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Red's Auto & Truck

4.2
(255 reviews)
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Sales hours: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Service hours: 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Monday 9:00am–6:00pm 9:00am–5:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am–6:00pm 9:00am–5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am–6:00pm 9:00am–5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am–6:00pm Closed
Friday 9:00am–6:00pm Closed
Saturday 9:00am–5:00pm Closed
Sunday Closed Closed
(303) 647-5126 (303) 647-5126

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About our dealership

This seller has been on Cars.com since August 2011.
Reds Auto and Truck was founded in 1974 by David "Red" Widhalm. Red began selling quality used cars from his Conoco service station in Denver Colorado. He quickly earned a reputation as a honest and straight forward business man. It is this reputation and straight forward no pressure attitude that has been a mainstay ever since.
Reds Auto and Truck is now proudly owned and operated by Reds youngest son Mike Widhalm. Mike has transformed the once "neighborhood" only dealership into a thriving E-dealer. We now have customers all over the US and the world. Our E-dealer model allows for LOW overhead costs so we can pass the saving on you.
"More Car and Truck For Your Buck"

Service center

Phone number (303) 647-5126

Service hours

Monday
9:00am–5:00pm
Tuesday
9:00am–5:00pm
Wednesday
9:00am–5:00pm
Thursday
Closed
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Reviews

4.2
(255 reviews)

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5.0

I recently purchased a 2002 Pontiac Firebird from Red's

I recently purchased a 2002 Pontiac Firebird from Red's Auto & Truck in Colorado. The only issue is that I live in Louisiana. ( A little background: I was buying the car as a gift for my brother. It is the exact same year, make, model, and color of one that he used to own several years ago. It nearly broke his heart when got into an accident which totalled it!) Initially I was a little apprehensive about buying a car online but my salesman (Mike Willis) explained the whole process to me.He was patient with me and answered all of my questions. He called every day to keep me updated on the progress. He even arranged for the shipping. From the time I contacted them, to time I received the car was a little over a week! Their financial salesman (Justin) found me a vehicle warranty I could afford. All in all, a good experience!

5.0

I recently purchased a 2002 Pontiac Firebird from Red's

I recently purchased a 2002 Pontiac Firebird from Red's Auto & Truck in Colorado. The only issue is that I live in Louisiana. ( A little background: I was buying the car as a gift for my brother. It is the exact same year, make, model, and color of one that he used to own several years ago. It nearly broke his heart when got into an accident which totalled it!) Initially I was a little apprehensive about buying a car online but my salesman (Mike Willis) explained the whole process to me.He was patient with me and answered all of my questions. He called every day to keep me updated on the progress. He even arranged for the shipping. From the time I contacted them, to time I received the car was a little over a week! Their financial salesman (Justin) found me a vehicle warranty I could afford. All in all, a good experience!

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
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  • Overall facilities
  • Overall experience 5.0
  • Does recommend this dealer
  • Shopped for a used car
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1.0

Please be cautious when going here!

Please be cautious when going here! I went to look at a 2008 Toyota vehicle with 80k miles at this dealership. While looking it over, I found many problems with an attempt to cover them up. Some that were cosmetic (like the dash being completely destroyed, but covered up with a dash cover), but many that needed repairs. The top of the engine was cleaned to cover a major oil leak from the heads. Power steering leak, cv joints were trash, ball joint boots shredded, transmission fluid smelled burnt, transmission seal leak, brake pads on their last stretch, seatbelt that would not latch. The list goes on. One major problem was the chassis basically rotting away and covered by DIY undercarriage spray. A BIG red flag for anyone looking for a used vehicle! This vehicle was advertised as in great condition online for about $17,000. They would not drop the price by a penny even after mentioning some issues I found. It is understandable a used vehicle comes with problems, but the problem was this dealership pretending these issues didn't exist. I decided I didn't want to spend $17K on a project. Before having the chance to tell the salesman I didn't want it, he came out of the building agitated and said, "are you going to buy this vehicle or not?" I walked away. Take some time to look over a used vehicle, and don't let salesmen push you into purchasing junk. It is your money, and salesmen just want to take it.

