Budget Friendly Specials

Thinking about purchasing a new vehicle but don’t want to spend a lot? If so, SouthTowne Motors is offering a great lineup of budget-friendly specials for our customers. Drive off our lot in a fantastic previously loved vehicle today. Here is an in-depth look at just a couple of our great vehicles on special now.

2010 Buick LaCrosse CXS

This four-door passenger sedan is on sale now from $22,800 to a discounted price of $19,995. Under the hood you will find a six cylinder engine that churns out more than 270 horsepower. It receives 17MPG in city and 27MPG on the highway. This Buick comes with a wealth of standard features such as remote keyless entry, automatic dimming door mirrors, heated and ventilated seats, and power windows. For drivers who enjoy the sun, this car comes with a powered moonroof. Audio features include a CD player with MP3 capability along with 11 speakers. There is a slew of safety features such as traction control, head curtain air bags, a security system, OnStar communications and four-wheel disk brakes. Our knowledgable sales staff at SouthTowne Motors is available to answer any questions you have about this vehicle.

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2011 BMW 535i

This four-door sedan offers you all the features and options that you have come to expect from a BMW. On sale for just $33,995 at your Newnan car dealership, this 300 horsepower, six cylinder engine gets an impressive 21MPG city and 32MPG highway. Some of the great features you can expect from this BMW are a heated steering wheel with voice command and cruise control, all leather seats, individual headlight washer, front and rear parking sensors with backup camera, keyless start, and all heated seats. It includes top safety features such as head curtain air bags, an emergency communication system and four-wheel disk brakes with ABS. This BMW is a fast and efficient cruiser just waiting for you to come test drive it.

For more information about either of these or to see other budget-friendly vehicles we offer, stop by today. We look forward to helping you find a car that works for you financially.

Remember, these deals end soon, so hurry in today.

April Inventory Specials

The time has come this spring to begin looking for a new vehicle. New can mean different things to everyone. You don’t have to have the newest and most current model year for a car or truck to be new to you. If the car you are looking for isn’t one that is already sitting in your driveway, then it’s a new car. We have several vehicles that have been previously loved and have great deals. Check out a few of the ones we have on our featured sales lot.

The 2011 Buick Enclave 1XL is powered by a 3.6L V6 engine that receives 288 horsepower and delivers 24mpg highway. This gently used luxury SUV has only 31,680 miles and is loaded with convenience features. A few of them include an exterior parking camera, memory settings for two drivers, Bluetooth technology, remote engine start and heated leather front seats. The safety system is comprised of Xenon headlights which are dusk sensing, signal mirrors, traction control and a plethora of airbags. This amazing SUV is just $27,995 right now at your Newnan Buick dealership.

We also sell a variety of quality luxury vehicles that have been used as trade-ins. Take this 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL450 for example. This well-cared for vehicle has just 41,235 miles on the 4.7L V8 engine and churns out 335 horsepower. Some of the fantastic convenience features include speed-proportional power steering, steering wheel mounted gear shifts, heated windshield washer jets and remote sunroof operation. You will always be safe in this car as well with the cornering lights, rear fog lights, knee airbags, stability control and more. This fabulous high-end vehicle is just $49,995. Come see it before someone else drives it away.

We also have a wide selection of other great vehicles. From classics such as a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS to a macho 2009 Yamaha motorcycle, we have what you are looking for. All of our used vehicles are certified by passing a rigorous 172-point inspection which are conducted by technicians that are specifically GM-trained. This guarantees you only get the best vehicles from the most-trusted dealership in Newnan. When you are ready to look for your next vehicle, stop by SouthTowne Motors. We look forward to aiding you in your search.

Financing a Pre-Owned Car

Buying a car is an exciting time for everyone involved. You might not be able to afford a brand new car, but there are several great options of pre-owned vehicles that will fit the budget.

If you are ready to look into buying a vehicle, check out the selection we have at your local Newnan car dealer. No matter what you are looking for, we have the cars, trucks, and SUVs with the best finance options around.

