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Sumter auto dealer Jones debuts video series Coffee in Cars

Jones Buick GMC owner shares family legacy he inherited

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Posted 12/18/19

For Sumter native Jim Jones, vehicles run in the family.

Jones is the owner of Jones Buick GMC and a third-generation auto dealer following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. For more than 30 years, he has been selling vehicles and …

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Sumter auto dealer Jones debuts video series Coffee in Cars

Jones Buick GMC owner shares family legacy he inherited

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For Sumter native Jim Jones, vehicles run in the family.

Jones is the owner of Jones Buick GMC and a third-generation auto dealer following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. For more than 30 years, he has been selling vehicles and has taken an active role in multiple community and economic-impact groups.

In a new video series called "Coffee in Cars" from the South Carolina Automobile Dealers Association, Jones shares details about the legacy he inherited three decades ago and has continued to build upon.

"I was a young man back then. We had a lot of debt, and we really had to hustle. That has been a big career thing for me to still be in business after all these years," Jones said.

Named president of SCADA over the summer, Jones has been involved in the association since he was a teenager. His father and brother have each led the association as prior presidents.

"The association, over the times, I've just seen time and time again has been there for the dealers in some real tight spots," he said.

Jones' engagement goes beyond the steering wheel. With a passion to see his community flourish through economic development, he became treasurer of the Sumter Development Board in 2017. Additionally, he's a talented drum player with a love for drag racing.

Come along for a ride in Jones' classic Chevrolet C10 as he shares his story in the first installment of "Coffee in Cars" at https://vimeo.com/378390883.