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Featured New Arrivals at Barnaba Auto Sport

Take the time to explore some of the newest and most exciting Porsche inventory waiting for you at Barnaba Auto Sport. Discover some of our highlighted favorites that won’t be here for long! From the bold red 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera T and sleek silver 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet to the exciting and versatile blue 2016 Porsche Macan S, make sure to see what each timeless Porsche model has to offer below!

If you’re on the market for a fun and nimble coupe, you can go wrong with any of the Porsche 911 models. Each offers dynamic handles and potent power ready to be unleashed at a moment’s notice. The 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera T only has only 4780 miles and boasts a 3.6L H6 DOHC 24V engine. 

Enjoy all the enhanced driving features like the PDK Transmission, 18 Way Adaptive Sport Seats, and Chrono Package with Porsche Trak Precision App. Finished in guards red with black sport-tex interior, Premium Package Plus, 20' Inch Wheels in the satin black, heated multi-function steering wheel, and guards red seat belts.

The bold and modern 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet comes equipped with a powerful 3.8L H6 DOHC 24V engine and only 6,000 miles. Finished in "Special Paint" GT Silver Metallic with a sleek black leather interior. Options include PDK 7 Speed Transmission, 20 inch Carrera S Wheels14 Way Full Power Seats with Memory, Premium Package Plus, Porsche Dynamic Light System, and much more to explore in person!

Looking for an adventure-ready family car or just a versatile and comfortable daily commuter, look no further than the 2016 Porsche Macan S, a luxurious and capable SUV with sporty handles and innovative technology. Make a statement with the Sapphire Blue Metallic Macan S with a full leather interior package in a lush Agate Gray color. Options include Premium Package Plus, Rearview Camera w/Front & Rear ParkAssist, Lane Keep Assist/Lane Change Assist, Bi-Xenon Headlights w/PDLS, and much more to uncover with a test drive at Barnaba Auto Sport!

Ready to find your dream car? Contact us or stop by Barnaba Auto Sport today, browse our large online inventory and stop by for a test drive. Come by our dealership in Batavia, IL to see how easy it is to buy a quality used. We believe fair prices, superior service, and treating customers right leads to satisfied repeat buyers. Our friendly and knowledgeable sales staff is here to help you find the car you deserve, priced to fit your budget. Shop our virtual showroom of used cars, trucks, and SUVs online then stop by for a test drive.

Porsche Milestones and Innovations

Porsche has continued to be a trendsetting automotive maker throughout its over 70-year history, from its influential branding and iconic model lineup to its innovative technology and track-tested performances. Explore Porsche’s culture-defining milestones and innovations, learn how Porsche has maintained its relevance through its timeless design and continuous pursuit to be the best.

From the very beginning, Porsche has proved you can really have it all, a nimble and track-ready sports coupe and a luxurious daily commuter wrapped into one piece of art. Setting the bar over and over again, Porsche has invoked a religious commitment to its origins without holding back its strives for innovation. It all started in 1948 when the birth of the Porsche brand in Gmünd (Austria) arrived on the scene and introduced the world to the Porsche’s type 356 "No. 1" Roadster. After its class victory by its further enhanced 356 SL at the 24h of Le Mans, Porsche immediately gained attention throughout the world.

Gaining positive reviews and attention, from 1953 onwards Porsche’s next innovation was the 550 Spyder. This instant classic was a mid-engine designed roadster designed for motorsport specifically and saw spectacular success throughout its run. With increased success and notoriety, the 10,000th Porsche 356 was produced just eight years after the Typ 356 "No. 1" Roadster came out.

The 60s continued Porsche’s growth and innovations, as on and off the track Porsche pushed itself to be the best. 1962 was a big year for Porsche, the Porsche 804 won the French Grand Prix and the 50,000th Porsche rolled off the assembly line. A year later Porsche introduced the legendary 911, a fastback coupé with a 2+2 seating arrangement and two-liter, 6-cylinder 130 hp flat-six engine at the rear.

In the latter half of the 60s Porsche introduced the Porsche 911 Targa, a triple victory with the Porsche 910 at the Targa Florio, a slimmed-down 911 R was developed, and Porsche achieved its first overall victory at the 24h of Daytona with the type 908 LH. The victories continued on to the 70s with the 917 Short-Tail Coupé’s first-ever overall victory at Le Mans, the Porsche 917/30’s victory at the Canadian-American racing series, and multiple world championships. Each innovation helped change the landscape of the automotive industry, allowing consumers to buy a premium sports car bred and developed in racing history.

