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About Ken Nichols

Cars by Kencars & Friends I have been in the Auto Fleet & Retail Sales Business for over 30 years... I have had the pleasure of taking care of two ex governors of the state of Arizona...Also a couple of movie stars, and many customers who were personal friends of the dealership owners & many professional basketball/ football players. My mission is, as it has always been that the customer comes first and to treat them like you would want to be treated...My customers become like family. When they need a vehicle, they come back to me. Now why do they do that? They know how I do business & their are no surprises. You could think of me, like your insurance/real estate agent someone who has you best interest at heart. I have customers who have purchased 3, 4, or 5 or more vehicles over my 30+ years in the car business. I always finish my deals with the old fashion Hand Shake...My customers become my friends...! Ken Nichols

KEN’S INVITATION TO BLOGG ! ! !

STAY TUNED, &  LET’S  KEEP  BlOGGING…! 

I  WANT 2  HEAR  FROM  YOU,   WITH  ANY  AND  ALL  QUESTIONS   ABOUT  CARS   &  TRUCKS  DON’T  BE    BASHFUL,   THIS  SITE  I  PROMISE  WON’T  BITE…!    IT  IS  USER  FRIENDLY … THERE IS  NO  WRONG  QUESTIONS…!  YOU  CAN  EVEN  SHARE  WITH  ME AND ALL  THE FOLKS  ON  HERE  ABOUT  YOUR  1ST  CAR/TRK  AND  HOW  EXCITED  THAT  YOU  WERE  TO  HAVE  AND  ENJOY  IT  &   ALL  THE  BELLS  AND  WHISTLES  THAT  IT  HAD AND  ANY  OTHER  INTERESTING  THING  ABOUT  IT  THAT  MADE  YOU  MAKE   THE  DECISION  TO  BUY  IT  IN  THE  1ST  PLACE…  Everybody  Is  Welcome  To  Share ..!

KEN NICHOLS   Remember  my  Google No Is:  602-935-5206,  You  Will Be  Asked  Your  First  Name,  And  Then   Depending   On   If  I  Have  My  Phone  And  I  Can  Answer  It Quickly  Before  You Hanged Up..   Other  Option IS:  Text  Me  Your  Name   And  Number &  Let Me Know That You  Are  Texting  Me FROM  My  Website: 602-670-7569…!

Sharing My Thoughts With You On My Journey Into The Auto Sales Profession !

Now that I have my blog site up and running, I thought that Ken Nichols, myself would write a blog of just how I found my way to selling cars/trucks. First about my first car, a 1947 Chevrolet that I bought for $650 money that I earned working during my school vacation in the grocery store and a little help from my Mother. I was the only student in my HS that had a car yea! Then moved to Akron, Ohio & took a job working for Firestone T&R. In those days, I felt I was doing good and I decided to see if I could buy a brand new car. I loved the inviting styling of the 1960 Chevrolet Impala Conv… I couldn’t believe it, but GMAC approved my loan, and there I was in that my new Chevy Convertible, all white, lots of chrome & bright red leatherette interior, Life was good ..Pur price was $3400.00. My how times have changed. Can you believe it… After getting this new wonderful car, I was hooked. I always thought about selling cars, but just for some reason maybe fear of not being able to do the job, I just don’t know. I just never checked it out. I took a lot of other jobs, over the years and as I worked them it was always in the back of my mind why don’t you just go sell cars. So after many years, and building 2/3 houses, an offer was presented to me and I just decided to go for it..! I first started in the retail end of the business but didn’t like the way they were dealing with customers, and that was it was not very professional. I wanted to do my it way and that is to be professional, treat the customers the way you would want to be treated.
In 1987 I found a dealer in Scottsdale Az, called Linda Brock Auto Plaza. I ask for the Fleet Mgrs job and it was a done deal. So I worked there for eight years and had a wonderful experience working for Mrs. Brock, she was a great dealership owner. After a year or so there, I seem to become her “right-hand” salesperson. I ended up dealing with two governors of the state of Arizona. Many professional ball players & a couple of movie stars which I never thought that I would ever meet, it was great. It has been a wonderful experience. You see the way that I take care of my customers was I always was fair, honest & upfront when quoting the customers the prices on the vehicles. My goal was always to save the customer as much money as I could, & at the same time help eliminate the hassle sometimes associated with the car buying process. Some folks think buying a car is like going to the dentist! That’s Not the way I do it. I take any and all pain out of the process. Now after 30 years off & on in the business, I have some customers who have purchases four/five or more vehicles from me over the years. The reason is Yes at the end of eight years at Linda Brock Auto Plaza in Scottsdale, Az. It was time to go to the next chapter in my auto sales career…simple, they know how I do business & there are no surprises. Just happy customers…!

