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3.1
(85 reviews)
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Sales hours: 10:00am to 7:00pm
Service hours: 9:00am to 6:00pm
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Sales Service
Monday 10:00am–7:00pm 9:00am–6:00pm
Tuesday 10:00am–7:00pm 9:00am–6:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am–7:00pm 9:00am–6:00pm
Thursday 10:00am–7:00pm 9:00am–6:00pm
Friday 10:00am–7:00pm 9:00am–6:00pm
Saturday 10:00am–7:00pm Closed
Sunday 10:00am–4:00pm Closed
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About our dealership

This seller has been on Cars.com since August 2012.
Hi my name is Joe Lauer. My brother Bill and I founded San Clemente Auto in 1994. Recently we have moved from our San Clemente location to a larger location in Escondido and thus we have changed our name from "San Clemente Auto Super Center" to "Escondido Auto Super Center." So why did we move to Escondido? We outgrew our small location and
with limited options we landed in Escondido where the perfect building presented itself. With 10 service bays and room for over 120 cars we can now provide even better service to our loyal customers.
Come see our great inventory at our Escondido Super Center!!!

Service center

Phone number (888) 407-0277

Service hours

Monday
9:00am–6:00pm
Tuesday
9:00am–6:00pm
Wednesday
9:00am–6:00pm
Thursday
9:00am–6:00pm
Friday
9:00am–6:00pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Reviews

3.1
(85 reviews)

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5.0

I bought the desired car in just a few hours as a result

I bought the desired car in just a few hours as a result of the prompt and timely action of the team. Thanks!

5.0

I bought the desired car in just a few hours as a result

I bought the desired car in just a few hours as a result of the prompt and timely action of the team. Thanks!

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Customer service
  • Buying process
  • Quality of repair
  • Overall facilities
  • Overall experience 5.0
  • Does recommend this dealer
  • Shopped for a used car
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I bought the desired car in just a few hours as a result of the prompt and timely action of the team. Thanks!

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I bought the desired car in just a few hours as a result of the prompt and timely action of the team. Thanks!

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1.0

Beware of overpriced vehicles and charges

I'm assuming after reading they're initial reviews from years prior, that they have reduced the standards of providing its customers with exceptional customer service and with the promise to provide a great car at a decent value. I purchased a car at the end of 2021. My first look at their website 😍 on a white 4 door Chevy Malibu with chrome rims, and 15,500 price plus taxes and fees. Is why I went in. Although I was told it was still available when I arrived it was"sold". My biggest mistake is going alone. As a female, and as a new car customer, I was definitely mislead from the very start. As the time has lapsed, it has become more and more apparent that this was not a good honest deal, that I was actually frauded by the tactics and the extra add ons, Recently I reached out and spoke to Gm. At first he seemed like he was going to make things better, he said he knew the industry tactics and would like to see how he could help. But when I went into the office and asked him about the added features that my car (isn't equipped)with, but they told me , to just say yes to the bank, about navigation and upgraded stereo, e.g. I asked how much all those bogus features added up to, he said a few hundred dollars, I corrected him because just the ones we made up to be listed, added up to over 1,000 dollars. I knew he was full of sh too. Back to the evening I purchased car. I asked wouldn't that change the price of the car? They told me no not at all, it only means they would have to change the paperwork. Hmm, I didn't know better. But lately how more and more people have come fourth with similar experiences, I'm also doing g the same. My car is valued at 8,000-9,000. It was marked at 15,500 And the add ons and bogus fees Made it over 20,000 They total amount I will be paying for a 2017 elantra Stocked no added features with engine issues now in 2023. 31,000+.

1.0

Beware of overpriced vehicles and charges

I'm assuming after reading they're initial reviews from years prior, that they have reduced the standards of providing its customers with exceptional customer service and with the promise to provide a great car at a decent value. I purchased a car at the end of 2021. My first look at their website 😍 on a white 4 door Chevy Malibu with chrome rims, and 15,500 price plus taxes and fees. Is why I went in. Although I was told it was still available when I arrived it was"sold". My biggest mistake is going alone. As a female, and as a new car customer, I was definitely mislead from the very start. As the time has lapsed, it has become more and more apparent that this was not a good honest deal, that I was actually frauded by the tactics and the extra add ons, Recently I reached out and spoke to Gm. At first he seemed like he was going to make things better, he said he knew the industry tactics and would like to see how he could help. But when I went into the office and asked him about the added features that my car (isn't equipped)with, but they told me , to just say yes to the bank, about navigation and upgraded stereo, e.g. I asked how much all those bogus features added up to, he said a few hundred dollars, I corrected him because just the ones we made up to be listed, added up to over 1,000 dollars. I knew he was full of sh too. Back to the evening I purchased car. I asked wouldn't that change the price of the car? They told me no not at all, it only means they would have to change the paperwork. Hmm, I didn't know better. But lately how more and more people have come fourth with similar experiences, I'm also doing g the same. My car is valued at 8,000-9,000. It was marked at 15,500 And the add ons and bogus fees Made it over 20,000 They total amount I will be paying for a 2017 elantra Stocked no added features with engine issues now in 2023. 31,000+.

