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First Time Car Buyer Tips near Capitol Heights, MD

First Time Car Buyer Tips near Capitol Heights, MD

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Eduardo Figueroa
Eduardo Figueroa
GOOGLE
3-17-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Paul Saint Germain
Paul Saint Germain
GOOGLE
3-14-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great service!

Loreto Virtudes
Loreto Virtudes
GOOGLE
3-12-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Tristan Everhart
Tristan Everhart
GOOGLE
3-12-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Denise Shaffer
Denise Shaffer
GOOGLE
3-12-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great experience. Hunter from financing did a great job finalizing the sale.

Chris Romano
Chris Romano
GOOGLE
3-10-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Excellent dealer, sales, financing, and managers were great to work with and it was a nice buying experience. They gave us a great deal on top of great service!

Ashley Brooks
Ashley Brooks
GOOGLE
3-7-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Carla Williams
Carla Williams
GOOGLE
3-4-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Always great!

Denise M
Denise M
GOOGLE
2-27-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
MARLON PINEDA
MARLON PINEDA
GOOGLE
2-26-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

"17 February 2020, Pohanka Service"

croslin95
DEALERRATER
2-19-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I arrived at 0700 just a little after the doors had opened and warmly greeted by Ryan Bartholomew, my Service Technician. He is a pleasure to work with and he goes the extra mile to ensure that your repairs and vehicle needs are attended to. Moreover, Ryan and I have been connected since I purchased my vehicle from Pohanka and he can ALWAYS call me by name when he sees me. I come an hour away (Bowie, MD) for the customer service, to have my 2013 Suburban cared for. Job well done Ryan and Pohanka Chevorlet!

Ray P
Ray P
GOOGLE
2-18-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Fantastic dealership. Amad Tariq and Hunter Bowles were excellent to deal with. Highly recommend!

Glenn Rife
Glenn Rife
GOOGLE
2-18-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

They had the car I wanted and worked to get it to me at the price I could afford. Anuj was prompt and professional with all contact, over e-mail and in person. This is the second car I've leased from Pohanka, and I don't know why I would visit any other Chevy Dealer.

Dennis Orts
Dennis Orts
GOOGLE
2-17-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

See Ryan he’s the main reason I go there.

Kimberly Calinger
Kimberly Calinger
GOOGLE
2-16-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

This was the fastest and best used car experience I've had. David Poole, Juan Andrade, and Hunter Bowles were all very courteous and professional. A great value on a good used car with a wonderful customer experience. I would definitely go back to this dealership!

Adam Calinger
Adam Calinger
GOOGLE
2-16-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

My wife and I just bought a used car from Pohanka Chevrolet and had an excellent experience! We loved working with our manager David Poole. I called and spoke with him a couple days before we bought the car. He texted me a couple days later and we worked out the arrangements before we even went to the dealership. This was great since we live over an hour away. When we got to the dealership Juan Andrade went on a test drive with us. He was very professional. Once we decided to buy the car we got in right away to finalize the deal. Hunter Bowles, who is the finance manager, processed a registration transfer for us right there then printed out a new registration card. Thank you for a fabulous experience!!

Eva Ruiz
Eva Ruiz
GOOGLE
2-15-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Amad Tariq and Pohanka

Nelson P
EDMUNDS
2-14-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The experience was very positive. The sales associate focused on our needs and wanted to work with us to reach an agreeable negotiated price. Was very pleased with the final negotiated sales price. At all times, the sales associate was very transparent with us and he was focused on meeting our needs. I will recommend Pohanka to friends in the market for new or used car.

Sandeep Roka
Sandeep Roka
GOOGLE
2-14-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star
Eligio Flores
Eligio Flores
GOOGLE
2-14-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star
Brian
Brian
GOOGLE
2-13-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

My Service Advisor was excellent today I was in and out in under an hour for an oil change and tire rotation. I don’t know my advisor’s name but she was very nice very punctual and well educated. I will return.

K Quarterman
K Quarterman
GOOGLE
2-8-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star Empty Star
Ben Newsome
Ben Newsome
GOOGLE
2-7-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star Empty Star

Parts person forgot to order my part caused me to go 3 more days without a car

Louise Kettner
Louise Kettner
GOOGLE
2-5-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Just picked up my new Blazer yesterday. My sales consultant, Anuj Bharadwaj, was great! This is the 2nd car I've bought from him and my son has also purchased a car from Anuj. He is always the ultimate, gentleman, actively listens to my concerns and doesn't pressure me on anything. I always find buying a car from him to be a pleasant experience. In addition, meeting the Business Manager, Hunter Bowles, was also a good interaction. He has wonderful customer service skills and is also pleasant to deal with. He thoroughly explained all my options for extended warranties and found me the best interest rate. I have been buying from Pohanka Chevrolet for 20 years. I do recommend this car dealership.

Anxi Jia
Anxi Jia
GOOGLE
2-1-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
polyticks04
polyticks04
GOOGLE
1-31-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Jessica Hernandez
Jessica Hernandez
GOOGLE
1-30-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Jon Weatherholtz
Jon Weatherholtz
GOOGLE
1-30-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Professional and low pressure.

Tom
EDMUNDS
1-27-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Jason provided a first class sales experience. He was friendly, knowledgeable, and provided just the right amount of follow up. He knew the vehicle and was able to answer all of my questions. He also did a good job explaining the closing documents. I highly recommend his services.

