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The Worldwide Luxury Car Industry

Here’s an interesting infographic from Autoinsurance.org on the worldwide luxury car industry. The Porsche 911 Carrera being in the top spot isn’t too surprising, as it has been the Car Connection’s top-ranked luxury car for four out of the past 7 years. Used Porsches are among our top sellers here at Select Luxury Cars, and have been a longtime favorite of many.

Here’s a list of their top 10 with links directly to our inventory pages for each make / model so you can get there easily. If we’re out of the particular model you’re looking for, feel free to fill out our vehicle finder form so we can let you know when we find what you want.  Enjoy!

10: Mercedes-Benz G-Class
9: Porsche Cayenne
8: Lexus LS 600h L
7: Mercedes-Benz SL Class
6: Bentley Continental Flying Spur
5: Rolls-Royce Phantom
4: Mercedes-Benz CL Class
3: Bentley Continental GT
2: Audi R8
1: Porsche 911 Carrera

The Worldwide Luxury Car Industry
Via: Auto Insurance

If you’re ready for one of these beautiful cars, or something else, visit us online at http://www.SelectLuxury.com, call us at 770-421-0070, email us at admin@selectluxury.com, or visit our dealership showroom at 985 Cobb Parkway South, Marietta, GA 30060.

Comic Relief for Friday: Mercedes-Benz E-Class Commercial

April 16, 2010 1 comment

I’m not sure where or when this originally aired, but here’s a funny commercial on YouTube for the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.  We have 4 beautiful pre-owned Mercedes E-Class cars in stock, by the way!

“Beauty is nothing without brains”

Used Mercedes-Benz cars are consistently among our top sellers here at Select Luxury Cars.  Our dealership in Marietta, GA currently has about 30 different preowned Mercedes-Benz in stock.  For inquiries or to purchase, visit us at 985 Cobb Parkway South, Marietta, GA 30060, call 770-421-0070 or email info@selectluxury.com

We look forward to helping you.

The Great Customer Reviews Keep on Coming

We’ve shared how one of the best parts of selling beautiful used luxury cars is hearing great feedback from happy clients.  This includes referrals, repeat customers, and sharing their experience with us on review sites and directories.  Here’s one that one of our clients posted on the Select Luxury Cars page on Bing Local:

Select Luxury Cars atlanta car dealership review on bing

Actual customer review on Bing for Select Luxury Cars

Doug really helped me throughout the sales process. I felt like I was helped into buying, not pushed into buying. All of my questions were answered, even a couple of questions I had after I bought my car. I’ve already sent a few friends here when they were looking for a quality used car at a fair price.

CarAficionadoMarch 8, 2010

And here’s one that another customer posted about us on the Select Luxury Cars profile page on CitySearch:

Luxury and cars at its BEST

by carguy5oh at Citysearch

Select Luxury Cars is a first class dealership. I have never been able to say about another dealership, that my entire experience was memorable and completely positive, but at select luxury cars I was welcomed and treated with respect and professionalism. All the staff were very friendly and accomodating. Finance was prearranged and a breeze. Car was an absolute dream and looked better in person then on any of the 30 plus photos. I felt as though I was a priority guest and not just another car being rotated off the lot. I highly recommend Select Luxury to ALL. They are a great organization and a fabulous group of people. They definately know their stuff and have it down to a T.

  • Pros: personal service and high standard of excellence
  • Cons: none

(he gave us a 5-star rating – thank you!)

If you’ve done business with us, would you mind taking a couple of minutes to help us help more people get their dream cars?  We’d certainly appreciate it!   Just visit the pages above and write an honest review about your experience with our luxury car dealership in Marietta, GA.  Or if you prefer to write a review on another site, we’d appreciate that too. Here are a couple to make it easy for you:

Select Luxury Cars on Yahoo! Local

Select Luxury Cars on Yelp

Select Luxury Cars on MerchantCircle

Select Luxury Cars on Kudzu.com

Or if you have another favorite, feel free to share your experience there.

We know that these days, people do their homework online before buying a used car, getting a car loan, or any other major purchase.  Having a number of customer reviews on several sites helps customers make a more educated decision about the company they’re about to do business with, and that also helps us keep our marketing and advertising costs down so we can keep our prices competitive.  It’s a win-win for everyone, so we thank you in advance for your time !

Or if you’d like to contact us directly, feel free to visit our Atlanta used luxury car dealership at 985 Cobb Parkway South. Marietta, GA 30060, mail us at P.O. Box 6397, Marietta, GA 30065-0397, call us at 770-421-0070 or toll free at 1-800-283-7224, or email info@selectluxury.com.