For instance, the 2011 Buick Enclave 1XL is just $28,995 and comes with tons of standard features. For your convenience, there is speed-proportional steering, memory settings for two drivers, power heated mirrors, Bluetooth capabilities and a rear wiper. It is also a great SUV for safety with its Xenon headlights, curtain airbags for all rows and turn signals in the mirrors. This beauty if powered by a 3.6L V6 DOHC engine with remote engine start. Don’t miss out on test driving this amazing vehicle.

Another great SUV on our Pre-Owned sales lot is the 2013 Cadillac Escalade Premium. This fantastic and well-kept vehicle has luxury combined with technology and style. The interior includes separate controls for heating and cooling the rear, reclining rear leather seats, a heated steering wheel, exterior parking camera, a navigation system and even a DVD video player. All of this luxury also comes with a fabulous safety package that includes dusk sensing headlights, stability control with anti-roll and airbags galore. This vehicle is only $57,995.

For those who love sports cars, you can still own that Corvette you’ve always wanted. Driven by a 6.2L V8 engine, the 2012 Chevrolet Corvette races to the finish with more power than you thought possible. But power isn’t the only thing this beauty has. Cruise around in style with this coupe that has tinted windows, Xenon headlights, a keyless ignition and so much more. The car of your dreams can be yours for just $39,995.

When you are ready to test drive the perfect car for you, come on down to SouthTowne Motors. Our friendly and knowledgeable sales staff is eagerly awaiting to help you. If you ever need your new or used car serviced to keep it in top-notch shape, feel free to schedule with our impeccable service department.

Luxury Preowned Vehicles at Southtowne Motors

The Cadillac CTS Premium

When you’re looking for a luxury sport sedan, no vehicle turns heads on the street more than the Cadillac CTS Premium. This Cadillac sedan was designed for drivers who don’t want to do without a single luxury, and they don’t have to, because the 2011 Cadillac CTS Premium is stocked with five-star features inside and out. From the sleek exterior featuring that prominent Cadillac grille to the remote engine starter, multi-function trunk remote, extensive safety features, navigation system and rear glass sunroof, you’ll never find yourself asking for more.

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2011 Buick Enclave 1XL

When you’re looking for a vehicle that will fit your entire family, but don’t want to give up luxury, you’ll love the 2011 Buick Enclave 1XL. Enjoy the luxuries of interior heated leather seats, third-row seating, Xenon headlights, power heated mirrors, a multi-function remote starter and all of the technical frills you can imagine. With four-wheel ABS brakes, front fog lights, stability control and first, second and third-row airbags, you can rest assured that your Buick Enclave 1XL is designed to keep your family safe.

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2013 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport

Already have your practical, family vehicle in the garage? You simply won’t be able to look beyond this 2013 Chevy Corvette Grand Sport. From the long and low design that makes this world-class Corvette look like its in motion even when it’s not. The rear spoiler, coupled with an all black exterior, privacy glass and all-black wheels will turn heads wherever you drive. And when it comes to the interior of your new Corvette, you’ll love the sport seats, compass, tachometer, spacious center console and multi-function remote. If you can dream it, your 2013 Corvette Grand Sport probably has it.

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All of These Vehicles at SouthTowne Motors

All three of these world-class vehicles are right here on our lot at your local Atlanta car dealer — SouthTowne Motors. We’re your home for all of the finest new and certified preowned cars in Atlanta, so stop in and browse our huge selection today.

Featured Inventory

More often than not, there are fantastic cars with amazing deals on our sales lot at your local Newnan car dealership. Right now, you can drive away in a fabulous car without the high price tag. This is because you can get a barely used car for less from our featured inventory lot. These cars are sometimes only a year old but are lowered to move fast. Check out these great deals if you are in the market for an additional vehicle or if you are looking to trade in.

The family will greatly enjoy this 2013 Buick LaCrosse that has under 3,000 miles on the 2.4L I4 Hybrid engine. This sedan is loaded with convenience features such as Bluetooth, power windows, a universal remote transmitter, OnStar and remote engine start. Your family will feel safe as well when you point out the head airbags in both the first and second row. This car also includes a stability control function and dusk sensing headlights. This beautiful and safe vehicle is only $27,964.

