Reviews

I had the best car buying experience with Max. BEST customer service!!! He's very professional and a trustworthy guy and has a servant-hood heart. He wants to make sure that his customer is satisfied with the car buying experience. He did all the paperwork with no charge unlike the other car dealership which charge you from $300-600. He even helped me to go to DMV to pay for my tag and other charges. It made it all easy for me. I'm glad that I found him on Craigslist. I believe that God lead me to him to get the right car and the right seller. I would definitely buy my next car from him again and would recommend him to my friends and relatives!! -Agnes Guatno (Durham, NC)

I can't say enough nice things about "Elkins Auto Sales", owner Max. I stumbled across Max on Craig's List. He had sold the car I was calling in reference to, but he promised to find another one. After talking with him a short time I felt like this was the answer to my prayers. I truly believe Jesus allowed our paths to cross. I was looking a Toyota for my granddaughters. Max kept in contact with me, until he found another Toyota. Max is honest, trustworthy, professional, courteous and a pleasure to deal with. Also, he doesn't tack on any additional fees like other dealers. He handles everything for you and without the hassle! I plan to purchase my next vehicle from him. I have truly found a new friend. -Ann Ross (Youngsville, NC)
If you are in the market for a nearly new pre-owned car, your first contact should be Max Elkins. This energetic young man whose knowledge and enthusiasm for cars cannot be surpassed. Max is the owner of Elkins Auto Sales, LLC in Durham. You will NOT find a more honest car vendor. Max's passion for procuring quality pre-owned cars and delivering them to you in immaculate condition is unmatched. Max's car inventory is never stale. He is very particular about his acquisitions. And then, if you aren't looking for a new car but need to sell a car, Max will sell your car on consignment. I have first hand experience in this category. Not only did he pick my car up from my home, he detailed it, photographed it, advertised it on multiple sites and sold it in 2 days! That was the most worry free transaction ever. Do yourself a favor and contact Max for your next pre-owned car or allow him to save you money by selling your car for you rather than trading your car for less.
-Sally Sump (Durham, NC)

I’m not a big fan of negotiating with most car dealers, but the experience I had with Elkins Auto Sales was exceptional. Max is very easy to work with and goes above and beyond in every way. I’m convinced there’s no other dealer that would sell me such a clean car at the price I paid. He also doesn’t tack on doc or other fees to inflate the price. Thanks Max for a great deal!
-Rick Marshall (Henderson, NC)

If you are looking for a vehicle call Elkins Auto Sales! I purchased my Camry from Elkins Auto a few months ago. Working with Max was such a great experience. He's professional, honest and knowledgeable. Purchasing a car through Elkins Auto isn't like working with a typical 'dealer'. Max truly cares about helping you find the right car that you'll be happy with. He isn't pushy, is very quick to help and provide a professional opinion between different options and above all is a pleasure to work with! It's obvious Max loves what he does and cares about his customers. I had loved my previous car but have to say after 4 months in my Camry from Elkins Auto I couldn't be happier! Max was super to work with throughout the whole process and cared beyond the sale to make sure I was still happy with my purchase weeks later. Again- if you need a car, call Max! Highly recommended.
-Courtnie Harrell (Charlotte, NC)


Elkins Auto Sales is not your typical used car dealership. The owner of this business, Max Elkins, is a car dealer that I did not mind doing business with. He is actually a very nice person who works to provide a buying experience built on integrity. I recommend checking with Elkins Auto Sales if you are in the market for a fairly priced and reliable car without all the typical dealership experiences. I would not hesitate to buy from Max again in the future. -Michelle Penny (Clayton, NC)

We highly recommend buying your next vehicle at Elkins Auto Sales. We recently purchased a 2014 Camry from Max and were extremely pleased with the experience and car. Max was honest, trustworthy, and a pleasure to work with from start to finish. He willingly offered details about the car to provide transparency and reassurance of it’s value. His prices were fair and appropriate. Max assisted us with the paperwork, making it a smooth and easy process. Since buying the car, we have not had any problems.
We love the car!
-Angie Waitt (Hillsborough, NC)

You can trust Max - He's great to work with! From the moment I first spoke with him over the phone I knew Max was going to be very helpful and wouldn't steer me in the wrong direction. He was very honest and trustworthy and was never pushy. He even goes the extra mile to offer to walk with you to the DMV and offer assistance if needed. This was my first car buying experience and I'm so glad I met Max!
-Bridget Ladd (Emerald Isle, NC)
I am a picky car buyer, and an educated car buyer. Max was extremely helpful to assist me in purchasing a solid used car for my son. He was fair, equitable, courteous and very knowledgeable about the process. He helped navigate the sales process quickly and to get me going. I would highly recommend using his expertise to buy a car or help find one. He was a true professional to work with and I highly recommend him.
-Jay Bennett (Raleigh, NC)

