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CarMax San Diego

Before Heading to CarMax San Diego - it's worth giving a few quick facts about the San Diego location and what makes it so great compared to other locations.



Where is CarMax San Diego Located?

There are two CarMax retailers in San Diego, California.


Escondido

Address: 830 Dan Way Escondido, CA 92025

Phone Number: (760) 705-3378


Kearny Mesa

Address: 7766 Balboa Avenue San Diego, CA 92111

Phone Number: (858) 609-1037


Hours of Operation for BOTH locations:

Car lot & showroom hours

Monday - Friday: 10AM - 9PM

Saturday: 9AM - 9PM

Sunday: 11AM - 7PM


Service Repair Hours

Monday - Friday: 7:30AM - 6PM


These locations offer appointments and walk-ins, curbside purchases and curbside pickup, vehicle delivery within 60 miles, solo test drives, and a money-back guarantee.


NOTE: Stay informed on CarMax’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic at carmax.com.


What Are the Reviews Like for CarMax San Diego?


Customers generally report having a good experience at the San Diego CarMax retailers. The car buying experience depends largely on who the car salesman is. Those who are fortunate enough to work with a good sales associate will praise them and the customer service they received. Likewise, ending up with a rep who is only there to sell cars and is not helpful results in a poor review.


Below are ratings from reputable sources:

  • Yelp: 3 out of 5 stars

Several customers specific to the Kearny Mesa location did not have a good experience when it came to their scheduled appointments being honored. Buyers described showing up to the location and having to wait over an hour to be helped even with an appointment. Other customers were also not happy with the online appraisal process. An in-person inspection resulted in a lower valuation, though CarMax does have the right to alter valuations based on inspection results.


How Many Vehicles Does CarMax San Diego Offer?


As of January 2021, CarMax San Diego has an available inventory of 603 vehicles. Through some data analysis, we found that these retailers sell a wide range of makes, but the inventory is mostly Toyota, Honda, BMW, Ford, Hyundai, Kia and Chevrolet. When it comes to the age and mileage of the cars, the majority of available vehicles are between model years 2016-2020 and have somewhere between 10,000 to 40,000 existing miles. Older vehicles with higher mileage, as well as newer vehicles with low mileage are also for sale at this location.

How Are Cars at CarMax San Diego Priced?


Based on the chart below, most vehicles available at CarMax San Diego range from $10,000 to $25,0000. More affordable vehicles you can expect to find are older or high mileage, sedan style vehicles like a 2012 Hyundai Genesis with 114,000 miles. A car you can expect for around $25,000 would be a 2018 Lincoln MKT with around 40,000 miles. More expensive vehicles are new (2018+) luxury models (e.g. Land Rover, Mercedes Benz, Audi, etc), reliable makes such as Honda and Toyota, as well as large SUVs and trucks.


What Percentage of the San Diego Car Market Does CarMax San Diego Have?


We searched CarGurus to get an idea of how many cars CarMax has available compared to the nearest stores around the city center. CarGurus’ listings of used cars in the San Diego area that are 2010 and newer, as well as under 100,000 miles total 11,500 vehicles for sale. Based on that number, CarMax San Diego accounts for a small portion of the total market at 5.24%


Keep in mind that the CarGurus listings are of vehicles available across the San Diego area, and at multiple locations. The advantage of going to CarMax is being able to compare a number of different vehicles at the same time.


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