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2018 Vehicle Buyers Guide

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2018 is off to a great start for most of us and what could be a better way to start off a new year than with a new vehicle.

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Unfortunately, with so many choices in today’s marketplace, finding the right vehicle can take time and a lot of effort. This is why nearly 90% of consumers start their adventure online. Whether you start at a manufacturer’s website or a third party site, online shopping for a vehicle can save you a lot of time and frustration.

The Walser Auto Campus – Wichita website has a new tool on our website to assist you with narrowing down your choices.  Clicking this link will take you directly to the 2018 Vehicle Buyer’s Guide. You will see sections on leasing vs financing and several questions from our experience of assisting customers with their vehicle selection.

Great DealThe best part? We are very transparent with our Buyer’s Guide and aren’t pushing an agenda. We present the facts, or “Pros” and “Cons”, of each step of the buying process. We understand that every situation and person is unique and will do our best to make sure your purchase process is unlike any you have experienced before.

See you soon!

Why Do We Make New Year’s Resolutions?

Happy-New-Year-Images-2018-HD-1-1  If you are like most people, you will undoubtedly make a resolution or two in the next few days. Maybe you want to lose weight? Maybe to stop a bad habit? Or maybe start a good habit? Whatever the reason, you are not alone as over 58% of us will make at least one resolution (according to Statistic Brain). Unfortunately, only 8% of us actually achieve some level of success with our resolutions.

Here are a few ideas to assist you in maintaining your resolution through-out the year.

  1. themoon  Don’t shoot for the moon. The old adage of shoot for the stars and if you miss you’ll hit the moon does not apply here. Most people start with a huge goal and when they miss-step, drop the resolution altogether. A friend of mine posted on Facebook in November that their goal at the start of the year was to lose 25 pounds…..and they only had 35 pounds to go! Shoot for a smaller more attainable mark and once you hit it, stretch it out to the next mark. So shoot for a 5 pound weight loss. Once you hit that, make a new mark of 5 pounds more. And so on.
  2. nevergiveup  If you DO miss a goal, don’t quit! Reset and start again! You do not know what outside influences might get in the way of you making your mark. Life happens! Reset, and begin again! If you win more battles than lose, you will eventually win the war! January 1st is not the only day that you can make a resolution.
  3. with someone that has the same or similar goals. Is it any wonder why Spin Class and Group Exercise have both grown tremendously over the past few years? Being a part of a like-minded community can assist you in furthering your goals and achieving long term success in ways you may have never before imagined!
  4. paradigm-shift  Make your goal bigger than yourself. I know of a friend that could never quit smoking. He tried every year to do so and always failed. Until the day he found out that he and his wife were going to have their first baby. Right then and there his paradigm shifted and his motivation for quitting smoking was exposed. He quit and has never gone back to the habit.
  5. ParticleMindsUse pictures to mentally remind yourself of your goal. If you are trying to lose weight, maybe you hang a picture on your fridge that reminds you not to snack. Or if you are wanting to save for a vacation but always waste money on frivolous things like Starbucks or fast food, maybe put a picture on your phone to remind you of where it is you want to go. Use your phone (as if you don’t have it in your hand right now) to set reminders to take your vitamins, drink more water, or exercise more. Use your past self to remind your present self of what your future self wants to achieve!

240_F_119630163_wJRGEXJhFDC7J3HT8JO4IIPT6gblxZ8k  These five suggestions are not the only five ways to assist in achieving your New Year’s resolutions. But they can help. And if they do, drop us a comment below and share with us what worked for you. And share this blog with your friends…..please and thank you!


Good Bye 2017, Hello 2018!

17-18It is an exciting time of the year where we close out one year and begin anew. And in the luxury automotive business, that means the arrival of fresh and new vehicle models. With the NINE brands we represent, a month never goes by where we don’t have something brand new or something refreshed to talk about with our customers. 2018 is no exception!