Don’t think again that you can’t afford that Corvette that you have always wanted. We have a 2012 Chevrolet Corvette on our specials lot for only $39,995 which is a fantastic buy for the sports car lover. This car is beyond fast with quick acceleration from the 6.2L V8 engine that it possesses which gives it 430 horsepower. Despite the compact look from the outside, there actually is decent space inside with a large amount of cargo room. Other features of this car include auto-dimming mirrors, tinted glass, Xenon headlights and keyless ignition.

We deal a good bit in trade-ins and, in turn, gain wonderful vehicles to sell as the result. Take this 2013 Subaru XV CrossTrek for instance. This highly fuel efficient vehicle comes with a 2.0L I4 DOHC engine with transmission hill holder, heated windshield washer jets, heated front seats and so much more. This car has been well cared for and has only 6,296 miles on the odometer. Drive away in this glorious SUV for only $25,995.

Remember, when you want a great deal on a previously loved car, truck or SUV, come to SouthTowne Motors first. We are your one-stop shop for sales, service, parts and accessories.

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Cars with Character

Going to look at new cars is exciting. It’s even more fun when you go with the intent to purchase. Imagine how much more excited you would be if you found the car you’ve been looking for at a cheaper price. How is this possible? By finding the same car on the used lot. Sometimes there are nearly brand new cars that are barely a year old that people trade in for the next trend. Take advantage of this opportunity and check out our previously loved cars with character.

On the lot right now at our Newnan dealership sits a gently used 2013 Buick Verano with just 15,000 miles. This attractive vehicle has loads of convenience features such as dual zone climate control, Bluetooth capabilities, exterior parking camera, privacy glass, remote engine start and power mirrors. For your safety, it also includes dozens of air bags throughout the vehicle, stability control, dusk sensing headlights and four-wheel ABS brakes. At the discounted price of $22,995, this car will not last long.

Perhaps you’ve had your eye on a sportier model vehicle such as the 2013 Chevrolet Camaro 1LT. We have a beautiful one on the lot right now that offers speed-proportional power steering, audio controls on the steering wheel, Bluetooth capabilities, tinted windows and more. Both of the front seats are eight-way adjustable sport seats with a bench in the rear. But the most impressive feature of this coupe is the 3.6L V6 DOHC engine that puts out at least 323 horsepower. Own the road in this gorgeous vehicle with only 9,000 miles on the odometer. At $26,995, you might be fighting for it.

Just need a solid work truck? Come on in and see our wide range of used trucks. There is a great 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 for only $19,995. This basic but practical truck has been driven less than 9,000 miles, is powered by a 4.3L V6 engine and gets 20mpg highway. You don’t have a large list of high-tech features with this model, but what you have is comfort, power and safety.

So come on down and check out these wonderful cars, trucks and SUVs before it’s too late. When you want a quality car with character, it has to be SouthTowne Motors.

Cadillac Certified Pre-Owned Program

SouthTowne Motors has some exciting news. They are happy to announce that they are extending their Certified Pre-Owned program now until January 2, 2014. This will include all of the Certified Pre-Owned Cadillac vehicles they have on their lot. The special finance rates they are offering through their partnership with Ally are 0.0%, 1.9%, 2.9% and 3.9% on any eligible vehicle along with credit approval. Here are a few vehicles they have just to give you an idea of some of the amazing cars they have on their sales lot.

You can get one of the fabulous low rates for a 2013 Cadillac ATS 2.0L Turbo. This car has only 7,653 miles and has loads of great features including audio controls on the steering wheel, dual-zone air conditioning, power heated mirrors, six-way adjustable driver and passenger seating, dusk sensing headlights, a power sunroof and a keyless ignition. There have been no accidents in this sedan and has only had one owner. This is one beautiful car you won’t want to miss. You can drive off in this one for just $35,995.

