Import 1 Motorsport - Great Experience
May 6, 2018
Buying cars is not one of my favorite things to do. Buying a performance car for enjoyment and not a daily driver adds another dimension to the experience. I have bought quite a few cars in my time and I will say that the majority of the times it was less than enjoyable. I would think that a good majority of you may agree with that position.
Now let’s talk about Import 1 Motorsport, Robert, and his team. I first contacted Robert on April 29, 2018 by phone after an email inquiry about two C6 Corvettes in his online inventory through Cars.com. He responded very promptly and answered my questions fully. I found him very pleasant, professional, and not like the typical pressure sales experience. I was apprehensive about pursuing this option due to the cost and inconvenience of traveling out of state to see a car I may not buy. Robert assured me that the C6 Corvette I was interested in was pristine and I could buy it sight unseen and he would ship it to me in Florida. Robert sounded straight up and I appreciated that proposal but with my historical and less than favorable experiences and not knowing Import 1 or Robert, that was not going to happen.
Robert and I had several more email exchanges and phone calls and I decided to make the trip to his place and check the Vette out. I arrived on Saturday, May 5th and spent four hours at Import 1 looking at two C6 Vettes of which I did select one of them. Robert and Kip were a pleasure to work with in all aspects. There was no hovering or pressure pitches. The guys left me on my own do go back and forth and inspect the cars at my pace. They were always close enough to answer my questions but did not hang around and follow my every step….what a breadth of fresh air!
Both cars were everything Robert said they were. The cars were impeccably clean and in great condition. Kip, gave me thorough overviews of the cars and together we test rode the one that had peaked my interest. He is an awesome easy going guy to work with and again NO PRESSURE! I made my choice and Robert processed the transaction in a very pleasant and low key manner with no surprises and no “shoe drops”! I flew home as a proud and very excited owner of an immaculate low mileage 2008 C6 convertible.
My car is still with Robert and Kip having some final detailing and mechanical inspections completed. And I must mention the gentleman that makes those cars look so good. Victor, a Master Detailer does an unbelievable job detailing all of Roberts’s cars. I scrutinized every nook and cranny of the two cars I was interested in and they were flawless in and out. Victor is amazing! My car will soon be ready for transport to Florida in an enclosed transporter all arranged by Robert. I plan to come back and finish this review with the details of my new ride’s trip to its new home.
If anyone reading this is looking for a pre-owned performance or luxury/performance vehicle, you must include Import 1 in your search; you will not be disappointed. This has been the best buying experience I have EVER had and I feel like I have made friends with these guys and would not hesitate to buy another vehicle from them again…..EVEN SIGHT UNSEEN!! I never thought I would EVER say that.
Robert – Kip – Victor, THANK YOU gentlemen.
You guys are AWESOME!!