My wife and I bought a 2013 Toyota Camry and are extremely satisfied not only with the car but in the service as well. Max is a pleasure to work with. Not only does he try to have the best car for the best price, but he is willing to work with our schedules and our budgets. The cars we looked at were in pristine condition, low mileage, and low price. He just finished replacing the tires on one, just because they needed it. The cars themselves were detailed and clean. In regards to our budget, he was willing to negotiate so that both parties were satisfied. He is honest and upfront about everything. He even went with us to the DMV to register the car. If we ever buy another car, we are definitely checking with Max first. I would highly recommend Elkins Auto Sales to anyone looking to buy their next car.
-Cristian Clavijo (Morrisville, NC)

Max is a very nice guy, and we are glad that we found him and got a great car for the Valentine's Day. Normally we would prefer to buy a car from private owners because it will save us some money and is more reliable to deal with people who do not sell cars for living. However, the quality of those cars actually vary a lot. We found Max and his car on Craigslist, a 3 years old off-lease Camry that matches perfectly with our expectation. At first we were skeptical about off-lease cars and buying one from a local dealer. But after inspecting the car in person, my husband and I agreed that the car is in good shape and Max was very straightforward and nice to talk to. He is open and cheerful, also helpful in providing suggestions, profile and paperwork of the car, etc. Yes, he actually helped us to put the new plate on. What a full set of premium service! LOL! We like him. Max said he is operating the business by himself, so he won't charge the dealer fee, just to offer a more affordable price to customers. And he is focused on the off-lease vehicles of Toyota. It's a great decision and Toyota's are very durable in terms of the performance. One good thing about those off-lease cars from Max is that Toyota was in charge of the maintenance during the lease period, and the manufacturer warranty remains until the mileage hits 60,000 miles or 6 years, whichever comes first. In return of the good car, fair market price and the service we got from Max, we would like to support his single man business by leaving this all star review. He deserves this. Anyone who is looking for a relatively new Toyota should definitely take a look at his inventory first. You'll be glad to find Max as we did. -Cindy Chen (Raleigh, NC)

I have to say I like this guy – he is funny, honest and reliable. This is the second time I do business with Max – I sold my lovely Civic to him last time and brought home a lovely Camry two days ago. He knows and likes the cars he sells, which makes everything clear and good – I trust him and in fact I pretty much enjoy my ride as well. Thanks Max! And get ready for our third deal.
 
-Xiaodong Zhai (Durham, NC)

I just bought a 2013 Camry from Max. I couldn’t be more pleased with the car and the car buying experience. Max specializes in Camrys, he primarily sells low mileage rust-free Southern cars that have just come off lease. Before I purchased mine I had it checked out at the local Toyota dealership. It was evaluated and found to be in excellent condition, not one single problem. Elkins Auto Sales is a one-man operation with low overhead. This allows Max to be able to pass on considerable savings to the customer. His cars are priced much lower than similar cars at other dealerships. Max is easy to talk to, very open, straightforward, and above all honest. I purchased a car, but I feel like I also made myself a friend. Definitely, check out Elkins Auto Sales before you buy your next car. I'm glad I did.
-Alex Busch (Durham, NC)
We’ve all heard men won’t ask for directions! Well some men won’t ask for advice either. I found this to be true when my husband was looking for a previously owned Toyota Tacoma. He searched numerous car sites on the Web and always was disappointed in the selection or the price. I kept asking have you looked on Craigslist and he hadn’t. So, I started looking and found Max Elkins on Craigslist. Within a day of finding Max’s listing of a 2015 Tacoma and a test drive, the truck was sitting in our driveway! Max is thoroughly organized and had all the paperwork prepared for my signature and he is conveniently located next to the DMV office. We were in and out of the DMV office in no time with everything completed. We were extremely satisfied from start to finish. I would definitely recommend Max Elkins when you are looking for your next vehicle.
-Ann McNally (Hillsborough, NC)

Bought a 2014 Camry from Max and the car is beautiful! He was so helpful and communicated with us well and even walked up into the DMV and got the whole process finished right then and there! Nice, honest guy..highly recommend him!
-Cristin Austin (Holly Springs, NC)

This week I had a wonderful experience buying my 2014 Camry SE at Elkins Auto Sales in Durham. Owner Max, drove me to the bank then took me to the DMV where it took 10 minutes to register the car. There was no pressure to buy. The car is in excellent shape. I've already told my friends to shop with Max. I will go back for my next car. I've never met a more honest car salesman than Max. -Deborah Howard (Efland, NC)

I love the new-looking 2014 Toyota Camry with low miles that I just bought from Elkins Auto. Max Elkins makes buying a car stress-free and easy. I checked out other dealerships, private owners, and the used car websites, but got a much better deal with Max. Thanks! -Nisha Datta (Durham, NC)
Buying a car from Max was such a great experience for me and my family. The process was super easy and Max was friendly and not pushy like typical dealers. Will definitely send business his way and you should too!

