Revolve: A Luxury Car Membership That Makes It Easy to Drive in Style

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Revolve co-owner Asoka Veeravagu stands next to a BMW i8, one of many luxury cars available to Revolve members.

NORTH PALM BEACH – Ever wish you could take a BMW i8 for a spin without coughing up a whopping $150,000 to own this classy ride?

And what if you see a car you like better and wish you’d shopped around more before signing on the dotted line?

The answer is “Revolve,” a luxury automotive subscription service and the brainchild of former GM engineering director Asoka Veeravagu, the company’s co-founder and CEO. The service allows members to drive the luxury car of their dreams for a few months and then switch it out for something else.FFC Logo New Car

Try out a Tesla and if it turns out to be too high tech, swap it out for an Aston Martin, Cadillac, Corvette, Maserati, Mercedes, Audi or Jaguar. Just pick your ride and hit the road.

Florida Fine Cars caught up with the company’s founders at a recent Cars and Coffee car meet to find out more.

How the Idea of a Car Membership Evolved

While at GM, Veeravagu’s employee ID and executive status gave him had access to a warehouse of high-end cars for personal driving. The idea for Revolve was born out of that business experience, he said.

“Why doesn’t this exist for consumers in the real world?” Veeravagu wondered. So he and co-owner Scott Blando made it happen. They opened the business in May 2017 and have been going strong ever since.

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Asoka Veeravagu, co-owner of Revolve, at a recent Cars and Coffee car meet in North Palm Beach.

Their customers are people who love to drive but may not want to own the same luxury vehicle for three years, Veeravagu said.

“Revolve provides flexibility and variety where it’s never existed in the auto world if you’re a car lover and you appreciate fine cars,” he added.

Don’t expect to find a Volkswagen Beetle or a Mazda M3 at Revolve.

Cars Available Via Revolve Membership Pack a Punch

“All of our cars are what we call ‘Wow’ cars. All are special and all evoke emotion,” Veeravagu said. “The BMW i8 is gorgeous and it looks like a spaceship just landed. But not everyone wants to own it for three years.”

A marketing brochure describes Revolve as a “revolutionary driving experience” and a “frictionless automotive service.”

“With our premium vehicle subscription service, you don’t choose one luxury vehicle, you can drive them all,” the brochure says.

Membership Means Hassle-Free Driving

Vascular surgeon David Feldbaum of Plantation has been a Revolve member since the day it opened and loves it.

He owns several exotic cars but doesn’t like to drive them regularly. He has three young children and he likes large luxury cars for daily use. So joining Revolve made sense.

“The reason why I like this company is it’s hassle free. I basically pay one fee and they deliver the cars to me. They pick it up if it needs any maintenance. They will swap it out for another car. It is really nice to know they will meet me where ever I am,” Feldbaum said. “They also include the insurance so I don’t have to worry about contacting my insurance company every month about changing vehicles.”

Feldbaum also likes the variety of changing vehicles every two months. So far he’s driven an Audi RS7, a Mercedes s550, a Range Rover and a Porsche Panamera.

“I look at these cars as carefree driving of luxury car on a daily basis. I work in it, I take it back and forth to the gym and the grocery store. It’s also a nice car to take the family out to dinner,” Feldbaum said.

How a Revolve Membership Works

  • Joining Revolve requires a $500 membership fee
  • Participation costs $2,300 a month
  • Vehicles can be switched every two to three months
  • Drivers can put up to 2,000 miles per month on a car
  • Insurance is covered
  • Membership can be cancelled at any time

“There’s no commitment,” explained Marketing and Communications manager Melissa Daniels.

“A lot of our members are surgeons, doctors, CEOs or have their own business.”

The most common question, Daniels said, is how much does it cost?

