Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Paris Auto Show Preview

As company owner Franck Freon put it so eloquently in his "Welcome to Pumpkin Cars" video on our website homepage, we here at Pumpkin Fine Cars are primarily car lovers.  That comes first and foremost and is the cornerstone of our business and our success.  Being as that our love of cars is what propels every other aspect of our business, we have decided to give some of our car lover friends and fans a small preview of the upcoming Paris Auto Show.  The Auto Show commences this Thursday, September 30 in the city of lights.  Not only is Paris the hometown of Franck Freon, but it is also home to one of the worlds largest auto shows.  Most major auto manufacturers use this show as an opportunity to launch new concepts, unveil re-engineered favorites and showcase the best and newest technology on the market.  Overall the dominate prevailing trend seems to be electric and hybrid cars that will be available and accessible for the mass market.  At Pumpkin Cars we specialize in Mercedes Benz, BMW, among others, but those brands are at the core of our business. 

The main concept that Mercedes Benz will be unveiling this year at the Paris Auto Show will be a new version of the CLS.  This is the car that launched the trend of four door coupe styled sedans when it was introduced in 2004.  It was redesigned for this year with more elegant styling, flowing lines and will set the standard for future designs for Mercedes Benz going forward.  The CLS is based in size off of the E class but is longer with this new generation getting a longer wheelbase that is 8 inches longer than the current version.  You can look for this Mercedes Benz to start being sold in the US in mid-2011.

The big news for BMW is the unveiling of the X3 cross over and a concept for a new 6 Series coupe.  The newest generation of the X3 is larger, but also lighter than the current model.  By increasing the size, BMW positions the X3 a little bit more directly in between the X1 and the X5.  By making it lighter it will increase it's power and pickup because the same size engine will be pulling less weight.  Good news on the home front in terms of jobs in the auto industry because the new X3 will be built at BMW's factory in Spartanburg, SC.  This cross-over goes on sale in November for Europe with a US launch expected early in 2011.  Prices for the new X3 will start around $50,000.  The new concept for the BMW 6 Series will have the styling a bit more understated and follow the brands sleeker design that has already been seen on the newest generations of the 5 and 7 series. 

Other news that is noteworthy on brands we love at Pumpkin comes from Ferrari.  They are going to add stop-start and other fuel saving technologies to the California Roadster aimed at reducing CO2 emissions overall by 10% and up to 20% in city driving.  Other methods Ferrari will use to cut fuel use will be adding brushless fans to cut down on friction in engine cooling, redesigning the air conditioning to cut down mechanical energy use and revised fuel pumps and gearbox actuators to reduce electricity use. 
Well, we hope you enjoyed that quick preview of the 2010 Paris Auto Show and you can look forward to seeing some of the cars mentioned above in Pumpkin's Inventory in about three or four years!  Please stop by our unique indoor showroom located conveniently on Fire Rd in Egg Harbor Township between Delilah Rd and California Ave to see some great pre-owned cars from Mercedes Benz, BMW, Acura and Honda.  As always, Pumpkin Cars can be reached over the phone at 609-646-7676 and via email at [email protected] .  Pumpkin Cars and Franck Freon can be found on Facebook, you can follow @PumpkinCars on Twitter, and if you enjoy what you have just read, please subscribe to our blog

Monday, September 27, 2010

Pumpkin Plays Small Part In Large Cause

From time to time here at Pumpkin Fine Cars we like to veer away from blogs strictly dealing with our business and our inventory and write about subjects that effect everyone in some way shape or form.  A close personal friend of Pumpkin Cars owner's Franck and Gina Freon is Tomra Vecere.  Tomra has done something amazing and we wanted to share it with all of our friends and customers.  Tomra is a member of Team In Training which is an organization that trains athletes to compete in marathons, half marathons, triathlons and other endurance sport competition with one goal in mind, not to win and be number one, but to raise money to fight cancer.  In Tomra's case she trained for and raised funds for five months to participate in the Rock 'n' Roll 1/2 Marathon in Virgina Beach over Labor Day Weekend.  Team In Training raises money as part of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Tomra reached her goal of not only finishing the race, but also her goal of raising more than $2,500 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  We would simply like to say, "Job very well done Tomra".  This was quite an accomplishment.  Pumpkin Cars just received a thank you letter from Tomra detailing her experience and though we made a small donation to the cause, we should all be the ones to thank her for sacrificing and training hard to meet her fundraising goal and donate the money to an extremely worthy cause. 
In the letter sent to Pumpkin Cars, Tomra states that her team of 30 athletes from New Jersey raised over $80,000 for cancer research and that is more than amazing!  Tomra also explains about how physically difficult and demanding the training was, let alone the actual race.  She explains that the motivation of all of those effected by and suffering from Leukemia, Lymphoma and other Blood Cancers as well as all of those who generously contributed to her fundraising efforts would not let her quit or give up.  Once the pain and soreness of the race subsided Tomra believes that it was one of the most amazing experiences of her life.  We can see why.  What a great way to contribute and give back to those in need!  It is one thing to raise, donate or participate in events to raise money and awareness for certain charities and causes, but quite another thing to physically sacrifice and train in order to run a half marathon and raise money.  Once again, Tomra, we at Pumpkin Fine Cars salute you, your effort and determination to raise money for such a great cause.  Please keep up the good work and we will be here to support you in your next endeavour!  Log onto http://www.teamintraining.org/ to read more about the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Team in Training for more information.
As always, Pumpkin Cars can be reached over the phone at 609-646-7676 or via email at [email protected].  Please find and "Like" Pumpkin Cars and Franck Freon on Facebook, follow @PumpkinCars on Twitter and if you enjoyed what you have just read, please subscribe to our blog

