Wild West Cars and Trucks in Seattle, WA

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We specialize in used cars sales and vehicle information. Our specialists are hand picked and knowledgable on all years, makes and models of pre-owned vehicles. At Wild West Cars and Trucks it's "Always A Good Deal"


Established in 1970.

Nick Blackburn, owner, has offered great deals on top conditioned pre-owned vihicles for more than 40 years. Nicks ability to purchase good cars and sell good cars by far exceeds his competition. Nick is always up for a good deal and will do his best to make sure his customers are well taken care of. This means he'll go out of his way to ensure his clients are completly satisfied with thier purchase, for price, quality and service.

Wild West Cars and Trucks

Dealer Info:

Phone(s):(888) 885-0574
Address:8830 Lake City Way NE, Seattle, WA, 98115
  • Monday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thursday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Friday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Saturday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sunday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Reviews on Wild West Cars and Trucks

Melody P. | 2014-08-05

Purchased a vehicle from Vlad. Great Customer service from him and Dominic in financing. We had a unique situation and we were very well taken care of. Used cars are sold as is, you need to expect to make a few purchases to get it the way you want it. We were well taken care of and they did not waste my time.

Lisa M. | 2014-01-27

I would never usually consider a used car lot for purchasing a vehicle, but Wild West had an SUV my husband and I were very interested in. We drove there, and weren't immediately deterred by the look of the place, but knew it was going downhill the moment we walked up to some employees. Two were standing outside smoking, we walk up to them, they ask if we're there to see anybody in particular, we say no that we're just looking for this one car, and they just turn around and walk inside...?

So a girl working there decides to show us the car in question, and it becomes increasingly apparent by the second that she is 1) new to this,  2) has no idea what she's doing, and 3) doesn't know anything about the car she's showing us. We are taken to some weird area of the lot to be shown the SUV, which is in decent condition with the exception of some laughable oversights (hood ornament is missing, door lock covers are missing with metal rods exposed, driver door window rolls down, gets stuck, never comes back up during test drive in 30-degree weather). Also pieces of the interior of the car fell off onto us during the test drive. That was the ridiculous cherry on top.

So we're still SOMEHOW interested in the car despite the little issues with it, but knew for a fact we wouldn't be taking it until all of the issues with it were addressed. We were considering trading in our perfectly fine car just to even out the cost, and instead of having any research done about the value of my car, I was asked "what I wanted for it." I think for the benefit of the company, it would have been better to actually understand what it was worth instead of me just blurting out what I wanted? So without questioning it at all, she goes to the back with an offer to her manager.

OH ALSO before I go further - the straw that really broke the camel's back in terms of quality of people working here was during this whole exchange inside the office, I guess one of the employees made one of the managers mad. Well, the manager comes barreling out of the back of the offices with at least 4 customers inside and starts cussing and shouting, "You little f*ck, let me tell you something!," then proceeds to chase this employee outside and rip him a new one in front of all of his employees and several customers. We can hear every single word from inside the building. The girl helping us just walks away from our table while we're working on an offer, goes to the window and watches the whole thing go down. Professional!

Finally, the manager comes out and asks us what it would take for us to walk away that day with the car. Well for one, the fact that it's freezing outside and raining, probably the driver side window to be working or rolled up intermittently until you can repair it! He then blows us off as if we're not serious about the purchase then basically closes up shop on the deal altogether and sends us off. Needless to say, we did not return to this place, nor did they call us back. We were very serious about buying that exact SUV despite all of it's issues, but the lack of professionalism or even basic knowledge of how to run a business properly drove us away.

Don't. Even. Bother.


Update 5/9/14 -- Just wanted to add a bit as someone "complemented" my original review to say it sounded fake. Please rest assured that I have many better things to do with my life and time than to sit around and make false accusations about a business on Yelp. I highly doubt that I made it to Yelp Elite 5 years in a row for lying about businesses and services in Seattle. Everything that I stated that happened in the initial review is 100% true, believe it or not. It was astonishing to me, and therefore it justified being shared to warn off others from doing business with this car lot. If it sounded fake, please realize that the outrageous encounters I had with this business and its employees were in fact real though they felt like part of a bad dream.

