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The Top 5 Dealers of Used Cars in Bangkok

The Top 5 Dealers of Used Cars in Bangkok

Reputation

The best dealers (or “tents” in colloquial language) for used cars must be in the business for quite a considerable time. Although everyone starts small, we’d rather deal with the seasoned guys for used vehicles.

Prices

Used cars might already cost a fraction of brand new ones, but that does not mean you can’t get a better deal for them than usual. These dealers give the best prices for pre-loved cars.

Inventory

Does your dealer have many models or brands available? Are they new or quite old? Old models in used car dealers might mean they don’t sell that many cars, thus limiting inventory rotation.

Facilities

The overall look and status of the dealership tell customers a lot about its management and service. A top dealer for used cars might sell second-hand, but second-hand should not describe its location.

1. PPK Car Center

PPK Car Center Homepage

Services: Used Cars

Website: https://www.ppkcar.com/

Address: Phatthanakan 29 at the entrance of the alley on the main road, First tent on the left, Suan Luang, Bangkok 10250

Contact Details:

Operating Hours: Daily, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Google Reviews score4.5/5 
Facebook reviews score 4.7/5 
Total reviews5/5
Score consistency 4/5
Reputation4/5
Prices4/5
Inventory5/5
Facilities5/5

Pros

  • Large used car dealer
  • Has more than 400 cars to choose from
  • Many sales agents available
  • Beautiful and luxurious tent
  • Fast service

Cons

  • Staff doesn’t speak good English
  • Prices advertised do not include VAT
  • Some agents seem to just care about making a sale

PPK Car Center is a huge used car dealer located in the Suan Luan district of Bangkok. It’s open daily and has many agents to assist you with your needs.

It has more than 400 cars, primarily luxury ones, in its inventory. According to customers, it’s a beautiful and somewhat luxurious tent. 

Almost all customers we’ve talked to agree that PPK Car Center provides fast service. You can walk in and get your car out of this tent on the same day — they also assist buyers in need of financing. 

However, we’ve noted some downsides about this used car dealer.

First, its staff doesn’t speak good English. This disadvantages expats since buying a car is an important transaction that needs better communication. 

Another issue we’ve noted about PPK Car Center is that its advertised prices do not include Value-Added Tax (VAT). This makes it harder for buyers to budget their finances and could turn off some customers because it can come off as false advertising.

Although the VAT is just a tiny fraction of the actual price, it’s still a sizable amount if we’re talking about a car that costs around half a million baht.

Lastly, although PPK Car Center has many sales agents, some seem to just care about making a sale, thereby not delivering good service. 

A few customers also noted a “bait and switch” tactic among these sales agents. 

This is where an agent would lead a customer to believe that the car they’re eyeing is still available even if it’s already sold, just to lure them into buying another unit in the pretense of making the customer’s trip to the tent still worthwhile.

We hope this used car dealer improves its overall service and customer engagement.

But since we’re talking about used cars, there is still the risk of a defective unit. So as a customer, due diligence must still be practiced, and trust your gut.

2. Koonying Car

Koonying Car Homepage

Services: Used Cars

Website: https://www.koonyingcar.com/

Address: 62/2 Kanchanaphisek Road, Bang Ramat Subdistrict, Taling Chan District, Bangkok 10170

Contact Details:

  • Tel: (+66) 92-446-9993
  • Line: @koonyingcar

Operating Hours: Daily, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Google Reviews score4.3/5 
Facebook reviews score 5/5 
Total reviews3/5
Score consistency 3/5
Reputation4/5
Prices4/5
Inventory4/5
Facilities4/5

Pros

  • More than 30 years in business
  • Friendly, welcoming staff
  • 200+ cars to choose from
  • Does not sell auctioned or wrecked cars

Cons

  • Tent can get hot at noon 

Koonying Car is another tent for used luxury cars located in Taling Chan district of Bangkok. It’s also open daily so you can easily visit it any day.

It gets sweltering hot in this tent. So, be sure to bring a fan or refreshments for yourself if you visit in the afternoon.

Koonying Car boasts more than 30 years in the business, a plus on our books. It has more than 200 luxury cars in its inventory waiting to be of service again — this time to a new client.

We are greatly relieved that the company vouches that it does not sell auctioned or wrecked cars. It is transparent on car documentation as well.

Customers we’ve talked to unanimously agree that Koonying Car has friendly and welcoming staff. You’ll be sure to encounter a sales agent that speaks politely and does their job very efficiently.

Most criticisms of Koonying Car we’ve noted are the quality of the cars they sell. Although the company promises to sell cars in the best state possible, it’s inevitable not to have cases where the car malfunctions or otherwise have problems after being bought. 

So again, check every aspect of your chosen model before purchase and manage your expectations after-sales.