James Whalen
James Whalen
GOOGLE
1-25-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Very good customer service

Danielle Gillyard
Danielle Gillyard
GOOGLE
1-23-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I came in to have 2 recalls fixed on my vehicle. I tried calling another dealership who I ended up contacting 3x and they never got back to me. I called Pohanka and they ordered the parts for me the next day. My service consultant was Adrian and he was so nice. I hate going to car dealerships as a woman because they can tell I'm totally not a car person and try to take advantage. He was really nice and made me feel very comfortable. They even offered to shuttle me to and from my house while they fixed my car! I ended up getting an oil change as well. Would def return. Thank you Adrian!

Jamie X
Jamie X
GOOGLE
1-21-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Jason is incredible. Super helpful not pushy. Offered an excellent deal

Rony Ordoñez
Rony Ordoñez
GOOGLE
1-21-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star Empty Star
Brian Rowland
Brian Rowland
GOOGLE
1-19-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great experience. I worked with Jason Buckley, made the deal over the phone/emails because I am out of the area. They provided me a ride from the airport and the vehicle was ready upon my arrival. I highly recommend them, their price couldn't be beat in my area.

Abel Romero
Abel Romero
GOOGLE
1-18-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Leah Pope
Leah Pope
GOOGLE
1-17-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
john dempsey
john dempsey
GOOGLE
1-13-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great experience and quick. Love the Colorado and plan to be back for another in 39 months

nasra parveen
nasra parveen
GOOGLE
1-12-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
David Lopez
David Lopez
GOOGLE
1-10-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Clyde Buchanan
Clyde Buchanan
GOOGLE
1-8-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Excellent as usual. In and out no appointment needed.

Charles Dudley II
Charles Dudley II
GOOGLE
1-7-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

These guys are just great!

Great Experience

JOEL EIDELBERG
CARS
1-6-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Working with Pohanka Chevrolet was a great experience and they couldn't have made the process any easier. Andrew Brunt was very attentive to what I was looking for without the high pressure sales pitch. I was able to take advantage of the employee pricing promo which allowed me to purchase a 6 yr 75000 mile extended warranty. Hunter Bowled explained all of the details of the warranty to my wife and I and was able to provide a price that we can afford. I will definitely return for my next vehicle and will tell my friends to visit as well.

Joel Eidelberg
Joel Eidelberg
GOOGLE
1-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Working with Pohanka Chevrolet was a great experience and they couldn't have made the process any easier. Andrew Brunt was very attentive to what I was looking for without the high pressure sales pitch. I was able to take advantage of the employee pricing promo which allowed me to purchase a 6 yr 75000 mile extended warranty. Hunter Bowles explained all of the details of the warranty to my wife and I and was able to provide a price that we can afford. I will definitely return for my next vehicle and will tell my friends to visit as well.

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Whether you’re a recent college graduate or just looking for that first vehicle to be your adventure partner, Pohanka Automotive Group has a couple of tips that will point you in the right direction and make the process nothing short of thrilling and memorable! After you've read through our article, visit our dealership to check out our showroom and find that car that rises to and surpasses your standards. We’re open seven days a week and hope you’ll stop by soon!

Start Planning Your Purchase

Before stepping foot on our lot, you might begin with thinking about your budget. It’s essential to know how much you can afford each month, start establishing a credit line, and preparing yourself for a loan. With our handy Payment Calculator tool, you can easily see both what the vehicle you have your eyes on would cost you every month as well as your purchasing power. This way, you can figure out if you can put an amount down for a down payment and start looking into loan options. Under both the Search New and Search Used tabs at the top of our website, you’ll find our 30-Second Pre-Approval form. In just a couple of steps, you can qualify for a loan – you don’t even have to provide your Social Security Number, Date of Birth, and there’s no effect on your credit score to get started. If you happen to have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Our Helpful Finance Department

Of course, we know getting your hands on your first vehicle isn’t an easy process, however, with our Finance Department, you can expect every step to go smoothly. If you haven’t completed the pre-approval before stopping in, we’re here to lead you through that essential step before proceeding further. Then, whether you want to lease or purchase your first ride, we work with our numerous banking connections as well as local lenders to will find you that loan that won’t exceed your budget. The last part will be to put together a payment plan that’s designed for you and your financial situation so you can drive that car around without draining your wallet! If you’re confident enough to get a head start on the process, our Finance Application is available to you right from your laptop or smartphone. Just enter your information in the required fields, submit it to us, and we will contact you for the following steps!

Check out Our Wide Inventory!

The door to our dealership is always open, but you can also begin your car search right here on our website. It doesn’t matter if you’re on a budget, want a brand-new model, or one that’s like-new, you can find it all under our Search New and Search Used tabs. After you’ve selected a category, our intuitive search tool allows you to further narrow down your search makes, models, years, locations, and fuel economy to find your perfect fit. As you’re scrolling down the list of vehicles, you’ll be able to see detailed features it comes with, the mileage, and photos of the interior and exterior. If you’re looking for pre-owned models, we’ve provided you with the CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™ for each so you can view any maintenance it’s had done, prior owners, and if it’s encountered any damage. After you’ve picked out that perfect contender, come and take it for a test drive!

We’re hoping our first time car buyer tips near Capitol Heights, MD, provide you some confidence and for your car hunt! We’re eagerly awaiting your visit at Pohanka Automotive Group to help you with each step of the car-buying process so you can drive that vehicle you’ve been wanting off our lot today. Stop by soon!


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