Zen Auto Sales in Sacramento, CA

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Established in 2006.

Zen Auto Sales

Dealer Info:

Phone(s):(916) 743-1165
Address:5613 Elvas Ave, Sacramento, CA, 95819
  • Monday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sunday: Closed

Reviews on Zen Auto Sales

Janie B. | 2015-02-26

Zen Auto...Thank you for the sportest truck I have ever seen!!!!! My husband took a trip Sacramento to take a look at some work trucks for his business and happen to meet Amir with Zen Auto.  My husband has always wanted a Corvette and noticed an atomic orange vet that Amir had at his business.  What can I say to the sound of a 2005 c6 Corvette in my driveway instead of a truck?  Hells ya!  This is the best vehicle we have ever owned.  My husband has one hell of a car and I have one hell of a grocery getter.
Amir and his staff were very professional and  would highly recommend purchasing the car of your dreams with Zen Auto.  I am 100% sure my husband and I will be back shortly to visit Amir and get a Denali, Tahoe, or Jeep.  He always has a great selection of vehicles.  
I am posting a picture of our great purchase

Kate C. | 2015-02-03

Purchasing my husband's truck was so pleasant and expeditious! After searching for a truck that fit my husbands specifications (which seemed impossible to find) for over a year, we finally found "the one".  We purchased a 2011 GMC Sierra Denali Diesel 4X4 truck. It's beautiful!
We immediately called and spoke with Amir. Right off the bat I was impressed with his calm, considerate demeanor.  Not the fast talking, over aggressive type I've experienced on several occasions. I had already spent a lot of wasted time on the phone over the last year with salesmen and private buyers who were not willing to negotiate over the phone. We were traveling from the coast just south of San Francisco and did not want to drive over two hours each way to look at a truck we didn't know if we could afford. Amir was completely respectful of our situation and asked us where we wanted to be price wise and I told him. He said he would call me back in twenty minutes with an offer, and sure enough, he called back and dropped the price making the purchase possible for us. No further negotiation was necessary. His exceptionally detailed ad oozed with photos and he really didn't miss a single detail about this truck in his description. We felt like we had already seen it in person from all of the different photos and ultra precise description.  We had a loan in place with our credit union and we decided to tell Amir that we wanted the truck. He promised to hold it for us (never asking for a deposit).  Shortly after we spoke, Amir received several calls inquiring about our truck. One person offered full purchase price, but Amir honored our deal.
We spoke on a Sunday and made arrangements to head out to Sacramento the next day (Monday). Because of my husbands work schedule, we couldn't get out there during their normal business hours, but that wasn't a problem for Amir. We gave Amir our loan info to set in place for all of the paperwork to be ready when we arrived. Even though we had gone as far as to say we wanted the truck and provided our loan info, Amir still insisted that we were under no pressure to purchase the truck. If we didn't like it for any reason, we were not expected to buy it anyway.  When we arrived it was dark. Amir had the foresight to park the truck in their lighted garage. The truck looked amazing! Every little thing about it was disclosed in our conversations and we were not surprised nor disappointed at all.  We test drove it and knew we weren't going home without it. Upon our return, we finalized the deal and signed the papers, which took about 15-20 minutes-- at most.  Amir is so easy to work with! Communication was excellent. He's honest, knowledgable, courteous, and kind. When we or our friends are in need of a car or truck, we will definitely check back and recommend Zen Auto! Thank you for helping my husband get his dream truck!

Vincent J. | 2014-12-13

I (tried) to buy a 2007 SL600 from Amir at Zen Auto, The deal was contingent on the car passing an inspection, something he claimed was no problem. However, the inspection showed a major issue: The ABC pump needed immediate replacement at a cost of $4,000. When I relayed this to Amir, he determined he needed a second opinion. For some reason the local Mercedes dealer he picked was no longer good enough. Suddenly Amir disappeared, claiming the car would be fixed, and then we could complete the sale. I contacted him again, thinking we had a deal, and waiting for his response. I also watched the car, and low and behold, instead of replacing the pump, he lowered the price. I contacted him, trying to cut a reasonable deal, ready to buy the car as I said I would, and replace the ABC myself.  Unfortunately, he told me it sold locally. Presumable (more than likely) to someone who has no idea they will have a $4,000 repair bill coming their way. this is why I am only dealing with a legitimate franchise dealer!

Don't be the next duped into a major repair bill!

I have the copy of the inspection from Mercedes Benz of  Sacramento if the buyer reads this, or if anyone wants verification!

The VIN to verify my story: WDBSK77F97F128667

The Listing: zenauto.biz/2007_Mercede…

Kendra A. | 2014-10-30

The owner Amir and staff are absolutely incredible to work with. They are so helpful, supportive, and trustworthy! If you are in the market for a new car this is the place to go. They will listen to your needs and help you find the perfect fit for your life and budget. Best car dealership I have ever been to!!!

