Affordable Auto Wholesale in Portland, OR


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Specialties

Over the last 15+ years we have been helping Portland used car shoppers find the right pre-owned vehicle for them. We have great financing for anyone the law allows, And cash buyers love our Super Low Discounted Cash Prices!

History

Established in 1996.

We are a family run dealership. We pride ourselves on customer satisfaction. We have sold over 24,000 vehilces since we opened.
We are dedicated to helping people just like you get into the vehicles you need and want. Whether it is your first car, your mid life crisis car, or you just need something to fit the needs of your everyday life, we are here to help. We are a well established dealerships with many rescouces to get you the lowest interest rates. We also have a new IN-HOUSE/ Buy Here Pay Here program that is quick and easy.

Affordable Auto Wholesale


Dealer Info:


Phone(s):(503) 771-8853
Address:4721 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR, 97266
  • Monday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sunday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Reviews on Affordable Auto Wholesale

 
x o nica x o. | 2014-12-18

Had a great experience buying a used 2001 Subaru Outback. I've never bought a car from a dealer before and it was a surprisingly not shady experience.
We're leaving with a car that we feel good about, one owner, low miles and super low interest rate AND we got a decent trade in price for my old car.
I expected to leave feeling had but instead I feel relieved that we have a reliable car!

 
Jeremy H. | 2014-09-17

Trash nothing but trash! Don't believe a word they have to say. Don't believe any of them they are all snakes. Our company had our van totaled we had 2,000 bucks and we support people with disabilities. We talked to them and explained we didn't need anything fancy. And that we just needed a reliable van. The owners wife told us we don't sell pieces of shit and said her husband stood by their sale of this van to is. Liars! Thieves! Please take your money elsewhere. They do not deserve a dime.

 
Nathan V. | 2014-07-24

Just went and browsed their lot. I have to tell you, if you go be prepared to deal with some very pushy hard-sell salesmen. Of all the lots on 82nd Ave. this one seems to be  the old high-pressure variety. They try to make it sound as if every car is just flying off the lot, and you got to have all your cash ready to go because they don't hold cars, and it's a very rushed process. Their stock is kind of sketchy. Additionally they don't talk about price cuts. It was kind of hilarious I was looking at a Honda with a pretty messed up paint job. Even though salesman admitted he didn't notice the paint issue upon pricing he admitted it was major but still refused to talk down price. He also insisted that all the  strangeness and noises coming from the transmission were my doing because I didn't know how to drive a stick. Tip: try not to insult your customers, they probably know more about the cars than you do.

 
Erin P. | 2014-04-09

At Affordable Auto Wholesale I was lied to, put in a dangerous vehicle, and then treated horribly by staff. I made the mistake of looking at a 1996 Dodge Stratus and wanting the car after a test drive at "Affordable Auto Wholesale". On Mon the 1/21/13 I was told the car would only be held for me if I made the decision to buy the car and put the first $400 down. When I came to pick up the car on Wed 1/23/13, I asked to take the car to a mechanic before I bought the rest of it. My mechanic (a trusted family friend) told me that the car was a total loss and nowhere even near safe to drive. Oh buddy he was right, because as soon as I left the mechanic to return the car to the lot... it died right there on 82nd in the middle of traffic. Thank god I was able to get it running after sitting there for 10 minutes. I went back to the dealership shaken and was then called a liar even after I provided paper work from my mechanic (whom he also called a liar). I demanded my $400 back and refused to leave til I had received it. Only after treating me horribly, raising his voice, and insulting me did he give me HALF of my payment. Leaving without the other half is the last mistake I'll ever make with "Affordable Auto Wholesale" and I will be taking them to court.

Update: The report I had made to "The Oregon Department of Justice" was looked into and they paid "Affordable Auto Wholesale" a little visit. After a few more cases of not sending the "enclosed" return I finally got my deposit back. Check out the awesome hand written letter Affordable Auto wrote in response.

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Oh, you can't read their chicken-scratch, here I typed it up...

She put down money on a 1995 car That we just got out of the shop for major engine repair. Repair finished we offered it for sale. She went to leave money down and we told Her on by the condition that She knew she wanted it and we would take money and hold it for her as there were other calls and customers wanting to buy it. half way through the hold period she said she wanted a mech inspection, we said OK. Her mechanic Lied to her about Cost and Condition. the repairs needed were minor. (Next page. OVER.) But he made Them sound major and Overquoted her by about 10 times actual repair cost. I was going to give her her money back but she was so mean and accusing That I only gave her half because we had held the vehicle for half the agreed time before she changed her mind. I am enclosing $200.00 with the request that she get some advice from someone knowledgeable to tell her about how mechanics work.

If that's not enough to turn you away from these guys they're BBB rating is an F with 18 other complaints just like mine.

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I wouldn't trust anything they say or sell here.

 
Eboni L. | 2014-03-24

Today my husband and I went into affordable auto looking to find something reliable and affordable to suit our family and travel needs . Upon arrival we were greeted right away and after telling Joe what we were looking for he helped us find the perfect car for our family. The amount of professionalism and knowledge they had was awesome and I recommend affordable auto to anyone who is looking for a great deal  and honest prices.

 
Nellie M. | 2014-03-01

We bought a 2003 Subaru Outback, with the assistance of Joe who is also the finance manager. Joe was not pushy, he was honest and had a genuine willingness to help.

My husband and I were first time buyers. I have a score in the 600s, and my husband had new credit entirely. Joe helped us get a reasonable loan through our credit union at Twin Star.

