5 minutes with … a car salesman and former police chief | PostIndependent.com

5 minutes with … a car salesman and former police chief

Timekeeper: Heidi Rice
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Name: Ed Foster

Age: 54

Occupation: sales ” Berthod Motors

Place of birth: Corona, Calif.

When did you move to Garfield County and why? Moved to Garfield County when I was in the sixth grade.

How long have you worked for a car dealership? Four years. Previous to that, I was the Silt police chief for 15 years and was in law enforcement for more than 20 years.

How are gas prices affecting car sales? People are being a little more mileage conscious. Trucks and SUV sales have gone down some.

Best piece of advice when buying a new or used car? Make sure you choose the right car initially. There’s no right way to buy the wrong car.

Best vacation ever? Scotland and St. Andrew’s golf course.

What do you do in your spare time? Golf ” I love golf ” ride in my convertible Pontiac G6 and play with my pets. I have an African gray talking parrot who has a 300-word vocabulary and I’ve taught him to speak a little Spanish.

Greatest accomplishment? Being the youngest police chief in Colorado at the age of 29, at that time. The average police chief lasts about five years in Colorado and I was chief in Silt for 15 years.

Best piece of advice you’ve ever received? From my mom ” Take each day for what it is and enjoy life.

Any tattoos? No.

If you could invite three people to dinner, who would they be, what would you serve and what would you talk about? Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. We’d have steak and potato and fresh vegetables. Of course, we’d talk about golf!

What’s the greatest invention ever made? The car. I think cars are cool.


Movie: Caddy Shack

Breakfast cereal: Eggs, bacon, hashbrowns, toast and tomato juice

Song: REM ” Everybody Hurts

Food: Steak

Car: Pontiacs

Website: None

Sport to watch: Golf

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