Subaru BRZ Travels from California to Kansas City

It’s no secret that car shopping is time consuming and can be overwhelming. These are only a couple reasons why we added the OneRequest Concierge service.   

The OneRequest Concierge professionals are all car shopping experts. They will search, locate, and negotiate for your next vehicle. You can sit back, relax, and bask in the glow of newfound free-time.

Troy Jaremus knew the exact car he wanted, but he was not interested in wasting his time searching the country for it. “I had a very specific trim level of a Subaru BRZ I was looking for. It had to be a ’17 or newer and it had to have a particular performance package,” said Troy. When he stumbled across OneRequest on social media, he submitted his Request, and the rest is history. 

Using powerful OneRequest search tools, Troy’s dedicated Concierge Professional canvassed the country to locate the exact Subaru BRZ that checked all of Troy’s boxes: a 2017 Subaru BRZ in Blue Pearl with the Limited trim and performance package. Troy said simply, “The Concierge found exactly what I was looking for.” 

Let’s be clear – this wasn’t an easy vehicle to find. Troy’s perfect match was in California, approximately 1700+ miles away from Troy’s home in Kansas City. Did the distance stop OneRequest from helping Troy get into the driver’s seat of his new ride? Heck no! 

Although the negotiation process was important to Troy, he preferred for his Concierge to handle it all. “I really personally did not want to haggle with the dealership.” 

Well, Troy, good thing negotiation is one of our Concierge department’s specialties! Troy’s Concierge negotiated the deal for him and organized transportation from the dealership in California directly to his home in Kansas City. 

Troy said, “Everything was great. The Concierge was able to negotiate a great rate for me.”

Since then, Troy has been whipping around town in his Subaru BRZ! If you see him around town in this rare little beauty, give him a OneRequest shoutout! 

Looking for a specific make and model but overwhelmed by the process? Want to car shop but hoping to avoid the work? OneRequest Concierge is for YOU! The Concierge team is ready to help you find your new car, handle all negotiations, and answer any questions you might have. Submit your Request at

7 Things to Do When Inspecting a Used Car

Let’s all set aside today’s crazy semi-conductor shortage inventory crunch for a moment and remind ourselves about the glory of buying a used car: it’s cheap! Of course, sometimes things cost less for a reason, so before you buy a used car, it’s important to inspect the vehicle to understand how it was driven in the past. As always, OneRequest is here to empower you the next time you go used car shopping. Here are seven things to do when inspecting a used car.

Review the Vehicle’s History

Review the vehicle’s history report to unearth information about prior accidents, title classification, previous owners, modifications, maintenance history, and recalls. These reports often show a targeted value based on the car’s history, which is a great way to verify you’re paying a fair price. This report should be provided by the dealership or seller so be sure to ask for a copy! If you can’t get one, it is a red flag!

Examine the Vehicle During the Day (in Sunlight if possible)

The best time to physically inspect a car is on a clear day. Especially with dark-colored vehicles, it is easy to hide imperfections in the evening.

Look for any signs of damage like dents, scratches, or paint mismatches. Double check that the windshield is intact and doesn’t have any chips or cracks. Check for any signs of rusting. Have someone sit inside the vehicle to help test hi-beams, lo-beams, fog lights, brake lights, emergency signals, and turn signals. These are crucial in any car and you want to make sure everything is working before you drive off the lot!

After that, look under the hood. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be a mechanic. Use common sense. Are any components clearly damaged or rusted? Check all fluid reservoirs (windshield washer fluid, coolant, brake fluid, power steering fluid, transmission fluid) and make sure each is filled.  Look underneath the car while it is running to check for leaks.

Check Tire Condition

Confirm that all tires, including the spare, are inflated to the recommended pressure.

If the vehicle looks uneven either from front to back or side to side, this could indicate an alignment issue which can lead to problems with the frame, steering, and suspension. This issue can also be indicated by uneven wear on the tires.

Tread is another clear indicator of a tire’s condition. Quick life hack: use a quarter to easily check the tire tread depth.  The legal limit for tread depth is 2/16 of an inch, which is somewhat miraculously also the distance between the top of Washington’s head and the edge of a quarter. Simply place a quarter upside down (Washington’s head is facing downward) between the tread. If Washington’s head is fully exposed, the tires need to be replaced.

