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4 of the Best Mesa Arizona Used Car Dealers

When it comes to searching for a used car, the list of possibilities and options can seem daunting. What kind of car do you want? What make and model are you looking for? How much mileage should the car have? What’s your budget going to be? All of these questions (and more) can be answered as you research which of your local Mesa Arizona used car dealers you should be checking out.

It’s no surprise that there’s going to be a lot of research put in before you can ultimately decide on which used car is right for you, but at the very least, there are a lot of options available when it comes to choosing a dealership. Dealerships can vary a lot in how big they are, whether they have good reviews, if they’re local or part of a chain, what kinds of vehicles they specialize in, and much, much more. Luckily, a lot of the work has already been done for you. Check out these four used car dealerships in the Mesa area.

Arizona Car Sales

Arizona Car Sales, also called Arizona Cars, pride themselves on being as transparent as possible in the car-buying process. They advertise a “no pressure” and “stress-free” experience and have been given an A+ rating by the BBB (Better Business Bureau). If that weren’t enough, they also have a 4.7/5 review rating on Google, which is very high, especially since that’s with over 400 reviews.

Their online website is easy to navigate, with options for “Inventory,” “Certified,” “Featured Vehicles,” “Finance,” “Sell Your Car,” and more. It’s quite nice being able to search through only certified pre-owned vehicles because then you know a lot more about what to expect from each vehicle you’re looking at. Also, even if a vehicle isn’t considered “certified pre-owned,” you can still rest assured you’re in good hands. Every car sold at Arizona Cars “has a clean title and Arizona Car Sales also gives you the multi-point inspection report, free vehicle history report as well as copies of the repair orders showing you the work we did to get your new car inspected for safety, mechanical, and cosmetic issues before you buy it.”

Arizona Cars has no specific specialty when it comes to which type of vehicle they sell; they just sell great used cars. This ranges from 4-door sedans to pickups to SUVs. The range of the brands they sell is also quite universal as they sell Chevrolet, Hyundai, Nissan, Toyota, Ford, Volkswagen, and more.

When it comes to affording a new vehicle, Arizona Cars is there to help. Their financing department can guarantee credit approval for auto loans, “no matter what your credit situation is.” Also, if you want to sell a vehicle, Arizona Cars can offer you cash in just minutes, as long as the vehicle runs and drives.

Mesa Motors

Mesa Motors is a family-owned dealership that has been around since 2004. They have a commitment to “putting the customer first” and making sure each visitor is “treated like family.” They have a very respectable 4.4/5 rating on Google with over 150 reviews.

The Mesa Motors website is actually very nice to look at, which is always a huge plus when doing research online. Their navigation bar includes “Pre-Owned,” “Specials,” and “Finance,” which is actually very straight to the point. That may be on purpose since they seem to pride themselves on visits to their dealership that are “straightforward” and “no-nonsense.” That really sounds like a breath of fresh air since that’s exactly what you’d want in a car-buying experience.

Judging by the inventory shown online, their lot seems to be well-sized, and there are a variety of makes and models available. You can find trucks, cars, and SUVS, ranging from Toyota to Dodge and more.

It is interesting to see that they have a “Specials” section where you can find any specials that might be going on at the dealership and what kinds of discounts to expect. Although most people will have a specific vehicle in mind before heading to a dealership, it’s always worth checking out any specials there might be, especially if you’re open to what you might be looking for.

A salesman is talking to a woman at one of the Mesa, Arizona used car dealers.

Cactus Jacks Auto

This interesting sounding dealership features a bright green cactus cowboy (with both hat and bandana) riding around in a red convertible. Sounds pretty cool, right? If anything, Cactus Jacks Auto is hard to forget (both the image and the name). Also, if you’ve been car shopping anywhere from Surprise to Tucson, you’re sure to have seen one of their eight locations spread around the state. With so many locations, something must be going right and judging by the Mesa location’s Google review rating (4.7/5 with over 800 reviews), something definitely is.

The biggest draw at Cactus Jack’s is how well they take care of their customers. Over 50% of their customers have shopped there before or have been referred by someone that has. Obviously, the experiences have been good, and people have been telling their friends and family about it.

Their website is easy to navigate, and you can choose to search through their entire inventory (all eight locations) or narrow it down to specific dealerships. Financing is a breeze since there is no credit check.

Good Car Company

This type of company name just stands out. The name Good Car Company really speaks volumes about the type of people running the business. This is a small, family-owned dealership that has been around since the early ’90s. With that type of runtime, there has assuredly been a lot of love and work put into the business, and you can expect a nice, friendly buying experience.

The inventory may not be as large as some of the bigger dealerships, but you can expect the vehicles to be priced-to-sell. So, if you’re serious about buying a car and aren’t looking to haggle, then this could be a great place to check out.

Their website is simple but easily navigable. The main thing you’d want to see is the inventory, which is easy to find and sort through. Each vehicle has all the basic information (mileage, color, VIN, etc.) attached along with nice, detailed photos.

They have options for both financing and trade-ins.

Although every dealership is different, they all have the same basic purpose in mind, which is to help their customers find their dream car while having the best car-buying experience possible. It does no good in the long run for a dealership to be dishonest or apply high-pressure tactics because it will always backfire on them. Dealerships and their employees are here to provide straightforward and friendly service.

Of course, it will always be beneficial to do your own research before heading down to a dealership, no matter how good they may seem at first glance. See if they even have the type of vehicle you’re looking for or vehicles in the price range you’ve set. Then make the trip down to see for yourself.

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