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Labor Day Weekend Sensibility At Douglas Infiniti

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Photo credit: Tattooed JJ / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND
Photo credit: Tattooed JJ / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND

During this 2013 Labor Day Weekend, I’m sure you’ll be utilizing your senses to the fullest. Taking in the beauty of the Jersey Shore, sipping on a beverage, hearing the waves crash in while you push your toes through the sand as you smell the ocean breeze. Well, there’s another stop that should be made Labor Day Weekend that will set your sensory input abuzz.

From now through Tuesday September 3rd, Douglas Infiniti will be offering the dynamic 2013 Infiniti M37x at a substantial discount. From it’s 330 hp V6 engine under the hood, to its sweeping exterior design, elegant & comfortable interior to its substantial technology, the M37x leaves your senses in a state of automotive bliss. While this delightful Douglas deal on the breathtaking 2013 Infiniti M37x will whet the appetite of many luxury sedan lovers this Labor Day Weekend, we have a delectable appetizer to add to your automotive palate.

Since our Douglas Infiniti Pre-Owned Select Program has had a blisteringly successful Summer run, we are looking to re-stock our pre-owned inventory. In light of this circumstance, Douglas Infiniti, from now through Tuesday September 3rd will be offering $1000 over Edmunds fair market trade-in value for your vehicle.

So the mental Labor Day portrait of you picking up your new 2013 Infiniti M37x has been set: you smiling taking the keys to your new M37x as you beam with satisfaction over not only the sublime bargain you purchased your M37x for but also the superb trade-in value you received for your former vehicle. While that picture may be appealing in your head right now, there’s one last aspect that needs to ironed out. Why give your business to Douglas Infiniti?

Well, that may be the quickest determination of all. Refrain from all the self-endorsements spewed over the internet and radio by NJ car dealers (can you stay off Pandora too? geesh, you’re killing me with that one). Instead, let an authoritative entity enlighten you over who you should entrust for your next Infiniti purchase. Dealerrater has named Douglas Infiniti the NJ Infiniti Dealer Of The Year for 2012 and 2013. We don’t have to work hard to get our reputation out there, we let our customers speak for themselves. With over 20 year employees as Sales Managers, Service Managers and Parts Managers, that type of continuity has led to a level of competence and excellence that keeps people as Douglas Infiniti customers for life.

Remember, before you relax on the beach, eat that hamburger, spike that volleyball or reach in your cooler; trust your senses and see what the Douglas Difference is all about this Labor Day Weekend.

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Q50 Sneak Peek Has Attendees Abuzz At Douglas Infiniti

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On Wednesday June 26th at Douglas Infiniti in Summit NJ, invited attendees were given a hotly anticipated sneak peek at the 2014 Infiniti Q50. The buzz about this vehicle comes from the simple fact that a luxury sports sedan is now here that frees the driver from compromise. Here’s a brief overlook at some of the reasons that make this possible:

1Styling– It’s low, wide aggressive front, wave-inspired hood, fluid lines and muscular fender give it an exterior styling fit for any serious sports sedan enthusiast. The Q50 cabin is quiet, spacious and refined. An amazing cabin feature is the sport seats. They are wider surfaced seats with memory type foam that takes pressure off the pelvic bone with thigh supports. For anyone with back issues driving an automobile, this feature alone makes the Q50 worth a test drive. Another high grade for the Q50 is the ample rear seat room which makes the entry and egress of this sedan rather easy. The icing on the Q50 cake is that it also has rear fold down seats!

2- Technology– Infiniti has unleashed the Infiniti InTouch system which utilizes dual touchscreen displays. There are also numerous apps that come pre-loaded into the system, and a new i-Key feature allows each key to recognize up to four different driving profiles. Utilizing Advanced Staging Technology, Bose in conjunction with Infiniti has created a 14 speaker symphony on wheels. One of the two new technologies available in the Q50 is Direct Adaptive Steering. Signals are sent down to two actuators down by the wheels to make steering immediate and precise. The second new technology available is Active Lane Control. It utilizes the combination of a Hi-Def camera and configuring all four corners of the vehicle with radar. This allows the Q50 to read the road ahead of you and stop you from drifting outside your driving lane by keeping you in the center of your lane.