-Anjum Khan (Raleigh, NC)

My husband and I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Elkins Auto Sales.
Max goes above and beyond to make the buying process quick and easy. I will highly recommend him to all of my friends.
-Carrie Gates (Winston Salem, NC)

Just purchased a Scion TC (Toyota) from Max through his consignment program , Max is a great salesman , not pushy at all , just presents the car in a professional manner and lets you make the decision . He and his girlfriend Olivia are two of the nicest people you will ever meet . I enjoyed my experience at Elkins Auto Sales very much and look forward to doing business with Max in the future .
-Kelly Smith (Dunn, NC)

Excellent! Max went above and beyond to make sure my car buying experience was simple and convenient. He was very knowledgeable and helpful!
-Hannah Perkinson (Raleigh, NC)

I purchased my first car - from Max. He was very helpful and professional. Importantly, he wasn't pushy. He guided me all the way to registration and few after sale questions. I would certainly recommend Elkins Auto Sales to my friends. Thanks, Max.
-Ramachandran Saminathan (Morrisville, NC)

I'm really enjoying driving this 2013 Camry SE that bought from Max today. Thanks Max !
-Cheng Zhao (Durham, NC)

Bought a very clean Camry from Max at a fair price. Max helped me complete the process from start to finish including DMV paperwork and putting plates on the car. I have already recommended him to friends and family. Great guy to work with. -David Geci (Raleigh, NC)

Max is the right guy to deal with to buy your new car, I just bought a 2013 Camry with real low mileage, everyone sees it they wonder how I got low mileage with low price like this and that's all because I'm dealing with Max, the most respectful, honest, polite guy. Thank you Max!
-Wissam Alhammash (Cary, NC)

This was the smoothest, most professional auto sale that I have experienced. The '14 Corolla that I purchased from Mr. Elkins was in immaculate condition mechanically and aesthetically. I quickly learned to trust Mr. Elkins and would do business with him again. Thank you. -Deweese Gilyard (Raleigh, NC)

Max was very helpful in this process and got us a great car at a good price . I would use his services again with no problem. THANKS Max
-Jeff Goodwin (Apex, NC)

I was referred to Elkins thanks to the excellent reviews and finally bought a Camry here recently. It was really great pleasure to work with Max and get everything done efficiently. And also, the price is cheaper than other dealers I met. Big recommendation.
-Emma Qi (Durham, NC)

It was a pleasure and a relief to deal with Max when I was looking for a pre-owned Toyota Prius. I have known Max's family for several years and know what an honest, hard working young man he is. The Prius is well-maintained and exceptionally clean. Max made the whole process of purchasing a used car quick and easy. I will definitely purchase future cars from him!
-Sue Andrian (Durham, NC)

Max made the car buying experience so easy!  I had never purchased a used car before, but this experience definitely made me change my mind about used cars.  Max is NOT your typical car salesperson.  He really is nice and honest. He made everything easy and answered all of my questions.  He went out of his way to make the experience good for me.  I would not hesitate to buy from him again. -Mindy Neale (Hillsborough, NC)

Max is very knowledgeable about selling cars.  We would definitely buy or sell a car using Elkins Auto Sales, LLC again.  Very courteous and pleasant to work with.  Just an excellent experience, it was so easy.  Max does all the leg work for you. -Brent Pulley (Rougemont, NC)
I recently purchased my Prius from Elkins Auto Sales. I felt the price was reasonable, and I even ended up enjoying the experience because Max Elkins was so helpful in taking us through the steps and giving us necessary information. I'm also enjoying the car, and I consider this shopi worthy of my recommendation to anyone, especially those who want to buy a car without all the hassle. -Frieda Rosenberg (Durham, NC)

When I first starting thinking about purchasing an auto, the thought of having to endure a Saturday at new car dealership with obnoxious, pushy salespeople, was something I was not looking forward to at all. And the sticker shock, too. But then God brought Max from Elkins Auto Sales into my life. Not only did he find me the perfect little midnight blue Miata, in pristine condition, but he made the entire purchasing process stress-free and fun. From our first "hello", he was the consummate profession and not the typical pushy car salesperson. I learned through our conversation, that he is a former Eagle Scout, not only that, but attaining the highest honors that organization can bestow. That said to me that he was trustworthy, hard to find in today's world. After the sale, he recommended car products and a reputable Mazda local mechanic who is very reasonable and good. You owe it to yourself to give Max a call if you are looking for a great car at a great price. You owe it to yourself to have the same wonderful car purchasing experience that I had with Max. -Patricia Daley (Hillsborough, NC)

