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A-1 Toyota

50 Amity Road, New Haven, Connecticut 06515
Sales: (800) 668-4023
Service: (203) 387-6691
Parts: (203) 389-1521

Makes: Toyota | Scion | Service Center

Showroom Hours: 9:00 AM - 8:30 PM

Excellent
96% Recommend
4.8

185 Lifetime Reviews

A-1 Toyota

Hours: Open Now

50 Amity Road,
New Haven, Connecticut 06515
A-1 Toyota Info
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About A-1 Toyota

In the early 60’s, the owners of a local garage received a postcard announcing the production of a new four-wheel drive vehicle. At the time, the automotive industry was producing only one other vehicle in this category, so the owners thought this might be a good opportunity to introduce a new four-wheel drive vehicle that they would be able to sell as well as service. The postcard was answered and the response was the founding of the first Toyota dealership in New England and the beginning of what has become a very successful endeavor for Dominic Galardi, Anthony Buglione and A-1 Toyota. The history of A-1 Service began before this. In January of 1951, Dom joined his father-in-law, Tony Buglione in a partnership that included a gas station and used cars. The station was located on the corner of Olive Street and St. John in New Haven. In the late 1950’s, a new highway system was breaking through the neighborhood, people started moving to the suburbs, and with the limited space they had already outgrown, A-1 looked for a new location. The new site they chose was in East Haven. The partnership grew to include Dominic’s brother, Andrew. Their new location, occupying a city block on Main Street and the sign reading A-1 Auto Service, Inc., became a landmark for many. In 1963, A-1 completed the building of the first Toyota showroom on the East Coast. In 1966, just three years after opening their dealership, A-1 became the second largest Toyota dealership in the country. Toyota’s line-up featured only two vehicles at the time, the four-wheel drive Land Cruiser and one of the first economy cars, the Tiara. Over the years, A-1 Toyota continued to grow and in 1980 moved to their current location on Amity Road in New Haven adding the Dodge franchise that dueled with Toyota until 1990. A-1 Toyota’s line-up looks far different than it did in 1963, but the basis for a successful business has continued. The business is still owned by the same family, and Domin

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About A-1 Toyota

In the early 60’s, the owners of a local garage received a postcard announcing the production of a new four-wheel drive vehicle. At the time, the automotive industry was producing only one other vehicle in this category, so the owners thought this might be a good opportunity to introduce a new four-wheel drive vehicle that they would be able to sell as well as service. The postcard was answered and the response was the founding of the first Toyota dealership in New England and the beginning of what has become a very successful endeavor for Dominic Galardi, Anthony Buglione and A-1 Toyota. The history of A-1 Service began before this. In January of 1951, Dom joined his father-in-law, Tony Buglione in a partnership that included a gas station and used cars. The station was located on the corner of Olive Street and St. John in New Haven. In the late 1950’s, a new highway system was breaking through the neighborhood, people started moving to the suburbs, and with the limited space they had already outgrown, A-1 looked for a new location. The new site they chose was in East Haven. The partnership grew to include Dominic’s brother, Andrew. Their new location, occupying a city block on Main Street and the sign reading A-1 Auto Service, Inc., became a landmark for many. In 1963, A-1 completed the building of the first Toyota showroom on the East Coast. In 1966, just three years after opening their dealership, A-1 became the second largest Toyota dealership in the country. Toyota’s line-up featured only two vehicles at the time, the four-wheel drive Land Cruiser and one of the first economy cars, the Tiara. Over the years, A-1 Toyota continued to grow and in 1980 moved to their current location on Amity Road in New Haven adding the Dodge franchise that dueled with Toyota until 1990. A-1 Toyota’s line-up looks far different than it did in 1963, but the basis for a successful business has continued. The business is still owned by the same family, and Domin

Sales/Showroom

Monday 9:00 AM - 8:30 PM

Tuesday 9:00 AM - 8:30 PM

Wednesday 9:00 AM - 8:30 PM

Thursday 9:00 AM - 8:30 PM

Friday 9:00 AM - 7:30 PM

Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Sunday Closed

Service

Monday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM

Tuesday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM

Wednesday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM

Thursday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM

Friday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM

Saturday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Sunday Closed

Parts

Monday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM

Tuesday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM

Wednesday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM

Thursday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM

Friday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM

Saturday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Sunday Closed

  • Customer Lounge Area
  • Drive-In Service
  • Free Coffee
  • Free WiFi
  • Television
  • Full Service Cafe
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Vanessa2016
5/30/2016
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"Make you feel comfortable "

My experience was excellent because I was honest that the payments was to high for me especially me paying the payment's by myself and they understood and worked it out for me very appreciative. Kevin Wright was great!!

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mikedools
5/30/2016
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"New Rav4"

Mitch Burban and Carlos were great. We knew what we wanted and were able to get in and out quickly. Everything was ready before the insurance company sent in the insurance card.

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rdouglas
5/30/2016
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"Thanks Sunny and Carlos"

I just wanted to thank Sunny Dhawan and Carlos Orozco for making my buying experience so easy. It was very hard to give up my very faithful 14 year old car for a new RAV but they made to process smooth and painless and I was in and out in no time at all which was greatly appreciated. Thanks again Sunny and Carlos, job well done. Rebecca D

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Donna Marie DeMaio
5/30/2016
Reason For Visit
Sales (New)

"Triple Play!"

We just traded in three vehicles for three new Toyota's and couldn't be happier. Mohammad was awesome-friendly but not pushy and worked hard to make the 6 hours I spent with him finding the correct cars as pleasant as possible. John worked miracles to make the numbers work despite some challenges and Carlos was very efficient, funny and made the final part of the transactions relaxed and enjoyable. We have been returning customers for over 13 years and will continue to come back.

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Nancy S
5/29/2016
Reason For Visit
Sales (Used)

"Tundra SR5"

We just bought a Tundra from A-1 Toyota. John and Mohammad are very knowledgeable and professional. We are returning customers. And thanks to Carlos who helped us with the paper work. Thanks for a smooth transaction.

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Phil25
5/28/2016
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"Easy and fast Danelle Taylor is outstanding"

Used the Internet to start deal I was giving Danielle Taylor she was outstanding and helpful will use her again Carlos was quick I was in an out

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car searcher tc722
5/28/2016
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"Great working this A-1 dealership!"

The salesperson knew the Camry hybrid well and was able to show me the details I would need for this car. He added valuable personal experience with his own Toyota hybrid. I was given a little more thinking time which relieved any sense of pressure. I've used A-1 Toyota before and was excited to work with them again.

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anna1954
5/28/2016
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Sales (New)

"Excellent"

We had an excellent experience with salesperson Mitchell Burban and the entire dealership. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a new or used car.

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Sclyne2
5/28/2016
Reason For Visit
Sales (New)

"New Vehicle Lease"

Luigi listened to what I wanted and was so great with everything that I needed. He helped me every step of the way to get the car! I really enjoyed the service and would tell anyone and everyone to get their car from A-1 Toyota!

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Bman1584
5/28/2016
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"Top notch "

Quick service, my deal was settled fast and painless. Sales girl Danielle knew what she was talking about. Finance department was painless. Best experience purchasing a car.

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