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Kia Davtalab at Crown Nissan

By rights, he should be selling Kias, but why would such a sales master bother with trash like that? He sells Nissans at Crown in St. Petersburg. Davtalab is what every car salesman should be, but too often is not: honest, genuine and fair. He does not turn a car purchase into a war of attrition, with the kind of arduous, back-and-forth negotiations that make customers feel as if they were thrown into a wood-chipper. Wanna, y´know, think about it? Somehow, Kia finds it reasonable that a person looking to make such a large purchase would want to think about it. Want a particular color? Kia will turn the market upside down trying to find the exact car you want. Want a good deal? He can do that too, being more of a ¨volume¨ kinda guy. Kia, an Armenian who came from Iran and still retains some of the accent, is a friendly, unassuming guy who´s missing the jive bone that´s often surgically implanted into car peddlers.

Crown Nissan, 5151 34th St. N., St. Petersburg, 727-527-8411.

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