OUR MISSION IS TO ELIMINATE THE STRESS OF BUYING A RELIABLE USED VEHICLE THAT WILL SERVE YOU FOR YEARS AND TAKE YOU WHEREVER YOU WANT TO GO.
Purchasing a vehicle can be a stressful, time consuming, and confusing process. We strive to provide a unique car buying experience all while maintaining a relaxed environment... No salesman suits, no pressure, no games. Our "showroom" is basically our living room. Stop by and hang out for a bit and you'll see what we mean.
How we accomplish it
It's Simple! We don't sell junk. We have a quite thorough inspection and make-ready process utilizing three different stages of inspection from two different third party companies along with our own in house inspection. We know vehicles... We don't know sales tactics. We're car people and believe a great car will sell itself, so we don't need games or tricks to make you buy them. If you don’t like the car then don’t buy it! Ask a detailed mechanical or historical question about a vehicle we're selling, and more than likely we'll know the answer. We tell the truth. It's a "buyer beware" market and used vehicles are sold as-is where-is with all faults, so we make the buyer fully aware of everything that we are aware of. Surprises are lame when it comes to buying a car, so we try our best to make sure there are none. What's most important to us is knowing our customers have great vehicles that they'll enjoy for a long time.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you a dealership? Surprisingly we get asked this question every month. We are a licensed, insured, and bonded Missouri dealership. We sell over 300 used Toyota and Lexus’ every year, and on top of that we have a vehicle in EVERY state of the U.S. and in three different countries as of 2018…. including Alaska and Hawaii!
What are your hours? We are OPEN Tuesday - Friday 9am-6pm and Saturday 9am-5pm. We are CLOSED Sunday and Monday.
Where do you get your late model inventory? Due to the unique and rare model/color option used Toyota's we sell every month we have to scour the country to find them. We bring vehicles in from darn-near every state in the country. On our inventory page there will always be a Carfax available for the vehicles for sale so you can see where it came from and it's story.
Do you inspect your vehicles? Before a vehicle gets a “green light” to go for sale on our floor it will go through a minimum of two in-depth third party inspections and servicing. Afterwards it goes to our detail and make ready shop where our in house technicians put their own eyes on the vehicle and do a final inspection on it. We want to proudly put our name behind every vehicle we sell so we do our best to know as much about the vehicle as possible.
Do you inspect your vehicles? I’m out of state can I have my own third party inspection done on a vehicle? Absolutely! For our out of state buyers we will charge an additional $250 to have a third party inspection done by an ASE master certified mechanic at an automotive repair facility located here in town as well as a full video / picture inspection. This will include over 100 images of the exterior / interior / undercarriage / detailed pictures of every mechanical component and drivetrain. It will also include a cold start video, warm start video, idling video, 0-60 video, and highway speed video.
What servicing or repairs do you have done before you sell a vehicle? We like to have all of our late model vehicles at a solid "base-line" prior to them being posted for sale. This means all scheduled services being up to date (fluids, grease points, belts, plugs, etc.). On top of that, mechanical items should be good to go including brakes being above 40%, no steering or drivetrain components needing replacement (tie rods, sway bar end links, CV axles, u-joints, etc.), no exhaust leaks, etc. We also have every vehicle detailed, and if necessary items steam cleaned so that they are as clean as could be. We don’t use extreme chemicals or any cover up agents. Lastly, if a we are aware of something a vehicle needs we'll have it stated in the listing clearly.
Do you sell salvage or total loss vehicles? We only source and sell clean title vehicles. Minor fender benders/accidents don't automatically disqualify vehicles from our inventory and they are evaluated on a case by case basis. As mentioned earlier, we have numerous sets of eyes on each vehicle that are looking for damage, prior damage that’s been fixed, hidden damage, etc. Carfax is a great resource to get the full history of a vehicle as well and we provide one with every vehicle we sell.
Do you offer financing? We do not offer in-house financing. All of our sales are cash or check and that's it. If you're local to the KC and surrounding areas there are plenty of great credit unions and banks we can refer you to. We find that most of the used car "buy here - pay here" lots are just a scam that swindle you into a loan with absurd interest rates and hidden fees/costs. We work with banks every single day and are very familiar with what they need from us to ensure the process is very streamlined if you buying a vehicle from us via a loan.
Can I have my mechanic look at a vehicle? Absolutely. Any in town customer is welcome to take a vehicle to a mechanic of their choice to have it looked over. If at any point you want to do this, please let us know. We'll need to take a copy of your drivers license and insurance to let you take the vehicle and it has to be done within one day as we can't have vehicles out overnight.
What payment types do you accept? We accept cash, personal check, cashiers check, and money orders. We also accept credit cards but a 3% fee is assessed for processing credit cards.
Do you negotiate prices? Sure don't. Our price is what it is. There are no added fees or costs, so the price a vehicle is listed for sale for is what you pay and not a penny more. If we can't sell a vehicle at a fair price then it won't be in our inventory. If you find a better deal for the exact vehicle we're selling then you should buy it, it won't hurt our feelings. Our priority is you getting into a great used Toyota or Lexus at a fair price and we feel our pricing does just that.
Do you take trade-ins? Yes we do. If you have something that you want to trade-in to us we'll need the VIN#, mileage, trim package, and options on the vehicle to give you a rough idea of what it's worth to us on a trade-in.
Do you hold vehicles for interested buyers? We do hold vehicles for customers if a deposit is placed on it. Everything we sell is on a first come first serve basis, so if you want us to hold a vehicle for you, please inquire and one of our team members will provide you with our deposit terms document.
Do you service vehicles for customers? At this time we don't offer any repair/service work for customers, however, that is changing in the future.
Do you sell or outfit vehicles other than Toyota or Lexus? At this time we DO sell other makes of vehicle’s but we only wrench on Toyota / Lexus in our build shop. We do get trade-ins that are not Toyota / Lexus quite regularly, and if it's something that we are comfortable putting our name behind then those will be for sale to the public.
Any last words? You are buying a used vehicle from a dealership. We compile the data collected from the service history, carfax history, and all the inspections completed to put our stamp of approval on it. Vehicles are very intricate and have thousands of different components. While we try our absolute best to know everything there is to know about the vehicle, we acknowledge that we are not perfect and we may miss some things. Regardless of who you are buying a vehicle from please be thorough looking the vehicle over before purchasing because unless provided in writing ALL SALES ARE FINAL on used vehicles regardless of circumstances.
Updated 10/03/2018 - Copyright 2018 Adventure Motors