January 2022 New Cars on the Block

2022 is off to a blistering start, not unlike Le Mans in the 1950s!  Let us get right into January’s new releases! 

2023 Cadillac Escalade-V 

Joining Cadillac’s V performance lineup next is the Escalade-V.  Featuring a variant of the CT5-V Blackwing’s 6.2L supercharged V8, itself a derivative of the Corvette C7 Z06’s heart, the Escalade-V will come standard with well over 600 horsepower, aerodynamic upgrades, and beefier suspension and brakes.  Over 40,000 Escalades were sold in the 2021 model year and Cadillac hopes the V will find a fair number of converts and also a few that love their standard ‘Slades but are looking for just a bit more muscle. 

2022 Ford Bronco Raptor 

The automobile world has known this was coming.  Specs were teased and predicted, but the more capable version of an already capable vehicle was as good as fact.  Well, the dino-horse has landed and brought with it a 3.0L twin-turbo V6 with 400 horsepower and F150 Raptor suspension bits.  Whereas the F150 Raptor was almost exclusively designed with high-speed desert running in mind, the Bronco has been developed with rock crawling capabilities in mind.  37″ tires are standard, as is a base price just below $70k. 

Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition 

The Platinum Edition returns to the Cayenne lineup for 2022.  Per usual on previous Platinums, the exterior upgrades are subtle but noticeable, including a special finish for air intakes, wheels, and badging.  The interior is similar, with the occupants welcomed by special door sills and interior trim.  We are huge fans. 

BMW M760i “The Last V12” 

In a limited run of 12 units, BMW is sending their V12 off into retirement forever.  “The Last V12” version of the 7-series will be completely bespoke and built to spec by the lucky 12 hand-picked customers by BMW, based on the number of V12 7-Series models owned in the past.  They are lucky, indeed. 

In Other News… 

The Corvette is celebrating 70 years by introducing a new trim package for the 2023 model year.  White Pearl Metallic Tri-Coat and Carbon Flash Metallic are the two color options and each will have special details and badging throughout.  Stripes are optional and we expect these, like most anniversary Corvettes, to be instant collectibles. 

The Challenger has been on sale since 2008 and outsold both the Mustang and Camaro in 2021.  The Stellantis group (still called Mopar when this car hit the scene 13 years ago) has made sure the Dodge brand goes against the grain, shoving their largest, most powerful engines into most of their lineup and reaping the benefits of sales despite the global chip shortage of the last year.  We recognize the future is electric but cannot hate Dodge for sending out internal combustion in a cloud of smoke. 

The IIHS will issue Good/Acceptable/Marginal/Poor ratings for partially automated driving cars. The result of multiple fatalities behind the wheel of automated cars, these new safety ratings are intended to remind drivers to be attentive behind the wheel. 

Who says your mail delivery driver can’t have a bit of fun too?!?  The current Grumman delivery vehicles, the newest of which was built in 1994, will begin to be replaced by these Next Generation Delivery Vehicles (NGDV) from Oshkosh Defense in the year 2023. Keep an eye out for the new vehicle in your neighborhood and a smile behind the wheel of the driver because they will now have air conditioning and airbags!  They will also have heat, birds-eye cameras, collision avoidance, and emergency braking.  Internal combustion, as well as full electric variants, will be produced.  We at OneRequest can hardly wait to see these delivering our favorite automobile periodicals! 

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The Monroney Sticker 

It is hard to imagine an era where automobile prices were crazier than they are in the first month of 2022, but there was a time!  Before the window sticker, there was no regulation of automobile pricing, with dealers marking up with what they thought was a “fair price” at the expense of the consumer.  And with no internet to do research, word of mouth was really the only way to price shop and determine what a good deal was, or even what was included! 

Senator Monroney

That all ended with the Automobile Information Disclosure Act of 1958.  Oklahoma Senator Almer Stillwell Monroney, known as “Mike,” decided to use his position of power to pass legislation to bring transparency to the industry’s sales process.  Newly mandated on the stickers were make, model, serial (VIN from 1981), final assembly location, designated selling dealer, standard and optional equipment and their prices, and total Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) including destination charge. 

