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Canyon Country woman wins free car

Posted: November 16, 2013 4:23 p.m.
Updated: November 16, 2013 4:23 p.m.

Catherine Davis is shocked as Ken Potter, vice president of dealer development of TrueCar, surprises her with a free car at the Parkway Hyundai Friday. Signal photo by Natalee Ayala

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SANTA CLARITA - A Canyon Country woman got the surprise of a lifetime last week when she won a new car from Parkway Hyundai in Valencia for being the one-millionth customer to purchase a vehicle through TrueCar.

Catherine Davis, an Army veteran and Georgia native, thought she was coming in to Parkway on Friday to fix some financial issues with her new car purchase when Steve Keefe, Parkway Hyundai’s COO, and Ken Potter, vice president of dealer development of TrueCar, surprised her with a $29,856.37 check.

“I never win anything,” Davis said. “This is unbelievable!”

Davis excitedly accepted the check for a new 2013 Limited Hyundai Sonata and was greeted by Santa Clarita Mayor Bob Kellar with a certificate. TrueCar also had a film crew on site to capture the excitement.

“It doesn’t feel real,” Davis continued. “I was really set on my truck, but it was really expensive on gas. So, I decided to bite the bullet and get a car.”

Davis was the millionth customer to purchase a car through a TrueCar certified dealer. The company, which supplies financial comparison reports so customers may see the purchase value of cars, is gave Davis a free and clear title to the Sonata.

The Canyon Country said she was excited about not having to make a $450-a-month car payment.

“I’m a big money saver,” she said. “So this is just — wow!”

TrueCar, on behalf of Parkway Hyundai, also donated $2,000 to the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center.

SuzAnn Nelson, the senior center’s supportive services director, happily accepted the money.

“We’re really thankful that the dealer thought of us,” Nelson said.



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