Women in (Car) Sales – National Women’s Month

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Matt: 02:11 Welcome, listeners. I am here. It's Matt with Metro Nissan Redlands. I'm joined today with Chris from Think Creative. Chris, man, how you doing today?
Chris: 02:21 I'm doing good, Matt. And yourself?
Matt: 02:22 Man, I'm doing well. We're over here at Metro Nissan Redlands. We're celebrating Women's Appreciation Month. And we are here with two of the ladies of Metro Nissan Redlands, obviously. We've got Liz Meza--
Liz: 02:34 Yes.
Matt: 02:35 --in sales, and we also are joined by Molly Garcia, who's also in sales, correct?
Molly: 02:39 Yes.
Matt: 02:40 How are you ladies?
Liz: 02:41 I'm great, how are you?
Molly: 02:41 I'm good. I'm good.
Matt: 02:42 Good, good. I'm doing very well. Thank you for joining us. Obviously, you guys are very busy. But we were hoping just to get a word with some of you ladies in here, just to kind of talk about really just your journey in sales, especially car dealerships and things like that. I've actually had the opportunity to go to different dealerships around town. And honestly, I haven't seen too many women on the sales floor. Am I wrong by that? Is there a lot of women in this industry, or--?
Liz: 03:12 Personally, to me, I do feel that right now, women have always played a dominant role in the car business. Yeah.
Matt: 03:20 Nice. Okay. And how long have you been in the business?
Liz: 03:23 With this company? Well, Nissan, it's going to be five years in sales. Yes.
Matt: 03:25 Wow. Okay. In sales the whole time?
Liz: 03:28 In sales the whole time.
Matt: 03:29 Loving it.
Liz: 03:31 I love what I do.
Matt: 03:32 Perfect. How about you?
Molly: 03:33 For me, I've actually only been in sales for about, I think, six, seven months. I mean, even then, I would always go into car dealerships, and my experience with me-- when I would go with my family, we would always have a male salesman. So seeing a female was actually really refreshing when I came here. It seems like all the females here are actually the ones that you look up to, the ones that you want to be the role model. So for me, whenever I came here, Liz and Roxy-- she's no longer here. But those two were the main ones that was like, "Okay, there's particular things that I want to learn from them." There are things that I even take from them when I even go to my customers. So having female salesmen is actually a refreshing thing to the eye, and I think that's-- as a customer myself, when I had a female, it was actually really refreshing. I felt like I got to be able to open up a little bit more.
Liz: 04:23 That's very true.
Matt: 04:24 That makes sense. Did you have someone to look out for you when you started, as well, or--?
Liz: 04:28 Of course. Both of my internet directors were actually women. Eva and Lisa Salcedo. Yeah.
Matt: 04:35 Wow. Okay.
Chris: 04:37 That's great. That's great. So you said that seven months ago, you started in sales?
Molly: 04:42 Yeah.
Chris: 04:42 So where'd you start previously? Or was it just you went straight into sales?
Molly: 04:46 So I started here. This is actually my first job. I was a student athlete. I went to University of Alabama Birmingham for four years. And I played softball. So I never had a job before. So when I came here, I started off as a cashier and receptionist. And being a student athlete, you constantly climb up the ladder. And I'm not trying to knock down the cashier or the receptionist or anything, but for me, with having that competitive aspect or background, I always wanted to climb up the ladder. With them, there's no head cashier, there's no head receptionist. And with the sales, there's always a top sales. So I always wanted to climb up the ladder and get into that competitive mode again. So that's why I kind of transferred over to the sales department.
Chris: 05:23 Oh, that's awesome. Yeah, I'm sure there's a lot more competitiveness in the sales floor, right?
Molly: 05:26 Yeah. A lot.
Chris: 05:28 Right. So what do you think-- how do you think that works for--? I mean, you obviously touched on it. Being a customer yourself at one point, you did actually appreciate seeing other women that were going to sell you-- do you feel like maybe that's an advantage, or maybe even a disadvantage to you when it comes to selling?
