Florida Fine Cars’ Top Sales Reflect Great Service and Great Cars

Florida Fine Cars has stores in West Palm Beach, Hollywood & Miami.

What makes a great car dealership great? Is it the choices, the convenience or the brand?

Car shoppers today are looking for great value at great prices and they want to be treated like royalty the moment they step onto the lot. And why not? The Internet has leveled the playing field so that small dealers can promote themselves and advertise their inventory just as successfully as large ones.FFC Logo New Car

The edge comes down to incredible inventory, fantastic prices and impeccable customer service, the hallmark of a successful buying experience.

April, May Top Sellers Understand the Value of Follow Up and Persistence

Florida Fine Cars puts customers first, which is why the family-owned dealership was recently included in Auto Remarketing’s list of “Top 100” independent dealers in the nation. It’s no small feat and one that several Florida Fine Cars sales associates have taken to heart, making them the company’s top sellers month after month.

Florida Fine Cars’ top April sellers include repeat winners Aimee Miller, of the Miami store, with the sale of 18.5 used cars; Adrian Alejo of the Hollywood store, with the sale of 15 used cars; and Moe Eisa, of the West Palm Beach store, with the sale of 33 used cars.

May’s top sellers included Tyrone Thompson, of the Miami store, with the sale of 22.5 used cars; Adrian Alejo, of the Hollywood store, with the sale of 16 used cars; and Moe Eisa, of the West Palm Beach store, with the sale of 30 used cars.

Congratulations to all for an incredible two months!

All four sales associates attribute their success to referrals, friendly customer service and continual support until the deal is sealed.

Exceptional Dealerships Do More Than Sell Cars

Running a great dealership is dependent on great sales associates. But what makes a dealership exceptional? Let’s look at other factors that separate a great dealership from one that is just good:

  1. Great Products: Car dealerships are all about selling cars. But to be truly great, a business has to offer a product that stands out from the crowd. Florida Fine Cars is known for its variety of quality used cars with an emphasis on luxury for less. Our buyers purchase only the highest quality used cars for sale so our customers can drive home the best used cars around.
  2. Incredible Service: With fierce competition in the used car business, it takes more than shiny cars to stand out. Customers today are looking for great service and if they don’t find it, they will post negative reviews on online review sites to voice their displeasure. Florida Fine Cars has been nationally recognized by Yelp! And DealerRater for its exceptional customer service. “Yelp” and “DealerRater” recently presented the family-owned car dealership with their highest customer service awards, a unique distinction based on Florida Fine Cars’  high volume of outstanding online customer reviews.“The People Love Us on Yelp” award and DealerRater’s “2017 Consumer Satisfaction Award” are tribute to the dealership’s dedication to excellence. 
    “Took care of us as the only customer. Give professional sincere advice and recommendation as required. It’s the place I recommend and advice. Clean, comfortable and well served lounge,” wrote one customer on DealerRater after purchasing a used car at the Hollywood store.
  3. Dedicated Staff: A motivated staff that is determined to go the extra mile for customers is what every dealership needs to succeed, extending from the workers who wash the cars to the sales personnel and finance directors. Everyone has to work together to make the machine run smoothly. Florida Fine Cars national sales rankings and customer service awards are evidence that the company is comprised of passionate people who love what they do and love to see happy, satisfied customers.Social media makes it even easier for customers to voice approval or disapproval about a product or service so it is essential that everyone works together these days to provide the best customer experience possible.
  4. Community Involvement: Believe it or not, it’s not always just about the money. A car dealership’s links to its own community and its level of philanthropy can be factors that turn the tables for some customers, who want to purchase vehicles from a good neighbor. Supporting charitable causes are deeds that don’t go unnoticed. Customers sometimes want buy from businesses that are standout community members. Florida Fine Cars regularly sponsors community events to underscore its connection to the community it serves.

Variety, Price, Service Keep Customers Coming Back

Florida Fine Cars offers nearly 1,000 quality used cars for sale priced thousands below retail at its three locations combined. Florida Fine Cars dealerships are conveniently located in West Palm Beach, just north of Palm Beach International Airport, and in Hollywood and Miami. Stop by and drive home your dream car today!

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Florida Fine Cars Supports St. Jude Hospital & Cancer Research

Cancer and kids are a painful combination.stjudelogo

That’s why Florida Fine Cars is supporting two upcoming fundraisers to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a comprehensive cancer center known for pediatric cancer research.

The Memphis-based children’s hospital has organized simultaneous fundraising events in Miami and West Palm Beach for September 23rd. Florida Fine Cars is supporting both events. The used card dealership has stores in West Palm Beach, Hollywood and Miami.

