Millennium Cars in San Diego, CA


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Specialties

Selling reliable used cars at a reasonable price since 1978.

History

Established in 1983.

Selling reliable used cars since 1983 and have been serving happy customers every since.

Millennium Cars


Dealer Info:


Phone(s):(858) 273-8001
Address:2730 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA, 92109
  • 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: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday: Closed

Reviews on Millennium Cars

 
Lauren S. | 2015-03-26

Called and arranged a time to meet with someone to look at a few different subaru's and after 30 minuets in traffic we get there and no one is around. We called and they said they'd be back in an hour. Obviously unprofessional and disrespectful, not the kind of place we would want to buy a car from.

 
David L. | 2015-03-22

Came down to test drive a Honda Accord. Ended up getting a great breakdown of my needs by Dean. We test drove 4 cars. Never thought I would leave with a Nissan. Thanks again for the time Dean. Definitely bringing my wife for her next car .

 
Sasha B. | 2014-10-01

i came the other day and it was soo busy due to the fine selection of cars this place has. but still none the less i still was greeted with a smile. all my questions were answered. this place is great. i bought a truck, and i love my truck! thanks for the help fellas.. i will deff come back and buy all my cars from here.

 
Mark M. | 2014-07-03

The best customer service and best price,I love my car. Thanks guys for being so honest and helpful .

 
Ray H. | 2013-10-16

Everything Alex said is pretty much spot on.  Went in to look at a 01-03 BMW M3 last year around November.  The lot was cramped and getting in to the car was difficult because of the close proximity they had the cars to one another but I temporarily ignored that thinking I would get better service usually befitting of a small, privately owned place.  At first, everything was fine.  Didn't really mind that no one came out because I was excited and walked in myself.  Asked about the car and Bill, the friendly older guy let me test drive it.  I loved it and wanted to get it.  Upon walking back in I was offered some cold water.  Nice touch.  I asked how they'd accept payment and Bill advised that the best way was to get a check from a credit union.  I decided to try this and told him to hold the car because I would be back the next day.  No problem there.  Here's where things went downhill.  I have a perfect credit score and for some reason none of the credit unions would offer anything above $10,000.  The asking price for the car was $16,500, pretty high for an M3 that had about 110,000 miles on it.  Additionally, this was not my first car purchase.  In 2007 I had bought a VW GTI for $27,000.  The loan for that had been approved WITHOUT a co-signer and I was only 22, and that was with a 7% interest rate.  So why the credit unions wouldn't help was beyond me.  Their excuse was that the car was over 10 years old so getting financing for that would be difficult.  (Whatever, I think it's a pretty dumb reason because that's like saying the credit rating doesn't matter anymore).   Anyways, while trying other places I get a call from an unknown number and it turns out to be the owner of Millenium Autos.  He tried to ask me if I was interested in the car, (as if I hadn't already made that clear) and said yes of course, but his accusatory tone of voice made it clear that my words were falling on deaf ears.  Then, he proceeded to say that they wouldn't be able to hold the car if I'm not interested which didn't make sense to me because I had put down a $500 deposit.  I felt threatened.  Then I began to realize that someone must have told him that I was a younger customer and that could have been the only reason he called.  At that point, I started to get a bad feeling about the place, and no longer trusted Bill, who at first made it seem that he was willing to work with me especially because he had mentioned that he used to own a Cadillac dealer in his younger years.  I had the distinct feeling that they would not be selling me this car.  When I returned the next day and explained my predicament to Bill, he didn't seem to care much and took a completely different approach to me than he did the previous day.  Additionally, the owner was there with his smug-looking son, Aydin.  I didn't think much of it at first.  It was the type of car salesman attitude where "if you don't have money in hand, I'm going to do my best to get you out of here".  Which was insulting to say the least because I was now 27 and this would be my SECOND car.  It's also ironic because in an age where most large dealers do their best to get you in a car here I was  barely being given a chance.  I realized that whatever dealership he used to own must have turned a blind eye to anyone under the age of 30.  I asked if they could do financing and he said that they can't do better than the credit unions.  Throughout this process, the owner tried to interject several times, again asking if I was still interested and asking for the check, adding that "If you don't have the money, there's nothing we can do."  I got the impression that this was one of his often used stances to get people out that wouldn't provide him with a sure sale and realized that he really didn't care either way.  They both treated me like I was some poor college student who really couldn't afford the car.  Furious, I ended up leaving and a friend told me about Pentagon Federal Credit Union, a very lenient bank that ended up giving me $35,000 for a 2010 Audi S4 in pristine condition with 39,000 miles, certified pre-owned on AutoTrader at Commonwealth Audi.  I went to look at it in Santa Ana and brought it home the next day.  Ironic how I "can't afford" a $16,000 car, but I can afford a much better (specification-wise) $35,000 car.  Bravo on losing a potential customer Millenium Autos.  In the end, I still won.

