David Long, Used Vehicle Director, Del Grande Dealer Group (San Jose, CA)
DGDG more than sells 31,000 vehicles per year and relies heavily on pre-owned vehicle purchases. Vehicle Acquisition Network has partnered with the Del Grande Dealer Group to provide technology to source pre-owned vehicles direct from private sellers. The vehicles purchased through V.A.N. turn faster and have a higher average profit per car. David’s team and our solution make a great team!
Mark Artibey, General Sales Manager, Best Ford Knox (Knox, IN)
Mark’s team receives on average 5-7 phone calls a day from private sellers that Best Ford Knox has initiated contact with using V.A.N. Through their refined process, Mark purchases 10-15 used vehicles a month at book value and better. “Once the customer arrives in the store,” Mark says he has all the information ready, hands the customer a check and they are on their way. With V.A.N., Best Ford Knox is able to decrease average turn on vehicles from 45 days to 2-3 weeks.
Burnell King, Purchasing Manager, Sam Swope Auto Group (Louisville, KY)
Sam Swope buys 100-125 used vehicles each month using Vehicle Acquisition Network, which makes up more than 10% of Sam Swope’s inventory turn across its 15 stores. V.A.N. makes it possible for Burnell to generate leads with consumers to acquire vehicles he would not be able to acquire without the tool. “It’s a different approach,” says King.
Jake Sodikoff, General Manager, Steven KIA (Harrisonburg, VA)
With the Vehicle Acquisition Network, Steven KIA has been able to reach entirely new segments of the used market that the dealership was never accessing prior and connect with customers they never knew existed. “We just try to be nice, friendly, and give people the opportunity to sell their vehicles in a trustworthy place.”
Joe Humphrey, President, The Preowned Source, LLC. (Ocala, FL)
Joe has been with using the Vehicle Acquisition Network with the Preowned Source since 2013. With V.A.N. Joe and his team are more easily able to identify vehicles on the street, playing a huge role in their ability to earn the trust and business of private sellers.
Chuck Harvey, Owner and General Manager, Racine Automotive Group (Sussex, WI)
Chuck has been on the Vehicle Acquisition Network since early 2015. He loves how V.A.N. puts him in front of customers and lets him build relationships. It allows him to find vehicles he normally would not find, at a pace and a cost that is better for him than with traditional dealer auctions. “This is a people business,” he says, “and it always will be…full transparency is always important.”

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