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Florida Toyota Dealer Now Offers Door-to-Door Test Drives

August 25, 2016

HOLIDAY, Fla. — Sun Toyota introduced today a new door-to-door vehicle delivery service that brings the dealership's showroom directly to a customer's home or office.

Under the program, Sun Toyota will drive the vehicle to the customer's location, and will also bring along the required paperwork to complete the sale or lease. If the customer decides to purchase the vehicle, he or she will be able to complete the paperwork on the spot. 

“It is no longer necessary to come to our dealership to select and test-drive a vehicle, get credit approved, make a deal, or take delivery,” said John Marazzi, managing partner. “The convenient, new Showroom2Go concierge service brings the new or pre-owned vehicle of choice to customers to test-drive on their lunch hour, to surprise someone with a special gift — or to simply see if it fits in their garage.”

Customers can schedule a Showroom2Go appointment from the dealerships website or by phone. The dealership's online tools allow customers to choose the exact vehicle they want without ever going to the showroom. The dealership also offers similar tools to go on a virtual test drive, get a quote on their trade-in and get pre-approved for financing.

Comments

  1. 1. F&I Dude [ August 25, 2016 @ 01:26PM ]

    ? They're really going to rack up the mileage on those new units. Who came up with this brilliant idea? I wonder how far they'll drive.

  2. 2. Curtis DeGroote [ August 25, 2016 @ 06:12PM ]

    Awesome, John Marazzi and team are innovators!!!

  3. 3. Joe [ August 25, 2016 @ 06:27PM ]

    Great job John. As usual you are ahead of the curve. Keep innovating!

  4. 4. jc [ August 26, 2016 @ 04:44AM ]

    that sounds like all puppy dogs and roses, but in Texas, you have a three day right to cancel if the dealer brings the contracts to you. So, now, everything is delayed 3 days....funding, re-con on trade in, payoff to bank, not to mention getting some friend who "knows how to not get screwed buying cars" comes over and Picks apart the entire contract down to the rate and even the doc fee. Too much brain damage.

  5. 5. D Southworth [ August 26, 2016 @ 05:45AM ]

    No Three-Day Right to Cancel. Many consumers mistakenly believe they have three days to cancel the purchase
    contract. There is no cooling off period under Florida law.

    http://www.flhsmv.gov/safetytips/PDFs/BuyingVehicle.pdf

  6. 6. D Southworth [ August 26, 2016 @ 05:59AM ]

    I do like the concept if we lived back in the 50's, 60's but in the 21st century this is a very dangerous concept. As example: In Jacksonville, Fl. we recently had a pizza delivery driver forced into the trunk of her car while the criminal took off in her car to go to another city to kill someone. Luckily she jumped out of the trunk at 50 mph with minor injuries and he gave himself up. So, who would want to be a salesperson at that store and take on that kind of risk? Hope they will be carrying a weapon.

  7. 7. Mad Marv [ August 26, 2016 @ 06:43AM ]

    Florida does indeed have a three day cooling off rule in place as do many states.

    http://myfloridalegal.com/pages.nsf/main/18c35b713adbd1ad85256cc90053b3bc!opendocument

  8. 8. Joseph [ August 26, 2016 @ 03:03PM ]

    I've read that this method is the norm in both Japan and China.

  9. 9. PACEVEDO [ August 27, 2016 @ 07:13AM ]

    GREAT IDEA JOHN , TRYING NEW THINGS GETS NEW RESULTS!

  10. 10. Brent [ August 27, 2016 @ 11:10AM ]

    Bad idea for profit both front and back. You spend millions advertising and maintaining you dealership just to tell buyer not to come?

  11. 11. Cody French [ August 28, 2016 @ 08:42AM ]

    All the comments sound typical of the old car dogs... "Change!!? Run and hide!!!" I would say 'grow up' but you're all too old. I give props to this dealership for being progressive and responding thusly to change.

  12. 12. Steven Jennings [ August 29, 2016 @ 08:15AM ]

    I think this is a great idea. The 72 hour cooling off period may be s small problem. When you think about it, how often is this going to occur. With all of the technology available to us in todays world, We would still be able to present a menu to the customer and I think that with the customer being in their own environment where they would feel comfortable and confident, they would have more of an open mind about the products and services that would make their entire ownership experience better. I would be very interested in doing this. This would solve the negative connotation that the public has about meeting and being turned over to the Finance Manager.

 

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