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Award-Winning Car Dealerships in the Chicago Area

The automotive landscape is more competitive than ever these days. This is good news for the consumer, as dealerships climb over one another to offer the best free coffee, the fastest complimentary wi-fi, and of course the most pleasant, pain-free car shopping/buying/service experience possible.

One way to tell which dealership will deliver all of the above to the max is by looking at awards received. Continental Motors, a conglomerate of dealerships serving the whole Chicago area with many top brands, have been the proud recipients of a wide array of awards over the years. Read on below for an overview of the acclaim we’ve received for our tireless effort in delivering a top-notch experience to all customers.

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Continental Nissan receives Edmunds Five Star Dealer Award

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Another congratulations is in order for our team over at Continental Nissan.

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From left: General Manager Mike Connolly, General Sales Manager Pat Bobko

Our team has proved once again how we are driven to care at Continental Motors, as Continental Nissan was recently awarded with the Five Star Dealer Award from Edmunds.com – for the third year in a row. These awards are given annually to dealerships who have earned a five-star rating on Edmund.com’s Dealer Ratings and Review page.

So, how does a dealership become eligible?

In order to qualify for this award, a dealership must be an Edmunds.com Promise PartnerSM dealer and have earned an average customer rating that rounds up to five stars on Edmunds.com, with a minimum of 20 reviews during the previous two years (as of Dec. 31, 2013).

We are extremely proud to win this award and would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers for providing their feedback. It is your feedback that helps us to be the most successful, so feel free to leave us a review anytime.

We are grateful for your business, and equally as grateful for your feedback. We look forward to hearing from you.

Edmunds.com is the #1 trusted automotive review site.

Continental Honda receives Edmunds Five Star Dealer Award

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

A big congratulations is in order.

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From left: New Car Sales Manager Erik Koeneman, General Sales Manager Bob Giovannoni, Edmunds Representative and General Manager Mike Bromer

Our team at Continental Honda has received the Edmunds Five Star Dealer Award. And for the third year in a row!

To be eligible for the Five Star Dealer Award, the Dealer Partner must have earned an average customer review rating of five stars at edmunds.com. The dealer must have a minimum of 20 reviews during the previous two years as of December 31, 2014.  The awards recognize car dealers who earned the highest marks for customer satisfaction in Edmunds.com’s Dealer Ratings and Reviews.

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank our customers for their continued support by providing their feedback no matter their experience. If not for you, we would not have the success that we do today.

Want to share your experience with us? Feel free to leave us a review at Edmund’s to let us know how we’re doing. We’re always looking for ways to improve our customer satisfaction and it all starts with you!

As always, we are grateful for your business and feedback. 

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4 Continental Honda Salesmen Receive Recognition

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

At Continental Motors, we talk a lot about being driven to care for our customers.

However, we understand that talking about it and showing it are two different things. That’s why we’d like to shine the spotlight on four of our salesmen at Continental Honda for this week’s blog.

These salesmen are the District’s 2015 Council of Sales Leadership (COSL) winners. Terrence (Terry) Scudieri, Robert (Bob) Oligiewicsz have earned the Gold Master Award. Victor Ponce and Saul Camacho have achieved the Gold level status.

The program recognizes top performing sales consultants in the areas of training, sales, and sales and delivery satisfaction. Essentially, these gentlemen have demonstrated that they really know their stuff.

Are you in the market for a new Honda? Feel free to contact us so we can get you started with an award-winning member of our staff.

We look forward to working with you.

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Pictured above: Gold Master Award winners Terry and Bob.

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Pictured above: Gold Award winner Victor. (Saul not pictured).

Continental Acura of Naperville Receives Gold Environmental Leadership Award

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

It’s no secret that auto dealerships consume a lot of energy and water.

With their bright showrooms, service centers, car washes and body shops, there is a lot of room for practice when talking about energy efficiency.

Fortunately, Continental Acura of Naperville has stepped up to the plate, taking greater measures to improve their status as a “Green Dealer”. Such efforts have earned them the Gold Environmental Leadership Award from Acura, which they were presented with Thursday.

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So, how does a dealer become a “Green Dealer”?

Acura dealers everywhere can opt in for the “Green Dealer” program. This program based on a comprehensive set of environmental best practices designed by Acura specifically for auto dealerships.

Dealers that participate can achieve Silver, Gold or Platinum status based on verified energy reduction. Continental Acura achieved a 30 percent reduction in total energy use and met a threshold of 45 points, earning them Gold-level status.

Continental Acura has taken the necessary steps to be eligible for this award through tracking electricity, gas and water consumption on a monthly basis, making improvements recommended by experts and implementing where necessary. In fact, according to greendealer.acura.com, they are the only Acura dealership in Illinois that is a “Green Dealer”.

“I’m proud that Continental Acura has received this recognition award for its efforts to reduce energy use and help preserve our environment,” Dealer Principal Joel Weinberger said. “We have over 75 employees working everyday to do the best for our customers, and this award exemplifies our commitment to excellence in every aspect of our business.”

With better technologies like energy efficient lighting, high performance windows and doors, smart irrigation systems, solar PV and so much more, dealerships around the country can take action in reducing their carbon footprint, making a positive impact on the community.

At Continental Motors, we’re driven to care about the environment.

Are you?

Continental Motors Dealerships Win 2016 Consumer Satisfaction Award

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

The miles of smiles continue to add up, and we couldn’t be more proud to earn this distinction from DealerRater.

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Six of our dealerships have had the honor of winning the 2016 Consumer Satisfaction Award on DealerRater. Continental Audi of Naperville, Continental Honda, Continental Mazda of Naperville, Continental Mitsubishi, Continental Nissan and Continental Toyota/Scion have all been selected for this award.

But what does this award mean?

This award was created by DealerRater to further help consumers locate the right dealership for their needs. It’s based on delivery of exceptional customer service and outstanding customer reviews as a result.

When you search for a new car, you’re likely to begin online. You want a dealership that will cater to your individual needs and that’s why you search reviews. Thanks to our outstanding reviews on DealerRater, we can help guide consumers to the right place.

We’re driven to care for all of your automotive needs, and we strive to be a place where you can feel at home whether you’re in sales or service. You might even make a few friendships along the way.

With that said, we don’t want you to simply take our word for it. Visit any one of our stores today so that we can give you the customer experience you deserve.

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our wonderful customers for taking time out of their busy day to provide us with such positive feedback, earning our stores this notable award. We want you to have a great experience from beginning to end, and your feedback allows us to be the best we can be. Not to mention, it helps other consumers to know the right place to choose.

We’d also like you to keep in mind that it is never too late to voice your opinion with us. Whether you had a great service experience three months ago, or have a concern with your sales experience last week, we want to know how we’re doing. And the only way for us to know is through you.

So, thank you again. We’re looking forward to another great year with you.