3. AUTO BEST Car Center

AUTO BEST Car Center Homepage

Services: Used Cars

Website: https://www.autobestsure.com/

Address: 20 Kanchanaphisek Rd, Bang Chueak Nang, Taling Chan, Bangkok 10170

Contact Details:

Operating Hours: Daily, 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Google Reviews score4.2/5 
Facebook reviews score 4.4/5 
Total reviews4/5
Score consistency 4/5
Reputation4/5
Prices4/5
Inventory5/5
Facilities4/5

Pros

  • Over 36 years in business
  • Smaller and lesser-known car brands available
  • Professional staff

Cons

  • Online inventory/advertising not constantly updated
  • Cars’ quality in photos may differ drastically from actual state

AUTO BEST Car Center is a car dealer in Taling Chan, Bangkok with over 36 years of experience in the used car business. Its biggest asset is its inventory consisting of over 300 vehicles.

This dealer specialises in high-end and popular brands like their competitors, but they can go the extra mile and search if you need the more minor and lesser-known brands like Proton, SsangYong, and Foton, to name a few. 

Its staff is also very professional and helpful to its customers.

AUTO BEST guarantees customers that its inventory is composed of used cars that haven’t been in any major crash or accident. 

Most customers consider AUTO BEST’s pricing fair; however, the quality of the cars it advertises online might differ from how they look in person. Some also noticed that the dealer’s online advertising isn’t updated; sold cars are still in its catalogue. 

We hope this dealer improves how it advertises cars — constantly updating its online catalogue as cars come and go. We’d also love it if AUTO BEST improves the care and maintenance of the used cars in its tent. 

You can buy, sell, and even swap your old car for a different one here. AUTO BEST can also help you get car financing.

4. Motorway Thailand

Motorway Thailand Homepage

Services: Used Cars

Website: https://www.motorwaythailand.com/

Address: 399 Pradit Manutham Road, Wang Thonglang, Bangkok 10310

Contact Details:

  • Tel: (+66) 02-538-3838, 087-708-7711
  • Fax: 02-539-2288
  • Line: @motorwayusedcar
  • Email: [email protected]

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Saturday, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Sunday, 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Google Reviews score4.3/5 
Facebook reviews score 5/5 
Total reviews1/5
Score consistency 3/5
Reputation3/5
Prices3/5
Inventory4/5
Facilities4/5

Pros

  • In business for more than 30 years
  • Specialises in Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz cars
  • Clean and streamlined showroom
  • 200+ vehicles to choose from
  • Has promos

Cons

  • Some reports of unprofessional sales agents
  • Pricing is a bit higher than its rivals’

If you’re looking for a used car dealer specialising in Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Audi, then Motorway might be a perfect choice. This dealer has a very clean-looking showroom in the Wang Thonglang district of Bangkok.

Like some of its rivals, Motorway has been in the car business for more than 30 years. It has an inventory of more than 200 vehicles from various brands that customers can buy.

Motorway is a bit higher in pricing than its competitors, but one saving grace is that it also offers promotions.

You can roughly translate its company motto from Thai as “happy to meet peace of mind when using the service,”  but unfortunately, some customers did not feel this during their transactions. 

A few customers were unlucky to have encountered a sales agent from Motorway who couldn’t seem to let go of the comfort of his air-conditioned office, even if it was for making a sale. 

Another customer experienced unethical service, with the company seemingly forcing them to buy a car with a higher annual percentage rate (APR) at the bank.

Aside from having the top-of-the-line cars available for the best prices, we would greatly appreciate it if a used car dealer was always honest.

5. Regent Home Car

Regent Home Car Homepage

Services: Used Cars

Website: https://www.regenthomecar.com/

Address: 41,41/1,41/3,41/4,41/5 Paknam Krajomthong Road, Bang Phrom Subdistrict, Taling Chan District, Bangkok 10170

Contact Details:

  • Tel: (+66) 02-004-0094, 02-014-0095
  • Fax: (+66) 02-004-0094 press 8
  • Mobile: (+66) 089-458-8661
  • Email: [email protected]

Operating Hours: Daily, 7:30 AM – 6:30 PM

Google Reviews score4.5/5 
Facebook reviews score 4.8/5 
Total reviews2/5
Score consistency 3/5
Reputation3/5
Prices4/5
Inventory3/5
Facilities3/5

Pros

  • Specialises in low to mid-range used cars
  • Opens early at 7:30 AM
  • Offers promos
  • Staff can speak good English

Cons

  • Significantly smaller inventory than other dealerships
  • Tent is not that luxurious

We understand that not all customers can afford luxury cars, which is why we also looked for a used car dealer with low to mid-range options. We liked Regent Home Car because of this and a few other reasons. 

First, it has the earliest opening time of all the dealers we’ve seen. It opens its doors as early as 7:30 AM, compared to others which open at around 9:00 AM.

Next, Regent Home Car has different used car models, from sedans to trucks by Japanese and other non-European brands. If you’re on a tighter budget, this dealer is one good option.

This dealer also offers promos such as price cuts and instalment schemes. 

Although Regent Home Car seems to have a significantly smaller inventory than the other dealers we’ve been to, most of these cars are in good condition and well maintained.

This dealer’s tent is just okay for us. It looks simple compared to other dealerships that ride on the “luxury” vibe, and the place does not get too hot.

Lastly, many customers have noted that this car dealer gives good service to buyers. Foreigners can easily transact with Regent Home Car because its sales agents speak good English. 

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