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There are now various online tools to help someone sell a car. However, selling on consignment is still a good way to do so if you don't want to deal with the minutia of selling the car yourself. Mike Leddy, of Cars Dawydiak, provided great service in helping me sell my car. He made sure the car was perfectly presented, and took charge of the negotiation and paperwork (which in this case, was an out-of-state buyer). Highly recommended. - Dave E.
It was such a pleasure to deal with Mike L and the others at Cars Dawydiak. I had seen a 2005 Lotus Elise on their website that I was interested in looking at. The details of the car on their website seemed to good to be true for a 16 year old car. I happened to be on a job in San Francisco area (I live in VA) so I decided to go check it out. It was all true. This car was exactly all of that and then some. Mike welcomed me in there like I was a regular customer. He spent what seemed like all morning with me. He knew this car inside and out and explained to me every detail I asked about. There was no BS or pressure to buy. Once I did purchase it, he connected me with a broker/shipper that he uses a lot and he was as professional and good to deal with as Cars Dawydiak. Not to mention, the truck driver that delivered 3000 miles to me in VA. Another real professional. Everything about this experience was excellent. Plus I got a cool little Lotus to drive around the Blue Ridge Mountains in VA. -Mike Frasier
Recently bought a new (to me) Lancer Evo X from Mike L after looking for the right example for a few months. Mike was great - super responsive, walked me through the car, and after I agreed to purchase, he helped arrange for all the parts needed to make the car CA smog compliant, as it was previously a Texas car. Test drive went smoothly, car was in excellent condition, and the team was professional and easy to work with. Recommend 100% to anyone looking for their next sports car! -Ian Westley
I recently sold my Aston Martin convertible through Cars Dawydiak. I decided to use a consignment arrangement since as a female I did not want to worry about security with test drivers and the hassles with payment/title transfer. Mike L explained their process and it went exactly as he described. No surprises. My car sold in less than 2 weeks. I felt the process was fair and very professional. -T Phillips
Had a car’s condition told to me over the phone as well as a Video walk around. Still I felt compelled to fly across country to look for myself. Sorry to say that was a total waste of time.When I arrived to inspect the car it was EXACTLY as explained to me on the phone. Having saying that I did purchase the car as it was exactly what I could have done without the trip.These guys are straight up front with what you are buying. Great to do Business with. Five Star all the way. Thanks goes out to Mike 👍👍 -Jerry Edwards
Had a fantastic experience here. I've bought two cars from these folks previously, and sold a '96 NSX through consignment. Brought home a 993 c2s today - and I have to say, dealing with Mike Leddy, the experience was head and shoulders above the 3 previous cars. Those were good, but the 993 with Mike was great. Completely honest, forthcoming, responsive even off business hours; when I went to inspect the car, Mike went out of his way to make sure I saw every angle of the car possible; insisted on taking it to their lifts in the shop so I could inspect the undercarriage carefully and gave me all the time that I needed. When I decided to pull the trigger, the paperwork was all ready for me, and I was in and out in < 5 minutes. Painless, peace of mind, honest, and fast. There were a couple very minor small items identified (pretty standard fare for a 20+ year old car now), and Mike had already ordered them and placed them on the due bill. Cannot recommend Mike enough. Dawydiak is a fantastic place for car nuts of a certain breed (lotus and porsche nuts especially) - but add in Mike Leddy and you've got yourself a stew going on! A+++. Thank you Mike and Walter! Service here is always great - I recall back in ~2008, I purchased a 2005 Storm Titanium Lotus Elise from Walter (and worked with Sorinne, who was also amazing). I wasn't too sure on the car, and Walter signed out the car on "dealer long term loan" to me so I could take it home and get to know it over the next few days. Of course, I was hooked and bought the car; but the trust Walter had in me, a younger "kid" at the time, floored me. What a gem to have in the Bay Area. -Kertong
Great buying experience. It was a pleasure dealing with Mike, he communicated promptly and made the entire process of purchasing the car easy and quick. -Federico Alvarez
Walter is the absolute best! He was the ONLY person to help me when dealing with a HORRIBLE experience with my Jaguar and another body shop. He genuinely cares about his customers and went ABOVE AND BEYOND to make sure I got my Jag back in great condition. He's amazing! -Margot Dileno
After visiting your show room a number of times I found a car I always coveted. I wanted to especially thank you for giving me first crack at the car as a number of people were waiting to see this car. The whole process was easy and seamless. I will be definitely visiting your showroom for my next toy... Regards, John
"At Cars Dawydiak I dealt with very knowledgeable and people from sales to the body shop. Cars Dawydiak is very selective in the cars they choose to represent and so many are cars they have had on consignment before. They have many loyal customers. Cars Dawydiak provided value added services to me in locating hard-to-find child seats for my Porsche. They also recommended the best available warranties. Their additional services and assistance upon purchasing my Porsche is why I would do business with them again!"