1.0

Please be cautious when going here!

Please be cautious when going here! I went to look at a 2008 Toyota vehicle with 80k miles at this dealership. While looking it over, I found many problems with an attempt to cover them up. Some that were cosmetic (like the dash being completely destroyed, but covered up with a dash cover), but many that needed repairs. The top of the engine was cleaned to cover a major oil leak from the heads. Power steering leak, cv joints were trash, ball joint boots shredded, transmission fluid smelled burnt, transmission seal leak, brake pads on their last stretch, seatbelt that would not latch. The list goes on. One major problem was the chassis basically rotting away and covered by DIY undercarriage spray. A BIG red flag for anyone looking for a used vehicle! This vehicle was advertised as in great condition online for about $17,000. They would not drop the price by a penny even after mentioning some issues I found. It is understandable a used vehicle comes with problems, but the problem was this dealership pretending these issues didn't exist. I decided I didn't want to spend $17K on a project. Before having the chance to tell the salesman I didn't want it, he came out of the building agitated and said, "are you going to buy this vehicle or not?" I walked away. Take some time to look over a used vehicle, and don't let salesmen push you into purchasing junk. It is your money, and salesmen just want to take it.

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Customer service
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  • Overall experience 1.0
  • Does not recommend this dealer
  • Shopped for a used car
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Dealer response

Jay, as a small business owner I was very surprised and disappointed to see your review. The Handicap upfitted 2006 Sienna you viewed here at our store for your daughter was none of the things you describe in this review. Our website had 111 high-resolution pictures including underside photos that clearly show there is absolutely no rust as you state, and the "coating" is from the Upfitter when the factory floor was removed to install the handicap equipment which is a $40,000 upfit, the CV Axles have no tears or rips and no grease loss, the underside is dry as a bone, and the dash is not destroyed all this is shown in the pics provided in the link in this response. https://www.redsautoandtruck.com/inventory/2006-toyota-sienna-xle-7-passenger/727897 If dealer rater will not post the link I encourage anyone reading this review to go to our website and check out the 111 photos of the "sold" 2006 Sienna and judge for yourself. We sold this van only a few days later to a great customer on the Western Slope who also brought their mechanic for their nonprofit with them and they did not note or mention any of the issues, with the exception of the broken seat belt buckle for the wheelchair strap down., which we agreed to fix, but they were not even worried and bought it and drove it home that day. Running a small business in today's economic climate is a challenge every day and we pride ourselves on going above and beyond for our employees and our customers. I understand no used near 20-year-old vehicle is going to be perfect and we never sell anything as perfect. However, the misrepresentation in your review is simply not warranted and is a outright lie that makes these daily challenges even harder. link https://www.redsautoandtruck.com/inventory/2006-toyota-sienna-xle-7-passenger/727897

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5.0

Mike Willis sold me a ram pickup that is excellent.

Mike Willis sold me a ram pickup that is excellent. No haggle, no xx up front pricing and good to work with him

5.0

Mike Willis sold me a ram pickup that is excellent.

Mike Willis sold me a ram pickup that is excellent. No haggle, no xx up front pricing and good to work with him

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  • Buying process
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  • Overall experience 5.0
  • Does recommend this dealer
  • Shopped for a used car
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5.0

Great Jeep!

Thanks for the Jeep Rick! And thanks for all the help! The Jeep is really neat, I can finally go rock crawling. Dreams really do come true!

5.0

Great Jeep!

Thanks for the Jeep Rick! And thanks for all the help! The Jeep is really neat, I can finally go rock crawling. Dreams really do come true!

