Discovery Auto Sales in Austin, TX


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Specialties

We are your friendly car dealer that is willing to go above and beyond for our customers. Our used cars are inspected, repaired using the highest quality parts and we offer extended warranties.  Looking for a specific make and model? We will work with you to find your used car.

Credit problems, no credit or need a low payment, we can help! At our car dealership, we have a wide selection of quality cars for sale under $10,000! Browse our inventory online today!

Discovery Auto Sales


Dealer Info:


Phone(s):(512) 804-0600
Address:8100 N IH 35, Austin, TX, 78753
  • Monday: 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Thursday: 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Friday: 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Saturday: 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Sunday: Closed

Dealer Info:


Phone(s):(512) 804-0600
Address:6320 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX, 78752
  • 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: Closed

Reviews on Discovery Auto Sales

 
Samir B. | 2015-04-23

I have purchased 3  cars from this  dealership. Julian was exceptional in professionalism, helpfulness, and overall attitude. I look forward to working with him for future car purchases.

They also worked on my rear window that was getting jammed. Great service as well

 
Aurora V. | 2015-04-23

I wish I could give 0 stars to this "business". Even if your credit is bad and you dont see how else you could get a car - there are more reputable places than this! Believe me, I have a credit score in the low 500s and managed to finance a newer vehicle at a reasonable rate and apr. Anyway, the dealership itself will sell you vehicles that aren't mechanically sound. My friend purchased a vehicle from these folks and within the first week there were issues (the dashboard didn't light up at night, low 4wd on the truck being stuck) all of which my friend brought to their service departments attention. And what does the sketchy service dept do? Promise to fix and never deliver. How does it take 4 months to order one part and then 3 months of looking at the same issue and never fixing it? The vehicle hasn't been drivable or safe since 2/2015 - the vehicle was financed in 12/14. Yes they promise to put you in a vehicle even WITHOUT A LICENSE but good luck with any vehicles from this place. Seriously. STAY AWAY SAVE UP AND GO ELSEWHERE!!!!

 
Molly E. | 2015-01-29

I purchased my vehicle from the South Austin location, but this review will be for the entirely of the company.

This whole car buying process was a nightmare, after several disappointments, I ended up at Discovery, determined to purchase as my rental was due the next day and I was out of time. When I went to test drive the vehicle that I was interested in, I realized it was not a manual transmission as had been listed. When I queried the salesman, he assured me that yes it was. He seemed to fail to understand that unless it has a clutch, it's an automatic. Nonetheless, I drove it and decided to buy.

The vehicle in question had a list price of $11,000 or $8500 in cash. So yeah, if you have to finance, you're getting screwed big time. I ended up financing a vehicle because the salesman swore up and down to me that my auto loan would be reported to the three major credit bureaus. I was only at this dealership because I have shit credit and having a large down payment doesn't mean what it used to. Due to my financing, the salesman wouldn't barter at all. He wouldn't even knock $200 off for the key remote that the dealership had lost, so I ended up with a cheap after market key.

As a perk, they offered to top it off of freon for me. I'd just purchased a black car in July so it seemed like a good idea. I quickly realized that top off had been a ruse to hide the fact that the car needed a new AC compressor.  This was after I'd had to replace the windshield because what I thought was dirt, turned out to be deep scratches (my fault for not checking on that one,) but the AC had run fine during the test drive so that was a shock. After a trip to my trust VW mechanic, I was in need of the compressor and a $500 part to stop and oil leak. Discovery offered to let me bring it back into their shop, but considering the freon top off had left me a car charger short (yes, someone there stole my pink iPhone charger,) and VW's really are a different animal, I opted to pay my guys instead. I just got the vibe that Discovery would try and do the repair as cheaply as possible and honestly I didn't trust them to do it.

So having to put $2000 worth of work into a newly purchased car has taught me to always do a buyer's check with a trusted mechanic before signing any paperwork.

Now that it was running well, my goal was paying it off. I was able to pay down the loan quickly, within a couple of months and when the day came to pick up my title, I was beyond excited. Well at least I was until I confirmed with administrative people, that yes, this very quickly paid off debt would be on my credit report. Her reaction was genuine surprise, turns out they don't report at all, and the only credit I earned was if I wanted to purchase another vehicle there. The salesman had flat out lied to me. He told me what I wanted to hear so he could make an extremely overpriced sale.

I suppose this is all my fault for having such poor credit that I'm relegated to shopping at such as establishment, but I find it despicable that businesses prey on people with no other options. The staff here (with the except of the admin girls) are uninformed, incompetent, lazy, and will hit on you if they believe it warranted. There is no force on the planet that would persuade me to buy another vehicle from here.

Plus they use the really cheap paper stickers to put on the back and I still have the resin left over from mine because I can't get the damn stuff off.

 
David W. | 2013-11-16

These people need to work on their customer service skills. They can't keep track of their inventory and apparently don't care about selling cars. I have twice gone here to see cars that weren't on the lot and couldn't be found. Does anyone know anything here?

 
Elizabeth R. | 2013-08-12

The staff here is very friendly and has excellent customer service skills. They listened to what I was looking for and helped me the best the could. They were very honest with me and helped me find exactly what I was looking for. Its hard to find honest car salesman. Their north location is very close to my house,which helped out a lot too! I would definitely recommend them to a friend.

 
David H. | 2011-10-31

I'll be the first to buck the trend and give Discovery a great review. My old car recently had a rather sudden and dramatic transmission failure, and I found myself quite unexpectedly in the market for a new car. I knew that I had a very strict budget, and I knew that I'd be looking for a used yet dependable car. How on earth do you find the mythical dependable used car? Lots of research and time spent looking at cars.

There weren't many places that came up in my search that matched my budget and my requirements for dependability and safety. Discovery Auto Sales was that best of the small lots that I found in Austin. Their selection of cars was quite good, and they all looked to be in sound mechanical condition.

Julian was great. He let me take the car to my mechanic for a thorough inspection. My mechanic gave me a list of repairs that would be needed. The repairs were very reasonable for a car with over 120k miles on it. I put down a down payment and took the car to a second mechanic (who has known the family for decades). He did the repairs and got the car in top condition (for a 7 year old car). When all's said and done, I'm very happy with the car that I purchased. Is it a brand new Ferrari? No. But it fit my budget and will get me down the road for a few years in relative comfort. Thanks Julian and Perla!

As a side note, I'd like to put it out there that buying a used car is a pretty risky business. You have no idea what condition the car is in. I'm sure that Julian buys these cars at auction just like all the other small dealers do. Folks, get a mechanic to spend the day going through a detailed inspection of any used car that you're going to buy. Hell, I had two mechanics at two different shops look at it, and Julian had no problems at all letting me take my time with the sale. If you're rushing to buy a used car, it's nobody's fault but your own if the car craps out on you in short order. It's your duty as a customer to know what you're getting yourself into.

 
Brandon C. | 2011-02-17

DO NOT BUY ANYTHING FROM THIS PLACE!!!!!

I ran into a vehicle situation where I needed a car quickly but I have terrible credit.  This place is close to my house and was willing to finance a car for me.  I looked at a clean looking vehicle on their lot and was pretty much deadset on buying it but I wanted to have it checked out, so I took the vehicle to Capital V Connections (see my review for them for more on that side of things).

Turns out the vehicle was a ticking time bomb whose counter was at 0:01.  The car was going to need more in repairs ASAP then they were asking for it.

I'd rather take the bus or hitchhike than ever do business with this place.