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On a recommendation, Peter Teague turned to Auto Advantage to source his Holden Commodore SV6 Wagon.

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Hi Kyle

Absolutely First Class!

I have been in the motor industry (trucks, tractors, machinery) for the past 40 years. We are in a computer age where there is seemingly endless information technologies available to car dealers, but, as I recently found out, all of it it is only as good as the people in the dealership, or the “selling system” they are obliged to follow, and to me it seems that the whole vehicle sales industry has degenerated into a mess, where, instead of it being a nice day out shopping for a vehicle, it is actually a stressful day of shaking your head thinking “What-The-Hell???”.

I won’t go into the details of my saga, but, lets just say, all I needed to know was- “Can you get one?, when can I have it?, and, how much will it cost me?”. So simple, yet, so hard, for todays vehicle dealerships.

I endured 4 days of answering time-wasting phone calls from dealerships asking ridiculous questions, instead of giving me the simple answers I needed, all while trying to make a living (I’m self employed). If the aim of the vehicle sales industry is to alienate potential customers, they had succeeded, and I vowed I would never go to a car yard again, ever!

I rang “Auto Advantage”, I told Ben Ellevsen what I wanted, Ben told me what he wanted, a simple 5 minute phone call. Half an hour later Ben had the answers and the deal was done. The whole process from start to taking delivery was completely painless even though there were delays my end getting change-over body mounts and a body fitting day required with the use of a trade plate. Ben organised it all to suit my business workload, vehicle availability, registration demands and trade plate availability without complaint at any time.

I will be recommending Ben’s services and your business to others (hopefully I can tell them before they suffer the old way).

Thanks
Clint Brosie


Hi Kyle

On behalf of Bob and myself, a big THANKYOU for everything you have done regarding purchasing my car.  It has been a stress free process and an outstanding outcome - love the car will be in touch soon for Aprils car .

Regards 
Bob and Donna 


Hi Brendan

I have been meaning to get back to you with regards to my new car.   I just wanted to say thanks to you and your team.  The car is everything I had hoped for and more.  You have exceeded my expectations with the quality of the vehicle and your un-paralleled level of service.

I will be using your service again for our next vehicle and I won’t hesitate to recommend your name to anyone else I know who is after a car.

 

Many thanks
Gerard Smallbane


 Hi Kyle

Hi Brad,

 
I just wanted to thank you for all your help in buying and organising my new Fiesta. I love it!  You made the whole process much less stressful and a lot easier than I was expecting it to be.
 
Thanks,
Alex


 Hi Kyle

Just a note of sincere thanks for the high quality of service that Auto Advantage continues to provide.

As you are aware I have been a client of Auto Advantage, for some 10 years, since inception.
 
Having purchased a Honda Integra, four BMWs, (3 Series), a Hyundai Getz, (for my wife Lynne), and our latest vehicle a Hyundai Veloster I believe I am well qualified to comment on the most important aspect of business, i.e. Service. Both yourself and Simon have always gone out of your way to ensure that the choice of vehicle(s) was what we actually wanted and would be happy with.

Service relative to delivery of the vehicles and communication as regards the technical side has always
been first class. As you know I have in the past and will continue to refer friends and family to you knowing you will provide the same level of quality service that I have experienced throughout our association.
 
 
Yours faithfully
Terry Skippen


Hi Brendan

I thought we should let you know that we are very happy with your service.  It was easier than going to a car dealer with a wad of cash.

The price was right as it was basically delivered to our door.  No trade-in hassles.  Your driver, Nigel, was very obliging.  Please give him our thanks.

We will recommend you to anyone we know who is about to buy a car.

Cheers
John Robertson and Leane Kalnins


Hi Kyle

A belated thank you for your work in getting my new car sorted. I am absolutely delighted with the purchase and again impressed by the service provided by you and your team.

Best wishes for the festive season.

