Owners of Number One Saab Dealership in U.S. Buy Saab of Tampa Bay

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Elder Automotive Group is pleased to announce the purchase of Saab of Tampa. Saab of Tampa is one of 14 franchises owned and operated by the Elder family in Michigan and Florida including Jaguar of Tampa and Aston Martin of Tampa. Elder Automotive Group, owners of the #1 Saab dealership in the U.S., doubled staff, added amenities and renovated the Florida Avenue location.

Elder Automotive Group, http://www.elderautogroup.com , is pleased to announce the purchase of Saab of Tampa. Saab of Tampa is one of 14 franchises owned and operated by the Elder family in Michigan and Florida including Jaguar of Tampa and Aston Martin of Tampa.

Saab of Tampa, http://www.saaboftampa.com was purchased from General Motors. Since the sale of the property at 11608 N. Florida Ave., Elder Automotive Group has renovated the showroom, doubled the staff and now offers complimentary carwashes.

"This dealership is a reflection of how our family has done business for forty years. We emphasize customer service and building long- term relationships. In fact, we don't feel we have made a sale until the customer buys their second vehicle from us," said Rob Elder, president of Elder Automotive Group.

Elder Automotive Group credits that commitment to customer service to helping build the number one Jaguar (Jaguar of Troy) and Saab (Saab of Troy) dealerships in the United States in terms of sales volume. Saab of Tampa sold more than 400 new and used vehicles last year. Under the new ownership, sales are projected to more than double.

More about Elder Automotive Group

Irma B. Elder, C.E.O. of Elder Automotive Group, is a 2007 recipient of Ford Motor Companies Salute to Dealers. The Elder family has been in the auto industry since 1967 and has always been extremely involved in the communities where they do business. The company donates regularly to eighty charities including: Big Cat Rescue, Shelton Quarles Foundation, Florida Orchestra, Children's Museum of Tampa and St. Mary's Episcopal Day School. Rob Elder serves on the board of American Cancer Society is a former board member of The Spring.

For more information about Saab of Tampa, call 813-769-7222 or log on to http://www.saaboftampa.com

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