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Cincinnati Fall Events: Autumn Attractions Near You

Fall is one of the most beautiful seasons for most, with changing leaves, cool temperatures, and fuzzy sweaters. For those around Cincinnati, there are also plenty of things to do this fall, from outdoor activities to cultural events. No matter what you’re looking for, you’re bound to find something in the area.

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As Cincinnati USA points out, there are a range of parks in the area that are perfect for those who love scenic views. You can stop by places like Twin Lakes at Eden Park, Mt. Echo Park, Bellevue Hill Park, Alms Park, and more. There are 7 notable parks on both sides of the river which have stunning views of the skyline and local scenery.

There are also a number of museums and exhibits in the area. Check out the 21c Motel, a hotel-museum hybrid right in the center of town. This beautiful building was built in 1912, and it stands today with more than 156 guest rooms as well as several pieces on display. You can also see the American Sign Museum, Cincinnati Art Museum, and more.

Finally, stop by one of many haunted houses in area. These attractions include the Dent Schoolhouse, USS Nightmare, Land of Illusion, and more. For those who love a scare, you will enjoy nothing more than these haunted houses.

Have You Seen the New 2017 Toyota 86?

Many people know that the Scion brand was once a sister brand to Toyota. Earlier this year, it was made known that Scion would cease production and merge with Toyota fully. In this switch, the 2017 Toyota 86 was born!

The 86 was initially one of Scion’s models – the Scion FR-S. This car is super sporty, something that the old Toyota lineup seemed to be lacking. The following graphic, courtesy of The News Wheel, will outline some of the main specs of this vehicle:

2017 Toyota 86 Infographic

Power: this car will have a 2.0-liter flat-four engine, which can put out 205 horsepower. It will also have the ability to go from 0-60 in 6.4 seconds, which is pretty great!

Fuel-efficiency: sports cars are usually built for speed and not for great mileage per gallon. This model is ready to get you 32 MPG on the highway, which can save you money in the long-run.

MSRP: speaking of money, the price for the 2017 Toyota 86 is starting at $26,225. which is actually less than a 2017 Chevrolet Impala!

If you hadn’t heard about the new 2017 Toyota 86 before, we hope you’re excited about it now! This model is now for sale at both Joseph Toyota of Cincinati and Joseph Airport Toyota.

GMC Canyon Named Best Midsize Pickup by Cars.com

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You’re not the only one who loves the GMC Canyon! Cars.com gave the Canyon a big award: the Best Mid-size Pickup of 2016! Here’s why it took home the prize.

It helped that the Canyon was the only premium pickup truck in the mid-size lineup. It has even more value than other pickups when it comes to convenience and luxury.

The GMC Canyon was tested head-to-head against other top midsize pickups like the Honda Ridgeline, Toyota Tacoma, and Nissan Frontier. It pulled out ahead of the rest, though!

Hear it from the Cars.com editor!

“[The 2016 GMC Canyon] is well-balanced and confident both on paved streets and off-road. It’s a well-appointed truck on the interior and has some serious ability when it comes to payload and towing as well as overall engine performance,” said Cars.com editor-in-chief, Patrick Olsen.

You heard it from him! The GMC Canyon has so much to offer—its luxurious interior not only has top tech elements and fabrics that envelop you in comfort, but it also seals out the exterior noise for a wonderfully silent ride.

And performance? Well, the Canyon took home the award for a reason! With a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds and a payload max of 1,600 pounds, it can carry more than other vehicles in its class! What are you waiting for? Check out the 2016 GMC Canyon today!

Nielsen AutoTECHCAST Report Shows Growing Interest in Auto Technology and Safety

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The 2016 Nielsen AutoTECHCAST report, released on August 24, showed that consumer interest in auto technologies and safety features is growing as more and more vehicles come equipped with these features. The report surveyed 11,886 US consumers over a month in March and April of this year.

In order, Nielsen found that consumers care most about safety technology, then connectivity, then comfort and convenience, driver assistance, and fuel efficiency. Consumers showed the most interest in rear-vision cameras and collision and blind-spot detection and prevention systems.

The AutoTECHCAST report also found that 53% of drivers believe the auto industry is doing a good job in developing features that improve safety and reduce driving distractions. 73% of drivers said they are much more likely to purchase a vehicle with blind spot detection and similar features than one without. Consumers are also starting to care more about the reputation of the company they’re buying from.

The survey also found that connected car features are one of the least-known parts of auto technologies, with a third of respondents not knowing they existed, and millennials being the most interested generation in new car technologies. Overall, though, US drivers know more about cars and new technologies in 2016 than the last three Nielsen surveys have indicated.

Explore Oktoberfest Zinzinnati 2016: What to Expect

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Looking for something fun to do September 15-17? This year’s Oktoberfest Zinzinnati 2016 is taking place, and there a ton of things to do all weekend. There’s so much to do that it might just take the full weekend to take it all in! Here’s just a short list of things that you need to be sure to see/eat:

Events

  • The Running of the Wieners – many dachshunds will compete for the title of “King of the Wiener Dogs”. Definitely one event that your kids will enjoy, too.
  • World’s Largest Chicken Dance – it’s truly a world record! Every year since 1994, everyone in attendace participates in the dance.
  • Live Music – throughout the entire weekend there will be various bands in five different areas.

Food

  • Schnitzel – a name that rolls off the tongue, and pleases it, too! May sound intimidating, but definitely worth the wait.
  • Bratwurst – a traditional sausage sandwich, but the flavor depends on the booth you visit. Try multiple throughout the weekend!
  • Cream Puffs – no weekend is complete without dessert to top it off. Super-sweet cream-filled pastries will satisfy even the sweetest sweet tooth.

