Columbia Motors in Portland, OR

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Columbia Motors is a family owned business offering used vehicles to all of our customers in the United States and to our neighbors in Canada, Mexico and Beyond.

Columbia Motors

Dealer Info:

Phone(s):(503) 254-6767
Address:10820 SE Division St, Portland, OR, 97266
  • Monday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sunday: Closed

Reviews on Columbia Motors

John V. | 2015-03-23

We recently purchased a vehicle from Columbia Motors. We were assured by them that their mechanic would fully inspect and disclose all issues with the vehicle.

We purchased the unit and then took to the dealer for maintenance - we are now in for  nearly $3000  beyond our purchase price. CM told us we bought it as is and have no further obligations!

Stay away from this company - bad representation of the vehicle's condition and not willing to own up their lack of disclosure.

M S. | 2015-02-12

Ok I hate  writing reviews but have to say Mike in sales is one cool dude.. These guys are straight up and had no problems. I got what i wanted at a great price.. Thanks guys

Ammy D. | 2014-12-23

Had a great car shopping experience and great customer service by Larry. Would recommend to anyone looking for a car.

Austin W. | 2014-12-19

Maks and the whole team are truly welcoming and really knowledgable throughout the whole process of finding and buying a car. Maks even went above and beyond and is fixing a small issue that the car had on the company's dime. I wouldn't expect that from any dealer. I will definitely come back next time I'm in the market.

Christopher S. | 2014-12-01

Wow! Completely impressed! Great website So many awesome cars to choose from I can't decide. The lot was very clean and easy to find. Every person working here is friendly, helpful, and very knowledgeable.

Steve R. | 2014-09-08

Found what looked like a good deal.  VIN showed a salvage car that was in a wreck, not stated in the post. Shady.

Nathan V. | 2014-07-31

Nice low pressure shopping experience. Better used cars. All looked to be clean in excellent condition.

John F. | 2014-07-24

I bought a 2007 Subaru STI from these guys it is a salvage title I took a risk with this because its a used sports car and I live in CA so the car got here and seemed fine until I went to get it smoged...... long story short they sent me an entire exhaust system. these guys went above and beyond for me and really came through. I have had the car for almost a year now and other then scheduled maintenance its been running grate and I love it, these guys rock!

Fred B. | 2014-05-30

We recently purchased a 2013 Prius from Columbia Motors. It appeared to be in excellent condition, and the CarFax showed one owner (Hertz Rental) and a clean title. I asked if it had ever been in an accident, and they said that it had not. We agreed on what seemed a fair price, closed the deal (even though there was only one key fob, a major pain) and a few days later, took it to a local Toyota dealer to have an outstanding recall taken care of, and to determine why the windshield washer wasn't working properly. The dealer reported that the washer tank had been cracked in the accident! Uh oh.

Back to Maks, or salesman at Columbia Motors. To our surprise and relief, Maks worked with us to resolve the problem to our satisfaction! They determined that the accident had not been reported by Hertz because, according to Hertz, the damage was under the limit ($700) that required a report. Columbia regretted the situation, and offered to fix any problems with the car that stemmed from the accident. They also offered to provide an after-market, 3 year, 36,000 mile warranty to put our minds at rest about the unreported accident damage. We accepted the offer and took the wholesale value of the warranty as a rebate, in lieu of the policy.

All in all, we felt Columbia Motors did right by us under the circumstances. We still think they should have recognized the fact that the car had been damaged, even though Hertz attempted to hide the fact (Columbia Motors has a GREAT DEAL of experience with salvage title cars, and it's hard to believe they simply accepted the auctioned vehicle without a thorough inspection). Still, they could have told us that, after our purchase the vehicle and the problem was ours alone, caveat emptor, and sent us packing... many such lots would have done so. Instead they worked with us to make us satisfied customers, and that was much appreciated. I can't in good conscience give them 4 or 5 stars, since they should have known about the issue and been up-front with us about it. Nevertheless, they did the right and honorable thing after the problems surfaced. Thanks, Maks!

Ravi Teja T. | 2014-05-22

Be really careful. I have run VIN look-up in CARFAX check and found both the cars I am interested are bought in a salvage auction while the cars are been told to be clean and some of the maintenance documents are available. I would not even look at any car that is sold by them not worth the risk, they are not honest.

Edward T. | 2014-05-04

Great place to buy a car, I've purchased both of my cars from from here and I'm glad I did.