Friday, September 24, 2010

2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland

Pumpkin Fine Cars & Exotics' Car Of The Day...a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland, 4-Door midsize SUV.  This PRISTINE, IMMACULATE and BARELY-BROKEN-IN pre-owned Grand Cherokee Overland is a RARE FIND with ONLY 19,553 original miles.  The Overland package is hard-to-come by, expecially in the pre-owned market and there are only a confirmed few in the area.  This Jeep is for the driver that demands far more than just basic transportation and with the off-road and towing capabilities, it makes for a persuasive choice in the SUV market.  Since the Overland trim level has been discontinued as of 2010, the 2008/2009 models are the last opportunities to own one!  This bad-boy is powered by an impressive 5.7 liter "HEMI" V8 producing 330 horsepower and is most impressive in its off-road capabilities.

LUXURY FEATURES are in abondance on this vehicle! Jeep has thought of everything when it comes to ensuring that owners have the best in latest technology and many features which are optional on most other vehicles come standard on this Overland trim.  The BEAUTIFUL Silver Exterior comes with RICH BROWN LEATHER Interior and black & chrome trimming.  Power/HEATED FRONT & REAR SEATS are equipped with Driver's side Memory Positioning along with Memory Radio and Mirrors.  XENON Headlights, NAVIGATION SYSTEM, Sirius Satellite Radio with a 6-Disc CD CHANGER and Boston Acoustics Premium Sound System are impressive!  Bluetooth, Privacy Glass Windows, ParkView Rear BACK-UP CAMERA, Remote Start Engine, 18" Chrome Wheels and SO MUCH MORE than I can mention!  To top of this AMAZING PIECE OF MACHINERY, its a ONE-OWNER vehicle with a PERFECT TITLE HISTORY! If you are excited about check out this vehicle then STOP BY TODAY for a FREE, NO-HASSLE TEST DRIVE!  Contact us at (609)646-7676 or email us at [email protected] for more information.  To view a complete listing of our other pre-owned vehicles, log onto our website at http://www.pumpkincars.com/

Pumpkin Keeping Costs Low on Great Cars

With the current state of the economy and everyone having to be much more conscious of where and how they are spending their money Pumpkin Fine Cars has been making a concerted effort to keep a wide selection of high quality, yet inexpensive cars in stock.  These are cars that we know are priced competitively and are in great shape.  Most may be either older model years or come to us via a trade in, but they all undergo the same process before they can be called a "Pumpkin Car".  As we state often on this blog it does not matter whether it is a car we are retailing for $4,000 or a car we are retailing for $60,000 all of our Pumpkin Cars must be passed through our very rigorous Pumpkin Certification Program.  This includes having a vehicle history report run so we can make sure that there were no accidents reported and that the title history is clean and clear, having the car test driven and evaluated by Franck Freon himself and then checked out and evaluated by an ASE certified mechanic.  Finally, it is given a full detail from top to bottom and it is ready to be sold!  A few examples of cars under $10k right now which are great values are the following.

First, we have a 2002 Ford Escape. This SUV is a One Owner, has 88k miles, is a 4x4 and gives you all the functionality of an SUV with out being oversized and a big time gas guzzler.  This is a great car for a student, first time buyer or for a family looking for an inexpensive second or even third car.  Our Escape is currently priced at $6,995! We bet you cannot find a mid-sized SUV in better shape for a lower price anywhere.  The Escape has been serviced, detailed and is 100% ready to go. 

We also have a great, and we mean great 1999 Toyota Camry Solara with only 81k miles, priced right now at $7,995!  This is an extremely clean car both mechanically and cosmetically and is loaded with options and upgrades.  This is a Solara with the "SLE" trim giving you power seats, windows and locks as well as a power moon roof, and CD Player with JBL sound system.  Everyone knows that Toyota's are very sound, reliable cars and this baby is ready to run for another 100k miles easy!  Come by the showroom to see it sooner rather than later because it will not last long.

