The best "Buy Here,Pay Here"car lot in Cookeville?

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Jan 21, 2011
 
Where is the best one?
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Germans Auto Sales is a good one.

Every one of his cars are finely detailed, have all service maintained once they're on the lot, and even new tires, etc; Like you're buying it from an Auto Dealer.

For quality, that is the best place to go in town, hands down.

However if you're looking for something dirt cheap, there are plenty of lots in town and down hwy 70 that you can buy an 86 Buick Skylark for $80 a week for 80 years..lol And spen $200 a month fixing everything wrong with it in the meantime while you pay them for it. If that's what you're looking for, there are plenty of those lots down hwy 70. If you want a good lot, whose not a cheat, and has very well upkept vehicles, go to Germans, or one of the finer auto sales lots here.
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dont use buy here pay here or you might end up trying to run from repo guys like Mr. brown did!
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Germans Auto Sales is a good one.
Every one of his cars are finely detailed, have all service maintained once they're on the lot, and even new tires, etc; Like you're buying it from an Auto Dealer.
For quality, that is the best place to go in town, hands down.
However if you're looking for something dirt cheap, there are plenty of lots in town and down hwy 70 that you can buy an 86 Buick Skylark for $80 a week for 80 years..lol And spen $200 a month fixing everything wrong with it in the meantime while you pay them for it. If that's what you're looking for, there are plenty of those lots down hwy 70. If you want a good lot, whose not a cheat, and has very well upkept vehicles, go to Germans, or one of the finer auto sales lots here.
I have never been able to make a deal w/ German's. They may have good cars, IDK, but he is proud $$-wise of all of them.

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dont go to a buy here pay here unless you want a car that has gone through an auction. That is all they have and they dont fix any of them .
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Where is the best one?
There is no such thing- they are like the advance money stores. The customer always gets taken.
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Jan 30, 2011
 
liberty auto sales on n. washington is great. i just bought a car there. the guy was really nice and has good prices and will work with you. i highly recomend them.
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Jan 30, 2011
 
Value Motors is a class act.
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I have never been able to make a deal w/ German's. They may have good cars, IDK, but he is proud $$-wise of all of them.
be proud. I made a deal several months ago with him now my estimated repairs are more than the car is worth. Will just have to drive it til it stops running cause I can't pay that much to fix it. Just bought someone elses junk. Lesson learned.
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I've bought several cars at Tracy Sweats Auto he's fair and if its major will pay to get it fixed for you...honest ...great Guy... pay your debt on time, he works with ya if ya can't.. don't run from him, he will find ya. I've had no major issues with the cars I bought.. if you know what your buying and wat to look for then no problem..if u don't get someone who does know to go with u.. Try Tracy Sweats Auto ...
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Liberty auto on Washington down past the tracks & close to the fire station. We've had our car for over a year now. Good prices and John is great to work with! We had just moved, our car kurplunked & the bank wouldn't loan us bc we had both just started our jobs and just moved.. Really sucked! But we found a 2005 vibe from them & only 1 time had a problem but they fixed it for us & u also get free oil changes as long as u have the car, which us awesome!! We have a really great payment and I've never felt cheated! I highly recommend them!!
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Apr 17, 2011
 
I am paying payments on a car also and so is my fiance, he works with you. But from what my fiance said the other day is they stopped doing buy here pay here its strictly pay cash. Still may want to check though. My car runs and drives great and i love it!!
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dont go to a buy here pay here unless you want a car that has gone through an auction. That is all they have and they dont fix any of them .
Most all dealers get their cars from auctions. Even the new car stores. Where do you think they all come from? Fall from the sky?
There are junks at the auctions, and excellent cars also..
As for the "They don't fix them"?? Who? ALL buy here pay here dealers?.... ridiculous.

The real problem lies in the fact that they're selling and FINANCING cars to people who have a history of not paying their bills (for whatever reason). And the majority of these people don't have much money, and want to put as little as possible down.

Hence, the buy here pay here lots can't buy expensive cars to sell to those customers, because of the Cash outlay to begin with, and the fact that they'll never get paid for most of them. Right, I said Most of them.

So in order to try and provide YOU with a car, with your $300. down payment, and knowing they'll only get paid for a little while, they buy inexpensive high mileage cars.(which Do Break from time to time).

I'm sure they'd rather sell you a nice new low mileage car, it would be much less headache for them... until they were shortly broke and out of business.

Not to mention, when a buy here pay here car breaks down, even after 6 months or so, the customer often stops paying for it. I guess that's to punish the dealer for lending them the money to buy a car.

If you buy a car and finance it through the bank, and it breaks 6 months later you'd never consider just not paying for it. Well that's what the buy here pay here dealer is, the bank. The bank who's selling you an old cheap high mileage car, because that's all you can afford.

Not to mention, all too often, people with the least money, the least ability and attention span to pay are the most demanding. Expecting a 120,000 mile car to perform like new for another 100,000 miles.

