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Straight Shooter

While this particular negotiation on a consignment car did not work out, it's not because Matt didn't do his level best to make it happen. He's a true gentleman and was a pleasure to deal with. When it seemed we were close to a deal he began a search for a reputable car transport company versus the standard chain operations. I wish all on-line sellers were this courteous, amicable, and honest. Straight shooter.


At Last: An Honest Dealership!

My husband and I bought a Toyota truck from Matt and Heather in January of 2017. The truck has been great! We have had absolutely no issues with it. Tonight we were reminiscing about how Matt and Heather had made buying a vehicle a relaxing, enjoyable experience. We both agreed we would never consider buying a new car again unless we had first checked the inventory at Preferred Motors. We feel sure Matt would have what we need at a good price. We'd rather buy a good used car from an honest dealer than a new car from all the untrustworthy (& rude) new car dealerships that are out there. Thank you, Matt and Heather, for all your hard work in providing top service to your customers! Mike & Vickie

Satisfied Customers

Hello Matt and Heather! My husband and I purchased a Honda Odyssey from you a few years ago and had the best experience with you. We were recently rear ended and our beloved van was totaled. We are now in the market for another Odyssey and keep checking your website to see if you have any.  Please let us know if you guys have one soon or if you know another trusted dealership that may have one. Thank you again for being a trustworthy salesman!

Toyota 4Runner

This was the best car-buying experience of my life.  I purchased a Toyota 4Runner at a very fair price, sight-unseen.  Matt was extremely helpful, fair and honest.  I paid a small earnest money to hold the car until I could get to Tampa to pick it up.  He provided me the actual invoice days in advance of the purchase.  I sent him pictures of my driver's license and insurance card in advance and when I showed up, he had all the paperwork prepared and ready for me to sign.  I signed the documents and paid exactly the balance of the invoice and was on the road home (after taking a very satisfied and smiling picture in front of the car).  The car was so clean it appeared to be brand new and was in excellent condition.  I am very satisfied.

Rick P.

GMC Yukon

Matt was great,my wife found the SUV she wanted.She is happy with Matt also,I would recommend Matt to anyone who is search of a vehicle to contact Matt.Gracias Matt.

Made Car Buying Enjoyable

I got into a car accident and needed something fast. Matt was so nice and understanding of my situation, gave me a great deal on an adorable Honda Civic, and made the car buying process easy with as little stress as such a large purchase could possibly have. His wife, Heather, made the paperwork process extremely easy to understand and walked me through everything with the utmost amount of patience. The shop itself is kept very clean, they even keep some of their cars inside! I've been through the car buying experience multiple times, and this was by far the most simple. I felt like Matt and Heather both genuinely cared about putting me in a car that would be safe and gave me a great deal at the same time. Great business!

Toyota Yaris

Very satisfied with my Yaris...well worth the trip from Orlando.
Matt, Thank you so much...will definitely recommend "Preferred Motors" to family & friends...you guys are Great!!.

Jetta GLI

Very happy with my purchase from preferred mototors!! Matt the owner operator is very knowledgable, trustworthy and made buying my car easy. Matt was able to steer me in the right direction to get financing making it a breeze to buy a car. There was no need to haggle and he does not pressure you into making a purchase. A+++. I would refer perferref motor to anyone looking to buy a quality used car at a great price. From Joey (satisfied customer)

Great Place, People and Cars!

Great place. Great people. Great cars. Purchased an '07 BMW last year and could not be more happy! PM knows their vehicles in/out before they leave the lot!


Stress Free Experience

Heather and Matt were amazing throughout my whole experience, and I bought the exact car I had been searching for! Stress free experience, such a nice change from the big dealerships all over Tampa that I had already been to. I definitely recommend them. Thanks again guys!!


My First Classic Car Purchase

After years of wanting a 68-72 Chevrolet Corvette, I found Preferred Motors ! This location in Tampa, Fla. advertised a unique magazine car, a 1972 Corvette LT-1, a car with as they called it: "once in a lifetime opportunity". The history of this vette was compelling !Matt provided me with all information, pictures, and videos for me to make a decision for me to complete the purchase, in addition to answering my many questions. Matt and Heather are a great team. The Corvette, as with any classic car, needed a little tweeking, which is still becoming a personal pleasure. Preferred Motors did a great job representing this car. I would recommend this dealer to those customers wanting an upfront, honest vehicle purchasing experience. -Tracy S. Kings Mountain, NC

NO Pressure Car Buying Experience

If you are wanting a literal NO pressure car buying experience, then you really need not look any further than Preferred owned by Matt and his wife Heather. Matt is a businessman, and just a good person; not some shady "used car salesman". I had narrowed my choices down to 4 of his cars, and how about he suggested me buying the cheapest of the 4? I've NEVER had ANY salesperson recommend I buy the cheapest item from them. Regardless, he has all of my future car buying business and I will certainly recommend that my family and friends go and at least give him the opportunity to earn their business too. Thank you again Matt and Heather for putting me behind the wheel of a gorgeous car!

