Military Auto Center in San Diego, CA

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Car Dealer, Retail & Wholesale Dealer, In-house DMV Registry, Vehicle Verification, Notary Public, Insurance Broker, Motorcycle Dealer


Established in 2001.

Our mission is to provide a transparent auto buying experience to Veterans, Active Duty, their Family and Friends. We do our best to locate vehicles with the lowest pricing available on used & new cars. We provide no-hassle sales negotiations and finance consulting, plus a variety of other services to help make your car shopping an easy, pleasurable experience.

Military Auto Center

Dealer Info:

Phone(s):(858) 831-7887
Address:9323 Activity Rd, San Diego, CA, 92126
  • Monday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thursday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Friday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Reviews on Military Auto Center

Marie E. | 2015-04-18

I'm constantly on the move because of my job and never really saw the need to get a vehicle. After spending tons of money of public transport and cabs I figured it was about time to get my first vehicle. I don't know the first thing about cars and honestly was sketched out about most used car salespeople. I found military auto center though yelp and decided to take a visit since I was in the area.

It was literally a one stop shop. I walked in and took a look at a car I thought I wanted and rather than try to sell me on a high maintenance sports car, Rob asked me if I minded taking a look at something that he thought was more my fit. He took me over to a Nissan Versa and explained its features, noting it fit my character and what I was looking for. I took one test drive and fell in love.

The whole process was a bit foreign to me and there were a few roadbumps I really wasn't sure I would overcome, but Doug, Rob and the whole team over at military auto center made sure I got to drive off the lot with the car I wanted and could afford.

I seriously can't thank them enough for their help. They made the paperwork really easy and pointed me out to a good insurance company that could provide me a pretty good rate. Before I drove off Doug made sure everything with the vehicle was to my liking. He gave me new floor mats and after I mentioned my valve caps were missing he replaced them and asked if there were any other concerns. After we shook hands and exchanged thanks, Doug asked about how much gas I had. I showed him and it was near empty so before I drove off he had one of the other employees fill it up for me.

I waited in the office and played with his adorable dog pancake and then I was off with a full tank of gas. I drove off the lot and haven't been happier with a big purchase and the car is absolutely perfect.

I would definitely recommend this business for anyone who doesn't want all the shadiness of auto salesman who have to fill a quota. These guys care and are realistic about what service members can afford and what they need out here. So thanks military auto center for making this process super easy.

Willy E. | 2014-09-11

I've purchased a half dozen cars in my lifetime and this was far and away the very best experience.

I saw a Yukon XL advertised online - I called Rob and brought my family down to see the car on a Sunday.  Rob was a straight shooter, the car was perfect, he gave me a great price and even had the front bumper repainted, which I hadn't asked for.

Now that I own the car, the dealer is obviously free and clear of it, but being a true pro, Rob made it clear that if I have any issues, to not hesitate to call him.  

I have no idea how big this dealer's stock is, but when it comes time to buy again, I will call Military Auto.

Rob R. | 2014-08-11

I decided it was time to sell my truck, but I did not want to advertise it on other websites primarily because I don't want strangers coming to my house. Plus if I was to sell it you have to worry about checks clearing, or any hostile negotiations. I put off selling for months when my wife told me that our bank has a service to sell our vehicle for us. I logged on to my account and began the process, which took about 10 minutes. I had to describe the vehicles condition which I did in detail, next step was to upload  at least 8 pictures. In a few hours the bank sent me an offer from the highest bidder, which was Military Auto Center. I accepted the tentative offer because of course they are going to check out the vehicle to insure I provided an honest assessment of the vehicles condition. I was truly expecting to haggle as they would attempt to lower their original offer. So I get there and was greeted by nice and professional staff, they asked for the keys and looked over the vehicle a 100%; then they asked me to come to the back. I took a second to prepare for the haggling to begin. To my surprise they said the vehicle is exactly how I described and they paid the full amount they offered prior to seeing it. I was very surprised and relieved, they were professional, courteous and very timely, within 10 minutes I was walking out the door with the check in my hand.

Totally impressed and will do business there again.

This is not your typical used car dealership.....

Van T. | 2014-01-16

Well it can only go so far until perfection reveals it's flaws.  I finally got a real good look at my undercarriage after a trusty mechanic asked me if I was from the East Coast.  Looking at my puzzled face, he explained that guessing from the amount of rust and patterns from the undercarriage the previous owner had driven around in snowy areas.  

The bolts that held the undercarriage were so rusted, he said if he were to try and even remove the bolts, they would break.

I bought the car just less than a year ago, and I just received a letter in the mail stating that my warranty has expired already.  Uh what? I overpaid on this car to keep its warranty only for them to mail me a letter to suddenly notify me it has expired?

Not only that, but when I first bought this car, I had complained about a missing windshield nozzle and a faulty tire pressure sensor and they dragged their feet on the issue after promising to resolve the issues.  One thing is for certain.  I won't ever buy a used car without bringing my mechanic with me.  Another thing is certain.  This dealership is to as trustworthy as I initially presumed.  

I am looking into legal action and will update this accordingl