The EPA helped introduce fuel economy figures to window stickers in the mid-1970s, but the biggest revision came in 2007 when the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) prompted a few additions.  Starting in September of 2007, crash test ratings were listed on Monroney Labels for the first time.  They include Rollover, Side Crash (both driver and passenger scores), Frontal Crash (both driver and passenger scores), and an Overall Vehicle Score, with ratings on a 1-5 star scale and based on results from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).  The increase in plug-in hybrid vehicles was enough for the EPA to create an equivalent of “MPG” for hybrid and electric vehicles.  Miles Per Gallon of gasoline Equivalent (“MPGe”) was the result of a focus group that decided Kilowatt Hours were an unfamiliar metric for most Americans.  One MPGe = the kW-h of electricity, cubic feet of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), or kilograms of hydrogen equivalent to one gallon of gasoline.  The very first cars to show MPGe on their window stickers were the all-electric Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt in November of 2010. 

May 2011 saw the next and latest big revision to automobile window stickers.  A joint effort between the NHTSA and EPA, the mandatory-for-2013 updated label was voluntarily adopted by many automakers in 2012 and includes fuel economy/greenhouse and smog ratings on a scale of 1-10, five-year fuel costs, and comparison to the average new vehicle, driving range for electric cars or hybrids in full-electric mode, and a QR code that further allows the owner of the smartphone to learn about local fuel costs and calculate the fuel requirements of their daily route. 

The Monroney sticker is currently required by law to be affixed to either the windshield or side window and is only able to be removed by the consumer during the initial sale, otherwise punishable up to $1000 per car.  Vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) over 8500 pounds are exempt from the rule but it is not uncommon to see 350/3500 heavy-duty pickups with their stickers.  Used vehicles are not required to display their original window stickers but are mandated to have a Buyer’s Guide affixed in the same place and exclusion is also punishable via fine.  Monroney Labels kept with their associated vehicle are often a suggestion of a loving first owner, and in the collector car market are certain to add just a bit more value, authenticity, and collectability. 

The next time you go to buy a new car, you have Senator Monroney from Oklahoma to thank.  With the purest intent of transparent information, he changed the automobile buying process forever! 

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OneRequest Concierge Does the Car Shopping for You

Jamie drives around 25K miles a year for his job as a medical device rep. His existing car was getting old, and the mileage was creeping up. Jamie’s eldest son was also going to need a car soon.

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Jamie was driving his new Subaru just two days after his concierge located the car.  “My concierge did an outstanding job. It was a really good experience buying the car.”

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The Biggest Releases of 2021

2021 was a year full of exciting new releases and updates to existing models.  There were a number of models that we consider more than just new, and significant enough to be featured as the entries you should be aware of as we start 2022.

#1 – The Ford Bronco

Following its debut and initial reservations list in mid-2020, the Bronco finally dropped in 2021 and was immediately the most coveted new car.  Collectors and enthusiasts alike were spending $50K+ over sticker price on First Edition models, and even more basic trimmed examples were (and still are) commanding premiums.  With its six different trim levels, 2/4 door configurations, optional manual transmission, numerous options and hundreds of accessories to individualize, it isn’t hard to see why this vehicle was 2021’s rock star.

#2 Audi e-tron GT

Sure, the architecture-sharing Taycan beat its Audi stablemate to market by a year, but the e-tron GT hit the ground running with standard Quattro and a compelling design.  It makes the list because unlike the Taycan, it can be purchased immediately and at sticker price in the current market.  With 238 miles of range and 5-80% charging times of around 22 minutes, this (barely) sub-$100,000 entry shows the future of premium electric vehicles.

#3 – Genesis GV80

Hyundai’s luxury Genesis brand has been making noise in its respective price categories for half a decade.  They have taken all the right steps: hiring top design and engineering talent from competitors, listening to feedback, and offering a ton of value.  The GV80 arrived in 2021 with handsome styling and a base price of under $50,000.  Safe to say we are not surprised it was met with renowned acclaim and has been one of the most popular vehicles of the year.  We are excited to see what else Genesis has up their sleeves!

#4 – Ford Maverick

As trucks have gotten bigger and more capable, they have left a gap in the entry-level size market.  Not anymore.  The Maverick debuted in 2021 with unibody architecture, standard hybrid powerplant with 40+ mpg capability, and a base price under $20k.  Practical is the name of the game…especially for those needing utility but not wanting to drive a behemoth down the road.  The price point is attractive enough for budget shoppers to open their considerations to mini pickup life as well.

