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First Time Car Buyer Tips

First Time Car Buyer Tips

We Look Forward to Working With You!

Here at Pohanka Hyundai of Fredericksburg, we love working with drivers from all walks of life, including those who are preparing to purchase a car, truck, or SUV for the first time. Since this process can be intimidating even for those who have been through it in the past, we’re here to guide you from start to finish, so nothing is left to chance. Before you drop by to meet with our Finance Department, take a look at these first-time buyer tips!

Do Your Research

Given that buying a car is a significant investment, it’s imperative that you conduct some thorough research before making any decisions. To get an idea of the options that await you at the dealership, scroll up to the top of your screen and click on either the New Hyundai or Search Pre-Owned dropdown to view our current inventory. We have a vast selection, so we encourage you to utilize the filters on the left side of the page to narrow things down by aspects such as make, model, fuel economy, price, and others. Once you’ve whittled your contenders down to a few potential options, confirm their availability and schedule each for a test drive.

Determine Your Budget

Going hand-in-hand with vehicle research is budgeting. Before you head over to try out a few of our quality vehicles, click on the Finance tab above to access our Payment Calculator and Get Pre-Approved forms. The former makes it a breeze to unlock your approximate purchasing power by accounting for your preferred monthly rate, the amount you can provide as an upfront installment, possible term length, and a few other factors. Once you have the magic number, see if you’re a good candidate for an auto loan by following the three easy pre-approval steps. After receiving the green light, you’ll know that you’re in a good financial position!

Enroll in Special Programs

If you’re a first-time buyer looking to make your purchase more affordable, we highly recommend checking out our special financing programs. Since new car-buyers are often fresh out of school, we have a College Graduate Program that enables eligible individuals to earn a $400 credit toward their first big investment outside their education. In addition, if you’re a member of the armed forces, you could qualify for the Hyundai Military Program, which grants you savings of up to $500 on new Hyundai vehicles. Even if you don’t fit it into either of these categories, there are still ongoing specials, manufacturer incentives, and many other ways to help you save. Just ask our staff for assistance!

After reading through these first time car buyer tips, we hope that you feel a bit more prepared to purchase a vehicle. Pohanka Hyundai of Fredericksburg will be with you every step of the way, so schedule an appointment and meet with us today!


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540-684-6275

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Testimonials

MaryMagAndLean 4d
MaryMagAndLean 4d
GOOGLE
7-10-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Nicole Jones
Nicole Jones
GOOGLE
7-9-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great customer service

Edna Booth
Edna Booth
GOOGLE
6-28-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I needed to leave no later than 11:30 am. Adam Zaccagnino worked hard to accomplish this for me. I was on the road by 11:35 am. I would recommend to work with Adam.

Michael Presutto
Michael Presutto
GOOGLE
6-28-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I’ve recently purchased 2 used cars from Pohanka Hyundai. Their sales and finance staff are very helpful and easy to work with. I also had 1 minor issue with the AC compressor on 1 of these vehicles, and Fred and the service team were excellent when dealing with this matter. I highly recommend this dealership for sales and service!!!

Taylor A.
Taylor A.
YELP
6-26-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I bought my new 2020, Hyundai Tucson from Pohanka, and the entire experience was as easy as can be! I had a very pleasant experience, and I worked with Roman. Everyone I interacted with and worked (sales representative, sales manager, and finance department) with at the dealership were both helpful and accommodating to my needs and wants. I am glad that I chose Pohanka, and I would highly recommend them to anyone who is in the market for a new car!

Joshua Terry
Joshua Terry
GOOGLE
6-26-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Everyone is very professional and friendly. I have bought two cars from Pohanka Hyundai and have been satisfied with each purchase.