Like the guys at Bartle’s & Jayme’s used to say in their 1980’s ads, thanks for your support.  (Just don’t mix wine coolers or other alcohol with driving!)

Featured Vehicle: Used Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG G-Class

Featured Vehicle of the day:  A beautiful used Mercedes-Benz G-class SUV.  This one is a 2009 Mercedes G55 AMG.  Black on charcoal, rugged with an uncommon style.  This one really stands out from the pack of less distinctive but popular sports utility vehicles (or, as some say, “Soccer Utility Vehicles‘). It’s boxy yet luxurious, has less than 7,000 miles, is loaded with features and shines like a black pearl. See for yourself here in this video slide show:  

2009 Pre-Owned Mercedes-Benz G-Class G55 AMG in Atlanta, GA
at the Select Luxury Cars dealership
985 Cobb Parkway South
Marietta, GA 30060

770-421-0070
info@selectluxury.com

* Exterior: Black
* Interior: Charcoal
* Stock #: 10623
* Engine: 5.5L SOHC 24-valve AMG supercharged V8 engine
* Transmission: Automatic
* Mileage: 6,333

2009 Used Mercedes-Benz G-Class G55 AMG Front View

2009 Mercedes-Benz G-Class G55 AMG Front View

*CARFAX CERTIFIED!
*PREMIUM ALCANTARA LEATHER ROOF LINER!
*REAR SEAT ENTERTAINMENT!
*NAVIGATION SYSTEM!
*REAR VIEW CAMERA!
*BRUSH GUARD!
*RUNNING BOARDS!
*XENON HEADLAMPS!
*VENTILATED FRONT SEATS!
*HEATED SEATS FRONT AND REAR!
*HEATED WOOD/LEATHER STEERING WHEEL!
*PREMIUM SOUND SYSTEM!
*6-DISC CD CHANGER!
*SATELLITE RADIO!
*REAR PARK ASSIST!

Mercedes-Benz G-Class G55 AMG Standard Equipment
EXTERIOR
* Pwr tilt/slide sunroof
* Stainless-steel running boards
* Bi-xenon light-sensing headlamps w/heated high pressure washers
* Corner-illuminating halogen foglamps
* Single red rear foglamp
* Power heated windshield
* Privacy glass -inc: rear doors & quarters & liftgate
* Pwr heated signal mirrors -inc: auto-dimming driver side, mirror memory, reverse tilt-down
* Rain-sensing intermittent front wipers w/heated washer system
* Intermittent rear wiper w/washer
* Privacy glass-inc: rear doors & quarters & liftgate

INTERIOR
* 10-way pwr heated multi-contour front bucket seats -inc: pwr lumbar 3-position seat memory, adjustable head restraints, pneumatic side bolsters, thigh support
* Heated 60/40-split-folding rear seats w/(3) adjustable head restraints
* Front/rear carpeted floor mats
* Stainless-steel door sill trim
* Multi-function display controls
* Steering wheel audio controls
* 4-way pwr tilt/telescopic steering column -inc: memory, easy-entry & exit feature
* Electronic analog speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge & coolant temp
* Multi-function displays in speedometer face -inc: trip computer, engine oil level check, digital speedometer, message indicator, driver-programmable settings, navigation system route guidance, exterior temp gauge, audio status, engine coolant temp, phone menu
* Mercedes-Benz Maintenance System display -inc: distance remaining to next maintenance, type of service due, reminders
* SmartKey system -inc: remote central locking system, anti-theft engine immobilizer, driver-programmable user-recognition features, drive away automatic locking
* SmartKey infrared remote -inc: windows open/close, sunroof open/close, panic alarm, fuel filler door, selective unlock
* Integrated 3-button HomeLink compatible garage door control
* Cruise control
* Anti-theft alarm system
* Rear view camera
* Automatic dual-zone climate control -inc: electrostatic dust filter, adjustable rear cabin vents at rear of center console
* Rear window defroster w/auto-shutoff
* Auxiliary pwr outlet
* Auto-dimming rearview mirror
* Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
* Night security illumination
* Locator lighting w/path illumination
* Leather-trimmed parking brake lever/boot

MECHANICAL
* 2-speed transfer case
* (3) locking differentials
* Permanent 4-wheel drive
* Front/rear tow hooks
* Rigid front/rear axles -inc: longitudinal & transverse links, coil springs, gas shocks
* Front stabilizer bar
* Recirculating ball steering w/power assist, hydraulic damper

