Tred in Seattle, WA

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Tred helps sell your car for max value with no effort. Get an instant cash offer and get a higher price by selling direct to the next driver.


Dealer Info:

Phone(s):(855) 795-8733
Address:1620 Broadway, Seattle, WA, 98122
  • 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: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sunday: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Reviews on Tred

John T. | 2014-10-21

I just got home from purchasing a car from Tred.  A few things to keep in mind with my review. One: car I was in the market for was a lot cheaper than what they usually sell/deal with based on their pictures. Two: the car I bought was owned by Tred and my experience was not their usual "test drive at home" type things. Three: The Seattle Auto show was going on and most of Tred's employees were down there as they had a booth and may have slowed down the buying process.

Day 1:  Car was listed on Craigslist, good price but was different 3 times, 2 in the ad and 1 on their actual website, I called anyway for the heck of it.  On the phone I arranged that day for a test drive, however would not tell me the price, they also don't deal in cash. He did tell me the tax rate and fee which was nice.  Not even knowing the real price of the car I headed down to Seattle. I met one of their employees for the test drive which went smoothly but very evident the man did not know much about the car's history, the previous owner, or what to look for in a test drive.  Surprisingly, he agreed easily to a price lower than advertised.  I told him to set up a Buyer's Inspection which he said they would take care of if I paid for it (understandable)

Day 2: Paid $100 for an Inspection, salesman missed the appointment because he "forgot the keys", promised to do it the next day. I ran an AutoCheck, Suprise! two car crashes, tell him to send me a CARFAX along with the inspection which he agrees but couldn't send it that day because he was at the Seattle Auto Show

Day 3: Never heard anything until the evening, he never ran the CARFAX and told me I could do it myself, I let him know that I did and made a new offer in light of it and if the inspection otherwise checks out, he agrees to it.  I get the inspection report emailed a lot later and the report was alarming, they had been driving the car around with extremely low transmission fluid (was not even read on the dipstick according to the report)  Also they took it to a mechanic not listed on the invoice Tred sent me, and only charged $50 for inspections when I paid for a $100 inspection elsewhere.

Day 4: Made a new offer due to the inspection report, I sensed their friendly sales posture had grown really thin as I was told to contact a different salesperson tomorrow.

Day 5: Contacted the newly referred to sales rep, they weren't informed of my new offer  and tried telling me driving a car without transmission fluid was fine because "it's just fluid" and then tried telling me that was not on the report.  After shooting them down on every turn they hung up and texted me arrangements to buy the car at my latest offer.  I bought my transmission fluid, got my check, and headed down. The process was simple after that, met them at their office, got to see a startup in the works, and made it home in one piece above all!

I am pretty much giving three stars because I'm fairly confident I got a good deal, but to get there?  Apart from the lack of a car lot and cubicles of salesmen, it wasn't any different from a dealership if you ask me. No you cannot buy a car based on a spin around the block like Tred thinks, it involves a lot more than that.  If you see a car you want and it's going through Tred, I don't see why not, but still be knowledgeable/prepared on checking out a used car and you will not have a problem with them!  As for Tred, I hope they learn from their experiences in order to create a car sales experience completely different and friendly like they aim to but I didn't quite see it yet.