European Motors is a medium-sized auto sales...
European Motors is a medium-sized auto sales facility known for offering a concentrated selection of fine luxury vehicles in desirable configurations. I like this because it means they specialize in what they do - and I’ve learned to always try to do business with folks who specialize rather than ’do it all’.
My search for a specifically equipped BMW (335d without navigation, black interior, etc) would generally yield 8-20 hits within a 1,000 miles radius of Atlanta. This search went on for a couple weeks until I ran across European Motors - the first to have three vehicles at once that all fit my hard-to-find criteria. I think anyone looking for an attractively-equipped, lightly-used luxury vehicle in the Dallas area should keep tabs on this website and refresh it daily. The photos are clear, unaltered and plentiful - and the selection changes pretty much daily.
The thing about doing business of any kind these days is communication - because now it’s easier than ever to communicate with e-mail, text, phone calls. However, most dealerships don’t seem capable of managing multiple threads of communication. Indeed, many dealers tend to shun all comms other than phone, which to me is a red flag pointing to the possibility that they don’t want a ’paper’ trail to be established between the customer and the dealership.
Sam at European Motors, on the other hand, was very open with all communications. He fielded several phone calls and dozens of emails in the process of purchasing this vehicle, and he was easy to communicate with - good energy, calm, efficient and yet personable - and most importantly - no b.s. salesman talk. Reminded me of talking to a bank manager at a credit union, rather than some guy who’s rabid about the possibility of forking you for a few more g’s.
There’s a a lot of evidence that this dealership will continue to outstrip their local competition:
* 95% or more of the selection is focused on a special range of models, makes and configurations. If you want a european luxury vehicle for a reasonable price - this is where you go.
* Facilities are CLEAN. Every square inch.
* Pricing is straight-forward. No BS. No surprises. (Think CarMax or similar retail chain, but better prices.)
* Literally the only dealership I dealt with out of 10+ that was actually good at communicating via email.
When I set out to find the vehicle I wanted, I got approved for a loan at a credit union, didn’t compromise in my search and I got what I wanted. Sam made sure nothing sketchy happened that could have ignited any possibility of buyer’s remorse simply by communicating efficiently and openly during the entire process. I’m sure if I lived in Dallas, Sam’s team would have worked out a fair financing scheme for me, but out-of-towners are required to bring their own financing - something I decided to do before I even started shopping.
The 900 mile test drive was pretty awesome, too. xD
2011 BMW 335D