPAUGHWHO EVER SAID BUSINESS ATTIRE HAD TO BE BLAND, BORING AND STODGY? THIS FREDERICTON-BASED FASHIONISTA IS CHANGING THE WAY MODERN SOCIETY VIEWS TRADITIONAL WORK ATTIRE AND IS SUGGESTING WE START DRESSING A LITTLE MORE DANGEROUSLY. FROM FIERY FUCHSIAS TO BOLD BLUES AND EYE-POPPING PINKS AND PURPLES, THE FOUNDER OF JEFF ALPAUGH CUSTOM ALONG WITH CO-OWNER EMILEE BOYCHUK, IS BRINGING HIS OWN FLAIR TO THE CLOTHING INDUSTRY WITH THE “WORLD’S MOST DANGEROUS DRESS SHIRTS.”DARING, DEADLY AND EXTRA CRISP THERE’S A REASON THESE CUSTOMIZABLE, TAILORED-TO-FIT DRESS SHIRTS ARE FLYING OFF THE RACK. “WHATEVER PEOPLE DREAM UP WE ALLOW THEM TO DO AND THAT WAY THEY’VE CREATED THE SHIRT THEMSELVES,” SAYS JEFF ALPAUGH AS HE SPEAKS ABOUT THE CREATIVE PROCESS. JEFF ALPAUGH CUSTOM CURRENTLY HAS A CLIENTELE THAT RANGES FROM HAWAII TO HELSINKI AND HALIFAX; WITH OVER 2,000 BUYERS IN MORE THAN 200 CITIES AND 20 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES. STARTING WITH PART-TIME GIGS AT MOORE’S AND HARRY ROSEN, JEFF WORKED HIS WAY UP THE FASHION LADDER AND CREATED A NAME FOR HIMSELF AS BEING AN EPIC SALESMAN, SUIT EDUCATOR AND CREATOR OF ONE OF CANADA’S FASTEST-GROWING SMALL BUSINESS BRANDS. HE ALSO HAPPENS TO BE A FORMER INFANTRYMAN, A NEW FATHER AND AN ALL-ROUND SWELL GUY.

ABOUT JIM GILBERTTHE NUMBERS REALLY DO SAY IT ALL.40 YEARS IN BUSINESS. MORE THAN 20,000 CUSTOMERS.MORE THAN 1,000,000 HUGS!IN 1979, JIM AND DAWNA GILBERT CREATED WHEELS & DEALS WITH SIMPLE IDEA:DREAM BIG. BE DIFFERENT AND TAKE CARE OF PEOPLE.STARTING WITH ONE CAR, 2 GAS PUMPS AND A LOAN FROM DAWNA’S FATHER, LORNE SEELEY, IT SEEMS 40 YEARS FLEW BY IN A HURRY, BUT NOW JIM AND DAWNA ARE READY TO CELEBRATE A NEW MILESTONE AND LOOK FORWARD TO THE FUTURE WITH THE GRAND OPENING OF A BRAND SPANKING NEW POWER SPORTS CENTRE.THEY HAD NO IDEA WHEN THEY BEGAN THEIR JOURNEY IN THE LATE SEVENTIES THAT IT WOULD TURN OUT THIS WAY. BUT, THE MORE THEY WORKED THEIR DREAM, THE MORE IT BECAME A NEW REALITY; EVENTUALLY BECOMING KNOWN THE WORLD OVER AS CANADA’S HUGGABLE CAR DEALER. AND THE MORE THE BUSINESS GREW, THE MORE JIM AND DAWNA LEARNED THE VALUE OF BEING ABLE TO PIVOT, CHANGE AND ADAPT. NEVER STANDING STILL, THE GILBERTS KNOW BUSINESSES OF TOMORROW MUST CONSTANTLY BE DIFFERENTIATING THEMSELVES; DISRUPTING, RE-INVENTING AND RE-FINING … BUT, ALWAYS EMBRACING AND LIVING DAILY VALUES SUCH AS CREATING ENCHANTMENT AND THE EXTRA SPECIAL TOUCH THEY CALL “HUGGING”.IN THE GILBERT’S WORLD; THE HUG IS A METAPHOR FOR GOING THE EXTRA-MILE, THE LITTLE EXTRAS THAT MAKE ANY CUSTOMER FEEL THEY’RE RIGHT AT HOME … A PLACE WHERE THEY READILY RECOMMEND AND SEND THEIR FAMILY AND FRIENDS…A PLACE WHERE LEAVE WITH A TEDDY BEAR, A SMILE AND PROUD TO SAY, “THIS IS WHERE I BUY MY VEHICLES.”IT’S ABOUT FOSTERING A FAMILY MENTALITY AMONG CUSTOMERS, TEAM MEMBERS AND EVERYONE IN THE COMMUNITY WE TOUCH – ON-LINE OR OFF. YOU CAN SEE IT IN THEIR SMILES…THE LOOKS ON THEIR FACES AND THE POSITIVE COMMENTS THEY SHARE THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA. WHILE SO MANY OTHERS IN THEIR INDUSTRY TEND TO ZIG, THE GILBERTS LOOK FOR NEW WAYS TO ZAG. AND NOW, FOUR DECADES LATER, THAT FAMILY TRADITION CONTINUES WITH THE NEXT GENERATION OF GILBERTS AT THE HELM BELIEVING YOU CANNOT GROW IF YOU ARE NOT WILLING CHANGE. IN ORDER TO GROW THE SHOW AND KEEP THE FLOW, THE GILBERT FAMILY KNEW DIVERSIFICATION WAS NEEDED. EARLY IN 2018 THEY EXPANDED THEIR OFFERINGS AND BECAME “CANADA’S HUGGABLE TOY DEALER”. KAWASAKI MOTORCYCLES, WHEELERS AND JET SKIS. BENNINGTON AND CRESTLINER PONTOON BOATS ALONG WITH MERCURY OUTBOARD MOTORS. IN KEEPING WITH THE GILBERT FAMILY PHILOSOPHY OF NOT RESTING ON THEIR LAURELS, THE BUSINESS HAS BECOME A $40 MILLION-DOLLAR ENTERPRISE WITH THIRTY-EIGHT EAGER TEAM MEMBERS ALL WORKING WITH A SMILE AND A VISION OF TOMORROW. AND NO ONE IS MORE PROUD THAN JIM AND DAWNA AS THEY WATCH DAUGHTER CHELSEA, SON ALEX AND SON-IN-LAW ROB DAVIS NOW LEADING THE CHARGE WITH MORE OFFERINGS, MORE SMILES, MORE HUGGING AND A 12,000 SQUARE FOOT EXPANSION WELL UNDERWAY. GUESS YOU COULD SAY, THAT’S THE HUGGABLE WAY!

