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Locals’ Picks The 7 Best Used Car Dealerships in Calgary

Locals’ Picks: The 7 Best Used Car Dealerships in Calgary

Looking for the best used car dealership in Calgary? Well, look no further! 

We got the savvy car shoppers on our team to scour the city – all in search of the cream of the crop when it comes to pre-owned vehicles. From the friendly sales staff to top-notch service, they checked a ton of stuff to make sure their top choices would tick all of our boxes..

So buckle up and get ready for a ride through this list of the best used car dealerships in Calgary!

How We Chose 

Here are the criteria we used to evaluate the entries:

Reputation –  We chose dealerships that maintain a positive reputation throughout their operation. It’s preferable if they have years of experience in the industry.
Inventory – We picked dealerships that have a wide selection of used cars in good condition. It should be apparent that the vehicles have been well-maintained and thoroughly inspected to ensure that they meet high-quality standards.
Financing options – We chose dealerships that offer financing options that suit the buyer’s budget. It’s preferable if the dealership provides helpful advice to help buyers choose the best financing options for their needs.
Customer service – We picked dealerships that have friendly and knowledgeable staff who can answer any questions and provide expert advice. 
After-sale service – We chose dealerships that offer a warranty on its used products and have excellent after-sales service. This can cover anything from potential repairs to vehicle inspections. 

1. Auto World Sales

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WEBSITEhttps://autoworldsale.com/
ADDRESS3863 54 Ave NE Bay 102, Calgary, AB T3J 3W5, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS  +1 403-798-8402
OPERATING HOURS Monday - Friday: 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM

Saturday: 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

PRICEStarts as low as $23,000
Car specialization: Luxury cars
Offers warranties: Yes
Financing options: Yes
Available for trade-in: Yes
Available for test drives: Yes
Service and maintenance options: Yes
Online inventory available: Yes
Three months maintenance service: Yes
Reputation4/5
Inventory5/5
Financing options5/5
Customer service5/5
After-sale service4/5

If we’re talking about used car dealerships in Calgary, Auto World Sales is one of our favorites when it comes to solid choices and services. It certainly has the reputation we seek, with many years of operation and numerous awards under its belt.

Their showroom, for example, is spotless and well-organized, displaying a diverse selection of used cars of various makes and models. We were greeted by friendly staff members upon our arrival which we highly appreciate. 

About that, their sales representatives feel like people who understand the intricacies of the used car market. And for people like us who know that a dealership like this can be intimidating, we can say they’re very approachable and knowledgeable. 

Actually, one of the things that sets Auto World Sales apart from other dealerships is their no-pressure approach. They won’t push you to make a decision right away or try to upsell you on features you don’t need – plus points for honesty.

Speaking of transparency, we like that they provide free CarFax reports on all of their vehicles. This includes comprehensive history data such as previous owners, accidents, and maintenance history.

Finally, they guarantee their clients three months of maintenance service after their purchase, which is especially comforting given that they sell pre-owned cars. This may seem like a short guarantee to some, but it’s valid enough in our books.

Pros

  • Sells a wide range of brands
  • Trusted by thousands of clients 
  • Service maintenance available
  • Provides free CarFax reports
  • Offers financing options
  • Hassle-free buying experience
  • Friendly staff
  • Award-winning used car dealership

Cons

  • Maintenance warranties are quite short

Fast approval, top-notch service

Absolutely amazing experience…I tried to buy a car from another dealership before coming to Auto World and they couldn’t get me approved in 2 weeks, but Auto World did that in just 2 hours. On top of that, I got the vehicle that I was looking for. Top notch service from start to finish…Would definitely recommend this place – Karanbir Singh

Very good collection

I would like to thank you Mr Gurmeet for assisting and helping us to buy right car for our family Nissan rouge today. We are really very satisfied by visiting Auto world Calgary. They have a very good collection of cars.Highly recommend to visit them for a perfect car – Aarti Nayyar

2. Driverz Auto

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WEBSITEhttps://www.driverzauto.com/
ADDRESS#7, 625 77 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2H 2B9
CONTACT DETAILS(403) 764-2886
OPERATING HOURS Monday - Thursday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Friday - Saturday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

PRICEStarts as low as $14, 000
Car specialization: Luxury cars to reliable family cars
Offers warranties: Yes
Financing options: Yes
New-to-country financing: Yes
Available for trade-in: Yes
Available for test drives: Yes
Service and maintenance options: Yes
Online inventory available: Yes
Coverage for mechanical breakdown repairs: Yes 
Reputation4/5
Inventory5/5
Financing options5/5
Customer service4/5
After-sale service4/5

As people who are very meticulous when purchasing used cars, we like that Driverz Auto can give us a wide range of options. With their extensive selection of high-quality used cars from nearly every major brand, it’s difficult to get bored with their inventory. 

