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Welcome to Cardenas Superstore. The Premier Used Car Dealership in Pharr, TX

 

Thank you for visiting the website of Cardenas Superstore, the best place to get reliable used cars, trucks, and SUVs of many makes, models, and prices. In the Rio Grande Valley, the Cardenas name is synonymous with great car deals and great automotive service. Additionally, Cardenas is the largest Hispanic owned auto group in the Rio Grande Valley. The family has been serving the valley for over 45 years. We have automotive fans from South Padre Island west to Rio Grande City. Also, our customers stem from Deep South into Brownsville/Matamoras and up to Rivera. We receive reports all the time of Cardenas dealership tags sited in Corpus Christi, Houston, Austin, Laredo and all points in between. It is with great pride and appreciation that we serve such a large area of customers.

 

We are an entity of Cardenas Auto group. Our inventory consists of both domestic and import pre-owned vehicles. Just how do customers choose between a domestic or import manufacturer make? There are sections of libraries full of books and periodicals that debate and point out the pros and cons. However, most of the differences boil down to quality, style, fuel efficiency, and price. In order to get the best used cars, you have to start with the best new cars.

 

In the area of quality, domestic (American) vehicles have historically scored low behind import (foreign) manufacturers. Japanese and German engineering have been strong quality and performance leaders. Recent years have seen dramatic change in this area. Manufacturers like Toyota and Lexus have a strong reputation for quality, dependability and reliability. However, the consumer advocate group, J.D. Powers revealed a shakeup in 2017 in its Initial Quality Study rankings as Toyota and Lexus fell behind many U.S. and Korean brands. Kia took the top spot, with the Hyundai’s Genesis at 2nd followed by Porsche in 3rd and Ford and Ram rounding out the top 5. Many of the newer American models have rated "best in class" by automotive review publications. Of course, the majority of people still define quality as longevity which is still dominated by the foreign makes.

 

Style is a very important aspect defined by each customer's like. For many years, foreign cars have offered high appealing aesthetics and lines thus the term exotic models. Notably today, American models like the Ford Mustang, the Dodge Challenger and the Chevy Camaro have brought back the muscle car appeal. Price is often a major deciding factor and where the American models usually edge out the foreign makes. Our domestic automotive makers usually offer customers more option packages and features on cheaper model cars. However, some import makers like Hyundai and Kia compete very competitively and in some cases out class the domestic models. When is comes to efficiency historically American cars have been noted for their inability to rate high on efficiency trends. Foreign car makers eclipsed our domestic counterparts in fuel efficiency for many years. American auto makers have been working diligently to close this gap.

 

Our domestic car makes include availability of Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Jeep and Lincoln.  Our import makes span Acura, BMW, Fiat, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Porsche, Scion, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo. Our diversity offers you a great selection to choose from.
 

New Car Alternative Dealer Delivers Quality Used Cars

Quality begins with a rigid and strict vehicle acquisition process. Cardenas ensures that every aspect of acquiring a pre-owned vehicle will result in reliable and dependable transportation for our customers. This begins with the leadership, expertise and reputation of the Acquisition Director. Our director has been acquiring vehicles for over 35 years and carries the admiration and respect of dealers, auctions, and rental aiencies thru ought Texas. This not only ensures quality acquisitions but fair and accurate price acquisitions. Each vehicle acquired is actually hand selected through a careful qualitative selection process with pride.

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​Our first step is to select vehicles with low mileages. Specifically, we target those with lower than industry average miles. The automotive industry considers 15,000 miles per year as average miles. Next, we review the vehicle history reports of those vehicles selected using  the best-known sources, which are Carfax and AutoCheck.

 

​Carfax receives data from more than 100,000 different sources including every U.S. and Canadian provincial motor agency plus police and fire departments, collision repair facilities, auto auctions and more. The Carfax database is the most extensive and comprehensive in North America. Their database has more than 17.5 billion records that contain very important and pertinent information about a vehicle's history. This information includes odometer readings which could indicate rollbacks, accidents, structural damage, hail damage, recalls, salvage titles, flood damage, stolen vehicles and much more. We provide a complimentary Carfax to each customer for their purchased vehicle.

 

​An AutoCheck vehicle history report allows us to understand a vehicle's history and compare similar vehicles. AutoCheck compares vehicles in a similar class by assigning a patented AutoCheck Score to assess a vehicle's predicted reliability. AutoCheck also has exclusive auction announced data from the two largest U.S. auctions. AutoCheck's mission and reputation has enabled strong relationships with highly trusted industry leaders such as NADAguides.com, CarMax, eBay Motors, Kelly Blue Book, and Edmunds.com.

 

Once the quality of our selected vehicles has been ascertained by the history reports, our director performs a thorough visual inspection of the interior, exterior and engine cabin areas of the vehicle. This includes the use of a Paint Elcometer on each vehicle exterior panel. This meter gauges the thickness of the paint to ensure to catch possible damages that were not reported via a vehicle history report. Once the vehicle has been procured and arrives at the dealership, we perform the general maintenance required, perform a complete vehicle inspection by certified technicians and complete any required reconditioning recommended.  

