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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, June 1, 2017
CONTACT: Media Relations

Press Release

FAIRWINDS Credit Union Partners with Carvana to Offer Members an Innovative New Way to Buy a Car
Company Offers Unique Online Purchase Experience, 7-day “Test Own” Period for FAIRWINDS Members

PHOENIX, AZ and ORLANDO, FL – Carvana, a fast-growing e-commerce company offering a whole new way to purchase used cars, has partnered with FAIRWINDS Credit Union to provide FAIRWINDS members with a simple, affordable, and convenient car buying option.

The partnership will offer FAIRWINDS’ more than 178,000 members access to Carvana’s expansive inventory of high-quality, pre-owned vehicles, combined with the credit union’s low-rate financing. Members can now easily apply their FAIRWINDS approvals to Carvana vehicles and enjoy the benefits of a completely seamless online buying process that allows members to buy from home and have their cars delivered as soon as the next day.

“We are excited to deepen our presence in the Orlando market by partnering with FAIRWINDS,” said Ernie Garcia, founder and CEO of Carvana. “We admire their commitment to members and we look forward to supporting that commitment by providing value, transparency and service to members purchasing a vehicle with Carvana.”

All 7,300+ vehicles available on have completed a rigorous 150-point inspection process, and none of the vehicles have been in reported accidents. In 2016, customers who purchased a car through Carvana saved an average of $1,430 versus the Kelley Blue Book Suggested Retail Value. FAIRWINDS members also have access to Carvana’s 100-day/4,189-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, as well as its 7-day money back guarantee, which enables customers to return their vehicle for any reason and receive a full refund.

“Carvana’s car buying solution is a natural fit for FAIRWINDS and our focus on delivering the best value and service to our members. We appreciate how fun and easy it is to buy a car through Carvana and we know our members will, too,” said Jim Adamczyk, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer at FAIRWINDS Credit Union.

For more information on purchasing a car through Carvana, FAIRWINDS members can visit:

About Carvana (NYSE: CVNA)

Founded in 2012 and based in Phoenix, Carvana’s (NYSE: CVNA) mission is to change the way people buy cars. By removing the traditional dealership infrastructure and replacing it with technology and exceptional customer service, Carvana offers consumers an intuitive and convenient online automotive retail platform, with a fully transactional website that enables consumers to quickly and easily buy a car online, including finding their preferred vehicle, qualifying for financing, completing the purchase and loan with signed contracts, and arranging delivery or pickup of the vehicle from one of Carvana’s proprietary automated Car Vending Machines.

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FAIRWINDS Credit Union, headed by President/CEO Larry Tobin, is the largest financial institution headquartered in Central Florida, with assets of $2.2 billion, more than 182,300 members and over 510 employees. The financial cooperative established in 1949. Anyone currently living or working in, or business operating in, Orange, Seminole, Volusia, Osceola, Polk, Brevard, Lake, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, or Sarasota counties can become a FAIRWINDS member. UCF students, faculty, staff, alumni are also eligible to hold membership, as well as members’ families living outside any of the eligible counties.