Just picked up a nice truck from Max. Not the typical car guy by any means. Very pleasant experience with top notch customer service. Thanks Max, I will be back in the future. -John Darrow (Youngsville, NC)

I really do not enjoy the experience of shopping for a car. However I am so thankful to find Elkins Auto Sales ! I have had my Toyota Corolla 1 month and I love it ! Max made the experience very easy. He is knowledgable , honest and helpful to whatever is needed for his customers. For that reason, he will have my future business and anyone in my family. Thank you Max! -Lisa Adams (Durham, NC)

Max was easy to work with, friendly, and straight forward. He took time along the way to educate us about the process and I never felt that he was only looking to make a sale. He was organized, knowledgeable, and provided a no-hassle, no pressure buying experience. -Alicia Stemper (Chapel Hill, NC)

I bought a 2011 Toyota Corolla from Elkins two days ago. I have not one complaint. Overall, it was the best experience in car shopping I have had. EAS offers individualized attention and good value without the pushy hard-sell of larger dealerships. Max knows cars and knows how to do business. As an entrepreneur he doesn't have to adhere to script the way some big-lot salesmen do. He's a likable, earnest guy with a good sense of humor. His cars appear to be in tiptop shape, yet to be as transparent and upfront as possible he points out even infinitesimal flaws in the car. Overall, a topnotch guy and an easy person to do business with.-Joe Marohl (Durham, NC)

After looking for a car for months and not having a great experience with dealers I am so happy to have found the perfect car for me that was also a great deal! Very thankful to Max for being so easy to work with. I will recommend to everyone I know looking for a vehicle! -Sidney Skinner (Wilson, NC)

Larry is my husband and he was so pleased with the service that Max gave! He really appreciated his honesty, friendliness, and help in purchasing the car. Thank you, Max, and we will pass your name along to anyone needing a car. -Jeanne Rieman (Wilmington, NC)

Excellent deal, and superb customer service all the way around. Max is very knowledgeable about whatever car he sells, very honest man and has a lot of integrity. I was so satisfied with my first purchase that a few years later I bought another car from him. There was nothing wrong with the first purchase it was just an older car, but even then it never had any problems with the car I just simply wanted a newer car. The second purchase was just as good as the first one. Strongly recommend!!! -Dan Bagachwa (Morrisville, NC)

Max was VERY helpful, honest, and upfront throughout the entire process, he answered any and all questions I had, some that I had not even though of! This was my very first time purchasing a car, and I had no anxiety while dealing through Max! -Donna Simmons (Biscoe, NC)
My husband and I just recently purchased a car from Max Elkins for our daughter to drive. What a great experience! Max made the entire process as pain free as could be...all the way to putting the new tag on her car!! We will definitely go see Max first when it's time to purchase another vehicle!! -Karen Daniel (Blanch, NC)

Great seller, friendly, very professionally handled transaction. Much appreciated!!  -Diana Miller (Burlington, NC)

Everyone go to Elkins Auto! Very professional and reliable! Thank you Max, I love my new Corolla!
-Sophia DeFilippo (Willow Spring, NC)

Max sold me a great car and really friendly to work with. I bought a 2013 Camry and love it!
-Aditi Borde (Cary, NC)
Great car and very very helpful, went the extra mile to delivery that personal touch. Would definitely use again. Thanks Max really appreciate your help today. -Jonathan Cox (Durham, NC)

We were really impressed with Max Elkins. He works with you and is very nice and helpful! Whether you are selling or buying a car Max is the man! -Jeannie Phillippie (Mebane, NC)

Max, it was great meeting you and dealing on the Grand Caravan. Joan and I will certainly enjoy it and will call back if we need anything else. Good luck! Thanks and take care. -Randy Russell (Rougemont, NC)

Hey Max it was great doing business with you, it's so rare these days to find trustworthy business men! You are a fine young man and I'm praying that The Lord will bless your business abundantly. -Leslie Cranston (Sanford, NC)

Thanks Max for a good deal on a really nice van. You were a pleasure to do business with! We'll come to you first (before Craigslist even!) when we need our next vehicle. -Dan Cranston (Sanford, NC)

Max, It was great doing business with you. Barbara and I are enjoying the Jeep. Great experience and very affordable price for such a clean and low mileage vehicle.Thanks  -Randy Carter (Clayton, NC)

We purchased a Chrysler Town & Country minivan from Max last year. Max is very knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with! We are so happy with our van & will definitely come see Max again when it's time for a new one! We have already recommended Max to friends & will continue to do so! -Paula Barham (, NC)