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March 10, 2012 Leave a comment

At any given time while shopping for your next vehicle, you’ll visit a number of online dealers and even some in person.

 

Can you tell the difference between them?

Here is a familiar experience from a friend…….

“I was looking for a car for myself several months ago and like many of you, I got annoyed with the process! When I inquired about a car (from their website), the salesperson told me something that killed my enthusiasm within the first minute of talking to him.  The car I saw was no longer available, then he explained that I could not afford my second choice.”

 

This experience alone can discourage anyone.  As a salesperson, I have even been in the exact situation, so many of you can relate.

That’s why I think Select Luxury has been a successful online dealer.  I am in sales and I don’t use the language or verbiage to discourage my customers.  I try to be professional and honest because I understand that the process can be frustrating. 

 

We understand that customers get upset with their salesperson when they feel that they are not “working” with them on the price. We also understand that some customers have unrealistic goals when purchasing their next luxury vehicle. That why being an “educated consumer” is so important. 

Folks again: research is the key when shopping for a vehicle. A customer will say to me, “XYZ Auto has the car for $2,000 less than your X5!”  My reply is typical, “Have you driven their vehicle? What is the overall condition?”  Customers shopping online MUST research.

1.  Find out how long the dealer has been in business.

2.  Find out what the dealer’s business and customer reviews say

3.  Check the rating on the vehicle to make sure you are truly getting a “good deal”.

 

We all like a good deal, but good service and a quality product are worth the extra money!

Roger Evanson
Select Luxury Cars, located in Marietta, Ga. on Highway 41, hand “Selects” every vehicle. We specialize in the highest quality automobiles available in the market. Whether you live here in the Atlanta area or anywhere around the world, we will find the exact car you are dreaming of. If you are looking for a Mercedes, BMW, Porsche, Audi, Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Ferrari or other high end model, begin your search here and we won’t disappoint.

Categories: Used Car Tips

The Ultimate Driving Machine: The BMW 7 Series

February 11, 2012 Leave a comment

How many of you remember how excited you were when you got your first cool car? Mine was a 1979 black/black 733i with a front and rear spoiler, 4 really bent wheels, and a strut tower that was welded together by the neighborhood fence man in East New York, Brooklyn. I loved that car. That was when I fell in love with BMW 7 series. There are nice cars, and then there is the ultimate driving machine! If you are looking for a full size luxury sedan bring back the excitement you lost with the mundane daily driver, then it’s time to make a change.

I am writing the post as a BMW consumer, and I currently drive a 2006 750i Sport. The 7 series (reviews) commands respect whether standing still or cruising on the Highway. Its luxury appointments make you feel like you’re in your leather recliner with remotes in hand.  Now if you’re an aggressive driver or a cruiser you will not be disappointed with the performance and handling of this car. For a large sedan it is very quick (362hp) and responsive. Style wise, there is not another highline luxury sedan on the market that can compete with the styling of this car. I have seen and driven them all including the Mercedes-Benz S-Class or Lexus LS which are the closest competitors in the same class.

There are some quirks that might get you annoyed with the I-Drive system in the car. But the best way to look at the system is like windows and mouse on your computer. You go on the application you want then click on it (navigation, climate, audio, etc.). Other than that, do your regular service on it and enjoy the ride. You can get hundreds of thousands of miles out of a BMW as long as you keep it properly maintained.

Every time you get in your car you should be excited. When you drive a 750i or Li, you will enjoy yourself. So, join the BMW family and you will soon understand why it is called the “ultimate driving machine”.

-Roger Evanson
Select Luxury Cars, located in Marietta, Ga. on Highway 41, hand “Selects” every vehicle. We specialize in the highest quality automobiles available in the market. Whether you live here in the Atlanta area or anywhere around the world, we will find the exact car you are dreaming of. If you are looking for a Mercedes, BMW, Porsche, Audi, Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Ferrari or other high end model, begin your search here and we won’t disappoint.

Categories: BMW

Steps for Buying a GOOD Used Car

February 1, 2012 Leave a comment

Steps for Buying a Car

Buying a car can be a harrowing experience for anyone. There are many makes, model, and color choices from which to choose. Add to that….. the dealerships, sales consultants, trade-in values (if any) and finally coming to a fair price.  I cannot tell you how many times I meet prospective buyers who have no idea what class of vehicle or price point they want.

BUYER!  Do your research before you venture to a dealership to save yourself time, frustration and money. Here are just a few tips on how to make the buying process seamless and relatively pleasant for you and your family:

*Needs assessment – Know what type of vehicle you are looking for. How much can you spend?  Know the payment/price best for you and your family. There are online sites that help you with determining car payments and will generate payment for you based on down payment/term/interest rate, Auto Loan Calculator.  You can also check with your bank for their interest rates and terms prior to going to dealership. You have purchasing power as a consumer; don’t be afraid to use it.

*Qualify– You owe it to yourself to research the dealership and sales consultant.  Read online reviews. Check sites that include reviews/postings:www.dealerrater.com or www.cars.com. Your local Better Business Bureau will also have ratings and complaints as well for the dealer Better Business Bureau.

*Demo – You will be in the next car you buy for 2-3 years on average. Research the vehicle you are considering thoroughly. Again, there are great sites to check for safety, gas mileage and reliability. The best source is www.consumerreports.org.

*Close – Once you’ve completed the steps outlined and educated yourself on financing, you are ready to CLOSE the DEAL.

The internet has very good tools (http://tradein.autotrader.com, www.kbb.com) to use for your trade evaluation. I cannot stress how important is for consumers to get a realistic view of what their trade is worth prior to working with a dealer. Please be honest with yourself when inputting the specs (condition, miles, and options) for your vehicle.

The purchase of an Automobile is the second largest purchase in one’s life next to the purchase of a home. When you look for your home, you research the neighborhood, amenities, schools, and shopping. You owe it to yourself to give the same due diligence when buying your next vehicle.

-Roger Evanson
Select Luxury Cars, located in Marietta, Ga. on Highway 41, hand “Selects” every vehicle. We specialize in the highest quality automobile made all over the world. Whether you live here in the Atlanta area or anywhere around the world, we will find the exact car you are dreaming of. If you are looking for a Mercedes, BMW, Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Lamborghini, Ferrari or other high end model, begin your search here and we won’t disappoint.

Categories: Used Car Tips