“Everyone knows someone who’s been diagnosed with cancer but when it’s a child, it’s even harder to accept,” said Florida Fine Cars marketing director Jamie Suid. “St. Jude’s is a front-runner in cancer research and saving lives. Our dealership wants to be a part of that.”

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Used cars at Florida Fine Cars West Palm Beach.

Donations large and small are what keep the Memphis-based research hospital operating. According to St. Jude regional event specialist Rebecca Torres, it costs $2.2 million a day to run the hospital, 75 percent of which comes from donors like Florida Fine Cars.

“Every donation, no matter how big or how small, helps St. Jude tremendously,” Torres noted.

Money raised at the upcoming St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer in Miami and Palm Beach County will go back to the hospital to help further its mission: Finding cures and saving children.FFC Logo New Car

“Donations allow us to ensure that no family ever receives a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food. We really want to make sure that parents can focus on helping their child get healthy,” Torres explained.

St. Jude has helped push the overall survival rate for childhood cancer from less than 20 percent in 1962 when it first opened to 80 percent today.

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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a front runner in pediatric cancer research.

Torres met with Florida Fine Cars employees in
early July to discuss the hospital’s mission, explain its funding needs and solicit support for its mission. Florida Fine Cars was an easy sell.

“It’s a great cause. Who wouldn’t want to help find a cure for kids with cancer? If Florida Fine Cars can contribute in some small way, count us in,” Suid said.

Doctors at St. Jude treat everything from brain tumors, Leukemia/Lymphoma and infectious diseases including immunodeficiency diseases, blood disorders, sickle cell disease and solid tumors.

St. Jude makes it easy for families to pick up their lives and move to Memphis to receive the best treatment in the world.  Consistent with the vision of founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay.

“Imagine that your child is diagnosed with cancer or another life threatening illness, and St. Jude is the best place for them to be,” Torres said. “When you arrive, you don’t have to think about where you’re going to live, what you’re going to eat or how you’re going to afford treatment for the next few years. You have peace of mind to be able to spend time with your child and not have to worry about all that other stuff.”

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Florida Fine Cars has stores in West Palm Beach, Hollywood & Miami.

Florida Fine Cars is a family-owned dealership with a history of civic-involvement. In recent months the used car dealer has sponsored the Young Singers of the Palm Beaches youth concert and a fishing tournament/car show that benefited Lauren’s Kids, a non-profit created to prevent child sexual abuse through education.

Family-Owned Used Car Business Offers Huge Selection

Florida Fine Cars offers over 1,000 quality used cars priced thousands below retail at its three locations combined. Florida Fine Cars dealerships are conveniently located in West Palm Beach just north of Palm Beach International Airport and just off Florida’s Turnpike, and in Hollywood and Miami. 

Used car shopping has never been so easy. Stop by Florida Fine Cars today and test drive the car of your dreams.

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Cars & Coffee Serves Up Florida Fine Cars

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Cars & Coffee is a monthly car meet at the Palm Beach Outlets featuring cool cars, vendors and food trucks.

WEST PALM BEACH – Who doesn’t like cars and coffee?

Florida Fine Cars is a fan of both and recently joined up with the popular Cars & Coffee Palm Beach car meet up, which draws thousands of car enthusiasts to the Palm Beach Outlets mall, 1751 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard.

The event, founded almost four years ago,  showcases an array of vintage, classic, custom and exotic cars in an easy to access venue that features 1,500 to 3,000 show vehicles and 30+ vendors every month.

Florida Fine Cars took some of its finest wheels on the road on June 11th to the popular car show and in a show of community support.coffeecup

The family-owned car dealership has stores in West Palm Beach, Hollywood and Miami.

“Cars & Coffee is a great opportunity for Florida Fine Cars to network with other car lovers, meet local business owners and support the community,” said Florida Fine Cars marketing manager Jamie Suid. “We hope to participate regularly.”

The event was founded by John Zeilinga, a Plantation firefighter and auto enthusiast who initially arranged a small car meet in Boynton Beach. The event achieved a loyal following and quickly blossomed into one of the largest car meets around, requiring a switch in venue in 2015.

FFC Logo New Car“From the unveiling of rare hyper cars to showcasing one-of-a-kind customs, the show strives to offer something for everyone,” according to the event website.

“There is something for everybody,” said Lana Vegosen Galati, director of marketing for Cars & Coffee. “Because it is South Florida we have access to certain types of vehicles that maybe other people wouldn’t. We do our best to get very attractive and interesting showcases. You could have a multi-million dollar car parked right next to a Rat Rod and everybody respects everybody else.”

