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Pep Talk

December 28, 2010

Giving my girls a little pep talk!

It’s almost the new year! And seeing that it is one of the most popular purchase times for car buyers, I thought a pep talk was in order. Think about your sweet sixteen! Quite a milestone in your life, huh? After completing and passing that driver’s test … and being handed the keys to your freedom.  I want you to remember the way you felt during that time in your life. You should have that feeling every time you make such an important buying decision. It’s not about entitlement – it’s about empowerment. Feeling empowered to make the best decision for you and your family. Feeling empowered to ENJOY this experience, not dread it. Most of all, feeling empowered that you are purchasing a new car with confidence, independence and excitement. You’re buying an automobile! It should be fun! So … in case you need some back-up while you’re looking for a new car, here are some tips for you first time car buyers out there. And if you’re thinking about buying or leasing a car and need a one-on-one pep talk, come on in …I can be very motivating to ensure you have a great experience. I do coach girls basketball, after all! 🙂
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Someone I met on Facebook …

September 10, 2010
Judith in her new Santa Fe You may ask … how did I meet this lovely woman? Well, none other than Facebook! Let’s see what Judith had to say… Q. How did your search for a new car begin? A. It was getting to be time for a new car. Our mini van, which had served us well, was getting a bit long in the tooth and with our oldest now driving a separate vehicle, seemed a bit much. So began the internet search for a vehicle that would meet our current needs and be in our price range. Q. How were some of your earlier experiences? A. We stopped at a Chevy dealership, feeling that for the sake of the economy, we should at least give the American brands a go. The whole experience was really unsatisfactory, start to finish, and we left the lot before even test driving anything. Q. How did you get in touch with me? A. My friend Melissa saw it, and introduced me electronically to Lauren McCarthy, who became an instant partner in helping to find our next vehicle. Lauren reached out via fb, and listened to my story. She had several suggestions, and even talked with her dad who had some ideas. It felt very different than being “sold” a car. It was the experience of consulting a friend, who wanted to help figure out what would work best, and would stand by me while we found it. That was a unique car buying element. Q. So, what did you end up driving home in? A. We wound up at the Blue Springs McCarthy Hyundai dealership with a wonderful salesperson, Keenon Gilles. We decided on the Hyuandai Santa Fe, for size, gas mileage, options, comfort, space and price. I have to tell you, I love that car–(probably more than is natural, in all honesty). I felt we got an honest and fair deal from the McCarthy Auto Group.
~Judith Evnen Benson, MSW
This is what it’s all about! Thanks, Judith!