The Best Time to Buy Pre-Owned is Now

April 10, 2012 Leave a comment

The first quarter of 2012 has turned out to be good for used car sales. Even with gas prices soaring, it is cost-effective to purchase a pre-owned vehicle. There are many deals worth taking advantage of because more cars are available to dealers and banks are quoting suitable rates and terms. As current owners are returning there 3 year lease and car manufacturers not wanting to own these off lease vehicles, it makes a great opportunity for use car dealers to pick up some really nice inventory, smart shoppers can take advantage of some great summer deals.

Here at Select Luxury Cars, we have great inventory ranging from $10,000 to $200,000 of all makes and models. If you are looking to purchase, and have a trade in, take this moment to make the most of your car shopping experience.

Visit us at www.selectluxury.com

Mike Goodall

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.

What can men learn from Women Buyers?

When it comes to car buying, women are more informed and level-headed than male buyers in the showroom. Male buyers tend to use the dealership showroom as a staging ground for a boxing match with the “salesperson”, whereas a female buyer wants to finalize her transaction and leave.

When women approach shopping, they ask all the necessary questions, even if they think they know the answers. They do not rely on what they assume they may know from their vast knowledge of the industry or product.

I for one, respect the different angles my wife takes on purchases and the variety of questions she will ask. Some of the questions I may have been afraid to ask myself or that I have too much of an ego to ask.

Speaking solely as a salesperson, I believe male customers revel in the gamesmanship of sitting in a showroom and arguing back and forth with their salesperson. They have to win. Women do more research and, as a group, are more pragmatic in their vehicle choices. They tend to be more concerned about safety issues and reliability than horsepower and big wheels.

According to Lease Trader, 95% of women buyers list safety performance as their main concern when shopping for their next vehicle. Men (83%), on the other hand list driving and engine performance among their top issues. Here is the bottom line for us men. Please take your time doing your homework before venturing out. Your time is precious, so please do not waste it spending hours at a dealership.

-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

Used Car Pricing

March 31, 2012 Leave a comment

Families in the market for a used highline car might have to keep saving a little longer. National Automobile Dealers Association says the average price for a quality pre-owned vehicle will go up by 2 percent this year. That is on top of the 3 percent increase in 2011.

The biggest reason is that there are fewer cars out there. When the recession started in mid-2007, Automakers slowed down their production, which led to a sharp decrease in the number of quality used cars on the market. The uncertainty of the economy and a weak job market faced American consumers to hold on to their car much longer; according to NADA, the average car on the road today is 11 years old.

Higher gas prices are also responsible for a bigger jump in prices of used, compact, and fuel efficient cars. NADA predicts an almost 3 percent jump in the price for car in this category this year. That being said, you should be able to get a good deal on a gas-guzzling fill size SUVs or Pick-up depending on what market you are in.

The good news for all of us is that new car sales are up this year, so the inventory shortage will not last forever.

As American families finally start to trade in the older vehicles they held onto during the recession, NADA is predicting 13.9 million new car/truck sales for 2012. A lack of access to financing to many struggling families also put the brakes on used car sales; this year, lenders will make credit more available. Most Dealers are trying keep up the momentum that started last year when 12.8 million vehicles were sold, so there are plenty of incentives for perspective buyers to starting looking for that new ride.

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: Industry News

Porsche Panamera…The family man’s sportscar.

Are you to the point in your life where you have the sportscar itch? Do you still have a family that depends on you for transportation? Can’t justify a second “fun” car? Enter the Porsche Panamera. This 4 door sportscar from Porsche may be just what the doctor ordered. In a quest to increase sales, the Panamera was introduced as a 2010 model. The Panamera is available in several different trim levels. There is a box on the order form for all-wheel drive. The entry level comes with a 300hp V-6. The Panamera S has a 400hp V-8. Of course Porsche didn’t stop there, offering a 500hp Turbo V-8 as well. In this gearheads opinion, you should opt at least for the S model. It sounds mean and won’t let the boy racers out there get the better of you. The V-6 just lacks the power to move such a heavy car gracefully. The Turbo is the beast of the bunch, blasting to 60 mph in under 4 seconds.