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Customer service 5.0
  • Buying process 5.0
  • Quality of repair 5.0
  • Overall facilities 5.0
  • Overall experience 5.0
  • Does recommend this dealer
  • Shopped for a used car
  • Did make a purchase
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5.0

Rick Hawkins and Red’s are the best.

Rick Hawkins is excellent. Straightforward, opposite of a stereotypical car salesman. Pleasure doing business with these folks. Will Patronize again in the future thanks much.

5.0

Rick Hawkins and Red’s are the best.

Rick Hawkins is excellent. Straightforward, opposite of a stereotypical car salesman. Pleasure doing business with these folks. Will Patronize again in the future thanks much.

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Customer service 5.0
  • Buying process 5.0
  • Quality of repair 5.0
  • Overall facilities 5.0
  • Overall experience 5.0
  • Does recommend this dealer
  • Shopped for a used car
  • Did make a purchase
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5.0

Ask for Rick

Helped a friend pick out and buy a truck at Red’s Auto & Truck. We worked with Rick Hawkins and he was refreshingly knowledgeable, professional, and polite.

5.0

Ask for Rick

Helped a friend pick out and buy a truck at Red’s Auto & Truck. We worked with Rick Hawkins and he was refreshingly knowledgeable, professional, and polite.

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Customer service 5.0
  • Buying process 5.0
  • Quality of repair 5.0
  • Overall facilities 4.0
  • Overall experience 5.0
  • Does recommend this dealer
  • Shopped for a used car
  • Did make a purchase
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5.0

Reds is the Best!

This is now the third vehicle I have bought from them. They is never any pressure to buy and they give great trade in credits toward the new vehicle. They take the time to make sure that you are getting the one you really want. If they don't have it in stock they will find it for you. I wanted a black 3500, it took about three weeks and they found one I love. Thanks

5.0

Reds is the Best!

This is now the third vehicle I have bought from them. They is never any pressure to buy and they give great trade in credits toward the new vehicle. They take the time to make sure that you are getting the one you really want. If they don't have it in stock they will find it for you. I wanted a black 3500, it took about three weeks and they found one I love. Thanks

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Customer service 5.0
  • Buying process 5.0
  • Quality of repair 5.0
  • Overall facilities 5.0
  • Overall experience 5.0
  • Does recommend this dealer
  • Shopped for a new car
  • Did make a purchase
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5.0

Nice facility

The facility here is awesome- clean and big. They take great care of their cars and everyone was easy to work with. Very easy and honest

5.0

Nice facility

The facility here is awesome- clean and big. They take great care of their cars and everyone was easy to work with. Very easy and honest

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Customer service 5.0
  • Buying process 5.0
  • Quality of repair 5.0
  • Overall facilities 5.0
  • Overall experience 5.0
  • Does recommend this dealer
  • Shopped for a used car
  • Did make a purchase
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5.0

I like used car shopping said no one ever!

I like used car shopping said no one ever! After looking at a ton of cars and dealing with a ton of people I ended up at Red's Auto and Truck. Mike the owner and Mike the salesman really went out of their way to answer my questions, tolerate several test drives, and handle my other requests. I found a car I liked and the sales process went smoothly. 3 days after buying the car the battery died. As-Is means just what it says so I was surprised when Red's replaced it free of charge. All in all a very good experience. I will certainly recommend them to others.

5.0

I like used car shopping said no one ever!

I like used car shopping said no one ever! After looking at a ton of cars and dealing with a ton of people I ended up at Red's Auto and Truck. Mike the owner and Mike the salesman really went out of their way to answer my questions, tolerate several test drives, and handle my other requests. I found a car I liked and the sales process went smoothly. 3 days after buying the car the battery died. As-Is means just what it says so I was surprised when Red's replaced it free of charge. All in all a very good experience. I will certainly recommend them to others.

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
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  • Buying process
  • Quality of repair
  • Overall facilities
  • Overall experience 5.0
  • Does recommend this dealer
  • Shopped for a used car
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1.0

Nice enough people, but they sold me a lemon.