Being part of the Wood Automotive Group, this dealership has exclusive access to some of the best pre-owned vehicles in excellent condition. Hence, it’s not an exaggeration to say that they have a vast selection of cars, including luxury vehicles and reliable family cars.

Naturally, we prioritize recommending a dealership that offers not only top-quality cars but also prioritizes good service. Thankfully, Driverz Auto meets this standard.

Basically, every vehicle they sell goes through a comprehensive AMVIC safety inspection, and they take great care to detail and clean each vehicle before it hits the lot. Not to mention completing all the necessary maintenance before the vehicle is delivered.

However, it’s worth noting that scheduling an appointment with their staff can be difficult – which is especially frustrating if you want to personally inspect their inventory. Fortunately, their vehicles are also available for viewing on their website. 

While we’re disappointed about this, we still recognize the good range of high-quality used cars offered by Driverz Auto. Additionally, they accept all trades, which is another noteworthy aspect to consider when dealing with them.

Pros

  • Complete line-up of top quality pre-owned cars, trucks, and SUVs
  • Inspected and detailed vehicles
  • Accepts trades
  • Provides a CafFax report
  • $500 customer referral program
  • Financing options

Cons

  • Complaints about the difficulty in scheduling appointments

Very transparent, excellent service

Just bought my first car with Chris and it was phenomenal. Everything from purchasing to financing was very transparent as well. I would highly recommend – and I know that all of my future cars will be bought with these guys. Everyone is so happy and cheerful – and their service is excellent. Top notch. I am glad I ran into these guys! – Michel Marcelino

Everything worked smoothly

Everything about the entire experience of buying a car was simply EXCELLENT. From the very first meeting my wife and I had with Chris, until the moment we chose the car, and closed the deal, EVERYTHING worked smoothly and perfectly. I don’t just recommed Drivers Auto, but I will certainly go back when it’s time to buy another car. – Silas Ollegario

3. House Of Cars 

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WEBSITEhttps://www.houseofcars.com/
ADDRESS2410 24 St NE, Calgary, AB T1Y 3N7, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS+1 587-352-7307

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURS Monday - Thursday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Friday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Sunday: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

PRICEStarts as low as $19,000
Car specialization: Almost all types
Offers warranties: Yes
Financing options: Yes
Private-sale financing: Yes
Available for trade-in: Yes
Available for test drives: Yes
Service and maintenance options: Yes
Online inventory available: Yes
Unemployment insurance: Yes
Reputation4/5
Inventory5/5
Financing options5/5
Customer service4/5
After-sale service4/5

With their extensive inventory of thousands of used cars, House of Cars has the kind of selection we always love. This, along with the promise of providing a vehicle to suit every budget and preference, are the primary reasons we picked them for this list. 

They’re flexible with choices –  whether you want a reliable and affordable car or something more luxurious. In fact, one aspect of this dealership that stands out is its commitment to providing vehicles for every payment plan.

They have a wide range of financing options available, so customers can secure the car they want regardless of their current financial situation. If you ask us, this flexibility ensures that everyone can have access to quality cars.

Now, while House of Cars has an impressive inventory and financing options, it’s worth noting that their prices can sometimes be higher compared to other dealerships in the area. However, the quality of the vehicles and the customer service provided make up for this difference.

On another positive note, they can also be relied on for convenience, as they have a complete inventory of the used cars they offer available online. It’s nothing new, but it’s always a helpful feature. 

If you’re interested in purchasing a vehicle from them, we recommend visiting their website first. You easily browse their selection beforehand and save time by securing an appointment only for the cars you’re interested in.

Pros

  • Has various locations in Calgary
  • Thousands of used cars to choose from
  • One-stop shop for purchasing and servicing
  • Generous financing options
  • Great customer service

Cons

  • Certain units are priced higher

Great overall experience

Great car purchasing experience. Great people and service!Got my trade in price, got my new vehicle at my price, as well. Then, the very next day, I was invited back to get new all weather tires for free!! – Rodney Potter

Very professional, will be back

I had a very good buying experience at this location. Jack was a very professional sales person and he made sure that I was able to get the vehicle I wanted for the budget I had in mind . I will probably be back in the not so distant future to get a yellow Camaro convertible from them. – J G

4. Checkered Flag Auto Sales

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WEBSITEhttps://www.checkeredflagautosales.ca/
ADDRESS144 50 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2A8
CONTACT DETAILS(403) 255-1970
OPERATING HOURS Monday - Friday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

PRICEStarts as low as $8,000
Car specialization: None
Offers warranties: Yes
Lubrico 3-month limited powertrain warranty: Yes
Extended warranties: Yes
Available for test drives: Yes
Online inventory available: Yes
Financing options: Yes
Same-day car loan: Yes
Reputation4/5
Inventory3/5
Financing options5/5
Customer service4/5
After-sale service4/5

Checkered Flag Auto Sales is a reputable used car dealership in Calgary that specializes in providing quality cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs. So if you’re looking for a dealership that specializes in more than just cars, this is a good place to visit.