-Al, San Francisco
"Cars Dawydiak has good people, great service, and an excellent Ferrari mechanic. I was able to purchase a classic sports car and have customized seat belts put in for my children. After a major service, I was able to pick up my Ferrari and drive it 500 miles without any troubles along the way. I had a superb experience and received a quality vehicle. I look forward to doing business with Cars Dawydiak again!"
-Charlie Pasadena, Ca
"I purchased a Maserati Spyder GT from Cars Dawydiak through e-bay. Being that I am from Minneapolis this was an easy an effective way to get the car I wanted with the least hassle. I had an inspector go to the showroom and look over the car and then had it transported from the dealership to me in a matter of weeks. The whole process was easy and enjoyable."
"I have sold two Porsches and a vintage Ferrari through Cars Dawydiak. I actually bought one of the Porsches from them initially and then resold it through them, so I have experienced both sides of the deal! I've found that selling a sports car on consignment with Cars Dawydiak is an extremely quick, efficient and painless process compared to selling it yourself, and I got more money back for the cars in each case than if I had sold them on the private market. This is really the intelligent way for an owner to sell a quality sports car, and I look forward to working with Cars Dawydiak in the future."
-Bruce Jenett, Woodside, Ca
"I purchased a '61 Roadster form Cars Dawydiak and could not be happier with my little baby! My father had a vintage convertible Porsche before I was born. Then he had to sell the Porsche and purchase a 'family car'. At about age 6, I found pictures of the perfect little red Porsche and asked my mother why we did not still have that car. After hearing the story, I promised my father that someday I would get a car like that back into the family. Last summer, I was driving home with a couple of girlfriends and stopped to see a beautiful red '61 Roadster sitting in the Dawydiak showroom. It couldn’t have been more perfect. I told my friends that tomorrow the car would be mine. As soon as I drove it off the lot I went straight to my parent’s home. I'll never forget the look on my father’s face as he surveyed the immaculate condition of the car and observed my obvious excitement. Now, thanks to Cars Dawydiak, I am 35 and enjoying a car that my father taught me to appreciate and love!"
-Suzanne, San Francisco
"I went here a decade ago to have them help evaluate a very used car that I was considering. Their highly professional manner was most instrumental in my decision process, they gave it a surprising thumbs up, and I drove that Supra for over 100K miles. I would expect that like most other places, they would have attempted to steer me to one of their cars. Instead, they practically made me buy the one I brought in. As high a rating as I can give."
-Scott, San Francisco, Yelp.com
"I bought a used 911 last year from Dawydiak randomly. Never owned a Porsche... Steve (sales person) was knowledgeable and helpful. Based on my personality, finance, and driving ability, he made suggestions on the type of Porsche I should buy or not buy. Jim, the mechanic was very nice and very knowledgeable about Porsches. Walter, the owner was very accessible and tried to help me when no one was available to help late in the afternoon...Nice cars, good selections, good knowledge about the products, and friendly service."
-F.B, Palo Alto, Yelp.com
"The best body shop in town. They are always busy for a reason!!! have had several vehicles repaired by this company and always get it back perfect the first time. Love em."
-Bob, San Francisco, Yelp.com
"Some of the fanciest toys in the city! Where else can you look at Alpha Romeo and Ferraris on the same floor?"
-Tanya, San Francisco, Yelp.com
"I send EVERYONE that I know here, they are fantastic! My poor Mini has been dinged quite a few times in SF and these guys are speedy, professional and know how to handle insurance companies! You will not be disappointed."
