Auto City
Closed. Opens Sunday at 10:00 AM

A Refreshingly Different Way to Buy a Used Car

Auto City’s mission is to perfect the car buying process. We’re setting a new standard to make dealers likable again, and we think you’ll love the results.

The Auto City Story

When we started Auto City nearly 10 years ago, we looked at all the things we knew people disliked about car shopping and made sure we did the exact opposite – Like up-front pricing that takes haggling out of the equation. Our early customers loved not feeling the pressure of trying to negotiate a lower price, and we’ve stuck to that approach ever since. Then we added in our you know what we know concept – every vehicle listed on our website has a history report with it, so you’ll know as much as we know about the vehicle, including accidents and major repairs. But then we decided to go even further and we made sure all our staff worked together to make buying a car from Auto City a relaxed, no-pressure experience – that means not rushing people to make a decision, or pushing towards higher-priced vehicles. You set the pace and we follow. We also made sure that every single vehicle on our lot was only of the highest quality – that means choosing only the best and still giving it a thorough inspection, servicing, and detailing. Finally, we worked hard to establish relationships with many of the top banks and lenders to make sure we can help you find the financing you need, whatever the status of your credit.

Within two years of opening at our original location, we were successful enough to open the spacious new location in El Cajon where we remain today with its full service department outfitted with the latest in automotive technologies and certified technicians. We’ve put the final nail in the coffin of bad used car shopping with an approach and a team dedicated to one thing and one thing only – making the used car buying process something you will love. Come experience the difference for yourself.

Auto City is also proud of the following:

  • USAA certified dealership.
  • Member of National Independent Auto Dealer Association.
  • Carfax partner.
  • A+ Better Business Bureau rating.
  • Nearly a third of our customers are repeats and referrals.


The Auto City Advantage

Here are the six essential ingredients in the Auto City recipe for car shopping you will love:

Superior Inventory

We choose the best and forget the rest.

3-Day Money-Back Guarantee

Second thoughts? No worries! You can return your car within three days for a full refund, no questions asked.

Perfect Pricing

Competitive, transparent, up-front prices save everyone’s time and energy.

Financing for All

Whatever your credit, we have a network of the best banks and lenders who all want your business, which means you’ll get great terms.

Challenged Credit Financing

We can find the right program for you, even if your credit is badly damaged or non-existent.

Rave Reviews

See how much our customers love car shopping with us in their reviews.

What Our Customers Are Saying

Review from Google

Ilene A.

Nov. 9, 2023

I am so blessed to have found this place! I had an open bankruptcy when I got my car a couple of weeks ago, and no other dealer I contacted could help me except for Auto City🙏🏼  The process was effortlessly executed through their online application. When I arrived, everything was ready for me to sign. They ensured I would be approved before I drove 2 hours away from Irvine to pick up my car, and it was so worth it! It was a great experience. I highly recommend it to anyone having a hard time getting approved. My payments are reasonable, and the interest is high because of the bankruptcy, which is to be expected, but I’m just so grateful to have a car. Thank you so much, and God bless this dealership for their transparency and willingness to help those who need it the most.

Review from Google

Flora C.

Nov. 4, 2023

Everything went smoothly and I left with a car that I am completely satisfied with. I thank you all for making the car buying process so simple. The 3 day return policy they give you was a game changer. Auto City is the best when considering a used car purchase. 🤓

Review from Google

Kelly

Oct. 10, 2023

Kudos to the team at Auto City. Can’t say enough about the great experience buying a vehicle. Ali and the rest of staff were always available whenever I had questions. Either by phone or email. Not once did I feel overwhelmed like we’ve all probably felt before at auto dealerships that pressure you into buying something you don’t want and then to turn around and having to spend your entire day wondering if you’ve been approved for financing. Take my advice go see the cars at Auto City and ask for Ali or Stan. They will take care of you when you need your next vehicle.

Review from Google

Anna

Sept. 5, 2023

I purchased a car for my son and I can honestly say this was one of the best experiences I have ever had purchasing a vehicle. There was no hassle or any pressure. Josh wanted to make sure I purchased what was right for me and didn’t try to push me in a different direction. He was very helpful and knowledgeable on each vehicle. Thank you so much for such a great experience!

Review from DealerRater

Olson on DealerRater

Oct. 12, 2023

Had a great experience! Ali and Isaac were very knowledgeable and helpful. Great response time to any questions I had!

Review from DealerRater

Dmitry S.

May 11, 2023

I recently purchased a used car from Auto City Sales, and I couldn't be happier with my experience. The staff at Auto City Sales was incredibly friendly, knowledgeable, and professional from start to finish.

Review from Facebook

Eric V.

Oct. 23, 2023

This is the best dealership I ever experienced the sale process was easier than ever.

Review from Facebook

Tamila K.

Aug. 20, 2019

The best dealership I ever visited. Highly recommend. The high level of professionalism and honesty

Our Team

FAREEZ MAAYAH

FAREEZ MAAYAH

SALES MANAGER
FRANCK LARECE

FRANCK LARECE

INTERNET DIRECTOR
ANNA TUTTLE

ANNA TUTTLE

OFFICE MANAGER
STAN SHABALIN

STAN SHABALIN

FINANCE DIRECTOR
DENIS GUSAKOV

DENIS GUSAKOV

GENERAL MANAGER
COREY GONZALES

COREY GONZALES

SERVICE MANAGER
ANTHONY FLORES

ANTHONY FLORES

MERCHANDISER
RAMIL BULATOV

RAMIL BULATOV

FINANCE MANAGER
ISAAC GARCIA DURAN

ISAAC GARCIA DURAN

FINANCE MANAGER
MIKE MANASTYRSKI

MIKE MANASTYRSKI

SPECIAL FINANCE SALES ADVISOR
DMITRY SYRBU

DMITRY SYRBU

SALES ADVISOR
ALBAN HASANI

ALBAN HASANI

TECHNICIAN
JEFF TYE

JEFF TYE

TECHNICIAN
MANUEL DELGADO

MANUEL DELGADO

TECHNICIAN

Here are some of the commonly asked questions about our dealership:

What is your location and hours?

Our address is 400 North Johnson Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92020. We stay open until our last customer leaves! Our “official” hours, however, are 9AM-8PM (Monday through Saturday) and 11AM- 6PM on Sundays. Our service department is open 8AM-6PM (Monday through Friday) and 9AM-5PM on Saturdays, but is closed on Sundays.

How long has Auto City been in business?

Auto City opened its doors in 2008 at a small location in central San Diego with a vision to make car buying better and make car dealers likable again. Within two years we were able to relocate to our spacious location with hundreds of cars in stock, a state-of-the-art service and reconditioning department, and thousands of happy customers. Watch this short video about our process or learn more about Auto City.

Do you have more than one location?

We have one location. Our address is 400 North Johnson Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92020. Watch this short video about our process or learn more about Auto City.

Do you have a service department?

Yes, we do! Our experienced technicians and friendly service advisors are ready to help with any repairs or maintenance your vehicle may need. We work on all makes and models and we do it all, from maintenance, diagnostics, and repairs, to warranty claims and tire & wheel services. Quality auto repair does not have to be expensive. To learn more, check out our specials or schedule an appointment at our service department page.

Have more questions? Check out our common questions page.