From Lexus , the flagship of the brand, the LS 500 sedan, is coming out with style, power, and a total redesign. From the standard twin-turbo 3.5 liter V6 (producing 415 horsepower!) to optional four-wheel steering, to a TEN-speed transmission, the LS will not disappoint…expect it sometime in January or February.Lexus-LS-overview-hero-1312x656-LEX-LSG-MY18-0041-1-d

From Audi, the redesigned Q5 will arrive this spring and will be a technological wonder. With the available Virtual Cockpit, a customizable 12.3-inch video display that replaces the traditional instrument panel, you can choose the design that works best for you!2018-Audi-Q5-hero-mobile-1024-v3

From Land Rover, the Range Rover Velar, available now, is the latest addition to the ever-growing family. With a wide variety of power-trains available, there is a Velar for everyone. Starting at just $49,900, the Velar is also very affordable for a luxury SUV with the great heritage of Land Rover…


We have updates from Porsche (911 GT2 RS and Panamera/Panamera Turbo S Hybrid) as well as new AMG models from Mercedes-Benz (AMG GT C Convertible and AMG GT R). Also expect to see the Audi A5 Sportback and TT RS sometime soon…and this is just the beginning!


The Joys of a First Sale…

One of the most rewarding events I have been able to witness over my 12+ years in the luxury automotive business is the joy and relief when a new sales associate completes their first transaction.

Aside from the purchase of a home, an automobile transaction is often a complicated, drawn out process, unless you are a “Up Front Price” store (like our stores!). A new associate is virtually always dealing with self-doubt debating whether or not they made the right career choice. The first sale, whether it is a solo transaction or partnered with a more “seasoned” associate, gives the associate a strong sense of pride and accomplishment. It’s a big deal.

MB AMG Line UpYesterday, a new associate at our MB store made her first sale and I went to congratulate her, to simply acknowledge the achievement. The smile that lit up her face is now added to the hundreds of others I have witnessed over the years.

As for the customer in this process, they are forever remembered as the first sale for this associate. This customer will get special attention any time they are at the dealership from this associate, because they were the first transaction of many. And in our sales process, even though a customer primarily deals with just one person from start to finish, there are numerous people behind the scenes all supporting the sales associate before (training), during (sales managers/business managers), and after (Service, Parts, Detail, Concierge) the transaction.

Tired of the same old back and forth, grind it out, car buying process? Try something fresh, unique, and special…..the Walser Up Front Price way of doing business…



Walser Auto Campus Website

When I am out and about in Wichita or at a Chamber of Commerce event, I am often asked about business and how the “new” company is doing. I usually reply that after nearly 16 months, the Walser Auto Campus and I am doing great. That usually elicits a chuckle or at the very least a smirk. And then I get to tell them about all the exciting enhancements to our business and our new website –

New Walser Auto Campus WebsiteAs you can see in the photo above, this is not your ordinary “dealer” website. From the aerial slow pan across the front of the Greenwich side of the campus (don’t worry – BMW/MINI/Porsche/Acura coming soon!), you can see why our collection of some of the most iconic brands in the world, all on one campus, is second-to-none.

From new Porsches and Jaguars, to great Used Cars (priced from $7998 and up!), we have what you are looking for! In addition, with our sister stores in the great state of Minnesota, we just might be able to get that new vehicle from one of our sister brands down here to you as well. And, best of all, at a negotiation-free, Walser Upfront Price, too!

See you soon….

Click the name of a brand to be linked directly to our manufacturer-authorized websites…

Acura –  Audi –  BMW –  Jaguar –  Land Rover  –  Lexus –  Mercedes-Benz  –  MINI –  Porsche

MINI Cooper S Clubman

Take home a MINI Cooper S Clubman for just $349 per month. With $3000 due at signing, you’ll love this 4-door fun car! Great to drive with surprising acceleration, the MINI Clubman is a great addition to any garage.

See an Associate for details or call 316719.8300 to speak with one now.  You may also visit for current inventory and other specials.

Jaguar XF Prestige AWD

Drive a Jaguar XF with AWD and you’ll understand that some cats CAN run in the rain, snow, and ice.  And at $671, this XF Prestige package sedan will not break the bank.

Test drive the XF today or visit for mroe details, our complete inventory, and other specials on this and other Jaguar models.

Land Rover Evoque SE Premium

What could be better than arriving where you’re going in a Land Rover Evoque?  Arriving there knowing you are only paying $483 per month for this amazing vehicle.  A vehicle that is Land Rover through and through with stylish body lines and plenty of muscle, the Evoque was a game-changer for Land Rover.