-Christina, San Francisco, Yelp.com
"Arguably, the nicest toy store in the bay area. Classic Porsche, Aston Martin, Mercedes, MG,... and new model vespas. I love perusing inside and even just driving by (with face pressed against window). It's a fun store with lots of chrome and shine. I haven't seen an Aston Martin DB4 GTZ here, but if I fall into copious amounts of money, it's the first place I'll look."
-Lizelle, San Francisco, Yelp.com
"Recently purchased a vehicle from Sorinne at Cars Dawydiak. Very smooth, simple process." Able to accommodate my schedule and otherwise very helpful throughout. Cars Dawydiak was recommended to me from a couple sources, and I will be happy to forward the recommendation along. Very satisfied customer."
-Cap, San Francisco, Yelp.com
"I love this place. Not only does the showroom house some of the most beautiful cars in the city, but the staff is friendly, courteous and professional. I used Cars Dawydiak in the beginning of the year to sell my Porsche, and the process was quick and painless. The sales manager, Sorinne, defines the word professional. I didn't have to worry about getting ripped off, or people wasting my time. They did all the busy work and Sorinne did not stop working until my car was sold for a fair price. Also, their consignment fees are fair, especially for a place like this in SF.
If you're buying or selling an exotic car in SF, Cars Dawydiak is the place to go."
-E.R., San Francisco, Yelp.com
"Walter is a superstar, or five star if you must. Had my Range Rover in to fix the front fender damaged in an accident. That work was excellent. What got to me is what he did to my car for free. My Range Rover is nice, BUT, it has a "mexican" paint job. Say no more. Walter fixed it, for free mind you, as a surprise to me when I showed up to pick up my car. It looks like a Range Rover should. He also fixed my door that wasn't closing properly for a small fee for a few part he had to install. I will eventually have to replace the door and so where do I go when that time comes? WALTER! Customer for life I am."
-Christina, San Francisco, Yelp.com
"From top to bottom the most professional and understanding people in the business. Not only are they the best at what they do, they understand people as well as cars. It is obviously a passion that drives the people at Cars Dawydiak. From the first telephone call with Lani through working with George at California Towing, Melissa and all the way to Mr. Dawydiak the experience was simply top drawer. Its amazing how much these people 'care'."
-Howard, Pacifica, Yelp.com
"After a minor incident with my car, I called up BMC to ask what shop they recommended I take my car to. They told me Cars Dawydiak was the only authorized shop to work on my Lamborghini. Malissa of Cars Dawydiak made sure they took the best care of my car, and always filled me in on any updates and progress by way of many emails and text messages of the repair. I have many experiences with body shops as I am an avid car enthusiast, and Cars Dawydiak simply takes the cake as the most thorough and most professional.
Thank you Malissa!"
-Kevin M., Pacifica, Yelp.com 6/2/2014
"Great shop to work with! I'm from Utah and I came into buy a car they had listed. When I called them they were extremely knowledgeable (even more so than some Porsche dealerships I'd called). They took a great amount of time talking with about the car before I ever left Salt Lake. When I arrived they had a low pressure approach and allowed me significant uninterrupted time to inspect the car. They had all the proper paper work (e.g. Service records and car fax). Easy to negotiate with on a final price.
That all said what they did next for me was really above and beyond! I had to fly in the next weekend to drive the car home and their sales manager picked me up from the airport. After everything was finalized and I left the sales manager texted me to ensure everything was going well. When I got back to Utah I had some trouble with the dmv which they promptly handled. In short even after the car was sold they continued to treat me extremely well. Highly recommend these guys they're a class unto themselves as far as service!"
-Eric B., West Jordan, Utah, Yelp.com 7/8/2014
Jessie in the body shop took unbelievably good care of me! After my car was struck while parked on the street in San Francisco I had a horrible time dealing with my insurance company. The effort, care and attention Jessie put into making sure they covered everything that needed to be fixed was one of the best displays of customer service received. You are in VERY good hands if you go to her for your repair."
-Brian K., Chicago, IL, Yelp.com 1/2/2017