Pittsburgh's Original Rent to Own Dealership!
Southside Motors is an innovative dealership located in Pittsburgh's historic South Side neighborhood. We offer a variety of programs, such as traditional financing, for both good and troubled credit.
We also offer our Rent to Own program -- a unique concept in automotive finance! We know bad things can happen to good people... Divorce... Illness... Job loss... Tax problems... We can even help if you are in bankruptcy or.. have had repossessions. We have been in your shoes, and we're happy to pay the goodwill forward!
With the Rent to Own program, there is no credit check! Why settle for a beat-up, 10-year-old car with over 120,000 miles from a Buy Here, Pay Here lot? Our revolutionary program allows us to put you into a quality car, minivan, SUV, or crossover of your choice without even checking your credit history!
Our representatives guide you through every step of the process, including financing and insurance!
We also accept cash.
Only place I could find in Pittsburgh that does not check your credit. I guess they can if you want them to though. I went to 6 places that tried to sell me vehicles with like 140,000 miles on them and give me a 30 day warranty. I was like are you kidding me. This place actually lets you pick the vehicle you want and they don't make you take what they want you to buy. I even tried that new place Drive Time and everything they say on TV and there website is BS. When I went into the dealership everything was different from what they told me on the phone and different from what the website said. All the vehicles they would let me get were a lot over 100,000 miles and look and sounded rough. I would not even waste you time going to Drive Time because they are a bunch of jokers there. Southside Motors took there time with me and worked with me to get the Explorer I wanted. I couldn't be happier with these guys. Take it from me I have horrible credit and it didn't even mater. God Bless the guys down at Southside Motors..
Posted: 7/19/2017 • Link to this review
Honestly probably some of the best service I've had in years with a car lot. I went in there and explained that my credit was horrible but I didn't want to go somewhere where I'd get a car with 125,000 miles and no warranty. They were able to put me in a 2005 Pacifica loaded up with leather and all! Not too mention I also got a 2 year warranty and only had to use it once so far for a water pump. The warranty company was so nice and so easy to deal with and only a $100 deductible. Best part about all of this is they didn't even check my credit. Big THANKS to Southside Motors. :)
Posted: 7/08/2015 • Link to this review
I got a car here and have to say that they did me pretty good. Only problem I have had is with the insurance company. I had Safe Auto and I guess you cant use them with the rent to own program. Not a big deal cause they helped me get new insurance. They new insurance they got me was alot cheaper anyhow. I think my whole family got cars from this place. Well maybe not the whole famaily but 4 of us did now. As far as I know everyone is happy with there cars so far and my one sister has had hers for a little over a year now.
Posted: 1/28/2013 • Link to this review
Ok, I tried the crap places and let me tell you that you get what you pay for. The JD Byrider sold me a 2001 Taurus with 98,000 miles on it that lasted 4 months then blew th engine and took 2 months to get it back. I told them to shove it. I then went to Carhops just 2 months ago and they sold me a truck AS IS with a warranty just on the engine and tranny. It has been in the shop 4 times already. Went to Southside Motors and got me a 2006 Chevy Trailblazer with only 68,000 miles on it. So far so good. I gots a 2 year warranty with her also and can it where I want to if it needs work. I could tell as soon as I walked in that this place is different then the other rip off places. I wish I would of went here before wasting all the money I did with the 2 crappy places. I guess there is still some decent car buying places out there.
Posted: 1/15/2013 • Link to this review
I think what we have with the post below is a case of ROY didn't make his payments so he probaly got his car repoed. I can tell you first hand that these people are great and they were the only ones that took the time to help us. It is a shame that people would go to the level of putting this place down because of something they did wrong. This is the only place in pittsburgh that we could find to help us get a DEPENDABLE car and give us a 2 year warenty. God help ROY. This really burns me because some people that come to this review site might really believe this fool. If you think my review is fake you can call me 412-425-9492. Don't worry Southside Motors I will set people right..
Posted: 12/01/2012 • Link to this review
I have bought many cars over my lifetime and I have seen it all. This place is nothing like most car places. I got a good vibe as soon as I talked to them on the phone. I talked to a person on the phone and he told me all about the rent to own program and that there wasn't a credit check and you get a 2 year warranty. He told me that he was just filling in that day because the 2 owners were at the auction buying cars and that he would do what he could to help explain everything. I was on the phone for 28 minutes with him and he went out of his way answering my questions. He told me to come in and talk to one of the owners. I went in told them my situation and they told me they could help me and they did. They didn't even care about my 2 repo's. I really think these people car about there customers. Unlike most car places in Pittsburgh..
Posted: 11/28/2012 • Link to this review
I'm very happy with the way this place treated me when I went in to buy my car. I still don't know how they can do what they do and let people get nice cars without even doing a credit check. Of course I went to some other places and they all said the same thing when they saw how bad my credit was. Everyone tried to give me a old clunker. SS Motors let me pick the car I wanted and even said I could get a SUV if I wanted. I'm also glad because I have a 2 year warranty in case something happens to it. I don't think I have ever been so excited in my life before..
Posted: 6/12/2012 • Link to this review
After going to I think 5 other places to try to get a good car I started to think I would have to settle for a but here pay here place. My mother called me and told me she saw a tv advertisement for Southside Motors and I should check them out. I went here and the people were all really nice and I didn't feel like they were trying to sell me a pyle of junk. I told them I only had $2000.00 and I needed something with good miles cause I drive about 80 miles a day for my job. I decided to get the 2005 Ford Escape with only 63,000 miles on it. I still can't believe I'm not driving a junky car anymore. This is a great place..
Posted: 3/08/2012 • Link to this review
I had been looking for a car for about 2 weeks and I went to a ton of car lots and I couldn't get any help. I ended up looking on craigslist because I figured I would have to try my luck on a $2000.00 car and hope it wouldn't break down on me. I came by a add about Southside Motors Rent To Own program and it got the best of me so I called and talked to them about it. I decided to go check them out and I'm soooo glad I did because I left with a 2005 Chevy Cobalt with low miles and only had to put $2000.00 down and pay about $300.00 a month for 2 years and better yet I have a 2 year warranty. This is the only place that would help me and I'm glad I went here.
Posted: 10/13/2011 • Link to this review
This place is great. I was told by a good friend to go here because she got her car here. I went in picked a car out and they didn't even check my credit. (thank god) They talked to me like a human being and not like most other places did after I told them my credit was bad. I have had my car for 9 months now without any problems. Great place and great people.
Posted: 10/03/2011 • Link to this review
I thought for sure I couldnt get approved for an auto loan. We tried at a bunch of the big dealers and they all said my credit score was to low! Southside Motors didnt even do a credit check and before I knew it I was able to get into any car on the lot! My husband and I were sick to death of dealing with repair bills on our old car so we got rid of it and got a nice car from Southside Motors. My only complaint was that we had to wait for the insurance on our vehicle. It was a Saturday and it was hard to find a place to get insurance. They let us use their insurance broker and I have to admit he got us cheap insurance...At any rate all and all I think it was a pretty fair shake! Delores Peterman Pittsburgh PA
Posted: 9/10/2010 • Link to this review
WE went there after going to 5 other places that wanted to sell us crap cars because our credit was bad. This place took the time to work with us till we got the car we wanted not the one they wanted to sell us. These people are great. They really work with you.
Posted: 9/04/2010 • Link to this review