What’s Important to you in a car?
Price, Style, Comfort, Fuel Economy, Performance, Quality, Value
PRICE IS ONLY WHERE YOU START FOR THE BEST WHEELDEAL
A good deal is a deal where you get the best value for your money.
A. Price: Some people only care about price. You can buy a cheaper car than a honda, but if the value of the car drops by $8000.00 when you drive it off the lot, it isn’t a good deal. When you come back in five
years to trade your car and it isn’t worth very much, that will $8000.00 out of your pocket. What I call a “wheeldeal” is a deal that gives you more than just the best price.
Toyota has what I call wheeldeals. Toyota gives a good car that will last. However during my five years with Toyota, I used to have a hard time competing with Honda, especially with the younger folks becuase they want style. They want to look good Since I’ve been selling Hondas, I understand the difference. I can see the curves are better, especially the front ends. Hondas are more sporty and there is a huge market for that.
The salespeople at Toyota will tell you the road noise with Hondas is awful. I know, because I used to sell Toyota and that was true about Honda. But in the last couple
of years Honda has taken away the road noise. The seats are plush.
D. Fuel Economy
On the Average I’ve noticed the gas mileage numbers with Honda usually are 2 to 3 mpg better than Toyota. Gas isn’t going down in price so I’ve noticed a lot of people are trading in SUV’s to get a car with better mpg.
The biggest difference I’ve seen between Honda and Toyota. Hondas corner better and stay flat around curves.
Here’s where the Good gets Better. I think Honda is in their prime right now. The get the awards every year and are always ranked at the top of the JP Morgan Intitial Quality Rankings list which is the rankings for the least amount of problems per 100 cars. I’ve mentioned Toyota several times because I only know Toyotas and Hondas but also because I feel Toyota is the only true competitor with Honda. There are many competitors priced in the same classes but in the end I think cars ought to run 200,000 to 300,000 miles. It seems like the domestic cars can barely reach 100,000 miles without problems. They say 80% of all Accords and Civics sold in the last 20 years are still on the road. In the end I want to get the most for my money. I want to drive the car until the wheels fall off.
This is where you see that you got the best deal. Value is MUCH more than price!
1. Is the car safe? In an accident, price doesn’t matter, only the precious cargo matters.
2. Does it need a lot of maintenance? Will you waste your time in Service?
3. Does it lose it’s value over time? Will you owe more than it is worth as a trade in?
4. How long will the car last? A car that last 20 years is worth more than only five years.
I left Toyota during the BIG recalls a few years ago because we weren’t selling any cars during the recalls. It was a GREAT MOVE for me. I heard last week Toyota got bashed during the NEW crash test ratings as the Camry and Prius were the worst. I wasn’t happy to hear that because I do respect Toyota. The Honda Accord however ranked the highest and was the only one to rank as “the TOP SAFETY PICK PLUS.
MY PROMISE: I will get you the BEST DEAL and it will be a WHEELDEAL
When you come in just ask for STEVEN, the WHEELDEALS guy