This is by no means an exhaustive list of items to see and eat. You really need to see it and experience it for yourself! Remember to drink responsibly, and take advantage of the public transportation available.

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Brings The Heat

In the history of Chevrolet, there are few vehicles that made quite the splash that the Corvette did. The Corvette is nothing if not known for being one of the best sports cars that money can buy. Now, the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport is taking it up a notch.

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport

Game-changing handling

The racing game has officially been changed with this upgraded Corvette model. Where Z06 models have been known to overheat, the Grand Sport has just pure power. It’s wider with more aerodynamic changes, so it’s perfect for track use (or high-speed cruising).

Both the handling and brakes performed wonderfully, reported after testing. Top speeds do not intimidate this speed-demon of a vehicle! Racers will be pleased to learn that professional drivers have given this car the seal of approval.

Also, manual and automatic handle well over many factors. Miles per gallon are also reported to remain relatively high, even while driving at high speeds.

Joseph Auto Group carries many Corvette models. We have two Chevy stores – Joseph Chevrolet and Columbia Chevrolet – both in Cincinnati. While we may not have the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport in stock yet, we’re hoping we will soon! We want you to have the car of your dreams, so keep checking back.

The Best Ohio Summer Festivals of 2016

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The only problem with Ohio summer festivals is that there are too many to choose from! So, to help out, we’ve narrowed down the list for you—make sure you mark these dates on your calendar.

Festival of the Bells

June 30th – July 2nd – Hillsboro

If you are searching for a wholesome festival for Fourth of July weekend, the Festival of the Bells is it. Here you get the opportunity to hear awesome Christian artists like Jana Kramer in the beautiful and quaint town of Hillsboro

Kickin’ Chicken Wing Fest

July 9th – Kettering

Gorge yourself on chicken wings while taking in some great rock’n’roll–that’s what this festival in Kettering is all about. Various eateries from around town set up shop to offer their own take on the chicken wing.

Ohio Valley Music Festival

August 20th – Marietta

If you are a fan of country music, you will love this festival. Catch iconic artists like Clint Black and John Michael Montgomery as well as hot newcomers like High Valley. It’s for a good cause, too—proceeds from beer sales go to the American Legion of Veterans.

There’s no better way to celebrate summer in Ohio than taking in a festival. Just remember to bring your sweet tooth and your sunscreen!

Cincinnati Sports: Who to Watch

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No matter the sport, Cincinnati likely has a team! From baseball to football to soccer: you name it, Cincinnati sports has it. See which teams we love and think that you should, too!

Football

If you watch the NFL, you’re probably aware of the Bengals. Their 2015 season brought them the AFC North title and one step away from the big game. They’re definitely a team to watch this year as they plan for another great season.

Baseball

Another well-known Cincinnati sports team is the Cincinnati Reds. While they haven’t won a World Series title since 1990, fans are always cheering on the team for a win! We love them just the same, year after year.

Soccer

FC Cincinnati is a new team this season, but they’ve had a great start so far!  They play in the University of Cincinnati’s Nippert Stadium and have filled it for a few games. That’s a pretty impressive inaugural season!

If you’re looking for something to watch or somewhere to go, there are always sporting events going on in Cincinnati! There are also college teams that have spectacular players. Of course, there are plenty other teams in the area, so look around for your favorite sport – I’m sure you can find it!

How to Remove Smells from a Car

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Lingering smells can bother everyone, including the driver themselves. Not only can they be bothersome, unwanted smells can also lowered your car’s resale value. Luckily for you, getting rid of unwanted smells is easy if you have some common household items. Here’s how to remove smells from a car from us here at Joseph Auto!

  • Newspaper – As it turns out, not all newspapers are going digital. Physical newspapers may seem outdated, but they happen to be very good as absorbing and removing unwanted smells. Just throw a few crumpled pages into your car, preferably near the source of the smell, and the smell will be gone in a few hours.
  • Cat Litter – If you have a feline companion, odds are you already have cat litter lying around the house. Designed to remove odors, a bowl of cat litter will leave your car virtually odorless relatively quickly.
  • Coffee Grounds – Part of a driver’s morning routine, a cup of coffee can go a long way. Fresh coffee grounds can be just as useful for your car as coffee is for you. Placing a bowl of your favorite coffee grounds for the day will result in a fresh mocha scent before you know it!

Get Geeky with the High-Tech Audi A4

2017 Audi A4

The new, high-tech Audi A4 is probably the coolest thing to roll out of Audi in years (maybe ever?) if you’re an absolute, admitted technophile. With its rich spread of all the latest gadgetry and innovations, the A4 feels futuristic without feeling complicated, just like good advanced technology should. It’s hard to pinpoint our favorite features in the high-tech Audi A4, but we’ll give it a shot:

  • If they revamped the Jetsons today, the interior of that futuristic family’s vehicle would probably have something a lot like the A4’s 1440×540, 60fps, crystal-clear Virtual Cockpit display. With intuitive functionality and beautiful picture, all it’s really missing is Netflix access.
  • The Audi A4’s driver assist technologies are effortless, flawless, seamless – all those “lesses” except “less” itself. Features like Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Assist will make you wonder how you ever survived on the road without these simple yet essential additions.
  • The integrated infotainment elements are out-of-this-world. Options like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, navigation by Waze, and onboard 4G LTE connectivity, are just a few reasons why the A4 is redefining convenience.

High-tech and highly desirable, the Audi A4 has got all the brains (and the beauty) to keep us coming back for more