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The program known today as the Costco Auto Program was launched in 1989. Today it is recognized as the leading member auto buying program in the industry, offering more than 40 million U.S. Costco members prearranged pricing on new and select pre-owned vehicles, motorcycles and powersports, as well as parts, services and accessories at a discounted price. The program boasts the highest closing ratios in the industry, and sells an estimated average of 350,000 vehicles a year.* Several industry surveys have repeatedly shown that the Costco Auto Program is one of the highest producing auto buying referral programs with respect to closing ratio, business generation and long-term dealer retention and participation.
* Estimated average vehicles sold is based on members who, in responding to a Costco Auto Program survey, stated they purchased a vehicle from a participating dealership. Historical averages of new and factory-certified pre-owned vehicles are derived from survey respondents and extrapolated across all vehicle requests for the same time periods.
For 25 years, automotive buyers have trusted IntelliChoice to provide automotive information, practical advice, ownership cost analysis and industry news to help them 'choose their car wisely.' Now part of the Motor Trend Automotive Group, a collection of leading automotive magazines and websites for consumers, IntelliChoice and AAG have partnered to bring their collective strengths together to offer IntelliChoice customers a superior auto buying experience. AAG and IntelliChoice launched the IntelliChoice Auto Buying Program in August 2011.
Desert Schools Federal Credit Union
Desert Schools Federal Credit Union is the largest credit union in Arizona and the 11th largest credit union in the U.S. Since their beginning in 1939, they've grown to more than 380,000 members with 64 branches in the greater Phoenix market. Desert Schools contracted with AAG in early 2011, and by March 2011, AAG launched Desert Schools Auto Buying Program.
USE Credit Union
Based in San Diego County, USE Credit Union is the fifth largest credit union in the county. It is among the top 50 in total asset size of the more than 700 credit unions in Calif. Originally founded in 1936 as California State Credit Union #17, the credit union was first available to San Diego-based employees of Division of Highways (predecessor to Caltrans). This changed in the ’70s when the charter was amended to include all state and university employees. In 1999, this charter was expanded again, to include individuals who live or work in Alameda, Sacramento, San Diego, Santa Clara and Yolo counties. Under a special arrangement with the Affinity Development Group and Costco Wholesale, the Costco Auto Program has been available to USE members since 2007.
Credit Union West
Credit Union West is an award-winning financial cooperative that has earned an ‘excellent’ ranking from the independent rating agency Bauer Financial Reports for the last 14 years. Based in Arizona, CU West has 11 branch locations, 50,000 members and more than $450 million in assets. Membership is open to anyone who lives or works in Arizona’s Maricopa and Yavapai counties. Under a special arrangement with the Affinity Development Group and Costco Wholesale, the Costco Auto Program has been available to CU West members since 2009.
Good Sam RV Club
Founded in 1966, Good Sam RV Club is the world’s largest organization of recreational vehicle owners. Representing more than 1,500 local RV chapters, Good Sam RV Club provides its 1.3 million members with helpful technical tips, vacation planning, extended warranty, magazine subscriptions, roadside assistance and more to serve the outdoor enthusiast. Built on the foundation of helping its members with various aspects of their recreational needs, including saving money, partnering with AAG to launch the Good Sam Club Auto Buying Service was a natural fit for their membership.
FleetBuy Auto Buying Service is an offering of FleetCor – a leading global provider of fleet gas cards and other specialty payment products to commercial clients. Worldwide they have more than 500,000 commercial accounts. In the U.S., FleetCor has more than 1.2 million fleet gas card holders and markets its programs to potential clients through several channels including: field sales, telesales, direct marketing and websites like fleetcardsusa.com. In 2014, FleetCor contracted with AAG to create the FleetBuy Auto Buying Service, providing their U.S. customers a way to purchase fleet, commercial and personal vehicles for less.
Park Side Credit Union
Founded in 1965, Park Side Credit Union is a not-for-profit cooperative that focuses on people and community. With a charter that covers 11 Montana counties, Park Side is available to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in one of these areas. Under a special arrangement with the Affinity Development Group and Costco Wholesale, the Costco Auto Program has been available to Park Side Credit Union members since 2014.
Founded in 2014, PowersportsBuying.com is the first buying program of its kind dedicated to providing insight and information to help consumers purchase powersport products from certified PowersportsBuying.com dealers. Building on Affinity Development Group’s platform of providing exceptional customer service to increase close ratios, PowersportsBuying.com has partnered with industry leaders like Kelley Blue Book® and Bike Bandit to deliver an unparalleled buying experience to powersports enthusiasts.
Gesa Credit Union
From modest beginnings in 1953, Gesa Credit Union has grown from a part-time office operating out of a shoebox to one of the largest credit unions in Washington, serving over 100,000 members. Today Gesa has 14 branches serving the Tri Cities, Wenatchee, Walla Walla, and Yakima. Anyone who lives, works, worships or attend school in the State of Washington, or is a close relative of someone who qualifies as a member, is eligible to join Gesa. Gesa is committed to making a positive impact in the communities it serves. Members choose Gesa as their trusted financial partner because of the valued products, efficient services and remarkable member experience all available at your fingertips or at a friendly local branch.
Inspirus Credit Union
Inspirus Credit Union demonstrates a passion for education that transcends everything that we do. By building and sustaining lifelong financial relationships with members who share our passion, we will make a difference in education.
When you're an Inspirus Credit Union member, you support Washington schools. Our charitable giving benefits education and we offer free financial seminars to help school employees and students make the most of their money.
Founded in 1936 by a Seattle math and journalism teacher, Inspirus serves about 80,000 members across Washington who share a passion for education. With $1 billion in assets, Inspirus operates branches in Seattle and Spokane. Our philanthropy model includes education-giveback programs that allow members to direct charitable contributions to schools in their communities. Our employees donate upwards of 800 volunteer hours a year in support of education.
Whatcom Educatonal Credit Union
We are pleased to announce the Costco Auto Program has partnered with WECU to provide members direct access to the Costco Auto Program.
WECU serves over 80,000 members and with over $1 billion in assets, it is the largest credit union in Whatcom County Washington. Anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Washington, and relatives of all members are eligible to join WECU.
Branch offices serving the communities of Bellingham, Blaine, Everson, Ferndale and Lynden, WA.
Established in 1936, WECU is a nonprofit financial cooperative where members are encouraged to save and borrow responsibly at fair and competitive rates. At WECU, you're not just an account number. You are a part of WECU - a member of the Credit Union. WECU's mission is to provide the means for members to achieve their dreams. WECU strives to treat both members and staff with honesty and integrity, to be a socially responsible part of the community and one of the county's employers of choice.