Century Auto Group, Inc. in San Diego, CA

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Century Auto Group offers a great selection of quality used cars and trucks in stock, from compact fuel-efficient cars to large family SUVs - all at lowest prices in San Diego. We sell only CLEAN TITLE vehicles. All cars come with a free CARFAX report! We thoroughly inspect our inventory and also offer our customers a complete peace of mind with our 30-day warranty .

We finance all credit, good or bad! Your job and your income is your credit! First time buyers and no credit are also welcome! We've put thousands of people with bad or no credit back on the road.

Our mission is to deliver a quality and affordable product to our customers. We strive to provide the best customer experience in car shopping. Come check us out or give us a call today to see how Century Auto Group can help you.


Established in 2001.

Century Auto group has become one of the leading independent car dealerships in greater San Diego area. Our goal is to continue the current growth and to become an undisputed leader in San Diego used car market.

All of our staff members have extensive experience in automotive industry including sales, finance, marketing and repair specialists.  Customer satisfaction is our priority.

Century Auto Group, Inc.

Dealer Info:

Phone(s):(619) 281-2300
Address:3705 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA, 92105
  • Monday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thursday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Friday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sunday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Reviews on Century Auto Group, Inc.

Alicia M. | 2014-11-13

I should have listened to my intuition about this company! Johnny, yea real sweet! Until you sign the contract. I was told all of my vehicle would be under warranty which i paid $1200 for!!! First thing that happens? "Im sorry, that not covered under warranty"  Well looky there, one whole year later and i paid $1200 FOR NOTHING! I call to have some of the charges for a new compressor taken care of.Eddie promised me he would help me pay no more than $500 for a new compressor, etc. to have my AC working again. I get it fixed... MONTHS later and still no one has helped me pay for this vehicles repairs! I think I wouldnt be so PISSED if they would have FIXED the AC like they promised to BEFORE we signed the contract! I asked them to fix the windshield, the worn tires and the AC before I drove it off the lot... Well go figure they knew I would TRUST them and sure as sh** when I drove it off the lot NOTHING was repaired! Ive spent well over $2000 getting this car in working conditions again. The finance company just called as well to let me know I was LATE on my payments. When I spoke to Johnny, I requested the 15th for the payment date and looky there, AGAIN! Ive been paying $30 more toward interest because my payment is LATE because they requested a pay date of the 10th!!! Way to take care of the people putting money in your pocket!! Johnny, Alejandro and Eddie all have my number and there has been 0 follow up on my vehicle. Never again!

Alex b. | 2014-08-14

Vary good place to buys a car Edward and marshal are very friendly and helpful.

I bought a 2008 mbz s550 from Edward and love the way the car runs drives and feels.

The sales men are a bit creepy looking but very nice.

Jonny speaks better English then Alex but looks like a supper creepy used car salesman. (Still and nice guy). I will be referring all my friend and family to them.

Victoria Y. | 2014-08-13

I Bought My Car Here cash in February...They Didn't Even Clean The Car For Me. It was really dirty, they kept telling me to call tomorrow to see if they were busy. I was back and forth with them for about 2 weeks. Finally I told them I wasnt waiting any longer, and he said "ok bring it tomorrow" he said he will have a loaner car so that I was able to pick up my kids from school. I live in escondido and when I got there, he said he was out of loaner cars. I told him to forget it and had to pay for the detail out of my pocket somewhere else. Also 6 months later I still have no title. I've been calling and calling and all they can say is call tomorrow. Very unprofessional company. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.

Rebecca A. | 2014-08-11

Painless experience.  Honest & got straight to the point.  No back & forth on the price.  Couldn't be happier & love love love the car!  Will be back!!

Marina G. | 2014-06-04

I found century auto on Craigslist, went to check their website, they have good selection of cars and good prices. I was able to apply for a Credit Online, got approved (even with fine challenges I have with my  credit) I made an appointment and was very happy with the Service I got. they actually had more cars on the lot itself. I was able to drive off in my new (preowned) car. I also got the warranty, and all that for affordable payment and now I am on my way to rebuild my credit. I would recommend Century to all my friends.

