The Roanoker Best of 2021 Awards

The Roanoker "Best of Roanoke 2021" awards have been announced! Competition Cars and Classics is proud to have a received the Silver award for " The Best Pre-Owned Car Dealership" 
The Platinum winner was Berglund Automotive and Gold is Brambleton Imports. To even be in this conversation of such fine dealerships is truly an honor. 
We are the only Salem dealership to receive an award!

Here are the automotive category winners. 
Best Overall Car Dealership-
Platinum- Berglund Automotive
Gold- First Team Auto Mall
Silver- Haley Toyota

Best Luxury Car Dealership- 
Platinum- Berglund Luxury 
Gold- Brambleton Imports
Silver- BMW of Roanoke

Best Pre-Owned Car Dealership-
Platinum- Berglund Automotive
Gold- Brambleton Imports
Silver- Competition Cars and Classics

We would like to thank everyone that voted for us, and to congratulate each of the other dealerships that won the well deserved awards. All very good organizations. 

Can you recommend a Car Dealer in Salem Va

One of the best feelings we get in the used car business, is being trusted enough to have our customers recommend us to their friends and family. 
I would estimate that at least 40% of our business is repeat and referral customers!
That is better than any advertising we can do and shows that people put their trust in us. 
We try everyday to live up to that trust and appreciate every single person referred to us. 

Why is "Classics" in our name when we don't have c

Competition Cars and Classics was actually formed in 2013. I was working for a new car dealership and wanted to pursue my dream of opening my own dealership.
My dream was to have a variety of modern and classic cars in inventory. In 2013 we found a secure lot, made an offer and began the process of buying our own place.
We were excited and ready to get underway. We got the bank loan approved and formed Competition Cars and Classics. 
About 3 weeks before our loan closing, the bank called and said someone at the corporate level had overruled the approval and wanted a substantially larger down payment. 
At that time, we did not have the kind of money they wanted. The banker told me he would get it taken care of and not to worry.
The person selling the lot, was also a member of this same bank. He heard of the issue with closing and had another buyer ready.
The other buyer was approved and we lost out on that lot. 
We already had our Company LLC formed at this time. 
It took us two more years to find a suitable location to open. We opened in Troutville VA in 2015 as Competition Cars and Classics LLC. This location did not have a suitable secure area for the classic cars. In 2016 we found our current location at 610 W 4th St in Salem. This lot offered much more road traffic, a larger population, a two car garage, and a paved lot. It was a no brainer to move, yet we still did not have a secure area.
So here we are, almost 6 years later. Our business model does not include classics cars, as much as we'd like to. We kept our name, as it is a difficult proceeding to change, and we have grown known by our name in the community. 
Competition Cars and Classics is owned and operated by Kenny and Jennifer Martin. We do wish we had the space for the classics, because it is a passion of mine.  

Competition Cars and Classics is a Used Car Dealer

Competition Cars and Classics is a Used Car Dealer in Salem, Va. that specializes in low cost used cars, trucks and SUV's. Our inventory prices usually range from $2,000 to the $10,000 range. 
We may have anything from 1995 up to 2017, We carry high mileage and low mileage vehicles, but all have been state inspected and gone over by a qualified mechanic, as well as reasonably possible. 
We do allow and encourage you to take any of our vehicles to your mechanic for a pre-purchase inspection, prior to your purchase.
We provide a full description to the best of our ability, on each vehicle with photographs of the good and the bad. 
None of our vehicles are perfect, but we do our best to sell a safe and reliable car. We do not normally carry salvage or rebuilt title vehicles. 
Many local dealers do, but unless otherwise stated, our vehicles will have a clean title. 
We post our prices right up front, so you can easily compare and narrow your decisions. We are not a buy here pay here dealer, we are primarily a cash transaction business. 
We do offer financing assistance tot hose that need it, with a few local lenders and a National lender. We do have lenders that will assist with bad credit or no credit financing, with a qualified down payment and a vehicle that meets the lenders qualifications. Not all applicants will qualify. Credit decisions are at the lenders discretion. 
Our inventory is updated daily on our website. We are constantly adding new inventory! If we do not have what you are looking for, let us know and we will be glad to do a search and see if we can get the vehicle you want. 
We are located at 610 W. 4th St. Salem, Va. 24153. Our customers come from Salem, Roanoke, Botetourt, Christiansburg, Martinsville and many other cities and states.
Check our reviews, look at our inventory and compare our prices, and see for yourself why this small dealership has customers driving hours to purchase a vehicle. 