The monthly events, which run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. one Sunday a month, feature food trucks, vendors and displays. There’s something for everyone.

It’s popularity earned Cars & Coffee Palm Beach the title of “King of Cars & Coffee” (U.S.) for 2016. The event was the first show on the East Coast to feature W Motors’ Lykan & Fenyr (prototype); Aston Martin DB11 (prototype); Lexus LC500 (prototype); Jaguar 7; and McLaren 570S & GT.

Other recent showcase vehicles have included: “The BADD (Ford) GT” Johnny Bohmer Racing’s World’s Fastest Streetcar; 1 of 1 1967 GT500 Convertible Prototype (estimated to be worth $20 million, and owned by local enthusiast Brian Styles); and numerous collector, custom, and/or vintage Paganis, Bugattis, Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Porsches, race cars, classics, muscle cars and imports.

Florida Fine Cars Takes Pride in Community Involvement

Florida Fine Cars marketing assistant Cesar Pentzke was wowed by the pet-friendly June 11th event. If you’re looking for something fun to do, it’s a great choice, he said.

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Car enthusiasts admire some cool cars at a recent Cars & Coffee event in West Palm Beach.

“There were all sorts of different vehicles with proud owners ready to show off their unique vehicles to the crowd of spectators.  The show is $5 to enter your vehicle for show and it’s free for spectators to come and check out,” Pentzke said.  “The event itself has a very fun vibe with people all over the place casually walking around and getting an inside look at some of these impressive vehicles.”

Interested in auto sound systems or some other type of auto accessories? There are plenty to check out!

“I got into one of the trucks that had a sound system (6 x15″ speakers) and the power behind those things literally make a t shirt float in the air,” Pentzke said. “They have food trucks and vendors at the event as well so it really is a notable event for the public to come and enjoy a morning.”

The next Cars & Coffee event is the third annual “Christmas in July Benefit Toy Drive” planned for 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday, July 30th.

 

Other upcoming Cars & Coffee dates include August 27th, September 24th, October 29th, November 19th and December 3rd.

Florida Fine Cars Makes Used Car Shopping Easy

Florida Fine Cars offers nearly 1,000 quality used cars priced thousands below retail at its three locations combined. Florida Fine Cars dealerships are conveniently located in West Palm Beach just north of Palm Beach International Airport and just off Florida’s Turnpike, and in Hollywood and Miami. 

Used car shopping has never been so easy. Stop by Florida Fine Cars today and test drive the car of your dreams.

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Florida Fine Cars Makes Auto Remarketing’s “Top 100” Dealer List

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MIAMI – Florida Fine Cars, a family-owned independent used car dealer, has been nationally ranked by Auto Remarketing Magazine as one of the top used car dealers in the industry. The dealership has stores in Miami, West Palm Beach and Hollywood.

Florida Fine Cars’ 2016 annual sales qualified the dealership for inclusion in the magazine’s annual “Top 100 Used Car Dealers” list. Dealers were selected for the “Top 100” list based on dealer rankings data provided by Cross-Sell Reports, which collects sales data via state Departments of Motor Vehicles, according to the magazine.FFC Logo New Car

Florida Fine Cars Miami was also included in the magazine’s “Top 25 Traditional Model Independent Dealers” list, a high honor that distinguishes used car dealers based on high-volume sales. National chains were not included in either list.

Quality Inventory and Great Service Equal Strong Sales

The rankings focus on “some of the strongest used-car selling independent stores in the country,” Auto Remarketing notes. “The dealers we spotlight in this feature represent some of the strongest in pre-owned performance.”Screen Shot 2017-06-06 at 7.24.29 PM

The “Top 100” list was published in Auto Remarketing’s June 1, 2017 edition.

Florida Fine Cars’ ranking is a tribute to the company’s determination to offering quality cars at competitive prices coupled with top notch customer service, said Florida Fine Cars Marketing Manager Jamie Suid.

“Customers won’t return or share their experience with family and friends if you don’t provide great cars at great prices,” Suid said. “If you don’t offer it all, you can’t compete.”

The Florida Fine Cars family is proud to have been included on the “Top100” list, he added.

“It’s a huge accomplishment that represents a lot of hard work,” Suid said.

Great Customer Service is the Foundation for Great Sales

2017drconsumersatisawardFlorida Fine Cars’ three used car dealerships have also received national recognition from two of the most popular consumer review sites for providing consistent, outstanding customer service.

“Yelp” and “DealerRater” recently presented the family-owned car dealership with their highest customer service awards, a unique distinction based on Florida Fine Cars’  high volume of outstanding online customer reviews.squareyelp

“The People Love Us on Yelp” award and DealerRater’s “2017 Consumer Satisfaction Award” are tribute to the dealership’s dedication to excellence.

