Had THE BEST experience with this dealership from first contact via the website w/ Dave Petty all the way until I drove off the lot w/ my brand new 2018 Disco Sport. I found the car online and made an inquiry via the contact option on the site. Dave called me within minutes and started working on a deal. I had NO idea it would be so easy and smooth. I was actually dreading the process. Dave made it so painless and very enjoyable. I had a few exchanges with Dave and the deal was done. What a relief! I came in signed a few forms with Dave and a few with the Finance Mgr, Fay who was also very pleasant. There was no hassle, no bullying, no intimidation just pure professionalism. I am so grateful for the experience and happy with my new Disco!
Although I didn't end up purchasing a vehicle from STA, I'm happy to have discovered them. Jonathan took care of me right away, and allowed me to fully test the Cayenne GTS that drew me to the dealer.
Things to note -
This 3rd party dealer specializes in Porsche sales and repairs, that means they have a great inventory of older to newer Porsche's for sale and a full mechanic shop on site.
So why not 5 stars overall?
Well, unfortunately the GTS they had wasn't in the best shape and clearly needed some TLC before being shown for sale (car parts in the trunk, battery dead, ash tray stuck open). Now this could have been due to bad timing on my part but still - if you are going to specialize in Porsche sales and charge at the higher end of the cars value then the cars on the lot need to exude the German values the brand is known for. That being said I have my eyes on future offerings from this dealer and hope something wows me into a sale next time.
I recently bought a 991.1 S Cabriolet from Sports Trend and could not be more satisfied with the experience. Randy was great to work with and handled everything in a professional and efficient manner. He was very upfront in describing the vehicle and negotiating price, and treated me fairly on both counts. This was an online transaction with the vehicle shipping sight unseen to RI, so I very much appreciated the high level of integrity I found in Randy, the good communication at every step in the process, and how everything went fine with no surprises or anything unexpected at any point. Thanks to Ash as well for taking care of the paperwork and getting everything out quickly. Would highly recommend and would definitely shop here again.
The dealership is very nice the staff are very friendly. They are up front with everything show you Kelly Blue Book first. The best price in the market. They are very professional and work with all major credit unions.
Concierge-level service! I was so impressed by Hamid (Sales Manager), Richard (Sales) & Jason (Finance). Leasing a vehicle here did not feel as if I was completing a typical car sale or lease transaction, it truly felt as if I had a team of advocates helping me. In addition, I was not there for hours which has been my past experience with dealerships (from Volkswagen to Mercedes to Range Rover). They had me in and out while still providing me with a clear understanding of the paperwork as well as the car. Before coming to Hornburg I attempted to do this deal with an auto broker and oh man, MISTAKE. Hamid and Richard not only came in lower on the monthly but also saved me the $800 broker fee. I'm a forever customer and most importantly found a team of car sales representatives that I can trust. Oh and I love my new Jaguar E-Pace.
Major Motor Cars is a great place to purchase a vehicle. I emailed them regarding a Mercedes they listed for sale. By the time I came in the vehicle I came into was being sold. I was upset at first but was greeted by the owner, Peter, actually the owner's son.
He took me into his office and charmed us. He didn't treat us like a typical salesperson. He promised to find me a similar vehicle to which I thought would be an empty promise. Sure enough he called me two days later to come in a drive the vehicle he had just purchased for me, with no deposit and no strings attached! I felt super comfortable coming down. The vehicle was as described in pristine condition. I was super happy about my decision to do business with Major Motor Cars and would happily refer my friends and family. Peter and his employees are heartfelt, easy going, and friendly to deal with.
We bought our 2010 LR4 in September 2017 and we love it. We were able to look at a number of vehicles because the choice is huge, and ended up driving away in a beauty! Andy and Camron were superb, offering advice and a great deal. Whenever I need some advice I pop in and they are pleased to help! Thank you for your great customer service!
by Tiana Capper/ Max Madsen from Redondo Beach ,CA
September 29, 2017
Hamid was great from the start we bought a used car from Santa Monica SUVs and he was so fair honest and respectful! I highly recommend this dealership one of the only places I've been where I felt like I wasn't getting ripped off! Clean-cut easy honest people to deal with!
I recently purchased a 2009 Porsche Carrera S from Allen motors. I actually drove from Northern Ca. to purchase my car. I talked to Jim on the phone and let him know that I was interested and had been looking for several months and to be very up front, if there were any issues as I do not want to drive 7 hours for nothing . He assured me the car was perfect. After making the drive 7 hours I was a little concerned that they knew I had just driven all that way so they would not be willing to negotiate or feel they needed to give me good service. I was happily wrong as they answered all my questions tossed me the keys and said take it out and give it a good test drive. That doesn't really happen very often with a $100K car. Finishing up the deal they did negotiate on the price and made the buying experience a piece of cake. Once I returned home I took my Porsche into the dealer and had them check everything out and they came back with " it's flawless, Perfect shape" . Jim was right, it is perfect. I would go there again with out a doubt. Thanks Jim!
I sent some very close friends(they flew from Vegas to pick up the car) to see Jim on a car he had on the lot......they bought it sight unseen (other than the pics on the internet)...I've known Jim for a long time and when he said the car was right that's all I needed to hear....really a Good Guy..Ronnie F.
I recently purchased a BMW 750i from Caseys and I can honestly say it was a great experience. They were honest with me and even let me take the car to my own mechanic to get it inspected before purchasing the car . The process of buying the car was super quick and it only took about 20 minutes. Overall i had a great experience at Caseys and I got a great car for a great price.
I've never experienced service like this from a car dealership. I'm still in shock and I bought the car 3 days ago! Alex, was truly committed to making sure I walked out with a great car that wouldn't break the bank. I never financed a car before in my life, so I didn't have good credit to finance. Alex, called around and worked out a deal, 4 hours later I financed my first car and drove home a fully loaded 2016 Ford Explorer. Walking into a dealership being a female is very intimidating, but I didn't feel that way at Platinum Autohaus. I would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone and everyone. Thank you Alex!!
Happened to be driving down Lincoln when I stopped in, I was on my way to another dealer. They were so accommodating. Friendly and helpful, made what is usually difficult very easy. I love these guys, great financing with a low payment and I'm one happy girl!
Pete and his team gave me the VIP treatment from the moment I stepped in his dealership. It was a very seamless transaction and I left very happy with my new Mercedes Benz. I didn’t have to haggle for a great deal because he already figure this out for me. I was really impressed with Pete’s professionalism and his outlook towards customer service. He made sure I will drive off with the car that I really wanted, which I happily did! I would not hesitate to buy another car from this dealer in the future. Thanks to Pete and his team!
Pete G is really a wizard. His staff was really helpful and friendly. I bought two cars with no hassle. Pete knows his business and went the extra mile with financing to get the deal done. Very understanding and accommodating. I drove from San Diego twice to get a great deal!!
i had a great experience buying a car here they gave me a hell of a deal on land rover discovery i have had the car for 6 months and no problem at all ,i recommend everyone to buy and service their land rover from Santa Monica suvs
btw see Andy he is great
Outstanding parts dept, service dept, and sales dept!
by Dave Clanton from DealerRater.com
May 8, 2018
My wife and I were impressed time and time again by Santa Monica Audi, most recently by Tammy in the parts dept when she helped us order roof carrier bars and cargo carrier for our Q5. We were previously impressed by the service dept and our 10K service and before that we were impressed by the sales dept when we purchased our Q5 last year.
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