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Foundation of Riverside Dutton Cadillac

Buick GMC dealer

Riverside Auto center is consisting of several businesses and dealerships but the Dutton Cadillac of Riverside are there since the beginning of 1965 and is the best example of the many family-owned businesses in the Auto Centre.

Riverside Dutton Cadillac is the Cadillac Buick GMC dealer who is located at 8201 Auto Drive and has been in Riverside since 1936 and it is operated and owned by Charles W. Dutton, Jr. and family.

Founded in 1924

Riverside Dutton Cadillac was founded actually in 1924 as Rubidoux Motor Company by the Howard Motor Company of Los Angeles. It was then later sold to Fred Schweitzer who then relocated the Cadillac Oldsmobile GMC Truck franchise from the base of Mt. Rubidoux to the downtown Riverside.

In 1936 the Charles W. Dutton, Sr. and Edgar L. McCoubrey his partner has bought the dealership. According to the Charles Dutton, Edgar L. McCoubrey has successfully run the dealership in World War II when his father is active Lt. Commander for Navy. As no car was building at that time so the dealership has to start renting the cars for keeping the doors opened as said by Charles Dutton. The division of the dealership actually then became the Hertz franchise for the Riverside County until the war is over. Then it was sold back to Hertz.

service center of GMC

After completion of the war Mr. Dutton, Sr. then returned to take active management of Rubidoux Motor Company along with his partner, who then went for running the newly acquired sister dealership, Plaza Motors in Palm Springs. In 1986, Mr. McCoubrey sold his interest in the company to the Dutton family and in 1987 the named was then changed to Dutton Cadillac of Riverside.

Charles W. Dutton, Sr. paved the way so to speak for Charles Dutton, Jr. who have joined the company after graduating from the University of California at Berkeley in 1960. It was at this time that Dutton Sr. was active in developing the Riverside Auto Centre along with several other Riverside dealers.

It was these seven dealers who then undertook the acquisition of the 55-acre plot at Adams and Indiana in order for creating the first auto retailing and the service center of GMC near me. Charles Dutton still remembers those meetings. He also reflects that the dad and several other dealers are drawing the numbers out of a hat to see where the different dealerships are located within the center. He still remembers that hat.

CPO or Second-hand cars

Cars brand new always feels good. But not many can afford it. If budget is your concern then you might have already made your mind up to reach out for the second-handed car. But are you aware of certified pre-owned cars? These are second-handed cars too but they come with brushing. It depends on your choice which to go for. Here I provide you with the best selection.

CPO Cars: Just Second Hand Cars?

You might have come across papers about CPOs and used cars on sale. Certified pre-owned Honda cars have been inspected carefully to a maintained requirement. They are tested for quality. To keep the quality intact the authorized agent changes the parts that are defective. The car is backed up by a warranty from the manufacturer, which can also be extended depending on the manufacturer.

Used cars are simply another secondhand car, which may or may not be checked for defects. Some may also be much older then they appear to be. Used cars are directly sold by the first user to the new owner. Unlike CPOs which uses a 3rd party. In CPO owners sell the car to CPOs agents and the agents repair the car and then sell them at a price they feel right.

Which to consider

The weight of the merits and demerits of both are almost the same. To get a right choice for you here is a detailed

  1. A used car doesn’t have any warranty linked to But CPO gives you that advantage. It gives you confidence over the car and guaranty that you are in safe hands.
  2. CPOs are much expensive than a used car because of the verification and inspection it has to go through. CPOs are invested to give a new feel hence it is cost more than used cars. CPO is money for quality.
  3. CPO is much safer than a used car because CPO is verified. Even though you get a trail in the used car but a single drive can help you decide the security of the car. It may occur that some parts may be faulty.
  4. All CPO needs to qualify a minimum standard to be allowed to sell whereas used car doesn’t have that concern. They make fixes only to those that could restrict buyer from buying, the rest are ignored.


Both of them has its advantages over the other. You could consider any depending on your option and capabilities. Make a choice that is ok with you. If money is what you are thinking of then go for cheap used cars for sale fresno but be careful, but if money is not a matter to you go for pre-owned cars