#5 – Polestar 2

To round out our list, we think it’s appropriate to include Volvo’s electric offshoot.  The Polestar brand combines the best of crisp Scandinavian design with attractive pricing and 100% electric sustainability.  With prices under $40,000 after federal tax credits, the Polestar 2 is a noteworthy addition to the growing list of more traditionally styled electric sedans.

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December New Cars On The Block 

Concluding 2021 with a few new options! 

2022 Audi TT RS Heritage Edition 

Audi will bid farewell to the hottest version of their sporting TT after the 2022 model year.  To celebrate, they are offering 10 cars in each of five different unique Ur-Quattro throwback color combinations.  They are Alpine White/Ocean Blue Leather with Diamond Silver stitching, Tizian Red/Havanna Brown Leather with Jet Gray stitching, Stone Gray/Crimson Red leather with Jet Gray stitching, Malachite Green/Cognac leather with Black stitching, and Helios Blue/Diamond Silver leather with Ocean Blue stitching.  The amazingly raucous 5-cylinder will continue on in the RS3 and we recommend anybody who hasn’t already to experience it! 

2022 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 

Is this finally the bowtie’s answer to the Raptor and TRX?  It appears so, and will feature 33” tires, a 6.2L V8, 11.2 inches of ground clearance, and more aggressive fascias.  DSSV shock absorbers and an electronic locking front differential round out the $66,795 package. 

Ferrari Daytona SP3 

The successor to the popular SP1 and SP2 Monza cars, the latest in Ferrari’s Icona series will showcase a 9500rpm 6.5L V12 with no hybridization.  Ferrari is scheduled to build 599 units at a base price of $2.25m, and they are all pre-sold. 

2022 Hyundai Tucson XRT 

It seems like we have 12 of these in every “New Cars On The Block” episode and December is no exception!   Adding a little off-road flare to the updated Tucson, the XRT will add aggressive body cladding, black side mirrors, and special 19” wheels.  Oh, and a tow hitch!  Pricing will start at $32,625 for the FWD model and $34,125 for the AWD variant. 

In Other News… 

The most requested vehicles on our website for 2021, as referenced in our last blog post, were: 

  1. Ford F150 
  1. Ford Mustang 
  1. Chevrolet Colorado 
  1. Ford Escape 
  1. Tesla Model 3 

Domestics took the top five spaces for 2021…we will see if the trend continues for 2022! 

The team at Lotus built their final Elise, Exige, and Evora.  These incredibly satisfying drivers’ cars will be replaced by a new generation, but the purists will hold this trio in high regards for years to come. 

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The Most OneRequested Vehicles of 2021!

What a year 2021 was! Between the chip shortage and lack of inventory, the car market was as crazy as any year on record. But the industry marched forward and the search for cars continued! Let’s recap on the most popular vehicle searches of the year!

Here are the top 5 OneRequested vehicles of 2021:

#1 – Ford F150

It should come as no surprise that the F150 sits at the top. As the best-selling truck for 45 years straight, the F150 is also the new sales king of the automobile world. The 14th (fourteenth!!!!) generation F150 was hot off the press for model year 2021 and debuted a number of class leading features like trailer scales, powertrain options like the PowerBoost hybrid, and new trim levels like the just-announced Tremor. We don’t see its reign ending any time soon!

#2 – Ford Mustang

Featuring a number of engine and transmission combinations, retro-modern styling cues, and a thousand different paint and trim individualization options, the Mustang is still in high demand today! It’s a rolling slice of Americana in the 21st century.

#3 – Chevrolet Colorado

There’s a revolution happening right now in the truck world as most of the committed brands are offering mid-size versions of their popular half-ton pickups. Navigating tighter city streets and sipping less fuel are among the pros, and Chevrolet even offers a cool diesel option in their Colorado. We are big fans!

#4 – Ford Escape

In the extensive lineup of Ford SUVs and crossovers, the Escape proved to be the most popular in our search results this year. Featuring gas/hybrid/plug-in drivetrains and a handsome exterior, the Escape also gifted us the underpinning of the equally popular Bronco Sport model.