A Special Shout Out and Thank you to my Best Friend Gair Maxwell for filling my head    

with “YOU CAN”  instead of “you can’t” 

or our favourite 

“Together We are  Inventing Tomorrow Today”

Gair Maxwell’s riveting keynote presentations are packed with high energy, loud music, and counterintuitive concepts, allowing attendees to benefit from his many decades of ‘in-the-trenches‘ business experience.  Scores of event planners rave about his gift for simplifying complex ideas, transforming them into easily digestible bites that any audience can implement right away.

Be Irresistible. Find Your Legend. 

GAIR AND JIM Speaking at GREEN BAY WISCONSIN..

Yes the Home of the Packers

2015 AUDI A3 at Jim Gilberts Wheels and Deals Get your #Nused and save…

COMPARE AT NEW MSRP $45,490.00 “Pay Less-Owe Less” our Price only $24,950

Like that is a $20,000.00 dollar savings.  #Nused’ (saving money by having someone else take the big depreciation hit for you)MThe Audi A3 dominating the premium small-sedan class, the A3 is more than half a foot shorter than its prime competitor but within about an inch of its bigger brother in height and width. Like other Audis, the front wheels have been moved forward from the platform baseline, by about 1.5 inches in this case, to give the car better dash-to-axle proportions. Given how Audi’s impressive, Bauhaus-inspired design hasn’t changed radically in the years.

2015 Audi A3

The Wheels and Deals Audi A3 looks instantly familiar. Indeed, only the keenest observers will be able to tell the difference between the A3 and the A-4cat 20 meters. Two of the A3’s most noteworthy elements are the beautifully integrated ducktail shape of the short deck lid, no tacked on spoiler! and the wedge line that rises from the front axle to the rear bumper. The latter catches a broad swath of light near the rear fender arch, imparting a sense of forward lean. The Audi A3 has its own LED light signatures with enough Luxury, more than enough Technology. The zero-gap panel fits and excellent materials give its streamlined interior a true luxury brand ambience. Nicely grained surfaces and the requisite soft-touch surfaces grace the dash and doors. 