Just into inventory this week we have an extremely sporty and stylish 2005 Nissan Altima SE.  This car has 104k miles and it is in tremendous shape.  It has incredible chrome trim around the windows with a very unique Metallic Teal exterior and Tan cloth interior.  It is equipped with 17" Chrome and Black aftermarket rims and has been kept up beautifully by the previous owner.  It is also equipped with full power options including a power moon roof and seats.  It has a CD player and Privacy glass windows.  This beauty can be yours at the reasonable price of $8,995.  Gotta see it to believe it!

Finally, getting back into the SUV realm we have a great 1998 Mercedes Benz ML320.  This is your chance to own a luxurious and reliable Mercedes Benz M class for under $10,000.  That is correct, this car is priced at $9,995 and get this, it only has 60k original miles!!  You get all the legendary quality and performance of Mercedes Benz at a price that just cannot be touched.  You will be amazed at the condition of this truck both mechanically and cosmetically.  It has All Wheel Drive for those rough winters we have had recently, Power/Heated Seats, a 6 Disc CD Changer and Privacy glass.  One test drive and you will be hooked! 

This of course is just a sampling of our inventory priced under $10k, to get the full picture, please check us out at http://www.pumpkincars.com/ where we always have our entire inventory listed with prices, photos and descriptions of each car.  Stop into our unique indoor showroom on Fire Rd between Delilah Rd and California Ave in beautiful Egg Harbor Township, NJ.  Feel free to take your time and browse our pristine inventory in a no pressure, relaxed atmosphere.  You will be amazed at how well trained, open and honest Franck Freon and his staff are and will guarantee you will enjoy you car buying experience.  As always, Pumpkin Cars can be reached over the phone at 609-646-7676 and via email at [email protected] .  You can find and "Like" Pumpkin Cars and Franck Freon on Facebook, follow @PumpkinCars on Twitter, watch videos and subscribe to the Pumpkin Cars channel on YouTube and if you enjoy what you have just read, please read more of and subscribe to our blog!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

2007 BMW X3 3.0 liter

Pumpkin Fine Cars & Exotic's Car Of The Day...a 2007 BMW X3 3.0, 4-Door SUV.  This PRISTINE, PRE-OWNED X3 is a GORGEOUS BLACK ON BLACK BEAUTY!  With VERY LOW MILES at ONLY 28,258, its barely broken in and worth every penny saved over the price of a new one.  You can own this BMW for ONLY $26,495.00.  It comes with a FULL FACTORY WARRANTY along with a SERVICE WARRANTY good until  January 2011!  With options galore and performance that mimics a sports sedan with 260 horsepower, you'll truly enjoy driving the car of your dreams!  Backed by our PUMPKIN CERTIFICATION, our cars are FULLY SERVICED and professionally detailed, ready for your arrival!

Topping off the luxury options that this pre-owned BMW has to offer are a PREMIUM PACKAGE which includes Power/HEATED SEATS with MEMORY Positioning, Alloy Wheels, Privacy Glass Windows, PANORAMIC MOON ROOF, Roof Rack, LEATHER INTERIOR and SO MUCH MORE!  Not to mention its IMMACULATE TITLE HISTORY!! The X3 3.0 is the only model and trim level in its lineup and is considered one of the smaller SUV Crossovers on the market.  So if your looking for a sports sedan but want the space and comfort of an SUV without going too large, then this baby may be the car for you!  Stop by our showroom anytime and take it for a FREE, NO-HASSLE test-drive.  Contact us anytime at (609)646-7676 or email us at [email protected] for more information.  All of our pre-owned vehicles currently in-stock can be found on our website at http://www.pumpkincars.com/.  Stop by and see what all the talk around town is about!  We guarantee that you'll be pleasantly surprised at the knowledge, friendliness and no-fuss atmosphere that you will find here at Pumpkin Fine Cars Exotics.

Monday, September 20, 2010

THANK YOU PUMPKIN CUSTOMERS

THANK YOU CUSTOMERS!

Franck and I were just reading through some of our customer appreciation letters and emails.  We wanted to take the time to thank our Pumpkin customers for all their kind words of appreciation.  It is often easy to get caught up in the doing of running a business to sometimes forget how much fun it is every day.  We are so lucky to have such wonderful customers, many of whom have taken the time and effort to send us their thanks in a letter or email. It makes all the hard work and long hours worth every minute!!