Jason B. | 2014-03-31

Go and check these guys out.  Great, affordable inventory.

Alexis B. | 2014-02-01

I got a car from here. Johnny was nice and made feel at home. But I quick realized it his job as a car salesman. And he is good at it. First my horn when out. My Horn!!!!! Who has ever heard of that. So I took it to my mom's mechanic to check it out. Timing belt and water. So I took the car back to century auto to fix the problem. My horn to this day still doesnt work. And I just got done spending almost 1000 to fix the issue. Century auto's mechanic left a nail in the timing belt case and it cause a leak inside of it. Just make sure to have a REAL mechanic check out the car and fix it during your warranty.

Nadine A. | 2014-01-04

The best car buying experience I've had so far. They had the car we wanted to test drive ready for us when we got there. They aren't high pressure sales people like most of these other dealers out there, just attentive and informative. The paperwork process went smoothly and huge help. If you want a no hassle car buying experience.I will recommend Century Auto Group to anyone who is looking for a good quality car with no hassle. I am truly happy I ran into this people.  He made me feel very special throughout our visits.

Irina B. | 2013-12-21

The Best financing options , they really Can approve Anyone !!!! I have been into 3 dealerships was promised to be financed in every single one but only Century Auto Group actually got me approved . I am enjoying my car and every happy with service and selection of cars they have . I will recommend them to everyone  !!!

Murad D. | 2013-10-07

i understand when dealing with used, preowned vehicles, with this one coming out of bankruptsy, and all other obstacles, i was able to drive the car i wanted, so if you lookiing for new vehicle, and credit not the one everyone welcomes you for, this is the place to deal with. Edward thanks for your all great efforts

Vikkostya V. | 2013-06-11

I needed a daily commuter that is good on gas so I went to check this place out. I really liked that nobody really pushed and allowed me to look at the cars at my own pace. I'm pretty savvy with cars so I was able to inspect the car pretty thoroughly at the spot which turned out to be in a very good shape for the car of that age. The price was right at the point with what I was looking for and I felt like the people were the nicest people out of the dealerships I've been too. I also met the owner who came out and made sure I was satisfied with the purchase.

Eric P. | 2013-05-14

I got my 4 cylinder fuel efficient vehicle  from these guys, 3 months after still runs without a problem, obviously not all cars are created equal but the guys inside the little house are honest they even mentioned that my car was just brought in and needed an oil change. They asked me to wait, but i urgently needed the car so I bought it from the lot same day and took care of the oil change myself.

No regrets, good friendly guys!

Gregory P. | 2013-03-29

The whole of my experience was a little bit of a bumpy one and for a car purchased at the very end of January it's still not complete. Now I continue to wait on registration that is up for renewal in May. The sales transaction was smooth. I love my car and Edward was and continues to be very helpful. If everyone who worked over at Century had a little more ownership over their actions and treated the business they work in and their customers with just an ounce more respect, the way Edward does I feel as though this dealership could be at the top of their game.

Milique M. | 2013-02-22

Since my last encounter with Century Auto Group early in the month of February, I have received a call from one of the people in Sales. He tried to make amends to the situation that happened, and offered any assistance to me. I told him I may buy from a private seller. I commend the fact that these dealers actually care. Although the dealers at Century Auto Group are really nice and they don't pressure you at all, I don't like getting conflicting stories about a car I'm about to purchase. I'd rather trust a auto repair shop that has a BBB Accreditation, and also a very high Yelp rating, than the word of a auto dealer with nothing to prove. I asked to fix a issue with the car I wanted, and it was not fixed. My trust felt somewhat tarnished at that point afterward. The dealers at Century Auto Group are not the typical sleazy auto dealer, I think these people are to the contrary of that. The used car business is a business that has been terribly corrupted and these people are one of the few that don't fall into that category. I already mentioned to one of the gentlemen that I may do business with Century in the future, but I still recommend to have the vehicle inspected before making a final purchase.