Florida Fine Cars Makes Used Car Buying Easy

Florida Fine Cars has three conveniently-located stores in Miami, West Palm Beach and Hollywood with a huge variety of quality used cars at each location.

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Florida Fine Cars’ quality inventory awaits buyers!

Florida Fine Cars doesn’t negotiate prices and doesn’t use high-pressure sales techniques, taking the stress and uncertainty out of buying a used car. Buying a used car at Florida Fine Cars is easy because the price on the car is the price you pay.

Florida Fine Cars’ inventory is all online so you can search for the car of your dreams from a personal computer before ever stepping on the lot. You can also review the free Carfax Report available with each used car for sale so you can get a sense of the car’s history before you put the key into the ignition.

Florida Fine Cars offers nearly 1,000 quality used cars priced thousands below retail at its three locations combined. Florida Fine Cars dealerships are conveniently located in West Palm Beach just north of Palm Beach International Airport and just off Florida’s Turnpike, and in Hollywood and Miami. 

Used car shopping has never been so easy. Stop by Florida Fine Cars today and test drive the car of your dreams.

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Florida Fine Cars’ Partnership with Car Show is a Big Win

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Festival-goers admire a variety of classic cars & hot rods along at the Downtown Showdown on May 20, 2017 in West Palm Beach.

WEST PALM BEACH – Hot rod buffs and car collectors crowded round the Florida Fine Cars booth at the Downtown Showdown Fishing Tourney & Seafood Fest last week and waited for the car show awards to kick off.

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One of 75 cool cars on display at the Downtown Showdown.

Participants didn’t really care who took home a trophy. It was a day to show off their cool wheels, talk about their hobby and know that proceeds from the daylong event would benefit the non-profit Lauren’s Kids, the Boy Scouts and U.S. veterans. Florida Fine Cars was the official car show sponsor for the event.FFC Logo New Car

“Their sponsoring the car show part of this is important. We have to buy all the awards and we couldn’t have done that without their help,” said car show organizer Eddy Cebreco. “The local hot rod community comes to support this because of all the charities involved.”

Cool Rides, Cool People, Awesome Fish, Food and Fun!

The day-long event – with its live music, food booths, vendors and car show –  attracted steady crowds all day. The event was organized by Southern Fishing Charities (SFC), which organizes and hosts outreach programs to support veterans. SFC partners with local organizations to create awareness and raise funds through fishing tournaments and related events.

Car Show, Seafood Festival Draw Crowd of 10,000

Approximately 75 hot rods and classic cars ranging from vintage Mustangs to a screaming yellow Lotus were on display during the May 20th festival on Flagler Drive along the West Palm Beach waterfront. It was the event’s third year.

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The Florida Fine Cars fans & koozies were a hit at the Downtown Showdown.

“The Downtown Showdown was a great opportunity for us to support local charities, show off our inventory and meet some local car collectors,” said Florida Fine Cars marketing director Jamie Suid. “Everybody had fun.”

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Florida Fine Cars sales associate Sasha Lopez shows off the Florida Fine Cars stage banner at the Downtown Showdown.

Organizers were thrilled with the turnout.

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Florida Fine Cars sales associates served as goodwill ambassadors for the dealership.

“With over 10,000 people in attendance throughout the day, 63 Boats competing for thousands of dollars and the perfect weather, this amazing charity event was a complete success!” said Grant Portier, co-founder of the SFC and co-organizer of Downtown Showdown. “Our benefitting charities, Lauren’s Kids, Southern Fishing Charities and The Boy Scouts of America – Gulfstream Council, couldn’t have been happier.  Even the Mayor herself, came out to kick off this event.”

 

The sunny, breezy weather was perfect too.

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Tom Costain poses with his 1950 Buick Special.

Car collector Tom Costain of Palm Beach Gardens ducked under a canopy to escape the glaring sun and grinned as festival-goers gawked at his somewhat-rusty 1950 Buick Special. The impressive old car was a head-turner, with its flashy whitewall tires, eroded paint and hulking frame.

“It’s not stock. It’s got a Cadillac turbo 400 transmission in it,” explained Costain, who’s owned the car for 11 years. “It went from 248 cubic inches to 500 cubic inches.”

Conversation always turns to the car’s rusted, peeling paint.

People always want to know what color Costain is going to paint it. And his answer is always short and sweet.

“I’m not,” he chuckled.

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Moose Luc shows off his 1958 Plymouth Fury, known as the “Christine” car.

