I live in New Jersey but was able to find the car I wanted through cars.com. I had a great experience dealing with Santa Barbara Auto Group. I dealt with CJ, who was very responsive. I would definitely recommend this dealer to anyone looking for a new car.
A reliable car for a young professional
by Greg from Bowie, MD
January 13, 2019
I was looking for a reliable car to start my professional career, something to get me back and forth to work without issue. This car is that car. It has great handling, the design looks good, and it has parking assist features. The only things that I dislike about the car are that there is no sunroof and that there is no navigation in my model.
The fuel filler door had become non operable, meaning it wouldn't positively closed when pushed shut. Grant, an excellent "Write-Up" tech, looked at my truck, looked up and ordered the part, scheduled me for a service appointment for first thing Thursday Morning. His tech did an excellent repair, also fixed the adjustable steering column which the adjustment lever had come loose at the same time. I was in and out in just about an hour. It was expensive, $212.,,but the truck functions like new again
by jacksonci from montgomery, al
January 10, 2019
The X5 is a stylish car with great options and a smooth ride. The heated seats are a plus and the sound system is awesome
My son's recent car purchase at the Santa Barbara Auto Group - Acura Dealership went extremely smooth. Our salesman Mike Smith took care of everything for him and his first car purchase after graduating from college. He even held the car for him while he waited for his credit union loan to go through. I cannot thank him enough. We had a terrible experience with another out of town dealership and were so glad to be able to find a car and purchase it in our hometown. There are a lot of unethical used car sales people out there, but Mike is not one of them. He made sure that a young novice auto purchaser understood the process from beginning to end. Once he brought the check in, it took about 30 minutes to finalize the entire purchase. Mike has even checked in with us a couple of times since our purchase to make sure everything is still fine.
by TRAMhoman from Arizona
January 12, 2019
BMW makes a great product. What many may not know is they loose value at an incredible rate. I purchased a used X1 last month. This one is 3yrs old had 21k miles and was priced at 22k. The list price only three years ago was 49k. While someone else took the depreciation hit I was able to take advantage of the loss and get a great value. I am averaging 30mpg and it’s fun to drive. Has all the bells and whistles of 2015 model year. I will say the back seat leg room is the only real complaint but with that being said it’s the smallest X series so that’s to be expected
I highly recommend anyone looking for an awesome value to look at this model as well as any other model. You will not be disappointed with car or the value of one when purchasing one that is 3-4years old. Again BMW makes a great product. This is our third BMW and they have all made it comfortably past 100k with only routine scheduled maintenance and the usual repairs/replacement of wear items. Brake,tires,wipers
I used cars.com to scout for a pre-owned Porsche and found an interesting 2008 Carrera C2 offered at Santa Barbara Auto Group. I spoke to the sales rep over the phone and based on that conversation, I visited the dealership. Asking price was attractive given the the car's; appearance, mileage, equipment & condtion and at the right price point to start negotiation. The sales rep, Shane was knowledgible and friendly and the facilities impecable. I found the vehicle was as advertised however, I ultimately decided to pass due to the color of the car (Metalic Ruby Red) ...Lots of these these cars are available so I'll keep looking to find exactly what I want. I would certainly entertain purchasing a car from this dealership if the right car were available.
I love it.
by BlackManWorking from Cheltenham, PA
January 7, 2019
The 328i is an excellent all around vehicle. From the exterior to the interior there isn't one feature of this car that will disappoint. This car handles like a fine tuned machine. BMW's are for road enthusiasts and I recommend this car.
We found a car offered by this dealership on Cars.com and started discussing purchase options and price via email with their representative Chad Deering on a Saturday. He was friendly, professional and very accommodative to working with our needs and budget. So much so that the next morning we drove all the way from Pasadena to Santa Barbara to check out the car, enjoyed a lovely day in Santa Barbara followed by a smooth, no pressure experience with Chad and their finance department manager. In less than 2 hours of arriving at the dealership, getting in a relatively long test drive and doing the paperwork we were on our way back home with the car we wanted, all detailed, full of gas and us as happy customers. I usually dread going to a dealership to buy a car but Chad and the staff at Santa Barbara Auto Group were fantastic. Bill F. - Pasadena, CA
Just bought, love it so far
by KVVdoc from Ridgefield, CT
January 7, 2019
Just bought this pre-owned car with just over 33,000 miles. Very comfortable cabin, tons of space in the trunk/hatchback. Not quite as much pick-up/pep as the lighter 3 series BMW’s, but drives great.
We just came in to see an F-Type that was on their showroom floor in the color (Black-Amethyst) we had spec'd out (very difficult color to find on a lot). It was a V8 model and we had spec'd out the V6. Within the short time we were there the V8 model price had actually been reduced to a price $3,000 lower than the V6 with all and more of the options than we had originally spec'd out! Our sales representative new the car inside and out, was not pushy and has gone beyond the call of duty in order to get this deal done. Thank you!
by Nursebarb from Auburn Washington
September 16, 2018
I love the car. I could not find one to buy and they are a bit spendy. If I can find one, I will buy it
This is a well designed car from top to bottom. The motor, performance, and driving dynamics are excellent, while still being very comfortable to drive on short or long hauls.
Exterior design is eye catching. Fit and finish of materials is excellent. MSport pkg adds nice mechanical and visual features, which set the car apart from the other 3-series on the road.
While not a large car, the interior has adequate room for full-sized adults, with more rear leg room than in previous models.
Gas mileage is respectable at 29.5 mpg on hghwy and 26 mpg for mixed driving.
Suggested option pkgs: Msport, technology, driver assist.
I have had my car for almost five weeks and I have put about twenty-five miles on it - vacation interference! That is why there are only two Stars for Performance. I just want to get behind the wheel on a turnkey uphill road in Virginia (there are lots of them there), and put the metal to the pedal. This is my 4th New BMW - I know what they can do! When I get to really try it out that will be a Five Star Performance!!
It's a great car but you have to make sure the maintenance is done. That's why I purchased the maintenance program. You cant beat 2k for 3 years worth of maintenance. BMW has the game rigged with that deal. Then Anthony zabala over at BMW of Ontario makes the whole process so much better.
This car is excellent in performance and it’s a luxurious car that meets all my needs.
I love it and enjoyed driving it.
One of my favorite things in this car is it’s 4 cylinder motor that when driving in turbo mode, it is fast as you can think.
Heavier than my 2005 325. Nice quiet ride. 6cyl engine has plenty of power and decent mileage. Very nice interior with enough storage for a convertible. Not fond of the Idrive. I rarely use it for navigation. I am old school and miss a dip stick. I am very satisfied with this car.
Getting this car back in jun of 2016 as a brand new lease from BMW of Fairfax, I've been in the service department almost every 2 weeks. I had an accident due to a brake failure, the A/C broke down after 3 weeks of picking up the car, and so far the dealership has changed 4 set of the whole brake system. NOT A RELIABLE CAR AT ALL. Looks are good, Quality is HORRIBLE?!
Car is perfect for me. Luxurious and sporty at the same time. High performance and looks fantastic while reasonably priced. The hard top convertible is definitely an all seasons vehicle that will put a smile on your face every time you drive it.
the car met all my expectations and beyond, is really powerful and the adaptive suspension is a thing of beauty really good car, you can't go wrong.
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