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Los Angeles - Car Shopping
Car shopping advice: The internet has leveled the playing field between the car buyer and the auto dealers.  We would recommend that you take a two step process when looking to buy a car.  Step #1 is deciding on the car that you want.  Look at the auto maker's corporate websites.  Go see the cars in person.  Take a test drive.  Get to down to the level where you can describe exactly what you want (color, extras, etc).  Once you have done that, move on to step #2.  This is where you approach the car web-portals (see below) and the local Los Angeles auto dealers (see below) through their internet departments.  Since you are able to tell them exactly what you want, you are effectively turning this into a purchase of a commodity, and the dealers will be forced to cut to the bottom line and compete on price.  I can't stress strongly enough that dealers today appear to recognize two distinct classes of car buyers; the traditional walk-in buyer, who they sell to in the traditional way (hard sell, lots of back and forth, stressing the importance of "service," etc), and internet savvy buyers who they treat as grown-ups and offer their better prices without the hassle.  Do your research on the front end, tell them exactly what you want, and then you will be in control of the transaction.



Car Shopping Portal Sites

Autobytel.com - recommended


Edmonds.com - the message boards on this website are valuable


DriveOne - from Capital One





Other Auto sites of interest

AAA - American Automobile Association



Consumer Reports - Auto section

Los Angeles Auto Show

Craig's List - a good place to find and list used cars






Los Angeles Auto Dealers (cont.)



Jim Falk Lexus of Beverly Hills

Keyes Lexus

Lexus of Cerritos

Lexus of Glendale

Lexus Santa Monica

Lexus of Valenia

Longo Lexus (El Monte)

South Bay Lexus



Alexander BMW (Downtown L.A.)

Beverly Hills BMW

Bob Smith BMW (Calabasas)

Center BMW (Sherman Oaks)

Century West BMW (Universal City)

Long Beach BMW

McKenna BMW (Norwalk)

New Century BMW (Alhambra)

Pacific BMW (Glendale)

Santa Monica BMW

South Bay BMW (Torrance)

Valencia BMW


Mercedes Benz

MBsocal - regional website that all of the Los Angeles Mercedes Benz Dealers appear to tie into




















Los Angeles Auto Dealers



Bob Smith Toyota - La Crescenta

Cabe Toyota of Long Beach

Carson Toyota - this is the one that you see just off the 405 freeway near Long Beach

Hamer Toyota (Mission Hills) - the San Fernando Valley's top selling Toyota dealer by volume

Keyes Toyota (Van Nuys)

Longo Toyota (El Monte) - Largest Toyota dealer in the United States

Manhattan Beach Toyota

Marina Del Rey Toyota - try their internet department

Miller Toyota of Culver City

Northridge Toyota

Penske Toyota (Downey)

Puente Hills Toyota

South Bay Toyota (Gardena)

Toyota Central L.A. (Downtown L.A,)

Toyota of Glendora

Toyota of Long Beach

Toyota of North Hollywood - they claim to have an aggressive internet department

Toyota of Santa Monica



Airport Marina Honda

Carson Honda

Colonial Honda (Glendale)

Community Honda (Whittier)

Diamond Bar Honda

Gardena Honda

Honda of Pasadena

Kaiser Brothers Honda (Downtown L.A)

Keyes Woodland Hills Honda

Kolbe Honda (Reseda)

Long Beach Honda

Miller Honda of Culver City

Miller Honda Van Nuys

Norm Reeves Honda (Cerritos) - #1 Honda Dealer in the USA by volume

Norm Reeves Honda West Covina

Robertson Honda (North Hollywood)

Robertsons Palmdale Honda

Scott Robinson Honda (Torrance)

Sierra Honda (Monrovia)



Acura 101 West - Calabasas

Acura of Glendale

Cerritos Acura

Keyes Acura (Van Nuys)

Planet Acura (Downey)

Power Acura South Bay

Santa Monica Acura - try their internet department

Sierra Acura of Alhambra

Thomas Acura (Covina)

Valencia Acura



Antelope Valley Nissan (Palmdale)

Cerritos Nissan

Glendale Nissan

Miller Nissan of Van Nuys

Miller Nissan Woodland Hills

Santa Monica Nissan

Superior Nissan of Carson

Superior Nissan of Mission Hills

Universal City Nissan