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The 7 best used car dealerships in Austin, TX

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When looking for your next used car, it’s important to find a dealership that you can trust. But trust, unfortunately, does not come easy with used car dealers. Whether they deserve it or not, people have a hard time trusting that they will not be taken advantage of by a savvy used car dealer. 

Luckily we’re here to put your mind at ease, because there are indeed used car dealers that deserve your trust (and business) in the great city of Austin. This article will cover the 7 best Used Car Dealers in Austin, TX, and provide you all of their contact info and what they do best. With this list in hand, you’ll be able to find the next car of your dreams without concern. 

1. Texas Auto Center 

Address (3 Locations): 

  • 2701 N. I35 Frontage Rd. San Marcos, TX 78666
  • 6809 I-35 South Austin, TX 78744.
  • 9151 Research Blvd. Austin, TX 78758

Phone number: (512) 280-5333

Specialty: Late model vehicles of all kinds

Website: https://www.texasautocenter.com/

Texas Auto Center is a locally owned chain of used car dealers in the Austin/San Marcos area. On top of their incredibly large inventory, they have an in-house lender that can work with pretty much any credit situation you may have. They’re a BBB A+ rated business, and belong to the Independent Association of Automotive Dealers. 

Beyond those qualifications, they pull over 4.5 on Google and on Cars.com, where they are a preferred dealer. These folkjs have the resources of a large company with the customer service of a small town outfit. A great place to start your search and support a local business! 


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2. Sames Red Barn Motors

Address: 620 W Slaughter Ln, Austin, TX 78748

Phone number: (512) 628-0500

Specialty: Trucks and SUVs

Website: https://www.samesrbm.com/

Sames Red Barn Motors is the quintessential Texas car buying experience. Not only do they pull a solid 4.2 on Google Reviews, but they also have won or placed highly on the Austin American Statesman’s best dealership list for the past 5 years, and took the top spot in 2015. 

Although this dealership with the quaint red barn showroom does sell all kinds of late model vehicles, they really specialize in trucks of all kinds. From mid-size to super-size, they’ll be sure to have a truck that fits your needs. Overall, these are awesome ratings from an awesome dealership that truly embodies the Texas spirit. 

3. Leif Johnson Superstore South

Address: 5315 E Ben White Blvd Austin, TX 78741

Phone number: (888) 598-7310

Specialty: All Makes and Models; late model

Website: https://www.iwanttobuyused.com/

Leif Johnson’s Superstore is exactly what it sounds like: a huge superstore with a massive selection of fantastic used cars. This is one of four dealerships in the Austin area that are owned by Lief Johnson, but the only that is exclusively all about used cars. They keep over 1000 vehicles on their lot at all times and offer a superb in-house financing team. They have a 4.2 on Google and a 4.4 on cars.com. Reviews mention their honesty, family atmosphere and fair pricing. If they don’t have what you’re looking for, it probably doesn’t exist. 

4. Sky’s Auto Sales Inc. 

Address: 5210 North I H 35, Austin, TX 78751

Phone number:(512) 454-9138 

Specialty: Lower cost family vehicles

Website: https://www.skysautos.com/

Sky’s specializes in lower cost, high quality used vehicles that are perfect for those on a tight budget. They have a huge selection of vehicles under $10,000, and can get nearly every credit situation financed. They have an extremely respectable 4.6 rating on Google, and an even more impressive 4.5 on Yelp. Since they have been in business for over 35 years, they’re also a pillar of the community and well loved by the people of Austin. If you’re on a budget, start here! 


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5. Drivetime Austin

Address: 5432 S I-35, Austin, TX 78745

Phone number: (512) 276-5605

Specialty: In-house financed, late model vehicles 

Website: http://www.drivetime.com

Drivetime has made its mark on the automotive dealership world by offering a huge selection of used cars that are all financed in-house. They have locations throughout the Southwest and can get most people financed on vehicles that range from small commuter cars to full-size trucks. If you’re looking for the ultimate in selection and the ability to get financed if you have a difficult credit situation, this should be one of your first stops. 

6. Kyle Chapman Motors - Austin

Address: 5324 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78751

Phone number: (512) 459-1141

Specialty: Late model, low mileage

Website: https://www.kylechapmanmotors.com

The team at Kyle Chapman Motors has been in business for over 40 years and has three locations in the greater Austin area. They come highly rated on Google with a solid 4.6 rating, and also pull in a highly recommended rating on Deallerrater.com. Their large size means they can get better used cars for less money, and offer them to you at an outstanding price. Whether in Buda, Austin or San Marcos, Kyle Chapman should be on your list of places to shop for your next used car. 


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7. Dynamic Motors Inc. 

Address: 1500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702

Phone number: (512) 482-8402

Specialty: Hyundais, Toyotas and Nissans

Website: https://dynamicmotorsinc.com/

Dynamic operates two locations in the Austin area, and offers a 12 month/12,000 mile guarantee for those that purchase a vehicle. They offer a wide variety of vehicles but specialize in late model, inexpensive vehicles that have low mileage. One of the most popular vehicle brands on their lots is Hyundai, and they seem to always have a great selection of these reliable, inexpensive vehicles for sale. They pull a great 4.6 on Google and are accredited by the BBB in Austin. If you’re interested in Hyundai’s, these guys should be on your list!