Liz: 05:45 I think it's both, just from my personal experience. It's an advantage because if you have a husband and a wife, and you address the wife, and let's just say that the husband makes the decision, we always say, "Happy wife, happy life." So if I connect-- the first thing I do walking up to a couple, I make eye contact with the wife, and shake her hand, and acknowledge her children. And to us, that's all we need. "You're nice to me and my kids? Honey, you're going to buy what she's selling to us." You know? But I also think it's a disadvantage, maybe just a little bit more-- I do have more of advantages, is that when a male comes in, and he wants to know certain specs. And I've been doing this for a while. So I could tell you that it's either a 1.6 or a 1.8 or a four-cylinder, or what's miles per gallon. And so they trip out because they're like, "Wow." Yeah. I do know the extra stuff.
Matt: 06:38 Sounds like you're [crosstalk].
Chris: 06:39 Yeah, you know your stuff. Yeah.
Liz: 06:40 Yeah. I do, but because I love what I do. So when you love what you do, it's not like homework, you know? It's like, you want to learn more. You want to know more things. You want to know about the trucks. When I first started in the car businesses, coming from a law background - I worked at a law firm - it was like all these different lines. Nissan has so many lines of cars. Different models. And you're just like, wow, you have to memorize all of these. The S, the SV, the SR, the SL, the platinum.
Molly: 07:06 Platinum, yeah.
Liz: 07:06 And you learn them all. You learn every single one of them. Yeah.
Matt: 07:09 Wow. Geez. And every year there's something different to learn, huh?
Liz: 07:13 Yes. That is very, very true. Now we're doing the Nissan Intelligent Key. There's a lot of intelligent stuff, like the cruise control, the blind spot warnings, and stuff like that. So it's good.
Chris: 07:26 Are you guys seeing a lot of-- are there a lot of families that come in, man and wife? Or do you see a lot of women come in on their own?
Liz: 07:37 I see both.
Molly: 07:38 Yeah, I see both. But for me, I feel like-- I see both, but I se the majority-- when I do see a lot of women coming in, but they always say, "Oh, I need to discuss it with my husband." So they end up leaving and always coming back with their husband. But for me, I've always experienced women coming in, and then always coming back with their husband in a couple hours, or a couple days later. So, I mean--
Liz: 07:58 What I do see-- I've had the privilege of selling vehicles to selling women that are in top positions, like that run an emergency department at a big hospital, or that are at another law firm office, that are like-- they run the firm, you know? Yeah. So I do see that a lot.
Matt: 08:20 Shoutout to those women, man.
Chris: 08:22 Yeah. You get to meet a lot of interesting people on the job.
Liz: 08:24 Everything here.
Chris: 08:25 And then at the end of the day, it might not even seem like a job, right? I know you talked about how much you love coming to work, you know. That's good. That's good.
Matt: 08:32 Yeah. No, that must be a good feeling. I mean, the environment here at this particular dealership, it always seems pretty welcoming when we come, so I imagine it's like that all the time. When you first got here, though, did you think there was anything-- was it extra challenging because it was, at one point, more male-dominated? Or you think you came it, and there was just big diverse--
Liz: 08:56 At this particular dealership?
Matt: 08:56 At this one, yeah.
Liz: 08:58 Personally, for me, coming to this particular dealership, I've already had like four years under my belt, you know? So it was, treat everybody with kindness. Treat them the way you want to be treated. For me. I don't know how it was for her.
Molly: 09:13 I would say, for me, it definitely was kind of challenging because I was a newbie, so everyone was kind of trying to-- "Oh, she doesn't know anything, so I'm just going to take advantage of it." But again, learning from Liz and from Roxy, that's where I became-- that's kind of where the tiger came out. I really wanted to build on my own. I wanted to learn on my own. I wanted to learn from the best. And that's kind of where I did it, and that's where I grew. So now, I don't feel any of that. But in the beginning, I certainly did. But that's kind of where I just, again, learned from my role models.
Matt: 09:44 Right. And you've also mentioned to me off-camera before how you've had other women that actually climbed the ladder, and now are kind of in higher positions, or whatnot. So is that something that is pretty much open to anyone? It's just all based on performance, obviously. So it's just pretty equal, huh?
