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Old 10-30-2012, 12:18 PM
 
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Hi everyone,

I am new to the area and in search of a used car. Can anyone share some experience of the good local dealerships? I found some good pricing at Georgia Best Motors. How is the dealership? Many thanks.
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Ono Island, Orange Beach, AL
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Honestly, I'd check out Car Max.
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:08 PM
 
Location: ๏̯͡๏﴿ Gwinnett-That's a Civil Matter-County
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They're all pretty bad.

IME, most of them make their money gouging people with bad credit.
They're not interested in making any deals.
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Old 10-30-2012, 04:36 PM
 
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I bought my last car from a totally random place in Lawrenceville. It had the car I wanted at the price I wanted.

I did several things to ensure a safe purchase. First, I checked the BBB. Wouldn't do business with any lot that has a bad rating or complaints.

Second, I hired a mechanic to check out the car. Paid about $75 it was worth it.

Third, I financed through my credit union.

I bought a Toyota with 90,000 miles and have put another 70k on it since then, so I think I made a good decision.
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:05 PM
 
Location: ๏̯͡๏﴿ Gwinnett-That's a Civil Matter-County
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I bought my last car from a totally random place in Lawrenceville. It had the car I wanted at the price I wanted.

I did several things to ensure a safe purchase. First, I checked the BBB. Wouldn't do business with any lot that has a bad rating or complaints.

Second, I hired a mechanic to check out the car. Paid about $75 it was worth it.

Third, I financed through my credit union.

I bought a Toyota with 90,000 miles and have put another 70k on it since then, so I think I made a good decision.
Excellent tips. Especially the bit about buying a toyota.
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Honestly, I'd check out Car Max.
Car Max is pretty hit or miss. My cousin bought a '07 Impala from them and it was a complete lemon. I have literally never seen a car that had that many random problems. I bought an Impala myself about a year later from Hennessey Buick GMC for a cheaper price that what she paid and I got a better trim model and it still drives like a top to this day.


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Originally Posted by MilkMachine View Post
I bought my last car from a totally random place in Lawrenceville. It had the car I wanted at the price I wanted.

I did several things to ensure a safe purchase. First, I checked the BBB. Wouldn't do business with any lot that has a bad rating or complaints.

Second, I hired a mechanic to check out the car. Paid about $75 it was worth it.

Third, I financed through my credit union.

I bought a Toyota with 90,000 miles and have put another 70k on it since then, so I think I made a good decision.

That's the smart way to do it. It takes me a year or so to get a new car, because I just wait to find the deal I want. I've been looking for a Challenger RT under $15,500 for the last year. Seen a few but some had too many miles or were not the color I wanted. But I know sooner or later one will come along. If it takes another year so, so be it, I can wait. It should work out because Im selling my car over trading it in and it will probably take about 6 months to sell at least.
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:30 PM
 
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Thanks guys, for the great tips. So anyone had experience with Georgia Best Motors before?
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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I guess some people have good experience with independent used car dealers or they wouldn't still be in business, but if I was in the market for one would stick with Car Max or buy a certified used car from the used car lot of a dealership that sells that make. Meaning if I wanted a good Honda Accord or Toyota Camry, I would go buy a certified used Accord from a Honda dealership or a certified used Camry from a Toyota dealership.

Sometimes you do get what you pay for.
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:07 PM
 
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I bought my 2009 Altima 2 1/2 years ago from Enterprise. It had 30K miles on it at the time, and has been an awesome car.

No experience with the dealer you're asking about. I recently moved from the Atlanta area (Marietta) to Columbus, GA with my job.
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I had great results with CarMax, and I love that there's no BS haggling - you either pay the price or you don't. I bought my Acura there almost 2 years ago and have had no problems with it at all.

As for Georgia Best Motors, read the reviews - some good, some bad: Georgia Best Motors reviews
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