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Old 05-30-2012, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Can anyone give me an idea of what i can expect for pay as a service advisor/writer in the area. I am currently with Mercedes Benz in AZ but am looking to move back to beautiful upstate NY. Miss it and feel like its a better place to raise a family than here. Im 29 and have been in the auto business for 11 years. Also, does anyone know of a good dealership i should look into? Thanks!
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Old 05-31-2012, 02:02 AM
 
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For a Merecedes-Benz dealership, look into Romano Motors: ROMANO MOTORS | MERCEDES-BENZ DEALER SYRACUSE NY | MERCEDES-BENZ DEALER FAYETTEVILLE NY

I'm not sure about pay for that position, but I did find this: Automotive Service Advisor Salaries in Syracuse, NY | Simply Hired

Auto Service Advisor Salary in Syracuse, NY

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I found this too: Automotive Service Advisor Jobs in NY (Hiring) - New York Automotive Service Advisor Jobs | Jobs to Careers

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Old 05-31-2012, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Capitol Hill - Washington, DC
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I don't know anything about pay, but I absolutely LOVE my dealership and won't go anywhere else - Koerner Ford
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Old 05-31-2012, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Wow that is perfect! I'm new to this site but the info i've been getting back is great. Were heading back in August to drop off some resumes and check out some areas. Can you recommend some towns/cities close to Fayetville that we should check out?
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Old 05-31-2012, 08:59 AM
 
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Wow that is perfect! I'm new to this site but the info i've been getting back is great. Were heading back in August to drop off some resumes and check out some areas. Can you recommend some towns/cities close to Fayetville that we should check out?
Fayetteville itself, along with Manlius and the other eastern suburbs would be a great place to start. It's a matter of what you are looking for in a community. Cazenovia just inside of the Madison County line is another place to look into.
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Old 06-01-2012, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Fayetteville itself, along with Manlius and the other eastern suburbs would be a great place to start. It's a matter of what you are looking for in a community. Cazenovia just inside of the Madison County line is another place to look into.
What about taxes? One thing that i never even thought about with the move until i got on this site, was the taxes. I left when i was 18 so i had no idea they were so high. Does a better/safer area with good schools=higher taxes. I live in a 1600 sq/ft house in PHX and our taxes are $1300. We will be flying into Buffalo and driving to Amsterdam making stops along the way around Syracuse to check out the areas.
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:25 AM
 
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What about taxes? One thing that i never even thought about with the move until i got on this site, was the taxes. I left when i was 18 so i had no idea they were so high. Does a better/safer area with good schools=higher taxes. I live in a 1600 sq/ft house in PHX and our taxes are $1300. We will be flying into Buffalo and driving to Amsterdam making stops along the way around Syracuse to check out the areas.
It depends, but it seems that way. It is important to challenge assessments, look into exemptions and make sure to research what you want in terms of where you want to live.

Here are examples of what is in the areas I mentioned earlier in the thread: CNYHomes - Homes for Sale in Syracuse and Central New York - Your Search Results
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Old 06-01-2012, 12:33 PM
 
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The Mercedes dealership in Fayetteville is owned by the Romano Family which also has Toyota, Ford, Mazda, Subaru, and Volkswagen franchises in the Syracuse area. I haven't dealt with them personally, but have heard some complaints about them (not from current or former employees, but customers). They recently expanded and renovated their dealership to comply with the latest MB design standards. The fact that you worked at a MB dealership in Phoenix, a major luxury car market should make you more attractive to any dealership group around here.

The Syracuse area does have not corporate owned dealerships like Inskip, Penske, etc. Essentially four locally-based families control a big chunk of the market share in this order:

Burdick (all but a couple of franchises are located at Driver's Village, the site of a former shopping mall in Cicero); has 22 brands (includes multiple GM, Ford and Chrysler brands)

Romano: Five brands scattered across area (eastern suburbs and on the city's west side)

Fox Auto Group: Seven brands in multiple buildings along Route 5 in Auburn

Bill Rapp: Four brands in multiple buildings at Burnet and Thompson Roads in Syracuse


The Syracuse area has the following luxury car brands:

Acura (Crest, Automobile Row area, West Genesee Street in Syracuse)
Audi (Burdick, Cicero)
BMW (Burdick, Cicero)
Cadillac (Automobile Row, Syracuse)
Infiniti (Lowery Bros., Automobile Row, Syracuse)
Lexus (Burdick, Cicero)
Mercedes (Romano, Fayetteville)
Porsche (Burdick, Cicero)
Volvo (Alan Byer, Automobile Row, Syracuse)

Burdick Toyota has an opening for a Service Advisor
Automotive Service Advisor at Burdick Toyota-Scion in Cicero, NY | Syracuse NY Local Job Search with syracuse.com


As far as what dealerships to recommend. I don't know anyone who worked or works at any, except my cousin who worked at Burdick Lexus a couple of summers ago driving cars back and forth to customer's homes or workplaces. He didn't like it but has a bad attitude and latent sense of entitlement, so I would take his opinion with a grain of salt.

I have only personally dealt with two dealerships, Nissan North in Fulton and Lowery Bros Infiniti in Syracuse. Both are small dealerships, but the customer service is excellent. For the last couple of years I have taken my car to Lowery Bros for service and have nothing but positive things to say. The employees, including the service and even sales staff have been very friendly, even though I didn't purchase the car there and don't even live in the area. I have had several minor issues that large volume Infiniti dealerships in Greenwich, CT, Manhattan and White Plains, NY couldn't figure out that were diagnosed and fixed immediately by Lowery in Syracuse. Despite living 250 miles away, I actually bring the car up with me to see family and take a day off work to get it serviced because I have been so impressed with their integrity and the quality work they do. I normally am not fond of car dealerships and rarely trust them, particuarly because many shops charge for work that isn't needed and/or can be misleading. This dealership is a major exception. Lowery Bros has several service advisors and they seem to retain employees pretty well.
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Old 06-01-2012, 12:42 PM
 
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I don't know anything about pay, but I absolutely LOVE my dealership and won't go anywhere else - Koerner Ford

My grandfather has purchased several cars from them and also had a great experience. I hope they stick around because they must face considerable competition from many of the bigger dealership groups with Ford franchises that plaster the newspaper with advertisements and pollute the airwaves with commercials (hint: Romano) LOL.
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Old 06-01-2012, 02:03 PM
 
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I've heard good things about Lowery too. My mother got a Jeep from there and the service seems to be good. Same with Crest Cadillac right down the street(Automobile Row on West Genesee Street for the OP), as my parents have had a couple of Cadillacs and have had positive experiences there. Fox in Auburn seems to be OK.

Summit is another conglomerate in the car dealership industry in the area. Preowned Inventory Syracuse | Westvale | Lakeland | Fayetteville | Auburn | SUMMIT Used Cars

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Sun is another one. Syracuse NY New Chevy & Used Car Dealer | Used Car King

FX Caprara up north and Carbone in the Utica-Rome area are a couple more close by. Can't forget Fuccillo too.
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