Molly: 10:04 Yes.
Matt: 10:04 That's good. That's good stuff.
Chris: 10:06 That's good. So today, we took a look at the 2019 Altima and the 2019 Sentra. Got a chance to drive both of them. Took them around, you know. We shot some video for them. I just want to know, what are your guys' favorite features about those two cars? Or--
Molly: 10:23 I would say my favorite feature is definitely the Ford emergency breaking. I mean, that's always been the thing that I always mention the very first thing when I demo a car, is Ford emergency braking. There's a sensor. It comes on all of our vehicles. It's if your vehicle ever senses it's coming too fast upon the vehicle ahead of itself, it will apply the brakes for you. So I actually really do enjoy that because I do get a lot of older couples that really gravitate toward that. "Oh, really? Oh, I feel like that would really benefit me." So for me, I love talking about that. That's just always my favorite thing. And then the blindspots.
Matt: 10:56 Listen, man, I'm not that old, but that excites me. That's something I could use.
Liz: 11:01 My favorite feature on the '19 Altima is that it's a little plug away for the Android and Apple car play. Whatever you have on your phone, it automatically pops up on the screen, whether you're looking for music, whether you're looking for your navigation, your text messages, your telephone calls. You could be driving and have a whole conversation with someone. You could be driving and text someone a paragraph and never touch your phone. And you're never going to get lost. Yeah. So I really like that about that car.
Chris: 11:30 That's awesome. Okay, I got another question for you guys. What's your guys' favorite Nissan on the lot? Favorite Nissan.
Molly: 11:39 Well, for me, I'm always stuck in between the two. It's just depending on what kind of mood I'm feeling for the day, I guess. Because I love both the SUVs and sedans. But I would say my favorite sedan would definitely be the Altima, and then my favorite SUV would be the Rogue Sport.
Liz: 11:53 And mine would definitely be the Altima. I drive one now, the SR. And the Pathfinder as a SUV because I've owned a Pathfinder before.
Matt: 12:03 Man, you know, both of those are pretty impressive. Like you said, we were doing the Altima today. Man, it looked so much different.
Chris: 12:10 Yeah. I love the 2019 model. It looks so sleek, and it doesn't look like a Nissan, you know?
Molly: 12:17 It doesn't.
Chris: 12:17 I don't know. It looks more luxury car, I guess you could say.
Molly: 12:20 It does, yeah.
Matt: 12:21 Yeah. They didn't give me a chance to drive because, like I said, I need to Ford brakes.
Liz: 12:26 Ford emergency braking.
Matt: 12:28 So yeah, yeah, yeah. So they didn't let me drive it. But I was in the backseat, and it drove smooth. It was fine.
Molly: 12:33 It was really smooth, yeah.
Liz: 12:33 There's a lot of space. There's a lot of room.
Matt: 12:34 There is a lot of space back there. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. Next time, let me drive. [crosstalk].
Chris: 12:40 [crosstalk]. Okay. So let's talk about other women that maybe want to come into sales, or anything like that. Do you encourage that, or are you just like, "Try something else"?
Molly: 12:52 I encourage it. Because I never thought this was going to be for me. I mean, I came from a background of softball, and then I graduated with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice. And I always had a dream of mine being a detective, and also even probably even being a paralegal, as Liz was in the past. I mean, I've always-- that was my set dream. I had a full ride scholarship, and I was like, "Oh, that's exactly what I'm going for." And here I am now, successful, five months in, actually out of training, being in sales, and I'm very successful. I'm hitting my quota every month. And I never thought in the back of my mind, "Oh, this is not for me." But it turned out that I love interacting with customers every day. Even though you do the same thing every day, every day is a little bit different. So when people are like, "Oh, how is sales? Should I do it? Should I go for it?" Yes. Because the first person that I asked-- believe it or not, the first person I asked when someone said, "You should do sales," I automatically asked Liz. And I said, "What do you think I should do?" "Go for it. Yes. Do it. You would definitely do great. You have the personality. You have the look. You attract people. You would definitely do great in sales. You can make people smile. You can make people laugh. You can make good rapport with customers." So that's kind of what made me want to do it. And if other girls did it too, they would realize that they would be very successful.
