Redmond >Auto Dealers > Championship Motors
8210 Avondale Way NE, Redmond, WA | Directions 9805247.676331 -122.106788
Neighborhoods: Bear Creek
I have purchased 3 cars from Championship Motors over the last 6 years and have been extremely satisfied with the cars and the service provided each time. Not only were they very patient with me and let me check out as many vehicles as I wanted, but also were not pushy at all.
The owners were upfront and honest about everything, this is a used car dealership, so it is common for some cars to have past issues, which the owners check out and resolve before selling the car.
During the recession, many used car dealerships in the area went out of business. Chamionship Motors stayed in business because it is a well run, fantastic dealership with friendly salesmen and honest owners!
I recommend anyone to go there and at least see for themselves before passing it up because of the other reviews on this place.
They are horrbile – Scratched are vehicle and admitted it but wouldn't fix it had to take them to court still never paid CANT be trustedat all
Absolutely the Place to Buy a Car – My wife and I recently purchased a used Mercedes SLK230 from Championship Motors and we could not be happier. Not only did we pay a below market price but we got a great car that had only 1 previous owner in Bellevue. Jared Voelker the sales manager was friendly, honest and very accurate in his description of the car and the real value of the vehicle. The buying process was fun, efficient and without pressure, as we explained there were other vehicles we wanted to check out before buying. We got a great financing rate from their bank and I would urge everybody looking for quality and value in a used vehicle to check out our friends at Championship Motors.
Terrible experience so far – While I still hold out some small hope that I will be able to come back at some point and "upgrade" this review, at this point I give a solid 1 star rating to this firm. They sold me a used Infiniti without telling me that the air conditioning was defective. The mechanical defect was hidden by the removal of the a/c belt. When I took it in to be serviced (almost immediately) the misrepresentation was discovered by my mechanic and confirmed by the dealer.
While Championship Motors went on and on about the extensive mechanical check they give every car, they intially tried to claim that that someone else must have removed the belt and that they did not know about it. When I pointed out the impossiblity of failing to notice the missing belt during even a cusory safety check (it is right next to many key componenets) they changed their story to "It was an inoperable accessory, we did not have to tell you about it."
They intially agreed to repair the a/c unit, but changed their minds several days later and instead offered to have me pay for the repairs at "their cost." They gave a firm quote of $675, but that also changed to pay $80 for an inspection and then we will give you a price.
I contacted the State of Washington Attorney General's office, and they agreed that this is a fraud rather than a warrantee issue. They recommended I go directly to the owner about the issue, and if it is not then solved to my satisfaction, file a formal complaint and take the matter to small claims court. I will update this review as time goes on, but would not recommend this dealer to my worst enemy at this point.
Poor experience – They talked a good line and seem to have decent prices, but something didn't ring true. Little things like not letting you drive the car until they got you into a certain section of town. They made a huge deal out of the massive inspections they supposedly do of every car, yet things like dome lights, four way flashers etc. didn't work. many of the cars smelled odd as well.
I checked out some of their claims later, completely bogus. And then I did an internet search on them, a lot of unhappy customers it seems. I did not buy and am happy about it.
Great selection and price on German Cars. – I bough a low mileage extremely clean Audi A6 4.2L Quattro and paid a great price, and I conducted an extensive search of price and quality for a 100 mile radius from Seattle. The sales guy Chris was fun and very casual and helpful. Overall it was fun and easy and I am happy as can be with the car.
Fraudulent used car practices – I bought a 2001 BMW 740I for $38.5K + over $2K for a warrante. I subsequently discovered that the car was in a previous wreck and sold for $7500. The dealer should have know or knew and didn't disclose this to me, nor did they help me reconcile the situation. When I picked up the car I had a few mechanics and dealers look at it and in 10 minutes they were able to tell me it was wrecked and unsafe to drive. I never drove the car, put over $6K in repairs to make it safe to drive, and expect to sell it for $14K less than I paid. Overall....I lost over $20K.
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