Big News About Barbara Goodman

On my previous post I ended with, “I can’t wait to see what 2015 has in store!!!” Never have those words meant so much. After 1.5 years at Volvo, I have moved onto Lexus of Northborough! What was a 10 minute commute is now 40 minutes. I’m always going against traffic so it’s not really bad.

I learned a lot of Volvo, about cars in general and how to sell cars. It’s my experience at Volvo that allowed me to move to Lexus. The move was considered at great length. I was at the point that I felt comfortable, with the store, the cars, the people.

Now I am in a new environment, so many more car models to learn and people too. I started on January 20, 2015.  After taking the many required tests to be considered, “certified,” I am ready to hit the floor selling. Tomorrow is Saturday of Presidents Day Weekend, which hopefully will be busy as expected, that is if the next snow storm holds off until the evening.

Wish me luck and if you or anyone you know is looking for a Lexus please contact me at: 508.836.2122 or bgoodman@lexusofnorthborough.

 

 

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

Snow Storms…In the Car Business

Typically, during a snow storm I like to stay at home and watch the pretty flakes fall.

However, now that I am in the car business, it’s a horse of a different color. (It’s not that long ago that I figured out in the Wizard of Oz movie, the horses in Emerald City did change colors. But I digress.) Now when it snows, I’m at the dealership.

My first snow storm in the car business December 2013, was…different, wet, cold and then warm, good exercise. My job was climbing into the cars through the snow plowed barricade to start them. Some of the cars were parked so close to each other I felt like a contortionist getting and in out. But, I laughed and laughed at the ways I was able to get in and out of some cars. So, OK, it was kind of fun.

Today, January 2, 2014…here we go again! Pictures to follow. Stay safe on the roads. Better yet, stay at home and watch the flakes fall. Preferably in front of a real fireplace.