Cheers
Glen Hawke


Hi Kyle

After a week of driving my brand new car I just wanted to thank you and all the staff at Auto Advantage for making what could have been a difficult purchase run so smoothly! I love my new car and have bragged to anyone who will listen about the benefits of purchasing a vehicle through Auto Advantage and will continue to do so!

Many thanks from a very happy and more than satisfied customer!

Alana Silcock
 

Watch Alana's video testimonial here


Recently Auto Advantage assisted me to locate two motor vehicles. Kyle, Simon & their team quickly located vehicles  according to my preferences, such age, model, mileage, price range, as well as a range of personal preferences.

With Auto Advantage sourcing vehicles beyond the local area, they were able to offer a greater selection of vehicles,  and at more competitive prices, than I was ever able to locate via local dealerships and classifieds.

As someone who values their time, Auto Advantage is the most effective way I can recommend to quickly secure the right car at the right price.

 

Regards

Rodney Lear

 

 


 

Kyle, Brendan and the team at Auto Advantage

 

Thank you so much for finding my Suzuki Jimny - I love it!

 

I know you invested a lot of time to track the right one down and I would like to say a big thank you, I really appreciate everything.

 

Regards

Catherine Ramplin

 


  

Brendan

 

Please accept my sincere thanks for all the hard work you put into locating my beautiful new Mazda 3.  I am so happy with the purchase.

 

I can't speak highly enough of your commitment to customer service and the lengths you go to to make sure your client is 100% happy with not only their purchase, but often more importantly the process of buying a new car.

 

It took only one phone call to you and wtihin three hours you had located exactly what I wanted and needed, with no sacrifices. 

 

Within two days you had assessed my car, resold it, purchased my new one and ordered delivery of my new Mazda 3.  You are an asset to Auto Advantage as are the others I have dealt with from Paige, Peta and Simon, who took me over the whole car in detail when I took delivery.  Every aspect of the car was explained, the paperwork was straight forward, the car had been cooled for my arrival and Simon even stood there and waved me goodbye as I drove off!

 

Thank you once again! I have already handed out two business cards to two potential new clients and will propose to my manager where they should do business with the work cars in the future.

 

Keep up the great work.  You are a rare gem in such a tough industry.

 

Kindest regards

Ursula Wright

 


Kyle & Simon

 

Many thanks for all your professional service in arranging the purchase of my 323 BMW from Klosters.

 

The business growth of Auto Advantage over time has no doubt come from your attention to every detail throughout the process.  The perpetual membership at Weston Suburbs Leagues Club is certainly a bonus and is much appreciated also.

 

Kind regards

Terry Skipper

 


 

Kyle 

 

This is just a quick note from Kellie and I to thank you for the great job you did in helping us find and buy our new Mazda.  We are thrilled with the car and the deal that you negotiated for us.

 

It was such a pleasure not to have to listen to or bargain with the various car salespeople, or to experience the frustration when they didn't return our phone calls - because you always did.  In addition, it was terrific to be able to take advantage of Auto Advantage's purchasing power - as demonstrated by the bottom line savings we experienced.

 

You and your friendly team did everything (and more) that was required and so minimised the time and effort we had to apply to making a decision on the car and finalising the purchase.  The patience and understanding you demonstrated throughout the whole process was truly remarkable.

 

Thank you once again for your assistance, and be assured that we are taking every opportunity to recommend your services.

 

Kellie and I would like to wish you continued success.

 

Regards

Gary Eaton

Partner

Mills-Eaton Training

 


  

I want to take this opportunity to personally thank you for your outstanding effort in locating and organising the delivery of my new Camry.

 

With the new models selling quickly, I was expecting difficulties and considerable delay in obtaining the right car but thanks to your cotnacts and personal support, the new vehicle was purchased locally from the team at Cardiff Toyota.

 

This was a great result; every car purchased locally means jobs, it means skills for the region, it means dollars circulating through the region which enhances our economy.

 

This is the first time I have had the pleasure of using your expertise and it won't be the last.  There is something to be said about using AUto Advantage, less time consuming, organised paperwork and best of all I have a sensational vehicle and no need for a triple bypass.

