Stu is your man. I went through a crazy week trying to find a good deal on Subaru Outback. After some truly horrible experiences at Chuck Olsen Chevrolet, I found Auto Connections. Stu gave me his cell number, and made it easy for me to trust him and let me know exactly what his situation was. There was no checking with a sales manager crap. Stu is a car broker, which means that he is a middle man between a dealership and people that hate dealerships. You might think this sounds expensive and lavish, but it is not. Stu is still cheaper than most car dealerships can even offer. I will never buy a car anywhere else, he even has customers in other areas of the state. Where else can you buy a car where they have thank you letters plastered all over their office?
Posted: 6/14/2012 • Link to this review
Looking for a "first" car for my daughter, I scoured the craigslist ads and found way too many "rebuilt title", "selling for a dead relative", "lost the title", or "it was just a minor accident" stories for my taste. I was referred by a friend to Auto Connections in Bellevue, called them up, told them what I was looking for and how much I wanted to spend, and after a few weeks and a few test drives, they found exactly what I was looking for (or should I say what my daughter was looking for!). I have to say that Stu, the owner, made the process relatively painless and I was treat very fairly and with integrity. I was allowed to have the vehicle inspected by my own mechanic and ever though it had a few minor issues, which Stu was more than willing to fix, I have to say I am completely satisfied with my purchase and the overall experience. I do have to admit that I was a bit hesitant after reading a few of the Yelp reviews, but I recommend looking at the "filtered" reviews (a bit of a pain to get to but worth it) and you'll get a much different sense about these guys. Don't know why Yelp filters all the good reviews - seems kind of dumb? Thanks again Auto Connections of Bellevue, and if you see a red-headed 17 year old girl running around town in her shinny new red Beetle, give her a wave!
Posted: 5/24/2012 • Link to this review
Bought a car from Auto Connections in Bellevue in Aug 2010. Only 2 weeks after owning the car (3rd time taking it out of the driveway), the transmission went out. After a lot of back and forth with Auto Connections, they refused to resolve the issue. So, trying to make the best out of a horrible situation, we had a friendly local repair shop install another transmission. Now, only one year after purchasing the car and getting another transmission installed, it has broken down again and will cost at least another $1500 to repair. Long story short, my originally $3500 used car has now ended up to be at least $7500 and has lasted one year. I would not recommend Auto Connections to anyone. Terrible service with a general lack of interest in customer support and satisfaction. If you're looking for an honest used car dealership, steer clear of Auto Connections.
Posted: 9/07/2011 • Link to this review
I bought my car from Stu at Auto Connections in Bellevue and was very pleased. Great car, good price, very fair and easy negotiations. I felt like I was treated with intergity throughout the entire process. I would definitely refer them to anyone.
Posted: 5/01/2010 • Link to this review