Jeremy L. | 2014-05-01

Currently for a Landcruiser, and came across one on this dealer's lot. Contained the following description:

"ONE OWNER, 1999 Toyota Land Cruiser, in very, very good condition. It's a RARE find with ONLY 55K MILES. The previous owner has obviously taken care of this car and it shows! Runs and drives really well."…

In 30 seconds of research on this vehicle through it's VIN reveals that this vehicle was purchased from a salvage auction; photos show the complete rear of the truck decimated. Same VIN, mileage, color, etc- it's the same truck.

Draw your own conclusions, but I question whether a reputable dealer would ever repair a salvage vehicle and then pawn it off as being in excellent condition (and priced accordingly)- very questionable - be wary.

Meli N. | 2014-04-24

Had a pretty bad weekend, smashed the front end of my car on good Friday and needed to purchase a car by Tuesday. After scouring the listings for a car in my price range I found a 2005 Dodge Neon with 88,000 miles. I called on Monday and came in to test drive the car. I dealt with Maks who let me take it to the mechanic for a pre-purchase inspection right after the test drive. The inspection uncovered a minor potential problem and I renegotiated the price. We both walked away happy and Maks was kind enough to let me take the car home with only a partial payment due to my bank not approving the debit at that hour (thanks Columbia Credit Union) because I needed the car for an early morning shift the following day. Went back on Wednesday with the remaining payment. I love my new, old car :). Thanks Maks

Kenneth L. | 2014-04-12

I bought a 2011 Chevrolet 3500HD LTZ sight unseen.  a big very expensive risk.  I showed up and it was beautiful and everything I expected. Exactly as they described the vehicle.   The sales guy was MAKS, .  

It had a mechanical hiccup on my drive home...  UGH & GULP!!!  I figured I was in for big trouble.  I limped to my local Chevrolet delearship where they diagnosed and repaired the problem.  I contacted Maks.  They asked for the documentation and the dealership information and sent me a check for the repair costs.  What could have been a really ugly experience was a perfectly acceptable experience.  I would absolutely buy from them again.

Andrew H. | 2014-03-17

These guys are nothing but a waste of time. I went there on Saturday to test drive a 2002 Saab 9-5 Aero. At first they seemed friendly, but that changed quickly. Not only did the staff come off as confused and unable to find simple things like test drive forums or dealer plates, but that had no problems talking to other people while we were working on a price. Unprofessional. Then, I call back today for the car, and it's on a test drive. Totally ok. I was told that I had first dibs on the car as I saw it on Saturday, and they just showed up today they were to call me once the car came back to see if I wanted it. After no call for hours, I call back only to hear that it's being sold to the other guy. No phone call like promised, and I was told that what I was said earlier was not true. They are lazy, unintelligent, rude, disrespectful, liars. Just another fly-by-night car dealer run by idiots.

Maria K. | 2014-02-27

Maks was very helpful; he answered all of our questions and made our experience positive and one which we would recommend to friends and family. He was respectful and courteous throughout the process. We will be returning costumers with Columbia-Motors.

After working with Maks, we had the pleasure of working with Larry in finance. He was honest, sincere, and willing to work within our budget and comfort level. Larry was professional and friendly. He completed our experience with Columbia-Motors in a positive way.

Overall, I were impressed with the customer service we received at Columbia-Motors and would recommend this dealer to prospective buyers.

Andrey S. | 2014-02-25

Out of the many local dealerships within the Portland metro area, the staff at Columbia Motors have been the friendliest, most knowledgable and helpful when it comes to buying a used car. From my own experience I saw that they are truly dedicated to customer satisfaction!

I was looking for gas efficient sedan, something newer but affordable for a college student. At first the high class luxury vehicles and SUVs that are displayed on Columbia Motors' website had me worried, but after a pleasant phone call, the sales representative assured me he would let me know as soon as they come across something!

It wasn't too long before Maks got me behind the wheel of an 09 Ford Focus, with low gas mileage and the cheapest price around!

Being a used car, Maks made it very clear on the services it had undergone and the warranty options which were available for me. His level of honesty made this one of the most comforting purchase I have ever made!

It's been almost a year, and I have yet to report any problems with my ride! Very happy with my overall experience and would recommended this dealership to all my friends!

Thank you guys!

Courtney D. | 2014-02-05

Please skip this place and buy from a reputable dealer. I was sold a car that ended up having frame damage after I specifically asked if this car had frame damage, and was told "no." Seems like this place only sells cars that have damage and they have the cars fixed up themselves...pretty dangerous. Do yourself a favor and buy a new car that you can trust for your own safety. No need to waste time and money when making a large investment. I did get my money back and bought a brand new car :-)

Allie D. | 2014-01-04

At Columbia Motors my husband and I received outstanding service! These guys are defiantly genuine and patiently answered any questions we had. The team was professional and gave us our space in allowing us to choose our perfect car. With no doubt we would recommend Columbia Motors to family and friends.