 

Thanks again for a fabulous result.

 

Regards

Jeff Latham

Manager

Hunter Export Centre

 


 

I would like to express my utmost appreciation to Auto Advantage in the purchase of my recent vehicle through Klosters BMW, in particular the extremely efficient, personal and high standard of service continually provided by consultant, Brendan Dooley.


  Thank you Thank T

I would have no hesitation in recommending Auto Advantage to other prospective buyers, and look forward to utilising the service again in the future.

 

Kind regards

Crystal Bergemann

Marketing Manager, Northern NSW

Prime Television


 

Thank you for your fantastic service.  We definitely had a stress free, money saving experience.

 

Taking delivery was very smooth thanks to your great service.  Thanks again for making buying our new Kluger a great experience.

 

By the way, we love our car.

 

Kind regards

Anton, Michelle and Rowan Kreft

 


 

I am pleased to advise you that my car recently had its first service check and came away with a clean bill of health.  We are very pleased with the car so far - the only complaint is that my wife, Ann, finds the passenger seat a bit on the low side.  The car has proven easy to drive with very good handling and comfort.  Its first real test will be a 1600km round trip to Griffith towarsd the end of September.  I found your service to us was excellent.  I am, however, very pleased that I was able to sell our Camry privately. 

 

The presentation and detailing of the car on delivery was excellent.  We were most impressed that a full fuel tank was included.  According to Wikipedia 300,000 Cerato/Forte models were produced in 2008.  The car magazine reviews, in North America, rated them very highly.

 

Thanks once again to you and your staff.

 

Regards

David Winkelmann (June 2011)

 


 

Helen and I would like to thank you, Simon and your company for the assistance and professionalism shown to us leading up to our purchase of our Tiguan. We are very happy. The trip to Taree was a good chance for us to aquaint ourselves with a lot of the Tiguan's attributes and I must say, it handled the inclement weather very well. Thank you once again, we will certainly forward any vehicle enquiries we get your way and recommend your services.

Graham and Helen Heydon

 


 

Over the past 3 years I have purchased three new cars through Auto Advantage, two for myself and one for my daughter. On each occasion they have made the process extremely simple and have found me a price that I would have been unlikely to have found on my own. It is a service that suits me and one I can recommend.

 

V Owens - North Strathfield

 


 Thank you, and thanks to your team on my recent easy no hassle purchase at the right price of a Toyota Corolla.  I have certainly advised family and friends of Auto Advantage as the name suggests.

Nev and Jan White - Cooks Hill


A great service. I had been looking a car at a dealership and was not happy with the deal. I heard about Auto Advantage through a colleague and gave them a call. They negotiated a deal on the very same car that saved me $3,000 on the cost and $2,000 worth of accessories at no cost.

Gary Jeston

Marketing Manager

3D Paint & Colour


I just wanted to thank you once again for supplying us with a hassle free service in buying our Nissan Micra. As you know we have previously purchased two brand new cars from you, but this time we needed a used car for our daughter. One of the major challenges for us was finding a car with the right safety features; this is really important to us because our daughter is going to be driving the car. Comparing safety features in cars is growing more challenging every year as companies add new features, all with their own acronyms. It was great to have independent advice from someone like yourself who can cut through the rhetoric and summarise safety features in terms of what is important to us; namely the safety of our daughter.

Other than that, the pricing, detailing and advice about other aspects was (as usual) right on the mark, and the whole experience fast and stress free.

Thanks again and all the best!
Chris and Maree Bird


Those of us in business are accustomed to making decisions, carrying out negotiations and generally receiving the outcomes that we want/need at that point in time.

 The only problem with this process is the last word – time.

 

It’s so scarce these days, that when a service provider comes along that can not only save us time, but also money, we jump at the opportunity to test them out.

 

I’ve utilised the professional motor vehicle buying service of Auto Advantage more than once, and most importantly, have recommended them to everyone I know that is in the market for, or would ever be in the market for, a motor vehicle.