Calculate the Annual Mileage

Most drivers put between 10,000 and 12,000 miles per year on their vehicles. To calculate the vehicle’s annual mileage, divide the total odometer mileage by the age of the car. Increased mileage means increased use, which impacts the “age” of parts. If the vehicle’s average annual mileage is high, inquire about how the vehicle was used by its previous driver(s).

Check the Interior

Look for stains, tears, and cracks in the upholstery. Don’t forget the floor mats! Brand new upholstery in an older vehicle can indicate previous damage. It’s normal for upholstery to experience some wear and tear but replacing it can be expensive and difficult to do on a piecemeal basis.

Test all electronics inside while the vehicle is parked and out driving. Test the radio, navigation systems, windshield wipers, windows and sunroof, seat mobility, A/C, heat and defrost. Although these features are easy to repair or replace, they would be an added cost to you. If one of these features is not functioning properly, ask how this is reflected in the price.

Test Drive

Taking a test drive is an effective way to determine if the car is right for you. When test driving, push the car to its limits. Go a variety of speeds on highways and side streets (within the limits of the law, of course). Test headlights, turn signals, and brake lights. Be sure to accelerate quickly, normally, and slowly to see how the car handles different driving habits. Test the brakes by braking both quickly and slowly. Keep your ears open for any unusual sounds and note what you are doing when you hear those sounds.

Consult a Professional

If you still feel weary about a used car, we understand. It’s a major purchase. You can always take the vehicle to a professional before purchasing for inspection. It might cost you a little bit of money, but peace of mind is priceless! You can also ask the seller or dealership for a mechanic’s assessment if they have already completed this process.

Choosing a vehicle can be stressful.  OneRequest Concierge can take the stress out of car shopping while you relax.

BUSTED! Are These Automotive Myths or Facts?

Sometimes it seems like the automotive industry is riddled with myths. Like other urban legends, these myths start with miscommunication, gain steam over time for one reason or another, and often become turbocharged by the technologically driven information age. OneRequest is here to BUST, and confirm, some notable automotive myths. Let’s get into it!

MYTH: All Model Ts were black

False! We’ve probably all heard Henry Ford’s famous quote, “Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants, so long as it is black.” This “myth” was true for a large period of the vehicle’s lifetime due to cost and durability. However, the first Model Ts were available in versions of blue, gray, green, and red. The first black Model T didn’t roll out of the factory until five years into production. From there, Henry Ford decided to take the monochromatic route and only produce black Model Ts. This trend ended right near the end of the Model Ts lifetime, when it was again available in Ford’s versions of maroon, brown and green. 

FACT: Cruise control was invented by a blind engineer.

True! His name was Ralph Teetor. During World War II, Ralph worked on a project to develop a mechanism that would allow drivers to maintain one speed during a commute without self-regulation to assist with war rations of gas. The “Speedostat” was first installed in Chrysler luxury vehicles in 1958. A few years later it was renamed to “cruise control,” and road trippers everywhere rejoiced! Thanks Ralph!

MYTH: Red cars get pulled over the most.

This myth isn’t totally bunk, but it is a myth nonetheless. According to a recent study, white cars are in fact the most likely to be pulled over, although this most likely correlates with white being the most popular vehicle color. Red vehicles are the second most likely to be pulled over. In the end, we here at  OneBlog recommend focusing on your driving behavior and speed and not relying on your vehicle color to avoid cops. After all, radar guns are color blind.

FACT: About 65% of Rolls-Royce cars ever built are still on the road.

This is not only true, but incredibly impressive. Rolls-Royce debuted its first vehicle in 1904 and has been available to drivers ever since. With about 65% of all Rolls-Royces still on the road, this shows an obvious testament to the brands dedication to durability and vehicle life span. 

MYTH: Electric vehicles are more likely to catch fire.

Nope! Electric cars are no more likely to catch fire than gasoline or hybrid vehicles. In an article from the Seattle Times, studies have shown that electric cars catch fire at the same rate as gasoline cars, if not less often. Electric vehicle fires can be harder to put out due to chemicals and extreme heat build-up in lithium-ion battery systems. 

MYTH: I’ll get more gas if I fill up in the morning.

Again, this one is a myth. You’ll get the same amount of gas no matter what time of day you decide to fill up. The rumored theory was that gasoline is denser in the cool temperatures of the morning, therefore you’d get more gas. We are not quite sure where this bizarre rumor started, or how it spread so rapidly, but it’s a myth. 