Fire up the turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve 2.0-liter inline-4, 220 hp, 258 lb-ft, speed shift the 6-speed dual-clutch automatic with manual shifting in to gear and move this 3200 lb mass of luxury from 0 to 60 in 5.9 seconds. But do not let your lead foot get you in trouble because with a top speed of over 200 kph you can make telephone poles look like a picket fence. Get your #nused 2015 Audi A3 at Jim Gilbert’s Wheels and Deals. 

Copied from Wheel sand Deals Blog by Jim Gilberts (I am Jim Gilbert) ,

hugs jim

2019 Bennington Pontoon Boat 22 S CRUISE PREMIUM at Jim Gilbert’s Wheels and Deals

In 1997, a small group of industry veterans set out to build a boat brand focused on being the best built and never the largest. Those same founders and values are still the core of Bennington. We felt then, and still believe that when you do the right thing, everything else falls into place. Today, Bennington is family owned and operated with multiple generations of many families. We invite you to be a part of our Bennington family

Quietest pontoon ride in the industry

Our thicker cross channels provide more vertical strength than the typical channels found on most pontoons. This combined with our extruded M-deck brackets and fanged elevator bolted deck construction minimizes twisting and provides the most solid, quiet pontoon ride in the industry.

 Fully-welded aluminum construction ensures a far stronger and more rigid structure over the faster and cheaper method of single or even double surface welds. See Jim Gilberts Wheels and Deals for the best boat buying experience you will ever have. 

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WE WANT TO BE YOUR BOAT DEALER; You will Love our Extra’s when you buy Ponton , Speed or Fishing Boat from Huggable: Preferred discount rate on service – Preferred discount rate on accessories – Preferred discount rate on parts – Free Full Tank of Gas – Free Detailing Kit – Free Delivery – Free Boat Safety Kit – Free Anchor, Chain & Rope – Free Life Vests (4) – Free Fire Extinguisher – Free Dock lines (2) – Free Paddle  – Free Air Horn – On the water Personalized Orientation – Singing Huggable Teddy Bear – Yearly Thank you gifts on your birthday.

Yes, you CAN own a Bennington. Go from dreaming of a pontoon boat to actually owning one. The uncompromising value and quality of the Bennington S series will have you anticipating your next trip on the water. We’ve combined comfort, style, and function in models ranging from 16′-25′. Make Canada’s Huggable Car & PowerSports Dealer Your Boat Dealer

2019 Bennington Brochure

Metallic White/Ocean Blue – 10 people – Max Engine – 115hp – 10 Year Warranty .

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0% interest does it cost more or less, why buying Nused may just help you out of the debt Spiral

Seth VanHorne:Hey, folks. Seth VanHorne here at Wheels and Deals, and today I’m going to share with you a few reasons why buying a used vehicle is a great option over buying new. Canada’s Huggable Car & PowerSports Dealer

The first reason is according to Edmunds car research, a new vehicle suffers a depreciation rate of about 22% in the first year. Because my nearly-new vehicles have already suffered that great rate of depreciation, the depreciation rate flattens out, which means when it comes time for used car buyers to trade their vehicles in or to sell it privately, they suffer a much lesser loss than if they had a new vehicle. 

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Another reason is many people believe they’re going to save thousands of dollars taking advantage of manufacturer’s low interest rates, however these low interest rates are usually an illusion just to take your eyes off the larger price. With my nearly-new vehicles, you’re going to be on the hook to the bank for a much lower financial obligation.

Another reason to buy used, if a customer has had some credit hiccups in the past, and let’s be honest in this day and age that’s quite common, most manufacturers won’t have a payment option for credit-challenged customers. I specialize in helping these customers get into a newer vehicle at a reasonable payment, so to get them out of that dreaded spiral of debt. 

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The last reason I’m going to share with you on why buying used is a great idea is because of the decreased price in my vehicles. You can use that extra money to get yourself into a more expensive vehicle or a higher trim level of vehicle you want. You can also use that money to register an extended warranty, which usually far exceeds what the manufacturer’s warranty is.

These are just a few of the reasons why buying used is a great option over buying new, and I look forward to helping new customers in the future, and I always love to see my current customers come back for their next vehicle. If you have any questions regarding buying vehicles or financing, give me a call, 506-238-3955. Or stop in at visit me at 402 St. Marys Street in Fredericton, New Brunswick. See you soon, guys. Make Seth VanHorne Your Car Guy .     

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2008 NISSAN 350Z GrandTouring only $12,950

The Jim Gilbert’s Wheels and Deals 2008 Nissan 350Z makes short work of the time-space continuum.