3- Performance- This Q50’s available engines are a gas-powered 3.7-liter V6 producing 328-horsepower or a 3.5-liter Hybrid engine that produces a net 354 horsepower. An eye-opening fact about the Q50 Hybrid is that it will go 0-60 in under 5 seconds. Both engines are paired with a 7-speed automatic transmission that provides exceptional shifting. Part of that sublime shifting prowess is due to Infiniti’s Adaptive Shift Logic, which learns your type of driving. Both the Q50 gas engine and the Q50 Hybrid have the option of rear-wheel drive or Intelligent All-Wheel Drive.

While it’s nice to get the 411 about a vehicle, there is definitely a lot of truth to the adage “seeing is believing.” In the photos above, there were many Q50 converts that evening at Douglas Infiniti. Are you enticed enough to get behind the wheel of the 2014 Infiniti Q50 this Summer? The wait is almost over. Starting Monday August 5th, you can come feast your eyes and soak up all the wonders of the Q50. So right next to “Jersey Shore Vacation” on your August calendar, make sure to insert “Test Drive The Q50 at Douglas Infiniti.”

If you would like to explore the option on getting out of your current lease to get into a 2014 Infiniti Q50, either leave a reply in the comments below or please send us a message here: “Get Me Into A Q50!”

3 Reasons You Should View The Q50 at Douglas Infiniti

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The much anticipated 2014 Infiniti Q50
The much anticipated 2014 Infiniti Q50

If you ‘re a fan of luxury sedans, I’m sure you’ve heard all the buzz about the 2014 Infiniti Q50. It’s exquisite combination of design, performance and advanced technology will enthrall every car enthusiast. So the real question that should beg your intellect is not if I will check out the Q50 but where? Well, on Wednesday June 26th from 6-9 PM, Douglas Infiniti in Summit, NJ will be unveiling the 2014 Infiniti Q50 at their Evening With The Q50 Event.

Why view the 2014 Infiniti Q50 at Douglas Infiniti? Here are a few reasons:

1- TWICE AS NICE– Douglas Infiniti has been named DealerRater’s NJ Infiniti Dealer Of The Year for 2013 AND for 2012. With a command that starts at the top of our hierarchy and permeates it way throughout our dealership, there is laser like focus on making customer satisfaction our main priority above all other objectives.

2- FAMILIAR FACES IN PLACES- The Douglas Auto Group has been operating in serene and beautiful Summit, NJ for nearly 50 years. You quite simply can’t survive in a suburban culture if you don’t constantly work hard to keep your reputation stellar within the community. Part of the key to achieving our sterling reputation is the longevity of many of our core personnel. By having Douglas Infiniti Sales, Service and Parts Managers with over 25 years of employment with Douglas, our customers have a rock solid faith in the quality of service they can expect. Additionally, we have several Infiniti Sales Consultants with double-digit years of service at Douglas Infiniti. Due to this fact, we’ve had customers who’ve purchased double-digit vehicles from the same Sales Consultant. Nothing speaks to a business reputation like loyal customers.

3- HOME AWAY FROM HOME- Due to our outstanding customer service and the longevity of our Douglas Infiniti staff, we’ve created a culture at Douglas where customers feel at ease. Located in the cozy suburban environment of Summit, you don’t feel unnerved by the horns and sounds of mass traffic. As a new visitor to Douglas Infiniti, you can stroll around our state-of-the art showroom and Service lounge feeling no pressure. Many of our current customers will stop by just to shoot the breeze with our staff. They chit chat back and forth about their families and life as they’ve built a familial bond through many years of association.

So after feasting your eyes and senses on the 2014 Infiniti Q50 this Summer, I’m sure you’ll be intrigued into stepping behind its wheel and placing it in your driveway. If its important to purchase your Q50 at a dealership whose culture speaks to customer satisfaction, employee longevity and family values, don’t miss out on stopping by Douglas Infiniti the evening of Wednesday June 26th to see the “Douglas Difference” for yourself.