Now that we’ve busted some automotive myths, you’re prepared to start shopping for a new vehicle. Submit your Request and start searching for your next vehicle at

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Full Service Auto Concierge Saves the Day

In April of 2021, Scott McDonald found himself in a pickle. His 2015 Mazda, that he had been driving for the last two years, was totaled. This left one vehicle for him and his wife to share, so time was of the essence. Scott needed to add another vehicle to their garage as soon as possible and stay in budget.

Scott was looking for a vehicle that he could drive for years to come, since it would be his daily driver. He shared that he was looking for something extremely reliable. He recognized the benefits of buying new vehicles, but the idea that new vehicles depreciate almost immediately after driving off the lot was drilled into his mind. Throughout his own research, many questions popped into his mind about each vehicle listing’s history, reliability, and price. 

“They simply listened and let me know that they would begin their process of putting together options for me to consider. A day later I had an initial list,” said Scott.

That’s when Scott decided to try out OneRequest Concierge. Scott spoke highly of his initial interview where his Concierge asked him what he was looking for in a vehicle. “They simply listened and let me know that they would begin their process of putting together options for me to consider. A day later I had an initial list,” said Scott. The Concierge compiled a list with vehicles Scott had previously considered, as well as some new options. 

“I was just so impressed with the Concierge and his knowledge, putting me at ease, and taking the negotiation part out for me,” Scott said.

One of the presented vehicles, a 2013 Honda Accord EX-L, caught Scott’s attention. It was local, so Scott, his wife, and the OneRequest Concierge were able to meet to check it out. Scott shared that he was incredibly impressed with the Concierge’s guidance during the test drive and inspection. “I was just so impressed with the Concierge and his knowledge, putting me at ease, and taking the negotiation part out for me.” Scott left the test drive feeling good about the vehicle. 

Scott decided to add a 2013 Honda Accord EX-L in White Orchid Pearl to his garage.

His Concierge took it from there. Not only was Scott’s Concierge able to negotiate a better deal, but he also reviewed the paperwork and contract for Scott. This allowed Scott to sit back and relax, instead of stressing out over negotiations or second-guessing paperwork.  

BOOM! 24 hours later Scott was driving home in his awesome Honda Accord. Scott mentioned to us that he isn’t typically one to make quick decisions. This Honda Accord was different. Scott said, “There’s no buyers remorse. There’s no second guessing.”  Since driving home in his Honda Accord, he’s already taken a couple road trips and is continually impressed with the vehicle’s performance on the road. 

If you’re interested in using OneRequest Concierge, start your Request here. Scott is one of many happy customers across the country who have used OneRequest Concierge to locate their next vehicle. 

May 2021 New Cars on the Block

April showers, bring May… new releases! May 2021 was one for the books. Most notably, the highly anticipated Ford F-150 electric truck was finally revealed to the masses (and it is sweet). Multiple models also received significant upgrades or new trim levels. Let us know which one vaulted to the top of your “Most Wanted” list. 

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

The mighty 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning was easily the most anticipated reveal of May. As arguably the most recognized truck in the country, truck and electric vehicle fans have been waiting with bated breath ever since Ford announced it was going to produce an all-electric version. Within the first few days after the reveal, Ford received over 20,000 orders for this all-electric beauty. Like many electric vehicles, to charge the Lightning, all you need to do is plug it in. But here’s the best part.  If your home is properly equipped, the all-electric Ford truck can return the favor and provide electric power to your home in case of a power outage. No wonder, the reservation list is growing daily! 

2022 Nissan Pathfinder

2022 Nissan Pathfinder

The old-school Nissan Pathfinder has been around for years, but the 2022 version has some upgrades worth mentioning. It is larger than the previous model by 10.6 cubic feet. Who doesn’t love a little extra leg room? This is the first Pathfinder with room for up to 8 passengers, so you’ll never get lonely on your drives (or you can stick that annoying sibling in the 3rd row and drive in peace and quiet). 

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan

As the best-selling Volkswagen, the Tiguan is a compact SUV, blending performance and style. The 2022 Tiguan model features an 8-inch display screen and in-car Wi-Fi capabilities. The VW Tiguan will be available to drivers in eight (!) exterior colors to help you stand out on the road. When it comes to color options, we here at OneRequest definitely think more is better. Two of the eight are sultry new entries to the Volkswagen color palette: Onyx White and Kings Red Metallic. There are four available trim levels for the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan, but they all offer a taste of luxury and comfort. 

