Every Day is Military Appreciation at Kokomo Auto World!

By nbennett | Posted in Dealership News on Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 at 4:06 PM


When you are in the market for a new vehicle and you are in the military, you can be sure that when you visit Kokomo Auto World to pick out a new Toyota or Honda, you will be appreciated. We offer military discounts on our vehicles. All you have to do is test drive the models you are interested in and we’ll help you get financed or get a vehicle lease.

Honda Vehicles

Honda offers $500 to all eligible military personnel and their spouses when they lease a 2014 or 2015 model year Honda through the Honda APR Lease or Leadership Purchase Plan with HFS. This offer is not valid on zero due on signing lease offers. The $500 will be disclosed as down payment assistance or cap cost reduction assistance through HFS. This offer is open to active duty military, active reserve, ready reserve, retirees and spouses.

Toyota Vehicles

Toyota offers eligible U.S. military personnel a $500 rebate toward any new Toyota vehicle if you finance through a Toyota dealer and Toyota Financial Services. To qualify, you must be current active duty in the Navy, Army, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, National Guard or active reserve. You may also be inactive reserve (Ready Reserve), Selected Reserve or Inactive National Guard. Retired military personnel are not eligible unless you retired or were honorably discharged less than one year of your discharge date, or a household member of an eligible U.S. Military personnel and GoldStar family members.

You must provide proof of your military status via a Leave and Earning Statement or your Military Identification Card. You must also have a salary that is sufficient to cover your living expenses plus payments for the Toyota and receive credit approval through Toyota Financial Services.

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Visit Kokomo Auto World today to test drive a Toyota or a Honda and to take advantage of the military discount if you qualify.

Summer Road Trip Destinations

By nbennett | Posted in For Fun on Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 at 10:49 PM


Before you head out for your summer road trip destination, be sure to stop at Kokomo Auto World to have your vehicle serviced. At the very least, if your vehicle is not ready to be serviced, stop by to have it checked for the road trip. And, if you are in the market for a new vehicle, pick something out before your trip so you can ride in style.

This summer, consider visiting Kentucky. If you have limited time, this is the perfect road trip as many places are only a four-hour drive from Kokomo. Kentucky has something for everyone. Visit the Kentucky Horse Park, the National Corvette Museum, the General Motors Bowling Green Assembly Plant and the Lost River Cave and Valley. The cave is over 10,000 years old and was discovered by native Indians. Take a walking tour through the cave. And, if you like caves, be sure to visit the Crystal Onyx Cave, an Indian burial ground from 680 BC.

You can also visit the Schmidt Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia, Lost River Caverns, Swope’s Cars of Yesteryear Museum, the Kentucky Derby Museum, Churchill Downs and the Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor.

If you are interested in how liquor is made, visit the Maker’s Mark Distillery to take a 50-minute tour or Jim Beans American Outpost to learn about bourbon. For pure relaxation, visit the Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site, Lake Barkley State Resort Park, Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park or Kenlake State Resort Park. Enjoy camping, fishing, swimming, boating, golf, hiking, horseback riding and more.

Visit Kokomo Auto World

Be sure to stop by Kokomo Auto World for a checkup, service or to pick up your next new vehicle before you head out on a Kentucky road trip. When you test drive a new vehicle, you’ll learn more about all of that vehicle’s convenience, safety, entertainment and security features including adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, forward crash mitigation, parking sensors and other safety features.

Kokomo Auto Teams Up with Kokomo Humane Society

By nbennett | Posted in Community on Monday, April 27th, 2015 at 7:00 PM


Kokomo Auto World teamed up with the Kokomo Humane Society to bring you a pet of the week. If you are looking for a pet, visit our Facebook page to see the pet of the week, then visit the Humane Society’s page for more information about that pet.

If you get a new pet, especially a larger dog, you might need a new car to take your new best friend everywhere with you. Whether you want to go to the beach, to the dog park or go shopping for your new best friend, you’ll need some reliable transportation; and should you take your new dog, something that will transport the dog.

