Client Experience: Joe M, San Francisco

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San Francisco resident, Joe, was looking for a compact SUV, but wanted more personal advice than he was finding online. After seeing numerous Cartelligent license plates and talking to a friend, he gave us a call.

Q. What frustrates you about the traditional new car buying process?

A: I've never actually purchased a new vehicle from the dealership before. I knew I wanted straight-forward advice that I couldn't get from a dealershop about whether I should lease or buy and whether a new or used car would work best for me.

Q. How did you decide on the Honda CR-V?

A: My wife really liked the look and size of the CR-V. Our Cartelligent agent, Benjie, suggested some other cars for us to look at and compare, but ultimately we decided the CR-V was right for us.

Q. How did you decide to use Cartelligent?

A. A friend had told me about his positve experience and I saw the license plates everywhere! And I really liked the information on the blog about the decision to buy or lease.

Q. What did you like best about working with Cartelligent?

A: Sifting through the information online feels like running sand through your fingers trying to find the nuggets you want. Benjie helped us to compare vehicles and financing options without having to struggle through that process. He felt like an ally and an objective counselor throughout.

Q. What surprised you about the Cartelligent car buying experience?

A: Coming in to pick up the car was very surprising. I was expecting it to feel more like a car dealership. Instead it felt much more like a business office. It was warm and roomy and much less bureaucratic than I thought it would be.

Q. What would you tell a friend about us?

A: I've already told serveral people: if you're looking for a new car, you definitely have to talk to these guys first.


No matter what kind of car you're looking for, Cartelligent can help you get a great deal on exactly what you want. Call our team of car-buying experts at 888-427-4270 or get started today.