Matt: 14:09 Liz, what do you think it takes? Because you've been in the industry for a while now. What do you think it takes for anyone, really?
Liz: 14:14 A great smile, and a great attitude. And anyone can do it. I'm a mother of four. Four kids.
Matt: 14:20 Shoutout to you. Shoutout to you. That's right.
Liz: 14:21 Two boys and two girls. And my kids are all in sports. And I have like the biggest support group here at work, and at home. And yeah, it comes natural. It's really nice. Especially working for Metro Nissan of Redlands. They're like a big family, so it makes your job easy.
Molly: 14:40 It really is. It's all about not-- when you see a customer in face, you have to just be a person. Don't try to be a salesman. Don't try to sell them a car. Just build a rapport. If they like you, and you end up loving them, and they end up loving you, that's what sells the car. It's not about selling the feature function of benefits. It's not all about that. If you just show them that you really do care, and you mean it, then that's what will make the sale.
Liz: 15:08 I agree.

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Matt: 15:09 You got anything else, Chris?
Chris: 15:11 No, I think that's about it.
Matt: 15:17 You know, one thing I do want to say is that it is definitely a family environment when you come to Metro Nissan Redlands. They actually treat me like a little brother here. They always clown on me. They always talk about, "Shirt's too big, bro!" Or something like that. "Hat don't match today!" Something like that. So I do appreciate it. It's cool to get teased. No, but everybody here is very friendly, man. So, listeners out there, if you're looking to maybe purchase a car, or just find any information on a car, even, maybe not ready to buy just yet, but definitely want to start looking around, I definitely feel like Metro Nissan Redlands is the place. People here are just genuine. Male and female, doesn't matter. Anyone's here willing to help. And I honestly feel like-- just because I've actually had to wait around a little bit, so I've got to see how you guys interact with customers that come in. And not everyone that comes in is a sale, you know? And I think you guys do a great job of just-- when you come in, everyone is a friend at the very least, you know? So I appreciate you guys for doing that. I appreciate your time, how you deal with us. If you've got nothing else, man, I think we got some good info.
Chris: 16:31 I just want to say it's International Women's Day today, so we appreciate you. I just want to say, I appreciate you guys for doing what you.
Liz: 16:37 Thank you.
Molly: 16:38 Thank you.
Chris: 16:38 I know it's not easy. I know it's not easy. You guys are making moves all the time, all day. Super busy. And you guys took the time to give us some time so we could talk to you today. And I really appreciate that. And shoutout to all the women because it's Women's-- what is--
Matt: 16:55 Women's History Month.
Chris: 16:55 Women's History Month. That's what it is. Women's History Month. How'd I forget that?
Matt: 17:00 Yeah. We appreciate any time. You got any questions for us?
Molly: 17:05 No.
Liz: 17:05 No. But if our viewers have any questions, they can call us.
Matt: 17:08 Definitely. So who are we looking for? If you got any questions, make sure you come to see...
Liz: 17:12 Liz.
Molly: 17:13 And Molly.
Matt: 17:14 And Molly. Shoutout mom, grandma. Happy Women's--
Chris: 17:19 International Women's Day.
Matt: 17:20 International Women's Day, and Women's History Month. We'll be talking to you guys more. Maybe you guys can let me test drive an Altima?
Liz: 17:27 I'll take you [crosstalk].
Matt: 17:28 Let's get it. [crosstalk]. I appreciate your time. Thank you so much.
Liz: 17:32 Thank you. Thank you.
Molly: 17:33 Bye. Thank you. Thank you.

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Podcast: Metro Nissan Redlands Sales and Leasing Consultant

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Matt: Welcome back, listeners. It's your hosts. I am Matt with TC Productions, and I am here at Metro Nissan of Redlands. I got a very special guest for us today, a man full of knowledge. I know that's what we need on this podcast so I'm anxious to get started and ask this guy some questions. Let me introduce you guys to a friend of mine, Rudy Estrada. Rudy, how's it going, man?
Rudy: How's it going, everybody? Doing good. Doing good.