2022 Ford Explorer Timberline

2022 Ford Explorer Timberline

The Timberline is a new elevated trim level that will be available on the 2022 Ford Explorer. It’s built to “explore” (see what we did there?) the outdoors and handle a wide variety of off-road terrain. According to Ford, this is the most off-road capable Explorer ever made. The Timberline features increased ground clearance, steel skid plates, all-terrain tires, and new shocks, just to name a few. Ford clearly designed the Timberline with the adventurer in mind. What are your thoughts? 

2022 Genesis G70 Shooting Brake

2022 Genesis G70 Shooting Brake

Unfortunately, this bad boy is only available to drivers in Europe, which means you can’t yet request it on (our internal model schedules OneRequest international domination for 2023). But who cares—it’s a sweet car and that’s what we look at here, right? The 2022 Genesis G70 Shooting Brake is a transformation of the well-known Genesis G70 sedan. In case you aren’t familiar with the term “Shooting Brake,” it is a vehicle body style with European roots that is similar to a wagon style. (Your trivia team will thank you later.) 

2023 Subaru Solterra

2023 Subaru Solterra

We don’t have much on the 2023 Subaru Solterra. Only this sneak peek photo Subaru shared on social media. Holy solar flare! Did JJ Abrams take that picture? We will keep our eyes peeled for announcements on the Solterra in the future. This will be a vehicle to watch! 

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Top 5 Vehicles for Class of 2021 Graduates

Con-grad-ulations! Graduating is so exciting, and we think you college and high school grads deserve a vehicle to help you drive into the next stage of your life. Middle school, elementary, and preschool grads, don’t worry, the freedom of driving is just around the corner. 

For those driving-aged Class of 2021 graduates, we rounded up the top five new vehicles on the market for you. These vehicles won’t break the bank, but still provide top-notch safety and technology features. Let us know on social media which one is your favorite! 

Buick Encore

2021 Buick Encore

First, we have the 2021 Buick Encore. The Encore can seat up to five people with a cargo capacity of 48 cubic feet. This semi-spacious SUV has a starting MSRP of $24,600, so the price is right, and gets an estimated 25/30 miles per gallon, so you won’t waste all of your price savings on gas. Drivers can hit the road with peace of mind knowing the 2021 Encore has 10 standard airbags and numerous additional safety technologies, including blind spot alerts and rear cross traffic alerts. The 2021 Buick Encore made our list because of its dedication to driver safety and experience. Plus, look how cute it is!

Toyota Corolla Hybrid

2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid

The 2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid stands out for its fuel efficiency. This sexy hybrid boasts a mighty estimated 53/52 miles per gallon, which is perfect for recent graduates with an environmental bent (or for those who don’t want to waste their hard seltzer money on gas). The Corolla Hybrid has a starting MSRP of $23,600, which includes push button start, hybrid power mode and a 7-inch display screen. Not to mention, the Toyota Corolla is the most purchased vehicle in the world—the whole world can’t be wrong, right? 

Honda Insight

2021 Honda Insight

Next on the list is the 2021 Honda Insight. This hybrid sedan puts up some legitimate competition to the Toyota Corolla. The sleek and spacious Insight has a starting MSRP of $23,130 and an estimated 55/49 miles per gallon. Also, did we mention that it heated seats, remote start and a moonroof come standard? This little beauty is ideal for graduates located in areas with crummy winter weather: start your vehicle from inside and sprint to those cuddly seat warmers when you hop in. What makes it different from a Honda Accord? Who cares? It’s awesome.

Kia Forte

2021 Kia Forte GT Sport

Sometimes you just want something solid and inexpensive. If so, the 2021 Kia Forte is for you. The Kia Forte is the least expensive MSRP on our list, with a starting price of $17,890 and a decent estimated 27/37 miles per gallon. But don’t let that sticker price fool you. Graduates whipping around in a Kia Forte get, among other things, an 8-inch touch screen and auto headlight control. The touch screen can be equipped with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and/or Bluetooth hands-free connectivity. The Kia Forte also has built in safety features such as auto emergency braking and electronic stability control. 

