On the mainland... Paul Masse dealerships

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 7:00am

This is a great time to buy a new car or truck and a visit to either of Paul Masse’s dealerships in southern Rhode Island is worth the trip.

The Buick/GMC dealership on Route 1 near the tower is housed in a relatively new and spacious building appropriate for these high-end brands. When you enter the showroom, there is an affirming sense of being in a quality operation. The sales staff is interested in selling vehicles but there are no high-pressure tactics. There is a real professionalism about the process.

You’ll find the same atmosphere at the Chevy outlet on Main Street in Wakefield. Here the sales and service operations are housed in two adjacent and iconic buildings. When Paul Masse took over the dealership about a decade ago it must have been tempting to level the two aging buildings and replace them with something more contemporary. To have done so would have done great damage to the streetscape and eroded the historic charm of downtown. The investment that Masse made is a concrete statement of concern for the community.

Paul Masse is a family operation and the two southern Rhode Island dealerships are under the care of family members — Bob Masse at the Buick/GMC outlet, and Michelle Masse at the Chevy  facility. They set the tone. 

As to why this is a good time to buy… 

Bob reports that trucks and SUVs are the choice of most Block Island shoppers.

Masse is offering up to $10,000 discounts on some 2017 models and generous discounts on all 2017 vehicles. 

Agressively priced leases are available and the dealerships pride themselves on their one price policy. The same competitive price is found on-line, on the windshield, and quoted by the sales team. 

Chevy trucks include Colorado and Silverado models. Crossover and SUV lines include Trax, Equinox (new design for 2018), Traverse, Tahoe, and Suburban.

GMC trucks include Canyon, Sierra and Denali models. Crossovers and SUVS are the new Terrain (for 2018), Acadia, and Yukon. 

Buick does not offer trucks, but its impressive line of Crossovers and SUVs include Encore, Envision, and Enclave.

That’s a lot of choice for every conceivable taste and a very wide range of prices.

And not to forget the fact that Masse is looking for used inventory. They offer great prices on your trade -in — they have a great selection of all kinds of used vehicles.

Paul Masse Buick/GMC: 2909 Tower Hill Road, South Kingstown. Phone: (401) 360-3000.

Masse Chevrolet: 399 Main Street, Wakefield. Phone: (401) 783-3396.