Today marks the 11th time I drove off in a beautiful new Audi but the first time I did so from Hoffman Audi of New London. The team members represented Audi/Hoffman professionally and provided support and services that exceeded my expectations. Since my sale warranted personalized attention to detail, and, in appreciation of the Hoffman hospitality, it’s my pleasure to return that favor.
Service Department when Mark and I discussed the pending services that were detected. Note: I have been servicing my car for only 6 months at Hoffman, where I’ve had no experiences prior to then so, I basically was new to Hoffman and rolled in with my 7-year-old Q5 that paid for itself over the years while racking up over 25K/year! Hoffman Service Department: 1) I never ever felt inferior to customers servicing brand new high-end Audis when I brought in my Q5 with 191K miles. 2) All the service reps knew about my car and could access status of the job(s), give me updates and details whenever I called/stopped in and Mark was unavailable. Their collaboration is to be lauded. 3) Mark gets me. He always broke down service assessments into simple categories: what's absolutely necessary, what can be put off and if there were any temporary solutions he would recommend (no guarantees, of course). A few weeks back was when he and the other reps helped me weigh the pros & cons to repair my aging Q5 or consider a new car.
Enter Raquel in Sales, whom Mark personally introduced me to and gave a brief overview of my situation. I cut to the chase and gave Raquel concise details on what I wanted to pay, which specs and accessories I preferred and then I sat and waited. Under that annoying pressure, Raquel connected with me a few times to assure me she was working on the options and thanking me for my patience as she was gathering the information. Raquel worked with me, focused on my preferences and she provided detailed a clear overview (handwritten) with the appropriate inventory and both lease/sale options for each. When my “simple” requirements changed based on new information on features, Raquel modified her information quickly and graciously. When negotiating the price, Raquel kept me updated on her negotiations with the general manager and that she was doing her best to earn my business as a “new” customer to Hoffman. The final figures were fair, and leasing details secured.
Enter Robert Duncan, the Business Manager for leasing/financing. Robert advocated on my behalf and negotiated with Audi Finance to ensure the lease agreement was fair, the nitty gritty was included (a.k.a., absorbed mostly by Hoffman and not me!) and my privacy, finances were not exploited. Robert took the time to understand my financial profile, took the time to contact Audi Financial advocating a personalized overview that doesn’t translate from bullet points, my prior record of Audi loans/payoffs and Audi’s commitment to retaining customers were factors that complemented my obsessive compulsion to maintain exceptional personal credit.
I’m proud to be an official 11th-time-over Audi client who is proudly based at Hoffman Audi of New London, where my loyalty and business aren’t taken for granted and where I’m appreciated and welcomed every time I visit. The Hoffman Team should be proud to have this loyal Audi client new to their database. They earned it.