Hyundai Tucson

2022 Hyundai Tucson

Looking for a high-tech SUV? Check out the 2022 Hyundai Tucson. This vehicle is the priciest on the list with a starting MSRP of $24,950, but before you skip it, consider the technology. It has an 8-inch touchscreen capable of wireless Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, LED headlights, and interior wireless device charging and rear occupant alerts. If you’re looking to treat yourself (you DID just graduate, so of course you are), higher trim levels include Remote Smart Parking Assist, push button start, heated seats and a panoramic sunroof. Doesn’t get much better than that! 

Are you a recent graduate ready to find your new vehicle? Submit your Request here

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Tips for Boosting Your Vehicle’s Trade-In Value

If you’re looking to buy a new car, you might also be considering trading in your current vehicle. The trade-in process can seem daunting, and as always OneRequest is here to help! Here are a few tips to facilitate the trade-in process and boost the trade-in value of your current vehicle. 

Getting Started – Trade-In 101

Typically, a trade-in means you exchange your current vehicle to cover at least a portion of the cost of a new vehicle. In other words, the value of your trade-in is subtracted from the price of the new vehicle. The higher the price you can get for your trade-in, the less cash you’ll have to come up with to pay for your new ride. 

Does Your Car Still Have a Loan?

Do you still owe loan payments on your current vehicle? It is not a problem if you do: many people trade in a car they are still paying off. The trade-in value of your car essentially becomes a credit towards repaying the remaining balance of your loan. Dealerships will typically repay the loan on your behalf as part of the closing process for the new vehicle (if you choose to sell your existing vehicle privately, you will need to handle the repayment step on your own). If your current vehicle is worth more than the remaining amount due on the loan, you have positive equity. If your car is worth less than the amount due, you have negative equity. Here are examples of both. 

Positive Equity. Your car is worth $10,000 and your car loan has a remaining balance of $4,000. That $6,000 difference will be applied towards the price of your new vehicle. 

Negative Equity. Your car is worth $10,000, but your car loan has a remaining balance of $11,000, which means you must come up with an additional $1,000 to repay your loan balance (dealerships will usually consider rolling this into a loan for your new car). Because your equity is “negative” there is no trade-in value to reduce the price of your new car. 

Quick Research Will Pay Off

Make sure to look up the current trade-in value of your vehicle. This will help you determine if you are dealing with positive or negative equity. Of course, if you have already paid off your current vehicle, the value of that vehicle will simply be subtracted from the price of your new vehicle. Understanding current trade-in value will also allow you to set expectations for offers from dealerships. A few quick searches will prepare you to negotiate the trade-in value. Common resources include Kelley Blue Book and Edmunds.

Curb Appeal

Let’s be honest. It won’t hurt to have your car clean. Yes, this includes the exterior and the interior. Although this doesn’t guarantee success, you increase your chances of getting the most for your trade-in. The last thing you want is a dealership to low-ball your trade-in due to a few exterior scratches or interior mess. Leave nothing to chance!

Sales Tax

This varies state to state, but don’t forget about sales tax. In most states, car buyers must pay sales tax on the difference between the trade-in value and the price of your new vehicle. So, if your trade-in value is $10,000 and your new vehicle’s price is $22,000, you’ll need to pay sales tax on the remaining $12,000. 

Because of this quirk, trading in your vehicle to a dealership could end up saving you money, even if you can find a higher price selling your car privately. The key here is to understand your state’s sales tax on vehicles. If you’re considering searching nationwide, we recommend checking out OneRequest Concierge to complete your search and negotiate your trade-in. Our Concierge team can handle everything for you, allowing you to six back and relax versus spending hours researching state sales tax. 

Final Thoughts

Don’t forget to review your contract. It doesn’t hurt to double check to make sure the agreed upon amount is accurate on the contract you’re signing. 

Be aware of the financial implications, both good and bad, of trading in your vehicle. It’s important to understand if your vehicle has positive or negative equity if you are still making loan payments. If you own the vehicle and no longer make car payments, maximize your chance at a higher trade-in value through a quick tune up and wash. 

Lastly, if you still feel slightly overwhelmed by the trade-in process, consider using OneRequest or OneRequest Concierge. You’ll be able to find your new car and lose the stress. 

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Best Vehicles for a Summer Road Trip

Summer is almost here, which means….ROAD TRIP! Since we know you’re curious, we put together a comprehensive list of the top vehicles for your summer 2021 road trip, as well as some locations best suited for each vehicle. Let us know where you’re exploring this summer. 

