Molalla, OR - 9/13/2013
My 11 year old car finally died and I was hesitant to start the car buying process. I went to my credit union for a loan and the lady there referred me to Central Sales. She raved about it them... I made the phone call to start the process and to my surprise these guys were AWESOME! Extremely helpful and not pushy, knowledgeable and an overall good feeling.
I did send them a link to a car I was looking at (not a Tonkin car) and asked if they had anything alike with the year and millage. They were happy to inform me details of the car and did advise it was a great deal! I appreciated the honesty and the help even though it was not a sale they could make. Central Sales is highly recommend and I will spread their name to anyone purchasing a car.
Portland, OR - 1/13/2014
These guys did it again. Just bought our 2nd car from Central Sales and the same AMAZING service! Car was delivered to my office. Did all the paperwork sitting in the driver's seat of my new car - literally. Will never step foot in a dealership again to buy a car. And I checked on-line - got the best possible price, and I got the best possible truly no-hassle service. Highly recommend.
Portland, OR - 1/17/2014
First, let me say that I hate buying cars. The whole dealer process is full of hassles and you are left wondering if you got a good deal. The process with Central Sales is EXACTLY the opposite. I have never had such a hassle free buying process. The people there are great and the process couldn't have been better. Finally, a dealer that understands what the car buying process should be like. I highly recommend.
Portland, OR - 9/25/2013
We just purchased a used Toyota Sequoia from Central Sales and it was by far the easiest car buying experience ever! They brought 3 cars to our home to test drive and they never pressured us in the process. The Sequoia was great and the service was equally great. They handled all of the finance arrangements for us and gave us a very fair number for our Nissan on trade. If you want the easiest car buying experience ever than you owe it to yourself to call these guys. We will be referring all of our friends and family to Central Sales!
Portland, OR - 1/31/2013
Going into my car buying process was daunting, to say the least. That is until I was connected with Central Sales. I HONESTLY can not say enough good things about their services and the way I was treated!
I was very nervous about making a large purchase and had been warned by pretty much every person I know about the "dealership pressure" to expect, the long hours of negotiating and waiting for better deals. I didnt have to deal with ANY of it!!
My first step was calling, I spoke to a very nice and poised young woman who asked what I did and did not want in a car and what my budget was. Later that day I was emailed a list of SEVERAL options from all the Ron Tonkin lots. I did my car shopping on my couch in my robe that night.
Once I made some selections, I contacted her again and she BROUGHT THE CAR TO MY HOUSE for the test drive! Are you kidding me?? Who does that?? Thats INCREDIBLE SERVICE! She answered all 42,688 questions I had before during and after the test drive and never seemed annoyed or frustrated by my lack of car knowledge.
After a few phone calls with banks about the loans the deal was done. The very next day, she brought the car back to my house and I signed the check in my living room. No hours at the dealership, no haggling, no pressure. Just the best rate first and answers to any questions.
I seriously dont know how this experience could have been easier! I am recommending Central Sales to EVERYONE I know who is interested in buying a car. The leg work is all done for you with a smile and they never hesitate to make sure you know everything you want to about what you're getting into. I will never buy a car anywhere else!
Beaverton, OR - 7/17/2013
This past week was the 2nd time I've used Central Sales in the last six months. I think their team is amazing --especially Stacy Evenson--and they have made my car buying experiences nothing but positive!
Like others, I dread shopping for a new vehicle and facing the hassle and pressure of negotiating with multiple parties at a dealership. Not the case with Central Sales. They asked what was on my "wish list" and brought the perfect car to my home for a test drive. I was sold within minutes and took possession of my new (washed and gassed) car the very next day!
Stacy was so helpful and patient through the initial screen processing while I was trying to find the right car. Then, once we'd narrowed it down...she delivered two great choices to my door making the final selection easy and stress free. I'll never buy another car any other way.
I've referred them to other friends and colleagues--one bought a car through them just last month! Central Sales (and Stacy) have a customer (and fan) for life!
Portland, OR - 10/10/2012
Wow. These guys actually make shopping for a car fun and convenient without charging a premium.
Neither my wife or I are car people. My wife was looking for an all-wheel drive car that would be fun to drive and function well with our kids. At the suggestion of a friend, we called Central Sales.
A day after listening to my wife's criteria, a big guy named Ben showed up with an Acura MDX. My wife test drove it around the neighborhood. She liked the car, but felt it was a little small for our family of five and our dog.
At my wife's request, Ben showed up the next day with an Audi Q7. It was a perfect match. We couldn't be happier.
The service was fantastic. But it was Ben's great listening skills that impressed us the most.
Portland, OR - 12/14/2012
I cannot believe dealerships haven't done this before. They brought MULTIPLE cars to my work for me to try. It was brilliant. The associates were so incredibly nice too. I think between my boyfriend and I we must have asked a thousand question and they were on all of them in no time.
Not only did this process take the stress out of buying a car but made me feel so much more confident with making a big purchase.
A big purchase such as a car should not be taken lightly and should not be one where the customer is the one who's having to put themselves out there.
Tonkin has really changed the way people shop for cars, instead putting the customer first. Very cool in my book.
McMinnville, OR - 3/1/2013
In February, my husband and I bought a brand new Toyota Tacoma truck through the amazing services of Central Sales in Portland, an automotive concierge. I had never heard of such a service, but was introduced to it by my son-in-law. Without leaving our home, we were able to get exactly what we wanted delivered to us to test drive and upon purchasing brought to our home. Stacy Evenson, a client specialist with Central Sales couldn't have been a better person to show us how easy it could be. Not only did we get a very competitive rate, we got personal attention in how to use the new technology and workings of a our new truck. All the paperwork, all the details were brought to our home with our new truck. Stacy spent time explaining everything to us and I felt assured that as consumers we were being taken care of. It was a totally opposite feeling from past experiences buying a new vehicle. Thank you Stacy and Central Sales for a brilliant way to make purchasing a new vehicle so pleasant!