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Customer service 3.0
  • Buying process 5.0
  • Quality of repair 3.0
  • Overall facilities 3.0
  • Overall experience 1.0
  • Does not recommend this dealer
  • Shopped for a used car
  • Did make a purchase
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5.0

Highly recommended. A+++ on all accounts

Highly recommended. A+++ on all accounts. I came early in the morning, I was the 1st customer and within 2 minutes I was approached by a very kind and professional sales representative David. I was checking out if they have specific cars and features that I wanted like leather seats, Hybrid, etc,. He was very knowledgeable, friendly, professional and really listened to my needs. Non aggressive, good energy, easy going. If you want a good sales rep ask for David. Customer Service was excellent. By the way, I am female who drove many different cars so I was aware what I like, like and pros and cons of different features which often correlates directly with price itself. I had a budget that I was willing to spend and maximum number of miles on a car. David completely understood my needs. No pressure whatsoever. Sales rep with common sense! I really liked that everyone I encountered that day had amazing listening skills. This was the 1st and only location I visited and I ended up buying a car that same day. I did not feel the need to go anywhere else. This seemed like a good team to do business with and so I purchased used Toyota Prius v. I did research prior to visiting this location and cars offered through Carfax, another fantastic website. This Escondido location had big selection of cars. I picked 1 out of at least 4 Toyota Prius vehicles on the lot, I got exactly the car I wanted and fantastic experience. Financing option was easy easy and short. Less than 5 minutes. They need your stated income, DL and then after submission, different banks offer different interest rates based on your credit rating. I lowered both my interest and monthly payment by offering larger down payment. However, that's up to you. 20% down definitely gives you better options. At the end I received copy of all documents included Carfax print out. All nicely put together in the folder by a manager. I did drive for about 30 min 2 cars prior to purchase. Highway and streets. I liked optional insurance products such as GAP and LoJack Theft Deterrent. Although I was asked if I want it, it's optional, I was willing to pay extra $795 for each, however now I have vehicle that can be tracked and recovered if stolen by police. I also checked You Tube videos on this, and I love it. The manager Diego gave me Free Oil Check for the future, number for insurance that ended up giving me cheap rate yet fantastic policy the following day. Vehicle I bought was all nice and clean, everything ready and prepared to go! Great people, great experience, highly recommend.

5.0

Highly recommended. A+++ on all accounts

Highly recommended. A+++ on all accounts. I came early in the morning, I was the 1st customer and within 2 minutes I was approached by a very kind and professional sales representative David. I was checking out if they have specific cars and features that I wanted like leather seats, Hybrid, etc,. He was very knowledgeable, friendly, professional and really listened to my needs. Non aggressive, good energy, easy going. If you want a good sales rep ask for David. Customer Service was excellent. By the way, I am female who drove many different cars so I was aware what I like, like and pros and cons of different features which often correlates directly with price itself. I had a budget that I was willing to spend and maximum number of miles on a car. David completely understood my needs. No pressure whatsoever. Sales rep with common sense! I really liked that everyone I encountered that day had amazing listening skills. This was the 1st and only location I visited and I ended up buying a car that same day. I did not feel the need to go anywhere else. This seemed like a good team to do business with and so I purchased used Toyota Prius v. I did research prior to visiting this location and cars offered through Carfax, another fantastic website. This Escondido location had big selection of cars. I picked 1 out of at least 4 Toyota Prius vehicles on the lot, I got exactly the car I wanted and fantastic experience. Financing option was easy easy and short. Less than 5 minutes. They need your stated income, DL and then after submission, different banks offer different interest rates based on your credit rating. I lowered both my interest and monthly payment by offering larger down payment. However, that's up to you. 20% down definitely gives you better options. At the end I received copy of all documents included Carfax print out. All nicely put together in the folder by a manager. I did drive for about 30 min 2 cars prior to purchase. Highway and streets. I liked optional insurance products such as GAP and LoJack Theft Deterrent. Although I was asked if I want it, it's optional, I was willing to pay extra $795 for each, however now I have vehicle that can be tracked and recovered if stolen by police. I also checked You Tube videos on this, and I love it. The manager Diego gave me Free Oil Check for the future, number for insurance that ended up giving me cheap rate yet fantastic policy the following day. Vehicle I bought was all nice and clean, everything ready and prepared to go! Great people, great experience, highly recommend.

