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AutoNation USA Opens Rancho Cucamonga Area Megastore

Oct. 05, 1998

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation USA opens its second used vehicle megastore in the Southern California area today in Rancho Cucamonga. The new AutoNation USA, located at 9629 Buffalo Avenue, will be the 39th AutoNation USA megastore to open nationally. The other AutoNation USA megastore in the area is located in Irvine, near the intersection of Freeway 5 and Freeway 405, at Bake Parkway.

The Rancho Cucamonga megastore will give consumers in the Valley access to the high-quality features and services that make the AutoNation USA way an easier way to buy and own a used vehicle. The AutoNation USA megastore features enormous selection, no-haggle pricing, a low-pressure sales environment, a fully equipped and supervised ChildPlay Center, an AutoGear USA accessory store and a 26,000 square-foot state-of-the-art Automotive Service Center.

"In planning the megastores, we asked questions to find out what customers like and what they don't like," said Jim Trotter, General Manager of AutoNation USA in Rancho Cucamonga. "And customers keep telling us to make the used car buying experience easier and faster. At AutoNation USA, we make it easy for customers to buy and own the vehicle they want."

Mike Maroone, President of AutoNation USA's Automotive Retail Group, added, "AutoNation USA is dedicated to providing local car buyers with a hassle-free, pleasant shopping experience. The AutoNation USA brand is based on two very important philosophies: we respect our customers -- we respect their time, intelligence and pocketbooks -- and we give our customers confidence through the entire car-buying and ownership experiences."

AutoNation USA's new vehicle partners in the Rancho Cucamonga area include Redlands Ford, Corona Chevrolet & Oldsmobile and Corona Volkswagen, Isuzu, Subaru.

AutoNation USA is an operating unit of Republic Industries, Inc. (NYSE: RII), a publicly traded company headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Republic Industries operates subsidiaries in the automotive retailing, automotive rental, automotive financial services, and solid waste industries. The Company owns the nation's largest group of franchised automotive dealerships. Republic also owns the National, Alamo and CarTemps USA car rental companies.

SOURCE Republic Industries, Inc.
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