Client Experience: Teri V, Palo Alto

Skip the dealership Teri V Palo Alto California BMW i3 lease trade-in
Share this article:

Palo Alto resident, Teri, was looking for a new electric vehicle. After hearing about Cartelligent on the radio, she gave us a call to help avoid the traditional process.


Q. What made you realize it was time for a new car?

A: I sold my 10-year-old BMW over a year ago and was driving our third car an Acura MDX that was starting to fall apart. I wanted an electric car but was waiting for better technology and options.

Q. How did you decide on the BMW i3?

A: I wanted an electric car. I also wanted it to be somewhat luxury since I drove BMW for 10 years. I didn't want a Tesla. I also didn't want a hybrid. I waited for technology to improve and the i3 was one of few more luxury electric vehicles available.

Q. Why did you decide to use Cartelligent?

A: I hate car dealerships. Even at the dealer I visited to test drive the car, I found the sales guy untrustworthy, and I wasn't sure he was telling me the truth. He told me what he thought I should get and he didn't really take into account what I wanted. For example, I told him I wanted leather, that was really the only extra I cared about and he told me I shouldn't pay for it and that I should look at the cloth ones he had on the lot.

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

A: I told my agent, Dakotah, what I wanted and he did the best to find me that car. He told me what was out there based on what I wanted and we tried to find the closest match.

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

A: It was super easy and low-key, and Dakotah negotiated a good lease.

Q. What would you tell a friend about us?

A: If you don't like dealing with car dealerships and trying to negotiate with people you're not sure you can trust, then it's worth the money to use Cartelligent.


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.