About Driscoll Motors - Selling Pre-Owned Vehicles in Austin, Texas
Please take a moment to read about us.
Founded in 1980 by Michael Driscoll, Driscoll Motors is a local family owned business located on a large 6-acre lot with a 13,000-sq/ft showroom facility at 10301 Burnet Road in Austin, Texas (13 blocks north of 183 or 3 blocks south of Braker Lane, see map).
Driscoll Motors is a dealership whose primary business activity is the wholesale brokering of used vehicles between car dealers throughout Texas, but unlike most wholesale brokers, we DO sell vehicles to the public!
Our knowledgeable buyers search the southwestern United States for the finest vehicles available so we see and broker literally hundreds and hundreds of late model (primarily 4 years old & newer) import and domestic cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans each and every month... a large percentage of which are still covered by Factory New Car Warranty. We are a Better Business Bureau A+ Accredited business, licensed/regulated by the State of Texas, and bonded for your protection.
Due to the primarily wholesale nature of Driscoll Motors' business, most of the vehicles listed on this website are priced at or very close to wholesale market value and are what we expect to get for our vehicles from other dealers. Consequently, many individuals like yourself have found outstanding vehicles at bargain prices without having to negotiate to get a good deal. At Driscoll Motors EVERYONE receives the same low price regardless of individual negotiating skills or group affiliation (we don't play favorites here).
WE DO NOT TACK-ON ANY ADDITIONAL HIDDEN DEALER FEES to our advertised prices. Other dealers add back-end fees such as a... reconditioning fee, dealer prep fee, customer service fee, certification fee, warranty transfer fee, protection package, service/maintenance/rewards coupon book, advertising fee, and whatever else they think they can get away with charging. These fees are typically added in the closing office at the end of the transaction, AFTER you have agreed on the purchase price. Adding any of these fees enables the dealers that do this to advertise a lower price for their vehicle than what they are actually charging for it. Except for the state mandated TT&L fees and a reasonable $50 documentary fee (the lowest doc fee in Texas), the price we advertise is the price you pay! Even if you CAN find a comparable vehicle advertised at another dealer for the same low price as ours, our lower doc fee and absence of other fees will make our vehicle's BOTTOM-LINE PRICE up to a thousand dollars less than theirs.
FYI... The used vehicle market is experiencing a serious supply shortage! 2008 through 2011 models are in particularly short supply because of the very low new vehicle production and sales during that 4 year time period, and reasonably priced LOW MILE 2007 and older model vehicles have become very scarce. If you haven't been in the market for a used vehicle in a few years and you were wondering why the selection of reasonably priced low mile used vehicles is so poor and the prices are so high, now you know! Newer model used vehicles (2012 and up) are a bit more plentiful because new vehicle production and sales have rebounded.
Since Driscoll Motors is different than other dealers, here are a few pertinent FAQs that you should know before contacting or visiting us:
> We allow our customers to evaluate our vehicles unmolested. We will not pressure you in any way and we will not hover. If you need assistance just ask, we will be glad to help. We don't SELL vehicles here, we help people to BUY them!
> Our listed prices are cash selling prices, not asking prices, and they are MORE than fair!
> Our listed prices don't include state mandated TT&L fees or our low $50 documentary fee.
> We don't offer in-house financing and we don't accept financing from Bank of America, Capital One, or Roadloans.
> We DO accept trade-ins. After you have settled on a vehicle that you would like to purchase from us, trade-ins that run and drive are welcome and evaluated at wholesale market value IN PERSON ONLY. We don't accept trade-ins that have "branded" titles and we don't give "ball park" trade-in value estimates by phone or e-mail, sorry.
> We DO accept TECQ AirCheckTexas trade-in vouchers from Travis and Williamson counties on qualified vehicles.
> We sell USED vehicles here so you should expect to see signs of normal use relative to it's age and miles (a few minor cosmetic flaws, light soiling, mild odors, some tire wear, etc). If you are an obsessively picky person you should be looking at NEW vehicles!
> Our vehicle descriptions are detailed and accurate. We don't "sugar coat" our condition reports.
> ALL used vehicles listed by Driscoll Motors ALWAYS have clean and clear (lien-free) titles.
> Extra keys, remotes, floor mats, owner's manuals (etc) may not be available for every vehicle. You get what we get.
> Our vehicles are sold AS-IS and AS-SHOWN but the majority of them are still covered by factory warranty.
> We DO sell extended warranties (for vehicles that qualify based on age/miles).
> We DO allow professional inspections of our vehicles during regular business hours.
> We DO provide FREE CarFax and AutoCheck history reports for all of our vehicles (not available on our mobile website).
> We DON'T provide (or arrange-for) shipping or delivery of our vehicles.
> We DON'T accept credit or debit cards (we are not set up for them), sorry.
> All vehicles are sold on a first-come-first-served basis. We don't hold vehicles.
> If a vehicle listed here on OUR website is tagged with a yellow "PENDING" flag on the picture, it has been sold, sorry.
Also, while you are visiting please take the time to read our disclaimer at http://www.driscollmotors.net/disclaimer.cfml.
Unlike most other dealers (or commercial websites like AutoTrader, CarFax, and Cars.com which can be up to 4 days behind), OUR website is maintained on a REAL-TIME basis and is ALWAYS up-to-date. Due to the wholesale nature of Driscoll Motors' business we rotate through our inventory much faster than most retail dealers. If you don't see the vehicle you are looking for here today, check back regularly because we get new inventory daily. Vehicles are posted on OUR website as soon as they are available. When we are closed our lot is ALWAYS open for unassisted browsing, but not being able to find a specific vehicle doesn't mean that we don't have it.
Thank you for visiting and taking the time to read this. We hope to see you soon!
For Vehicle/Sales Inquiries Call 512/387-6910
Fax 512/836-5531, E-mail email@example.com
Business/Administrative Office, Michael Driscoll, and sons: 512/454-5800 M-F