SAFETY
* 4-wheel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) w/brake assist
* Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD)
* 4-wheel Electronic Traction System (4-ETS+)
* Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
* Programmable daytime running lamps
* Driver & front passenger airbags -inc: dual-stage driver airbag, BabySmart deactivation system
* Front/rear window curtain side airbags
* 3-point front seat belts w/Emergency Tensioning Device (ETD), belt force limiter
* 3-point rear seat belts w/outboard Emergency Tensioning Device (ETD)
* Universal LATCH system (Lower Anchors & Tethers for Children) at rear outboard seating positions
* Child safety rear door locks
* Advanced tire pressure monitoring system

ENTERTAINMENT
* COMMAND cockpit management & data system -inc: 40-GB hard-drive-based navigation system, Bluetooth interface, enhanced voice control, harman/kardon sound system, AM/FM stereo, integrated 6-disc CD/DVD changer, Sirius satellite radio, HD radio, iPod/MP3 media interface, auxiliary audio input, Mercedes-Benz Tele Aid system

http://www.SelectLuxury.com

11 Tips To Get Your Car Ready For Summer

Here’s a useful post on Jalopnik about getting your car ready for summer. Whether you’re in a Mercedes-Benz or an AMC Pacer, it’s important to take car of the basic maintenance (or have a good mechanic take care of it for you) so that your car is ready for summer and doesn’t suffer any unnecessary wear and tear that would negatively impact its resale value or detract from the sheer joy of driving.

tips to make sure your car is ready for summer

Summerize your car

 So on to the things to check to ensure your car is ready for summer:

1) Tires.  Make sure they’re properly inflated & don’t have excessive or unusual wear.

2) Get your brakes inspected. 

3) Wash thoroughly – especially if you live in an area where they use salt on the roads in the wintertime.  Wash the undercarriage, wheel wells, & the engine compartment in addition to that nice shiny paint job. 

4) Check your oil / change your oil.

5) Check your coolant.

6) Check your transmission fluid.

7) Check your power steering fluid.

8) Check your brake fluid.

9) Check your battery.

10) Fix the little things.  Lots of little things tend to break more easily in the winter time.  So fix those little rattles, broken trim, and so on.  It probably won’t make much, if any, difference on your car’s performance, but a car without annoying flaws is just more fun to drive.

11) Change your windshield wipers.   

I’m not sure why they didn’t mention this in the article, but making sure your air conditi0ning works properly seems like a no-brainer to me, especially since our dealership is in the Atlanta area where it does get hot & humid in the summer time. 

Of course all of these are basic routine maintenance no matter what the season, but summer is for fun and making sure your car is ready for it can make your summer just a touch more enjoyable.

Or if you’re ready to buy a convertible, just visit us online at http://www.selectluxury.com.  Everyone should have a convertible at least once in their life.  I’ve had two so far…

McLaren to Enter the Commercial Market with 200-mph MP4-12C

March 22, 2010 1 comment

On Thursday, Formula One race car maker McLaren announced that it will launch a line of supercars in Britain in 2011.  This will be the first car available to the public (at least those who can afford the $180K – $230K price tag) with a one-piece lightweight carbon-fiber structure.  Formula One world champion Jenson Button and his McLaren teammate Lewis Hamilton were the first to test-drive the 12C earlier this month.  McLaren’s 12C features F1 technology such as brake steering and air brakes.  Testing and additional refinements will continue before going into full production, with a 0-200km goal of under 10 seconds, 200km to zero braking in less than 5 seconds, and a top speed of over 200 miles per hour.

McLaren MP4-12C 200+ mph production supercar
The McLaren MP4-12C 200+ mph production supercar

An article in the Christian Science Monitor tells more:

The company aims to make up to 1,000 of the 12C cars next year, with up to 40 percent being sold in North America.

The model will compete with the Ferrari 458 Italia and Mercedes SLS AMG.

New models will launch annually with production forecast to reach around 4,000 by the middle of the decade, but McLaren Automative Managing Director Antony Sheriff said that the company had no ambition to become the biggest manufacturer in the market.

This isn’t McLaren’s first road car. Just 107 McLaren F1 cars were made 15 years ago, with only 64 of those being road cars. The rest were strictly for racing.

I’m looking forward to seeing one of these beauties on the showroom floor here at Select Luxury Cars!

Laren to roll out 200-mph MP4-12C

2008 Mercedes Benz S63 AMG

Here is our fist FULL HD video of the amazing 2008 Mercedes Benz S63 AMG. Please subscribe, rate, and comment!

This videos of a 2008 Mercedes Benz S63 AMG  were photographed in the showroom at the Select Luxury Cars dealership at 985 Cobb Parkway South, Marietta GA 30065.  Select Luxury Cars is a used car dealership near Atlanta that specializes in pre-owned luxury automobiles, performance autos, exotic sports cars and collectible vehicles. You can view current inventory, as well as FAQs or general information via our website, or call 678-622-5587.