Discover a place where “values” live... a place where driving is a passion, and style matters. Discover Valparaiso's Mazda Dealer...Where Driving Matters!

Years ago, Tom Kennedy discovered his passion for cars was a perfect fit to become a Mazda Dealership.  No other car company exemplifies the balance of quality, style, and performance.  And the perfect place to set up shop?  Valparaiso, IN.  “Valpo is a special place… a place where values live,” said Kennedy’s Manager, Andrew Thompson.   “Many car makers entice customers with bogus markups and rebates.  The educated consumer doesn’t buy such deceptive practices. These customers are inspired by value. Communities such as Valparaiso believe the ultimate goal in buying a car is discovering value.”

Where Values Live

And what is value?  Thompson believes it starts with principles.  “We have a culture of helping people and earning the customer’s business.  We are proud of our reputation as a relaxed environment. People are treated as we want to be treated.  Nobody wants to be attacked by overly assertive salesmen when they walk into the dealership.  Often, salesmen rush the customer to a closing desk and try to get them to buy that moment…with no regard for whether the vehicle is right for their needs and wants.   

"Real Value can be discovered by finding the right car at the right price.  It’s important the customer gets what they want. The right model, options, color and price.  Price is important to all of us. Kennedy won’t lose the customer’s business due to price.  We believe it’s important to slow down and make it a fun experience.  This is how we do business.  It’s how we keep our customers." 

Andrew Thompson

Where Driving Matters

According to Andy Thompson, our customers are inspired by the gratification of a responsive and well-tuned vehicle.   Mazda has established a solid reputation for its sporty drive characteristics, style and precision.  Kennedy has the service team and the technicians to keep a Mazda well-maintained and at an optimized performance level. Although we are the service center of choice for many Honda, Toyota, Subaru and Nissan owners, we have a passion for Mazda.  We believe our team is as good as any in Chicago or throughout the state of Indiana.

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Community Driven

Kennedy Mazda is community driven.  We support local charities, attend local churches, sponsor local kid’s teams and serve on boards, such as the YMCA.  We proudly support Valparaiso University and the values of the institution.  Kennedy also believe in buying local, such as Valpo’s downtown.

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Driven by Values that Matter

Kennedy Pre-Owned

"Why is this man driving used car salesmen crazy?"

Meet Picky Ricky....

Ricky just might be the pickiest used car manager you’ll ever meet. Just ask his salesmen.  “Nothing is ever good enough,” said one his salesmen as he rolled his eyes.  You see... Ricky is very particular about the cars he selects for his pre-owned lot.  Only the best pre-owned cars and trucks make the Kennedy Pre-Owned lot.  “If customers aren’t happy, he’s not happy” said another salesman.  “Nothing gets past him either,” said another Kennedy Rep.

Although Kennedy Mazda is proud to be Valparaiso’s Exclusive Mazda Certified Pre-Owned Dealer, Ricky expects every car to pass a painstaking inspection.   “I love all used cars, Honda, Toyota, Subaru, Nissan. It doesn’t have to be a used Mazda to make my lot, it just has to be fresh, well-maintained with a clean history….something so reliable that I would trust selling it to a family member,” according to Rick “Picky Ricky” Walsworth

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So who likes the man often considered Porter County’s pickiest car guy?  “Our customers love him.  He might drive us crazy, but we know when he’s picky, the customer is satisfied. And in the end…at Kennedy Mazda, it’s all about making the customer happy.

"Getting a great value really mattered here at Kennedy Mazda...I wasn't swarmed by salesman, no 'today only' bogus discounts. Kennedy made it fun!  Thanks Kennedy Mazda! "

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