I've too often seen in my 25 years as a buy here pay here dealer, the welfare mentality of "I don't know who's going to take responsibility for the repairs on my car forever, but it's not going to be me."

So, let me guess, you purchased a buy here pay here car, gave them $300.00 down, made about half your weekly payments, while you wore it out delivering mail or pizzas or something. Of course never doing any maintenance to it. Then after 30,000 miles of stop and go driving the transmission went out right?

So you whined to the dealer, he offered to pay half the repair for you,(cause he knows you won't pay your debt if the car isn't running) and you didn't even want to take half responsibility for something that was ALL your responsibility.

So you filled the car with bags of trash, stole the battery and tires off it, made him find it at your cousins house, have it ramp trucked back to the lot.

THEN told everyone how he screwed you .... How close am I?

People, don't listen to this person. If you can only afford a buy here pay here car, go get one. A practical one, from a dealer that
has decent looking cars and isn't charging you double. And he'll probably help you out if you have problems as long as your making your payments and you're reasonable.

This is just my opinion after being a buy here pay here dealer for 25 years. I hope it was insightful.
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Jun 22, 2011
 
Brian wrote:
<quoted text>Most all dealers get their cars from auctions. Even the new car stores. Where do you think they all come from? Fall from the sky?
There are junks at the auctions, and excellent cars also..
As for the "They don't fix them"?? Who? ALL buy here pay here dealers?.... ridiculous.

The real problem lies in the fact that they're selling and FINANCING cars to people who have a history of not paying their bills (for whatever reason). And the majority of these people don't have much money, and want to put as little as possible down.

Hence, the buy here pay here lots can't buy expensive cars to sell to those customers, because of the Cash outlay to begin with, and the fact that they'll never get paid for most of them. Right, I said Most of them.

So in order to try and provide YOU with a car, with your $300. down payment, and knowing they'll only get paid for a little while, they buy inexpensive high mileage cars.(which Do Break from time to time).

I'm sure they'd rather sell you a nice new low mileage car, it would be much less headache for them... until they were shortly broke and out of business.

Not to mention, when a buy here pay here car breaks down, even after 6 months or so, the customer often stops paying for it. I guess that's to punish the dealer for lending them the money to buy a car.

If you buy a car and finance it through the bank, and it breaks 6 months later you'd never consider just not paying for it. Well that's what the buy here pay here dealer is, the bank. The bank who's selling you an old cheap high mileage car, because that's all you can afford.

Not to mention, all too often, people with the least money, the least ability and attention span to pay are the most demanding. Expecting a 120,000 mile car to perform like new for another 100,000 miles.

I've too often seen in my 25 years as a buy here pay here dealer, the welfare mentality of "I don't know who's going to take responsibility for the repairs on my car forever, but it's not going to be me."

So, let me guess, you purchased a buy here pay here car, gave them $300.00 down, made about half your weekly payments, while you wore it out delivering mail or pizzas or something. Of course never doing any maintenance to it. Then after 30,000 miles of stop and go driving the transmission went out right?

So you whined to the dealer, he offered to pay half the repair for you,(cause he knows you won't pay your debt if the car isn't running) and you didn't even want to take half responsibility for something that was ALL your responsibility.

So you filled the car with bags of trash, stole the battery and tires off it, made him find it at your cousins house, have it ramp trucked back to the lot.

THEN told everyone how he screwed you .... How close am I?

People, don't listen to this person. If you can only afford a buy here pay here car, go get one. A practical one, from a dealer that
has decent looking cars and isn't charging you double. And he'll probably help you out if you have problems as long as your making your payments and you're reasonable.

This is just my opinion after being a buy here pay here dealer for 25 years. I hope it was insightful.
We went to buy here pay here bc the bank said we weren't "stable" bc of my husbands military background & us moving stations!!! Ridiculous! We put $2500 down on a 2005 vibe with 40k miles! Never 1 problem for almost 2 years! They offer free oil changes, we use those every time we need one! Heck, why not?! We pay our bill 2 weeks early every month. Not everyone are bad bill payers or can't get financed bc of bad bills. Or get crap cars from BHPH lots. We got lucky, yes!!! But just saying...
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Value Motors is a class act.
What class are you talking about?

Go on the 'net and take a look at the Court of Appeals decision on the owner's sales tax cheating. Or maybe consider he's been evicted out of the J&S building he was renting for, guess what, nonpayment of rent.

What Value Motor Company does (or did) is get a cheap car at auction or trade-in, charge what they paid for it as your down payment, and then, here comes the good part.

When the vehicle inevitably breaks down, he will be glad to fix it for you, no problem. Oops, you can't afford the inflated bill? No worries. He simply adds the cost to your original loan. You pay and pay and pay and come to the end of the original loan period and find you owe for another two years.

Owner's a nice guy but run from the hills if you care a thing about sleezy business practices.

