March 03, 2008 03:00 ET

Blogger Buzz Brings Center Stage for Online Car Shopping and Financing

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - March 3, 2008) - Automotive bloggers and speciality site owners are taking notice and creating "buzz" about, the California-based site that offers a one-stop-shop approach for online car buyers. Packed with the latest reviews on new models, featuring informative articles on all aspects of owning and driving a vehicle, and tied to full-featured financing options including price quotes and car loans, Carseek is hard to miss if you're part of the Internet car community.

"Who doesn't like to be noticed?" said Wes Mayder, CEO and President of "We are absolutely thrilled that bloggers and site owners are coming to Carseek, evaluating the site, and sharing their opinions. Word of mouth is as critical online -- maybe more critical -- than it is out here in the 'real' world. The people who are writing about us are respected by their readers and we appreciate their support and plan to do everything we can to live up to the praise we've received."

Not surprising, much of the attention Carseek is receiving from online car enthusiasts revolves around the site's up-to-date review section. "… [has] one of the largest collections of new car reviews on the Internet," writes "Their complete reviews include test drive, interior, exterior and specs… You can read a review of the vehicle you want, compare it to other vehicles, and have dealers provide price comparisons, within minutes."

CarsDBS shares this opinion as well as taking notice of the other services Carseek makes available. "There are many car-buying sites that offer reviews, but most of them boil down to lists of features and prices. Not so with The site, which has long been popular with prospective new car buyers includes photographs, industry news, feature articles, and reviews that actually give readers a verbal snapshot of what it's like behind the wheel."

An important recent addition to the Carseek site, featured hybrid reviews, caught the attention of the writers at "Being able to impartially compare important factors in the choice of a hybrid vehicle such as fuel economy, cost, practicality, and performance, will enable a new hybrid buyer to feel that he or she has done all the necessary research. Using the features of the Carseek Hybrid Section will help you in that choice. As part of each review, Carseek writers cover issues that are important to customers in each hybrid category."

Mayder credits Carseek's extensive remodel in 2007 for the new interest the site is attracting. "We took a hard look at what we were doing and took the site down to the studs, so to speak. We came back featuring the things our readers told us they wanted and needed. Judging from the way our peers are writing about us, it worked. That's very gratifying for me because it means we're doing our job."

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Contact Information

  • Contact Information:
    Wes Mayder
    CEO and President
    Santana Towers
    3031 Tisch Way, 7th Floor
    San Jose, CA 95128
    Ph. 408-554-8990
    Fax 408-554-8996
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