Matt: Doing well. So, hey, I know a little bit about you, man, but obviously, our listeners might not. So why don't you go ahead and just tell us about what it is that you do?
Rudy: Okay. I'm a sales and leasing consultant here at Metro Redlands. And been doing it for about 10 years now. So any kind of sales or leasing questions you guys have, I'm here to help out.
Matt: And that's exactly why we got you as a guest today, bro. So really, what I want to get into is obviously, 2019 is here and we've seen some beautiful vehicles coming up. The lineup has changed just a little bit, man. We've got the new Sentras out. But one of the cars that I've actually seen while I'm roaming through the lot is the Altima.
Rudy: Man, the Altima and the Sentra, those are two bread and butter basically for the Nissan lineup. But, I mean, if you ever get a chance to-- when you're here, stop by, take a look at that Nissan Sentra Turbo. Boy. Boy. Nissan's come a long way. I mean, the technology in these cars, it's bar none. You got to check out the technology. I mean, like they say in the commercial, the most technology you're going to have at home is in your driveway.
Matt:I like that, man. Okay. So let's go ahead and talk about it then. So you got the 2019 Nissan Altima. Obviously, that has changed from last year's model just a little bit. And then you also have the '19 Nissan Sentras. Both these vehicles, honestly, they look good. They feel great when you're behind the wheel. But if I'm a shopper, let's say, and I'm torn between the two, how do you help me decide which one is for me?
Rudy: Well, that's a good question, I mean, and it's actually pretty simple. It's depending on the size of your family, depending on the needs that you have. Obviously, the Altima is just a slightly bigger vehicle than the Sentra. So depending on what type of consumer you are, if you're the single family or the single guy, depending on what direction I'm going to kind of lean towards you, you know what I mean?
Matt:Got you.
Rudy: The good thing about both vehicles, though, is that you can't go wrong when it comes-- again, I'm not going to stress the technology enough. The safety features on it is just out of this world, you know what I mean? So you're not going to go wrong when it comes to the safety or the technology on either/or. I think depending on size of your family or what you're going to be using the vehicle for, I think that's kind of-- depends on which way- if you're going to lean towards a Sentra or more towards the Altima.
Matt:Yeah. I mean, so you've already mentioned quite a bit already about the technology that each of these car are equipped with. Excuse me. Can you kind of tell us what stands out as far as the technology?
Rudy: Oh, man. Like I said, the technology has come so far from the original Sentra that pretty much had no-- other than just a radio in it, you know what I mean?
Matt:Yeah. Yeah. Yeah.
Rudy: You're kind of a young guy. You might not even remember that but--
Matt: Oh, man. I remember. Yeah. A '91 SER.
Rudy: Oh. Wow. Okay. So you know how it is. Back then, I mean, the only kind of technology you had was make sure you AC worked and make sure your CD player didn't skip, you know what I mean? But nowadays, it's beyond that. You're talking about 360 view camera, you know what I mean? You're talking about blindside monitoring. You're talking about reverse camera. You're talking about just all the safety features that it comes with now. You're talking about front-end collisions sensors. So, I mean--
Matt: Yeah. And both of these are coming with both vehicles, right?
Rudy: Yes. Yes. Yeah. So, I mean, like I said, you can't go wrong when it comes to either the Sentra or the Altima. I think it just depends on the size. The funny thing is a lot of people have said, "I can't buy the Altima because it might not fit in my carport or it might not fit in my garage," you know what I mean? So that's why I say depending on those things. But as far as the features, you're going to get the same features almost on a Sentra and an Altima, you know what I mean? So that's why I say you can't go wrong with technology. You can't go wrong with the features, just depending on the size, what you need, what you're going to use it for. Some people have put snowboards in the back of their Altimas. So like I said, I mean, depending on what you're going to be using it for would be kind of the way I kind of guide you on your path, whichever way is going to help you once you leave the dealership, obviously, you know what I mean?
Matt: That makes sense. So I've done some reading. I've read a bunch of articles about the Altima being pretty much at the top of the list when it comes to mid-sized vehicles.