-Jayson Liddle

Honest and Trustworthy Dealer

I could not be more satisfied with my new car from Matt and Heather at Preferred Motors! Being from New York, I took a gamble buying the car sight unseen, but upon arrival to Tampa, I could see the car was in perfect condition-just as described. Matt, thank you for being an honest guy, and for selling me such an awesome car. Not only will I be buying another car from you in the future, but I highly recommend your business. Totally worth the long trip!

-Alyce D'Alberto


My family has bought three cars from Matt, and not one has been less then perfect. They were super clean, ran well, and were priced perfectly. Since we had such an easy time doing business with Matt and Heather, we have had them sell a car and a motorcycle for us. I have also referred many acquaintances and they as well have loved their vehicles. Matt's customers should be number 1, and we definitely were. We will happily be doing business with Matt in the future.

Could not be happier with their service!

We purchased a Honda Odyssey from Matt and Heather today and are just so impressed with them and the vehicle we now own. Matt and Heather were very friendly and knew what they were doing. We have been to other dealers before and never felt so comfortable and that we could trust what they were saying. I am so glad that we found Preferred Motors and were able to do business with them.


We contacted Matt with a desperate plea to find us a car, because ours bit the dust on the Howard Franklin Bridge. :( Within a week Matt found us exactly what we asked for, at the perfect price!!! You will not get customer service like this anywhere else! The deal was quick, smooth, easy and very professional. We will not buy a car from anyone else! I am already looking forward to buying our next car from Preferred Motors because Matt has quite a few beauties in his showroom! Thank you Matt and Heather, you were such a blessing in a time of need!!!


Last week was the one year anniversary of when Preferred Motors found me my DREAM car! Thank you thank you thank you for finding my beautiful VW Tiguan, Padfoot!

Vicky P

Preferred Motors has sold three of our vehicles through consignment. One was my husband's pride and joy, an Alfa Romeo, that just wasn't being driven enough. Matt found the perfect buyer and Ted was able to let go of his baby with great peace of mind. The other two cars were vans with high mileage...we didn't think it was possible to sell those, but Matt again found buyers and we got $$$$ for doing nothing! We highly recommend Preferred Motors when buying OR selling a car!

2008 Honda Civic

I had been looking for a new car since September 2012. I was not going to make a purchase until I searched everywhere for the perfect car. I typed my specifications into every website including Craigslist and stumbled upon the beautiful red 2008 Civic priced very reasonably. I came in the next day met Matt and test drove the car. Over the period of about 3 business days I brought family in to get their feel for the car. They immediately fell in love with the car. From the moment I saw the car on the website, in addition to the clean history, car fax, and fair price, I knew I had found my new car. Matt and Heather were a pleasure to work with and extremely professional, patient, and went beyond my expectations. I will definitely be coming back in the future as well as recommending my friends and family.

Quick & Easy

I've actually consigned three vehicles through Preferred Motors. They all sold faster then I expected. It's nice just to drop the car off and get a call when the check can be picked up. We actually got more than if I were to sell it on my own.

1964 Corvette Stingray

I really appreciate your professionalism and the ease of doing business. 

The buying experience was a real pleasure, thanks to you.

I would highly recommend your business to others.

Repeat Customer

Matt, thank you for finding the perfect car for us...for the third time!!! It is exactly what we wanted at a price we could afford! Better than perfect service, with you anticipating exactly what was important to us. You just can't get that kind of personalized service at any other dealership!

Barbara R

Once again Matt came through with exactly what we wanted and made the process effortless!!! Thank you so much!!! Best car buying experience you'll ever have at Preferred Motors!!!

Consignment & Locating

Ted and I highly recommend Matt Guida at Preferred Motors. Matt has sold two of our cars and then found replacements for those; in fact, my new car has everything I wanted and admittedly, I gave him a very long list! He is reliable, extremely knowledgable, and detailed-oriented. It has been a true pleasure working with him and we have appreciated his personal expertise, honesty, and the fact that he takes pride in providing great service. Thanks Matt and Heather and Preferred Motors!