How do we sell cars so Cheap

How do we sell so many cars under $5,000? It is getting much more difficult to find a used car under $5,000 that is worth having. At Competition Cars and Classics, Kenny searches almost every day for new car dealer trade ins that are in an affordable price range. Once we secure a car, it's time for the garage to go over the vehicle and see what it needs. We try our best to provide a safe and reliable vehicle. When it hits the lot for sale, you can be assured we have went over the car and it is ready. We sell vehicles starting as low as $2,000!
We want to be the Used Car Dealer that you can buy a car, truck or SUV, under $5,000 and it be a vehicle you will be satisfied with. 
Come check us out at 610 W. 4th St. Salem Va. 24153.

Used Trucks in Stock Salem Va!

Used trucks are in stock and ready to go at Competition Cars and Classics!
We are stocking up on trucks for the winter season. We have crew cabs, extended cabs and regular cab trucks!
Whether you need a 4x4 or a 4x2 truck, we have you covered! 
Come and see why Competition Cars and Classics is your Used Truck source in Salem, Virginia!

Looking for a Used Honda Civic We have them and m

It's Honda Civic Central at Competition Cars and Classics! 5 Civics in stock starting as low as $2,200! You would think we are your Salem Virginia Honda Used Car Dealer! 
We also have two great 2012 Honda Accords and a Honda Fit in stock! If you are looking for all wheel drive, come check out the awesome 2008 Honda Element or the 2011 Honda CRV that are in stock!
It's Honda city in Salem Virginia at Competition Cars and Classics, 610W 4th St. Salem, Va. 24153.

Readers Choice Award- " Best Place to Buy Car" Roa

The fall edition of The Roanoke Times Living Magazine, recently posted it's Annual Reader's Choice Awards for 2020. Your winner in the category of "Best Place to Buy  Car" is Competition Cars and Classics!
Competition Cars and Classics took the Gold award with Silver going to First Team Auto Mall and Bronze to Haley Toyota of Roanoke.
We would like to thank all that gave us their vote! We are honored and amazed that so many people recognize us as a place you can trust to do business with! 
To even be in the mix with First Team and Haley was incredible, but to win the Gold is something we are just blown away by!

You can find the results of all the Reader's Choice Awards in the Fall 2020 edition of Discover SW VA Living Magazine. Southwest Virginia's Premier Lifestyle Magazine. 

Competition Cars and Classics Nominated!

Competition Cars and Classics has been nominated and is a finalist in the "Best Place to Buy a Car" category, in the Roanoker Magazines Best of Contest! 
Only the top 5 car dealers advanced to the finals and these finalist were voted in by the online readers of The Roanoker Magazine.
Kenny Martin, owner of Competition Cars and Classics, said "We are just proud to be associated with the other dealers in the top five."
The top five dealerships consist of First Team Auto Mall in Roanoke, Haley Toyota of Roanoke, Hart Motor Company of Salem, Brambleton Imports in Roanoke, and Competition Cars and Classics in Salem.
"We are a small, Husband and wife operation and to be considered with these quality dealerships is such an honor. It doesn't matter who wins or places in this contest, each is a high quality car dealer."
Competition Cars and Classics is located at 610 W. 4th St. Salem, Va. 24153.
Give them a call at 540-404-4298 or see their inventory online at 

Chevrolet Silverado's in stock Salem Va!

Competition Cars and Classics is looking like a used Chevrolet dealer with all the Silverado trucks! 
We have a 2010 Ext cab 4x4 work truck, a 2008 Extended cab 4x4 LT model and a 2008 Crew cab 4x4 LT!
All priced to sell! Come and see why we are Salem Virginia's best Dealer for your used truck!
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