We bought a car two years ago from PDX used cars for my husband and put 60,000 miles on it with no problems. So end of July, I went back and bought another car for me. They let me walk around the lot and look before they came out to answer questions. When they came out, I asked to see the 7-10K cars that they had. I test drove several of them and picked one with 68K and 6 years old. That is a full decade younger than my old car. I have driven it for 2 weeks and really like the way it handles and the modern upgrades. I finally let my husband test drive it yesterday. I got the loan easily in an hour or so from a credit union that I joined for ten dollars. Both Freddy and Carlos were cheerful and easy to work with. It only took 3 hours or so to buy this car.
I am reading the other reviews here, but they do not square with my experience at PDX Used Cars. Buying a used car usually means you are buying a car with some problems, so you have to be ready for that. Driving the car and talking with the salesperson about the car and its problems give you an idea of what you are getting into. That is what I did here. I bought a 2008 Mazda 3 with about 80,000 miles on it. It had some issues, which I expected, and experienced while doing a test drive. I also talked with the salesperson about the car's problems. That squared with my test drive. I ended up buying the car, and had to put about $1200 into brakes and tires. But the rest of the car was fine. My experience was positive; I would buy another car there.
I could not be happier with the purchase of my new to me car. The staff at pdx used cars were so warm and friendly. There was no pressure from annoying sales people. Heather is a doll and the comaraderie between Freddy and Heather is so entertaining. I left there with a great used car that I got at a amazing price and I felt like one of the family. In fact I've gone in a couple times just to say hi. I highly recommend these guys if you need an affordable used car, check them out