Malia Vester
Malia Vester
GOOGLE
6-26-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The first time I went here a piece that was replaced that had a quality error. Rather than me having to beg and plead with them to fix the car again, they took it upon themselves to solve the problem that they unintentionally created without charging me. The fact that the company was able to identify the problem and didn’t give me any flack speaks volumes about the values they hold dear. They are all about customer satisfaction. They have made me a life long customer!

hipmama US
hipmama US
GOOGLE
6-26-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

A week or so ago I had written a 1 star review after some unfortunately lack luster service but due to a manufacturer error, I returned to Hyundai again and received excellent service and results thanks to Fred, the service manager. He diagnosed my car's problem within seconds (he has an excellent memory and recalled a Kona model with a similar issue) and went to get his technician to show him what was happening. A few minutes later Fred had the issue resolved and even cleaned down my door and window himself because he knows I have an ill parent I am caring for and am highly concerned about Covid-19. Fred is exceptional at what he does and displays a true Southern gentleman charm and pride in his work that is getting all too rare to find. Pohanka Hyundai is very lucky to have him and I am so relieved that my cars window and door locks are functioning properly again. I recommend this dealership wholeheartedly now and it is all due to Fred. Ps: Andrea in the Pohanka Nissan is fabulous too and I appreciate her assistance previously.

Mindi Webster
Mindi Webster
GOOGLE
6-26-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

This was the most pleasant and expeditious car purchase we’ve ever made. Our sales staff were personable, helpful, and professional on all counts. Definitely ask for Roman- he rocks!

Elizabeth Calvert
Elizabeth Calvert
GOOGLE
6-26-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I had already done my research and knew what I wanted. I forwarded the info to the dealer and they made everything super easy, and had the car ready to test drive. I did surprise them when I showed them the interest rate I'd been offered by a different company but they were able to match it.

Deserae Durand
Deserae Durand
GOOGLE
6-23-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star
Vansh Chauhan
Vansh Chauhan
GOOGLE
6-20-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Dan O.
YAHOO
6-13-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Nicole in service does a great job every time I bring in my car. It is nice to have someone that is knowledgeable and not pushy

Dan O.
YELP
6-13-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Nicole in service does a great job every time I bring in my car. It is nice to have someone that is knowledgeable and not pushy

sharpshutr 1
sharpshutr 1
GOOGLE
6-12-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
sydney light
sydney light
GOOGLE
6-12-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
N'chel Watts
N'chel Watts
GOOGLE
6-12-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Gina Colbert
Gina Colbert
GOOGLE
6-9-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I truly enjoy my experiences at Pohanka when I take my car in to be serviced. They are professional prompt and always trustworthy I live in Lake Ridge but drive to Fredericksburg for all my service needs. I highly recommend that location. Gina B

Kasey Labarreda
Kasey Labarreda
GOOGLE
6-8-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I'm giving 5 stars to Adam who presented great customer service.

anathea jones
anathea jones
GOOGLE
6-5-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Carrie Blevins
Carrie Blevins
GOOGLE
6-5-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Very nice experience -thank you!

Sequoia Wright
Sequoia Wright
GOOGLE
6-5-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Cody Atkins
Cody Atkins
GOOGLE
6-5-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star Empty Star
Mike Truitt
Mike Truitt
GOOGLE
6-5-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Janet Loveless
Janet Loveless
GOOGLE
6-2-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star
Mr H
Mr H
GOOGLE
5-31-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star
Amy Robinson
Amy Robinson
GOOGLE
5-28-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Monica McDowney
Monica McDowney
GOOGLE
5-28-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

I was in and out fast. I was there to get an oil change.

Gary Barlet
Gary Barlet
GOOGLE
5-27-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Purchased my first Hyundai here. Fantastic experience. Everyone was great. Would definitely purchase here again.

Dani Johnson
Dani Johnson
GOOGLE
5-27-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Virginia Harrison
Virginia Harrison
GOOGLE
5-27-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Vicky Fuentes
Vicky Fuentes
GOOGLE
5-14-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Mike Milone
Mike Milone
GOOGLE
5-8-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

We highly recommend asking for Isabella (Izzy). She knew the answer for ever question we could have asked and saved us thousands of dollars off the purchase price of our 2020 Palisade. She took the time and brought out four different models so that we could do a side by side comparison and choose which model fit best for our price and needs. Pohanka Hyundai treated us like family the entire time and made sure we were happy with the price and made the process simple and easy. I highly recommend them.