#5 – Tesla Model 3

The Tesla Model 3 continues to garner attention and rounds out our top five! Featuring their AutoPilot technology and several different power levels, the Tesla brand has a decade lead in mass-producing EVs for public use. With their innovation and ability to recreate the rules, we always look forward to their new debuts and technologies.

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Ready to go Electric? A Guide to EV Charging Solutions

Electric vehicles (EVs)are becoming more and more popular. They’re great for the environment, but they also have a lot of benefits that regular cars don’t offer. However, the art of charging an EV can seem like a tricky process. If you are interested in buying an EV, or if you already own one and are looking to supplement your current charging solution for one more efficient or quicker, today’s blog post is for you!

To start with the obvious, an EV will need to be plugged in wherever the user wants or needs to charge.  With so many different kinds of charging stations out there, it can be hard to know what to expect from them. This guide will help you understand all about the charging options so you’ll have a much easier time with EV ownership. 

So how do you charge your EV at home?  And what are the levels of charging if I am not at home? 

Level 1 – Standard 110 Volt wall outlet charging.  3-5 miles of range per hour.  This is the slowest type of EV charging. The ideal candidates for this minimal level of charging are those that drive less than the 31-mile daily American average and are able to leave the car plugged in overnight. 

Level 2 – 208-240 Volt specialty charging.  12-80 miles of range per hour.  The ideal candidates for this intermediate level of charging are those who find themselves driving more than 31 miles per day or have schedules that do not allow for consistent 8-12 hour overnight charging with 110V chargers.  Many people buying EVs choose to retrofit these faster-charging systems into their homes, either by necessity or just peace of mind that their EVs will be charged and ready to go in the morning.  They are fully programmable and allow users additional freedom to take extra trips.  Additionally, the cost to upgrade can be completed for under $1000, and 30% (up to $1000) of install cost is covered by a federal tax rebate. 

It goes without saying, but we at OneRequest encourage you to consult both your current state incentives and your trusted electrician. 

Level 3 – 400-900 Volt DC Fast Charging. 3-20 miles of range per minute.  These charging solutions are usually found in public locations, especially along major interstate routes, and are as close to a traditional gasoline experience as we have today.  With the newest EVs able to accept faster charges, it is possible to gain a full range charge in as little as 30 minutes.  These applications cost too much to feasibly install at home (as of the time of writing), but as with many things, competition will likely bring the cost down drastically in the near future. 

Do all cars use the same charger? 

Most cars use the same charger, known as the J1772.  Tesla has a proprietary network of Level 3 Supercharging stations, but adapters exist to allow Level 3 charging at more common stations as well.  In layman’s terms, Teslas can be outfitted to charge anywhere, but other makes and models will charge only at more standard charging stations. 

The second most common charger for EVs is CCS which was introduced to allow AC/DC fast charging on J1772 charging connections. EV manufacturers all over the world use this type of charger including the BMW i3, Kia e-Niro, VW e-Golf, and Jaguar I-Pace.

The CHAdeMO standard charger is almost as common as CCS, with many stations having both CHAdeMO and CCS.  All CHAdeMO compatible vehicles come from Japanese manufacturers, with the most common being the Nissan LEAF.


It’s an exciting new world in EVs and hopefully, you now have a better idea of how to maximize the efficiency of your charge! 

Holiday Gift List

With the holidays quickly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about the perfect gift.  If you know someone who spends a lot of time in their car, we’ve put together some suggestions that could make their time behind the wheel safer, more comfortable, or simply more enjoyable.

Here’s our round-up of car-related gifts:

Gift ideas for the commuter

For those who spend a lot of time in their car for their daily commute, or driving long distances for their jobs:

🎁 Mobile office – Working from the road can be tough.  Improve the productivity and comfort of their mobile workplace with a car desk.  It makes for a great place to send a few emails, organize files, or even eat lunch!

🎁 Clothes hangar – Keep their jackets and shirts wrinkle-free with an expandable bar that attaches to the overhead handles or garment hooks on the back seat. 

🎁 Diffuser – Freshen up the air and lift their mood while they drive with this on-the-go, relaxing aromatherapy experience, designed to fit in car cup holders.