Vic H. | 2012-11-03

horrible experience..bought a car from them ..had it 12days !!! went back to the mechanic 5 times,missed 2 days of work !! The guy johhny or something like tha was rude to my girlfriend,told her to bring the car back if she couldn't comply ,we both work had no time to go get a a binder ,i thought that was there job!! the only upside the owner returned my down payment !! thank goodness!!!

Mary E. | 2012-08-02

We searched for weeks for a used Ford Explorer 4x4  for our daughter who is moving to CO for college. We found what we thought was the perfect one at Century until we tried out the 4wheel drive, it didnt work! We left and told the sales guy, "if the 4x worked we would buy it" Edward called us the NEXT DAY and said they would fix it, and honor the same price. Sure enough, they fixed it and we bought it!
We then found a small leak as we were prepping it for the drive to CO. We ook the car back, they fixed it in a day, and we are off! They didn't even charge us for any of the repair and the warranty stAtes we are responsible for 50%. Very honest, nice people. We will def buy from them again should we have the need.

Javier T. | 2012-04-16

I'm on my 2nd vehicle from Century Auto Group & I must say if your on a budget or dealing with little or no credit , check this place out. Nice vehicles under $5,000 & they'll get you approve.

Natalia B. | 2011-11-03

I called them Monday afternoon and Saturday morning (which was 5 days after) I got my awesome Toyota 2009 with all the papers and stuff. It took him less than a week to get me a car of my dream, which I've been using for 6 months now. The car is almost perfect, exactly what I wanted. I also would like to mention that I got declined in 4 different banks (BofA, Wells Fargo, Navy Federal Credit Union and California Coast Credit Union) with a 25% down payment. However, Edward advised me of a bank, that approved my application in less than 24 hours! He made my search for an auto loan as well as a car search as simple as possible. That is one and the only place I will go for my next car! Awesome! Very helpful, quick, experienced staff. Thank you again for everything you guys did for us!

Jose A. | 2011-06-13

I had a previous review and I don't know why it was deleted. For me, I had a very good buying experience with them. They are professional and honest. I bought honda accord 3 months ago and so far so good.
Although i bought a car " as is", but they still help me with some minor problems i found out.(e.g. alignment, brakes and lights). Edward even help me find a better rates of a financing company. I'm so sorry to read the review of Judith.

Jay J. | 2011-03-12

This place is  the best spot to purchase an automobile. The owners are very professional and make it as seamless as possible when buying a car or truck. I purchased a 2004 Malibu Classic and love it! They handle the DMV registration as well as setting up insurance. The insurance company they use is very good too. I recommend Century Auto Group to anyone in the market for a used car/truck/etc.

OneSlyGuy G. | 2010-11-02

I love my "new" used DeVille I just bought from these guys. It is in mint condition and the price was unbelievably low. Since the price was so low, I was able to buy it for cash. But they also work with bad credit financing. From my own experience and by watching him helping out other customers as I was waiting, Edward makes sure his customers are completely satisfied. Highly recommend to check out Century Auto Group to anyone looking for a deal on a used car in SD.

violeta a. | 2010-06-04

I can say that i am completely satisfied with my purchase from century auto. i search Craigslist over and over trying to find reliable and affordable car for my teenage son.When i came across ads that were posted by Century auto group it got my attention many cars were clearly marked way under $5000 which was my budget.I called them up i asked about few vehicles if they were salvaged and gentleman by the name Edward right away assured me that none of their cars are salvaged matter fact he told me that they all had Carfax reports and were inspected by their in house mechanic.When i arrived sure enough they had large selection and cars were very nice and priced way below ,compare to other lots i shopped.To make my story short i got 04 Hyundai  Elantra from them and we are very happy with our purchase and would buy from them again and again  and not would be scared to refer my family or friends to them.Good job guys and good luck to your business.