Monthly Archives: February 2010

May The Best Car Win? We Already Have!

And we will continue to do so.

GM has made a pretty bold challenge and is attempting to compete with the Luxury Makers such as Lexus and Mercedes-Benz.  One local dealer even put out a worthless ad in a magazine few read that said the SRX was better than the RX.  I guess Intellichoice thought differently.

Here is the press release from Lexus… CLICK HERE.

I guess the “Lexus” of luxury automobiles is still a Lexus…

Movie Review – Avatar (PG-13)

I have to be completely honest about this review.  I seem to be one of only a handful of people worldwide to have not seen this movie yet.  I will admit I was wrong when I thought that this movie looked like any other Hollywood “pet” project, like “Battlefield Earth”, “Ishtar”, “Gigli”, or “Glitter”.  This looked like the kind of movie where the person driving the film is the only one that thinks the movie can be watchable.

Never the less, “Avatar” has gone on to break box office record after record.  Even “Titanic” can not match up to the power of “Avatar”.  Checking the most recent reports from http://www.boxofficemojo, a movie fanatic’s dream site, even accounting for inflation, “Avatar” ranks up with films like “Raiders of the Lost Ark”, and “The Sting”.

I get it.  It is a great film.  Take a chance (and a Dramamine) and watch the movie.  I think I will.  This week in fact.  At an IMAX Theater in Los Angeles while on vacation.  I hope it is worth the money…

Hot Travel Spots – Jamaica

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g147309-Jamaica-Vacations.html

Jamaica is a melting pot of African, Asian, European and Middle Eastern cultures. You’ll experience this diversity in its strong crafts tradition, performing arts and distinctive dining options, like ackee and saltfish with roast breadfruit. Take your vacation to new heights at famed cliff jumping spot, Negril Cliffs. Jamaica offers long beaches, protected coves, rugged mountains, waterfalls, caves and sunshine and chances to play in the surf, ride horses and swim with dolphins. Jump in!

Recipe – Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips

Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips

  • 2 kiwis, peeled and diced
  • 2 Golden Delicious apples – peeled, cored and diced
  • 8 ounces raspberries
  • 1 pound strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons fruit preserves, any flavor
     
  • 10 (10 inch) flour tortillas
  • butter flavored cooking spray
  • 2 cups cinnamon sugar
  • Directions

    1. In a large bowl, thoroughly mix kiwis, Golden Delicious apples, raspberries, strawberries, white sugar, brown sugar and fruit preserves. Cover and chill in the refrigerator at least 15 minutes.
    2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
    3. Coat one side of each flour tortilla with butter flavored cooking spray. Cut into wedges and arrange in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Sprinkle wedges with desired amount of cinnamon sugar. Spray again with cooking spray.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven 8 to 10 minutes. Repeat with any remaining tortilla wedges. Allow to cool approximately 15 minutes. Serve with chilled fruit mixture.

    Thanks to You!

    CONGRATULATIONS…You have arrived at a dealership nationally recognized for excellence in customer care.

    Over the past year, thanks to much hard work, dedication, and a bit of good fortune as well, we have earned the highest customer satisfaction rankings in the history of our company.  We owe a debt of gratitude to our guests, as it is only you who made this possible.

    • We earned a ranking of #1 in the USA for our Certified Pre-Owned Guest Experience.
    • We are proud to be #1 in the Entire Midwest Region for our Guest Delivery Experience.
    • We are among the top 15% of all dealers nationwide in our Service Experience.
    • We are within the top 25% of all dealers nationwide in our Sales Experience.

    You will note that as the manufacturer ranks its dealers, the key word throughout is “experience,” that is, the manufacturer wants to know from the guests, “how was your experience at the dealership”?  As you know from all the communication you receive from us, we aim to provide the utmost in customer care and attention to detail, the sum total of which we have proclaimed The Scholfield Luxury Experience.

    Thank you.  And enjoy The Scholfield Luxury Experience once again!

    All-New 2010 Acura ZDX – 3 in Stock NOW!