 
Alex L. | 2013-05-27

I saw they had a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X for sale so I went to go check it out. When I arrived I drove around trying to figure out where to park so I called and they told me to just pull in and park right next to the cars for sale... I got out and no one approached me even I just spoke to them on the phone. I stood around for a few minutes then finally Jay approached me and I told him I was here to look at the Evolution. Then he said " OK let me get the keys." I waited and then another (younger) guy brought me the keys and said "go ahead and look at it and do what you need to do" and then walked away.  I could barely get into the car because of how close they had their cars next to each other in the lot. I then went inside and waited again... Then the younger guy came after talking on the phone outside (so it probably wasn't business). I asked for the carfax and then went through it by myself. After I was done Jay came in and asked me to move my car because where they told me to park, it was blocking another customer. So I moved my car and then went back inside (my dumb idea.) After I went over the carfax more the younger guy told me to talk to Jay when I am ready. So I went over and started to talk to him about the car. I asked him what he could do to the price and he then told me the listing price. I then asked again telling him that $28,950 is high for a 2010 because for example a 2012 with less miles is going to 29999 and the 2013's are listed at 33,XXX and the 2008's are listed at 22,XXX. So I told him I want to be in the low 20's because the car was completely base; no SSS package (Spoiler, Rockford Fosgate speakers, keyless entry.) He then said he can't do that so I then asked again what could he do. Then he said something I couldn't believe. He said he would have to talk to his boss and see what they could do. So I asked "when does he come in?" Jay responded saying "He doesn't, I just call him." WOW I knew it was a used car lot but this amazed me. So I left and lost 30 minutes of my day.

2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X GSR w/24000 miles: Edumunds:23,836
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I understand that they are trying to make money but this place was very unprofessional. I also felt like Jay was assuming that because I am young (21 years old) that I can't afford the car and I that I just want to take it for a test drive.

So if you are planning on coming to this lot just make sure that you don't care about customer service or how professional they are.

 
Cole B. | 2012-06-21

My experience at Millennium Cars was awesome. Jay was nothing but helpful. I bought a 2000 Lincoln Continental with only 55,000 miles on it! Super clean! They were willing to hold the car for a day for me. Jay even picked me up at the train station and gave me a ride to their dealership. Paid cash with no problems at all. This was my first time buying my own car, as I am only 23 years old, and Jay went out of his way to be cool and make sure I was comfortable. I'd definitely recommend Millennium Cars to anyone looking for a quality car at a VERY fair price. There is no pressure here, just good people. Thanks Jay!

 
Chris K. | 2009-03-25

I got a great vibe from this place. Nice, tidy, small lot just off of Mission on Garnett on the right side.

They put a soccer mom van in the Trader for a really attractive price. I show up and the window has a price $2k higher and a mirror hanger saying manager's special and that's $1k off the window price.

I went inside to talk to the sales guy, I mention the van, and he straight up says "the one for (ad price) from the Trader?" eee-yup that's the one.

Honestly, it was the crummiest car on the lot. And people can't believe the great condition of my new buy. Great paint, everything works, and they even came down a little on the price. They've got a bunch of newer shiny more costly cars on their lot. If something only a couple years used is on your shopping list, stop in and see what they've got.

Bill from there is old school and a no BS guy.