Yes at the end of eight years at Linda Brock Auto Plaza in Scottsdale, Az. It was time to go to the next chapter in my auto sales career…

This is Ken Nichols, Be sure to watch for my next chapter. Ken Nichols & his career in the car business… Next blog…

My Google NO 602-935-5206                                                                                            Email: redwagoncars [at] gmail [dot] com

Remember I am to guy to goto to get the straight information when purchasing your next vehicle!

 

 

FORD MUSTANG MACH-E

FORD MUSTANG MACH-E…

The automakers hv promised 4 years that the flood gates would be open electric vehicles… The electric vehicle was kinda of a thing … You know the first one on your block to have a Let’s say a new Toyota Prius, or a Chevrolet Volt… I remember when the Volt first came out and I couldn’t wait to test drive one, it was a hoot..  Well now days the whole scene has changed, to a mainstream idea in the year of 2021 as many new models are hitting the showrooms… Guess what, I think the manufactures have figured it out.. !   Even now days the  idea of a SUV or  pickup truck, running on electric is still a hard to accept to most drivers, but they are slowly getting the idea… The manufactures are thinking that maybe the company call, TESLA  may have had a good, so should we say a great idea…  Who so far have figured out a way to keep all the money, or most of it..  Now let me go back to the beginning, of the page… Who would have ever thought that a Ford Mustang would have been produced as a electric Hot Rod…?  Not me…                Tuned, & lets keep blogging !     My Contact Info: redwagoncars [at] gmail [dot] com My Google No: 602-935-5206, Now Keep In Mind, You will be Asked Your First Name, and Then I will Ans your call if I am available… Thanks For Checking Out My Blog, Here on The Web Site, kencars.com

LET ME SHARE W YOU MY INFO ON MY 2019 MADZA CX-5 GRAND TOURING RESERVE AWD

REVIEW OF MY 2019 MAZDA CX5  GRAND TOURING RESERVE AWD

Now, I have had a “Lot” of vehicles almost 50. This was my first time making the decision to purchase a MAZDA… I don’t know why, I just never for some reason wanted Mazda… Now that I have had this SUV, I have should have looked at this product much earlier.  Now, why did I choose this one at this time… I am getting much older (Younger) right?  I was looking for Safety… This SUV has it all … Now when I took the test drive.  Wow, thru the front window shield was a display of the miles per hour that I am driving, also the lines on each side of the road were there.. So as I drove along the street if I accidentally drifted onto one side or the other line, it started flashing on and off with a beep letting me know to get back in your lane.  Also when you come to a red stop-lite, it also displayed in the windshield… Now you’re on the road, you see the speed limit signs in your windshield. You also see your speed… You can set it to let you know when & if you exceed the speed limit… I have never had this type of option on a vehicle before, and I just love it. I want to make sure that the next vehicle I get, has it for sure… Now there are so many options on this SUV I am going to list the titles.  Maybe later some of the additional options under them. but there are so many…                                                            ENGINE MECH FEATURES/ 2.5 4 CYL ENG. 227 HP 310 LB-FT TORQUE  Now this engine has so much get-up when you need it,  I was soooo surprised… I wish that I could have time to list all the options that this vehicle has, it is just unbelievable… It is such a joy to drive and own… If you would want more detailed info on this vehicle, just shoot me an email and will send you the window sticker which lists everything..The MSRP is $33,895 that also includes roof and side rails, and dest fees… If you are looking for a great SUV, give this one a look at.  You will be glad you did. This one says Luxury Out Loud, with all leather interior, Bose sound system, 19″ Alloy Wheels.. It’s a great buy… Oh, I forgot one thing, if you get a speeding ticket in this Mazda with ” Heads-Up Display It will be your fault, sorry to say…This SUV has made a believer in MAZDA  for me… Take the time to check one out and I think you will see what I am talking about…!                                                                                             