Rudy: Absolutely. I mean, you can just look at all the JD Power Awards that it's received.
Matt: Yeah. So, I mean, you agree then that it should be at the top.
Rudy: Absolutely. I mean, I drive one. My family drives one. My friends drive one. I mean, I have no reservations putting my mom into a Nissan, you know what I mean?
Nice. Yeah. Yeah.
Rudy: So like I said, if I could sit here and tell you that my mom drives a Nissan, then obviously, I would put anybody in a Nissan.
Matt: Obviously. Yeah. Yeah. So appreciate that, man. That's some honest stuff. And that's probably one of the questions that we should be asking dealers when we're out there. Would you put your mom in it? I think that's a really good way to put it.
Rudy: That's how I've always felt about working here. If I could put my mom in a car, I could put a customer in a car, you know what I mean?
Matt: So we've got--
Rudy: Safety-wise.
Matt: We got your feedback. We talked about some different awards that they've received, articles that I've read. So now, let's talk about just the general public. How has the reception been on the both vehicles?
Rudy: Oh. The public opinion is even better than anything I could have asked for, you know what I mean? It's easy because all they do is look at a pretty car, right? I mean, it's a beautiful car. So you already won right there. Then you top on all the sprinkle, like I said, with the safety and technology. I mean, it's almost like a grand slam every time, you know what I mean? The easiest thing is the eye test, right? So if the customer looks at it and is like, "Wow. That's beautiful." "Oh, by the way, it's safe. Oh, by the way, the technology. Oh, by the way--" I mean, it just makes it a wonderful vehicle. I mean, like I said, honestly, you can't go wrong. Sentra, Altima, just whatever's going to fit you best at home but, I mean, you're going to win regardless. Like I said, when it comes to the safety, when it comes to the technology, it's a win-win. And obviously, a gorgeous-looking car so.
Matt: Yeah. All right. Let's touch on the Sentra just a little bit. Now, earlier, you mentioned the Turbo. That's obviously one that appeals to people my age.
Rudy: Right. More of the younger audience, I would say. But, I mean, it's definitely affordable vehicle. So, I mean, it's not just for one type of person, I believe.
Matt: Now, correct me if I'm wrong but you have the Turbo and then you have the Nismo model, right?
Rudy: Correct.
Matt: Okay. So they are different. How about when it comes to some of the lower level trims that there are like the S, SV, SR, and SL.
Rudy: Oh. Those are phenomenal vehicles. I mean, yeah, obviously, the Turbo's more for your racing enthusiast, right? But don't get it mistaken that an S or an SV is not going to have power. Trust me. It's got plenty of power. It's got plenty of horsepower. It's got plenty of get up and go, you know what I mean? Again, sprinkle on the safety. Again, sprinkle on the technology. I mean, it's going to sound funny but you almost don't even feel like you're driving a Nissan. You almost feel like you're driving a high-line luxury vehicle.
Matt: Yeah, man. I was actually looking at the SL earlier. And I was looking at the inside, and I was like, "You know what?" Just even the little details--
Rudy: Oh. Absolutely. Yeah.
Matt: --in the interior, it's all there. The stitching.
Rudy: The stitching. Yep.
Matt: Yeah. Exactly.
Rudy: Exactly. The stitching is there.
Matt: The two-tones. It's a beautiful car, man. I mean, are you going to be able to give me a test drive?
Rudy: Absolutely.
Matt: That's what I'm talking about, man.
Rudy: Absolutely. And here's the funny thing is don't get mad at me if you leave home in a car because test drives usually end up being a lot more with these cars, you know what I mean? Before, it used to just be that new car smell but boy, literally, when you sit in these cars, you're going to act like a little kid because you're going to be touching every little thing almost to the point where you don't want to get out of the car. So, I mean, if you're ready to take this bad boy out to test drive, you're almost ready to take it home. I'm just warning you. Just warning you.
Matt: Nobody's ever told me that before. Now I'm going to start thinking that.
Rudy: I'm warning you. I want to be friends after that. I don't want you to be like, "Man. I can't believe you got me on a podcast and now I'm taking home--"
Matt: I know.