Gift ideas for the Mom-wagon

Moms spend a lot of time in their car shuttling kids back and forth.  And with kids come snacks, drinks, toys, books, sports gear, devices, chargers.  Help Mom keep the car tidy with these in-car organizers:

🎁 Car organizer – Easily installed and removed when not needed, a back-seat organizer helps keep everything from tissues, bottles, phones, drinks, and food securely organized.

🎁 Trunk organizer – A collapsible bin helps sort everything from groceries to sports equipment to beach gear, keeping everything in its place.

🎁 Car tray – This tray easily attaches to the steering wheel providing the perfect surface to type on a laptop, enjoy lunch, or write notes, while waiting in the school pick-up line, or watching sports practices.

Gift ideas for the pet lover

Car trips are not the same without our furry friends.  These suggestions make traveling with our pup that much easier:

🎁 Seat protector – Pet lovers can bring their muddy, hairy, slobbery pup along with them without worrying about dirty seats or a scratched interior. 

🎁 Dog ramp – For our older furry friends or ones with mobility issues, a ramp will make getting in and out of the car that much easier.

🎁 Dog car seat – Dog booster seats and car seat carriers will keep their pup safe and secure on their next ride in the car.

Gift ideas for the neatnik

The car-detailing enthusiast will enjoy spending time making their car look like new with these:

🎁 Detailing kit – Help them keep their ride clean with a detailing kit that includes items such as car wash, wax, microfiber towels, glass cleaner, and tire shine. 

🎁 Portable Vacuum – A small portable vacuum to keep in the car will suck up dog hair, crumbs, dust, and any drive-thru disaster in an instant.

🎁 Carwash membership – A monthly subscription will keep their car shining all the time.

Car décor gifts

For the car-owner who likes to personalize their ride:

🎁 Headlight Eyelashes – Add some extra personality to the exterior of their car with these cute headlight eyelashes.

🎁 Bedazzled Accessories – A rhinestone steering wheel cover or rear-view mirror will bring a lot of joy to those who love to sparkle! 

🎁 Ambient Light Kit – Switch up the interior ambiance and make their ride more enjoyable!  Interior light kits will illuminate their car under the dashboard, seats, or footwells in multi-color or single-color options.  

Car safety gifts

You want to keep your loved ones safe on the road, especially teens and new drivers.  These gifts are must-haves for their car:

🎁 Roadside emergency kit – In case of a minor accident or mechanical failure, a kit that includes jumper cables, tire repair, flashlight, and first aid supplies will come in handy until help arrives.

🎁 Heated Ice Scraper – Get that stubborn ice and snow melted quickly with a heated ice scraper that plugs into the car’s cigarette lighter.

🎁 Car escape tool – While wishing they never have to use one, kitting out their car with a safety hammer will mean they can smash the window with its hard tip, or cut the seatbelt with its razor-sharp blade, in an emergency situation.

Do any of these car-related gifts fit the bill? Perhaps a new car is something they need instead?  If so, give OneRequest a try – with over 3 million cars listed on our website, they are sure to find a car that suits their budget. 

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November 2021 New Cars on the Block (Part 2)

The automotive industry is continually adapting and evolving, and sometimes it feels as if there is a new vehicle announcement every day.  November has been particularly full of new car releases, and today we bring you our second installment of New Cars on the Block!

Nissan Ariya

Nissan’s first electric crossover is a markedly different animal than the current Leaf subcompact.  Going upscale is hard, but the $47,125 Nissan appears, at least initially, to pack a heavy punch.  Boasting 300-mile range, reservations for the Ariya are open now with first deliveries anticipated in Fall 2022. 

Porsche Cayman GT4 RS 

Porsche’s mid-engine top dog is here!  Featuring 911 GT3 power and further track focusing, this 493 horsepower weapon should be one of the brand’s most coveted cars.  Get in line now!  

Porsche Taycan GTS Sedan / Sport Turismo 

In a world where Porsche systematically releases their various trim levels of new models, the GTS variants of the new Taycan EV are right on time.  The GTS cars have always been the purest in essence, never the fastest.  How this translates to EV performance is to be determined, but bigger brakes and torque vectoring likely won’t hurt the equation.