At the peak of the oil crisis in the 70s, Porsche developed and introduced the first 911 Turbo - the world’s first production sports car with exhaust turbocharger and pressure regulator and the 924, Porsche first produced a front-engined sports car in a transaxle configuration and with galvanized body panels.

Starting the 80s strong, Porsche launched the Porsche 944 with a 163 hp, 4-cylinder engine rounded off the transaxle model range. By the end of the 80s, Porsche celebrated the 25th anniversary year of the 911 by introducing the newly developed 911 Carrera 4 with an all-wheel drive and capped off the decade with the redesigned 911 Speedster. A new coupe that offered a new driving experience, with its low windscreen, spartan interior, and emergency soft top.

From the final development stage of the Porsche four-cylinder transaxle models and the first twin-turbo engine in a 911 to the 1 millionth Porsche rolling off the assembly line, the 90s were a great decade for Porsche. While the 2000s kept the good times rolling, revamping and updating Porsche’s classic look to new models. At the Louvre in Paris, Porsche displayed the high-performance Carrera GT sports car. The study featured a carbon-fiber chassis, as well as a 10-cylinder naturally-aspirated engine. 2002 saw the third car line come out with the new Porsche Cayenne, a sporty, off-road Cayenne SUV.

New car lines continued to roll out the years that followed, from the new Panamera that brought sports car technology to the premium sedan segment, the sporty and powerful Macan SUV, and the latest all-electric Mission E lineup which saw the newest Taycan begin to take over the electric segment today. Each model offers even more functionality, versatility, and technology than ever before without losing sight of the racing spirit of Porsche's origins.

Ready to become a part of the Porsche community and legacy? Find your dream car at Barnaba Auto Sport today, browse our large online inventory and stop by for a test drive. Come by our dealership in Batavia, IL to see how easy it is to buy a quality used. We believe fair prices, superior service, and treating customers right leads to satisfied repeat buyers. Our friendly and knowledgeable sales staff is here to help you find the car you deserve, priced to fit your budget. Shop our virtual showroom of used cars, trucks, and SUVs online then stop by for a test drive.

Porsche Colors and Design Influences

Uncover the importance color has played in making Porsche a trailblazer in the automotive industry, discover how it helped Porsche’s become iconic and timeless. See how Porsche’s willingness to look to the past for inspiration has helped inspire its future, leading to Porsche’s continuously courageous design and color choices that have helped keep Porsche’s old and new in high demand. 
Being flexible in color choice has opened the doors for everyone to enjoy Porsche’s on their own terms. Whether it's the discreet and reserved black or white Porsche that has become too popular in the modern day or the bolder and dynamic reds, blues, or oranges,the choice is yours. With 60 percent of people saying color is a main factor in buying a car, Porsche’s timeless aesthetics has opened the doors to more daring and inspired color and design options as well. It's only in recent years more subtle colors have taken root and Porsche looks to bring back the more vibrant and memorable colors that filled the streets from the 50s to the late 80s all around the world.

Porsche’s French color designer Jean-Gabriel Causse shared his thoughts on the state of car colors and the positive color brings to the industry, “Nearly every tourist who visits Havana is thrilled by the colors of the cars on the streets. But that’s because those vehicles were made at a time when it was customary to paint them in vibrant colors. Back in the 1960s and 1970s, the same was true of cars on the streets of Paris or Stuttgart. People used to make greater use of the symbolism or power of colors than they do now.”

Don’t forget Porsche comes from a racing heritage that can be traced back to 1948 and has only added to its legacy since then, consistently innovating its technology, performance, and modernizing its design without ever losing or forgetting its beloved Le Mans winning design. Because of its success both on and off the track, Porsche has continued to celebrate its legacy for great reason. Continuing to find inspiration in both its overall design and paint options throughout the year.

