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Best Used Car Dealerships in Dallas

Our Recommended Top 8

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Dallas Used Car Dealerships on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Addison, TX 75001

Why choose this provider?

Texas Motorcars is a family-owned business that has been selling used cars for more than 50 years. Each vehicle goes through rigorous safety inspections before being placed in the lot. The company's Tommy Spagnola appeared on the show Dallas Car Sharks in 2013. The business is accredited by the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
3.0
Yelp
3.0 / 5 (23)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
3.8
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Carrollton, TX 75006

Why choose this provider?

Earth MotorCars stocks more than 300 pre-owned cars, trucks, and SUVs in its Carrollton dealership. The company's maintenance department changes oil, aligns front ends, replaces and adjusts brakes, inspects vehicles, flushes transmission, replaces filters, rotates tires, services electrical components, and provides other services. Customers have praised Earth MotorCars for its courteous, helpful staff and quality selection of vehicles.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
3.6
Yelp
3.5 / 5 (80)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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12002 Garland Road, Dallas, TX 75218
  • Trade-In Available
  • In-House Financing

Why choose this provider?

Karz is a used car dealership that serves clients in the Dallas metro and its surrounding areas. The company has a range of used cars, SUVs, and pickups that can be suitable to its clients' budgets and preferences. It houses brands like Ford, Dodge, Honda, Nissa, Toyota, and Chevrolet. Additionally, its team offers car financing options for customers looking for auto loan services. Karz allows its individuals to view its inventory and apply for loans through its website.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.0
Google
4.0 / 5 (1522)
Facebook
1.8 / 5 (22)
Yelp
1.0 / 5 (12)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Addison, TX 75001

Why choose this provider?

Auto Web Expo specializes in selling luxury used cars. The dealership has been serving the Dallas area since 1997. The business carries brands such as Honda, Ford, Infiniti, Chrysler, Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, and Nissan. The company also services cars with air conditioning service, oil changes, and front end alignment. Customers have praised Auto Web Expo for its great customer service and smooth buying process.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.6
Google
4.7 / 5 (1379)
Facebook
4.7 / 5 (285)
Yelp
2.5 / 5 (75)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Denton, TX 76208

Why choose this provider?

Matt's Motors has been serving the Dallas area for more than 20 years. The used car dealership, based in Denton, sells vehicle makes including Buick, Nissan, Cadillac, Saturn, Toyota, Jeep, Infiniti, Mazda, Mercury, and Honda. Customers say that the company has an easy buying process with reasonable prices.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (2)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
Responsiveness
Friendliness
Helpfulness
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Plano, TX 75093

Why choose this provider?

Lonestar Cars sells pre-owned convertibles, coupes, vans, trucks, SUVs, and sedans. The Plano-based business has been selling cars for more than 30 years. The company sells through eBay as well as in person, and has received the eBay Top Seller Award multiple years in a row. Customers say that Lonestar Cars goes above and beyond in its customer service and has fair prices.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
3.5
Yelp
3.5 / 5 (4)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
3.8
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Carrollton, TX 75006

Why choose this provider?

Certified Autoplex has been selling used foreign and domestic cars, trucks, and SUVs for more than 20 years. The company sells brands including Cadillac, Mercedes, Lexus, BMW, Ford, Chrysler, and Acura. Customers say that the business has great customer service and courteous, attentive staff.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.6
Google
4.7 / 5 (1144)
Facebook
4.4 / 5 (93)
Yelp
2.5 / 5 (58)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
3.8
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Arlington, TX 76001

Why choose this provider?

Car Stop is a family-owned and operated used car dealership that has served the area for more than 20 years. Based in Arlington, the business includes CARFAX vehicle history reports with each vehicle. Customers give positive feedback for Car Stop's friendly, hospitable, and professional staff. The company is accredited by the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
1.0
Yelp
1.0 / 5 (5)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
Responsiveness
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Introduction

    With the average price of a brand-new vehicle topping $40,000, the used car market can be an appealing alternative for many consumers on a budget. A car is considered used if it's had at least one former owner, regardless of the vehicle's age. Savvy shoppers can take advantage of this to buy a like-new model for thousands of dollars off MSRP. For buyers of classic and collectible models, the pre-owned market also offers the chance to score the car of their dreams.

    Aside from the cost savings, there are many smart reasons to consider buying used. Cars bought through a certified preowned program are reconditioned and usually come with a warranty and a detailed vehicle history report. Older cars depreciate less, and insurance rates for them are typically lower, too. If you can forgo that new car smell, buying preowned might be the best option for you.
  • Do used car lots do trade-ins?

    Many used car lots take trade-ins, and it's an easy way to get rid of a car without the hassle of selling it on your own. Depending on the dealer, however, not every vehicle will be accepted. Your car's trade-in value is largely based on its mileage, so if your car is high-mileage, you'll be offered less.

  • How many miles is a lot for a used car?

    In general, many people consider 100,000 miles to be a lot for a used car, even though modern vehicles can run for 200,000 miles or more. When buying used, compare the car's mileage with its age. The average car is driven 10,000 to 15,000 miles per year, so a five-year-old car with over 100,000 miles may have more problems than the odometer suggests.

  • How long do dealerships keep used cars on the lot?

    This varies by the dealership, but most keep used cars on the lot for 60 days or fewer. A car that sits on the lot for too long is taking up valuable space, so dealers are motivated to sell as quickly as possible. If a car has been on the lot for over 90 days, many dealers are usually willing to reduce the price.

  • What are some things to check when buying a used car?

    Even if a car comes with a warranty, it's important to inspect the vehicle inside and out before you purchase it. A few things to check for include:

    • Scratches, dents, and other body damage
    • Seat tears, odors, and cushion condition
    • Operational windows and doors
    • Air conditioner and heater
    • Tire tread
    • Interior and exterior lights
    • Belts, fluids, and other parts under the hood

  • What happens to used cars at a dealership that don’t sell?

    Cars that sit on the lot for too long, even after multiple price drops, are usually sold to auction houses. The auction house then sells the vehicle to the highest bidder in “as-is” condition. Cars in poor condition might instead be sold to scrap yards.

  • Is there a lemon law for used cars?

    Lemon laws are designed to protect buyers if a seller misrepresents the title, has tampered with the odometer, or fails to accurately disclose the car's history. All 50 states have a lemon law for brand-new cars. The only states that have a lemon law for used cars are New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Minnesota, Massachusetts, and Hawaii.