About Swedish Motors, Inc.
Family Owned and 100% Committed to Customer Satisfaction Since 1981
Growing up in Pennsylvania’s coal region, Rich Kushner only knew domestic cars. While working at Lancaster Volvo during his last two years at Millersville University, he discovered different philosophies about auto safety and quality that made such an impression on him that he spent 6 years working at the Volvo Dealership.
In 1981, Kushner opened Swedish Motors Inc., which specialized for its first 20 years exclusively with Volvo and Saab. Then it added Mini, Audis, BMW, Mercedes, Volkswagen and other European cars.
In 1985, Swedish opened a division dedicated to vintage race car preparation, sales and restoration of Classic European Automobiles. Kushner Vintage Road Races a 1963 Volvo 122 Amazon and a 1965 Volvo 1800.
Now in its 39th year, the family-owned and operated business has grown to employ 14 people at three physical locations in Marietta, Lancaster County.
We have always felt that European cars, especially Swedish cars, were more focused on quality and safety. “This is my passion and my hobby, so I consider myself very lucky to have been able to make a living at it and I feel I have never worked a day in my life,” says Kushner.
Rich’s wife, Carol, oversees the company’s administration and finances, while their youngest daughter, Audrey, works as the operations manager for the past six years. Their son, Adam, worked for the family business for about eight years before branching out to start his own automotive consulting business.
Sixteen years ago we helped create a group of independent Volvo dealers throughout the country who share marketing, technical and financial information with each other to stay on the cutting edge of the industry. This “20 Group” put us at the leading edge where our customers benefit from the exceptional resources we have available.
We have new car dealer-level technology that a lot of mom and pop shops can’t afford to have and we can typically give our customers a better value for the dollar than a dealer.
“We treat our customers the way we want to be treated and work hard to keep our existing customers happy because they become representatives for us and long-term friends.” We use the Grandma rule, “treat everyone and every vehicle like it’s your Grandma’s.”
The past decade as seen auto sales shift to big dealers and companies such as CarMax, so Swedish Motors has always focused on the service portion of its business, training our superstar associates and maintaining a state-of-the-art shop.
Swedish Motors, a place to swear by not at!