Welcome to Furthmiller Motors!
2021 marks our 15th year of business, and we have sold thousands of vehicles and counting, which includes multiple vehicles to the same families and repeat customers! Our owner, Dana Furthmiller, has over 35 years of auto sales and management experience, and our strategy is simple; provide great cars at a great price under $10,000, with no high-margin markups or high-pressure sales tactics.
We do not overprice our cars, and we are proud to post all of our best CASH prices clearly on each vehicle. Our internet pricing is also the same prices that we display on our vehicles at our lot, so NO worries about getting a GREAT deal, or missing out on a better price.
We will always answer any questions or concerns with an honest, straightforward approach, so you can trust our information will be accurate when asked. We know that if you like what we have to offer, and the price is always more than fair, you will buy from us.
Feel free to email our Owner - Dana Furthmiller (email@example.com), or our Store Manager - Jay Fitzgerald (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information,
Or CALL OR TEXT 260-357-4300 day or night!
Over 80% of our vehicles are sold via the Internet to customers just like you, so be confident that our vehicle descriptions are accurate! Check out our Testimonials page to see hundreds of our customers with their new vehicles, as well as hundreds of customer reviews!
Find Furthmiller Motors on all your favorite social media platforms to keep up with our inventory, follow along with miscellaneous projects we're doing in the community, and participate in lots of fun contests & giveaways!!!
We hope to see you SOON in Auburn!
Dana Furthmiller - Owner
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Dana Furthmiller has been around cars all of his life. His father, Dave Furthmiller, owned and operated Dave Furthmiller Speed Shop in Fort Wayne, Indiana, during the 60's and 70's, specializing in high performance racing engines, and was known for delivering "Power not Promises" to many racers and car enthusiasts. Dana's automotive career also started in his hometown of Fort Wayne, Indiana, in 1982, where he worked in the service department for a local Harley-Davidson dealership during high school. In the Spring of 1986, Dana moved from motorcycles to cars and accepted a service manager position for a Toyota store in Fort Wayne. Over the next 7 years, Dana advanced through the service department ranks where he eventually became the Parts and Service Director in charge of several franchises for an Indiana-based mega-dealer. During this time, Dana served 4 years in the Indiana Air National Guard. Then in 1993, a promotion into Sales Management for this same mega-dealer led Dana to a 14 year career climb to running multiple new car stores with positions as a Sales Manager, General Sales Manager, Director of Operations, and General Manager. Finally, the timing was right for Dana to step out and fulfill his dream of opening his own business. Furthmiller Motors was opened in February of 2007 in Auburn, Indiana. With over 35 years of service and sales experience, Dana is knowledgeable and understanding as to what it takes to deliver on promises and exceed the expectations of customers. Dana strives to run his own dealership with a relaxed, laid-back approach, answering all questions and concerns with the utmost professionalism and honesty. Dana plays bass guitar on weekends, and enjoys listening to and performing live music. He has been married for over 30 years to Katie, and has three daughters, Erica, Alexis, and Natalie.
Jay Fitzgerald - Store Manager
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Jay Fitzgerald joined Furthmiller Motors as the Store Manager in August of 2016, after spending a few years at another local independent auto dealer as a sales associate. Jay is not new to the car business though, because in 2001 he opened and operated his own business for 10 years called ProMotion, which serviced several local car dealers with promotional products, including signage, banners, streamers, flag poles, you name it! Around this time in 2002, Dana Furthmiller and Jay met. In fact, Jay designed and produced the first signage for Furthmiller Motors back in 2007, which we still proudly display today inside our sales office. Jay has been with his wife Karyn for over 20 years, and they have 2 beautiful children, Jack and Rissa. Jay is a proud graduate of Northside High School in Fort Wayne, and has been a lifelong, local guy. When Jay is not working, he likes to root for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and hit every Jimmy Buffet concert that he can.
Erica Furthmiller - Purchasing Director
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Erica Furthmiller worked with Furthmiller Motors during her High School years as an Administrative Assistant, which included keeping the dealership paperwork moving and organized. After graduating from Carroll High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Erica moved to Ocala Florida to pursue her love and passion for horses. From 2011 to 2021, Erica worked for Ford Motor Company in the Ocala, Florida area, focusing on Customer Service and Service Department Operations. In April of 2021, Erica joined Furthmiller Motors as our Vehicle Purchasing Director, with a focus on buying Florida trade -in vehicles from Florida New Car Dealers for our Indiana operation. Erica loves animals, and lives on a 7 acre horse farm in Ocala, with a horse, 3 donkeys, 2 Great Danes and some chickens too! Erica has been married to Harrison, also a Ford Motor Company employee, since 2018, and has one of the sweetest 89 Ford Bronco's that you have ever seen. In her spare time, she loves her Danes, and golfing with Harrison at the local golf course.
Kaylee Conn - Inventory Manager
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Liz Edwards - Interior Detailer
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Liz Edwards joined Furthmiller Motors in September of 2020, and she will be working hard on the weekends to get the insides of our vehicles vacuumed up, smelling fresh & looking their best! We met Liz as a Furthy customer - she has bought 4 vehicles from us over the years and even took home the old wooden chuckwagon that use to sit out front of our original building before the remodel in 2016! She decorates this same wagon for the seasons outside her family home where she lives with her high school sweetheart and husband of 10 years, their 4 children, and a whole ZOO of animals!!! She graduated from Bishop Dwenger High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 2007, after which she attended Wolverine Farrier School where she learned how to shoe horses. She has spent most of her adult life being a stay at home mom, but now that most of her kiddos are in school, she is reentering the workforce part time to help support her family. We are SO excited to have her on our team!
Heather Shidler - Detail Specialist
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Heather Shidler has been a friend of Furthmiller Motors for most of her life, with her fathers local auto repair shop, Phil's Auto Repair in Garrett, Indiana, being our go-to local repair shop for the mechanical needs of our vehicles. Heather is a recent 2021 graduate of Garrett High School, and plans on attending college in the fall of 2021. We are thrilled to have her on our team, not only because she is a previous customer and also a friend, but because she is a hard worker and just an overall nice person!