The Hayes Brothers name has been around for a long time, about 30 years to be exact. There are some new names, however. Norman and Eric Hayes have taken over the Buick/Jeep/Eagle business.
Traditions continue, however, with good service, prices and some exciting features appearing in the Salt Lake 500 New Car Sell-Off in the Salt Palace this weekend.For example, says Eric Hayes, "We are excited about introducing people to the new Eagle. No, it's not the old Eagle. None of the parts from the old Eagles will fit on the new models. This is an exciting new car. Actually, it's the Eagle Division of Chrysler with two models - Summit and Premier."
Also in the show will be new models of Buick and Jeep.
Especially exciting, says Hayes, "is that we will have from zero to 2.9 financing on some models of Jeeps and Eagles" during the show.
The subcompact Summit is a sporty aerodynamic sedan that comes in three price classes. Standard on the front-wheel drive Summit is a 1.5-liter engine that can combined with a five-speed manual transaxle or three-speed automatic.
All Summit models come with a long list of standard features and a wide range of optional conveniences and comfort items. The car will initially be built for Eagle by Mitsubishi Motors.
Jeep moves into 1989 with another first in the four-wheel-drive light truck industry. The Jeep Cherokee and Wagoneer models equipped with 4.0-liter six-cylinder engines and Selec-Trac will be available with an optional four-wheel anti-lock brake system that is fully operational in four-wheel-drive.
Traditionally, Jeep vehicles have been the number one choice of discerning buyers and consumer magazines and 1988 was a repeat performance. The Jeep Cherokee was selected "4X4 of the Year" for the second time by editors of 4Wheel & Off Road magazine.
Cherokee and Wagoneer will be powered by an electronically fuel-injected, 4.0-liter engine.
Buick will be offering restyled models of its luxurious Riviera and mid-size Century for 1989. Buick is also offering more powerful engines, more responsive "dynaride" suspensions on most models and technical and appearance enhancements across the line.
The Riviera is 11 inches longer than the 1988 model, has a stronger vertical bar grille, new rich chrome bumper design, wider roof pillars and more curvaceous rear quarter panels. New options include the remote keyless entry system and a new-design landau roof.