Jean-Gabriel Causse also shared his thoughts on Porsche’s and sports cars' connection to color stating, “People who drive sports cars are a little more open to the mentality of play. It’s about pleasure and fun, not just the seriousness of life. Furthermore, many sports cars are simply gorgeous. I can never get enough of the elegant lines of a Porsche 911. You almost have to choose a color that stands out. I think we need more courage again in our choice of color.”

Let Barnaba Auto Sport help find the Porsche of your dreams, shop our virtual showroom of used Porsche cars and SUVs online. Don’t see the Porsche you’re looking for? Our friendly and knowledgeable sales staff will use our years of experience and connections across the country to find your perfect Porsche! Our record and reviews speaks for itself with over 100 5-star reviews on google. Don’t delay, contact us or stop by Barnaba Auto Sport today.

Porsche Winter Hibernation Recommendations

Get your Porsche ready for the winter season with help from Barnaba Auto Sport, learn how to best prepare your Porsche for the harsh weather. Whether you choose to hibernate your Porsche or continue driving it throughout the winter, get expert recommendations from the people that know best! We’ll go over everything from areas to check and clean to hibernation tips and storage recommendations.

What is Porsche Winter Hibernation?
To help best protect and maintain your Porsche from harsh weather conditions, several Porsche owners choose to store their Porsche until optimal driving and weather conditions return. Hibernating your Porsche for winter can help extend your Porsche’s life and ensure top performance for years to come.

Why store your Porsche?
In addition to protecting your Porsche from the harsh weather and elements, you are also extending your Porsche life, reducing your risk of winter accidents, improving your tires longevity, protecting your paint, and much more.  

Want to drive your Porsche this winter? 
Drive with added confidence around the Batavia, IL area this winter season, stop by Barnaba Auto Sport to switch your Porsche to winter tires. 

Porsche Winter Hibernation Checklist and Tips

Thoroughly clean inside and out:
  • Clean your garage and Porsche
    • Clean wheels and add petroleum jelly to the wheels for added protection. 
    • Condition the rubber and plastic exterior items for protection.
Inspect and perform routine maintenance:
  • Change the oil and oil filter. 
  • Top off fluids. 
  • Check tire pressure and over-inflate by about 8 to 10 psi. 
Prepare your garage: 
  • Sweep the floor and dust the area.
  • Place carpet squares under the tires. 
  • Check for moisture, if found place a thick layer of poly sheeting or a tarp on the floor to prevent rust.
Prepare your Porsche:
  • Fill the gas tank with premium gas to prevent condensation and reduce airspace. 
  • Use SEAFOAM and STA-BIL for the fuel additive/stabilizer. 
  • Close all air vents and place supplies to repel rodents. 
  • Cover the exhaust pipe. 
  • Place desiccant silica gel packs to keep out moisture.
  • Use wood or wheel chalk to block the wheels instead of parking brake.
  • Connect the battery to a battery maintainer on pulse maintaining mode so it can charge via the cigarette lighter. 
  • Place cloth between the wiper blades and windshield. 
  • Roll the windows down by about 10mm to relieve pressure and prevent condensation. 
  • Use a car cover, an outside one for outside storage or an indoor for indoor storage.  
Remember to only start up your Porsche again when you’re to take it out of storage in the spring. If you have any additional questions or concerns stop by Barnaba Auto Sport at 1183 Pierson Dr Batavia , IL 60510 or contact us today! We believe fair prices, superior service, and treating customers right leads to satisfied repeat buyers. When you’re ready to shop for a new Porsche, make sure to check out our virtual showroom of used and new Porsche cars and SUVs online then stop by for a test drive today! 

Porsche Model Head to Head Comparison

Every Porsche has its own personality, this shows in the detail and feel. From the aggressively nimble and compact Porsche Cayman and carefree Porsche Boxster to the powerful and versatile Porsche Macan. No matter which ride you choose, each Porsche model offers the responsive and sporty handling you’ve come to expect from the Porsche brand along with the iconic stylings and next-level innovation. This includes great features like Porsche's Doppelkupplung cruise control and Porsche Active Suspension Management that continuously adjusts the damping force. Read on to see which Porsche model is right for you below!
The Porsche Boxster and Cayman are mid-engine two-seater sports cars that span across four generations of continual innovation without losing the originals iconic stylings and ethos. With the first Boxster coming out in 1996 and the second Boxster and Cayman arriving in late 2005. A couple of years later the third generation of the pair was offering 2012, with the latest iteration coming to the forefront in 2018. 

