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Image via Flickr by Jinrui Qu

You might not get to live at the White House, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t get around the streets of D.C. in a car that’s perfectly presidential. Take a look at four of the cars that would get a President’s stamp of approval.

Audi S7: A Favorite Amongst American Motorists

Kelley Blue Book online users were so impressed by the Audi S7 that they named it 2015’s best luxury vehicle, ahead of cars from Porsche, Lamborghini, and BMW. It earned the honor for its welcome blend of head-turning good looks and practical features. continue reading…

Edmunds-5-star-smallThe staff at Select Auto Imports is proud to announce that they have been recognized by Edmunds.com as an Edmunds Five Star Dealer for 2015. In order to achieve this exclusive award, Select Auto Imports earned an average customer sales review rating of five stars on Edmunds.com, with a minimum of 20 reviews during the previous two years. Edmunds.com recognizes that this requires a strong commitment to exceeding each customer’s expectations as well as a great consistency in the Select Auto Imports approach.

Select Auto Imports is only one of 609 dealers across the country to even qualify for such an award. We are distinctly proud of this acheivement and won’t settle for only one. It’s our goal to leave every customer five star satisfied, and aim to keep it that way. From our Select Certification to our unique financing options, we will help you with purchasing your next vehicle every step of the way. Thank you for all of your support and we look forward to serving your future needs.

Click here to see the full announcement.

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Image via Flickr by kaikot

What makes a luxury car? Some of us look for a superb ride with best-in-class acceleration and handling, while others settle for a comfortable and quiet ride that exudes style. Either way, you’ll have onlookers gawking as you pull up to the curb in one of these six luxury cars that represent the epitome of the driving experience.

Aston Martin Rapide S

When your car costs as much as a small house ($198,250 MSRP), you can expect to get a luxury package that’s out of this world. The Rapide S is Aston Martin’s luxury four-door sports car. It’s equipped with a special 6.0-liter V12 engine that boasts 0-60 MPH in 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 203 MPH. continue reading…

Image via Flickr by Ron Cogswell

Image via Flickr by Ron Cogswell

At last count in 2013, Washington, D.C. welcomed 19 million visitors, more than it ever has before. The district’s growing popularity can be largely attributed to its beautiful monuments, some of the most significant in U.S. history. Make sure these sites are on your itinerary for the country’s capital.

Washington Monument: Obelisk for 1st President

The Washington Monument makes the perfect starting point for a tour of Washington’s monuments. The imposing obelisk was built to commemorate George Washington, America’s first president. It was opened to the public in October 1888, but plans were in place before Washington even took office. He scrapped the project after his election as a budget-saving measure, so it wasn’t built until well after his death.

The Washington Monument is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. most days except July 4, Christmas Day, continue reading…

When winter comes to Alexandria, the temperatures plummet, the roads get slick, and the nights grow long. This means that more drivers both on and off the beltway will be spending more time in their cars instead of opting for local bike routes or mass transit. For those who want to spend their Alexandria winter in luxury, here are some of today’s best highline vehicles for the cold months.

range-roverRange Rover Evoque

The face of the SUV has changed a lot in recent years, and Range Rover’s new Evoque is a perfect example of modern improvements. Nicely distributed weight, aerodynamic design elements, and the indispensable Terrain Response system make it a top choice for handling in winter weather. The Evoque is roomy and comfortable, has plenty of trim options, and includes ample front-end lighting for long nights. continue reading…

Necessities to Car in Your Car During Winter

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You never know when your car will break down or when you will become stranded on the side of the road. There is never a good time to get stuck in your car, but it is much more dangerous when it happens in the winter. However, if you prepare and keep certain items in your car at all times, you can prevent a dangerous situation from becoming catastrophic. The following is a list of six winter safety items you should keep in your car:

1. Blankets or Sleeping Bags

Imagine being stuck in a snowstorm, on the side of the road, with no help and no way to stay warm. You will be warm for a little while, but eventually you will get very cold. If your car doesn’t start, you will be even colder. So why not protect yourself and keep blankets or sleeping bags in your car?

2. First Aid Kit

Sometimes you break down because your engine dies, or you get a flat tire, but other times it is due to an accident. Not all accidents cause physical harm to the driver or passengers, but it does happen. It is a good idea to always keep a first aid kit in your car. Whether you have a scratch that needs a bandage, or a more serious injury, a first aid kit can help. continue reading…

Safest Neighborhoods in Alexandria

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Have you ever parked outside a restaurant and honestly wondered if your wheels will still be on your car when you get out? It’s not a comfortable feeling, especially if you’ve just invested in a new highline car. So, what can you do to avoid that situation?

Well, you could avoid cities, which tend to have pockets of higher and lower crime rates, or you could educate yourself about where those pockets are and navigate accordingly.

For example, here are four of the safest neighborhoods in Alexandria, Virginia.

Collingwood

The median home price in Collingwood is $841,305, which is in the 98th percentile for most expensive homes in the United States. In fact, only 0.3 percent of neighborhoods in America are wealthier.

As of this article, the Collingwood / Wellington area has a 0.0 percent vacancy rate — something that’s all but unmatched in the rest of the country. Not only does that mean that houses in Collingwood are a pretty secure investment, it means that there are literally no vacant houses for vagrants to occupy.  continue reading…

Awesome New Car Features for 2014

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The history of automotive design is filled with useful innovations. What were once seen as luxuries are now standard equipment: air conditioning, power seats, and even hands-free Bluetooth integration. But automakers are not content to rest on their laurels. This year’s crop of cars are loaded with crazy features that were unthinkable a generation ago. Check out these over-the-top goodies you can have in your car.

Leather Air Vents

The options menu at the Porsche dealer is longer than a Chinese take-out menu, and the selection of leather options is mind-boggling. If leather seats and doors aren’t leathery enough, order up the leather-coated vent slats. It’s a steal at just $365.

An “Air Scarf”

Why subject yourself to discomfort when you’re driving your Mercedes Benz convertible with the top down in cold weather? The nifty “air scarf” feature is a small vent in the seat’s headrest that gently blows warm air across the back of your neck and shoulders so you don’t get chilled on brisk autumn days. continue reading…

5 Highline Cars That Shine in Alexandria

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Alexandria often appears on lists of America’s richest cities, so it should come as little surprise that many residents like to drive the latest Highline cars. If you want to join them, here are five 2015 models that will help you fit right in.

Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Described as a triumph of design and engineering, the 2015 Corvette Z06 turns heads. Kitted out with a 6.2L V8 engine, 650bhp, and able to reach 60 mph in 3.8 seconds, America’s all-new classic car is available as a 7-speed manual or 8-speed paddle-shift automatic. Choose between coupe and convertible models, which as decisions go, is not a big problem to have. Expect to pay around $80k for this head turner. continue reading…

Walter Reed Society DonationsThis year was one of the best turnouts for our annual donations match for the Walter Reed Society. We’re proud to say that your contributions this year totaled $22,595. This earned the maximum donation match amount of $10,000 from Select Auto Imports for a grand total of $32,595.

Select Auto Imports is a continued supporter of the Walter Reed Society. Each year they help veterans and their families with contributions from the public. Some of you may not know that the Walter Reed Society has no employees, only volunteers. This means that unlike other larger charities, every penny donated goes to the families.

We, at Select Auto Imports, want to sincerely thank you for all your help.