Whether you choose from a new hybrid vehicle or a larger SUV, choose the vehicle with your pet in mind. If you have a black lab that loves to go swimming, you might be better off with the Pilot or Odyssey. Ask for a trim level with a built in vacuum so it’s easier to vacuum beach sand and pet hair from you new car without having to drag a vacuum outside or go to the car wash every time you take your new best friend out.

The 2015 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite features a vacuum in the rear cargo area. The vacuum features a removable dust bin, hose that reaches the front of the vehicle and two attachments. This is perfect for cleaning up after children and pets.

Additional features include HondaLink, push-button start, various cargo configurations, audio touch screen, Bluetooth, Cool Box an 8-inch intelligent multi-information display, satellite-linked navigation, USB, Song-by-Voice, blind sport information, a multi-angle rearview camera with dynamic guidelines and a DVD rear entertainment center.

Visit Kokomo Auto World

Stop by Kokomo Auto World for more information about the 2015 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite and to ask about our pet of the week – or visit our Facebook page for more information about our pet of the week.

2015 Honda Pilot Touring

By nbennett | Posted in Honda Pilot on Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 at 6:03 PM


If you are in the market for a reliable SUV, stop by Kokomo Auto World to test drive the 2015 Honda Pilot Touring. This model has tons of convenience, safety, entertainment and security features and is perfect for road tripping and commuting.

Convenience and Entertainment Features

Convenience features include sun blinds, door bins, GPS/navigation, a memory seat, alloy wheels, heated power door mirrors, front dual-zone air conditioning, a power moon roof, driver and passenger vanity mirrors, heated seats, push-button start, a leather shift knob, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, rear air conditioning and a split folding rear seat.

Additional features include front and rear reading lights, power steering, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, leather interior, a HomeLink garage door transmitter, roof rack rails, automatic temperature control and an overhead console.

Entertainment features include Bluetooth, an entertainment system, rear audio controls, CD player, headphones, XM radio, audio controls mounted on the steering wheel, an MP3 decoder, DVD/rear seat entertainment, A/V remote, SiriusXM radio, a radio data system and 10 speakers.

Safety and Security Features

Safety and security features include delay off headlights, a low tire pressure warning system, traction control, illuminated entry, remote keyless entry, a security system, dual front impact airbags, a rear window wiper, front fog lights, an occupant-sensing airbag, four-wheel disc brakes, a rear view camera, speed control and brake assist.

Additional features include dual front side impact airbags, speed-sensitive wipers, an overhead airbag, ABS brakes, rear window defroster, electronic stability control, speed-sensing steering, variably intermittent wipers, a panic alarm and anti-whiplash front head restraints.

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Stop by Kokomo Auto World to test drive the 2015 Honda Pilot Touring and to learn more about this model’s many convenience, safety, entertainment and security features.

Rev Up Your Summer

By nbennett | Posted in For Fun, Kokomo Auto World News on Monday, April 13th, 2015 at 8:13 PM

Summer is just around the corner, and there’s no better way to kick off the season than with free tickets to the Indianapolis 500. Race fans can win tickets to the Indy500 and the Firestone Legends concert by logging onto our Kokomo Auto World Facebook page and filling out a simple entry form. The contest runs from April 7 to April 31, 2015, so log on for your chance to win today.

Contest Details

The 2015 Indy500 race will take place on May 24, 2015, this year. The winner of the contest will receive two tickets to the event as well as two tickets to the Firestone Legends concert on May 23. A winner will be selected at the beginning of May and contacted within the first few days of the month. If the winner fails to claim the prize within 24 hours of contact, another winner will be chosen. The prize must be picked up here at Kokomo Auto World in Kokomo, Ind.

The Events

The Firestone Legends concert and Indianapolis 500 are events you don’t want to miss. Florida Georgia Line will headline the annual Legends Day concerts, which will take place throughout the day on Saturday, May 23. Indianapolis 500 events fill the month of May, but the main event will take place on Sunday, May 24. General admission tickets to the concert and the race typically cost $40 a piece, and you have the opportunity to win two concert tickets and two race tickets simply by filling out our entry form.

