• The Rio Rancho dealership will be at 4537 Arrowhead Ridge Drive
    Dealer plans to expand into Albuquerque


Drive N Motion takes considerable pride in ensuring each vehicle in its inventory ends up a worthwhile investment.

Drive N Motion, a Colorado-based used car dealership, is adding a Rio Rancho location at 4537 Arrowhead Ridge Drive. (Matt Hollinshead/Observer)

The Colorado-based used-car dealership has a number of strict factors to abide by in order to sell a vehicle, from the year and mileage to the longevity of engine transmissions and various safety features.

The end goal is simple: all-around reliability. That’s what the company looks to bring to the area with its upcoming Rio Rancho location, which is expected to open around June 1.

“We kind of vet out that as much as we can,” said Brian Neeley, president of Drive N Motion. “There’s a very detailed process that we go into looking at what vehicles we purchase and what we offer to our customers… Just at a glance, we do offer everything. We focus what we know is more reliable.”

Drive N Motion caters to those who need a reliable vehicle without having to break the bank in order to simply drive one off the lot. Drive N Motion already has Colorado locations in Thornton, Englewood, Greeley and Colorado Springs. The Rio Rancho dealership will be at 4537 Arrowhead Ridge Drive.

“Having 600-plus vehicles in inventory across two states allows us to give them a much bigger platform than what most independently-owned used dealerships have to offer. The resources that we have available allows us to go out there and find vehicles that our customers tell us they’re in most need of,” Neeley said.

Drive N Motion, which also offers car maintenance for things like oil changes, prioritizes warranty protection and auto service until a customer is ready to trade in that vehicle if they choose to do so. Auto services include more than 70 points that are evaluated during inspections, from cosmetics and frames to mechanical.

“We go through it as best we can,” Neeley said. “If it’s recommended that it’s at the point of its lifespan, then we do go and replace it… If we have a car that somebody wants to purchase that we haven’t touched yet in our shop, we do disclose that to them.”

The dealership also works with every credit type in negotiating a deal, even getting creative with how to work within one’s set budget.

“We do our best to make sure that you can take home a vehicle that you maybe don’t necessarily want, but that you need, based on the parameters that you give us,” Neeley said. “We start payments as low as $200 a month… Typically, we’re in that sweet spot of about $300-$450 a month that we get customers up through longer-term options that help them with lower interest rates when their credit allows them to.”

Drive N Motion works with 60 different lending networks in Colorado. Neeley, who has done business in New Mexico off and on for the past 20 years, expects to start with at least 20 lending networks in the Land of Enchantment.

“New Mexico’s been on our horizon… We like the demographics (in Rio Rancho), the median income. The clientele we’ve been marketing to fits with our culture and with the product that we offer from sales and service perspectives,” Neeley said, adding the site’s visibility on NM 528 also factored into setting up shop in Rio Rancho.

Drive N Motion will probably add another location in the Albuquerque metro area sometime within the next 12 to 18 months, Neeley said.