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TravisNC

Luxury Car Dealers

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I was reading an article that talked about Dallas getting Texas' first Lamborghini dealership. Out of curiosity I went to their web site to see what US cities had Lamborghini dealerships. I also checked out what cities had Rolls-Royce and Ferrari dealerships. There were some surprises. Greensboro, NC and Columbus, OH have dealerships for all three and Salt Lake City has a Lamborghini dealership. I guess they choose central cities. Greensboro is between Charlotte and Raleigh and Columbus is between Cleveland and Cincinnati. So, for all you city-trivia buffs here are all the authorized dealerships for Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce, and Ferrari.

Lamborghini

Atlanta

Beverly Hills (Los Angeles)

Dallas

Gaithersburg, MD (Washington, DC)

Golden, CO (Denver)

Honolulu

La Jolla, CA (San Diego)

Longwood, FL (Orlando)

Marysville, OH (Columbus)

New York, NY

North Miami Beach

Palmyra, NJ (Philadelphia)

Palo Alto, CA (San Francisco)

San Francisco

South Jordan, UT (Salt Lake City)

Springfield, MO (Central Missouri)

Summerfield, NC (Greensboro/Winston-Salem)

West Chicago, IL (Chicago)

Rolls-Royce

Bethesda, MD (Washington, DC)

Beverly Hills (Los Angeles)

Clearwater, FL (Tampa)

Costa Mesa, CA (Los Angeles)

Dallas

Dublin, OH (Columbus)

Ft. Lauderdale

Greenwich, CT

High Point, NC (Greensboro/Winston-Salem)

Houston

La Jolla, CA (San Diego)

Las Vegas

Longwood, FL (Orlando)

Los Gatos, CA (San Francisco)

Miami

Natick, MA (Boston)

New York

Northbrook, IL (Chicago)

Palmyra, NJ (Philadelphia)

Pasadena, CA (Los Angeles)

Phoenix

Rancho Mirage, CA (Los Angeles)

Sewickley, PA (Pittsburgh)

Troy, MI (Detroit)

Wayne, NJ (New York)

West Palm Beach, FL

Ferrari

Beverly Hills (Los Angeles)

Dublin, OH (Columbus)

Elizabeth, NJ (New York)

Ft. Lauderdale

Greensboro, NC

Hinsdale, IL (Chicago)

Honolulu

Rosemont, PA (Philadelphia)

San Antonio

Seattle

Tucker, GA (Atlanta)

West Bloomfield, MI (Detroit)

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Interesting list. I would've expected Detroit to have one of each, seeing as how there are more than 5 million people in the metro. But for whatever reason there isn't a Lamborghini dealer around. Oh well....it's not like I can afford a Lamborghini right now anyway.

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This lists are incomplete. There's a Ferrari dealer in Newton. I saw an amazing, brand new Mazerati the other day in Watertown. I believe you can buy any of these cars in any major US city.

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I searched again....the nearest Lamborghini dealership is 208 miles away, so do you definately can't buy them in the Detroit metro, unless a new dearlership has just opened recently that is not on any of the lists.

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It's bout like the Bentely dealership being in High Point,NC and not in Charlotte or someother MAJOR city but like Future said I would have thought Detroit would have one of each.

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This is is pretty inaccurate. Ferrari of Atlanta has been open for several years in the Northern Burbs and isn't even listed. I know it's there for a fact because a friend of mine in the car club works there.

However, it is interesting. I know we have a Lotus dealer, several Porsche dealers. Some of the truly exotic cars are sold through other high end dealers, like the Ferrari dealer sells Maserati's.

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LOL. I was wondering why they weren't included on the list. We have several Mercedes dealers around here.

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Okay everyone calm down. The Ferrari listings were wrong. I got them from the enlish pages of www.ferrari.com. I found a more complete listing at www.ferrariusa.com. I didn't write in the metro areas, but here's the list.

Ferrari

Beverly Hills, CA

Costa Mesa, CA

Dublin, OH

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Glen Cove, NY

Greensboro, NC

Greenwich, CT

Highlands Ranch, CO

Hinsdale, IL

Houston, TX

La Jolla, CA

Lake Forest, IL

Miami, FL

Mill Valley, CA

Montreal, Canada

Orlando, FL

Plano, TX

Portland, OR

Rosemont, PA

Roswell, GA

Salt Lake City, UT

San Antonio, TX

Scottsdale, AZ

Seattle, WA

Spring Valley, NY

Sterling, VA

Toronto, Canada

Vancouver, Canada

West Bloomfield, MI

West Newton, MA

Woodland Hills, CA

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Gee, I guess a Mercedes-Benz is just a plain ordinary car these days. LOL

Mercedes-Benz isn't nothin the thing now a days is that MAYBACH or a LEXUS both are very nice cars so they are the things now.

