Budget Autos

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1107 1st Ave E
Shakopee, MN 55379

Sales: (952) 403-9999

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Jun 27, 2017
I had a really good experience at buget auto! The sellsman was a really cool and awesome guy!
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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Jun 2, 2017
Leaf_1223
Dealer replied that the car was available and on the lot
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Jun 2, 2017
Great.
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Apr 25, 2017
Salesman I was to meet with was a no-show however the salesman we did meet was helpful and pleasant. The car was not as nice as pictures would indicate. tried to start the car, battery was dead. Overall, disappointing.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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Apr 19, 2017
Very professional
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Apr 15, 2017
GuruW8VY
spoke over the phone and didn't even give me a chance. stated only go through banks and needed really good credit to get a vehicle from them.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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Jul 30, 2016
Caveat emptor it means buyer beware colloquially. The salesman was friendly and nice but not too knowledgeable. The car that I bought was sold as is so I understand that any faults with the car are expected. I was not impressed, but luckily I didn't expect much. I did expect the math of the purchase agreement to be solid.... It wasn't.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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Apr 20, 2016
Dealer called back quickly. Knew their inventory and answered all questions efficiently and accurately. Will continue to watch and may do business with them again.
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Feb 11, 2016
first was told 1500 down, then they changed it to 3000. i was not happy
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Dec 24, 2015
I was able to talk with seller but they never returned any of my calls
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Oct 11, 2015
Buyer beware (i.e. shop elsewhere). I purchased a used car for my teenager in early April 2015. Salesman convinced me it was a great deal, even knocked off $150 from the purchase price. Accepting his explanation that the traction control light that was on was a non-issue was a huge mistake on my part. The salesman referred me to Hennen's Auto Service down the street with strong recommendation that they were a first- class shop. I'll review them separately, but basically Hennen's stated I needed new brake pads ($175) and tires ($575) immediately. Fortunately I went for a second opinion at Victory Auto in Chanhassen - brake pads were absolutely fine and tires from Costco were $100 cheaper. Also, it turns out the ABS module was shot (thank you, Orr Autosport in Eden Prairie) and the power steering hose was brittle and causing problems. Cost estimates were 75% of the price I paid for the vehicle! Since safety was my number #1 priority, I pleaded for help from Budget Autos. They agreed to have a look and explore cheaper fixes on the ABS module. After having possession of the car for 2 1/2 weeks in June/July (reminder that I bought in April), Budget Autos let me pick it up with no changes to the vehicle. They admitted the problem was more complex than their capability to address. This led to a 3 month process of working towards a trade in solution since Budget Autos agreed with my safety concerns, especially with a teenage driver. The salesman led me to believe I could swap this out because of the safety concerns and have a car at equal or lesser value if I threw in $1k of cash. With dozens of fits and starts, they next wanted to check over the vehicle before they would swap it out. Apparently the car they sold me several months before with lots of miles on it now has other issues that they were not able to pin point (concerns with the computer and transmission). Clearly these were pre-existing conditions dating to before my purchase. Finally they rescinded the trade-in offer citing other concerns of other mechanical problems with the car they sold me! So 6+ months later, I finally learned that I'm stuck with what I bought, at the price I paid, having absorbed a few hundred dollars of costs with auto service assessments, I'm picking the vehicle back up from Budget Autos. Non- monetized costs include six months of stress, gray hair, multiple trips to and from Budget Autos, dozens of phone calls, hundreds of texts. I learn the hard way - very hard way in this case, so consider better options before stopping by to see Nate or Tom at Budget Autos. Apologies for the long and thorough review. Good luck.
35 of 35 people found this review helpful.
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Sep 29, 2015
They are good & do respond.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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Jun 25, 2015
We purchased a 2003 Honda Civic in October of 2014. We were told the car was "All checked over and ready to go." It blew a head gasket in December. Having had that fixed we have spent over $4000 on a $5000 car and now have to replace the engine, struts, brakes, and more! If we follow the recommendation of the mechanic we will be into this car for $13,000! We were taken for a ride it seems. And, there is also evidence that the car was in some sort of collision though the carfax report was clean. Needless to say I'll not return to Budget Auto and I will discourage anyone else from going there.
10 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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Mar 26, 2015
They are horrible. I made a 2 thousand dollar cash down payment only for them to call me 5 weeks later saying paper work was incomplete. They then took the car back and gave me a 700 dollar check. Horrible place worse people!
8 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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Feb 14, 2015
They were great got me my awd magnum with no problems I'll be back to got get a truck
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Oct 12, 2014
They want to many references.
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Sep 19, 2014
Excellent
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Jul 22, 2014
They're willing to do whatever it takes to get you into the car you want to buy.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Jun 9, 2014
Good guy
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Feb 20, 2014
good deal but car ran out of gas after leaving the lot
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