 

​Following this rigid process allows us with confidence to provide our customers with a complimentary maintenance plan and a limited vehicle powertrain warranty. Moreover, it provides us with the confidence that we are providing our customers with absolute dependable and reliable transportation for years to come.


Large Used Car Inventory with Market Adjusted Prices for Best Deals 

 

Every car dealer claims to offer the lowest prices, the most accommodating finance options, and the friendliest service. While we have these basics mastered, and we never forget their importance, we like to think of Cardenas as different in all the right ways. Cardenas Superstore is the alternative new car dealer of the Rio Grande Valley, a successful and passionate business that's not too big to forget what matters most: leaving people happier than when they arrived.

 

We never ignore the little details that make the car-buying experience easier. From the second you walk through our doors, you'll get the more personal treatment that a gigantic, established dealer just can't provide, since they serve so many other customers in a single day. We opened our doors in 2010 and are improving all the time, so if you like to support younger, relatively smaller, and still-growing businesses, give us a look.

 

We follow a Rational Market Pricing Model to protect you from large depreciation loses and better value. Our connection to the Cardenas Auto group means we have access to more than 400 excellent used vehicles at any given time, and can easily coordinate with other dealers in the auto group to get any models that catch your eye. Our search function makes it easy to filter the results and find the exact car you want, all the way down to colors and features, so give it a try. We use industry standard valuation tools such as nada.com, kellybluebook.com and Manhiem auto auction to determine the best price based on our market in south Texas. This ensures that a vehicle's value is based on local market conditions and not those of the east or west coast where values may be inflated to match economical living costs.

 

It's not just about choice, though - it's about every choice being a good one. The majority of our vehicles come with a three-month or 3,000-mile powertrain warranty, as well as two years or 25,000 miles of complimentary service and maintenance, covering oil changes and tire rotations. This way, you can rest easy that you made a good deal in the months and years following your purchase, which is very important to us. Service loaners are available by appointment for your schedules service appointment.

 

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A Best Deal is Defined by Our Customer-First Philosophy

 

What does it mean to put the customer first? At Cardenas Superstore, it means having a sales process that manages to be quick and painless, while informing the customer on all possible options based on current life situations. There are many dealerships that use pressure sales techniques like "only good today" or "approval for this car only". There is no gimmicks or tricks. We want you to leave not only with a great car, but also with the confidence that it was the right choice, and our approach does just that. As sixty percent of our business is repeat and referral, integrity and credibility is of utmost importance to us. Our diverse and strong connection to creditors gives us the ability to serve almost all credit profiles. No one is just a number, and we can look past it and help banks or other lenders do the same.

 

Thanks again for visiting our site. We gladly serve customers in McAllen, Edinburg, Mission, Pharr, Alamo, San Juan, and the surrounding areas, so don't hesitate to contact or visit us.

 

A Family Tradition of Community Service and Support

 

The Cardenas family has enjoyed more than 50 years of business success from the automotive industry and land development company. As they became increasingly successful, they had a strong desire to be involved and support the community. They wanted to give back to the community that blessed them. Renato Cardenas helped start Valley Community Hospital (non-profit hospital), which is now Valley Regional Hospital. Not only was he a co-founder but he served as a chairman from 1975-1982. When the hospital sold to HCA, part of the proceeds were used to create the Brownsville Foundation for health and Education where he served as president. Renato was also the founding member of the Brownsville Boy's Club.

 

Mary Rose Cardenas also served on numerous board and committees in the community. In 1984, she was elected to TSC's Board of Trustees. She served four terms as Chair and was instrumental in hiring Dr. Juliet Garcia, the first Mexican-American woman in the nation to become president of a college or university. She made a significant impact in education within the community. She served on the board of Texas Southmost College for more than 25 years. Her strong leadership increased the quality and number of facilities. She also helped develop the partnership with UT-Brownsville which became the UTB-TSC Agreement. She was honored with Distinguished Alumnus award and in 2005 the North and South Hall on the campus were renamed in her honor. Former Governor George Bush commissioned a Yellow Rose of Texas in honor of her dedication to expanding the education in South Texas.

 

Rene Cardenas and Cardenas Mazda kept the tradition of support of the Brownsville Independent School District (BISD) and the students of the Brownsville Community. For 3 consecutive years, Cardenas Mazda awarded a brand-new Mazda to one lucky graduating senior for perfect attendance. This initiative was to encourage and improve attendance in BISD.

 

The Cardenas family also donated the land for the entrance into the Harlingen Thicket. The Harlingen Thicket is a satellite of the World Birding Center. This is a 40-acre tract of Tamaulipan native brush and a diversity of plant varieties located in Harlingen. Also of significance, the family donated the land for the Brownsville Driscoll Children's Hospital Specialty Clinic on North Expressway in 2007. . Carrying on the support for education the family donated the land for the Olmito Elementary School in the Villa Los Pinos Subdivision.