We will continue to work hard to provide our existing customers, their friends and family and any new customers we are lucky enough to earn the business of, the best cars, at the best prices with the best personal service ever seen in the auto industry!  Franck loves what he does and it's his pleasure to deliver all of this to you.  It's never been a marketing or business plan, just plain and simple honest car knowledge, appreciation and the joy of sharing. 

Please know also, that it takes great customers in order to provide great service.  Thank you for being there for us as well.  For those of you who were there at the very beginning, we haven't forgotten you!  Please visit anytime or send a email. It helps to fuel our long days.  As for our most recent customers, we hope you are enjoying your very special vehicles. Keep in touch.

Sincerely,
Franck and Gina Freon

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Females Are Some of Pumpkin's Best Customers


While researching current industry trends in the pre-owned car industry we here at Pumpkin Cars frequently come across articles and information that we feel compelled to share with our customers and friends. One such article that we recently reviewed from http://www.adealersjournal.biz/ pertains to female customers and how to attract more of them to your dealership. The article states that the true way to attract female patrons is not through carrying "feminized" products and "girly stuff" but to appeal to a woman's sense of safety and practicality. So essentially it becomes the age old question of substance over form and fashion. Interestingly enough, the article also states that couple-run dealerships are more successful in retailing to women. As many of our customers know, Pumpkin owners Franck and Gina Freon both play an integral role in the business here and both are active and on site on a day to day basis. Both Gina and Franck bring their own area of expertise to the table and together they make the ultimate team. Franck Freon is most definitely the "car guy" and operations guru. Gina directs the sales and marketing aspect of the business. As a matter of fact, Gina is not the only female that plays an important role here at Pumpkin. Our title clerk/administrative assistant extraordinaire, Amanda Brooks, also is a key cog in the Pumpkin machine. It is a pretty even balance here at Pumpkin Cars between male and female staff members, and it shows in how we attract both male and female customers on a regular basis.


Now, we will be the first to tell you that Pumpkin Fine Cars only carries the highest quality pre-owned vehicles and that they are all great looking cars by male or female standards. What is even more important to Pumpkin Fine Cars is providing an expert point of view and educating our customers, regardless of gender, to realize what features or a particular car will best fit their needs. In the case of appealing to our female customers, of which we have many and they are among our best customers, we have already known through years of experience that safety ranks among the most pertinent features looked for in a car.

It is a fact that the primary brands that we carry are among the highest safety rated cars on the market. Mercedes Benz, BMW, Honda and Acura all rank towards the top of the ratings in terms of safety and reliability. They are all very solidly built cars which when maintained properly will run for hundreds of thousands of miles. On top of that Franck Freon personally makes sure that while each Pumpkin Car is going through our strict Pumpkin Certification program that all of the safety aspects of each vehicle are reviewed in great detail. Our good friends and ASE certified mechanics at Darrell's Auto Repair pay especially close attention to items such as brakes, tires and alignment among many other mechanical aspects that they examine. We do not compromise when it comes to vehicle safety. Period. Every single Pumpkin Fine Car that enters our inventory gets anything that it needs to make sure that it is road ready and safe enough to trust with your family members, friends and any other precious cargo you may be transporting.

So with that, we invite all customers of all genders to visit our unique indoor showroom here on Fire Rd in Egg Harbor Township, NJ. Come in and browse our beautiful, safe and reliable inventory in a relaxed, family friendly atmosphere. Feel free to take one or more of our Pristine Pumpkin Cars out on no-hassle test drive. As always you can reach Pumpkin Cars over the phone at 609-646-7676 and via email at [email protected] . Please find and "Like" Pumpkin Cars and Franck Freon on Facebook, follow @PumpkinCars on Twitter, watch and subscribe to the Pumpkin Cars Channel on YouTube and if you have enjoy what you are reading, please subscribe to our blog.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

2009 BMW 328CIC

Today we have a very special Pumpkin Fine Car of the day.  This gorgeous 2009 BMW 328CIC is just into inventory and is pristine in every sense of the word.  Secure your very own Hard Top Beamer Convertible before someone else does!  The car has...ready for this...only 2,885 miles!  Nope, not a typo....2,885 miles is accurate.  It is a beautiful Alpine White with a Cream Beige Dakota Leather Interior and with the amazing engineering that makes the hard top go, you can drive this car all year round.  It's the convertible that is not just for summer anymore!  Now as far as features and options, this baby is loaded.  It has the Cold Weather Package with Heated Steering Wheel and Heated Seats, perfect for those cold winter mornings.  It also has the Premium Package, Power Seats, Windows, Locks, Auto Dim Side View and Rear View Mirrors, as well as Xenon Headlights.  The Comfort Access package is one of the coolest allowing you to lock, unlock and start the car by having the key in your pocket, and either touching the door handle to lock and unlock or pressing the ignition button to start the car.  This BMW also has loads of entertainment and communications options including Satellite Radio, BMW Assist with Blue Tooth, 6 Disc CD Changer, iPod and USB Adapter, and Navigation.  All of these features are accessed through the one stop BMW iDrive system.  This iDrive is displayed on an LCD screen mounted in the dash and has options for everything from Navigation system to vehicle trip and diagnostic info, all controlled conveniently through a center console mounted "mouse" device.  

