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What turns your Crank?

What turns your Crank?
 
My position at our dealership allows me the unique ability to drive anything I want as a company car. I choose a vehicle and drive it for 10,000kms (usually 3 months) and then put it on the lot for sale and select something new. It’s like getting a new vehicle a minimum of 4 times a year!
 
I will typically choose to drive a Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra or a Chevrolet Avalanche. I love the way they ride, the power, the luxury features they provide and the way I sit up nice and high allowing me to see everything that is going on in front of me during my 35-40 min commute from Barrie.
 
I know why I drive what I do. Why did you select what you drive?
 
If you could choose a new vehicle 4 times a year, would you choose something completely different every time or would you stick with something similar every time?
 
Is it safety you’re after? Image err bling? Do you look for something with the best sound system? Leather vs. cloth? 2 wheel drive vs. AWD or 4X4? Sunroof? Heated Seats? Darker colours or lighter colours? There’s a lot to consider when looking for a vehicle.
 
What if you had 4 new vehicles every year?
 
When you shop for that new car or truck do you stick to your core wants/needs or are you easily swayed by shiny things and lights “Squirrel!!”? If budget is a concern (as it is with almost all of us) will you stick to it? Will you allow your $400/month budget to balloon to $500 if it gets you air conditioned seats and a navigation System?
 

Pro Tip:  The next time you shop for a new vehicle, spend some time first and make a list of what is important to you. Rank them from most important to least important. Think about why they’re on your list. When you see that new vehicle for the first time, run down your list and see how many points it hits.

 
The average person will drive their new car or truck between 4 and 5 years. Make sure you get the right one. You’re going to have to live with your decision so make sure it works for you. Don’t compromise on the important points and try to work inside your budget.
 
 
Choose an automotive professional that’s willing to work with you and show you why the vehicle they’re presenting to you either works with your list, does not work or comes close. You won’t hurt their feelings if the vehicle is not right for you. You have to live with the vehicle, not the salesperson!
 
Take your time, ask questions and have fun!
 
Happy Holidays!