Parked down the way was Moose Luc with his 17-foot long 1958 Plymouth Fury in buckskin beige with gold trim. The vintage ride was a stunner, with its whitewall tires, classic rear fins and glistening chrome.

Stephen King fans might recognize Luc’s Fury as the “Christine” car from King’s 1983 horror flick. The cult classic is about a violent car that can regenerate itself when damaged and the murderous rampage it embarks upon.

The producer purchased 24 similar models in various states of disrepair which were used to build 17 models of the Fury. Today only two are left, in the hands of car collectors, Luc noted.

Luc loves to show the old car off, point out its features and share its connection to the Christine movie.

“It’s a blast,” he confessed.

Brian Small’s 1993 black and white Ford Mustang won a “Top 25” award at the car show. With its 1000-horsepower engine and custom interior equipped with 14 gauges, the car drew lots of attention. Small rebuilt it himself, with a supercharged engine equipped with nitrous oxide.

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Brian Small’s 1993 rebuilt Ford Mustang won a “Top 25” award on Saturday.

The car has a race engine block, big valve heads, a big cam shaft and 10 pounds of boost. And it goes from 0 to 60 mph in 2.7 seconds, Small said grinning.

“From 0 to 145 mph nobody gets past me,” bragged Small, who owns the Palm Beach Brake & Auto Center.”

The event was a big crowd pleaser.

“The 3rd Annual Downtown Showdown KDW & Seafood Festival was a huge hit,” Portier said happily.

Shop Florida Fine Cars in West Palm Beach, Hollywood & Miami

Florida Fine Cars offers nearly 1,000 quality used cars priced thousands below retail at its three locations combined. Florida Fine Cars dealerships are conveniently located in West Palm Beach just north of Palm Beach International Airport and just off Florida’s Turnpike, and in Hollywood and Miami

Drive home your dream car today!

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Florida Fine Cars Sponsors Charity Fishing Tourney & Seafood Fest!

WEST PALM BEACH – When the third annual Downtown Showdown charity fishing tournament and seafood festival kicks off on May 20th, Florida Fine Cars will be there running the car show awards.

The free event – expected to attract at least 10,000 to 15,000 visitors – aims to raise $40,000 in charitable donations to benefit veterans, the Boy Scouts and to support sexual abuse prevention education for adults and children. The Downtown Showdown will spread across an area between Banyan and Fern Streets.

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“It’s a fun event and the charitable organizations are fantastic,” said Florida Fine Cars Marketing Director Jamie Suid. “Helping with the Car Show awards just made sense. It’s a great day for families to enjoy some fresh seafood, check out the cool cars and take in the fishing competition. Plus proceeds go to some great causes.”

Anglers will compete for nearly $30,000 in prize money in a variety of categories including big fish overall, kingfish, dolphin, wahoo, small boat, lady and junior. 

The event is organized by Southern Fishing Charities (SFC), which organizes and hosts outreach programs to support veterans. SFC partners with local organizations to create awareness and raise funds through fishing tournaments and related events.

“It’s really a huge event,” said Grant Portier, co-founder of the SFC and co-organizer of Downtown Showdown. “We’ve just got some great things throughout the day.”

The event is the city’s only waterfront seafood festival featuring the area’s best seafood providers, a special section just for kids, a car show, a huge array of local vendors and an impressive lineup of local bands, including country artist Tom Jackson.

Florida Fine Cars to Oversee Car Show Awards

The classic and custom car show awards will be at 4:30 p.m. at the Florida Fine Cars’ booth at the corner of North Clematis Street and Flagler Drive. Florida Fine Cars is a family-owned used car dealership in business since 1993 with stores in West Palm Beach, Hollywood and Miami.

Crowds enjoy last year’s Downtown Showdown in West Palm Beach.

“They were seeking an automotive sponsor and asked us to participate. It’s a great cause so we signed on right away,” Suid said. Florida Fine Cars will also have a display of some of its coolest cars for festival-goers to check out.

Car owners will compete for Best in Show, Best Engine, Best Paint and more. The first place winner will receive $500, second place, $300, and third place, $200.

Portier said the show is composed of about 75 carefully selected vehicles which will include classics, custom and stock.

Festival to Benefit Kids, Boy Scouts, Veterans

This year’s Downtown Showdown will offer a variety of kid-friendly activities.

Local anglers created the event three years ago in memory of Scott Terry, a pro fisherman and community activist from Vero Beach who was killed in a car accident in February 2014. Terry’s friends have said it was his dream to one day organize a fishing tournament so they did it in his memory and donate proceeds to causes that were dear to Terry’s heart.

Money raised at the event will go to Lauren’s Kids, a non-profit which helps educated adults and children about sexual abuse prevention; the Boy Scouts of America and U.S. veterans.