 

Under Kyle Loades’ leadership, Auto Advantage has progressed from strength to strength, and for one main reason.  They provide exemplary service and they do what they say they do…they save us time and money.

 

Karen Howard FAICD

Managing Director

NineWays Business Centre

President – Hunter Business Chamber | Director – Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service | Councillor – NSW Business Chamber Limited

 

Simon
You have provided excellent advice based on your obvious expertise in the field and taken away the inconvenience and stress of both selling my old vehicle and purchasing my new vehicle.

Dr David Bullock – Cooks Hill


 

Providing a service that allows people in business to save is pure genius. Auto Advantage literally saved me dollars and hours in time and energy.

Thank you

Meg Purser
Senior Consultant
Purser Corporate Communication

 


 

I wish to thank Kyle Loades & Auto Advantage for organising another faultless delivery of my vehicle for my company, Wet-seal. Over the past 5 years Auto Advantage has handle all our corporate vehicle change-overs, and this is my 3rd vehicle they have negotiated all the aspects of the deal from the amount to the trade-in.  Also a little known fact about Auto Advantage is that they have organised personal vehicles for my 2 daughters & son over the last 3 years with that same efficient service. Keep up the good work Auto Advantage.

James Child
Managing Director
Wet-Seal


 

The team at Auto Advantage did a great job for me. Having done some research and decided what I wanted, I told Kyle and Simon my requirements. Within 3 weeks they had found me a vehicle that matched the criteria exactly, was in immaculate condition and was a very good price. Their efforts saved me a huge amount of time and hassle and they delivered an excellent outcome.

 

Jan Howard

Newcastle Relocation and Settlement Services


Steve
Thanks for your professional and prompt service. We never thought buying a car could be such a pleasure. From start to finish the whole process was smooth and stress free.

Barbara and Ray Bray


 

My car was damaged during the June long weekend storm in Newcastle. Auto Advantage helped me get back on the road quickly. Thanks

Jess McCosker

 


 

 


 

Kyle
The significant amount of money that Steve was able to save me through his work and his willingness to fit in around my needs was also much appreciated.

Peter


I didn't really want the stress of having to trawl through endless numbers of car yards. Auto Advantage spent time understanding the type of car I wanted then did all the legwork to deliver the car right to my doorstep.

Irene Chandler


Jane
I don't know how to thank you for making buying a new car such a pleasant experience. You were so professional yet seemed like part of the family. Driving a new car home from the dealer can be very daunting to a young girl, delivery to our drive way was so exciting.

Robyn


Jane
I have bought many cars over many years. This has been the most satisfying and least stress purchase ever. On top of this, I think that you have got me a great deal.

Paul Tapley


Dear Kyle and the team at Auto Advantage,

On behalf of the Board of CALM, I would like to express our great appreciation for the professional service your company has provided in supplying us with our brand new van, and quality second-hand bus. The supply of these vehicles has enabled CALMs’ Before and After School Care service at Cardiff, and ‘Toy Island’ mobile toy library to continue their service delivery without interruption.

As a not-for-profit community service organisation, we depend on our local business networks to maintain our valuable work with families and children in the Lake Macquarie area. To this end, your company has saved us considerable time and precious funds in terms of researching our specific needs and finding us suitable vehicles in a proficient manner.

With kind regards,

Michele Oshan
Manager
Community Activities Lake Macquarie Inc.


For over five years Mega Pacific Pty Ltd has been utilising the services of Auto Advantage to help with:

  • The procurement of new vehicles - both business and private
  • Trade of existing company vehicles
  • Obtaining valuations
  • Advice on company vehicle policy
  • Servicing recommendations

Kyle Loades and his team have always provided a professional and prompt service in all of the above areas. In business, time costs money and we have found that by outosurcing our requirements to Kyle, it is more efficient and saves costs.

Our business is national and this has not proved a barrier for Auto Advantage. We continually recommend Auto Advantage to other business associates as well as to family and friends.

Con Megalos
Managing Director
Mega Pacific


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