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Old 03-22-2010, 08:48 PM
 
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I'll need a car when I move to Denver but I'm not a car guy and I don't have any mechanic friends in Denver who are knowledgeable and can tag along when I'm ready to buy.

I don't want to get ripped off and I'd rather go to a dealer and pay an extra $1000 for ease-of-mind rather than take my chances with private sellers on craigslist. Can anyone give me some names of reputable car dealers?

Any experiences with Rocky's or Stan's Auto in Westminster?
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Old 03-22-2010, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Hello,

We had very good luck and got a great deal on our used car at Automotive Avenues. Hope this helps!
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Old 03-23-2010, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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Here's a thought. How about placing an ad on craigslist saying that you'll pay a competent mechanically minded person $100 to go with you to look at some vehicles?
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Old 03-23-2010, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Wherever women are
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Trustworthy car dealer.

That's a new oxymoron
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Old 03-24-2010, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Littleton
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I would not recommend Rocky's.
What kind of car are you looking for?
I am a VW Technician and also very farmiliar with the Audi line as well.
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Old 03-24-2010, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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You might end up paying more, but you could try going to a dealer and looking for something that is "certified pre-owned" because they sometimes come with a warranty. It might be worth a look, but it would also probably limit you to newer and more expensive used cars.
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Old 03-25-2010, 02:14 PM
 
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Thanks for the suggestions. I might try the craigslist suggestion but I tend to use craigslist as a last resort. Early 2000s Civic or Accord Coupe - trying to keep it cheap, but like I said, I don't know much and just need something reliable.

B.O.B.B.Y. I've looked at some VWs too and will probably consider a Jetta or maybe a Golf. Thanks for the tip on Rocky's.
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Old 03-25-2010, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Littleton
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I would definitely help out a fellow NYer in your venture to CO.
Let me know what I can do for you.
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Old 08-30-2013, 05:39 PM
 
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Check out CarboardColorado.com
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Old 08-30-2013, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I have bought and sold 7 cars with CarMax, always a good experience.
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