I stand by my initial review 100%.

Malcolm S. | 2013-09-25

Okay, these guys deserve a great review - just bought an '02 VW Golf there, and they were pros all the way through...no pressure tactics or BS, just awesome customer service.   Thank you so much!

Anthony S. | 2013-03-08

My review is based on my experience at Wild West Cars and Trucks two years ago. This place should be in every car shoppers do not shop list. I cosigned an Acura TL (2001-03 model. I don't remember which year) for my sister and our experience at the place was just terrible. The sales guy was just too pushy and was very desperate to sell. My sister wanted the TL so bad so she decided that was the one. The sales guy assured us that the car is in great condition and that all the electrical and mechanics work fine. The car was in the shade and we didn't notice there was a problem with the fog light (broken glass and bulb) and the wheels were missing some lugs until after we signed the contract. The sales guy told us he needs to order the parts which took a week or two. My sister got into a car accident which resulted the car to be totaled. The sales guy harassed my sister on the phone like crazy to buy another car from him. I've met the owner of this place and he seems to be someone with his head on his shoulders. The sales guys here just look ridiculous. The sales guy that sold the car to us was wearing a Hawaiian shirt and jeans and the other elder guys wore suits...The shop looks nice in the inside with classic cars but it seems to me that it's just a display to show people that come by that it's a legit place. If I could, I'd give this place 0 starts but yelp wont let me. When it comes to used cars get it from big name dealerships like Honda, Subaru, Nissan...etc. Don't even waste your time going to these sketchy used  car dealerships.

Nicole C. | 2012-07-09

Russell Ralph isn't here anymore, Lucky for me I found him, because this place has changed.

I absolutely love Wild West, in fact, I will be paying them a visit some time this week for another new to me car. I was very skeptical at first because of a horrible experience with a used car lot, but luckily I met Russell and Ted at Wild West, it's been two years since I purchased my 2002 Bravada and it has been the best. They worked with my unique payment situation. When I went to pick up my car, it had been washed and the guys were out BBQ-ing and even invited me to stay for a while. Unfortunately, I have to trade in my SUV for something a little more gas efficient, but I would not hesitate to go back to Wild West.

Marlene N. | 2012-02-29

We bought a car from Wild West Nov 2010. The car had problems and we felt like we made a mistake.
However, when i bought the car, i decided since it was used, i would buy the extended warranty on it. Recently, we had a problem with the engine blowing up on us. When i called to cancel the policy, Scott talked me in to having it looked at, to have the engine replaced.
The transaction was reviewed and honored and we are now sitting with a car with only 50K miles on it.
We were pleased with the help that Scott gave us through the transaction.

Keysha B. | 2010-11-30

Buyer Beware! I would say make sure to have your mechanic look at it before you buy. Do not purchase without it. The first car we bought the headlights didn't work and other major issues. The second one was leaking oil and although we had waited for them to get it out of the shop, it came out with a lot of issues as well. They did let us get our down payment back and walk away from the deals but I was very disappointed in the condition of their cars and their unwillingness to make sure their customers were buying the best they had to offer. Do your homework and be careful!

John S. | 2010-07-01

My wife and I were shopping for a good first car for our daughter (inexpensive, good mileage, reliable), so we used cars.com and saw that WWC&T had some good choices on the lot (reliability based on Edmonds reports, and price based on KBB/NADA).  

We drove up from Lacey to check out their cars and it was well worth the trip.  When we got to the lot Murphy took us to the cars we were interested in and got them ready for us to test drive, no questions asked, no hassle.  On the test drive we noticed a few minor things wrong that they fixed right then and there (wiper blades and low fluid), I found them to be very responsive to our direct points and questions.

We thought about it over lunch and decided we wanted to buy it, so we went back and haggled briefly with Murphy & Scott and ended up agreeing on a very fair price for the 97 VW Jetta.

If you know your cars (reliablity/ratings and NADA/KBB prices), and you're able to be direct with them, they have some very good cars for good prices.  I will check back with them when my other daughter needs a car and would recommend them to others.

@ Shane... just curious why you didn't call them on it at the time,  ala "Dude, I saw you put the car in the garage, what's going on?"