This car is as close to brand new as any that we have ever had here at Pumpkin Fine Cars.  With only 2,885 miles everything both cosmetically and mechanically has barely been touched.  This car brand new retails for about $55,000 and now you can make this 2009 your own for $45,995...almost $10,000 in savings on a car that is this pristine.  This '09 has the same body style as a brand new 3 series BMW as well, so no one will know whether it is pre-owned or not, unless you tell them.  We all know how Franck Freon feels about the performance and engineering of BMW, that is no secret.  The difference between this BMW and most that we carry is the fact that it is a 2009 and has such low miles.  These cars are still very very rare on the pre-owned market because of the current economic conditions.  As we all know by now, less people are purchasing brand new cars which leads to less pre-owned car becoming available.  Franck has test driven the car, gave it very high reviews both mechanically and cosmetically and it passed through our Pumpkin Certification program with ease.  If you are interested in coming to see or drive this car, act sooner rather than later because this is a great value right now and will not stick around for too long.  Please stop in to our unique indoor showroom and check our this Hard Top Beamer Convertible or any one of our great pre-owned Pumpkin Cars today.  Feel free to browse around and if you see something you like or have any questions about, Franck and any member of his courteous, professional staff will be happy to assist you.  As always, Pumpkin Cars can be reached over the phone at 609-646-7676 and via email at [email protected] .  Please visit and "Like" Franck Freon and Pumpkin Cars on Facebook, follow PumpkinCars on Twitter, view videos and subscribe to the Pumpkin Cars Channel on YouTube and if you enjoy what you have just read, please subscribe to our blog

Friday, September 10, 2010

2007 Honda Accord EXL


Pumpkin Fine Cars....Car of the day is this great 2007 Honda Accord EXL.  Known for it's legendary reliability and performance, the Honda Accord is usually a great car at a great price and this one is no exception.  It has a sleek dark blue color with a sharp gray interior and with only 28k miles this car has barely touched the road.  This 2007 is the EXL trim of the Accord, so it has plenty of great upgrades and options.  It has Leather Interior, XM SATELLITE Radio, Alloy Wheels, Power/HEATED SEATS, Moon Roof and an In Dash 6-DISC CD CHANGER.  It is a One Owner car so it was purchased new, driven very infrequently for about 3 years and now it is available as a Pristine Pumpkin Car for the extremely reasonable price of $16,495.  The blue book value on this car is almost $19,000 and brand new it likely sold in the neighborhood of $25,000 or more.  Here is your chance to own a "like new" Honda Accord for thousands less than brand new, but in very comparable condition.  If you know anything about cars, you know that for years, the Honda Accord has been one of the most popular midsized sedans in the US.  It is safe, reliable, fuel efficient and stylish.  What listed there is not to like??  This particular Accord has a 4 cylinder, 2.4L engine that packs a little more punch than one would expect.   As far as the safety features go, this Honda Accord comes with anti lock brakes, front seat-mounted side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags as standard equipment. In NHTSA (government) crash testing, the 2007 Honda Accord received a perfect five stars for frontal-impact protection. Four stars were awarded for protection of front occupants in side impacts; side-impact protection for rear occupants rates five stars for the coupe and four stars for the sedan. In IIHS testing, the Honda Accord earned a "Good" rating (the best possible) for frontal-offset and side-impact crash safety.  If that is not a ringing endorsement, we don't know what is. 

This car has was bought and test driven by Franck Freon himself, and has passed through our rigorous Pumpkin Certification Program with flying colors.  The only thing this car is missing is a new owner! It's the perfect first car for a teen ager, student or also perfect as a family car. This Honda Accord provides one of the roomiest backseats for its segment, and the seat design is such that just about any child's car seat can be installed with minimal hassle, which is a perfect segway from our last blog post about Child Passenger Safety Week!  Please take a drive over to our unique indoor showroom on Fire Rd in Egg Harbor Township, right next to our friends at Darrells Auto Repair.  Browse our current inventory, take this Honda Accord or any other Pristine Pumpkin Car out for a free, no hassle test drive or just stop by to say Hi to Franck and his friendly, knowledgeable staff.  As always, you can reach Pumpkin Cars over the phone at 609-646-7676 and via email at [email protected] .  Please find Pumpkin Cars on Facebook, follow @PumpkinCars on Twitter and if you like what you are reading, please subscribe to this blog.

