We may not be related, but you will feel like we’re family!
Things are different, here....
48th State Automotive is a licensed and bonded dealership with a family member always on the property.
We have been residents of the Greater Phoenix Metro Area since 1974 and have been helping folks out in the used vehicle industry in Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa now for over 25 years.
We are Veteran Owned and Operated.
For most people, car shopping is not fun or convenient. So we want make the process as easy and enjoyable as possible for you. We genuinely care about your car shopping experience and it shows. Our first-time customers become our long term customers time and time again, choosing us for all their used vehicle needs.
""We have purchased several vehicles and I am completely satisfied with every transaction !! Fair, reliable, honest and sells with integrity !!!! 48th State Automotive is the place to go in Arizona."
-Denise Johnson -AZ/MI
"most hospitable, friendly informed people I have ever met. not ready to buy yet however family have done business with them for years. this is where I'll go when I'm ready to purchase a vehicle"
-Sandra Mette -AZ/MI
"Great family owned business. I highly recommend them!"
-Matt Watson -Mesa, AZ
"I love this place. The customer service is outstanding, the selection is really good and their prices are super. Good quality vehicles too. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND 48TH STATE AUTOMOTIVE!
Our friends and family have purchased eight vehicles there. Only place we will all go!"
-George Carder -AZ
"Great people! Annie was amazing the whole two years I had my vehicle. Fully paid off the loan. Would recommend to anyone looking for a vehicle. Everyone at 48th State Auto went out of their way to help us. Professional, genuine dealership, come here to get yourself on the road!"
-Jeff Naylor -AZ
"Super friendly staff and customer services. Not a fancy used card dealership like some big shop in Mesa. This place do have some nice cars, but they are gone fast.
Did not get my car here, but has a pleasant time at their yard looking for cars. This should be the first place to check used car before you go somewhere else."
-Terence Chang -Phoenix, AZ
"I went there when they were closing, ok closed lol Mike came out to greet me at the fence. He told me they were closed however he still answered a few quick questions and asked if I would come back the next day if I had any other questions and opened the gate for me. Yes I went in when the gate was closed.
The next day they were surprised to see I had returned well they were kind enough to answer my few questions the day before So figured I should be kind enough to go back. I met with Anne who was equally sweet.
Long story short, they were not pushy they let me look at the car let me take it out for a test drive let me think about whether or not I wanted it. Gave me a great price
They even helped me do some upgrades to the car (at a outside source) being that I have a service dog and a sick husband. I recommend this place not only because they will give you a great price but because they are great sweet people with a great personality and sense of humor to go with it. But don’t take my word for it go there for yourself and see!!!!!!!"
-Tina Ciezkowski -AZ
"I bought my Chevy Trailblazer from 48th State almost a year and a half ago and I am still 100% happy.
I would buy from them again.!!"
-Kenneth McGaugh Sr. -Mesa, AZ
"My Family and I have bought 2 Cars both drive Great still Daily Drivers Annie and Mike Are Awesome dont Hesitate they are a very ethical and Honest operation."
-Peter Vallejo -Mesa, AZ
"Nice used vehicles, amazing customer service, friendly staff. It's like buying from family. Hastle free test drive and purchase. Will go there again when we need to get another vehicle."
-Silvia Messmer -Tempe, AZ
"Great selection of trucks and cars and salesman"
-James Pequeen -Apache Junction, AZ
"Great place to purchase a car!!!"
-Daniel Ryan -Scottsdale, AZ
"Best place to buy a car! Super easy and convenient. The People are so awesome! These people ( especially annie) are amazing! It's refreshing to do business with people who take pride in what they do and really look after their customers! We will be referring and doing business with them for years to come!"
-Carrie Riccobono -Maricopa, AZ
"This is the best place in the whole wide world. If ur smart you'll buy from "HERE"!!No matter your situation they'll "HELP" you! And Ann and her brother Mike do an "AWESOME" job of making sure the do you "RIGHT"!! Cant say enough!"
BucDaWorld UKJ1 -Phoenix, AZ
"Great place, with best customer service. All cars are always in great condition. Highly recommend it. The team always try to give their best. Helping with all financial needs."
-Antonio Monroy -Mesa, AZ
"Company was forthright in describing the vehicle on-line. There interior & exterior photos illustrated the vehicle flaws (and there were very few). I am an experienced back country 4 wheel driver (I do it for business). I brought my auto mechanic with me to inspect the vehicle. We went through everything (it took us 3 hours) with no interference or pressure from the dealer. I am a cash buyer and the deal went through quickly. WOW what a great deal I got on a used 4 wheel drive vehicle."