  • Our 2008 Nissan 350Z makes short work of the time-space continuum. Zero to sixty in a scant 5.3 seconds. Running 306 horses on a 3300 lb. frame with a host of perfectly suspended underpinnings, should you expect anything less?  Sporty Cornering, with an effervescent mix of tight steering and a rigid chassis. Grocery getters may hate it but it’s a pistonhead’s best friend.

To say the Z handles well is like saying Justin Roy can play hockey. The 350Z is a hit of Return To Forever on the Hi-Fi, proving its prowess to all after the first power-on oversteer experience at full throttle. Thanks to the Enthusiast package’s viscous trips on LSD (no, not that LSD), makes this Z a credible threat on any open course. In your right hands, of course; but not for the faint at heart.

No question: if you like to move it will move you. This Jim Gilbert’s Wheels and Deals Nissan Z is priced right for your endless summer fun. 

Revs and gears rule the roost the 350Z’s close ratio six-speed keeps the power flowing effortlessly from standstill to license losing velocities. 

No doubt, the 3.5-liter VQ-series six-pot is an engineering hallmark, making V8 levels of (peak) power with a smooth, satisfying growl above 3000 rpms. This Z will make your wet dreams come to life: 

WE WANT TO BE YOUR CAR DEALER; You will Love your Extra’s when you buy Your #MVI-Select Vehicle from Huggable: Free Full Tank of Gas – Free CarFax History Report- Free Nitrogen Tire Program – Free Walkaway Credit Protection – Fresh MVI – Properly Serviced – Professional Detailed – Free Delivery – Minimum 1 Year Warranty – Singing Huggable Teddy Bear – Yearly Thank You gifts on your birthday #Fredericton #Huggable #UsedCars Dealer  www.wheelsanddeals.ca 

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2019 KAWASAKI VERSEYS 650 ABS LT $10,299 CDN

WHY IT’S DESIRABLE: “Versys” is a contraction of “versatile system” 

  • This Jim Gilbert’s Wheels and Deals Kawasaki with a parallel twin has proven itself as a solid commuter, tourer, and even sportbike. Featuring a rev-happy engine, great suspension, and ample cornering ability, the 2019 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS LT will go just about as fast as you dare to go on our New Brunswick’s roads.
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2019 Kawasaki Versys

The big appeal may just be its upright and roomy riding position and you will love the adjustable-height windscreen. There have been a few styling updates over the years and the addition of an LT model that comes equipped with detachable hard side bags.

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The Carefree Power is provided by Kawasaki’s compact 649cc parallel twin featuring liquid-cooling, semi-downdraft fuel injection, twin cams, four valves per cylinder, under-piston oil jets, counterbalancer, and a state of tune providing greater low-to-midrange torque. The steel-trellis frame is identical to the Ninja 650 and carries a 41mm inverted fork featuring 5.9-inch travel, adjustable rebound damping, and spring preload. The single offset laydown shock offers adjustable spring preload and 5.7-inch travel. Its 17-inch diameter cast-alloy wheels, sporty tires, and dual 300mm front disc brakes (ABS was introduced in ’14) are clear cues to an on-road focus despite the bike’s ADV-inspired styling. But who cares about the specs, as long as it has the Kawasaki legendary reliability, just get out and ride your Huggable Kawasaki Versys today, tomorrow and everyday.. WE WANT TO BE YOUR TOY DEALER; Wheels and Deals – You will Love your Extra’s when you buy Your Kawasaki from Huggable: Preferred discount rate on service – Preferred discount rate on parts – Free Full Tank of Gas – Free Maintenance Kit – Free Detailing Kit – Free Delivery – Singing Huggable Teddy Bear – Yearly Thank you gifts on your birthday #Fredericton #Huggable #Kawasaki Dealer www.wheelsanddeals.ca 

2019 Kawasaki Versys

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I am Jim Gilbert Canada’s Huggable Car and PowerSports Dealer, hugs Jim

There’s a vast difference between failure and temporary defeat.

Chelsea’s #Motorvational Wednesdays

Chelsea’s #Motorvational Wednesdays. The quote I’m going to use today actually relates to the #Motorvational segments: “There’s a vast difference between failure and temporary defeat.” I guess I’m making the choice now that I was temporarily defeated when I stopped doing these for a while. At that point in time, did feel like a kind of failure. I missed one or two and then I just didn’t know how to get back on the horse. It’s funny, you kind of read a few quotes and realize, yeah, do you want to know what? It’s my choice.