Cue Up A Queue of Q’s at Douglas Infiniti

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The much anticipated 2014 Infiniti Q50
The much anticipated 2014 Infiniti Q50

Starting with their 2014 models, Infiniti will have model names begin with the letter Q followed by a two digit number. All SUV’s and crossovers with have a QX followed by a two digit number. The number following Q or QX denotes where the model exists in the Infiniti hierarchy.

The sedans, coupes and convertibles:

  • The Infiniti G sports sedan will be replaced by the Infiniti Q50
  • The Infiniti G coupe and convertible will be called the Infiniti Q60
  • The Infiniti M will become the Infiniti Q70

The SUVs and crossovers:

  • The Infiniti EX will be known as the Infiniti QX50
  • The Infiniti JX will become the Infiniti QX60
  • The Infiniti FX becomes the Infiniti QX70
  • The Infiniti QX will be called the Infiniti QX80

Some of you may be wondering about the genesis of the new naming. Infiniti President Johan de Nysschen said it comes from a need for simplicity and consistency across the lineup. He also goes on to say that “Q captured the inspiration within the next generation of Infiniti models, as well as emphasizing our performance credentials while harking back to our heritage with the Q45— Infiniti’s first iconic flagship product in 1989.”

For those curious about the “x” designation in the past Infiniti models indicating AWD, Infiniti President Nysschen states, “we won’t call all-wheel drive models Q50X or QX50X. The fact that a model may feature four wheel drive, will be indicated by specific badging describing this feature on the car, and is not part of the model name.”

The first model to make it’s way to the world is the Infiniti Q50, the exciting sports sedan featuring new technology such as Direct Adaptive Steering and Active Lane Control. This model should be hitting the showroom floor this Summer of 2013.

While you can test drive the Infiniti Q50 and it’s other phenomenal 2014 models at any Infiniti dealership, give Douglas Infiniti it’s serious due for your business. The secret behind its thriving in suburban Summit, NJ for half a century can be found in how it’s customers feel about them. They are proud to be the 2012 & 2013 back to back recipients of New Jersey’s Infiniti Dealer of The Year by DealerRater.

Back-To-Back Titles For Douglas Infiniti

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Back To Back Titles For Douglas Infiniti
Back To Back Titles For Douglas Infiniti

There is a quote by Orison Swett Marden that says, “The golden rule for every business man is this: put yourself in the customer’s place.” It’s a mantra that Douglas Infiniti has aligned as one of it’s core principles since it’s inception. Based on this principle, we now have been fortunate to be back-to-back winners of New Jersey’s Infiniti Dealer of The Year by DealerRater. This honor of being New Jersey Infiniti Dealer Of The Year for 2012 & 2013 is especially gratifying because it came from the feedback of our most treasured asset; our happy & loyal customers. 

The criteria for achieving this award are as follows:

  • At least 25 new reviews written on DealerRater’s web site during the previous calendar year.
  • An average rating greater than 4.0, with 5.0 as the highest possible score.
  • Must not have been blacklisted within the last 12 months.

What exactly separates Douglas Infiniti from other Infiniti dealers in NJ? Listen to Lane Dugar from Auburn New York who drove almost five hours to purchase this gorgeous pre-owned 2009 BMW 335i X-Drive from us. Another extremely satisfied customer worth hearing is Simeon Hill from Elizabeth, NJ who purchased a pre-owned 2009 Infiniti FX. When you make customer service the top priority of your dealership, you not only have a happy client base but also allow yourself the honor to own the title of New Jersey’s Infiniti Dealer of 2013 by DealerRater. Where else? Only at Douglas!

96 Fleeting Hours At Douglas Infiniti

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96 Hours Not To Be Missed!
96 Hours Not To Be Missed!