Start Your Summer at Kokomo

The only thing better than attending the 2015 Indy500 is attending it in a new vehicle from Kokomo Auto World. We’re offering financing as low as 1.9 percent, no payments for up to 90 days and a wide selection of certified pre-owned vehicles for less than $10,000, so you can drive away in your dream vehicle this summer.

Why You Should Visit the City of Kokomo

By nbennett | Posted in Community on Monday, April 6th, 2015 at 6:31 PM


If you are not from Kokomo, this is a city you should visit. There are many sites to see, plus if you are looking for a new Honda or Toyota, you can visit Kokomo Auto World and pick up some great deals while you are visiting.

Chief Kokomo

Be sure to visit Chief Kokomo’s burial place. The town was named after Chief Kokomo; and his grave is located in Pioneer Cemetery on the 400 block of Purdum Street. The Grand Army of the Republic built the cenotaph in 1911.

Darrough Chapel Park

Visit Darrough Chapel Park and the Peace Garden. This garden commemorates Japanese-Americans. Students at Indiana University created a garden using bamboo and stone pillars. Darrough Chapel Park is located at 602 S. Goyer Road.

Also at the park, you’ll find the Darrough Chapel Veteran’s Memorial. The Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Park was dedicated in 2002 and it commemorates soldiers who were in the Vietnam Conflict. Veterans’ names are engraved in a stone wall surrounding a statue of a kneeling soldier and in the bricks on the walkway leading to the statue.

The Civil War Cannon

Visit Highland Park’s Visitor’s Center to see the recently restored Kokomo Cannon, a cannon that was originally donated by Thomas J. Harrison Post #30 of the Grand Army of the Republic by Congress on August 8, 1882. Of the two cannons donated, only this one remains. It is a 12-pound bronze field Howitzer. The cannon was originally to honor Civil War veterans, but now honors all veterans.

Vermont Covered Bridge

The only remaining Smith Type #3 truss covered bridge in Indiana lives in Kokomo. The bridge was originally from Vermont, a town about 5 miles east of Kokomo. The bridge is located in Highland Park and is open to foot traffic during the summer months.

Visit Kokomo Auto World

When you are in the area – or even if you are from the area and are visiting these landmarks for the first time – stop by Kokomo Auto World to take advantage of our great prices if you are in the market for a new Honda or Toyota. If you don’t plan in getting a new vehicle this year, be sure to call to schedule a service appointment for maintenance.

Support the community and enjoy fresh produce at these farmers’ markets

By blogsadmin | Posted in Community on Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 at 5:15 PM
Central Indiana Farmers Market

Central Indiana Farmers’ Markets

Springtime in central Indiana is filled with optimism. As temperatures continue to rise and outdoor activity slowly but surely increases in the community, the desire to get out and enjoy some fresh air becomes more prevalent than ever. One of the ways to enjoy the great outdoors and support local gardeners, farmers and craftspeople is to get out and enjoy the many central Indiana farmers’ markets. So set mark your calendars, set your alarms, and be sure you know how to use your Honda Magic Seats, because you never know when you’ll return home with a car full of farmers’ market goods. Read the rest of this entry »

Spring Road Trips

By nbennett | Posted in Community, For Fun on Monday, March 30th, 2015 at 5:15 PM


Now that it’s spring, you’re probably ready to get out of the house and go on a trip just for the sake of being out in nice weather. As part of your road trip planning, be sure to have your vehicle checked – or serviced if needed – at Kokomo Auto World. And, if think it’s time for something new, stop by to test drive one or three new Honda or Toyota models.


Head over to Lafayette to shop at over 15 antique outlets and storefronts. Be sure to stop by Bistro 501 for some great food including cheeseboards, frites and mussels. This is a great way to increase your antique collection or get one started.


Stop in Williamsport to visit the Blue Elephant Store and Williamsport Falls. Take the trail downstream to stand under the 90-foot sandstone falls. Be sure you have your camera for some great pictures.


If you visit Lafayette and didn’t get enough antique shopping in, stop by Leaping Leopard Antiques and Back Home Again Antiques in Covington where you’ll find everything from kitchenware to primitives. Grab some soft serve cookie dough Razzle at the Sundae Shoppe.