Shop Florida Fine Cars in West Palm Beach, Hollywood & Miami

Florida Fine Cars offers nearly 1,000 quality used cars for sale priced thousands below retail at its three locations combined. Florida Fine Cars dealerships are conveniently located in West Palm Beach just north of Palm Beach International Airport and just off Florida’s Turnpike, and in Hollywood and Miami

Drive home your dream car today!

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Florida Fine Cars Supports Upcoming Youth Concert

WEST PALM BEACH — Florida Fine Cars is helping a popular youth choral group cover essential costs so children from all walks of life can participate.

When the Young Singers of the Palm Beaches take the stage on May 6th, 350 students will wow the audience at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts with an amazing repertoire of patriotic classics, folk songs and other favorites.

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Young Singers of the Palm Beaches at a dress rehearsal.

Six separate student choirs will take guests through a musical history lesson that includes a piece by the great Irving Berlin, a tribute to Judy Garland and catchy numbers from the Broadway hits “Hairspray” and “Hamilton.” There will even be an old-fashioned sing-a-long.

“It’s pretty powerful,” said Shawn Berry, the group’s founder and artistic director. “This concert is called an ‘American Tapestry.’  We gave it a broad range. It includes American composers of (many) American genres of music. I am proud of them.”

Florida Fine Cars learned about the Young Singers of the Palm Beaches through customers Gina and Roger Francis and have supported the music program ever since. The couple’s sixth grader Lauren, 12, has been a member of the group for three years. FFC Logo New Car

“Florida Fine Cars is proud to support this incredible music program which provides hundreds of students an amazing venue to perform and be part of a group,” said Florida Fine Cars marketing director Jamie Suid. “Kids today spend too much time on computers. This program taps into their talent and showcases their abilities in a way that builds confidence and character.”

 The financial support provided by businesses like Florida Fine Cars helps cover students’ tuition, costumes or anything else they need assistance with.

“We do a lot of fundraising and get ads to help pay the tuition of our students,” said Gina Francis.  “I reached out to Florida Fine Cars. Their support helps pay for anything the students need. It helps cut costs and makes sure anyone who can’t pay can participate.”

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Young Singers of the Palm Beaches perform at the Kravis Center.

Lauren has gained confidence and poise and improved her social skills performing on the stage of the Kravis Center, her mother said.

“It’s done amazing things. She is rubbing shoulders with people from all walks of life and all nationalities,” Gina Francis said.

Youth Choir Program Serves Children Throughout Palm Beach

The program serves students from Jupiter to West Boca Raton. Participants range from second graders to 12th graders and hail from more than 100 different Palm Beach County schools, including home schools. Young Singers of the Palm Beaches is sponsored by the Palm Beach Board of County Commissioners, the Tourist Development Council and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.

For more information about the Young Singers of the Palm Beaches, click here.

Students audition to be part of Young Singers, perform two major concerts a year and hold concerts at smaller venues, such as the Flagler Museum.

“The main thing they get out of it is the experience of coming together and singing and learning other skills that go along with singing – commitment and the ability to socialize with others,” Berry said.

Participants Learn Teamwork, Gain Confidence

Jene Rhoads of West Palm Beach couldn’t agree more. Her two young daughters Pavani, 8, and Annika, 11, joined the group 1 1/2 years ago and love it.

“This is the one time I find that things slow down and they focus on this very peaceful, joyful art of singing,” Rhoads said. “It’s very emotional. I think this is one way they will develop compassion.”

Rhoads grew up playing violin in a youth orchestra and wanted her daughters to experience what it’s like to be part of a structured, organized chorus instead of just singing in a church.

“They have a passion for singing and this group is very passionate abut singing,” she said. “I think they are so much better prepared because they’ve been part of this group and so much more confident.”

Tickets for the May 6th concert start at $15 and can be purchased at the Kravis Center box office or online.

Looking for a used car? Florida Fine Cars offers nearly 1,500 quality used cars for sale priced thousands below retail at its three locations combined with no dealer fee. Florida Fine Cars dealerships are conveniently located in West Palm Beach near Palm Beach International Airport and just off Florida’s Turnpike, and in Hollywood and Miami. 

What Are the Traits of a Successful Car Salesman?

ffcmiamiinventorySelling used cars is all about sealing the deal but the success of sales personnel hinges on their followup and how it’s done. Consumers view the car-buying process as stressful, confusing and time-consuming. Making the purchase process quick, easy and painless is what the most successful car sellers do best.

