Cash for Chassis
Buying a car can feel intimidating: new vehicle models sporting an endless array of the latest features and technology can make it difficult to narrow down what you want, need, or can even afford.
There are many online resources that can send you in the right direction, but it’s hard to beat going to a lot and getting behind the wheel to test a vehicle. But you’re in luck! There are auto dealers around the state that are anxious to help you find your favorite new car. Below we’ve highlighted just a few.
Kendall Auto Alaska promises “no gimmicks, no pressure, no kidding” at its locations in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Wasilla, and Soldotna. Kendall locations around the state specialize in Honda, Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Ram, Ford, Lincoln, Lexus, Subaru, Toyota, and Volkswagen, and Mercedes-Benz Anchorage, Porsche Anchorage, and Audi Anchorage are also part of the Kendall family. kendallautoalaska.com
Red White & Blue Auto Sales was established in 1999 and, according to the company, sells more vehicles in the “$10,000 & Under” price range than any other dealer in the state. The dealer is located in Anchorage. rwbauto.com
Lithia Motors is “proudly serving car buyers in the great state of Alaska” through seven locations: BMW of Anchorage, Chevrolet of South Anchorage, Lithia Kia of Anchorage, Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Anchorage, Lithia Hyundai of Anchorage, Chevrolet Buick GMC of Fairbanks, and Chevrolet of Wasilla. lithia.com
Anchorage Jeep Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram has been in operation for more than fifty years and remains Alaskan-owned today. According to the dealer, “Our customers are our shareholders.” anchoragechryslercenter.com
BMW of Anchorage sells new and used BMW models, and, according to the company, “We’re your neighbors with a vested interest in keeping you safe and confident while you’re on the road.” bmwofanchorage.com
Affordable Used Cars is Alaska’s “no nonsense car dealer” and allows buyers to schedule a test drive online. According to the Anchorage-based dealer, it’s the largest used car dealership in Alaska. affordableusedcarsanchorage.com
Alaska Best Choice Auto Sales is located in Anchorage and boasts it is “widely recognized to be among the best in quality, reliability, value, and customer satisfaction.” The dealership specializes in pre-owned, late model vehicles. akbestchoice.com
Payless Car Sales opened in 2013 and is “where Alaskans drive.” Staff at this Anchorage dealership is non-commissioned, and the company focuses on keeping its online inventory accurate and updated in near-real time. paylesssales.com
Dependable Used Cars states, “Our team strives for excellence by assuring each customer finds a vehicle that will fit their lifestyle and budget.” The dealer provides a history report with every vehicle and is based in Anchorage. dependablecarsanchorageak.com
Alaska Sales and Service–Anchorage has been Alaskan-owned and –operated since 1944 and offers new and used vehicles. “We’re one of the leading Chevrolet dealers in the area,” states the company, which has a sister location,
Alaska Sales & Service–Valley in Palmer, that specializes in GMC and Buick vehicles. aksalesanchorage.com
Quality Auto Sales is located in Anchorage and has been providing the community with cars, trucks, and SUVs since 2001. Quality Auto Sales promises “no games, no gimmicks, just great used cars, trucks, and SUVs” to its shoppers. qualityautosalesalaska.com
Lyberger’s Car & Truck Sales says the two most important things at the dealership are “honesty is the best policy” and “if you’re not happy, we’re not happy.” The Anchorage-based dealer has been in operation since 1999 and is still locally-owned today. usedcarsanchorageak.com
Magnum Motors offers its customers a selection of cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs at locations in Soldotna and Wasilla. According to the dealer, “We are just a bunch of car junkies who love to sell cars.” Magnum Motors keeps more than 200 vehicles in stock at all times. magnumalaska.com
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The Marx Bros. Café
Jack Amon and Richard “Van” Hale opened the doors of the Marx Bros. Café on October 18, 1979; however, the two had already been partners in cuisine for some time, having created the Wednesday Night Gourmet Wine Tasting Society and Volleyball Team Which Now Meets on Sunday, a weekly evening of food and wine. It was actually the end of the weekly event that spurred the name of the restaurant: hours after its final service, Amon and Hale were hauling equipment and furnishings out of their old location and to their now-iconic building on Third Street, all while managing arguments about equipment ownership, a visit from the police, and quite a bit of wine. “If you’ve ever seen the movie ‘A Night at the Opera” starring the Marx Brothers, that’s what it was like,” Hale explains.