Pumpkin Recognizes Child Passenger Safety Week

We here at Pumpkin Fine Cars always encourage vehicle safety and safe driving.  As a matter of fact with all his experience in both race car driving as well as driving on regular roads with regular drivers, Franck Freon is most concerned about safety.  The amount of risk involved in race car driving between the equipment and the high speeds that the cars are driven at requires not only the most skilled, but also the most safe teams and drivers.  One small oversight or calculation could mean a crash or even worse, an injury to a driver or crew member.  Franck has learned over the years that the same preparation and safety is required for every car and by every driver.  Unfortunately this is not always the case.  Because not all drivers can be trusted to put your safety and the safety of others first, we must all take responsibility to drive safely and make sure that our cars are in safe condition.  The most important aspect of our Pumpkin Certified Program is to make sure that any and all safety aspects of the cars are functioning and in proper working order.  We do not and will not ever compromise the safety of our Pumpkin Cars and our customers for the sake of a sale.  All of the cars are given a thorough check up by an ASE certified mechanic and if there is something that is even questionable it is repaired or replaced. 

 Next week is Child Passenger Safety week sponsored by AAA.  “Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children,” said AAA Vice President of Public Affairs Kathleen Marvaso. In researching some statistics we found that more than 1,400 children die and over 175,000 are injured each year in car crashes.While more parents are buckling up their children today than they were five years ago, research indicates that three out of four car seats are not properly installed. It is a well proven fact at this point that seat belts and properly installed child car seats do save lives, it's a shame that there has to be a week dedicated to it to get parents properly informed about doing so.  Children are by far your most important and valuable "cargo", so why take short cuts and not have them properly secured and safe?  From all of us here at Pumpkin Fine Cars and Exotics we implore all of our friends and customers to not take any chances and please make sure your children or any children riding in your car are properly buckled up and their car seats secured and installed properly.  For more on Child Passenger Safety Week, please visit http://www.aaa.com/.
As always, Pumpkin Cars can be reached over the phone at 609-646-7676 and via email at [email protected] .   Please stop by our unique indoor showroom to browse our Pristine inventory in a relaxed, family friendly atmosphere.  Find and "Like" Pumpkin Cars and Franck Freon on Facebook, follow @PumpkinCars on Twitter and if you enjoyed what you have just read, please subscribe to our blog. 

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

2007 Mercedes Benz R350


Pumpkin Fine Cars & Exotics' Car Of The Day... a 2007 Mercedes Benz R350, 4-Door Crossover.  This BEAUTIFUL & STYLISH R350 is Mercedes' GRACEFUL and SENSIBLE alternative to the mini-van.  It gives you all the best qualities of a car, SUV and minivan combined while maintaining a LUXURIOUS & POWERFUL family ride.  It comes FULLY LOADED and backed by our PUMPKIN CERTIFICATION!  Currently UNDER A FULL FACTORY WARRANTY until April 2011, this pre-owned Benz is by far a RARE FIND!  With a V6, 3.5 liter engine, 268 horsepower and 258lb per feet of torque, this R350 is no sports car but it's 7-speed Automatic All-Wheel Drive transmission has a lot to do with the vehicle's IMPRESSIVE PERFORMANCE! 

The GORGEOUS PEWTER EXTERIOR on Tan LEATHER INTERIOR will get you noticed not only for it's unique color but the unique style in which the car was designed.  With three rows of two-passenger seating, two captain chairs in the middle row and a 2-person bench seat in the rear, both rows folding down for maximum cargo space, the vehicle was designed with PLENTY OF INTERIOR ROOM.  A PREMIUM PACKAGE with luxury options including Power/HEATED SEATS, NAVIGATION SYSTEM, HARMON KARDON Sound System with a 6-Disc CD CHANGER, PANORAMIC MOON ROOF, Privacy Glass Windows, ALLOY Wheels and LO-JACK INSTALLED AND ACTIVE...this pre-owned R350 leaves little left to be desired!   The SPOTLESS TITLE HISTORY speaks for itself and the IMMACULATE CONDITION of this Benz makes it a vehicle well IN-DEMAND.  If you want to SAVE THOUSANDS over the MSRP of $54,000, BUY PRE-OWNED at ONLY $28,995 and get a vehicle that is BARELY BROKEN-IN and BETTER THAN NEW!  Come in for a FREE test drive today! Contact us at (609)646-7676 or by email to [email protected].  As always you can view more PRISTINE INVENTORY online by visiting our website at http://www.pumpkincars.com/.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