    “ZDX is like nothing you have ever seen before from Acura. It combines the best attributes of a coupe, a sedan and a sport utility – all wrapped in a beautifully sculpted package – that will attract an entirely new luxury customer to the Acura brand.”
    – Jeff Conrad, Vice President of Acura Sales

    The all-new 2010 Acura ZDX is one of the most innovative and exciting vehicles on the market today, offering…

    – The style and driving experience of a sport coupe
    – The flexible cargo utility and all-wheel-drive capabilities of an suv
    – The available passenger capacity of a sedan

    ZDX advances the definition of personal style, luxury, and performance to the highest level in Acura Division history.

    ZDX with Advance Package models add all of the Technology Package features plus:
    -Heated and ventilated front seats
    – Exclusive suede-like headliner and trim
    – Ambient inner door-handle lighting
    – Integrated Dynamics System (IDS), with both Comfort and Sport settings
    – Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)
    – Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
    – Blind spot information (BSI) system
    – 3-point height-adjustible front seat belts with load limiters and e-pretensioner system (front)

    The all-new 2010 Acura ZDX

    – Drive one today –

    3 to choose from in stock now

    Only at

    11212 E Kellogg
    Wichita, KS 67207
    316.688.5000
    800.362.0943

    Unlimited Complimentary Car Wash

    With the weather turning more towards Spring than Winter, the Complimentary Car Wash amenity of our Scholfield Luxury Experience is experiencing a strong tick upward in usage.  With an increase in the number of car washes, comes the inevitable wait time increases.

    We wanted to communicate a few tips that may help to streamline your visit for a complimentary car wash.  Here they are in no particular order:

    1. The best time to get a car wash is during the non peak times of 9:00 AM to Noon and 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.  You will also avoid the rush of service guests dropping off and picking up their vehicles.
    2. Call our Client Care Center to ask what the approximate wait time is.  We are updated often by the Service Advisers so we can make sure the Starbucks and complimentary water and soda are stocked and functioning.
    3. If you are in a hurry, ask to just “run the car through”, without hand drying or vacuuming the front carpeted areas.  This will speed up the process.
    4. As a reminder, our complimentary car wash consists of washing and hand drying the exterior of your vehicle with microfiber towels.

    We have taken measures to have additional help on expected peak days to handle the increased volume.  As always, if you have any concerns whatsoever, please feel free to communicate to anyone at the dealership, from the Client Care Center to General Manager Bobby Cuillo.

    New Lexus Hybrid Coming Soon

    WORLD DEBUT FOR LEXUS CT 200h AT GENEVA MOTOR SHOW

    KEY POINTS

    • World-first appearance of the Lexus CT 200h
    • First and only full hybrid model in the premium compact segment
    • New gateway model to progressive luxury and the Lexus brand

    Six months after revealing the LF-Ch concept, Lexus is set to unveil its new CT 200h model at the Geneva motor show.

    Created for motorists who want to lower their emissions, but not their standards, the CT 200h will be the first full hybrid vehicle in the premium compact segment. It will offer new levels of refinement, sophistication and attention to detail, without compromising style or driving pleasure.

    Equipped with second-generation Lexus Hybrid Drive technology, the CT 200h reinforces Lexus’s hybrid power leadership in the premium market, joining the established RX 450h, GS 450h and LS 600h models to create an unprecedented range of full hybrid vehicles.

    The critically acclaimed Lexus LFA supercar will also be on show at Geneva, just ahead of the initial order period for the model coming to a close.

    Andy Pfeiffenberger, Vice President Lexus Europe, will host a press conference on Stand 4211 in Hall 4 at 4.45pm on 2 March.

    February Specials at Scholfield Auto Plaza

    We will defer your first payment for 90 days and then make the rest of your 2010 payments!   For example, purchase one of the two remaining 2009 IS 250s in stock for 72 months at 4.75% APR and your payments will be about $699 a month—we defer the first payment for 90 days and we make the first 8 payments for you—a savings of $5592!!!

    You will not have a payment out of your pocket until January of 2011!  Click here to set up a time to test drive your new Lexus…


    To view Current Specials at Scholfield Auto Plaza select one of our 5 brands