“We explain to them that the car is not for sale. It’s a vehicle membership program,” Daniels said

Revolve’s website describes the membership service as a four-step process:

  1. View the collection and prioritize your favorite vehicles
  2. Car is delivered to your home
  3. Drive it for a few months like it is your own
  4. Return the car to Revolve and get another

Shop Florida Fine Cars at Four Convenient Locations

Florida Fine Cars offers more than 1,400 quality used cars for sale priced thousands below retail at its four locations combined. Florida Fine Cars dealerships are conveniently located in West Palm Beach, just north of Palm Beach International Airport, and in HollywoodMiami and Margate. Stop by and drive home your dream car today!

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Florida Fine Cars’ May Used Car Sales Top 700!

 

Florida Fine Cars sales consultant Moe Eisa did it again, selling more used cars in May than anyone else in the company. The feat once again earned him the distinction of being the company’s overall top seller with the monthly sale of 28.5 used carsNewFCCLogo

 

In Miami, sales consultant Ben Pishgou was his store’s top seller for May with the sale of 18.5 used cars, and sales consultant John Ansari was Hollywood’s top seller with the sale of 17 used cars

Companywide, Florida Fine Cars used car sales totaled 730 used cars for May, with the Miami store topping the list at 389 used cars, followed by West Palm Beach with 209 used cars, and Hollywood with 132 used cars.

Congratulations to all for an incredible job in an extremely competitive market!

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Florida Fine Cars sales consultant Moe Eisa in West Palm Beach is the company’s top seller for May.

Eisa, who works in West Palm Beach and consistently ranks as Florida Fine Cars’ top seller, said he works about 50 hours a week, every week, to achieve his top ranking status. Even when he’s off work, he still makes himself available to answer questions by phone.

“On my off days customers are calling me so I set up appointments,” Eisa said. “I refer people and I have my own data base. People are coming from all over the state to buy cars.”

Eisa sells a lot of used cars to customers with special credit needs, a challenging but rewarding endeavor that sometimes requires him to explain why certain used cars are too pricey for their means.

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Florida Fine Cars  makes used car buying easy for everyone.

It’s a skill that requires much diplomacy and good cheer so the customer doesn’t leaving feeling upset that they couldn’t take home a pricier used car.

“I choose the right car for them and I get them the payment they are looking for,” Eisa explained.

Showing all customers respect is key to his success.

“I will treat every customer as if they were the last customer of the day. I respect and appreciate every single person who walks through the doors and try to make them feel as important to me as they are to the company,” Eisa said.

It’s smart customer service that works.

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At Florida Fine Cars Hollywood, sales consultant John Ansari affirmed that treating customers right – no matter what – is the key to success. Ansari should know: he’s been working in car sales since the late 1980s.

“I am very pleasant and people buy cars from people they like,” Ansari said simply. “You have to treat customers right and you have to be on the top of your game. I have a plan at the beginning of the month and I work my plan.”

Wrote one happy customer in a DealerRater review: “From the moment I pulled up to the dealership I was impressed. The cars are nice and great quality. I was greeted by John Ansari and from that moment on I knew I was in good hands. He was pleasant, and honest. I got everything that was promised to me. And I got a great car for a really great price.”

Much of Ansari’s business comes from referrals.

“Word of mouth is the best way,” Ansari conceded. “Word of mouth gets around.”

Florida Fine Cars Miami sales consultant Ben Pishgou couldn’t agree more.

The veteran car salesman has been in the car business 25 years and knows firsthand that great customer service is what keeps customers coming back.

“You have to be nice to customers,” Pishgou explained. “You have to sell yourself to them. Don’t lie. Don’t promise, but if you do promise, you better honor it.”

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Florida Fine Cars sales consultant Ben Pishgou in Miami relies on referrals for much of his business.

Pishgou, who has done everything from operating car dealerships to selling cars himself, is also proactive about getting his own customers. He too has a large customer base that has come to him through personal referrals.

“I don’t wait around to get customers. They come to me, they call me,” Pishgou said smiling. “The more you are good to people, the more referrals you are going to get. People have to trust in you.”

Florida Fine Cars offers nearly 1,500 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 near Palm Beach International Airport and just off Florida’s Turnpike, and in Hollywood and Miami

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