When it comes to choosing a used car dealership, budget-friendliness is always a top priority for us. Well, it’s no secret that buying a new ride, even if it is pre-owned, can be extremely expensive, and we appreciate that they have this matter handled. 

Now, unlike other used car dealerships that often make empty promises of “everyone approved,” Checkered Flag Auto Sales lives up to the statement. They have various finance options, making it possible for almost anyone to buy a car from them.

One thing that won us over is the fact that they provide same-day car loans, which cater both to their prime credit customers and those with no credit or challenged credit.

While no dealership is perfect, Checkered Flag Auto Sales has a few areas that require improvement. Some customers have reported that the dealership’s inventory is limited and that they may not have a wide variety of used cars to choose from.

Nevertheless, their commitment to delivering top-notch customer service and quality vehicles makes them worth considering. Plus, they have other vehicles in store that you may want to check out for yourselves. 

Pros

  • Quality pre-owned vehicles (cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs)
  • Offers same-day car loans
  • Flexible financing options
  • High financing approval
  • 3-month limited powertrain warranty
  • All vehicles are eligible for extended warranties
  • Carfax reports are available on every vehicle

Cons

  • Limited used car inventory

Went above and beyond

Alistair was the best. He stayed late to accommodate my work schedule and always went above and beyond to make sure that I was satisfied with the car. He was honest and is very personable! – Carmen Mach

Hassle-free transactions

Great team,great atsmophere, no hassle with transactions. Alistair was great to deal with, friendly and personable. His finance team was great to deal with, in and out in no time at all. Alistair did what ever he could to make the purcase pleasant and stress free. He goes the extra mile to insure you are satified and have the feeling that you will come back for another purchace when the time comes – scott Bannister

5. Sunridge Nissan

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WEBSITEhttps://www.sunridgenissan.com/
ADDRESS3131 32 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T1Y 6J1, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS(403) 291-2626

(403) 207-2466

OPERATING HOURS Monday - Thursday: 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM

Friday - Saturday: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

PRICEStarts as low as $20, 000
Car specialization: Nissan brand cars
Offers warranties: Yes
Financing options: Yes
Available for test drives: Yes
Service and maintenance options: Yes
Online inventory available: Yes
Reputation4/5
Inventory3/5
Financing options5/5
Customer service4/5
After-sale service4/5

Although not entirely a used car dealership (they also sell brand new cars and do some repairs and maintenance), Sunridge Nissan is a pretty solid dealership. Nice place if you’re looking particularly forward to a new Nissan ride.

They have a wide selection of Nissan pre-owned vehicles, ranging from budget-friendly options to luxury cars. Another thing is that they offer various financing options to meet the needs of different customers, even those with bad credit.

Some patrons told us that the shop has good long-term seller-buyer relationships, which shows in its customer service approach. Their sales team takes the time to understand their customers’ needs and preferences, which meets one of our criteria.

They also have a no-pressure sales approach, which, personally speaking, is a refreshing change from some of the pushy sales tactics we’ve encountered at other dealerships. 

On the negative side, we did notice that some of the vehicles on the lot had higher mileage or signs of wear and tear. However, the dealership is upfront about the condition of their cars and provides detailed reports on their history and condition. 

This transparency gives customers peace of mind when making a purchase. So regardless of this flaw, we still see Sunridge Nissan as a considerable option if you’re in the market for a used car in Calgary.

Pros

  • Budget-friendly pre-owned Nissan vehicles
  • Offers various financing options
  • No-pressure sales approach
  • Friendly customer service
  • Transparent about the flaws of their cars

Cons

  • Some cars have obvious traces of wear and tear

Friendly, amazing dealership

This is an amazing dealership and the people here work with the utmost integrity. We had the pleasure to deal with Grant – top-notch service and so friendly. Highly highly recommend seeing Grant when you go in. – Taher Dawoodi

Reasonable price

I just got my first car here, it is a pre-owned vehicle but in great condition and reasonable price. the staff there are all very experience and helpful especially Moe Chamma. Thank you for the great experience. – Sally Vu

6. Double L Motors

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WEBSITEhttps://www.doublelmotors.ca/
ADDRESS1509 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T6, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS+1 403-262-9789
OPERATING HOURS Monday - Saturday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
PRICEStarts as low as $13, 000
Car specialization: Almost all types of cars
Offers warranties: Yes
Financing options: Yes
Bi-weekly payment options: Yes
Monthly payment options: Yes
Low-interest rate: Yes
Available for trade-in: Yes
Available for test drives: Yes
Service and maintenance options: Yes
Online inventory available: Yes
Reputation4/5
Inventory4/5
Financing options4/5
Customer service5/5
After-sale service3/5

Double L Motors is a typical used car dealership in Calgary, with a large inventory of quality reconditioned vehicles and competitive used car pricing. But what sets them apart, the way we look at it, is their exceptional customer service.

