10 best car dealers in the USA

03/10/2020

Posted by: Joshua-Philip Okeafor

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Now you can get all the info you need about the best car dealers in the US as well as knowing how to go about choosing one. Read more to know more!

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The United States has become a confirmed destination for car buyers from Nigeria looking to score a great vehicle on the cheap. Whether you are buying salvage cars from auction sites in order to fix, then sell or use, or you are buying from one of the regular car dealers in the USA, getting the best information you can about your best choices for auto dealers in the states stands you in good stead. Find below a list of the top dealerships making the biggest waves on the North American continent right now.

1. 10 best car dealers in the USA

1.1. Longo Toyota 

- Description:

Longo Toyota is simply the biggest dealership in the continental USA. This car merchant offloads about 15,000 autos each year and has been doing so since 1967. How's that for a track record?  They sell mainly Toyota vehicles though, all models, year, and versions.

- Unique Selling Points/Advantages

Well, size does matter, doesn't it? So, Longo Toyota's best attribute would be its sheer humongous size. Selling 15k vehicles a year, of course, means you are taken very seriously by automakers around the world, and they rush your orders when they would keep other dealers waiting in line for weeks. So, a customer can literally walk onto the lot at Longo Toyota, and drive off an hour later with a car that is specific to favorite color and the latest gizmo on the dashboard.

They will also process and start delivering your vehicle in 30 mins or less under their new express services at the Express Store, and offer online purchases as well.

- Products and services offered:

  • Vehicle finance
  • Servicing and maintenance
  • Buy used or new cars here
  • Car swap/trade-in
  • Express service
  • Collision repair center

- Contact:

3534 Peck Rd, El Monte, California 91731

Sales: (855) 415-6485

Service: (855) 415-6486

Parts: (855) 415-6484

https://www.longotoyota.com/

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Longo Toyota is one of the US oldest car dealers and with good reason

1.2. OffLeaseOnly.com 

- Description:

OffLeaseOnly.com describes itself as America's "used car destination." So, it's easy to guess what their specialty is, right? Yep, used cars of all makes, models, brands, years, and sizes in the thousands can be gotten in from their different lots.

- Unique Selling Points/Advantages:

Well, first of all, OffLeaseOnly.com offers a unique 500-mile or five-day exchange policy for free. So within that time or distance, you get to decide if you want to keep the car. They also have a 10-year service agreement contract that should assure you ease of mind if you purchase your used car from them. Vehicle financing is also available, as well as a dedicated aftersales team to meet your inquiries. Online transactions are accepted, and you may even sell your car here too. At their locations, enjoy free WiFi, free drinks, pet-friendly environment, free coffee, and vending machines. They will also give you a reasonable Warranty. 

- Products and services offered:

  • Buy and sell used cars
  • Servicing and maintenance
  • Vehicle finance
  • Car swap/trade-in or trade-up
  • Shipping

- Contact:

West Palm Beach Used Car Dealership

1200 South Congress Ave
West Palm Beach, FL 33406

561-222-CARS
Miami Used Car Dealership

5580 NW 145th St
Miami, FL 33054

786-439-2277
Orlando Used Car Dealership

8443 McCoy Road
Orlando, FL 32822

407-270-0599
Broward Used Car Dealership

827 South State Road 7
North Lauderdale, FL 33068

954-417-6753
http://www.offleaseonly.com/

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Used can win if you are doing it right with... OffLeaseOnly.com

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 1.3. Cherry Hill

- Description:

Cherry Hill is a foremost car dealer in the USA and sells everything from luxury Jaguars to used Jeeps and SUVs. Their inventory includes both new and used cars of different brands, years, models and body types. This is truly one dealer in automobiles that sells it all.

- Unique Selling Points/Advantages:

Cherry Hill offers car financing, trades-in, servicing, and the usual auto dealership services. This auto dealer is especially great at offering a wide variety of autos in different makes, models, new, and used. They are also spread strategically all over the US making them more accessible.

- Products and services offered:

  • Sells both new and used cars
  • Offers luxury brands
  • Vehicle finance
  • Servicing and maintenance
  • Car swap/trade-in

- Contact:

Sales: (856) 421-0009

Service: (856) 377-0030

Parts: (856) 382-1690

1708 W. Marlton Pike Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

https://www.cherryhilljeep.com/

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1.4. Streetside Classics

- Description:

Streetside Classics does just one thing and they appear to do it well: sell vintage cars. With an offline and online inventory well north of 1000 classic automobiles, chances are that this is exactly the auto dealership you want to be dealing with if you are into vintage cars. Of course, most of these are used owing to the particular segment, but you get all makes, all years, all models.   