The sales personnel at Florida Fine Cars do exactly that. The dealership’s top sellers for February and March are almost all repeat winners.FFC Logo New Car

Moe Eisa is consistently the top seller for the West Palm Beach store and is the company’s top-selling saleman overall. In February Eisa sold 31 used cars and in March he sold 44 used cars.

Jon Ansari was Hollywood’s top salesman for the same period, selling 17 used cars in February and 18 used cars in March. Jose Acosta was the Miami store’s stop seller in February with 20.5 used cars and Tyrone Thompson was Miami’s top seller in March with 30 used cars.

All four top-selling sales associates know that great customer service is what selling used cars successfully is all about.

Too much, too little or too late are all factors that tank sales and keep customers from coming back. High pressure, low pressure or a failure to return phonecalls can be dealbreakers. Finding a balance is the foundation of success.

3 Reasons Customers Come Back

Becoming a top-seller isn’t easy. It takes time, a dedicated work ethic and the ability to establish trust. It’s no surprise the best sales personnel are successful month-after-month: most follow a process to ensure customers come back or refer them to others. Here’s some best practices that keep customers smiling.

1.) Clearly Explain Value & Pricing

Customers want good value above all else and a sales associate who can clearly explain why a deal is great is going to make the sale.

According to AutoRemarketing, customers’ reasons to buy stem from transparency. A salesperson who is straightforward about price points, dealer benefits and added perks such as free loaners is more likely to get a customer to sign on the dotted line. It’s all about building trust.

Florida Fine Cars’ sales personnel work hard to make sure customers understand exactly what kind of car they are purchasing so car buyers are happy with the used car they take home.

Money Magazine notes that nearly three-fourths of consumers, or 72 percent, also want to complete their credit application and financing paperwork online. The reason is simple: they want to save time at the dealership and have less pressure filling out the paperwork. Progressive dealerships like Florida Fine Cars make this service available online with a simple mouse click.

2.) Follow Up in a Timely Manner

Calling customers back is key to sealing any deal and a customer who’s on the fence may just need a little time to think. The best personnel know how to follow up without harassing the customer. A car buyer likes to know their salesman has their best interests at heart but someone who relentlessly dogs a customer is likely to have a negative effect.

3.) Communicate by the Customer’s Preferred Method

If a car buyer wants you to stay in touch by email, then use email. Or if they prefer texting, text.

    • 60 percent of baby boomers prefer a phone call and 40 percent prefer email; Gen Xers and millennials are split 50/50 between email and phonecalls.

Honesty is the Best Policy

Today’s customers are more educated than ever because of the availability of third-party research tools such as Kelley Blue Book and Edmunds, which help take the uncertainty out of car shopping. Customers arrive ready to buy a car with knowledge about pricing, competition and Carfax Reports. Savvy dealers understand the Internet can easily expose shady practices.

Florida Fine Cars offers customers a free Carfax report with every used car on its website, and access to the Official Kelley Blue Book Guide to make price comparisons easy.

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How to be Your Own Roadside Assistance Expert

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Always be prepared for roadside emergencies.

It’s better to be prepared than to wish you were prepared. Accidents can happen quickly and you don’t want to become a statistic because you didn’t take proper precautions ahead of time. Always be prepared for the worst and hope for the best.

Are You Prepared For An On-the-Road Emergency?

Stock up on these 9 essential emergency items so you’re ready when trouble strikes:

1.) Flashlight. A quality flashlight with an LED light and extra batteries could be a lifesaver if your car breaks down or the battery goes dead. Being able to see is essential when you’re trying to figure out what’s wrong. If night has fallen, you need light to check under the hood, examine tires or look at the chassis. A flashlight could also be used to alert passersby of your emergency or illuminate your vehicle.

2.) Flare kit. A flare kit takes safety a step further by providing the means to create a well-lit safety zone so your disabled vehicle isn’t hit by passing motorists. Flare kits are affordable and easy-to-store. Modern-day flares are equipped with self-igniters so you don’t need matches or a lighter.

3.) Jumper cables. Without a pair you could be stuck waiting for professional roadside assistance when all you might need is a power boost from another vehicle. Jumper cables give you the ability to get your car running so you can drive it to an auto repair shop where car experts can test your battery and determine if it needs to be replaced.

4.) Air compressor. You never know when you’ll get a flat tire and being able to inflate it yourself can save time and money. And there’s nothing worse than pulling out your spare tire in an emergency only to discover it’s flat.

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An air compressor can be a lifesaver in a flat tire emergency. Check your spare tire to make sure it’s properly inflated. Air compressors are also great for touching up the air levels in your car tires so they don’t go flat.

