used cars

Cars with personality aren’t dead

Are cars with personality, charm and charisma dead? Jason Harper from Bloomberg seems to think so. In his recent article, Harper asks “In this age of mass production and global distribution, have we seen the last taillights of cars with personality? Where are the oddball autos that appeal to only a heartfelt few?”

Buick Riviera

Cars that Harper digs from the “good old days” are the Citroen DS-19, the Morris Minor Traveller or the Buick Riviera. Sure, those were cool cars, but isn’t it natural for people to look fondly at the past? It’s why after every Super Bowl, people say the commercials were disappointing inferring some sort of benchmark was set in the past. People were more wholesome too, our country was stronger, gas was cheaper, Adam Sandler made funnier movies and cars had more personality.

To his credit, Harper does believe electric cars from Fiskar and Tesla are a sign of change. Their interiors, their curves and wacky details have stimulated excitement in the car industry. Nonetheless, beautiful design aren’t just limited to electric cars. It could be argued a whole host of quirky and charming cars can be found at a dealership near you. Here are a few. [keep reading]

Why I love Yesware

As awesome as our website is, no product sells itself. Like sales teams at almost every startup, Mojo Motors has to find creative ways of getting our message heard. We need to break through the noise to sign up dealers since it takes roughly five calls before we get a decision maker on the line.

People that work at dealerships are busy and they’re constantly being sold new tools and products, so they have a habit of blowing off any new product that gets pitched to them. And really, don’t we all do that?

The challenge for us is to find ways of differentiating ourselves from all of the other products currently being pitched. Of course we can try different messages and using our gut we can guess what’s working and what isn’t. Thankfully, it’s 2012 and sales can be a lot more science than art so our gut can rest up for lunch. [keep reading]

The Magic Behind the Local Car Show

I assume anyone reading this post has been to at least one car show. There are just as many categories of car shows as there are types of cars. I’ve been to a lot of different ones but the nostalgic feeling and genuineness found at the local car shows can’t be found anywhere else. And the knowledge you gain from talking to the folks who actually owned and worked on these cars is different from the MPG and HP ratings you find on a sheet at the large international shows. But before I get all sentimental over these local events, I’d like to take some time to explain how these opinions were formed.

About 10 years ago, I went to my first car show with my uncle and his family. This wasn’t a run of the mill local car meet; this was the New York International Auto Show…one of the largest automotive enthusiast events in the world. With hundreds, maybe thousands of cars at display, there was something for everyone to see. From insanely priced and powerful exotics such as the Ferrari Enzo and Porsche Carrera GT to the grocery getters we’re more likely to drive in our lifetimes, all were parked and glistening on what would be the equivalent of a red carpet for cars. [keep reading]

Don’t do these 5 things when buying a used car

1. Don’t buy a car in the first ten days it’s been listed. Unless you have a great deal staring at you in the face, be patient. Dealerships don’t typically lower the price of a vehicle in the first ten days of listing it online. Any cars still available after that ten day window are fair game to negotiate and bargain your way to a great deal. If the price is still high after a price drop and you’re not in a rush to buy, just keep waiting. The typical used car on Mojo Motors drops in price about three times before being sold.

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Cool Used Car of the Future: Rossion Q1

The Rossion Q1 is sexy and American which is saying a lot since there aren’t many American super cars. Unlike the Mach 7 Falcon super car (another Cool Used Car of the Future), the Rossion Q1 is heavily influenced by an existing super car, the Noble M400. Rossion has the exclusive rights to use the M400 platform and rebrand the super car as the Q1 right here in the USA. Take a look at this super car in all of its glory and keep reading for its performance specs.

Rossion Q1 Image

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Most Popular Used Cars on Mojo Motors

Mojo Motors works with used car dealers across New England in places like Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. As car sales increased last month, so have the searches on our website. Here are the cars trending right now on Mojo Motors or translated into #cardealerspeak, “hottest cars on the lot.”


Top 20 Most Popular Used Car and Truck Searches in January 2012

1Used Honda Accord Image Mojo Motors. Honda Accord

2. Honda Civic

3. Jeep Wrangler

4. Toyota Tacoma

5. Honda CR-V

6. Nissan Altima

7. Jeep Grand-CherokeeUsed Jeep Grand Cherokee Mojo Motors

8. Audi A4

9. Ford F150

10. Toyota Corolla

11. BMW 3-Series

12. Toyota RAV4

13. Mazda3Used Subaru Forester Image

14. Toyota Camry

15. Honda Odyssey

16. Honda Pilot

17. Subaru Impreza

18. Toyota Highlander

19. Subaru Forester

20. Nissan Murano


Interested in the other January search data or the least popular searched rides on Mojo Motors? Give us a shout.

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