The First Rule at Encore Motors is the Golden Rule - to treat others as I would want to be treated. Here are just a few things that make Encore Motors different from buying just any car from just an ordinary car dealer:

  1. 200SL500-watson-023Allen Hand Picks Everything! At Encore, I don't buy cars just to have inventory. It has to make sense economically, and has to meet all of the requirements that I have in mind. Those requirements include, but are not limited to: History - where has this car been? Was it owned by someone who cared, or was it just transportation? Is the Carfax or Autocheck history OK? I'm not going to throw a nice car away, simply because it has a painted panel - BUT does everything else add up? Any service history? And who is my seller? Do they know how particular I am? These things may not seem like much - but don't you want to know them? The sum total of all these things - combined with the emotional impact of a "right" car - is what makes them worth owning. Big city car dealers must "turn units" to cover hundreds of thousands of dollars in fixed costs every month. Not here!
  2. Everything Gets Driven! And more than around the block. The only way that you can really tell what's up with a car is to DRIVE IT! And that means hot, cold, wet, dry, little trips and long ones. At Encore Motors, you can be assured that I have been behind the wheel of every car sold. This is the way we make sure what works, what needs to be serviced, cleaned or replaced. Most big city used car hacks just rinse them off, put a sticker in the window, and off they go. Don't you want more information than that? Sure you do!
  3. I Want Every Car To Look And Drive The Best That It Can. That's why I fix just about everything. If you will look at my cars, you will not see worn or mismatched tires. and you won't see wheels with curb marks. You won't see door dings or dirty floor mats. Your car will have the right books and keys that it should. If they are available to me - and I will chase them down - I will provide every bit of documentation that I can, and pass it on to you. I take great pride in my friends and customers driving cars that are several years old, and people stopping to complement them on their "new" car.
  4. References. Check out our "Testimonials" page on my website. When you realize the experience that others have had here, you will feel comfortable too. We have dozens of customers that I have never met in person. They came to me from others who know that I always "under-promise" and "over deliver". I want to sleep well at night, and that is the only way. See Golden Rule, above.
  5. Everything at Encore Motors makes economic sense. Whether it's a $120,000 car, or a $10,000 car, I want to make sure it makes sense. That is, can you drive it, enjoy it, and stay reasonably liquid in it? That's smart car buying. We Let others take the huge depreciation on new cars, and I always encourage a customer to think about when it might be time to trade again. This is smart business financially. Have you ever heard your big-city car dealer tell you that? Neither have I!
  6. wheelrepair 300x225I Don't Set Ridiculously High Asking Prices And Move Thousands of Dollars. I do my best to set a realistic price from the beginning, and to be as reasonable with the customer as I can. If a dealer asks you for a price - and immediately offers to sell it to you for thousands less - what does that tell you? They are willing to take advantage of you, if you will let them. Here, I do my best to set reasonable prices based on the market conditions, and to let you know why I think that price is realistic. Same way with your trade. I'll show you what's really going on.
  7. No Silly Add On Fees or Crazy "Doc" Fees. I charge a minimal price to do your paperwork, it's not that complex. But it must be right and it will be.
  8. Finally - Car Ownership from Encore Motors Is Fun! Buying a car, especially one of my type cars, shouldn't be a chore. It should be a great day! I always do my best to make the process enjoyable and memorable, even if you're just visiting out town for an hour or so. We also have great camaraderie among our owners, vendors and friends, and want you to be a part of it. Do you really want to spend tens of thousands of dollars and not have FUN?!

A good friend once told one of my new customers, "Allen knows his cars intimately". And that's a compliment I appreciate.

Remember - there are "people in the car business" and there are "car people". You want the latter - the kind of person who loves the sound, smell and looks of a fine automobile, in the kind of condition it deserves to be in. That's me. Check out the Testimonials page to be sure.