5.) Tire gauge. You need one to determine if you added too much air to your tires or if the air level is too low. Air pumps at gas stations don’t always have working tire gauges so it’s smart to carry one of your own. They’re tiny enough to store in the glovebox.

6.) Emergency tire sealant. This tire in a can will enable you to get to a gas station or the next town easily rather than being stuck beside the road with a flat tire.

7.) Tire jack. Used cars don’t always come with one handed down from the previous owner, so make sure you have one.  If your tire goes flat, you can’t remove it without a jack to lift up the car.

8.) First Aid Kit. Be prepared. It’s the motto of the Boy Scouts for good reason. Carrying a first aid kit on the road is smart because medical help could be miles away and time could be of the essence. Gauze, bandages and other medical supplies could mitigate an emergency until professional help arrives.

9.) Tarp. A multi-purpose tarp can provide shelter in the rain, protect cargo, or provide somewhere dry to sit on while you wait for roadside assistance. Tarps can provide shade or be used as a hammock or a tent.

Safety Kits Make Good Sense

FFC Logo New CarBeing safe on the road is all about being prepared, knowing who to call and what to do, and having the correct supplies available when you need them. Start out the New Year right and customize a roadside emergency kit so you’re ready for anything. Make a shopping list and then visit your local auto supply store. Hope for the best but be ready for the worst. Your life could depend on it.

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Why the Nissan Altima is so Alluring

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2014 Florida Fine Cars Nissan Altima

Florida Fine Cars top-selling brands are a mix of tried and true, with the Nissan Altima and the Honda Accord topping the list of the family-owned dealer’s best sellers.

Both makes are known for their reliability, practicality and affordable prices. That they are so popular is not surprising.

According to the auto data collection site GoodCarBadCar.net, the top five selling makes and models for 2016 in the United States include both the Accord and the Altima.

Here’s the list:

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2014 Nissan Altima

  1. Toyota Camry
  2. Toyota Corolla
  3. Honda Civic
  4. Nissan Altima
  5. Honda Accord

Florida Fine Cars Hollywood sales manager Elias Contreras said car buyers love the Altima for its sleek, modern look, fuel economy and incredible price.

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Florida Fine Cars Hollywood Sales Manager Elias Contreras

“The shape of the car, the size and the roominess of the car, the gas efficiency are all things that appeal,” he said. “It’s really the look of the car.”

Contreras wasn’t surprised to find Honda and Toyota on the list of five top sellers. They’re always there because they are so well made and so reliable, he noted.

But the Altima earned its top rating because of its sexy look, he said.

“Because of the body on it people love it. It has more of a modern look. And it has great gas efficiency. It gets about 30 miles per gallon,” Contreras said. “Everybody likes it.”

It’s also an easy sell because of its price, he added.

Top Five List Includes Toyota, Honda and Nissan

Car buyers love all five of these top ranked vehicles because of their reasonable prices and incredible economy. They are all available at Florida Fine Cars for thousands less than retail with many models to choose from.FFC Logo New Car

Florida Fine Cars used car inventory includes:

  • More than 50 used Camry models ranging in price from $9,599 for a 2013 Camry with 75,125 miles to $17,499 for a 2015 Camry with 25,797 miles
  • Nearly 20 used Toyota Corolla models ranging in price from $6,999 for a 2010 with 117,407 miles to $13,499 for a 2016 with 24,016 miles
  • Nearly 30 used Honda Civic models ranging in price from $7,499 for a 2009 with 120,903 miles to $17,999 for a 2016 with 18,695 miles
  • Nearly 50 used Altima models ranging in price from $7,500 for a 2010 with 96,089 miles to $17,799 for a 2016 with 10,542 miles
  • More than 75 used Honda Accord models ranging in price from $2,599 for a 2002 with 158,459 miles to $22,499 for a 2016 with 20,373 miles

Do Your Homework Before You Buy

2014 Florida Fine Cars Honda Accord

2014 Florida Fine Cars Honda Accord

So how do you decide which of these popular cars to purchase?

The best way to prepare is to do your homework. Research the cars you like on automotive information sites like KBB.com or Edmunds.com. You can read expert reviews as well as customer reviews on individual makes and models. Then stop by Florida Fine Cars and take a test drive. Florida Fine Cars provides a free Carfax Report with every vehicle it sells, so read that carefully as well. Remember, Florida Fine Cars never charges a Dealer Fee and doesn’t negotiate price.

Florida Fine Cars offers nearly 1,500 quality used cars for sale priced thousands below retail at its three locations combined with no dealer fee. Florida Fine Cars dealerships are conveniently located in West Palm Beach near Palm Beach International Airport and just off Florida’s Turnpike, and in Hollywood and Miami

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