JMHO
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Jun 23, 2011
 
German's is a nice one, but a little pricey, no doubt.

The reason I like his place is that even though it's pricey, he gets every service completed when he buys a car, and shows receipts thus leaving you with a car you know is worthy of paying for, and will serve you well.

Most lots around town may sell a car for $1000 less, but will have a hose duct taped up, or a couple bottles of trans-fix dumped in, hidden problems or similar so they can sell it, and YOU get to pay to fix it when it breaks on you, thus leaving you with a repair bill to pay for a month or two later on their car, or leaving you to give the car back after making enough payments for them to replace the trans now and sell it to another sucker.

Germans is a little pricey, but when it comes to buy here/pay here lots around here, you DO get what you pay for.
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Jun 23, 2011
 
Last I knew Germans wasn't a buy here pay here lot. He was cash. I bought a car from him a few years ago, got a really good deal, car ran great, never had a problem. His cars may be alittle pricey, but you get a better car than the buy here pay here lots.
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Jun 24, 2011
 
Bought a car from Germans, and couldn't be happier.

Lighthouse Auto Sales is another good lot in town. They are very reasonable on price, and have very nice cars too.
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um wrote:
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We went to buy here pay here bc the bank said we weren't "stable" bc of my husbands military background & us moving stations!!! Ridiculous! We put $2500 down on a 2005 vibe with 40k miles! Never 1 problem for almost 2 years! They offer free oil changes, we use those every time we need one! Heck, why not?! We pay our bill 2 weeks early every month. Not everyone are bad bill payers or can't get financed bc of bad bills. Or get crap cars from BHPH lots. We got lucky, yes!!! But just saying...
Exactly.... that is what buy here pay here dealers are looking for, "good people who have had trouble". You were responsible and put a large down payment on the car, they sold you as nice of a car as they could with your circumstances.

And I'm sure that contrary to what the people in some of these replies posted, they didn't "buy the car at the auction and never touch it"
If all buy here pay here customers were like you, everyone would make out on the buy here pay here deal.
Thanks for standing up for an honest dealer.
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Brian wrote:
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Most all dealers get their cars from auctions. Even the new car stores. Where do you think they all come from? Fall from the sky?
There are junks at the auctions, and excellent cars also..
As for the "They don't fix them"?? Who? ALL buy here pay here dealers?.... ridiculous.
The real problem lies in the fact that they're selling and FINANCING cars to people who have a history of not paying their bills (for whatever reason). And the majority of these people don't have much money, and want to put as little as possible down.
Hence, the buy here pay here lots can't buy expensive cars to sell to those customers, because of the Cash outlay to begin with, and the fact that they'll never get paid for most of them. Right, I said Most of them.
So in order to try and provide YOU with a car, with your $300. down payment, and knowing they'll only get paid for a little while, they buy inexpensive high mileage cars.(which Do Break from time to time).
I'm sure they'd rather sell you a nice new low mileage car, it would be much less headache for them... until they were shortly broke and out of business.
Not to mention, when a buy here pay here car breaks down, even after 6 months or so, the customer often stops paying for wwit. I guess that's to punish the dealer for lending them the money to buy a car.
If you buy a car and finance it through the bank, and it breaks 6 months later you'd never consider just not paying for it. Well that's what the buy here pay here dealer is, the bank. The bank who's selling you an old cheap high mileage car, because that's all you can afford.
Not to mention, all too often, people with the least money, the least ability and attention span to pay are the most demanding. Expecting a 120,000 mile car to perform like new for another 100,000 miles.
wwI've too often seen in my 25 years as a buy here pay here dealer, the welfare mentality of "I don't know who's going to take responsibility for the repairs on my car forever, but it's not going to be me."
So, let me guess, you purchased a buy here pay here car, gave them $300.00 down, made about half your weekly payments, while you wore it out delivering mail or pizzas or something. Of course never doing any maintenance to it. Then after 30,000 miles of stop and go driving the transmission went out right?
So you whined to the dealer, he offered to pay half the repair for you,(cause he knows you won't pay your debt if the car isn't running) and you didn't even want to take half responsibility for something that was ALL your responsibility.
So you filled the car with bags of trash, stole the battery and tires off it, made him find it at your cousins house, have it ramp trucked back to the lot.
THEN told everyone how he screwed you .... How close am I?
People, don't listen to this person. If you can only afford a buy here pay here car, go get one. A practical one, from a dealer that
has decent looking cars and isn't charging you double. And he'll probably help you out if you have problems as long as your making your payments and you're reasonable.
This is just my opinion after being a buy here pay here dealer for 25 years. I hope it was insightful.
HAAAHAA.... OMG...U ARE MY NEW HERO!!! I GO THRU THIS SHIT EVERYDAY...I THOUGHT IT JUST HAPPEDED AT MY CARLOT....U ARE A GOD!!!!

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