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Yeah most of the mainstream luxury brands are nice versions of another mainstream auto player. Although many of the really high end luxury brands are now owned by mainstream car owners.

Lambo is actually owned by Audi, etc.

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What about Aston Martin dealers... I was thinking about trading in the ol Vantage on something a little less pokey.

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US Aston Martin Dealers

Phoenix, AZ

Beverly Hills, CA

Santa Ana, CA

Walnut Creek, CA

San Diego, CA

West Covina, CA

Broomfield, CO

Greenwich, CT

Tampa, FL

West Palm Beach, FL

Naples, FL

Coral Gables, FL

Roswell, GA

Lake Forest, IL

Brighton, MA

Troy, MI

Palmyra, NJ

Edison, New Jersey

Dublin, OH

Wexford, PA

Dallas, TX

Houston, TX

Fife, WA

Canadian Aston Martin Dealers

Vancouver, BC

Toronto, Ontario

Montreal

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LOL, Lexus is just a dressed up Toyota.

MAYBE but in 2000 Lexus departed from Toyota and became it's own company

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MAYBE but in 2000 Lexus departed from Toyota and became it's own company

They are still dressed up Toyota's. They are likely there own corporation, owned by Toyota. But their models and components are still based on Toyota's.

You can also dig around and found out any vehicles you buy are cross sold under differnet names between car companies.

Examples:

Toyota Corolla is also sold as a Geo Prizm

Ford Ranger is also sold as Mazda B Series Pickup.

Also, many vehicles across company lines share chassis.

Hummer H2 is the same thing as a Tahoe, Suburban

Saab 92 is the same thing as the Imprezza WRX

The vehicles that are cross sold are generally almost identical. The ones that share platforms are generally same engine, tranny, but offer different interior and exterior.

Also, many luxury line vehicles are resold (often cheaper) under the other brands lines:

Lexus ES330 is the Toyota Camry

Infiniti G35 Coupe is 350Z

Many more examples. Platform and model sharing have become very popular in recent years as a way to appeal to more people with reduced costs.

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In name only. Lexus doesn't even exist in Japan where they are manufactured. The same vehicles we purchase in the USA as Lexus are sold there as ordinary Toyotas. Same vehicle, just thousands less.

Brand names and images vary between countries. For example, Acura does not exist in Japan. But Marc is actually mistaken, Lexus does exist in Japan, although few people know this yet since they just started offering cars to their own DM.

One other thing a few people don't know: some cars are sold strictly for that market. For example, the Honda Accord we see in the states is purely North American. It's was designed and built in the US, for the American market. The European Accord is actually marked here as the Acura TSX.

Lastly, on the point of the same car being thousands less, be careful of often significant differences between JDM/American models. For example, Toyota Camry and Lexus ES330 are both the same car. However, the ES330 is just now being offered in Japan. Likewise, the IS300 is offered in Japan as the Altezza. It is thousands less (closer to a 20K sports sedan). However, the Altezza in Japan in powered by a 2.0 4 cyl (some models turbocharged), in America it's powered by the 3.0 inline six shared with the GS300, that was previously offered in the Supra.

You are more apt to find a comparable American model Toyota that is exactly the same as the Lexus model, than you are to find exact copies of Luxury cars that are normal cars in Japan.

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I was recently looking to buy a new car and looked at the new Acura TL very closely, and will probably be what I end up getting. It's just a European Honda Accord...how come European cars look so much better than what we have here in the states? LOL! If you're looking for something different that isn't owned by someone else...I say BMW all the way baby!

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The RX300/RX330 is sold as the Toyota Highlander here in the states, and is the same vehicle as the Harrier. But, believe it or not, they are both just Camry's. Camry chassis, Camry engine.

Acura TL very closely, and will probably be what I end up getting. It's just a European Honda Accord

The TSX is the European Accord, not the TL.

Honestly, the best thing anyone can do is find the car that best fits them. If you really like the BMW, get a BMW. I'm not sure if "it's not sold as a cheaper car" is really a good reason to purchase one. You should consider style, price, safety, reliability (often overlooked), personal taste. If all that comes out to a luxury branded car, then consider if the price is worth buying the upscale model (i.e. ES330) or buying the less expensive mainstream brand (Camry). If at the end of all of that, you still love the luxury model and can afford it, get it.

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