DriveTime Review

DriveTime is one of the nation’s largest used car dealerships catering to people with less-than-perfect credit. It has been accredited by the Better Business Bureau or BBB in 2012. The simple and easy-to-use website of the Arizona-based dealer has made car shopping and auto financing easier for used-car buyers today.

The website is very easy to use. You won’t need to navigate your way to where you need to go because DriveTime has everything you might need right in their home page. You can search the inventory, apply for financing and search the nearest DriveTime branch.

We like how DriveTime opted to leave the home page uncluttered with simple, brief and straightforward content. Such content did not allow for over bragging. If there was bragging, the testimonials did the job appropriately.

The Dealer Locator is also accessible from the home page. Again, there’s no need to find the page that will let you find the branches. Just scroll down a little and you’ll see a map of DriveTime branches located near you.

They also have a short text for the home page which talks more about what DriveTime is about and what they do. It is hidden in the More Info link at the bottom of the Dealer Locator map. In vehicle search, we like how the vehicles in stock are listed in a clean and simple fashion. It is not difficult to find the vehicle information we need and the photos are also adequate.

DriveTime offers thousands of various pre-owned vehicles from Buick, Chrysler, Ford, Mazda, Volvo and Pontiac among others. Each model includes a 30-day vehicle coverage called DriveCare, 5-day return guarantee, AutoCheck history report and multi-point inspection.

DriveTime provides in-house financing that’s why they can easily decide on your application. You can apply for financing by completing a form in the Get Financed page or clicking the Start Your Approval link in the home page.

If you need quick help, live support is available. Just click on the button found at the lower right of the page which says, “Live Chat.” You can also turn to the blog for more information about auto loans, used cars, car buying tips and the like.

Here are some of the programs DriveTime has for their current and potential clients. See if you’re eligible:

DT Champ is for DriveTime’s existing clients who have reached $4,500 or less of balance. The program gets them lower interest rate on the next loan, little or zero down payment, and all the benefits of One True Price.

DriveTime has a special financing program for military service members. Those who have at least 2 years of remaining active duty are eligible for a lower APR and guaranteed approval with low down payment regardless of how the credit history looks like.

This is DriveTime’s referral program which could get you $200 credit when someone you refer to DriveTime eventually buys a vehicle.

The application form asks for your full name, monthly gross income, email address, complete home address, social security number, and birthday among others. Completion of the application form just involves three easy steps. After completing the form, you immediately get your loan approval ID and the loan amount you are approved for. The website will also show you the nearest dealership you can visit.

Where They At
As of 2013, DriveTime has 108 branches across the United States. They have shops in California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Indiana, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia.


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