- Unique Selling Points/Advantages

Streetside Classics might well be in the top echelon of classic or vintage vehicle sales, so that's their sales pitch right there. They are experts in cars from the days before. Throw in online transactions lauded by customers, free coffee, good lounge, and pet-friendliness if you care to visit their 6 locations, and you may really be digging something old. They are pretty big on Social Media too so you can keep up to date on Youtube, IG, Facebook, etc.

- Products and services offered:

  • Sells vintage cars
  • Financing for cars
  • Shipping
  • Expert advice

- Contact:

Charlotte showroom

800 Derita Rd, Suite AConcord, NC 28027

Local: (704) 598-2130

Toll-free: (866) 542-8392

Atlanta showroom

213 Thornton Rd, Suite 400Lithia Springs, GA 30122

Local: (678) 279-1609

Toll-free: (877) 367-1835

https://www.streetsideclassics.com

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Need the classics? You can't go wrong with Streetside Classics

1.5. Texas Direct Auto

- Description:

This is one of the big independents, boasting about 4000 plus cars in inventory. Although domiciled in the Houston, Texas area, Texas Direct Auto will ship to your location, especially in the USA.

- Unique Selling Points/Advantages:

Definitely qualified to be in the top car dealers in the USA due to sheer size (4000 and above cars) comprising even luxury brands, Texas Direct Auto's main selling point would be the ease and simplicity of its business model. One customer described it as "There are no “shark-like” salesmen haggling you." Sales are concluded in minutes and you drive off or your car is delivered if you live at a distant. Naturally, you may conduct your business online and it has VROOM affiliation. 

- Products and services offered:

  • Buys and sells cars
  • Free pickup if you selling
  • Vehicle finance
  • Low pricing

- Contact

2053 Southwest FWY (Highway 59)
Stafford, Texas 77477
Main Office: 281-499-8200
Main Fax: 281-783-2098

https://texasdirectauto.com/

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With this kind of track record, Texas Direct Auto needs not to convince you more

1.6. VROOM

- Description:

Here's a thought: VROOM will probably still be around when the car dealerships above have all been turned into futuristic shopping malls. This because this company is pioneering a new type of auto dealership. A dealership without a single lot! That's right, this baby is 100% online!

- Unique Selling Points/Advantages:

It's like the revelation of the Internet all over again. Buying a car on VROOM is as simple as logging on, searching for a vehicle, select, pay and have it delivered. Easy peasy, right? And get this, every VROOM vehicle is inspected and accident-free CARFAX® certified and comes with a 6,000 miles/90-day Warranty, complimentary 24/7 roadside help for one year, and they claim most vehicles they sell still have valid manufacturers' Warranty. Then, of course, since they are affiliated to other dealerships, you have literally thousands of vehicles of a staggering number of makes and types to choose from. They also have a solid 7-day return policy if you are not satisfied.

- Products and services offered:

  • Low pricing
  • Online vehicle finance
  • Buys and sells cars
  • Delivery
  • Swap/trade-in

- Contact

1-(855)-979-9206

https://www.vroom.com/contact

https://www.vroom.com

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Vroom is the new kid on the block, but he packs a big punch!

 

1.7. West Herr Chevrolet of Williamsville

- Description:

West Herr Chevrolet of Williamsville is Chevy's biggest dealer in New York. This doesn't stop this auto dealership from stocking other autos anyway, and it claims a 2750 inventory of all makes, models, and types. Though localized somewhat, this is still a solid dealership able to stand its own with bigger and more widespread dealerships.  

- Unique Selling Points/Advantages:

This dealership is on this list for its stellar 9.8 out of 10 2019 Newsweek rating of all auto dealerships in the United States. It comes across as a family type auto dealer with a real customer-centric approach. Maybe that's why it's got discounts for every demographic, from students to Army vets.

- Products and services offered

  • Sells used cars
  • Car swap/trade-in
  • Vehicle finance
  • Servicing

- Contact

8040 Transit Rd Williamsville NY 14221 

Sales: 716-243-4553 

Service: (716) 210-6079 

https://www.chevroletwilliamsville.com/

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Family-friendly is West Herr Chevrolet of Williamsville's winning play

1.8. Central Avenue Nissan 

- Description:

This is another Newsweek 2019 auto dealers survey, alumnus. Though small, this exclusively Nissan dealership in New York exemplifies service, delivery, and efficiency. All the qualities of a great auto dealer. This, of course, is understandable when you factor in its 9.8 out of 10 scores on the survey. 

