Blizzard Motors in Portland, OR


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Specialties

We specialize in fun. Our customers come all over to purchase a preowned BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Landrover, or other luxury cars.

Read our reviews and you will see why we are the best little car dealer in Portland

Winner of Oregon's Independent Dealer of the Year award.

History

Established in 1993.

Established in March 1993, Blizzard Motors LLC began life with only one car at a time working from our home.  Now some 20+ years later we pride ourselves in handling roughly only 30 cars at a time that indeed are handpicked by Doug Blizzard himself.  "We won't sell a vehicle to another client we wouldn't have for our own personal use" says Doug - an admitted "car nut" from birth.  "Having inventory is one thing, however providing a vehicle to a client they will have a good experience throughout their ownership will spawn a repeat and referral clientele for years to  come is the business model we have strived to accomplish for years now".  The high point of our career was winning the coveted "Quality Dealer of the Year" for the entire state of Oregon back in 2010.  "To be honored by this says a lot about you, your business, and your ethic as this is the only award given by your industry peers and previous clients and quantifies your efforts as recognizable" (Doug Blizzard).

Blizzard Motors


Dealer Info:


Phone(s):(503) 238-5510
Address:1604 E Burnside St, Portland, OR, 97214
  • 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 - 6:00 pm
  • Sunday: Closed

Reviews on Blizzard Motors

 
James R. | 2015-04-25

Got my first car here, a Subaru Baja Turbo. Couldn't be more happy with my purchase! Most friendly and personable car salesman I've ever dealt with. Doesn't breath down your neck and try to force a sale on you. Paperwork was quick and easy, ended up staying longer just talking about Muscle cars. I'd recommend this place to anyone.

 
Cody W. | 2015-03-10

I had the pleasure of buying a car from Doug this week, and I could not have been more pleased with the transaction. His expertise on the vehicle was amazing, and he was very friendly and easy going about us test driving it. He was generally interested in our lives and what we would use the car for.

The condition of the vehicles he had were superb. You can tell he is very selective about what he offers his clients. The car we ended up going with was a great price and was exactly what we were hoping for when we started this process.

We went to a few other dealers to see similar cars, and although they were alright, Blizzard was by far the best. Bad used car dealers can give the business a negative connotation. It's guys like Doug who make you realize that there are people who put customer service above all else. Our interaction with Doug was so great, we plan on referring him to our friends and using him for future car purchases.

If you're looking for a great quality used car, I can't recommend Blizzard Motors enough. Doug has our business for life.

 
Hope P. | 2015-01-27

From start to finish including test driving, trading in my vehicle and buying the car that I loved, Doug was just exceptional!  From our first meeting I knew he was just a great and trustworthy person.

He is extremely well read in the top notch imports he sells and in simple conversation was able to tell me at which thousand mile mark my car would need a timing belt - none of the "Let me check the service manual" business, he just knew.

If you want a great looking, well built import that drives as superbly as it looks, see Doug. I will definitely refer him to friends time and time again. He's just that incredible!

 
Audra N. | 2014-09-22

I had been looking for the perfect pre-owned X5 for weeks online, doing homework on each of the car dealerships.  Every search rendered horrible dealer reviews & I was getting discouraged.  I finally came across Blizzard Motors from an Auto Trader listing last month, and looked over those reviews.  With the exception of a single bad evaluation (a very poorly articulated one at that), all were glowing & many were repeat customers.  The photos of the X5 on the Blizzard website made it look too good to be true... I was skeptical, but sent the guy an email inquiry.  He responded very promptly and insisted I call when I had a chance - even if it were 9pm.  Once I spoke with Doug on the phone, he went over the car with a fine-tooth comb, and was completely honest about the very few cosmetic flaws on the car up-front (most of which he happily fixed for me).  Two days later, I made the 200 mile trek west to look at the car & was instantly sold.  

Not only is Doug's persona the opposite of your typical car salesman, he genuinely wants you to be happy & sell you another car down the road.  He's not looking for a quick sale on a lemon, he wants a contented, loyal customer base.  Doug allowed us to test-drive the car without him for "as long as we wanted", and once back, I signed in less than 10 minutes.  We spent more time prattling & laughing than on actual business.  

A few days later the car purchase, my fiancé & I were driving home rather late at night, about 30 miles from home, and the brake light came on.  I told Doug of this, as well as a finicky seatbelt sensor; he said to take it to a shop & he'd take care of it.  Despite the great sales service, part of me was doubting that he'd actually follow through on this, but he spoke with my local BMW dealer the following business day & he had indeed kept his word.    