So what are you getting with a Porsche Cayman and Boxster? How about a one-of-one driving experience thanks in part to its engine that is positioned 12 inches behind the driver. This position offers an unparalleled driving experience that produces sharper cornering and the ability to concentrate power from the engine to the rear-axle for more control. On top of that, both Porsche models feature similar builds all-around with a low to the ground lightweight frame accented by Porshce’s iconic headlights and taillights.The main difference between these two models being that the Boxster is only available as a convertible while the Cayman is only available as a coupe. The Boxster name itself comes from a flat or boxer engine and roadster combined. 
Porsche Macan on the other hand is a completely different beast, this five-door luxury crossover SUV is a more recent creation from Porsche. Coming out late 2014, the Macan brought a sports car feel and design to the SUV market. The Macan has continued to innovate and prove that you can have the best of both worlds, a fun and nimble driving experience and a versatile SUV well suited for any adventure. The Macan’s trim range is vast, including the Macan, Macan S, Macan S Diesel, Macan GTS and the Macan Turbo. So you can get the speed, looks, and all the premium features you could ever want.

Stop by Barnaba Auto Sport today!
We believe fair prices, superior service, and treating customers right leads to satisfied repeat buyers. When you’re ready to shop for a new Porsche, make sure to check out our virtual showroom of used and new Porsche cars and SUVs online then stop by for a test drive today! Find us at 1183 Pierson Dr Batavia , IL 60510 or call us at 630-406-1700 to set up an appointment.

Porsche Sustainability

Barnaba Auto Sport has joined Porsche in striving to become the most sustainable brand for exclusive and sporting mobility. Porsche's sustainability strategy breaks down the efforts and resources Porsche is investing to become a sustainable brand with clear goals to be reached by 2025. This strategy will positively impact the entire value chain to improve sustainability within its corporate activities on all levels. Read on to learn all about Porsche’s sustainability process and goals, don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or are looking for a quality used car in the Batavia, IL area.

How is Porsche becoming the most sustainable brand?
By focusing on its long-term objective of achieving value-creating growth – for economic values and social responsibility – while simultaneously reducing the environmental impact of the company.

Why is Porsche becoming a sustainable brand?
Due to increased population, limited resources, and overall climate issues, the entire automotive industry is facing the biggest changes and challenges in its history. Porsche wants to build a sustainable future and become a beacon of what corporate sustainability efforts can achieve.

What are Porsche’s goals and steps to becoming sustainable?
Porsche’s sustainability activities are now structured in the following three areas: Innovative mobility, reliable partner, and go zero. 

The ultimate goal of Porsche’s sustainability strategy is for the company to continuously reduce its negative environmental impact while further reinforcing its positive influence on society. Porsche’s vision is to become the most Sustainable brand for exclusive and sporting mobility.

What has Porsche done to become more sustainable?
"With our updated environmental and energy policy, we have adopted clear rules of conduct in order to live sustainability even more consciously and consistently at Porsche," says Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Board of Management of Porsche AG.

Porsche's environmental and energy policy sets out clear guidelines in four fields of action: environmental protection, environmental goals, management conduct and compliance.

Porsche Connect

Get the most out of each and every drive with help from Porsche Connect, your digital co-pilot before, during and after every drive! Enjoy the Porsche driving experience to the fullest with seamless smartphone integration, bringing together the digital and the real worlds. Discover all the spectacular features Porsche has integrated into your everyday drive to enhance and optimize your experience to the fullest. See how we’ve created our ecosystem around not just the modern day driver but also the future, with features like charging planning for our electric car line up and our app that allows you to access your cars features wirelessly. Porsche Connect includes great features including:

Porsche Connect App: Remotely access much of your vehicle data from your smartphone, control your air conditioning, lock and unlock your vehicle and much more.

Navigation: Using satellite maps to always give you the fastest route by reacting to traffic in real time. 

Voice Control: Access simple voice commands to change your route while driving, get weather updates, set your air conditioning and many more commands.

Porsche Communication Management: Search for restaurants with their ratings, gas stations including current prices, and free public parking, all by accessing the online destinations and a navigation database.

Want to learn more? Contact or Stop by Barnaba Auto Sport today!