Rudy: --"this Sentra SL."
Matt: How crazy would it be? Well, we'll figure out, man. I mean, I'm not saying no. We'll see what happens. I do also want to test drive the Altima, though, because we talked about the Sentra a little bit--
Rudy: Oh. Absolutely. Absolutely.
Matt: --and then [crosstalk] the Altima. Now, I don't believe they have a Turbo version but they do have a platinum version, right?
Rudy: Right. Yeah.
Matt: Okay. Okay. So that one's like their top of the top.
Rudy: Yes, sir.
Matt: Okay. Now, obviously, the trim level-- and listeners, if you're out there, you don't have to just come to Metro Nissan Redlands. If you have a phone by you at all, do yourself a favor and just pull up, do a Google search, ask Siri. Whatever it is that it takes, man, just look up the 2019 Nissan Altima. Have a look for yourself. The style has changed.
Rudy: Oh, my goodness.
Matt: Yeah. It looks so nice, man.
Rudy: Like I said, I mean, not only does it drive and feel like a luxury car, but if I took the emblems off, you would think that Altima was probably I would say a Lexus. It could be a-- it could be a Infinity. I mean, if I took the emblems off and you just did an eye test, I guarantee you would think that's like a Infinity, a Lexus, a Mercedes. You wouldn't know what brand it is.
Matt: Wow, man. That's crazy. Okay. So let's talk about real quick just the difference in horsepower between these two. Now, you did mention the Turbo, obviously-- I'm not going to talk too much about the Sentra Turbo only because although that is something that appeals to my age bracket, that's really not what sells the most, right? So let's talk about just one of the-- let's just talk about maybe an entry-level one. I know the Sentra has about 124 horsepower, but the Altima, though, do you know how much that one has? Is it double? Am I right?
Rudy: I believe it's double. Yes.
Matt: Yeah. It's double, man. That is crazy. So, obviously, if you want to feel a little bit more of that power, you might be leaning towards the Altima. What else I really enjoyed when I was looking at it was that middle infotainment center. That's a beautiful screen, man.
Rudy: Oh. You're never going to get out of the car.
Matt: That's what I feel like.
Rudy: You're never going to get out of the car.
Matt: That's what I'm starting to feel like.
Rudy: I mean, like I said, it's not just a test drive. It's an experience, you know what I mean? You turn into a little kid. You start touching all these buttons. Like I said, I mean, you've never seen an instrument cluster like this. You've never seen the technology like this. So if you haven't seen one, I mean, you've got-- like you said, do yourself a favor. Check it out online, but it's not going to-- it's not going to-- you're going to do yourself a disservice by doing it online. You definitely need o come into the dealership and take a look at it. Again, no pressure. Just come in. Take a look at it. Drive it. And then you'll be on your way.
Matt: Yeah. And what else is really cool about Metro Nissan Redlands, if you go onto their website, ladies and gentleman, you will actually be able to chat somebody that works here from the internet department if you have any questions at all. They're not online trying to sell you. They're just trying to answer the questions that you have.
Rudy: Free information, folks. Free information.
Matt: Yeah. Exactly. And what you can do then, if you get the answers that you like, then you might want to just go ahead and schedule some time to get over and do a test drive. Do you have anything else that you want to say to us, sir, about, I don't know, making our decision or just coming to see you, anything?
Rudy: Just a little bit of advice for any future shoppers. Just be honest. Just come in, you know what I mean? We love that.
Matt: Honesty.
Rudy: Just as much honesty you expect from us, we expect from you guys, and it'll make the car-buying experience so much more pleasant for everybody.
Matt: That's perfect. Well said. So with that, ladies and gentleman, I'm sure you heard me get excited over these two cars before. I'm even more anxious now. I might go home in a brand new vehicle. I'm going to let you guys know, though. You'll find me on social media, I'm sure. And I'm going to go ahead and take both of these cars out for a spin. So with that, we'll see you next month. I'll let you know how the drive went. And remember, if you need anything, anything at all, check them out online. It's Metro Nissan Redlands. And we'll talk to you next month.

Thanks a lot for doing this, man. I appreciate it.

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