Thursday, March 31, 2011

East Peoria Man Wins A Nissan Juke

He just got lucky. But he was smart about it and played his luck in the right way.

The prize (2011 Nissan Juke) lies in wait
Randal was a big winner last Friday. How big of a winner? He won a brand new 2011 Nissan Juke from Uftring Nissan in Peoria. Yeah, big winner of a sexy, sporty, small and agile crossover. His planning and execution played a part in his victory, and good old lady luck took care of the rest.

A striking sports crossover with signature Nissan tail lights
You see, Randal put some thought into his victory. He saved up all of his entries through the month of March and then unleashed them all last Friday. His wasn't the first name drawn. No matter, as that individual wasn't present. Time to draw again. Whose name was called? Yep, it was Randal.

Randal and his wife, proud owners of a 2011 Nissan Juke
"Do you want the car, or the cash?" asked the lady running the drawing. "I want the car," Randal replied. "Are you sure?" she responded. "Yes," he said. Randal had a choice of eight envelopes to pick from. He chose the number 3 envelope. Again he was asked if he wanted the car or cash. There was only one thing on his mind - the Juke. She opened the envelope and asked him one more time: car or cash? Our man Randal is a bastion of consistency. It was the Juke for him, he would not break down and take the cash.

The Juke is fun even when it isn't moving
"What color do you want it in?" she asked. Randal responded that he didn't want to choose until he had won the car. "Well," she said, "you won!" Guess he'd have to choose the color after all. Not a bad start to the weekend.
Lettie Schmitt shows Randal around the Juke
Fast forward to today (Thursday) at Uftring Nissan. After nearly a week of patience, Randal is finally able to pick up his prize. Lettie Shmitt, one of our all star sales consultants, assisted Randal with the finer details of his new Nissan Juke. She helped him through all of the paperwork, then showed him around the exterior and interior of the gorgeous gun metallic gray sport cross he had come to claim.

Lettie explain the features of the Juke
 XM Radio, navigation, sport mode, eco mode, iPod integration, push button start - Lettie moved through all of this and more smoothly and with great attention to detail. Randal was pleased with his prize. His wife and daughter were quite happy as well. The Juke even has harnesses with which to secure child seats - perfect for his grandchildren.

We'd like to thank Randal for choosing the new 2011 Nissan Juke instead of a pile of cash! It's much more fun to drive. If you're interested in or looking for a Juke, we'd love to provide one for you. Please view our 2011 Nissan Juke inventory on our website. We have a list of people waiting to get their hands on a Juke, so act swiftly if you'd like to see yourself in this gorgeous sport cross anytime soon!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Jim McComb & Neil Norton No More, Long Live Uftring Weston

On Wednesday, March 23, Uftring Auto Group officially acquired Neil Norton Cadillac. The dealership has been merged with Jim McComb Chevrolet and the two are now known as Uftring Weston Chevrolet Cadillac. We are all very excited about the addition of the Cadillac brand to the Uftring Auto Group lineup and the value it will bring to you, our customer.

Cadillac has some truly amazing and extraordinary cars on its roster that only serve to enhance and flesh out the offerings of the Auto Group as a whole. In addition, it's a great compliment to the Chevrolet brand and you should be served well with the ability to shop the two iconic American brands on one lot. It's our first American luxury brand, joining our import luxury offerings from Jaguar, Land Rover, Range Rover, and Saab.

Our founder and president, Gary Uftring, is proud to offer the Cadillac brand to Uftring customers. This fulfills a personal dream of his to have the ability for Uftring Auto Group customers to purchase a new Cadillac from an Uftring dealership. This is a joint venture between Gary Uftring and the CEO of the Uftring Auto Group, Mark Weston.

2011 Cadillac SRX - best selling luxury crossover
This week through Thursday, March 31st, we're holding a huge sale at the former Neil Norton Cadillac and Jim McComb Chevrolet locations. We have to reduce our inventory in order to fit it all at the former Jim McComb lots. At the close of this week and the beginning of April, all of the Cadillac inventory will be moved to the two former Jim McComb Chevrolet locations at the corner of War Memorial and University in Peoria. You can continue to visit this location for all of your sales, service, parts and body shop needs.

In the meantime, the former Neil Norton location will undergo an extensive renovation to the building and lot. Upon completion this fall, it will be the brand new location of Uftring Weston. Expect an exceptional and beautiful world class facility fit for the 21st century. You can expect the same great service, value, and integrity you've come to expect from Jim McComb, only now with a gorgeous new building that will streamline and enhance your experience.

Look for more news on this blog and our Facebook and Twitter accounts soon!