H P. | 2014-09-20

I haven't been to this dealership or bought or sold a car through them. I called today to ask about putting my mom's 1986 Mercedes for sale via consignment. The person I spoke to was extremely knowledgeable and gave me great information about the value of the car, how long it will take to sell, etc. He even suggested some ways to sell it myself, before bringing it to him. I will definitely use this company if I chose to use a consignment dealer.

Kim K. | 2014-09-17

It's reviews like these where just rating them five stars doesn't do it enough justice, I wish there was an ELITE star for businesses like this.  

Car buying, no matter how exciting it is, is stressful!  I think every family has "the used car salesmen" joke and depiction in their minds.  While searching for your next vehicle you are very guarded and trying to protect yourself and your future investment.  My husband and I were set on purchasing a luxury vehicle; we searched the web endlessly and talked to many different car companies and salesmen.  

From the very first phone call we had with Zen Auto and speaking with Amir over the phone you can tell instantly that you are dealing with a whole different realm in the car buying experience, every pre conceived notion or prejudice you have about buying a car through the "used car salesmen" vanishes, and it is (pun intended) a very Zen like experience!  

We were in the process of obtaining our own financing and had phoned Amir to inform him that although we didn't expect him to "hold" the car for us, it was our intent to purchase his vehicle.  His response:  "I am an old fashioned businessman and believe in my word, I have no problem holding the car for you."  WHAT?! Who says that?? Seriously!  Isn't that the biggest ploy of the used car salesmen to create haste and make you come in there under the guise it could sell at any moment?  

We arrived a couple of days later to test drive the car and process our final paperwork. The entire process went seamlessly and relaxed.  The cars on his lot are amazing and you can tell that you are dealing with not only a different caliber of vehicle, but also people.  You feel elite, special and luxurious.  You feel like you are getting a quality and reliable vehicle and he makes the process feel like you are working with an old friend.  

We needed to communicate some information back to the car company themselves, and Amir went above and beyond to handle the arrangements for us.  Above and beyond!  He is a true gentlemen, honest, caring, compassionate and reliable.  I wouldn't hesitate to refer anyone to his dealership.  When you make the decision to purchase a luxury vehicle, why not make the process luxurious also?  He treats YOU special before and after the sale, you will remain his customer and friend.

E H. | 2014-05-31

The sales staff at Zen Auto are professionals, when people like T.N come in and look for anything wrong with a car so that they can get 5-6k off and don't get it of course they are going to give a bad review. I am the owner of the 2010 GX 460 whose car is on consignment at Zen, this is the second car they are selling for me (sold my Range Rover). When the Lexus dealer tells you the SUV is fine and then you get a 3rd party shop to tell you the car is fine, then the car is fine. There is no danger, this Lexus is perfect. Please don't let their review deter you from looking, Zen spent a lot of time with this UNREASONAL BUYER.

T N. | 2014-05-29

WORST experience ever at zen auto!!! I drove an hour away to see this 2010 lexus gx 460. Clean title with 100k warranty. I test drove the car and it was pulling to the right. I told them if I buy the car it has to be inspected by lexus dealership, which they agreed. After the inspection with the car, it was still pulling to the right. I tell them to fix it before we purchase it but they want to sell it as how it is. Why would I buy this car for my family and put them in DANGER!!!!

Bonnie H. | 2014-01-24

I have never had such a fabulous car buying experience as I did with Amir at Zen Auto.  There was zero pressure, which was a pleasant surprise.  I test drove the car midday, told him where I wanted to be price-wise, and we came to an instant agreement.  I said I wanted to think about it overnight, he said "no problem."  I called back about 5pm that evening (no longer needing to think about it) and told Amir I'd be there the next day to pick it up.  When I arrived the following day, the car had been washed & detailed, and as it was a cash deal, he had me out of there in under half an hour.  After almost 18 months of searching for "the one", off I drove in my dream car. Thank you Amir!

It's quite apparent that Amir has a passion for cars.  Everything on his lot appears to be quality, newer vehicles in excellent condition.  His prices are more than fair, and his demeanor is great.  He even followed up with a letter (yes a letter!) of thanks for my business.  Who does that anymore?!  I found the whole experience to be wonderful, and would definitely buy from Zen Auto again.  If you're someone who hates the stress of buying a car, try Zen Auto.

Araceli E. | 2013-03-16

Simply cannot say enough about what a wonderful experience I had today with Amir at Zen Auto! He is not only knowledgeable and friendly but he is extremely honest and fair. Easy to talk to, great advice, helpful...hands down the best car buying experience EVER! We talked over the phone before I drove up from the Bay, he answered all my questions, accepted my trade-in (for a great price!), had me pre-qualified (through a credit union down the road) and a loan ready to go for me when I arrived! It was a really smooth transaction and I never once felt pressured or "cheated" as you do with most dealerships! Not to mention the inventory! And the prices!!!! I will not hesitate to drive up and purchase another car from Amir when the time comes, he has a Client for life! Thanks for everything Amir!!!!!