Trust the experts at Barnaba Auto Sport, we’ve the technical knowledge and years of experience to help you enhance Porsche driving experience! Come on by our dealership in Batavia, IL to experience Porsche Connect for yourself, our friendly and knowledgeable sales staff is ready to answer and walk you through any question. Browse all our Customer Testimonials and over 100 5 star google reviews! See what some of our customers are saying: 

  • “The Barnaba Autosport experience is second-to-none. Very knowledgeable, very technically savvy, very nice and they have fantastic customer service.” - Jan-Peter Breugelmans

  • “Trust and integrity is the ultimate currency of business but seemingly a rare commodity in the auto industry.” - Jeffrey Madden

  • “You won't find many guys more passionate or knowledgeable about Porsche cars, or more honest” - Michael Courtin

  • “Perfection in auto service! Outside of warranty work, I will never go to the Porsche dealer again.” - Tony Copley

We believe fair prices, superior service, and treating customers right leads to satisfied repeat buyers. When you’re ready to shop for a new Porsche, make sure to check out our virtual showroom of used and new Porsche cars and SUVs online then stop by for a test drive today! Find us at 1183 Pierson Dr Batavia , IL 60510 or call us at 630-406-1700 to set up an appointment.

Classic Porsche Service

Learn what is needed to maintain your classic Porsche and the benefits of maintaining your classic Porsche at Porsche to Barnaba Auto Sport. Bring your classic Porsche by today to experience our award winning restoration team expertly led by Ron Barnaba and Mark L. Greco. Our team offers everything your classic Porsche needs, from restoring a classic fuel and ignition system to classic transmission repairs and chassis system services. We have over 100 5-star Google Reviews and are well equipped to diagnose any classic vehicle and repair air-cooled engines!

Spend more time on the road and less time and money in a maintenance shop by routinely servicing your car. Recommended service maintenance includes: 

  • Oil change once a year
  • Tune-up every two year 
  • New tires every four years

And when you need to get your classic Porsche serviced in the Batavia , IL area but not sure where to go? Bring your classic Porsche to Barnaba Auto Sport, we offer Classic Porsche Service performed by our expert and knowledgeable staff! With the service expectations, tools, facility standards, and expertise you and your Porsche requires, our team’s passion for the Porsche brand runs deep! 

So don’t hesitate, if you’re looking to get your classic Porsche serviced, bring it on down to Barnaba Autosport today. Allow all of our experience and knowledge in Classic Porsche Service and Restoration serve you today! We can perform any service to your Classic Porsche from simple tune-ups to full blown ground up nut and bolt restoration projects.

If you have a need for the best Classic Porsche Service available, please contact Ron at ron@barnabaclassics.com or call 630-406-1700.

Used Porsche Buying Benefits

Get the most bang for your buck with a quality used Porsche at Barnaba Auto Sport in Batavia, IL! Our friendly and knowledgeable sales staff is here to help you find the car you deserve, priced to fit your budget. Shop our virtual showroom of used Porsches and discover all the buying benefits of buying a used Porsche below!

Buying a Used Porsche

Whether buying new or used, once you buy a Porsche, you’re joining the legacy that Porsche ownership comes with. Porsches are often ranked across the globe for their reliability and longevity, earning numbers well above the industry average. Porsche warranties and pre-owned service contracts for example can be transferred between owners so you do not miss out on the benefit of superior protection and coverage. 

Since they were first released in the 1940s, several Porsche models have even gone up in value over time! Showcasing the timeless aesthetic and reliable performance Porsche has been known for since the beginning. No matter what model year you end up deciding on, you’re getting a one of a kind premium performance vehicle unlike any other brand has to offer. The Porsche’s design has been able to stand out while maintaining a truly timeless and enviable style. Used Porsche buying benefits include:

  • Competitive pricing.
  • More upgraded options for your money.
  • Better long term investment recoup.
  • Slower value depreciation.
  • Warranties available on most models
  • Only Genuine Porsche parts used

Why Buy From Barnaba Auto Sport?

We have an expert and knowledgeable staff, starting off with Ron Barnaba who has been with the Porsche brand for almost 50 years and even started off as a Porsche technician in 1970! Along with Ron, our Service Director Mark L. Greco brings an additional 23 years of automotive experience spanning multiple manufacturers, over 17 of which have been with the Porsche marque. 