Visit this river-front hamlet to hike the Rivertown Trail, grab some sliced-to-order sandwiches at Vecchio’s Italian Market and Delicatessen or buy some fashions at Flutter. You just might walk away with a pair of Isola wedge booties or something else you didn’t plan on when you stop by.

Visit Kokomo Auto World

Stop by Kokomo Auto World before you leave town to have your Honda or Toyota serviced – or at least checked out. And, if you are in the market for something new to take on a spring road trip, test drive one of our Honda or Toyota models so you can ride in comfort and know that your new car is reliable.

2015 Toyota Corolla LE

By nbennett | Posted in Toyota Corolla on Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 at 4:59 PM


If you are in the market for a Toyota that is not only economical at the pump, but also has a low yearly cost to own, stop by Kokomo Toyota to test drive the 2015 Toyota Corolla LE. Qualified buyers can pick up a Corolla for just $109 per month for a limited time.

Engine and Transmission

The 2015 Toyota Corolla LE features a 1.8-liter engine, which is backed by a continuously variable transmission. This front-wheel drive combination gets 29 mpg* in the city and 38 mpg* on the highway.

Safety and Security Features

Safety and security features include the S.T.A.R. safety system, a rearview camera, a rear window defroster, electronic stability control, variably intermittent wipers, illuminated entry, speed control, speed-sensing steering, delay off headlights, a low tire pressure warning system, traction control, a first aid kit, brake assist, a panic alarm and ABS brakes.

Additional features include an overhead airbag, dual front impact airbags, a knee airbag, dual front side impact airbags and an occupant-sensing airbag.

Convenience and Entertainment Features

Convenience features include a rear center armrest, front center armrest with storage, fabric seat trim, front bucket seats, front door bins, heated power door mirrors and windows, driver and passenger vanity mirrors, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel with mounted audio controls, a trip computer, air conditioning with automatic temperature control, outside temperature display and remote keyless entry.

Entertainment features include an AM/FM radio, CD player, MP3 decoder, 6.1-inch touch screen, Bluetooth, a radio data system and six speakers.

Visit Kokomo Toyota

To learn more about the Toyota Corolla LE’s convenience, entertainment, safety and security features, stop by Kokomo Toyota for a test drive. Be sure to ask your salesperson about any additional options that may be available; and about getting the Corolla for $109 per month.

Go Pro With Kokomo

By nbennett | Posted in Community on Saturday, March 14th, 2015 at 4:54 PM


While it’s still pretty cold outside, you are probably chomping at the bit to get in the water, whether it’s white water rafting, kayaking, fishing or just lazing around on the boat. You can now film the fun times and excitement with a new Go Pro camera. Buy a new vehicle at Kokomo Auto World during March and get a free Go Pro Camera.

What to Get

Chances are, if you are planning on taking the boat out, going fishing or doing some white water, you’ll need a vehicle with enough space to carry your gear. The Honda Pilot has plenty of room for friends and gear. The Pilot seats up to eight people, plus has space behind the third row seat for gear. On top of that, you can add roof rails and a canoe rack or storage bin.

Interior Features

Interior features include a radio data system, audio controls mounted on a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, DVD/rear seat entertainment, AM/FM stereo, CD player, rear reading lights, XM radio, first aid kit, overhead console, compass, door bins, several airbags, vanity mirrors, dual zone air conditioning, rear air conditioning, speed-sensing steering, front bucket seats with anti-whiplash head restraints, outside temperature display and a rear view camera.

Exterior Features

Exterior features include heated power door mirrors, fully automatic headlights, speed sensitive wipers, speed control, electronic stability control, traction control, ABS brakes, variably intermittent wipers, power moon roof, 18-inch alloy wheels, a low tire pressure warning system, panic alarm and a rear window defroster.

Additional Features

Additional features include a HomeLink garage door transmitter, Bluetooth, an MP3 decoder, front fog lights, illuminated entry, a rear window wiper, brake assist, automatic temperature control and remote keyless entry.

Visit Kokomo Auto World

Stop by Kokomo Auto World to test drive a Honda or a Toyota.