From activism to car sales

By |2005-10-17T09:00:00-04:00October 17th, 2005|Uncategorized|
‘Everybody needs cars,’ says Beth Bashert of Cueter Chrysler Jeep Dodge

YPSILANTI – She was a founder of Michigan Equality. She has worked to save anti-discrimination protections for LGBTs in Ypsilanti, worked for the Ruth Ellis Center in Detroit and against discrimination in fighting Proposal 2.
Now, Beth Bashert is selling cars for Cueter Chrysler Jeep Dodge.
Why cars?
“I didn’t see myself selling luxury items – that didn’t feel like a good fit for me,” Bashert said. “I wanted to sell something that everybody needed, that everybody has in their lives – cars are pretty high on that list. Everybody needs cars.”
Asked about any special sales, Bashert said that BTL readers, “should definitely call me to see the new Jeep Commander – it’s an outstanding vehicle.”
Bashert also offered advice on looking for a new vehicle.
“Look for a salesperson who is committed to your satisfaction – look for a vehicle that meets your needs, wants and desires, and ultimately look for quality in the product,” she said.
As for reasons to work specifically with an LGBT salesperson, Bashert said doing so is a way to avoid unneeded stress.
“Buying a car, statistically, rates as one of the more stressfull experiences that people go through. Since we all have to buy cars at some point in our life, why not buy a car with someone who is going to decrease rather than increase some of that stress?”
LGBT community activist Beth Bashert can be reached at 734-434-2424, ext. 555. Cueter Chrysler Jeep Dodge is located at 2448 Washtenaw Ave. in Ypsilanti. Visit

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