Looking for a new car? Go to Malcolm !
November 6, 2018
My wife, Donna, and I are in the new car market about every, oh, 15 years. Last fall we knew our current car was approaching its 15 birthday and it was time to find her replacement. Frankly, we had not decided on which brand - or size - vehicle we wanted (or would likely need) for the next 15 years, so our first voyage was more fact finding than anything.
To be fair, we visited Malcolm Cunningham Hyundai in Lilburn, Georgia because it's close to our house and, not being a car person myself, I had not heard or read any horror stories about Hyundai vehicles.
We were greeted by Maxx Nixdorf. Maxx spent the next (invited) hour with us answering all the questions we had as he offered advice on which vehicles we should look at based on our needs and conversation. We went for a test ride - and that's when the proverbial wheels fell off for us.
Donna was taken ill and when I returned the test vehicle, I explained that I was not going to move forward until D was feeling better. Maxx wished us well and that was that. Pressure? What pressure - he was concerned for my wife - not in selling a vehicle.
Unbeknown to Maxx, as we dealt with Donna's illness, I told her that once she was back on her feet - Maxx and Malcolm Cunningham was the man - and the dealership - from which we were going to purchase our vehicle.
Six months later Donna and I returned to Cunningham and Maxx and ffound that not only had Maxx gotten a promotion, the man he recommended to assist us - Juan Thompson - had been Maxxs' mentor.
Bottom line is Juan was every bit as great as Maxx and Donna and I are now the happy owners of a way cool Hyundai Santa Fe Sport (red).
Lesson learned is not all car-purchasing experiences are typical and not all car dealers live up to their less-than-ideal reputation.
Suffice to say, Donna and I think the world of Maxx and Juan and Cunningham Hyundai - and look pretty snazzy in our new ride.
Our best - drive safe - be good
Oh, and go to Cunningham Hyundai if you can
Donna and Michael Coleman