So come on by our dealership in Batavia, IL to see how easy it is to buy a quality used. We believe fair prices, superior service, and treating customers right leads to satisfied repeat buyers. Our friendly and knowledgeable sales staff is here to help you find the car you deserve, priced to fit your budget. Shop our virtual showroom of used Porsche cars and SUVs online then stop by for a test drive today!

Porsche 911 Targa History

Named after the Targa Florio, a sports car road race in Sicily, Italy in which Porsche had several victories until 1973. What sets the Porsche Targa lineup apart is the targa top or targa for short. What does that mean? Basically it’s a semi-convertible car body style with a removable roof section and a full width roll bar behind the seats, first used on the 1966 Porsche 911 Targa. The Porsche 911 Targa has a rich history starting from the 1950s to today.
As a response to the increased safety requirements for open-top cars in the American market, Porsche looked to create something truly dynamic, unique, and most importantly safe to fulfill the concerns while maintaining and expanding Porsche’s racing legacy. Echoing the racing spirit of the Porsches of the past by naming its new breed of 911s after the Targa Florio road race in Sicily where Porsche saw success since the mid 1950s. 

In August 1965, Porsche applied for a patent for the Targa concept, later being 
introduced in September 1965. First breaking ground at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt. The Targa concept showed a different kind of Porsche driving experience, featured not only in future 911s but also in future 914 and Carrera GT.

From the late summer of 1973, the G series models were now modified to feature new box-shaped bumpers with black bellows on the side, the ability to absorb impacts up to speeds of 8 km/h without any damage to the body, and added durable brushed stainless steel or black Targa roll bars. 

Autumn of 1988, Porsche introduced the first all-wheel drive 911 with the 911 Carrera 4 Type 964. This new feature made it the third generation of the iconic sports car from Zuffenhausen. Additional major changes could be found throughout the latest model outside of retaining the classic body shape of the 911. Underneath, nearly 85 percent of all the parts were new, showing Porsche's identity as a automaker who combines innovation and tradition.

911 Carrera 2 Targa and 911 Carrera 4 Targa were built until 1993, still producing the classic Targa roll bar and the removable roof centre section. At this time, a total of 87,663 Targa models were built within the first three generations of its conception. By November 1995 a new Targa body emerged, taking the original idea in a completely different direction with features like:

  • Wider and flatter front wings. 
  • Wider and straighter rear wings.
  • Extensive engine and chassis enhancements. 
  • Optional Targa without a roll bar. 
  • New roof made of tinted heat-insulating glass, running from the front window frame to the rear, now encased within a longitudinal safety structure. 
  • Smooth opening at the push of a button.
  • Reduced wind noise when the roof was closed. 

The 911 Targa had an electrically operated glass roof, now with a surface area of more than 1.5 square metres. The most glass surface area in a Porsche 911 ever. Additionally the new Targa was the first 911 to provide a rear window that could be folded. This made it easier than ever to access the rear storage compartment and allow more storage space.

In 2006 the sixth 911 Targa featured the same roof design, but with an additional practical rear lid and the special glass made it possible to reduce the weight by 1.9 kg. At the same time, the new 911 Targa was now only available in the two all-wheel drive variants – the 911 Targa 4 and the 911 Targa 4S.

In the early 2010s Porsche introduced the seventh and fully redesigned 911 generation. The new 911 Targa was introduced in January 2014 and was seen as a modern classic. Just as previous generations did, the new Targa combined its state-of-the-art roof convenience with traditional and innovative design elements. These elements included: 

  • A wide bar in place of B-pillars.
  • A moving roof section above the front seats.
  • Wrap-around rear window without a C-pillar. 
  • Fully automatic roof system.

Discover all the different 911 Targa generations for yourself at Barnaba Auto Sport. See how the 1965 classic has left its impression throughout the Porsche fleet. Come by our dealership in Batavia , IL to see how easy it is to buy a quality used. We believe fair prices, superior service, and treating customers right leads to satisfied repeat buyers. Our friendly and knowledgeable sales staff is here to help you find the car you deserve, priced to fit your budget. Shop our virtual showroom of used cars, trucks and suv's online then stop by for a test drive.