In typical Porsche fashion, the option list is long and the price can go up very quickly. The good news is, you can get your Panamera just the way you want it. The exterior styling of the Panamera is still up for debate. Trying to keep with its heritage they rounded the backend to resemble the 911. The interior is absolutely beautiful. Once you are seated in the car, you feel like you got into the cockpit of a fighter jet. The build quality and materials used are world class. The optional heated and ventilated seats offer firm support. It is comfortable for taller people as well. The upgrade Bose sound system is good but the available Burmester system is even better. As mentioned before, the option list goes on and on.

The car is not a nimble as a 911, but it is also much heavier and will seat 4 people in sporty luxury. It drives smaller than it is and will satisfy you sportscar itch. I have recently driven both the Panamera S and the Panamera Turbo with the powerkit ($21k option that takes it to 540hp). The S is a great everyday driver with plenty of power, decent chassis dynamic and great brakes. The Turbo is a straight line rocket that will make most exotic owners realize they just lost to a 4 door with two grinning kids in the back. If you want a sportscar but need 4 doors, I advise you to take a hard look at the Porsche Panamera.

Carguy Michael

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: Featured Vehicle

GIZMAG Online Technology Magazine

March 29, 2012 Leave a comment

Here’s a twist to offering the latest emerging technological and inovation updates on topics such as Automotive, mobile technology, robotics, Military, Inventions and many other topics. It’s a portal to future inventions.  GizMag is not just about the latest and newest, but about the coolest and greatest stuff! Their subjects are fresh and engaging content that we hope will stimulate new ideas, thinking and dialogue. Their blog is geared toward early technology adopters and people interested in the next generation of technology.

http://www.gizmag.com/

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. http://www.selectluxury.com

Categories: Uncategorized

Inefficiency on the road – The issue isn’t where you think it is!

The biggest inefficiency in transportation these days is not where you would expect – in fact it doesn’t have to do with MPG’s or even gasoline at all. The truth is that the inefficiency lies with the fact that 80% of seats on the road go unoccupied. John Zimmer analyzes this phenomenon and offers insight into using social technology and collaboration to try to increase this issue.

Click here to read his article. 

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.

 

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Speed, Space, Luxury Bake-off

March 26, 2012 Leave a comment

If you are in the market for a large luxury sedan, you may find yourself choosing between the Lexus LS, BMW 7-series, and Mercedes S-class. Say, after test-driving all combinations of model numbers imaginable, you are unimpressed. They are all spacious, drive smoothly, look great – but something is lacking.

You are missing speed.

Enter a new class of large luxury sedans. You are now sifting through pages of the Porsche Panamera, AMG S-class, and rare BMW Alpina B7. In order to place these cars within the same price range, you may consider the Panamera Turbo and S63 AMG alongside the Alpina B7, all of which have a base MSRP in the mid-$100,000’s and can run near the $200,000 mark new off the lot.

From the Mercedes S63 AMG you get 536 horsepower and a handcrafted AMG 5.5L Biturbo V-8 Engine that takes you from 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds.

The Porsche Panamera Turbo houses a 500 horsepower 4.8L V8 that runs from 0-60 mph in just 4.0 seconds.

The BMW Alpina B7 has an aluminum 4.4L TwinPower Turbo V8 engine pushing 500 horsepower that gets you to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds.

Judging by the performance and engine specs, it is a toss-up between these cars. Your choice may ultimately depend on aesthetics, and any additional options available in your car search.

As always, buying used will save you a considerable amount. Feel free to check out the 2011 Panamera Turbo ($157,800) and 2008 S63 AMG ($56,900) currently in our lot, and check back often for similar options!

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.