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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1.0

TERRIBLE, Bait & switch artists

After trying to see Cisco, who was unavailable and Ryan in Cisco's absence I attemped to buy with CASH a 2013 Toyota Tacoma (paying CASH) I firdt talked to Ryan who assured me that I wouldn't have to pay for their installation of an anti theft device that I didn't need. The clear coat on the hood was shot (my guy quoted $1200/$1500 to fix). I test drove the vehicle and was satisfied with $26,999 cash ready to purchase once per Ryans agreed to reduce the price for the $799 theft device which THEY INSTALLED which I didn't need..I was prepared to purchase the vehicle at $26,999 CASH...they wouldn't reduce the $799 for the security (which Ryan agreed to do) Heading up to Ontario to look at 2 newer Toyota Tacoma with similar milage and 2 years newer! Escondido Auto Super Store is your CLASSIC Bait & Switch operation...STAY AWAY!!!!!

1.0

TERRIBLE, Bait & switch artists

After trying to see Cisco, who was unavailable and Ryan in Cisco's absence I attemped to buy with CASH a 2013 Toyota Tacoma (paying CASH) I firdt talked to Ryan who assured me that I wouldn't have to pay for their installation of an anti theft device that I didn't need. The clear coat on the hood was shot (my guy quoted $1200/$1500 to fix). I test drove the vehicle and was satisfied with $26,999 cash ready to purchase once per Ryans agreed to reduce the price for the $799 theft device which THEY INSTALLED which I didn't need..I was prepared to purchase the vehicle at $26,999 CASH...they wouldn't reduce the $799 for the security (which Ryan agreed to do) Heading up to Ontario to look at 2 newer Toyota Tacoma with similar milage and 2 years newer! Escondido Auto Super Store is your CLASSIC Bait & Switch operation...STAY AWAY!!!!!

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

I repeatedly sent messages to this dealer (Cisco Sanchez)

I repeatedly sent messages to this dealer (Cisco Sanchez) over the course of a week and I received no replies. Other dealers tended to respond promptly. I am skeptical of this place.

1.0

I repeatedly sent messages to this dealer (Cisco Sanchez)

I repeatedly sent messages to this dealer (Cisco Sanchez) over the course of a week and I received no replies. Other dealers tended to respond promptly. I am skeptical of this place.

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Customer service 1.0
  • 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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5.0

BEST CAR BUYING EXPERIENCE EVER!

Sisco was awesome. Had us in the perfect car and did the paperwork without a fuss or dickering. Very straight forward. Simply the best car buying experience ever!

5.0

BEST CAR BUYING EXPERIENCE EVER!

Sisco was awesome. Had us in the perfect car and did the paperwork without a fuss or dickering. Very straight forward. Simply the best car buying experience ever!

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

Cisco was great!

Cisco was great! Called to inquire about a car, and he had the car ready for us when we got there. Very friendly and received a great deal.

5.0

Cisco was great!

Cisco was great! Called to inquire about a car, and he had the car ready for us when we got there. Very friendly and received a great deal.

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

Great Staff, service and selection!!!

Great Staff and great selection of cars. Reuben and Alexa were awesome and made this the smoothest car purchase in my life. I will be sending my friends down and anyone else that I know looking for a good car and deal. I highly recommend checking these guys out during your car hunt if anyone is out there looking! Thank you guys!!

5.0

Great Staff, service and selection!!!

Great Staff and great selection of cars. Reuben and Alexa were awesome and made this the smoothest car purchase in my life. I will be sending my friends down and anyone else that I know looking for a good car and deal. I highly recommend checking these guys out during your car hunt if anyone is out there looking! Thank you guys!!

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

Great dealership

The service was great!! I am a first time buyer and they got me financed and a payment plan online. By time I got to the dealership the truck was ready to go the paperwork was already handled (besides signing and reviewing). I dealt with Ruben and he had everything ready for me to go and as soon as I got sent to paperwork Maritza took care of everything. Overall the service and communication was excellent!!

5.0

Great dealership

The service was great!! I am a first time buyer and they got me financed and a payment plan online. By time I got to the dealership the truck was ready to go the paperwork was already handled (besides signing and reviewing). I dealt with Ruben and he had everything ready for me to go and as soon as I got sent to paperwork Maritza took care of everything. Overall the service and communication was excellent!!

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

Carsales

OMG I’ve been financing cars for many decades and never had such a pleasant stress free experience. All of the staff is very welcoming and actually care about their customers. Cisco was my salesman and got me approved with very challenging credit. The financing manager has awesome energy as well! I highly recommend this dealership!

5.0

Carsales

OMG I’ve been financing cars for many decades and never had such a pleasant stress free experience. All of the staff is very welcoming and actually care about their customers. Cisco was my salesman and got me approved with very challenging credit. The financing manager has awesome energy as well! I highly recommend this dealership!

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