How to Go Places with Toyota (and online.cars)
Interested in buying a Toyota for your next vehicle? Perhaps you like the accessibility of the Yaris, the Camry’s reputation of reliability, the luxury of the Landcruiser or the capabilities of the Tundra.
As any well-versed consumer can tell you, the road to a satisfying car buying experience is full of perils. Rest assured that we’re not just talking about Toyotas, we’re talking about almost any traditional car buying experience.
First, consider the time and energy you’ve invested into research. This is what has brought you to your decision, be it to purchase a Toyota (or some other model). Determination of make, model year (new or used) and trim levels come into play, all before you even reach out to, or set foot on a dealer lot. Then it begins: exploration of dealer inventories, treks between dealerships, high-pressure sales tactics, haggling over price, trade-in value and financing. Doesn’t it all feel a bit excessive? After all, you already want (or even need) to buy the car, shouldn’t the dealerships be jumping through the hoops to help you, and make sure that you’re satisfied?
And if you’ve decided upon a pre-owned vehicle, you have the added hassle of availability. Will limitations in dealer inventory require you to settle, making consolations and driving off in something completely different than what you want? Therein lies a primary difference when comparing a traditional dealership, such as Toyota Direct vs online.cars, an online concierge service.
What is online.cars?
The best explanation of online.cars might be to describe it as the Amazon Prime of car buying. While that may seem like an odd concept, it comes down to shared philosophy. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos once explained the company’s mission by stating that Amazon was not in the business of selling to people. It was in the business of helping people to buy what they wanted.
Imagine how impactful a change it would make on car-buying as a whole if the dealer was less focused on selling you vehicles on their lot, and more focused on helping you to buy the car that you want.
Imagine that you’re leaning towards a RAV-4. First introduced back in 1996, the RAV4 is often credited with sparking the appeal of the crossover SUV. Now imagine you were favoring a 2016 RAV4, prompted by its refreshed fascia for that model year. And by choosing a pre-owned vehicle from an earlier model year, you’re able to get more for your money. This means you can spring for the SE trim (and in a perfect world, your ideal paint color is ‘Hot Lava’).
So you take a trip down to Toyota Direct (or any Toyota dealership, we’re not trying to pick on anyone) and you inquire as to the availability of a Hot Lava-colored 2016 Toyota RAV4 SE. Unfortunately, their inventory of 2016 RAV4’s is limited to the (base) LE trim, which is less equipped than you’d like.
What they can offer is a 2017 RAV4 SE. Although the right trim level, the 2017 model year discontinued ‘Red Lava’ as a pain color; and the one they have on-hand is ‘Blizzard Pearl’. And being a newer model, it does push the price point up higher than you’d prefer. So you have to ask yourself if you’d prefer to (i) take a lower trim vehicle, (ii) pay more for a vehicle that you don’t care for the appearance of, or (iii) re-evaluate your choice in make & model.
But you shouldn’t have to. A vehicle purchase is already demanding upon your resources, why should you feel obligated to set yourself up for dissatisfaction? You deserve some expectation of getting the exact make, model, year and trim level that you’re looking for.
You’ve decided upon a 2016 RAV4 SE in ‘Lava Red’. You log onto online.cars and enter those exact vehicle specs. They find your vehicle for you and give you the option of purchasing it with FREE Delivery included to anywhere in the continental United States. How much more simple could it possibly be?
How Does online.cars Work?
Imagine a network stretching from coast-to-coast, connecting credible dealerships nationwide, creating one massive inventory to choose from. Ultimately, that’s how online.cars works, it utilizes a nationwide network of dealerships.
This prevents the limitations you might experience when working with privately-owned and operated dealerships. No longer pressured to buy from the inventory they have available to them, you can use them to locate the exact vehicle that you truly want. After all, their job isn’t to sell a vehicle to you, but to help you buy the vehicle that you want.
In need of financing? online.cars follows the same model to offer their customer the widest selection of financing options available. Why? Because working with a partner who has nationwide reach means that you don’t have to ‘settle’. It means that you will have the chance to field offers from a number of loan professionals to find the one that best fits your lifestyle and budget.
With Guaranteed Approval, even for those with challenged credit, online.cars reinforces their desire to help each and every customer.
Value Your Trade-In
online.cars is also glad to help value your trade-in vehicle. After finalizing your purchase, they are glad to arrange a pick-up of the vehicle and facilitate application of its value against your new purchase.
Benefits of online.cars Vehicles
We’ve mentioned how online.cars does the legwork for you. Considering the successful results, that should be enough reason to give them a chance! We’ve also discussed that they offer free delivery anywhere in the continental United States.
But consider for a moment that ALL online.cars vehicles come with (i) guarantee of a clean CARFAX Vehicle History Report (ii) free lifetime mechanical warranty, and (iii) are guaranteed to $500 less than any advertised price from local dealerships!
And if you aren’t satisfied with your online.cars purchase? You have 3 days or 150 miles to advise online.cars, and they will help you to facilitate an exchange.
Why Choose online.cars?
You might actually be more hard-pressed to find reasons NOT to choose online.cars over traditional car buying experience. A true concierge service, they simplify the process, guarantee the results and provide countless assurances to ensure your satisfaction.
Can you say the same about your local dealership?