I was referred by a friend to Economic Auto and I had a nice experience. They could polish their process and the office a bit but overall I would buy from... them again.
I bought my 2008 Nissan Altima around May 2012. The car I had before was a 2006 Chevrolet Impala that was having transmission problems which I could not... afford to fix. I was in a hurry to get rid of it and get another car as soon as possible. In a hurry, on a tight budget, and with bad credit I did not have many choices. I was forced to go to a small private dealer because of my bad credit and bad timing. I was not by any means setting my expectations high knowing the situation I was in but I did not expect to completely get taken advantage of. Luis was the employee who sold me the car. The salespeople here will tell you anything to sell you a car and will flat out lie. I was aware of a few cosmetic repairs that were needed in the back seat of the car. The whole back panel of the center consul which faces the back seat, with the lighter thing on it, was missing and Luis assured me the dealer would take care of it for me. I was not made aware, however, of any of the other problems the car had. After about a week or two the lights on the dashboard started to come up. First a (!) light, an airbag warning light, service engine soon, etc. The car was sold to me without a spare tire! (Which I now know is illegal in the state of Florida) The day I took the car home I noticed it had a serious roach problem. It was not just one or two bugs that might have gotten in by accident. It was an infestation! I had to bug bomb the whole car for a day immediately. When I tried to address the issue of the missing center consul panel I was told that I had to go elsewhere on my own to get a quote and then bring that back to be reviewed by the dealer. Once I did that, they never got back to me with an answer and dodged my calls. A few months after I purchased the car, the battery was acting up. When I went to the Discount Auto Shop store to purchase a new battery the associate who helped me out informed me that the battery was malfunctioning because it was the incorrect battery for my car - a battery made for smaller cars, like an older Honda Civic for example. They sold me the car with the cheapest, used battery they could find. If you choose to go there, remember my story and make a smart choice, do your research and do not believe anything they tell you.