Another fantastic vehicle we have in our Certified Pre-Owned department is a 2013 Cadillac Escalade Luxury for $60,995. For the money, you get tons of value. Some of the features of this SUV include a 6.2L V8 engine with 6-speed automatic transmission, a navigation system, Bluetooth capabilities, a rearview parking camera, heated steering wheel, heated mirrors and seats which are 8-way adjustable, leather seats and remote engine start. This is a spectacular SUV, it’s clean and ready to go. Hurry before it’s gone!

There are other superb options including a 2010 Cadillac SRX Performance Collection. This family-styled SUV has just 40,135 miles on the 3.0L V6 engine that gets 17mpg city and 23mpg highway. Adjustable pedals, dual-zone climate controlled AC, a navigation system with Bluetooth capabilities and heated seats are just a few of the amazing features on this vehicle. This four-door SUV is just $34,995.

For other great choices on new and used vehicles, visit your Newnan car dealer. We also have a stellar service and parts department for any of your vehicle needs. We will be happy to diagnose and service any problem quickly and efficiently so you can get back on the road as soon as possible.

Ownership on a Budget

The friendly staff over at SouthTowne Motors understands the need for a dependable vehicle without the large price tag. Not everyone can afford a brand new car. Thankfully, there are a lot of great deals on our sales lot. We have dozens that are under $15,000. To give you an idea of what you can come and test drive, here are a few of the options we have available right now.

We have a 2011 Chevrolet Aveo that has under 21,000 miles on the odometer. It is powered by a 1.6L i4 DOHC engine that gets 108 horsepower. A few of the features this beautiful red 4 door car has are a tilt steering wheel, passenger airbag, and daytime running lights. This sedan gets great mileage with 27 mpg city and 35 mpg highway. This great car is just $12,995. We also have a 2008 year model of the Aveo 5 LS with under 70,000 miles for just $7,995.

Want something newer without the high price? Check out the 2013 Chevy Spark 2LT we have for only $14,995. This cozy hatchback gets amazing gas mileage at 32 mpg city and 38 mpg highway. With just over 6,000 miles on the 1.2L I4 engine, this car is a steal. A few of the standard features this car has are Bluetooth capability, remote power door locks, heated front seats, and front video monitor location. For the sporty consumers, this car also has a rear spoiler and tinted windows.

Need something with a little more power? We have a great 2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 for $8,995. This family-styled sedan does have a 2.5L 5 cylinder engine but is great for rides with family and friends. It rides smooth and has only 103,800 miles. This car looks great and runs even better. Don’t hesitate to drive any of the cars on our specials lot. We have more coming in every day so take a look for yourself.

Here at your Newnan car dealer, we strive to provide you with the best in cars and service. No matter your needs, from sales to parts or service, we will do our best to send you out the door with nothing but satisfaction. Give us the chance to show you how superior our car dealership is.

September Features

There is always a deal at SouthTowne Motors in Newnan. Every day we have several featured vehicles to choose from. Whether you are looking for something new or used, car or truck, we have it all. Take a look at these exciting vehicles we have right now on our specials lot.

Looking for a classic? Right now, we have a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS on special for only $64,900. This beauty is in great shape and has under 50,000 miles on it. It features an 8 cylinder 396CI engine coupled with a manual 4-speed transmission. This highly sought-after coupe boasts a leather interior, manual windows and loads of other features. This will go fast, so hurry in today to take a look or even take it for a spin.

There is also a 2013 Buick Regal hybrid on our sales lot which is a great eco-friendly family car with plenty of style and class. It’s driven by a 2.4L 4 cylinder engine with an electric motor coupled to an automatic 6-speed transmission. It receives 25 mpg city and an impressive 36 mpg highway. This fabulous car has loads of convenience features such as one-touch power windows, heated mirrors, heated driver and passenger seat, leather interior and privacy glass. Roll out in style for only $27,803.

If you have ever dreamed of owning a real luxury vehicle, check out the 2010 Mercedes-Benz C300 we have on our lot for just $24,995. This extravagant sedan comes with a 3.0L V6 engine and has only 37,000 miles on it. The list of features on this beauty include power heated mirrors, a sunroof, speed-proportional power steering, heated windshield washer jets, signal mirrors and more.