2005 Ford Mustang

Today's Pumpkin Fine Car of the day is this 2005 Ford Mustang.  This is a Black on Black Beauty.  It has been a few months since we have had a Ford Mustang in stock, but this one had to be ours!  It has a powerful V6 engine with over 200 Horse Power and plenty of upgrades.  This particular Mustang has a the Premium Package which includes many upgrades such as the Leather Interior, it has a Shaker 500 sound system with CD Changer and 6 way Power Driver's seat, Power windows and locks.  This is a ONE OWNER car with only 62k miles!  The distinct look and sound of a Ford Mustang is unmistakable and this car is no exception.  The 2005 Mustang was completely redesigned to look more like the classic Mustang of the 1960's and also has an all new platform.  One of the most eye catching changes that took place in the 2005 Mustang is the interior as well. This car looks mean, sounds mean and has plenty of power and performance.  The only thing left from the previous generation of the Mustang is the Logo.  The V6 engine provides enough power while still maintaining decent gas mileage.  So this Mustang is perfect for someone who likes the power but may be cost conscious.  It has the "Mustang" Decal on the side panel and the all Black color is phenomenal.  This car has a very solid feel to it and the performance has been rated very high by consumers.  It is by far the longest surviving affordable American muscle car to date and the brand is as recognizable as Coca Cola and McDonald's. 
As most of our friends and customers know we specialize in pre-owned Mercedes Benz and BMW's, so you know that the Mustang has to be a great car if Franck Freon is willing to put his name on it and sell it.  This car was brought into inventory last week and the phones are already ringing off the hook.  If you think this is the car for you, please do not wait because it will not be in our inventory for too long.  It has been fully serviced and passed through our extremely rigid Pumpkin Certification Program, test driven by Franck Freon, fully detailed and is ready to hit the road!

Come in to our unique indoor showroom located on Fire Rd between Delilah and California Ave in Egg Harbor Township.  Come take a look at this pony car and the dozens of other pristine Pumpkin Cars in our inventory.  Say Hi to Franck and his professional, courteous staff and browse the showroom, or take a car or two out for a spin.  You will enjoy the friendly, relaxed environment and will know that buying a pre-owned Pumpkin Car will be the best car buying experience you've ever had!  Please find us and "Like" Franck Freon and Pumpkin Cars on Facebook, follow @PumpkinCars on Twitter, and if you like what you have just read, please subscribe to our blog.  As always Pumpkin is available over the phone at 609-646-7676 and via email at [email protected] .

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Pumpkin Fine Cars & Exotics

Everyone here at Pumpkin Fine Cars & Exotics wants to wish you a very safe and Happy Labor Day weekend.  If you are heading to the beaches or having a family bar-b-que, please enjoy it and remember to drive safe and as always, be cautious on the roadways. 

As we come to a close on a very hot and lengthy summer 2010, many of you are preparing for the next season.  Kids are going back to school, the weather is finally changing and some may be in the need for a new pre-owned vehicle.  Here at Pumpkin Cars we are always updating our inventory with great pre-owned, quality vehicles and always at reasonable prices.  Maybe you had some trouble this summer with your current vehicle or maybe you want to trade in that convertible for an SUV to get you through the winter...whatever the reason we have a variety of pre-owned vehicles guaranteed to get you through another year and save you money in the process. 

We will be open today, Saturday from 10:00am-3:30pm so stop on by and take one or a few of our pre-owned vehicles for a test-drive.  There couldn't be a better day for a cruise.  As usual we are closed on Sundays and will be closed on Monday, September 6th in observance of the Labor Day weekendWe will re-open on Tuesday morning and resume business as usual, operating during our normal business hours of 10:00am-6:30pm.  Feel free to visit our website at www.pumpkincars.com for all the latest information on Pumpkin Fine Cars & Exotics and read recent testimonials from satisfied Pumpkin customers.  Contact us at (609)646-7676 if you are planning a visit and we will make sure we have your vehicle of choice pulled out and ready for your arrival.

Again, we sincerely hope you enjoy the last weekend of the summer and want to wish everyone a wonderful holiday weekend!

 

Friday, September 3, 2010

Pumpkin Does not Pull Any Punches

We have recently been made aware of customers coming into Pumpkin Cars to look for a great pre-owned car and discovering that the car they planned on trading in had previously been in a reported accident of which they were not aware.  We realize that the use of Car Fax and Auto Check vehicle history reports have become much more prominent in recent years, but clearly some pre-owned car dealers were not and still are not up front with their customers.  Imagine the surprise on the faces of our customers when they find out that their trade is not appraised at the value they had in mind simply because the car had been in an accident before they even purchased it!  This is something that we at Pumpkin Fine Cars would never have let happen.  When we are out buying cars for inventory, we do not buy any cars that have ever had an accident reported on the vehicle history report.  Cars that we take on trade-ins from time to time have had accidents reported and we figure that into the trade allowance for that customer and also the price at which we will sell that car.  Every car still must pass through our rigorous Pumpkin Certification Program.