Brian C. | 2012-10-31

If you want to buy a car on a hassle free basis and deal directly with the someone with a high degree of personal integrity and business acumen, contact Amir at Zen Auto Sales. I purchased a 2008 Z51 Corvette from Amir last Saturday. He met my price point and it was the most pleasureable car purchase experience to date. As we all know, buying from a car dealership can be a nightmare as you have to deal with layers of sales people and sales managers. It is one stop shop with Amir. He does not BS you and delivers on his word. Kudos to Amir and Zen Auto!!

Jim O. | 2012-09-17

My son and I drove from San Jose to Sac to look at the truck  RAM 1500 he had.  We left SJ @6:30 and got to Sac around 9:15.  He had to meet us because I could not find the dealership ( my bad). He work with us even that late at night The truck was as he said it was.  We made a great deal. My son drove it home  He ended up by having to finance my son due, to the CU not getting it right the first time.  So, in the end,  Amir rocked the house.  Thanks for all of your help   Now, we need to find my wife a new car.  AMIR, any goodies?????

Angeline Z. | 2012-07-09

Drove a 2 hour drive up here to check out an awesome car on his lot.  Worked with the owner Amir and from the first email to first conversation on the phone he was extremely awesome and chill, but most importantly knowledgeable on the vehicles on his lot.

Upon arrival the lot is kind of small, but filled with awesome cars.  It's next to a straight away which is good so you can first test drive the car pushing it.  The car on the lot we test drove was awesome.  Probably the best one I have driven since test driving all the cars.  Unfortunately, he was unable to give us a trade-in value that we had budgeted for so couldn't move forward, but wish we could have.

All in all, I just want to say that Amir is super honest which is hard to find in the used car sales business, but I trust him.  He even has offered to take questions on from other vehicles we're looking at at different shops just because he's that nice of a guy and genuinely wants to help you.

Highly recommend this car lot!!

April B. | 2011-11-24

Woohoo! As good as it gets! Absolutely true!! My 16 year old daughter's Jeep had been stolen and totaled, and she was heartbroken. I searched all over California for a replacement within our bugdet. I found the perfect Jeep at Zen Auto Sales. Having purchased vehicles from used car dealerships and new car dealarships, I dreaded the task. Zen Auto Sales was awesome!! Amir was honest and fair. The entire experience was great. From arrival to signing on the dotted line, Amir changed a very difficult situation into a positive one. Our daughter is the happiest girl in the world!

Debbie D. | 2011-02-28

After weeks and months of searching and not knowing who to trust, we settled on a car at Zen Auto Sales and had a thoroughly positive experience.  The owner, Amir, is a young man who is reliable and trustworthy, and we cannot say enough good things about him.  Zen is a small dealership, and Amir was out there himself when we got there, cleaning his cars.  The Toyota Prius we bought was priced very fairly, no haggling needed, and Amir was very honest with us.  We've had the car for one month now and it has proven to be in excellent condition.  It was my first experience with a dealer - I had been trying to avoid them, but in the end it felt like the service he provided was worth paying a little extra.  The registration and title transfer were handled on-site, and I haven't had to go to DMV at all.

Sue H. | 2011-02-04

I have had such bad experience this past weeks  trying to find a wholesome place to buy a car from. I went down fulton ave and I couldn't believe the serviced I received from the sales people on that street and not to mention the quality of cars. I was giving up on buying a car :( until a co-worker of mine referred me to Zen on Elvas Ave, he said he had bought two cars from him and that I would not be disappointed.  I was skeptical, but  Wow! What a great experience I had with Zen Auto Sales! This is definitely  the one place where you can find quality cars, great staff and honest sales people. I just purchased my Range Rover HSE over the weekend "Sunday". The Owner Amir Daneshvar is exactly like  what  my co-worker said he would be-  he is definitely one of the most honest salesman and owner that I've come into contact with. He is extremely knowledgeable of all his cars and takes great care of all his car. I will go back to Zen when I'm ready to purchase my next car..." Two Thumps Up" for Zen Auto Sales.

Samantha H. | 2010-09-03

After years of going through cheesy dealerships with gimmicks and slimy salesmen, i finally found a place thats reliable and consistant.  I purchased a car with zen auto two years ago and again seven months ago. The owner Amir daneshavar is awesome, he is to the point, shows you the blue book value, and explains in detail about the car both positive and negetive. Its a small dealership with higher end cars and affrordable cars as well. I think the reasons why this shop differs from others is because the seller actually has your best interest, theres no scam or gimmick its to the point to find what you can afford and what works for you. P.s there is no need to haggle most of the cars there are under what the sleazy dealerships are pushing. Trust me i looked for almost a year for the car i wanted, and found it at zen auto in the same ballpark.