He gave us exactly what we asked in trade-in value for our older car. Whether it was actually worth that much or not, I don't really know.

We paid almost the same as what Kelley Blue Book recommended for retail value on the Subaru. The car was clean. We had to invest into a car fax on our own time, but its history proved to be so clean that it actually brought up the value of the car!

My only complaint was the folks were very vocal in complaining about one another. I found that to be unprofessional. Some folks were unhappy that Joe allowed us to go at the pace we wanted, but we appreciated it . We are so happy. Thank you, Affordable Auto. We tried everything as first time buyers. Thank you for believing in us!

 
Robert V. | 2013-09-22

We bought a 1994 Mazda 626.  Our experience was good, we arrived at the lot and there was little pressure.  Our sales rep was Victor, he chatted with us to get a feeling for what we were looking for in price range and type (MPG).  He explained first about what we would see in the lot in regards to titles, specifically a clean title or a reconstructed title to make sure we were clear and to explain how it impacted the pricing.

Victor let us know that all the keys were in the cars and that we could start them up, open the hood, the trunk, etc...  He then went to print off a list of cars in our price range.   Upon return, he showed us only a few cars that were slightly above our mentioned range to get a feel for what was out there, but his focus was on our financial and style preferences.

Molly then took us for a test drive, that was smooth and she offered time for my wife to drive the vehicle as well. The car had two bulbs out that they replaced before we left. Paperwork signing was smooth, we paid cash, they said check worked good so that there was not a Debit / Visa % charge.

The people here did not ignore anyone in our group, our daughter was present and they shook hands and introduced themselves as well.  A good touch.

This is a used car lot with a good selection of cars that look fine as is, and cars that need attention. They are not trying to paint a rosy picture of the process.

They also have $25 gas cards... just ask how you get them!  No spoilers here.

 
Kunon P. | 2013-03-23

Just bought a used car from affordable auto wholesale. the salesman and finance people were nice, and I left with a 2003 Chrysler 300. At the very least check it out while you're car shopping on 82nd.

 
Dale H. | 2011-02-19

As a car lot, these salespeople are worse than some others I have dealt with. Lying and NO customer service seem to be the norm.

 
Madelyn A. | 2011-01-18

I bought a car here 3 weeks ago.  Initially I was pleased with my purchase and wrote a good review on citysearch within a couple days of my purchase.  Within a week of buying the car one of the coil packs on my catalytic converter went bad, which turned my catalytic converted glowing red from being so hot, the dealership replaced the coil pack that went bad.  I was very appreciative of this.  During that same day we noticed that one of the windows didn't work and also that there was water coming through the glove box.  My biggest concern was water coming through the glove box, thats never a good sign.  The dealership said they would fix it, again I was appreciative.  My husband knows a lot about cars and had researched what the problem was, so we told them specifically what was wrong with it, they said they would fix it.  They called me back and told me they fixed it... I asked "oh great, so you fixed the window and the water problem?" the lady who worked there said, "Yep, we fixed it the car is ready to be picked up".  I was SO relieved!  My husband picked up the car and took a look at it when he got home, water was still coming through the glove box, he even had to finish assembling the glove box since they didn't finish putting it back together, he also checked under the hood where the problem originated from (where we specifically told them needed to be fixed) and there were leaves and pine needles all over that area... it hadn't even been touched by their mechanic!  If they couldn't figure out the problem that is fine, but be honest and tell me that so I know that is still a problem that needs to be addressed, otherwise it could create more damage to our car and lead to bigger problems.  By the way, this wasn't just a little water here and there, the carpet was soaking wet.  So, I called back to tell them, the service manager got defensive and insisted that they weren't being dishonest when they said they fixed it.  She told me they looked at it and didn't see a leak so there was nothing that needed to be done.  Ok, whatever!  My husband ended up fixing it himself and didn't want them to touch it again.  But then, the cv joints started clicking so we called the dealership, they said they'd fix them.  When we picked the car up I asked if they fixed both sides (assuming they did because that's what needs to be done when a cv joint is bad).  She called the mechanic and he said he only did the right side, when he drove it around he only noticed the right side making noise.  If he had actually LOOKED at them, he would have noticed both were damaged but the right side just made more noise, the left side was CRACKED, which means it's damaged and needs to be replaced too.  So, that was an additional day that we had to leave the car at the dealership.  The next day they called us and said it was ready, they finished the left side much quicker than they did the right side, so I don't know if it was rushed or what.  Neither of the cv joints make noise, but now the car shakes and vibrates really bad when the car is in idle when in drive.  My husband thinks their mechanic rushed it and either installed something wrong or damaged something else in the process.  We have already replaced 3 other coil packs, coolant temperature sensor and we're in the process of replacing the thermostat as well.  So far we have already gotten ourselves into $150 for just the parts alone, and now we have to deal with the shaking problem.  I honestly don't want their mechanic touching our car again, since last time he tried to fix something, he created a NEW problem....how does that happen!?  Most of the people I have dealt with at the dealership were very friendly, and the owner seems friendly too.  But when we found this car on their ad on craigslist it said it was in great condition and that it runs great, they didn't disclose any of these problems to us, so either they don't do a full inspection on their cars or they plan to give someone a car that they know is unsafe to drive and not worth the money.  I feel bad to write a review like this after they have attempted to make things right, I just think people should beware of some of the problems you may run into with this dealership.  I don't want them to attempt to fix anything else, I want to take my car to a mechanic who knows what they're doing.