LAST BUT NOT LEAST, I have the contacts to get you the best price on this vehicle…!     The Price That I Quote You, Will Be The Price When You Go For Your Test Drive…                It Will Include All Dealer Discounts, Fleet Disc ?, Rebates, Sales Tax, Lic & Dealer Doc Fees , Total Price Out The Door… All You Have To Do Is The Test Drive…!

 

MY NEW BLOG PAGE, 2 Promote Information & Helpful Communications W You..!

Now that I have my blog site up and running, I thought that I Ken Nichols would write a blog of just how I found my way to selling cars/trks.. First about my first car, a 1947 Chevrolet that I bought for $650 money that I earned working in the grocery store and a little help from my Mother.  I was the only student in my HS that had a car…yea! Then moved to Akron, Ohio & took a job working for Firestone T&R.. In those days, I felt I was doing good and I decided to see if I could buy a brand new car… I loved the way of the styling of the 1960 Chevrolet Impala Conv… I couldn’t believe, but GMAC approved my loan and there I was in that new Chevy Convertible Life was good ..Pur price was $3400.00.. My how times have changed.. Can you believe it… After getting this new wonderful car, I was hooked.. I always thought about selling cars, but just for some reason, I just never checked it out… I took a lot of other jobs, over the years and as I worked them it was always in the back of my mind why don’t you just go sell cars.. So after many years, and building 2/3 houses, and decided to go for it..! I first started in the retail end of the business but didn’t like the way they were dealing with customers, and that was it was not very professional… I wanted to do my way and that is to be a professional, treat the customers the way you would want to be treated…
In 1987 I found a dealer in Scottsdale Az, called Linda Brock Auto Plaza.. I ask for the the Fleet Mgrs job and it was a done deal… So I worked there for eight years and had a wonderful experience working for Linda… I ended up dealing with two governors of the state of Arizona… Many professional ball players & a couple of movie stars.. It was a wonderful experience. You see the way that I took care of my customers was I always was fair, honest & upfront when quoting the customers the prices on the vehicles… My goal was always to save the customer as much money as I could, & at the save you time help eliminate the hassle sometimes associated with the car buying process… Some folks think buying a car is like going to the dentist..!
Not the way I do it… Now after 30+ years off & on in the business, I have some customers who have purchases four or five vehicles from me… The reason is simple, they know how I do business & their are not surprises… Just happy customers…!
To be continued on my next blog…! Ken Nichols

