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2018 Toyota Corolla LE – Reviewed

In the market for a new ride? Looking to trade in your old set a wheels for something a little more reliable and dependable? Read on to find out if the 2018 Toyota Corolla LE is the right vehicle for the job.

2018 Toyota Corolla LE – an Introduction

Known for their durability and reliability as a steady commuter vehicle, the 2018 Toyota Corolla remains largely unchanged from its 2017 predecessor (with some minor enhancements). With outstanding predicted reliability and high fuel efficiency, this vehicle offers economy over performance, and reliability over some of its more untamed, sporty counterparts.

 

Packages and Options

This review is going to focus on the LE edition/package, which is priced right around $20,000 USD for entry level trim. Other options include the L, LE, SE, XSE and XLE.

For those of you that are safety conscious, the LE edition comes with a five star crash test safety rating. And if you’re constantly sweating every time you look at gas prices you’ll be happy to hear that the LE gets around 36 miles to the gallon the highway, and 28 in the city.

The 2018 Toyota Corolla has a great predicted [...]

You Can’t Make Every Deal

My Daily Snaps - Day 2

Yesterday was an extremely hot day, 105 degrees in Riverside.

We had limited traffic as I watched pool parties, beach adventure, and festivals happen on Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook.

(and look like a lot of fun)

I had some really good opportunities to sell a car today. Unfortunately, it didn’t happen. With a handful of test drives and purchase price proposals but still no deal.

Even one deal we shook hands and sent to finance to do paperwork had a family emergency to arise. So naturally this event put the deal on hold for now and we will need to see what happens in the future.

All and all I am grateful to be a member of the team at Toyota of Riverside and to have the ability to sell cars and serve the local community of Riverside CA.

I think today will be a much better day 😁✌🏿

Sending Thank You & Birthday Cards

Show appreciation for my customers

Here is me documenting myself sending thank you cards to my customers to show them I truly appreciate their business.

I also send Happy Birthday cards as well.
I do this in an effort to grow my business and to try and build some customer loyalty.

I’ve only been here at Toyota of Riverside now for 4 months and I am planning to retire from the dealership…

So I am hoping to build a big customer based and retire from here in about 25 years. I want to get to the 40 cars a month range and sending thank you cards and birthday cars is a monumental step to getting closer to this target.

I enjoy being a car salesman overall and I love Toyota of Riverside. Growing up in Riverside, California I have seen a lot of opportunities and I believe this is the best opportunity to reach my goal as Cedric [...]

Showing Appreciation

Show Appreciation to your Co-workers
The importance of showing appreciation.

In today’s fast-paced business world, we are all trying to accomplish our own daily goals and agendas.  Whether it’s picking up the kids from school or soccer practice.  Getting dinner for the family.  Following up with clients or turning past-due work orders.

We all have something we are a little behind on…

So ask yourself, with all you have going on, how often do you notice the work that is done exceptionally well by other people you work with?

Probably not too often…

Whether it’s keeping a clean shared workspace.  Resolving customer complaints and issues, or executing work orders that affect the entire company.  Remember to try and show appreciation for others that make your life easier at work.

Remember to try and show appreciation for others that make your life easier at work.  Because chances are that they are compensated fairly for their effort… But the extra effort that goes into [...]

Toyota Mirai FCV

Hydrogen Powered Fuel Cell Vehicle

Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell

The future of transportation is here, say hello to the Toyota Mirai.  You can find it at Toyota of Riverside (ask for Cedric of course).  So What makes this vehicle different than anything you’ve seen thus far?  For starters, this vehicle doesn’t run on gasoline.  It doesn’t run on electricity either.  And not it’s not a hybrid.  This vehicle runs on hydrogen and has zero emissions.  In fact, the only waste this car produces is water.  With Toyota Mirai, you get next generation mobility plus an advanced technology fuel cell powertrain.  Pretty Incredible, right?!

Toyota Mirai FCV (Fuel Cell Vehicle) Explained on YouTube

Not only that but the Mirai also has premium features as well like the following:

  • Aerodynamic styling.
  • Heated outside mirrors that fold in.
  • Touch sensor door handles that unlock & lock.
  • 17″ Alloy wheels
  • Air intakes to guide [...]

Why I Love Selling Cars

Actually I love people buying...

I mean actually selling.
You know,

Once a customer has said Yes, 😬

And especially if they have said NO
multiple times earlier in this transaction.

It’s truly a rush getting them to say YES.

 

Happy Toyota of Riverside Customers

 

And it’s NOT about me selling them,
actually it’s about me solving their problem.

It’s almost like math…🤔

If I can find a solution that works for them
I’ll have a deal!

And that’s what excites me.

It’s that challenge of trying to solve their problem until I find the right solution.

Don’t get me wrong…

I’m always selling them on why they should buy from me, and why they should do it now.

The one thing I understand is…

IF the solution I present to them will actually SOLVE their problem, they will buy from me.

Now I will have [...]

img-4The Toyota Camry and the Honda Civic, the top-selling mid-size and compact cars in the U.S., face risks of reduced production as inventories of the models rise, an RBC Capital Markets report said.

Toyota’s Camry exceeded its seasonal historical average inventory by more than 15 days supply in June and Honda carried about 25 days more Civics than usual, Joseph Spak, a New York-based analyst for RBC, said in today’s report. Camry and Civic were the only models identified as at risk for reduced output among 16 of the top-selling vehicles in the U.S. market. General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler Group LLC all added U.S. market share in the first six months of 2013, the first time that all three gained first-half share in 20 years. Models such as GM’s Chevrolet Cruze compact and Ford’s Fusion mid-size sedan, leading Detroit’s most competitive set of [...]

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