In need of a new or pre-owned Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge vehicle? Looking for financing, vehicle service or a specific auto part? You're in luck. Normandin Chrysler Jeep Dodge supplies all of the above and does so with excellence. We are located at 900 Capitol Expressway Auto Mall and provide San Jose, CA and surrounding areas with a staff of friendly individuals dedicated to customer satisfaction. Stop by today to check out the impressive set of services we provide. If you still have questions, call us at (877) 330-0391.
The store's roots date to 1875, two decades before the advent of the American auto industry.
The business dates to the horse-and-buggy days. Indeed, founder Amable Normandin, a blacksmith and sleigh maker from Montreal, opened it as a buggy-making shop.
In 1906, the company expanded to include the sale of horseless carriages. The first franchise, Franklin, came along in 1915. An original Franklin car purshased from Normandin is in the showroom today. An original Normandin buggy, built in 1882, graces the roof of the modern building.
The dealership over the years sold - and outlasted - a number of car makes, including Hupmobiles, Saxons and Hillmans.
In 1933, the store obtained a DeSoto-Plymouth franchise from Chrysler Corp. The Chrysler line replaced ill-fated DeSoto in 1958.
A fifth generation of Normandins now run the dealership, which is on a 10-acre spread on the Capitol Expressway Auto Mall.
Of course, they didn't have expressways or auto malls back in 1875. But they certainly had the entrepreneurial spirit that led to the founding of such a venerable dealership.
That spirit seems to be a constant throughout the life of the business, now housed in a thoroughly modern building.
For instance, second-generation owner Louis Normandin sold all his stock before the stock market crash of 1929 and reinvested it elsewhere, such as real estate.
Fourth-generation owner Lon Normandin, during Chrysler Corp.'s dark financial days of the early 1980s, was among a select group of Chrysler dealers who traveled to Washington, D.C., to lobby Congress to support the automaker's recovery plan.
Lon is now chairman of the board. His two sons are the current generation of Normandins running the dealership, Mark as president and general manager, Paul as general sales manager.
They represent that new breed of dealers who are both well educated and well experienced. Both brothers hold college degrees in business. Both have held a cross-section of jobs at the store.
Come and visit Normandin Chrysler Jeep Dodge today for all your automotive needs.
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Call Normandin Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM at (408) 266-9500, or come visit us in person. We're conveniently located at 900 Capitol Expressway Auto Mall, San Jose, CA 95136 and look forward to helping you with your automotive needs. We are your destination used car dealership in San Jose.
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REVIEW 1 - I entered the situation with the knowledge that I had a price set and should I be unable to achieve said price, I would not hesitate to walk away from the deal with a broad grin on my face that would tell the world I am no sucker! Of course, some of that is nothing more than male posturing, because as we all know, buying a car is nothing more than a pissing match between buyer and seller.
In the end, it took two hours of negotiating, and the price of the vehicle dropped $6000 from the original ask. I liked the folks I dealt with, and I am fairly happy with the Jeep. Yes, it has quirks, but those will be addressed when I return for service.
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900 Capitol Expwy Auto MallSan Jose, CA 95136