"Our permanent address is several states away and we were looking for a reliable car to keep with our second home nearby. Found an aged but nice Lexus SUV at 48th State. After speaking with the entire crew of Annie, Mike Jr and Mike Sr, bought the car sight unseen. Vehicle was as advertised and verified in great shape by independent inspection. Annie is a real pro and made the paperwork a painless experience. Would work with them again. No regrets."
-Scott V. -Iowa
"They were great! Replied back immediately. Sent me some picture when I asked for them. I met with them yesterday at the lot in person. Though I didn't purchase the truck, Annie was a great salesperson for the company. She was a very pleasant person to work with."
"I visited 48th State Auto a few months ago, and called on phone a couple of times, and Annie was always polite and informative re her cars for sale. She let me road test one, which she doesn't usually do , security reasons. She gave me a hug, like family."
-Shirley -Mesa, AZ
(We do allow test drives, by the way....)
"I have know Mike sr. For 16 years..I have bought 3 cars myself and have sent many friends to Annie ..customer service at its best ! Any questions or issues were always dealt with in a professional manor ! We all are aware were buying a used vehicle when we go see Mike sr. Mike jr. Or annie...sr. goes through them with a fine tooth comb when purchasing. .this is why I keep coming back...highly recommend 48th state if looking for a great quality vehicle. ..Great people. Great service..."
-Mike C. -Glendale, AZ
"Best place in AZ to get a car I have purchased 2 with no problems"
-Marcus Petell -Chandler, AZ
"Their lay-away plan, saved me so much money. No weird charges, no crazy amount of paperwork, and they're super cool people (thumbs up symbol)"
-Lazy Lee -Mesa, AZ
"didn’t get to the lot.. but they responded seriously quickly when I asked a couple questions about a vehicle! thx guys!"
"I received prompt and courteous responses on my inquiries. All of my questions were answered and I was very happy with my overall experience here. The car I was originally interested in didn't suit me after driving it - it just wasn't me. They took the time to listen to what I was looking for and showed me my other options on the lot. WOW! There it was! I found the perfect car and it was even less money than what I started out looking at!!! They didn't try to up-sell me or anything! Well done Annie and Mike. Thank you so much. You have earned another loyal customer forever and I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this place to shoppers!"
-Rick O. -Mesa, AZ
"I enjoyed purchasing my 2002 Infiniti from 48th State Auto. Mike and Annie are honest people and are willing to work with you on appropriate payment arrangements. 48th State Auto also provides a three month warranty for minor repairs. Remember, all vehicles need maintenance and care. If you want a car that is affordable this is the right place to go!"
-Lyn Mar -Mesa, AZ
"They good honest people and are willing to work with you and help you as much as possible. My son bought his car from them and just paid it off. it had been a great car with no problems. Myself and my husband bought an 06 Taurus and it is beautiful and hasn't had any problems at all. I highly recommend them to anyone who needs a reliable automobile."
-Dana B. -Maricopa, AZ
"Really enjoyed dealing with Annie & Mike. Never ever had problems with them or the car I bought from them. They worked with me when times got tough and were always understanding. She always knew who it was when I called that is comforting to a customer makes you feel very welcome. I have and will continue to recommend them to others and if I need a car will be going back!!"
-Danielle S. -Queen Creek, AZ
"I have purchased two vehicles from 48th state and have never experienced anything but professional, courteous service and have also sent a friend who had experienced the same. I have gotten to know Annie and her and her family are great people who have been a pleasure to know. The warranty is simple and covers everything. Truly a hassle free buying expertise and highly recommend them."
-The Hulbert's -Phoenix, AZ
"Great SUV, great price, amazing honest (no pressure) people! I highly recommend them! Bye-bye soccer mom van!"
-Dannie R. -Mesa, AZ
"They were very friendly and nice to work with."
-Ranae -Snowflake, AZ
"They are realy sweet people they helped me out with my frist suv a 1995 gmc jimmy."
-Missy -Mesa, AZ
"helpful, professional, answered questions."
-Randy K. -Phoenix, AZ
"I just love Annie and Mike!!!! I bought my 2002 Malibu there about a month ago and couldn't be happier with my car and their service!!!! My best friend bought 2 cars from there in the last 12 years and if I ever need a car again!!! They ordered my license plate for me and even put it on, yeah its that kind of service!!! Really really made me feel so much better as this is the first car i bought from a dealership!!! If you need a car check them out and I am sure you will walk away satisfied!!!"