Kia Telluride

Kia Telluride

You know what sounds great? Driving a Kia Telluride… through Telluride, CO, especially if you prefer the mountains to the beach. This award-winning crossover features a roomy interior that can seat up to eight people. The Telluride also has USB charging ports in all three rows, so no one’s iPad will run out of battery. This is key to saving everyone’s sanity during a longer road trip. But this roomy looker also has some substance: drivers can kick it into AWD and tackle all that Colorado’s off-roads can throw at it. 

Subaru Outback

Subaru Outback

While Subaru has many great road trip options, we prefer the larger Outback, because with more room you can invite more people to join on your summer adventure. More is always better, right? The Outback comes with removable raised roof rails so drivers can travel with bikes, kayaks, and other cargo attached to the roof (unfortunately, although perhaps tempting, we cannot advise attaching your annoying siblings to the roof rails). Whether driving through your favorite National Park or visiting a bustling metro area and wanting to look like you’re the kind of person who visits a National Park, the Subaru Outback is a great option for outdoor-loving singles, couples, or families. 

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

Looking for an off-road adventure? Drive a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, which is the master of all terrains. Jeep’s 4×4 technology allows drivers to safely and securely drive on and over multiple surfaces, such as rocks, mud, sand, trails. You name it! Bonus points if you take the doors off, blast your favorite tunes, and drive down the coast of California. What tunes would you rock on your jeep adventure? Let us know. 

Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius

You may be thinking, “What is this doing on the list?” Well, this IS an article about road trips…and if you are concerned about gas mileage and fueling up every 2-4 hours, the Toyota Prius is your jam. The newest model gets an astonishing 54/50 miles per gallon. Packing a whole family in a Prius sounds like a bit of a nightmare, but hey, to each their own! We can only in good faith recommend this fuel-efficient vehicle to a single or couple. If you’re a light packer with a long journey ahead, this is a great option for you. 

Ford F-150 Raptor

Ford F-150

Talk about an off-road monster. The Ford F-150 Raptor was recently redesigned to include five-link rear suspension and heavy duty 37-inch tires to handle tough terrain, such as a desert or rocky trail. The Raptor’s interior technology comes with unique features such as a shareable digital trail maps, plus remote truck tracking and light control through the FordPass mobile app. If you’re looking to overpack and take on the desert, consider driving this beast through the southwest states of Arizona and New Mexico. Just be on the lookout for scorpions!

Mercedes G-Class

Mercedes G-Class

There’s nothing wrong with a little bit of luxury. If you’re looking to hit the road this summer in a notorious ride, consider the Mercedes G-Class, commonly known as the G-Wagon. The interior is just as luxe as the exterior, with a panoramic cockpit and customizable LED lighting. A G-wagon would pair perfectly with a drive through the northeast, whether that includes taking a pit stop in Cape Cod or simply driving up and down the east coast so people can see how good you look. 

It’s More Than a Car

Have you ever searched for a car online, only to end up overwhelmed and wishing someone else would do it for you? That’s how Steven Motton felt. He spent months searching for a very specific BMW and wasn’t having any luck. After stumbling across OneRequest online, he decided to give OneRequest Concierge a try. 

Steven liked the idea of someone else searching and negotiating on his behalf, especially since he works hours outside of a typical 9-5. When he was researching on his own, his work hours limited productive communication with dealerships, creating a major pain point. With OneRequest, Steven simply submitted his BMW Request, and had a short conversation with his personal Concierge to put the wheels in motion.  “OneRequest made it easier for me,” said Steven. He worked, while his Concierge car shopped on his behalf. 

Steven’s Concierge completed a nationwide search and presented him with options.  After Steven selected a sweet 2015 BMW 5 Series, his Concierge negotiated and organized transportation for the vehicle. Steven has had his new ride for a few weeks now. He couldn’t be happier. “I’m lost for words on how beautiful of a vehicle [the Concierge] found for me. I didn’t expect it to be that high quality. It’s an absolutely beautiful vehicle.”

Steven said the Concierge did a great job of keeping him involved and communicating any updates.  He was grateful that his Concierge worked around his schedule, instead of the other way around. 

Steven shared that he developed an excellent rapport with his Concierge, which only improved his car shopping experience. He felt comfortable asking questions, openly communicating, and discussing next steps as the process moved along. “I feel like I’ve got a friend,” Steven said. Throughout the car shopping process with OneRequest Concierge, your personal Concierge is there to help YOU. Whether that be sorting through matches to find the best vehicle or simply answering your questions. Our Concierge professionals will do whatever it takes to earn your trust.

