What Car Does Barbara Drive?

     UX 250 Hybrid Fsport

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In-Line 4 ENGINE
2.0 L DISPLACEMENT
181 TOTAL SYSTEM HORSEPOWER

41 CITY MPG ESTIMATE*
38 HWY MPG ESTIMATE*
39 COMBINED MPG ESTIMATE

 

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
“5-Star Overall Safety Rating”*

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I love the quiet and smooth ride of a Lexus! The turning radius on the UX is fabulous! I also feel very safe driving the UX. The remote start is tremendous!

BACKUP CAMERA WITH DYNAMIC GRIDLINES

When you put the vehicle in reverse, the view from the backup camera is shown on the multimedia display in full color with dynamic gridlines to assist you with parking and other maneuvers.

PREMIUM TRIPLE-BEAM LED HEADLAMPS

Making a statement before you even arrive, available full-LED headlamps feature a three-projector design. The headlamps feature LED side turn signals, as well as an Adaptive Front Lighting System that uses steering and speed sensors to direct the angle of low-beam illumination as the vehicle enters a curve.

10-AIRBAG SYSTEM

The front-passenger seat is designed to detect whether the seat is occupied by an adult or a child, or is vacant. In case the system detects a child or empty passenger seat, the system prevents the passenger’s front, side and knee airbags from being deployed. The front passenger’s airbag features two chambers, creating an indentation in the center impact area that helps to provide occupant protection in a severe frontal collision.

BLIND SPOT MONITOR* WITH REAR CROSS-TRAFFIC ALERT

To help you change lanes with confidence, the Blind Spot Monitor is designed to detect and warn you of vehicles approaching or positioned in the adjacent lanes. And for added peace of mind, the Rear Cross-Traffic Alert can help you when backing out of a parking space by notifying you of vehicles approaching from either side.

INTUITIVE PARKING ASSIST* WITH REAR CROSS-TRAFFIC BRAKING

Intuitive Parking Assist utilizes inconspicuous sensors integrated into the front and rear bumpers that are designed to detect surrounding objects. Using audible tones and an indicator on the multimedia display, the system can notify you of a detected object’s location and proximity, helping with routine tasks like parallel parking. Additionally, auto-braking technology helps protect you while parking by stopping the vehicle to avoid a potential collision.

Where’s Barbara Selling Cars?

I am back where it all began…Volvo of Wellesley Banner_resized_resized

Why? First and foremost, I am convinced that Volvo is the safest car made. Also, the technology is so far advanced compared to other models.

Truth be told, the commute is 10 minutes instead of 45-60 minutes.

I felt like Dorothy, from the Wizard of OZ. I had to go over the rainbow to realize there’s no place like home.  (If I had ruby shoes, I would have clicked my heels).

I’ve been back in Wellesley for a little over a week and have sold five cars.

 

The Tricks of the Trade Are In Your Favor

In my brief time as a Car Sales Consultant, I have learned one of the reasons customers don’t commit to a sale is the fear of not getting the best deal. True? So, how do you know if the price you’re contemplating is not only a good one for you, but a fair market price?

The true story below will show one of my proudest accomplishments to date in successfully closing the sale.

The customer and I found the perfect car. No question about it, he loved this car. The test drive went well. Of course we laughed and had a great rapport. The figures were presented. A little tweaking of the numbers and yes, it worked for him. Great!

“Are you ready to own this car today?” I asked….”No, I have to think about it,” he replied.

Hmmm….He loved the car and we came to an agreement on the price, so, what was left  to think about? I had no idea, so, I asked him and, his reply was, “Well, I just want to look around some more.”

Really?? He said it was the perfect car.  When I asked if he just wanted to make sure he was getting a good deal, he nodded in agreement.  “I imagine you’ll go to or call other dealers.” Again, he nodded and said; “yes I was planning to go to a few places.”

I nodded back at him, “Let’s do it,  and we can find out right now if the price we gave you is comparatively good. We’ll go to the experts, and find out what the fair market price is. Okay with you?”  He nodded somewhat skeptically. I got on the computer and went to Kelly Blue Book, (KBB.com), and entered the exact information for the car he was considering. What do you know!! The exact car was listed with a fair market price higher yes, higher than the quote he received at Volvo of Wellesley.

 I looked at him, we both smiled and I asked, “Write it up?” With a satisfied smile he said, “Absolutely!”

 The bottom line here is, when in doubt go to the experts and get reassurance on the spot.

Done deal

The Car Sales Woman – It’s Your Time

The title of this blog made me smile.

How often do you run into a car sales woman? Not too often it’s sad to say.

The field of selling cars for a living has been dominated by men since the beginning of car sales and it’s time for a change. I know many women in the business and they make great car saleswomen, F & I Managers, Sales Managers and yes, even General Managers. Maybe it’s the stigma that goes along with being a car salesman the holds back some women from entering a career in car sales or maybe it’s common misconception that men make better car sales people. Whatever it is it’s time to cast aside those old beliefs from the past and get some women selling cars and other automobile sales careers.   Read more at: http://carsalesprofessional.com/the-car-sales-woman-time/

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0.9% Financing

YES! For a very limited time Volvo Financing is offering the unbelievable
rate of  0.9% on all new 2014 Volvo models!!

loan app

The 0.9% financing is up to a 60 month loan.

WHY WAIT? Don’t wait. And, it will be fun car shopping with Barbara!

Call now to make an appointment: 617.818.1057.

Loaded with Safety Features

Volvo S80

Volvo S80

  • MSRP:$39,900
  • Safety rating:2014 top safety pick +
  • Estimated mpg:
    • City – 19
    • Highway – 29

There’s a reason Volvo is known for its safety. After all, this luxury large sedan has garnered the top rating from IIHS since 2007, and that didn’t change in 2014. Another top safety pick, the Volvo S80 performed well in all crash tests and also got the highest rating for rear crash protection and head restraints.

In addition to holding its own in crashes, the Volvo S80 offers a host of safety features — some standard and others that can be added to help avoid accidents.

Included are active high beams, which recognize the headlight beam of oncoming vehicles and automatically shifts between high and low beams; an adaptive brake light that can tell the difference between panic and normal braking; and collision warning and lane-departure warning.

The Volvo also offers safety technology, which is designed to prevent accidents at low speeds by applying the brakes automatically if a crash is imminent. Pedestrians don’t have to worry about getting hit, thanks to the pedestrian detection with full auto braking.

Read more: http://www.bankrate.com/finance/auto/cars-loaded-safety-features-1.aspx#ixzz2pql6xCgh