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When Not to Sell: Knowing When to Keep Your Valuable Car

Dave Bentson Expert Insight

One of the ways in which (we) advocate for our clients in the automotive industry sometimes involves not fulfilling their every wish. A recent client was interested in selling their 1988 Rolls Royce Corniche, an 11,000 mile car that they purchased new. While many folks in the automotive industry are …

Dave BentsonWhen Not to Sell: Knowing When to Keep Your Valuable Car
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What Car Dealerships Can Learn from Hotels About Client Trust

Dave Bentson Expert Insight

In a recent article, Arne Sorenson, President and CEO of Marriott International, discussed the move to online customer reviews by hotels and how it has changed the hospitality industry. While many hotel companies, including Marriott, were hesitant to open up reviews to customers (“‘What if there’s a negative review?!?’”), they …

Dave BentsonWhat Car Dealerships Can Learn from Hotels About Client Trust
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Insufficient Inspections – 4 Mistakes When Buying Pre-Owned Exotic Cars

Dave Bentson 4 Mistakes When Buying Pre-Owned Luxury Cars

In this series, we’ll talk through the most common mistakes made when purchasing pre-owned exotic cars, and some tips on how to avoid these pitfalls. BUYING BASED ON INSUFFICIENT INSPECTIONS I remember selling a friend’s BMW not long ago. I wrote the ad, disclosed everything that was wrong with the …

Dave BentsonInsufficient Inspections – 4 Mistakes When Buying Pre-Owned Exotic Cars
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Using Flawed Data – 4 Mistakes When Buying Pre-Owned Exotic Cars

Dave Bentson 4 Mistakes When Buying Pre-Owned Luxury Cars

In this series, we’ll talk through the most common mistakes made when purchasing pre-owned exotic cars, and some tips on how to avoid these pitfalls. BUYING BASED ON FLAWED DATA CARFAX is a decent tool. It gives us a general idea of the number of owners, if the car has …

Dave BentsonUsing Flawed Data – 4 Mistakes When Buying Pre-Owned Exotic Cars
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Buying the Cheapest Model You Can Find – 4 Mistakes When Buying Pre-Owned Exotic Cars

Dave Bentson 4 Mistakes When Buying Pre-Owned Luxury Cars

In this series, we’ll talk through the most common mistakes made when purchasing pre-owned exotic cars, and some tips on how to avoid these pitfalls. BUYING THE LEAST EXPENSIVE MODEL YOU CAN FIND Yes, the pictures look great on eBay, it has a clean CARFAX, and a little old lady …

Dave BentsonBuying the Cheapest Model You Can Find – 4 Mistakes When Buying Pre-Owned Exotic Cars
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Not Factoring in Long-Term Costs – 4 Mistakes When Buying Pre-Owned Exotic Cars

Dave Bentson 4 Mistakes When Buying Pre-Owned Luxury Cars

In this series, we’ll talk through the most common mistakes made when purchasing pre-owned exotic cars, and some tips on how to avoid these pitfalls. MISTAKE 1: NOT FACTORING IN LONG-TERM MAINTENANCE COSTS Owning an exotic car is a feat coveted by many people. With depreciation schedules on exotic vehicles …

Dave BentsonNot Factoring in Long-Term Costs – 4 Mistakes When Buying Pre-Owned Exotic Cars
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ABC News Investigates Completeness of CARFAX Reports

Dave Bentson Expert Insight

“You’ve probably seen the ads. Forty bucks and you get the history of the car you’re looking to buy. But we wanted to know, does that CARFAX report always tell you everything about that used car?” ABC News investigates the completeness of CARFAX reports, using hidden cameras at used car …

Dave BentsonABC News Investigates Completeness of CARFAX Reports
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Will a Carseat Fit in My Dream Luxury Car?

Dave Bentson Car FAQs

I was recently asked by a client if a car seat can fit in their next potential vehicle, an Audi A4. Since I had successfully purchased an Audi A4 soon before for a client who also needed an infant car seat to come along for the ride, I was well equipped to answer. …

Dave BentsonWill a Carseat Fit in My Dream Luxury Car?