As the old saying goes, “timing is everything!” From finding out about a juicy stock pick to getting that piece of red meat grilled just right on your barbecue. Well, another event that is all about timing is right here at Douglas Infiniti in Summit, NJ during Presidents’ Day Weekend. For 96 hours from Friday February 15th thru Monday February 18th, we are offering the 96 Hour Exclusive Presidents’ Day Event. If you are in the market for a new or pre-owned vehicle, at 9 PM on Monday February 18th, here’s what you will be missing out on if you don’t act:

1- Employee Pricing– You will be able to purchase or lease a vehicle at the Douglas Infiniti Employee rate PLUS we will take an additional $250 off that price. In other words, these are discounts so deep that it would make an Extreme Couponer blush.

2- Trade-In Pricing- Concerned about receiving a strong offer in trade for your automobile? Fear not at Douglas Infiniti! $1000 OVER Edmunds average trade-in for your vehicle during Presidents’ Day Weekend!

3- Accept All Credit- With our team of experienced professionals in our Finance Department, we are able to work with ANY credit situation to help get you in the vehicle you desire!

4- A Great Interest- If the first three Douglas Infiniti Presidents’ Day features don’t whet your appetite, this is the icing on the cake. Financing on certain models as low as 1.69% along with top-of-the-line lease programs. We have also extended these rates and programs to all of our brand new 2012 Infiniti models as well!

Of course, all of these extremely attractive offers are only as good as the people who stand behind them. At Douglas, we let our near half century of existence in Summit, NJ speak for itself. From our stellar reputation amongst our customers to our well-respected and tenured staff in Sales & Service, there shouldn’t be any doubt in your mind that what you read is what you get. However, “timing is everything.” 96 hours of Presidents’ Day Weekend to take advantage of not only the best car buying terms around but also an elite customer experience. Where else? Only at Douglas!

Not A Bit Part At Douglas Infiniti

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Douglas Infiniti Parts Manager Mike Feeley
Douglas Infiniti Parts Manager Mike Feeley

When I sat down to talk to Douglas Infiniti Parts Manager Mike Feeley, the conversation didn’t go exactly as I had planned. Mike is always jovial, laughing and keeping everyone on their toes at work. Being an Irish person myself, I’m quite accustomed to being around the Irish wit on a regular basis. However, Mike was reluctant to speak and begrudgingly finally agreed to talk. As I thought about it afterwards, his attitude towards being interviewed actually made a lot of sense. While we all briefly see him at Douglas Infiniti as he passes by with a funny line, 99% of the time he usually quietly goes about his business. Whether it’s at the crack of dawn in the Winter to plow the driveway, at midnight to get paperwork done or on the weekend to help fulfill an order, behind the scenes Mike is a tireless worker who doesn’t look to bring attention to himself.

He started with the ownership at Douglas Auto Group back in 1978 as a Parts Clerk when it was PACE Buick. In 1983, Mike was promoted to Parts Wholesale Manager. When Douglas Infiniti started in 1989, he was again promoted to Douglas Infiniti Parts Manager, a title he holds until this day. As I mentioned earlier about Mike keeping to himself, he surprisingly told me that he too is a fellow Summit resident like myself. He met his wife while he was working as a mechanics apprentice at the old Colonial Pontiac in Summit. After work, he would venture over to Natale’s Bakery to eat and strike up a conversation with his future wife. Mike and his wife ended up raising all three of their sons here in Summit.

The non-stop work ethic of Mike Feeley is always perpetuating itself at Douglas Infiniti. When you usually encounter Mike, he normally has multiple phones in his hands as he juggles several conversations at once. From mechanics, to wholesale outlets, to body repair facilities to Douglas retail customers, he’s always got a device glued to his ear trying to help someone out. As Mike says, “there’s always a deadline to meet and a part to be promised.” Due to the heavy demand for Infiniti parts and his impeccable customer service, Mike has led Douglas Infiniti to be the #9 ranked Infiniti Parts Wholesaler along the Eastern Seaboard.

While Mike Feeley fits the Irish proverb, “you can always tell an Irishman but you can’t tell him much”, you can count on two things from him: if you’re a co-worker, he’ll always look to make you laugh and as a customer you will not find someone else who will work harder behind the scenes to deliver on a promised part. These attributes are what has made Mike an indispensable part of the “Douglas Difference” for many years.