Enlisting the help of OneRequest Concierge allowed Steven to go to work without worrying about searching for a vehicle or missing an important message from a dealer. “OneRequest Concierge for sure helped me in my car shopping process.” Steven shared that the electronic paperwork and one-on-one review with his Concierge didn’t take more than 30 minutes of his time, resulting in massive time savings. 

Steven is thrilled with his new BMW. “OneRequest Concierge did what it said it was going to do: find me a vehicle. I’m happy.” 

Are you looking for a solution to your car shopping struggles? Our Concierge team will work with your schedule to help you find your next car. Don’t hesitate to submit a Request with OneRequest Concierge

April 2021 New Cars on the Block

The automotive industry has figured one thing out: when the weather is nice, people like to buy cars. With this month’s onslaught of new vehicle announcements and releases, we can all get excited that summer is right around the corner. Once again, the electric and hybrid vehicle trend looms large, as multiple brands are adding to their repertoire. There are also some exciting luxury releases and our first convertible in this series

Let’s run through the April 2021 New Cars on the Block. 

2022 Honda Civic

2022 Honda Civic

We’ve all heard of the Honda Civic. Tried. True. Reliable. However, the upgrades on the 2022 Honda Civic are noteworthy. Honda reduced the space needed to provide modern-day automotive technology, which increases the space available for the driver and passengers. There’s nothing better than extra leg room! The 2022 Honda Civic will be available starting this summer. Do you think the 2022 Honda Civic has upgraded enough to distance itself from previous generations?  

Polestar 2

Polestar 2

Upstart EV manufacturer Polestar recently announced not one, but two, new versions of the Polestar 2 EV: the single motor Polestar 2 and the dual motor Polestar 2. Both feature a longer range than prior versions (up to 260 miles), and owners can add a heat pump which further increasesrange by up to 10%. Polestar made it clear that two new versions provide drivers with more choices to fit their needs and a more accessible base price. These new versions will arrive in the United States at the end of 2021, so if this EV is on your wish list, it could make a great holiday gift… to yourself. Can Polestar challenge Tesla for EV supremacy in the US?

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz

“THIS IS NOT A TRUCK.” (is Hyundai yelling at us?) Either way, we stipulate that the all-new 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz is NOT a truck, and we agree we will call it a Sports Adventure vehicle, which is apparently an SUV with a truck bed. But it kind of looks like a truck? At any rate, we think the Santa Cruz is pretty sweet. The non-truck, uh, truck bed has ultra-functionality, allowing drivers complete flexibility in how they utilize all their extra space. Hyundai has created a new category of vehicle. We look forward to seeing the Hyundai Santa Cruz’s performance in the automotive space. 

Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible

Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible

There are two kinds of people in the world. People who want a luxury convertible in their garage…and liars! For the former, the Bentley Continental GT Speed convertible is available to order and ready to hit the road.  The luxury convertible features advanced brake and steering technology, such as carbon ceramic brakes for extra stopping power and all-wheel steering. Looking for speed? Think about driving a max speed of 208 mph with the top down (we DO advise following all relevant traffic laws, by the way). Well, Bentley doesn’t call this convertible the Continental GT Speed for no reason! Drivers are offered a variety of customization options, such as seven different roof colors to pick from, for the off chance you get stuck in inclement weather and can’t outrace it. This vehicle is the epitome of luxury and would look great on the road this summer. 

2022 Cadillac LYRIQ

2022 Cadillac LYRIQ

What is that? Ah yes, another EV. The electric vehicles cannot be stopped! Cadillac announced the debut of the 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ this month to mark the brand’s dedication to an electric future. This electric SUV will not be available for purchase until the first half of 2022. The LYRIQ will have 300+ miles of range when fully charged and an estimated 340 horsepower. The wide, low-set body shape brings a sense of luxury and modern design. Would you consider requesting an electric Cadillac? 

2022 Lexus ES

2022 Lexus ES

The 2022 Lexus ES is refreshed and better than ever. Curious about updates? Drivers now have more color and style options, as well as safety technology enhancements. With the refreshed Lexus ES, there is a new F SPORT model, as well as a new ES 300h F SPORT trim level. Lexus prides itself on providing driver-centric cockpits, and the Lexus ES is no exception. What are your thoughts on this fresh sedan?