IS VALUE IN A NAME, ” HONDA “

The right answer to this post name is:  YES, YES YES & how many times that you can say I own a Honda, and I & you will just love it… Yes, it almost like anyone who has owned a Honda, is that it is one of the most reliable vehicle brands that you could own… Now let me say, I for one have owned at least three, (3) yes I said that… Here’s my list … The first one was a 1995 Honda Accord 4 door sedan, Bronze in color…  It was like I said a very reliable vehicle that my wife drove to work for years and years, and then it became my daughter’s car that she needed to drive to ASU in Tempe, Az which was quite a few miles to our house in North Phoenix… That means a lot of driving and a lot of more miles, which over 100k at this time…Then on to ours or my 7th vehicles later, we purchased another Honda and it was a 2003 Honda CRV Silver in color… Now just keep this in the back of your mind… This was the 34th vehicle that I have owned… Also, alone with the first one, this one to was so reliable, and fun to drive.  Maybe a little more, because you sit up a little bit higher, but not much.  We loved it and also it seem that my wife drove it much more than I…Then after that Honda CRV, for some unknown reason as this time  of writing, we left Honda CRV, and went into a couple of Hyundai Santa Fe, 2004 & 2006… Again, I don’t quite remember just & what happen, but we found ourselfves getting back into another Honda CRV 2008, vehicle No 37 if You can believe that… Now I am guessing that by now you have figured it out just why all of this has happened, I mean all these vehicles…Yes, we really have enjoyed all the Hondas.. But I think you have figured it out by now, that when you get into the car business, it’s almost like working at your favorite donut shop, and over time almost each & every flavor becomes inviting…                                And as Walter Cronkite used to say, That’s the rest of this part of my story…!

NOW JUST KEEP IN MIND, THAT I CAN HELP YOU FIND HONDA, HYUNDAI, KIA , DODGE, RAM, JEEP , CHRYSLER, OR TOYOTA OR WHAT EVER MODEL THAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR HERE IN THE PHOENIX VALLEY.   I HAVE CONTACTS W ITH THE MGT /FLEET DEPTS OF THE DEALERSHPS OF MOST OF THE MAKES AND MODELS… YOU CAN SAVE MONEY AND TIME USING MY  FREE-UP-FRONT-FLEET-PRICING -SAVING-PROGRAM…ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS , ” THE  TEST  DRIVE  & APPROVE THE VEHICLE  ”  I will do the negotiating on your behalf for the very best price, using all fleet & retail rebates, including the sales tax, license fees, and the dealer doc fees, equals the total cost out-the-door…  I will quote you the price via phone, text or email… THAT PRICE WILL BE THE PRICE AT THE DEALERSHIP, WHEN YOU GO FOR YOUR TEST DRIVE, AND APPROVE THE VEHICLE…                                                                    
IF  YOU  AVE ANY QUESTION, PLEASE GIVE ME A CALL ON MY GOOGLE NO: 602-935-5206, OR MY EMAIL:  Redwagoncars [at] gmail [dot] com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KEN’S INVITATION TO MY BLOG ! ! !

STAY TUNED, &  LET’S  KEEP  BlOGGING…! 

I  WANT 2  HEAR  FROM  YOU,   WITH  ANY  AND  ALL  QUESTIONS   ABOUT  CARS   &  TRUCKS  DON’T  BE    BASHFUL,   THIS  SITE  I  PROMISE  WON’T  BITE…!    IT  IS  USER  FRIENDLY … THERE IS  NO  WRONG  QUESTIONS…!  YOU  CAN  EVEN  SHARE  WITH  ME AND ALL  THE FOLKS  ON  HERE  ABOUT  YOUR  1ST  CAR/TRK  AND  HOW  EXCITED  THAT  YOU  WERE  TO  HAVE  AND  ENJOY  IT  &   ALL  THE  BELLS  AND  WHISTLES  THAT  IT  HAD AND  ANY  OTHER  INTERESTING  THING  ABOUT  IT  THAT  MADE  YOU  MAKE   THE  DECISION  TO  BUY  IT  IN  THE  1ST  PLACE…  Everybody  Is  Welcome  To  Share ..!

KEN NICHOLS   Remember  my  Google No Is:  602-935-5206,  You  Will Be  Asked  Your  First  Name,  And  Then   Depending   On   If  I  Have  My  Phone  And  I  Can  Answer  It Quickly  Before  You Hanged Up..   Other  Option IS:  Text  Me  Your  Name   And  Number &  Let Me Know That You  Are  Texting  Me FROM  My  Website: 602-670-7569…!