It’s a Luigi!

I was very fortunate to meet a man named Luigi Galeazi, who just happens to be one of the finance managers for AutoPark Honda of Cary, 3 years ago. He has a son that I taught as a 2-year-old pre-school teacher. I just happened to love this little boy very much because he is bright, articulate, and has the most amazing cognitive ability of any two I had every had the pleasure of teaching.

What has this got to do with cars? Nothing. And everything. You see, Luigi helped to get me a job selling cars. I never thought I could do it, you have probably felt that same way. I can’t sell cars. Yes you can. Because we all sell our selves every day…and what we do. We just don’t realize it. I mean I had to sell my expertise to parents when they toured my class while they made the decision to enroll their child in my class or someone else’s. Was the trust  factor there? Yes, because I had a waiting list for my class that was over a year and a half long, but I digress.

Luigi gave me a referral that got me a job selling cars. And I sold cars for about 8 months, when I was recognized for my customer care. Then I was given the opportunity to work solely with customers in their satisfaction with their experience at our dealership. And I can tell you that this job is just as frustrating, rewarding, and fulfilling as my teaching position.

So thank you, Luigi Galeazi for the chance…a chance that has lead me somewhere I never thought I would ever be. Do I miss working with kids? Absolutely. Do I miss selling cars? Sure. But I absolutely love what I do now. And I am sure this is what teaching all those 2 year olds prepared me to do.

2012 Honda Odyssey: Best Minivan Award

The 2012 Honda Odyssey has received the 2012 MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Award for Best Minivan. This is the sixth time the Odyssey has garnered the Drivers’ Choice Award from MotorWeek, with Honda’s benchmark minivan having won the award in back-to-back years in 1999/2000, 2005/2006 and now 2011/2012. MotorWeek looks at the factors mattering most to consumers – price, practicality, performance and fuel efficiency – when selecting the winner.

“When it comes to vacationing with lots of family and friends, and carrying all their belongings, we can’t think of a more comfortable way to do it than in the Honda Odyssey.  And that’s why it’s back again this year as our Best Minivan. Despite a new Nissan Quest and revamped Chrysler vans, we still prefer the Odyssey’s extra smooth ride, Accord-like handling, and cavernous cabin. But most of all, we love its class leading 28-MPG Highway fuel economy rating.” says MotorWeek.

Here are some of the facts: (visit us to learn more)

  • Transmission: 5-Speed Automatic / 6-Speed Automatic
  • Engine:  3.5L, V6, 24-valve SOHC i-VTEC, 248-hp, 250 lbs/ft of torque,
  • Length/weight: 202.9 inches / 4337 – 4560 lbs
  • Wheelbase: 118.1 inches
  • EPA fuel economy: 18 city / 27 highway / 21 combined (5 speed), 19 city / 28 highway / 22 combined (6 speed)
  • Cargo capacity: 38.4 cubic feet (behind the 3rd row)

It has also earned a 5-Star overall safety rating from both NHTSA and is the Top Safety Pick by the IIHS, an achievement that no other currently tested minivan can match.

Stop by Autopark Honda, take an Odyssey out for a test drive and see what all the fuss is about.

2100 AutoPark Boulevard
Cary,  NC  27511

919-439-7982

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