-Sperry P. -Mesa, AZ
"Buying a car is one of my least favorite things in the world. But Mike & Anastasia made this experience SO easy and pleasant, I forgot all about my dislike of the process. The deal they gave me was great, the car is AMAZING and they were just really great people to deal with. I'm referring all my friends to them now. No hassle buying experience, great trade-in allowance, and a friendly atmosphere. You couldn't ask for more. That my new used car is awesome is just icing on the cake. If you're in the market for a used car, you need to check this place out. A little hard to find, but worth the effort. We have nothing negative at all to say about this place! The entire experience was smooth, easy and we left feeling like we got a good deal ... all our future cars will come from 48th State Automotive!"
-Laurie and Jim -Gilbert, AZ
"I am the type of person that loathes buying a car, even more so from a dealership with their strong arm tactics. But I can honestly say that my experience with 48th State was wonderful! We were never rushed or pushed into a vehicle that we didn't want. The vehicle we chose is a 93 Ford Explorer and was exactly in our price range. They did our financing in house and they got us a payment we were comfortable with, with no negotiating. We couldn't be happier with our truck and have had no mechanical issues! We will definitely be going back."
-Brandi W. -Chandler, AZ
"My wife and my children have bought cars here. Ethical, trustworthy. Good folks here. I recommend them all the time."
-Tony W. -Chandler, AZ
"I just wanted to thank you for your hard work in closing our deal and your straightforward honesty. You have gained a loyal friend. Jeep is running great. Thank you."
-James S. -Mesa, AZ
"I just bought a 2001 Saturn Coupe SC2 from here and I could not be any happier. Annie and Mike Jr. were great. Annie took me thought the lot and she knew just about everything about each car. I tried to see about a lower price and she told me up front that the warranty would not be included and I would have to buy that separate. They ordered my plates and I had them in two days. I needed insurance on the car and they had a person that I was able to get it from. The insurance company (Oasis Insurance) came to the lot to sign the paperwork. When I have to get another car I will go back to Mike and Annie. You folks ROCK!!!!! Best car buying I have every had. If you need a car/truck see them first. I have already told my neighbors about them and they were surprised at what I paid for my car. THANKS ANNIE AND MIKE JR. once again for the great experience I got from you."
-Michael J. -Tempe, AZ
"Mike, Annie, and the rest of the staff are the sweetest and honest people you can deal with!!!!"
-Ben and Joann R. -Mesa, AZ
"48th state automotive ROCKS!!!!!!! Thank you. You are the best! I would recommend ANYONE to you."
-Kelly G. -Mesa, AZ
"12 cars between me, my family and friends, and not 1 complaint, my car dealer for good, these guys rock!!!!!! Mike and Anastasia are the best, love doing business with them!!"
-Tim J. -San Tan Valley, AZ
"We bought the best van here that anyone would ever wish for, not one problem, great people to buy from."
-Joe and Shelia -Mesa, AZ
"When I purchased my Chevy conversion van from Mike's dealership several years ago, I was extremely anxious. As a woman driver with no mechanical skills, I was afraid I would get stuck with a lemon. Much to my relief, that purchase turned out to be one of my best car buying decisions....I have, since, purchased another car from Mike...."
-Susan M. -Flagstaff, AZ
"I had the pleasure of working with 48th State Auto to find a car for my 17 year old son. I told Mike what I was looking for and my price range. Within a few days, he found me the perfect vehicle and at a much lower price than anywhere else we had shopped. We were treated fairly and left feeling confident with our purchase of a '98 Jeep Cherokee, which my son is greatly enjoying."
-Sammy P. -Ahwatukee, AZ
"Highly, highly recommend! Was treated VERY fairly and Annie and Mike are great people to work with and I would never consider going anywhere else to buy a used car. CHECK THEM OUT!!!!!!"
-Amy S. -Mesa, AZ
"One of the greatest experiences in buying a used car we've ever had. It was quick and easy and straight to the point without any hidden surprises. As a small lot they have a large heart and are very friendly and easy to work with."
-Cobra -Phoenix, AZ
"This place is GREAT! Fun people/atmosphere. We got a great deal on a great little 4Runner! I'm recommending these folks to anyone looking for any kind of car! I've got a 15 year old, so I know where I'll be in 6 months! AND, I look forward to it!!! God Bless!"
-Mason -Phoenix, AZ
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