Genesis G90

In what seems to be a constant pursuit for excellence, the G90 is getting updated again.  And just look at it!  With flowing lines and more than a little bit of road presence, the G90 is doing what Lexus did in the early 90s with the LS and has put a competent luxury sedan on the market.  We are very excited to see these when they start hitting dealerships next year! 

Kia Concept EV9 
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It is difficult to post just one photo of the exceptionally sharp Kia EV9.  Touted as having a similar dimension and stature to the existing class-leading Telluride, the EV9 promises 300-mile range capability and a posh interior.  Although a concept vehicle right now, all the indications point to it being added to Kia’s EV lineup. 

BMW Concept XM
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BMW has announced its first dedicated M platform car since the M1, and it isn’t a car!  The XM concept, set to go on sale next year, combines twin-turbo V8 and plug-in hybrid capability to yield 750 horsepower.  It also features a very interesting velvet rear bench seat, with more to come on that later… 

In Other News….

The Toyota Camry lineup has been expanded to include the Nightshade Hybrid.  Previously only available in non-hybrid models, the Nightshade embellishes the window trim, badging, door handles, mirror caps, and shark fin antenna in black, with the addition of 18-inch black alloys. More Camry derivatives always find buyers so it comes as no surprise that Toyota will mix and match features, styling, and powertrains to find their perfect buyer. 

To celebrate 50 years, BMW is bringing back their classic M badge for some models with the M Sport package and 50 of their most famous ///M paint finishes including Daytona Violet and Macao Blue.  We are uber excited for this throwback! 

Porsche is expanding their popular and lucrative Paint-to-Sample program to include 160+ different colors.  Allowing buyers the opportunity to create visionary one-offs, and the brand to create buzz, this is a win:win for both. 

Inspired by these upcoming releases to get yourself a new car by the end of 2021? OneRequest is car shopping made easy. It’s quick, easy, and 100% customizable.
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The Experts at OneRequest Concierge Find the Impossible!

Tim had spent countless hours searching online for the car he coveted: an Audi e-tron GT.

Being a new, high-performance electric vehicle, inventory was in high demand and not readily available. Tim had no luck finding a dealership with the Audi e-tron and began considering delaying his search until 2022…until a friend told him about OneRequest Concierge.

As a busy professional, Tim was excited to learn about the service provided by OneRequest Concierge – someone doing the work for him, saving his time and the hassle of negotiating the price of the new vehicle and his trade-in.

Tim said the Concierge experience exceeded his expectations. After completing his Concierge request on the website, he was promptly called by his personal concierge who explained what he would be able to do to find the car and the challenges they might encounter trying to locate such a unique and highly desirable vehicle. Tim found his concierge to be professional, passionate, and an expert in the car business.

Throughout the search process, Tim’s concierge provided concise communication and information to help Tim with his car buying decision. Tim commented on how much he valued the clear and easy to understand worksheet he was provided that set out all the options, different price points, and trade-in value.

Despite the limited inventory, OneRequest Concierge was able to locate Tim the exact Audi e-tron and trim in about a week and a half. Their expertise and knowledge enabled them to track down an Audi e-tron that was in the process of being traded from a dealer in Wisconsin to another in Omaha, before it came available for sale to the public.

Tim is sure he would not have found the car without OneRequest Concierge: “I don’t believe I would ever have gotten the car he found me on my own”.

Tim estimated that his involvement in the car buying process was just short of 2 hours, not including the trip to the dealership to pay and pick up the car. That compares with the industry average of 14 hours to find and buy a car!

Tim considers ‘peace of mind’ the most important benefit of the Concierge service. He expected the service to save him time, but the value to Tim was the expertise of his Concierge. His concierge was a true professional consultant, working on his behalf, walking him through every step of the process, and being very transparent about pricing. Tim says the Concierge fee is more than worth it for “the peace of mind that I got the best deal, the time saving, and the ease of the [buying] process by having an advisor by my side. The OneRequest Concierge service is a different level of experience.”

Tired of browsing tons of car listings, and not finding what you want? OneRequest Concierge is for YOU! The Concierge team is ready to help you find your new car, handle all negotiations, and make the car shopping experience as stress-free as possible!  

Submit your Concierge Request at www.onerequest.com/concierge.