Diablo Motors Reviews
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- on Yelp
Best car buying experience ever. Greg is a great guy, I will never buy a car anywhere else again!
I keep my cars for a long time, so I have not bought that many. But I now know the vast difference between buying from a dealership and buying from Diablo Motors. I stumbled onto Diablo Motors on accident on Craigslist. I just assumed it was your run of the mill dealership. You know, the kind where they don't know much about the cars, don't care about you and only want to suck the most money out of you as possible. I came to find that Diablo Motors is in fact one guy running a nice little car broker business.
Greg is up front and knowledgeable about the cars he sells. I was interested in a Chevy Tahoe and it turns out Greg had just driven it on a 1500 mile trip to and from Idaho. So he was quite knowledgeable about the particular vehicle and offered any and all the information I cared to know about it.
As others have said, the price is what it is. There is no haggling as there is at a traditional dealership. However, I found the price to be more than fair. Greg let me take the vehicle on a test drive myself. I told my wife and she said "He let you take it out by yourself?! Wow, there still are nice, trusting people out there."
Overall experience was a no pressure sale. Just open, honest and straight-forward. I will come back for servicing my vehicles. When I am ready to buy again, this will be my first stop.
- on Yelp
Well, it's almost a year later and I'm finally writing my yelp review for Greg and Diablo Motors. Sorry, Greg. My experience was notably positive. I have bought several cars and this was my best experience yet. I never felt rushed or felt that I was being beguiled. Greg was very matter of fact and gave me all of the details of the sale and the vehicle straight up. The Prius has been as durable and efficient as Greg said it was. In the past year, I've taken it back and forth to Salem OR twice, San Diego 3 or 4 times, down to Coachella and then Death Valley last weekend for 4 days. Thanks again Greg.
- on Yelp
I bought a Chevrolet Cobalt at Diablo Motors a month ago, that was a pretty nice experience - so different from the ones I have had with over dealers in the bay area!
First of all, the car itself is really nice. I had it inspected by another mechanic before buying, he could not find any issue with it - and since I have had it, I have no issue to report either. It is just running fine, and it is quite enjoyable to drive it without worrying whether or when it will break down.
Another aspect was that Greg did not try to sell it super-actively like most dealers I have met do - he was there when I had a question, but also gave me time to evaluate the car when I needed and did not rush me at any time. He really KNEW about the car (unlike most car dealers, he is also running a mechanic business, hence does actually have technical skills).
Greg was also very clear explaining me how the DMV paperwork was working - which he completely handled anyway, but as a foreigner just arriving in the US I felt a need to better understand all that stuff.
In the end, that was a very good overall experience. Next time I want a used car, their inventory is the first I will be looking at.
- on Yelp
Probably THE best car buying experience I have ever had. After seeing the car online the day it was posted I called and asked if I could see it that evening. I was coming from Sacramento, so it was going to be a late night getting to San Ramon. Greg graciously agreed to wait for me. When I showed up he was nothing but completely professional. No pressure, and all the information I asked for. Negotiation on the price was quick and easy. When I buy my next car there is no doubt in my mind I will start (and likely again finish) my search at Diablo Motors.