Prudent Auto in Seattle, WA

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Prudent Auto

Dealer Info:

Phone(s):(206) 601-1620
Address:14000 Lake City Way NE, Seattle, WA, 98125
  • Monday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thursday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Saturday: 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Reviews on Prudent Auto

Aaron H. | 2015-01-31

The reviews about Toni are true, very nice and friendly salesperson to work with; he will go out of his way to get you in a car. As for the car that I bought from this lot however is a different story and I hate to write this review because my experience with this lot has been good up until this point. The car I got was clean inside and out and needed some repairs, which I knew about before buying.
1st off the brakes were shot, the pads were uneven and the caliper pins were bone dry when I took them off. This wasn't that bad of a fix but when I took it to a shop is when I found out that the valve cover gasket needs to be replaced. Again not that bad of a fix but the shop continued to tell me that the transmission, which was recently serviced, is going to go eventually.
From what the mechanic told me, a seal used somewhere between the engine and the transmission is not even a seal but actually some sort of compound that was used in place of the seal, which over time will deteriorate and get caught in the transmission somehow, causing it to fail.
To top off all of this, I am now starting to notice the faint cigarette smoke smell in the car. Again I hate to write this review but I am extremely disappointed at the way this vehicle turned out to truly be. Not to mention the fact that also the vehicle, according to KBB, was over the fair market value.

I guess the take away here should be get the car checked out by a mechanic before you buy so you don't have the same problem that I ran into.

Sercan G. | 2014-04-17

I found my car at Prudent Auto after searching many places in and around Seattle. Toni was very nice and helpful. He approached like a friend, I never felt like he tried to push the car to make a sale. I'd definitely suggest that you check their inventory before buying a car somewhere else.

Donna M. | 2013-09-16

Tony was wonderful to work with....accommodating and honest. We purchased a first car for our 16 year was our primary concern. When we found the car had an airbag repair that was needed, Tony agreed to use the repair shop we wanted.....and took care of the repair. We won't hesitate to purchase our cars from him, in the future!

J C. | 2013-02-12

I just joined yelp so I could write a 5-star review for Toni and his shop. I had a great experience with him buying a Mazda Protege. He was open and honest about some blemishes on the car, and didn't hide anything as we went around it. He even let me drive it to a nearby mechanic for a second opinion. The paperwork portion of the process was quick and easy and was all-in-all low pressure sales experience. I would definitely recommend Toni at Prudent Auto!

August W. | 2012-12-06

In a world populated by unscrupulous car dealers and obnoxious salespeople...

In the land of Lake City, where Bill Pierre tries to reign supreme...

Comes the tale of one couple's quest for an affordable used Mercedes-Benz sedan...

One man will stand above the rest with his understanding, his clarity, his scruples: Toni, owner of Prudent Autodeals.

No, really: Toni was fantastic.  We were dejectedly driving away from Bill Pierre Ford, where we had a cringeworthy experience with their accounting staff and some shady requests that I lie about my condition in order to get a loan, when I spotted what is now our beautiful Benz, a 2005 C230 Kompressor, sitting in the Prudent lot.  We immediately went in and our negotiations lasted less than 15 minutes.  Of course, the call to the loan people lasted much, much longer, and the whole time Toni patiently waited for us and provided us with every bit of information we needed.  We even got an extra key (he ordered us the fancy new one!) and some touch-up paint for the scratches in the deal, and we walked away with the car of our dreams at the price we wanted.  Toni and Prudent really put a smile on our faces and our butts back on the road.  We appreciate it!

Doug R. | 2012-03-29

Not sure what else you could ask for when buying a car so I have to give Prudent Auto 5-stars.  The owner of the dealership, Toni, is a really nice family guy and was honest and fair throughout the buying process.  I don't buy cars often, maybe once every 10-15 years and do so with some trepidation, but Toni was really easy to deal with and helped me out with some issues that I found on the car, and he sold me some extra car parts that I needed at a super great rate.  

I prefer to buy from a small, local dealership and I would buy my next car from Prudent in a heartbeat and would recommend him to my mom.  You can find their car offering on their website so if you are looking for a car give them a try.  

Sincerely, Doug