 A perfect example is this 2003 Chevy Tahoe.  It is a great truck, runs great, has great options and overall is in very solid condition.  This particular truck did have an accident reported in 2006 as a minor front end impact.  We were assured by the owner that it was merely a "fender-bender" and was thoroughly inspected by Franck Freon to make sure that all of the paint was original and that there was no frame damage or replacement.  Franck utilizes a small sonar paint meter and can tell immediately with this tool whether a panel has been replaced or repainted.  In the case of the Tahoe, everything checked out.  This Tahoe is listed at $8,995 which is a fair price that is also about $5,000 Below book value.  One of the first things we mention to any customer that has come to check out our Tahoe is that it was in a reported accident.  We are open, up front and honest with all of our customers, about all of our cars.  It would be ridiculous for us to try to conceal the fact that the car was in an accident when we make the vehicle history report readily available to all of our customers, on all of our cars.  We here at Pumpkin Fine Cars have nothing to hide.  If the fact that a vehicle like the Tahoe has had an accident determines whether you as a customer would purchase it or not, is certainly your decision to make.  It would be a much worse situation, however, if you were to purchase the car, and go to trade it in down the road and then discover that it had been in an accident at that point.  That is a situation in which we would never put one of our customers.  Sometimes we cannot help the fact that a vehicle that we take on a trade has been in an accident.  It happens, cars get into accidents, and most times nothing can be down about it. 
What we can do though is make sure that if you are looking at a Pumpkin Car that was taken on a trade that has had an accident reported, we will disclose that fact to our customer up front and allow that to factor into your decision making process.  If all pre-owned dealerships enacted this same policy than eventually it would be a non-issue.  Until that time you can know that Pumpkin Fine Cars will pull no punches.  Please swing by our unique indoor showroom to see this Tahoe or any one of our Pristine Pumpkin Cars.  Feel free to stop and talk cars or racing with Franck, pick the brain of his friendly, knowledgeable staff or take one or a few cars out for a no-hassle test drive.  As always, Pumpkin Cars can be reached over the phone at 609-646-7676 and via email at [email protected] .  Please find us and "Like" Franck Freon and Pumpkin Cars on Facebook, follow PumpkinCars on Twitter and if you like what you have just read, please subscribe to our blog.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

2007 Chevrolet HHR LS

Pumpkin Fine Cars & Exotics' Car Of The Day... a 2007 Chevrolet HHR LS, 4-Door Wagon (SUV).  This SPORTY & UNIQUE pre-owned Chevy is SO MUCH FUN TO DRIVE!  It has a MANUAL 5-SPEED Transmission, 4 Cylinder 2.2 Liter Engine and ONLY 43k Original Miles!  Complete with a 5-Year or 60k Mile FACTORY POWERTRAIN WARRANTY Good Until January 2012!!!  This vehicle has an ORIGINAL MSRP of $18,720... so why not save yourself some major dollars and buy this BARELY BROKEN IN, MINT CONDITION HHR FOR ONLY $8,495.00.  All of our cars come FULLY SERVICED and PUMPKIN CERTIFIED giving you the assurance that they are safe, reliable and ready for the road.  

This 2007 HHR LS is both PRACTICAL and DISTINCTIVELY STYLED with a classic champagne exterior on tan cloth interior making for a BEAUTIFUL COLOR-COMBINATION.  Featuring a Rear Fold-Down Seat that allows for plenty of room & comfort for passengers and even more space for cargo.  It even has a flat folding front passenger seat.  Power Locks, Mirrors & Windows, a Keyless Entry, Front Bucket Seats, AM/FM Stereo with CD Player, 16" Steel Wheels and Privacy Glass Windows are some of the major features this Chevy has to offer.  It gets an IMPRESSIVE 22MPG City/32MPG HIGHWAY and 26MPG COMBINED WITH THE MANUAL TRANSMISSION! 

BOTTOM LINE:  If you are in the market for a newer, pre-owned car with LOW MILEAGE and you want style, COMFORT and FUEL EFFICIENCY without breaking your bank, then stop on by Pumpkin Fine Cars, located just outside of Atlantic City, and take this HHR for a NO-HASSLE, GIMMICK-FREE TEST DRIVE TODAY!  We have financing available for those who qualify and extended service plans for everyone's needs and budgets.  When it comes to choosing RELIABLE & WELL BUILT MACHINES...Franck Freon, Owner of Pumpkin Cars is at the TOP OF HIS GAME so why trust anyone else with your car buying needs????  CONTACT US at (609)646-7676 for more information or visit us on the web at http://www.pumpkincars.com/.  We look forward to seeing you soon!