Nice enough people, but they sold me a lemon. Full disclosure I paid $40,000 for a 2014 Silverado with 110,000 miles. (Yes, I know I overpaid) I waited a year to write a review, so it’s not emotionally charged, just facts about my experience as a first time buyer. About a week after I bought it, all sorts of issues started to arise including electrical, mechanical, and basic maintenance that was over looked. The warranty I bought covers none of this. When I inquired what could be done they recommended me to a mechanic in Denver and to “Tell em’ Reds sent you” . There was no sort of discount or deal with this mechanic, they just wanted to make sure their name was heard. Nothing was ever resolved with the dealer. Since purchasing the truck in August of 2021 I’ve been repairing it on top of making monthly payments. It feels like a giant paper weight I’m stuck with. Im not one to leave reviews, but Ive decided this one is necessary , based on my experience doing business with Reds. Please, be warned before you buy!

1.0

Nice enough people, but they sold me a lemon.

Nice enough people, but they sold me a lemon. Full disclosure I paid $40,000 for a 2014 Silverado with 110,000 miles. (Yes, I know I overpaid) I waited a year to write a review, so it’s not emotionally charged, just facts about my experience as a first time buyer. About a week after I bought it, all sorts of issues started to arise including electrical, mechanical, and basic maintenance that was over looked. The warranty I bought covers none of this. When I inquired what could be done they recommended me to a mechanic in Denver and to “Tell em’ Reds sent you” . There was no sort of discount or deal with this mechanic, they just wanted to make sure their name was heard. Nothing was ever resolved with the dealer. Since purchasing the truck in August of 2021 I’ve been repairing it on top of making monthly payments. It feels like a giant paper weight I’m stuck with. Im not one to leave reviews, but Ive decided this one is necessary , based on my experience doing business with Reds. Please, be warned before you buy!

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Customer service
  • Buying process
  • Quality of repair
  • Overall facilities
  • Overall experience 1.0
  • Does not recommend this dealer
  • Shopped for a used car
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Dealer response

Phillip, As the owner this is the first I am hearing of any issues with the truck you purchased in May of 2021 for $29.963 (not $40,000), I remember helping you on his truck when you came in. You were very satisfied and spent quite a bit of time crawling under it and checking it out. I understand things can pop up on used vehicles especially ones with 104,000 miles so I wanted to do a little research on your issues to see what was going on before responding to your review. However, I have found no declined warranty claims meaning nothing was ever submitted to them for consideration of repair. I also looked at the CARFAX to see what repairs or issues you had or were dealing with and see no services or repairs performed in the year and 5 month since you have had it, not even a oil change. We are not a giant mega Auto plex and as the owner I am always in the office and available to help, you could have just swung in or called me direct and we could have chatted, if I dont know there is an issue I can not help.

Consumer response

Mike, I appreciate your swift response. I am not here to split hairs or go back and forth with you. Solely to express my car buying experience with Reds. If you’d like to go with the pre tax pre warranty sticker price for arguments sake, that’s fine too. I fully understand by buying a used vehicle I assume risk. Yes, I spent some time looking it over before deciding it to be reliable vehicle. I was wrong. I called a few days after getting it back home to report some issues. I talked to a very unenthused Justin, who informed me that the service department was busy and suggested I call a shop in Denver. The shop was not affiliated with Reds and would charge full price. Essentially, I was getting the run around. I decided to end communication with your business because I was getting no where talking in circles, and my needs were just not being met. Fortunately I have the resources and ability to take on the much of the unforeseen labor, repairs and maintenance on my own. That is what I have been doing for the past year, working on a project truck. That’s also why there isn’t a history of oil changes on Carfax. But thanks for looking into that. This review is intended for those looking to buy a reliable used vehicle and don’t have the luxury, time or money to constantly be working on them.

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