If you are looking for a pristine, pre-owned luxury car & want to deal with an actual person, I would HIGHLY recommend Blizzard Motors.  There's no pretense, BS or pressure.  Outstanding service, hand-picked inventory & excellent follow-through.  Thanks, Doug!

 
Rain D. | 2014-08-24

Great place!  Found my new ride by complete accident in a sea of expensive looking cars. There was my car nice and shiny silver Ford Escort  yr2000. You could tell she was taking care of very well came with yellow envelope full of everything that the previous owner had done to her. Took it for a test drive fell in love within 5 minutes I believe we were out of there. Doug has awesome energy so happy that we had met him that day... Made my first car buying experience a wonderful memory. thank you so much!

 
Brian L. | 2014-08-20

I retired and the Midlife Crisis hit me and I decided to fix it with a Red Corvette. I looked  in my home state of Kalifornia but wasn't able to find the perfect ride until I came across Doug's Craigslist ad. I called and was impressed with Doug's demeanor and apparent honesty. He told me about the car including what was wrong with it and sent more pictures. We quickly agreed on price with new brakes and a new climate control unit with delivery to Bend. I arrived at my in-laws and a couple of days later Doug delivered my new baby. WOW the car was more than what I had hoped for. Everything Doug told me was true and then some.  I took the vette to the Chevy dealer for a check out and the service advisor said  WOW I like that car. Everyone in the dealership saw us come in and for some reason they felt I should buy a 2014, I said no I like my car. They had my car for over two hours and couldn't find anything wrong with it. Doug Blizzard is a top notch guy and I would not hesitate in buying another car from him or recommending him to family and friends. Thanks Doug this was a lot cheaper than a divorce and a new 20 something wife.

 
Mark P. | 2014-03-21

I spent 22 years in the automobile business and had they opportunity to meet a lot of fantastic people in the industry. That said, Doug is a standout.

I have had many B2B transaction with Doug Blizzard over the years and have observed a gentleman of high integrity, a deep concern for his customers and just an all around "do the right thing" business model.

He knows his customer base well and goes out of his way to select the inventory and as a hands on independent owner/operator his success is well earned.

Highly Recommended.

 
Joy C. | 2014-01-08

There are very few car salesman I trust. Doug Blizzard is the exception. We have purchased over 8 cars from Blizzard Motors. We will, I'm sure, be buying more from him in the future. We haven't purchased this many cars from him because they were "clunkers", on the contrary, we are "car-a-holics". We love cars. Especially, exotic sports cars. We believe that cars are tools and that each one serves a special purpose. Doug has always been honest and truthful with us. Because of the trust we've developed from doing years of business with Doug, we have become friends. Now, how many car salesmen can you say that about?

 
Robb B. | 2013-10-25

Walked in because I found a vehic I wanted!  Wow, Doug took me through the car like he was purchasing it himself!!!  Great business and comfortable too, as I received a followup call!!! Can you believe that!

Do yourself a favor - stay away from Freeman Moter "indoor showroom used Euro dealer in PDX"
You will be paying for that facility - in more ways that you can imagine!!

 
Bob M. | 2013-06-04

Pretty much ignorant, rude, cynical and frustrating (non) responses to questions about an internet-advertised vehicle.  Surprising based on (all three in three years) reviews on Yelp.

 
June P. | 2012-12-06

If there were an award for the best used car salesman in the world, Doug Blizzard would have my vote.  There is no one more deserving.  I recently had the opportunity to purchase a car from him.  Not only do I love the car, but I can say unequivocally it was the best car-buying experience of my life.  I saw an ad online for a car at Doug's dealership.  Given the distance away (I live in San Diego, CA) my husband and I bombarded Doug with many questions about the vehicle.  Doug patiently and thoroughly answered all of our questions.  He even went out in the rainstorm to inspect the car for scratches or dings (there weren't any).  At our request he shuttled the car over to a Lexus dealer so we could obtain a "second opinion" car inspection.  He offered us a "handshake" deal (promising not to sell it out from under us), and he kept his word.  He picked me up at the airport and treated me very kindly.  He is a man of integrity.  I highly recommend Doug Blizzard and Blizzard Motors.

 
Joel B. | 2010-05-23

I agree 100% with Frank... This was THE EASIEST vehicle purchase I have ever made.  The part that took the longest was me deciding to actually buy the car... everything else was easy and very quick.  Doug's attitude is refreshing and I can see doing business with him again in the future for sure!  Thanks Doug!

 
Frank O. | 2010-04-16

Doug makes car buying fun. He is easy to work with and wants you to be happy with your transaction. I can wholeheartedly recommend him to anybody who is in the market for a used car.