I have decided that I was not a failure. I was just temporarily defeated, and I’m back on the horse. Anything that maybe you stopped doing and you just don’t know how to start back up and doing it, you’re almost too far behind you think, you’re never too far behind. You can become a professional pianist if you want if you start even at 40, as long as you log the hours. I want to thank you for coming out today to Chelsea’s #Motorvational Wednesday. Remember, you didn’t fail until you chose so. You might’ve just been temporarily defeated.

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Is Your Credit Important to You?

Why You buy a car from a WALKAWAY dealer?

When life throws a curve ball at you, are You covered?

I believe car shopping, and especially used car ownership, should be stress free… that is why at Canada’s Huggable Car Dealer we have your back.

Every vehicle purchased from Huggable includes a Walk-Away® protection because we care about you!

Should you lose your job, suffer an major injury, declare bankruptcy, have your license taken away or get transferred overseas, you can walk away from your loan or we will make your payments 
until you’re back on your feet *

You get one year of complimentary WALKAWAY coverage. Within 10 days of purchasing your car you can choose to extend your coverage for the full term with more benefits.Something unexpected happens. You get sick, have an accident, become unemployed or experience another life-changing event and can no longer make your loan or lease payments on your car.You return your car without penalty & depending on your coverage†, you can:

Return your car without penalty or damaging your credit rating.

Keep your car while WALKAWAY covers your payments. 

†Coverage ranges from $7,500 to $25,000.

Walk away protection

You can extend your WALKAWAY protection for the full term of your loan and add more benefits like payment relief or additional covered circumstances.

What you get with WALKAWAY:

Help through the unexpected.
While most plans provide coverage for only one or two life events, WALKAWAY covers many, including loss of employment.

Coverage no matter what your situation.
Everyone qualifies regardless of age, health condition or employment record.

Protection and peace of mind.
WALKAWAY protects your finances, credit rating and your car.

Complimentary first year + extended coverage.
Your first year is already covered – compliments of your dealership. You can choose extended coverage within 10 days of purchasing your car.

View our extended protection plans.

Quick and easy claims.
We’ll do everything it takes to help you when you need it most. Most claims are settled within 30 days.

Finance and lease with confidence. We’ve got your back. Ask the Wheels and Deals staff for complete details on WALKAWAY

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Are used cars are lasting longer?

Yes, The rise in the used vehicle market comes as improved quality in the past decade means cars and trucks are lasting much longer, allowing for a potential lifespan of four to six owners from the two or three expected not long ago.

With this in mind we decided to offer a bit older vehicles along with our current very low k, slightly used ones. I still recommend our very low kilometre vehicles as your first choice but I do understand not everyones budget allows this. So as our customers asked we mow offer you more choices (MVI Plus Select) with powertrain warranty along with our Slightly Used Certified Huggable full warranty vehicles . I believe we will do a better job for people compared to others.3e18243b-1273-4ca2-b34c-28ff8c7886d0

“It takes 23 years to remove the vehicles from the road now, a decade ago it only took about 12, so it’s essentially doubled,” said DesRosiers.  Hugs Jim

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What is important to keep in mind when buying car insurance?

What is important to keep in mind when buying car insurance?

There is big difference between just fire, thief, collision and  all perils. All perils may cost more but in the end you are getting far more protection.  Also ask about the cancellation rules. Every policy has different rules and it’s important to know what they are, otherwise an accident or a couple of tickets could lead to you being dropped.

Here’s a quick rundown of the 10 steps

1. Determine your province’s minimum insurance requirements.
2. Consider your own financial situation in relation to the required insurance and consider whether you need to increase your limits to protect your assets.
3. Review the status of your driving record — do you have any outstanding tickets or points on your driver’s license?
4. Check your current coverage to find out how much you are paying.
5. Get competing quotes from insurance websites and individual companies of interest to you.
6. Make follow-up phone calls to insurance companies to get additional information about coverage.
7. Inquire about discounts.
8. Evaluate the reliability of the insurance companies you’re considering by visiting your province’s insurance department website, reviewing consumer surveys and talking to family and friends.
9. Review the policy before finalizing it.
10. Remember to cancel your old policy.

 

This is just a guide do your own self diligence. 

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Hugs Jim

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What is a Car Proof Report?

 Ask the Expert “Fredericton Daily Gleaner;  Columnist; Jim Gilbert, Tim Lekach 

What is a Car Proof Report?

CarProof is a Canadian provider of vehicle history reports – a critical tool when you’re buying a used vehicle. A CarProof report establishes trust and transparency between a used car buyer and a used car seller by removing the guesswork about a vehicle’s past – replacing it with impartial, accurate and real-time data.

 

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