You’ve started to look for your next vehicle and you like the idea of going European.
Your budget says pre-owned is the way to go, but you’re reluctant to buy used from a new-car dealership. You’re also not keen to spend hours poring over private listings, so what are your options?
In Lynnwood, two men raised in the automotive hotbed of Europe are running a successful family-style dealership, Top Gear Motors, specializing in import vehicles and making the buying process simple for their customers.
“The person you’re talking to is the person who can make the decision on price,” says Vedran Samardzic, who opened the dealership in 2017 with Nikolay Garagan. “That’s probably the number 1 thing that separates us from other lots.”
Here’s other good reasons to check out Top Gear Motors:
Customer service is king: In a world where online ratings can have a huge impact, Top Gear works to ensure everyone leaves happy – whether they buy that day or not. “We really care about our ratings, so we take care of you after the sale,” Samardzic says. “And if we don’t have what you’re looking for, we’ll do our best to find it for you at a price that fits your budget.” Their approach works: their Google reviews rating is 4.8/5 and they’re cultivating similar numbers on CarGurus and Carfax. “Our goal is to make sure you have a great experience.”
Looking for that first car? While Top Gear specializes in such brands as BMW and Mercedes, Audi, Volkswagen and other imports, the price points for their vehicles are modest – most between $10,000 and $14,000. “We’re a great place to shop for somebody buying their first car for their son or daughter,” Samardzic says. “Most of the imports we carry are entry-level, but you’re still getting quality workmanship.”
Helping you find the right vehicle: All cars are hand-picked and checked by the co-owners. That allows them to speak about their vehicles with confidence, knowing their history and virtually everything about their current condition. “We also educate people. We tell them the basic things to look for in specific makes, and some of the things people really enjoy about particular cars. We provide information that will help them find the car that works for them.”
Trade-ins accepted, financing available: If you need help to drive home that special car, you’ve got options. Trading in your older vehicle is one, plus you can work with Top Gear to finance your next vehicle, through their lenders.