- Unique Selling Points/Advantages

Efficiency in service delivery is this dealer's main forte, easily seen from the moment you enter the clutter-free website. They offer new, used, and certified Nissan vehicles of all models and year for sale. 

- Products and services offered

  • Financing
  • Sell new and used cars
  • Servicing
  • Express servicing
  • Swap/trade-in

- Contact

1919 Central Park Ave Yonkers NY 10710 US

Sales (914) 873-1347, Service (914) 873-1342, Parts (914) 873-1345

https://www.centralavenissan.com/

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Central Avenue Nissan might be tiny but no less deserving of greatness

1.9. Fletcher Jones Mercedes-Benz

- Description:

Fletcher Jones Mercedes-Benz has the decidedly enviable position of being the top Mercedes-Benz dealership in the US and indeed the world. 

- Unique Selling Points/Advantages

Well, first there's that biggest Mercedes dealer tag. I mean who wouldn't want to deal with that? Then they sell their Benz cars in 3 categories, New, Next-to-New, and Used. All Benz types and models are fair game too.

- Products and services offered

  • Servicing
  • Sell new, next to new, and used cars
  • Vehicle financing

- Contact

 +1 949-718-3000

3300 Jamboree Road • Newport Beach, CA 92660

https://www.fjmercedes.com/

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This guy reps the king of autos, what more can we say

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1.10. Pat Lobb Toyota

- Description:

How could this list of the top car dealers in the USA be complete without a "green" auto dealer in there? This is exactly what you get with Pat Lobb Toyota in McKinney.  This is a Toyota dealership in Texas, that beautifully mixes the auto business with saving the environment.

- Unique Selling Points/Advantages:

Pat Lobb Toyota's most unique features may not be so visible if you are not physically at their eco-friendly lot. You get cisterns collecting rainwater to irrigate the landscaping, rubber-made sidewalk from recycled tires, and urinals that do not require water. Indeed 75% of the structure is made from recycled waste. Speaking auto though, they boast of a committed staff, good inventory, and if they don't have what you are looking for, they will call you when they do. 

- Products and services offered:

  • Servicing for Toyota brand
  • Sell new and used cars
  • Vehicle financing

- Contact:

 +1 214-544-8696

3350 S Central Expy, McKinney, TX 75070, United States

https://www.toyotaofmckinney.com

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Going green is always in fashion as Pat Lobb Toyota proves

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2. How to choose a car dealership in the USA

Auto dealers are 10 for 10 kobo or a dime a dozen in the US. Getting a great one though, that's another movie ticket altogether. Let the tips below guide you:

  • Research: Do some research, online, and offline from people who drive the type of vehicle you want. Ask about their dealers, join car forums online and ask again. Reading Dealer reviews like this one on naijauto.com also helps.
  • Staying power: Dealerships have a longtime relationship with customers. Look for a dealer that has been there for the long haul. It's usually an indication that customers go back to them.
  • Certified? If a dealer is affiliated with a reputable automotive company, is duly accredited, or is part of a solid professional body, this is a good take-off point.
  • Look for perks: Free oil change, loaner cars, or just a listening ear for your after-sales complaints. It means they value your patronage if they spend cash to retain it.
  • Inventory: Size is always important because it connotes more choice. Your dealership must have enough parked away to make any girl happy. 
  • Price: Of course, if your dealer is less than competitive, the above don't mean a thing. However, don't settle for just price alone.
  • Aftersales: Aftersales services need to be a permanent and decent feature.

The 10 car dealers in the USA above will certainly take care of any car needs you require in God's own country! Happy riding!

>>> Visit Naijauto.com for the latest updates on car news, Tips, and advice, Car Prices, and Reviews.

Joshua-Philip Okeafor

Joshua-Philip Okeafor

Car buying & selling

Joshua, or KK as friends call him, is a Filmmaker, Writer and Director. A Christian, Joshua is a product of Nigeria’s foremost film school, the National Film Institute, Jos, where he majored in Writing/Directing. Joshua began his writing career at age 18 when an older brother gave him a four page outline of a children novel. Joshua intends to keep writing and directing. His screen name is sometimes Joshua Kalu Ephraim (Writing), and sometimes Joshua KK (directing).

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