Are you a thrill seeker? We also have other types of motorized vehicles ready for purchase, such as a 2009 Yamaha motorcycle on our sales lot for just $11,995. It has an automatic 6-speed transmission and only 6,384 miles on it. It has two comfortable seats for you and a friend and side storage bags. This bike is in excellent condition for its year. Come in today to see it for yourself.

Here at SouthTowne, we have cars, trucks and SUVs for every need. Come on down and check us out. We are just south of Atlanta.

Atlanta Used Car Dealer: You can Learn A Lot From A Used Car Test Drive

Test driving a USED car is one of the fastest ways to learn about the car itself, don’t you think? There is no doubt that your Atlanta Used Car Dealer, the Southtowne General Motors Superstore recommends taking the Atlanta used car you are looking at for a little spin before you make an offer. You can quickly determine if the car is worth your time to check out mechanically in the first few moments after you turn the engine over.

There are of course a few common problems that you need to look for when test driving a car. I found a pretty good checklist from cartips.com to study before you test drive that used car around New Jersey.

Test all of the functions of the car:

You need to test the head lights, heater, A/C, radio, interior lights, mirrors, brake lights, turn signals, defrost, safety belts, windshield wipers and seats for how they function.

Plus, you want to check out any additional options like electronic seats, seat warmers, GPS etc.

Starting the car:

Before you start the car, be sure to check if the car is already warm. If it is, the owner may have pre-heated the engine before you arrived so that the car will start easier… if this is the case, be aware that the car may have cold start problems.

Open the hood before starting the car. Check to see if there are any wet parts of the engine, this will tell you if there are any leaks.

Start the car and pay attention to whether the engine strains at all when starting. This may mean the battery or electrical system is on it’s way out.

Once the car has been started, go back to the engine compartment and check again for any wet engine parts. Some engines will leak only when running.

Put your hand on the fender of the vehicle to check if you feel any harsh vibrations. The car should run fairly smooth and not shake the vehicle.

Finally, if the car has power steering, make sure that the steering wheel can be moved smoothly back and forth and there are no strange noises when you do this. If there is a loud whine when you move the steering wheel this may mean the power steering pump is fried.

Test Driving the Car:

Finally it’s time to take this car on the road! Through the entire test drive process, be aware of the sounds of the car. Does the brake pedal make noise? Does the engine make a strange noise at a certain speed? Does steering the car make a strange noise? These are questions to be asking yourself the entire time you are test driving the car.

The first thing you want to notice about the car is how the transmission shifts:

If you’re test driving an automatic car, you should almost not even feel the shift when driving slowly. If the shifting takes longer than 3 or 4 seconds this is a major problem.

If you’re test driving a standard car, the shifts should be smooth and easy. If the car grinds into the next gear, then your synchros are probably in need of repair.

While driving down a quiet street, take your foot off the gas and let go of the steering wheel (CAREFULLY!). If the car pulls one way or the other, there is most likely an alignment problem. Also, push the brake lightly and if the car pulls left or right under braking there is most likely a problem with the braking system.

Make sure you take the car both up and down hills. Does the car shake when braking down a hill? If so, the brakes need service. Does the car handle accelerating up a hill? Or does it cough and lose power? This could mean a number of engine problems that need to be checked out.

Finally, you need to take the test drive to the freeway:

This step is really important. Any major problems with the car are going to be very apparent when riding on the freeway.

Here are some things to look out for:

  • Does the car pull to the left or right?
  • The brakes pulsing or shaking when applied.
  • Excessive wind noise when all of the windows are closed.
  • Does the car seem to “float” around? There may be suspension problems.
  • Does the engine sound normal?
  • If you stomp on the gas pedal does the car cough or hesitate before accelerating?

Now, if you decide to make the used car buying process much easier just see your Atlanta Used Car Dealer, The Southtowne General Motors Superstore first take all of the guesswork out of buying a used car.