Stop by today to test drive the Evoque or any of our other Land Rovers. Call 316.719.8400 to speak to a sales associate or visit for inventory and other special offers.

Cheesecake Factory Bakery is Now Open!

The most talked about feature of our new Audi Wichita facility is our exclusive, licensed, Cheesecake Factory Bakery, located on the Club Level.  Here you will find all of your favorite Cheesecake Factory treats from whole cheesecakes, cheesecake by the slice, to cheesecake bites.

Cheesecake BitesStrawberry CheesecakeChoco CheeseTriple Vanilla

If you need something special to “WOW” your guests at your next dinner party, let us assist!  If you need a special treat to reward your office, we can help!  If you want to take your next Holiday gathering to the next level, we are there for you!

And do we have your favorite flavors? Of course we do!  Here is what we currently have in stock:

Original Cheesecake

Italian Creme Torte

Key Lime Pie

White Chocolate Raspberry

Triple Vanilla

Tuxedo Mousse

Wild Strawberries & Cream

Crazy Red Velvet

GODIVA® Double Chocolate

Upon request, we may even be able to special order in a flavor we do not stock.

Stop by Audi Wichita and see for yourself! You might even get a complimentary sample!

Audi Wichita Now Open – Again!

20160629_101959After opening nearly 2 years ago in a temporary structure, setting a few Customer Services standards along the way (thanks to our amazing customers!), our brand new, state-of-the art Audi Dealership is now open!

20160629_101851.jpgTo enter, simply drive to the northernmost entrance on our 31-acre campus, or just past the temporary structure. Parking for Sales and Service are located on the northern side of the new facility.

20160629_101632.jpgWhen you first walk in, the overwhelming size of the showroom (our largest to date!) will take a moments to settle in. The first item you will undoubtedly notice is the sweeping wall-structure that provides a visual barrier between the showroom where all of the GREAT Audi vehicles are displayed, and the tastefully designed working area for our Sales and Service teams.

The second feature you’ll most likely notice is the 22 foot tall video wall that runs from the floor to the Club Level area on the second floor.  Showing Audi Racing footage, current Audi vehicle offerings, or live sporting events. Simply amazing is the comment most often heard when guests and associates first see the display.

20160629_101648.jpgJust behind and to the left of the video feature, is one of our Guest Lounges where you can only a complimentary hot or cold beverage, and in the mornings hours from 7:30 to 10:30 am, a selection of gourmet pastries.  Current newspapers, a wall-mounted TV, a Children’s Play Area (complete with iPads and classic arcade game cabinet with 70+ classic arcade games loaded), and a fireplace.  Also in this area is a large selection of Audi branded merchandise, clothing, and accessories for the Audi fan in your home.

Walk directly to the right of the video feature and you will find our Vehicle Reveal Center and Service Consultation areas.  The Vehicle Reveal Center is really where the Audi Experience begins…..when you first take delivery of your new or certified pre-owned Audi.  The room features a turntable allowing you to see all the beautiful angles of your Audi.

20160629_101720Continue around the corner and you will see our Service Consultants reviewing the status of Audi vehicles in for service.  As you walk by the Service Consultation area, you will notice the glass doors swooshing open and closed (Star Trek, anyone?) that take yo in to the Audi Service Drive where guests are dropping off and picking up their vehicles from our Service Team.

Across the Service Drive is the Retail Parts Counter and a glass wall that allows you to look into the Service Technician area where our amazing, experienced, and factory-certified technicians are providing valuable maintenance on your Audi.

And now for the most amazing feature of our new Audi facility….Club Level.  Club level is where you can get away from it all with our all-weather Rooftop Terrace, the Audi Sport Theater, the Quattro Cafe with Cheesecake Factory Bakery offerings (an Audi first and ONLY at Audi Wichita!), and the luxurious Audi All Access VIP retreat, an exclusive perk of ownership for our Audi owners.

This area simply has to be seen to believe!  Ask an Associate for a tour of the Club Level experience.  And while you are there, maybe they’ll have some samples of some of the cheesecake!

The new Audi Wichita is unlike anything you have ever seen at an automobile retailer before. Experience it today!

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