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Real people. Personalized Service. Expert Advice.

Learn more about how our process works in three simple steps.

Everything begins with a conversation.

We want to understand exactly what you’re looking for in a new car, SUV or truck. We ask a lot of questions. Feel free to do the same. No pressure.

We listen

Colors & Options


What’s available.

Lease / Finance

We’re amazing listeners.

We want to understand exactly what you’re looking for in a vehicle and every reason why.

Models, options, and colors, oh my!

When it comes to cars, trucks, and SUVs there are more types and features than you can imagine. We’ll help uncover the ones that mean the most to you.

Compare and contrast your favorite cars.

Let’s take a closer look at the cars, trucks, or SUVs on your list. We’ll share their benefits and discuss pricing options to help you make an educated decision.

Special order or hard to find?

We’re not bound to shopping at just one dealership. If there’s a specific car, truck, or SUV you have in mind, we determine where it exists, or if it needs to be special ordered.

To lease or not to lease?

We’ve been around for over 20 years and are highly experienced in leasing and financing. We’ll make sure you understand both. Then we’ll negotiate a great deal whatever you choose.

We do the legwork

Using our conversations with you as a road map, we’ll go online and check all over California (and nearby) to find the vehicle you want to buy or lease.

We check available and incoming cars

We can search dealer inventory and incoming cars throughout California to find your perfect car. Or we can special order your car with the exact options you want.

We negotiate for more than price

We do more than get you a below market price on your new car, truck or SUV. We make sure you get a great deal on car leasing and finance rates, trade-in value, and anything else you need.

We’ll provide multiple options to review

We’ll show you cars, trucks, and SUVs that meet your specifications and different lease and financing options so you can make an informed decision on what works best for you.

We secure your deal. You sign and drive away happy.

After checking dealerships and online sources to get you a great deal, we’ll guide you through the fine print. We want you to be happy even after the new car smell wears off.

Save time. Save money.

Sit back. We know how car deals work and how to make them work for you. We leverage rates, rebates, and hidden incentives to get a great deal on your new car.

Walking through the paperwork.

We help you understand the details of your lease or purchase so you can be confident in your deal.

The beginning of a beautiful friendship.

After we introduce you to your new car’s amazing features, our door is always open to discuss issues, warranties and lease ending.

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“We’re committed to going the extra mile to deliver an experience you’ll love.”

Doug Gold
Director of Sales & Client Experience

How it Works FAQs

  • What’s the catch?
    There is no catch. We’re a customer service first company and that’s what you’re paying for. We work hard to find the right car for you, saving you hours of online research, dealership visits and time at the negotiating table. You won’t ever have to take a single step inside a dealership again.
  • How long is the entire process?
    We work on your schedule and get you the new car you want in as little as a day. We can also help you special order your precise build in 2-3 months.
  • How do other car services compare?
    Services like TrueCar and Costco are actually paid lead generation platforms for dealerships. They offer clients a pre-negotiated price off MSRP, but you will need to go to a dealership to negotiate the remainder of the transaction. Cartelligent can get you the same pricing or lower, plus we negotiate the entirety of the deal including lease or finance rates. Signing the paperwork at a Cartelligent office typically takes less than 15 minutes, compared to four plus hours at most dealerships.
  • Can I buy outside of California?
    No. At this time, we’re only able to work with clients who plan to register their new car in California.

We make it easy to ask questions and get the answers you need. No obligation.

Cartelligent new car sales and leasing saves you time and money. We even help you trade-in your old vehicle. Real people. Personalized service. Expert advice. Offices in Marin / San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Walnut Creek / East Bay and Irvine / Southern California.