Kim Haynesworth
Kim Haynesworth
GOOGLE
5-8-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Fred, Nicole, and Joe have been helping me service and maintain my vehicle for 5+ years and have always accommodated my needs each and every time!! Nicole, you took such good care of me when my car had sat for so long (not being driven) that my sweet little hybrid’s battery had died! Thanks Nicole! Thank you all!!! God bless you all during this pandemic, for being there to keep our cars moving! 😷❤️ -Kim Haynesworth

Don P.
Don P.
YELP
5-2-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great car buying experience. Jonny and the team were fantastic. They worked with me over several days test driving to get the right car and features. Everything went smooth and they quickly had me on my way.

don pett
don pett
GOOGLE
5-2-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great car buying experience. Jonny and the team were fantastic. They worked with me over several days test driving to get the right car and features. Everything went smooth and they quickly had me on my way.

Kollin Carter
Kollin Carter
GOOGLE
5-1-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great Service.

Heidi Braswell
Heidi Braswell
GOOGLE
4-29-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

Friendly staff who are very knowledgable about the vehicle I purchased. Extremely easy to purchase with little hassle. I would recommend Pohanka Hyundai to anyone who is looking for a great experience and a wonderful vehicle!

Eric P.
Eric P.
YELP
4-27-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I truly had a stress free and enjoyable experience buying my car from Pohanka Hyundai. I received a great deal and highly recommend these guys. James Hough was my sales person...couldn't ask for a better one.

Malik Bartee
Malik Bartee
GOOGLE
4-27-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Ramon was great! Everyone was friendly, professional and knew what they were doing. They put me in a great car and made my car buying experience great. Go check them out and see Ramon!

Dawn deLesMort?
Dawn deLesMort?
GOOGLE
4-24-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Dianne Johns
Dianne Johns
GOOGLE
4-23-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

From the moment I stepped out of my car the experience was relaxed. Informative.they considered my feelings not their ideas of what they could it was all about what I wanted and adapting to that. Everyone was exceptional and knowledgeable. We had great discussions about family and shared fun stories... Felt like home not a sales office. Thank you so much for making my years to come. I'm loving my new 2020 Santa Fe!

Carol Carter
Carol Carter
GOOGLE
4-22-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Alvis Rivers
Alvis Rivers
GOOGLE
4-22-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Ron Davis
Ron Davis
GOOGLE
4-22-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Dan L.
YELP
4-17-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Love this place! Bought an Elantra in 2018 and it was the best experience I ever had buying a new car! The service department is excellent!! Never trying to sell me what I don't need and taking my investment seriously! Can't say enough about the free car was and vacuum at the end of the service! I travel from Alexandria to Fredericksburg just to get my car serviced. Highly recommend!!!

Amy Melton
Amy Melton
GOOGLE
4-17-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Roman was great to work with! He was kind, respectful and listened to what we wanted. All of the staff, especially Timmy and Sabrina, were extremely helpful. Can’t beat the deals at Pohanka!

Carlos S.
Carlos S.
YELP
4-17-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I have purchased many vehicles in the last 25 years all over the US as I was in the military for 20 of the 25. With that being said I have never and probably never will unless I buy my next vehicle from them have a more honest and haggle free experience. I am a real veteran who truly appreciated how fast and straight to the bottom line we got and on top of all that they even delivered the vehicle for me to my house. If you do not believe call and compared I did and no one was able to match them and again no dealer has never been more upfront and honest about a vehicle purchase in my car buying experience. Roman my sales guy was able to answer any and all my questions and worked the finance department before We settled on price making it a quicker then normal process. Great team of professionals who above all were completely honest during my purchase.

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