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Auto City

El Cajon, CA

1,701 Lifetime Reviews Review Dealership
Auto City is a used car dealership in El Cajon serving San Diego and beyond. We have a great selection of quality used cars. Financing is available for all credit profiles - good or bad. Our business is focused on unsurpassed reconditioning and value pricing. We offer only well maintained and serviced cars and pride ourselves in our stress and pressure free sales process and friendly environment. If you are looking for a car in San Diego or beyond, please visit us at our store or online -
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400 N Johnson Ave

El Cajon, CA



Top Reviewed Employees

Jose Martinez at Auto City

Jose Martinez

Sales Advisor
Dmitry Syrbu at Auto City

Dmitry Syrbu

Sales Advisor
Stan Shabalin at Auto City

Stan Shabalin

Finance Director
Mike Manastyrski at Auto City

Mike Manastyrski

Sales Advisor

Latest Reviews

September 06, 2020

"Me and my family purchased four vehicles from Auto City...."

- brianwoodward57

Me and my family purchased four vehicles from Auto City. Each time, there is no nonsense, no pressure and no games. They are very helpful when choosing a car and getting financing. There is no price haggling because the prices are extremely fair...and I know how to verify the value of a vehicle. I recently purchased a 2019 Nissan Sentra with all the fixins'. I purchased the car for about $900 less than any other dealership I shopped. Plus, it was in great condition, except for some minor things one would expect a used car to have...but their service department fixed them very quickly and perfectly. My last car I purchased at Auto City was a 2011 Chrysler 200 which had 54000 miles. I am still driving that car in the family and it currently has 218,000 miles. My son bought a Toyota Matrix and drove Uber for 3 years, trading it in with 230,000 miles. Another car bought was a Chevrolet Malibu that was purchased and is driving great with no problems and well over 100,000 miles. All of the cars we purchased had no problem other than an alternator, battery and minor things like that when cars reached over 160,000 miles, and this is to be expected. We never had any major issues with any car, and no problem until many miles later after purchase. My most recent purchase at Auto City took in to consideration that I was self-employed this time. Isaac Duran, the finance manager, did everything in his power to get financing with a lower interest rate, and he did it. All I can say is that if you go anywhere else, you will pay more, put up with weird sales games and miss out on an easy, positive experience in buying a car. And, to boot, they will stand by your car for 6 months, 6,000 miles along side the dealer warranty (they have a huge auto service department to ensure the cars they sell are good). They have always backed us up and made buying a car a positive, easy, confident and a no-risk transaction. Anywhere else I went to check, I always got the "weird-ar" pegging out. Very good, honest people and great cars, with no worries! This is a very positive review, but there is truly nothing I can complain about after buying all of our family cars there for years. Talk to salesperson Mike or Alex...they are both very helpful, friendly and know what they are doing. The sales manager is great and ensures everything goes quick, smooth and I get a good deal.

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July 30, 2020

"Not enjoying my car at all bad gas Mileage ac has been..."

- Iamdantheman987

Not enjoying my car at all bad gas Mileage ac has been recharged 2 times poor service feel taken advantage of not happy at all, I may be going to bankruptcy but there are some issues going on with my car I don’t understand I think the back history of my car is the answer as to why it gets horrible gas mileage The AC still fades in and out from cool to hot even after being diagnosed 2 Different Mechanics Places is it is a really difficult thing to deal with. And this review is written with true honesty, I am grateful to have a car for what I’m going through, But these problems with the car do not make me happy at all to have it.

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May 05, 2020

"Mr. Stan, Mr. Isaac and Mr. Mike was very helpful and got..."

- Andrea_mcnemar

Mr. Stan, Mr. Isaac and Mr. Mike was very helpful and got me the car I wanted today. They were patient and knowledgeable with all the cars and process of getting me out from a bad deal! The car looks almost brand new! Love it! My husband got his car from this dealership and we will continue to be customers! Recommend them 100%!!!

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Photos & Amenities

  • Stress and Pressure Free Sales Process
  • Transparent Pricing
  • Excellent & Good Credit Auto Loans
  • Bad Credit Financing
  • Military Financing
  • Free Trade in Appraisals
  • Car Buying Service
  • Customer Lounge Area
  • Free Coffee
  • Free Drinks
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Quick Lube
  • Customer Parking
  • Instant Financing