If someone asks you if you want to drive a brand new Mercedes Benz, say yes. So when Park Place General Manager George Johnson called and asked me if I wanted to swing by the dealership and slip behind the wheel of an all- new 2020 GLE SUV for a test drive, you know I was halfway there before he even hung up. Enjoy watching these four hilarious videos of me and George in a Mercedes.
Maybe it’s because we’re almost family that George didn’t mind when I got real with him during our test drive when I asked the first question that popped into my head: What happens if I crash this sweet new $50,000 ride? Cool-as-a-cucumber George didn’t even flinch. He just said I would have to buy it. Of course, I would gladly welcome a new ride, but not a banged up one.
He just started telling me about the GLE’s amazing safety features – features that don’t just keep you alive in a crash but actually prevent a problem from even happening! Like a self-driving mode, an on-board computer and even a computer system that makes it easier to drive between the lines. Genius. This car is practically unwreckable.
In this video, George talks about what makes Park Place such a special place. One reason is, it’s really a one-stop-shop kind of place — you can walk into your neighborhood Park Place dealership and have access to any car on any lot across their 17 Texas dealerships. From Bentley to McLaren to Maserati to Volvo and Lexus, if Park Place has it on one of their lots, they’ll ship it to your local Park Place so you can check it out.
In this video, what made George squirm and you won’t beleive what I said about the woman in the car next to us.
Check out this video where George spills the beans on the craziest thing a client ever left in a Mercedes trade-in and I share some personal stories from my childhood in the Fort.
Besides driving around with George, one of the things I love most about Park Place is working with its service department. My Mercedes has been one of the most reliable cars I’ve ever had, but as you know with any car, you have to have it serviced regularly to keep it humming. Most people dread this part of car ownership, but I actually like it because of the amazing people that work at Park Place. The company has around 140 employees in its service department, and Park Place has a tradition of training and promoting its people so they grow and stay with the company.
Here, George shares an inspiring story of one valued service department member’s humble start from River Crest Country Club’s valet to climbing the corporate ladder at Park Place Mercedes.
That’s because Park Place Motorcars is all about customer service — for them, it’s relationships over transactions. They have People Passion — it’s one of the company’s core values. They treat you as one of the family, building your trust through honesty, respect and unwavering integrity.
It all explains why Park Place is so different from other dealerships. When you watch these videos, you’ll definitely understand why Park Place is My Place — and it should be your place, too.
Photography by Laura McCarthy/Elusive Images
Videography by Josh Mills/Desert Wind Films
You can start showing your passion for Park Place right now by winning a $100 gift card towards the selection of Mercedes Merchandise in my AMAZING GIVEAWAY!! Announcing the winner on December 23rd, 2019.
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