From the moment you arrive on their lot, they will immediately cater to your car-buying needs. We’ve personally witnessed their dedication to customer satisfaction, and we’re impressed by how they exceed our expectations.

The thing is that their lot can feel a bit cramped at times, which may make it challenging to find the perfect vehicle. Though they do have a wide variety of cars, trucks, and SUVs available, you’re likely to find something that fits your needs and budget.

Well, as mentioned, we find the retail prices to be pretty competitive here, although they don’t fully close themselves from payment plans. We appreciate that they can be generous in terms of financing options too. 

In fact, they serve customers with varying credit backgrounds. This means that, regardless of whether your credit is good or bad, you can still get your dream ride at monthly rates that suit your budget. 

Finally, each vehicle offered for sale has been thoroughly inspected by their team of trained technicians before being placed on the market. We’re picky with car conditions, so we’re really happy with this kind of approach. 

Pros

  • Over 30 years of experience
  • Excellent customer service
  • Experienced team of car inspectors 
  • Low-interest rates, bi-weekly or monthly payments options
  • Caters to customers with varying credit backgrounds
  • Inspected vehicles for sale

Cons

  • Showroom can be a bit cramped at times

Answered all questions, very relaxed

We recently bought a car from Double L and had a very pleasant experience dealing with Keith. Very helpful, showed us the CarFax and mechanical inspection report right away, answered all our questions. No high pressure sales technique, very relaxed. Recommended. – David Dunbar

Understanding, pleasant experience

Bought a car from Double LL Motors a month ago and it was a very pleasant experience. Was new to car loans and how everything worked, but they were understanding and went over how it all works. The car is amazing and I am very happy with the purchase! Would definitely recommend this dealership. – Madeline Quennell

7. Progressive Leasing & Auto Sales

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WEBSITEhttps://www.leaseprogressive.com
ADDRESS4053 Ogden Rd SE, Calgary, AB T2G 4P2, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS+1 403-718-0030
OPERATING HOURS Monday - Thursday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Friday - Saturday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sunday: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Car specialization: None
Offers warranties: Yes
90-day warranty: Yes
Financing options: Yes
Available for test drives: Yes
Service and maintenance options: Yes
Online inventory available: Yes (down at times)
Reputation4/5
Inventory3/5
Financing options4/5
Customer service4/5
After-sale service3/5

Progressive Leasing & Auto Sales has been in the used car dealership business since 2005. Other than experience, the place has other notable things that made them on our list.

First, they ensure that every customer drives off with a car that is in excellent condition. All thanks to their highly experienced technicians, who make sure each vehicle undergoes a thorough inspection before being put up for sale.

Dealership hopping is our one way of gathering details, and we must say that our experience visiting Progressive Leasing is one of the best ones. As soon as we stepped onto their property, their dedicated sales staff greeted us and assisted us with our inquiries.

They made sure to provide us with all the necessary information regarding the cars we said we were interested in without putting any pressure on us. Honestly speaking, it was evident that they’re keen on helping us with browsing. 

However, one drawback is their Carfax report. While they do provide Carfax reports for their vehicles, some customers have noted (during our talks) that the reports may not always be completely accurate or up-to-date. 

Additionally, some of the vehicles had a less-than-stellar history. Now, while this may be a huge concern for some customers, it’s important to note that Progressive Leasing & Auto Sales does offer a minimum 90-day warranty and a mechanical fitness certificate for all vehicles sold.

Pros

  • Over 15 years in the industry
  • Every vehicle undergoes a thorough inspection
  • Welcoming sales staff
  • No-pressure sales
  • 90-day warranty
  • Mechanical fitness certificate for all vehicles

Cons

  • Complaints regarding inconsistencies in their Carfax reports
  • Website can be inaccessible at times

Good price and deal

I bought used car. My first experience in here Canada. Good price and good deal with Glen. He was kind and friendly. Recommend this place to people who are looking for good qualified nice car in Calgary. Need to buy second car soon. – 서서아연

Helps in financing

Gordan and Jason were super helpful. Especially when it comes to financing Jason really understand your situation and really try his best to help you out. Highly recommend if you find the vehicle that you like from Progressive Leasing don’t be afraid to give Gordan and Jason a call. – Jerry Pham

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