Pohanka Hyundai of Capitol Heights

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Sales: 240-788-4231 Service: 240-788-4240 Parts: 240-788-4249
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First Time Car Buyer Tips

If you are in the market for your first vehicle, then we at Pohanka Hyundai of Capitol Heights have some tips to set you up for success. With the hurdles that are associated with this process, even seasoned veterans can experience some bumps in the road. All that you need to do to get things started is follow our suggestions, and pay our Finance Department a visit to secure a monthly rate that you can depend on. We are located at 1770 Ritchie Station Court in Capitol Heights, MD!

Let’s Get Started!

Before you start perusing the models that we have in stock, there are a few things that you should make a checklist for. First, you need to establish a budget that is realistic and won’t break the bank. The last thing that you want is to become overwhelmed with bills that pile up, and we have plenty of pre-owned driving options if you want to limit your spending. Once that is complete, you have to figure out what body style will fit your daily driving needs. If you plan on having kids in the next few years, then it might be a good idea to spring for an SUV like the Hyundai Santa Fe XL to acquire a larger seating capacity. On the other hand, if you are consistently making long drives for your job or you like to let your wanderlust consume you, you can turn your attention toward fuel-efficient sedans like the Hyundai Elantra.

Begin Your Search

Once you set a price point and have a list of must-haves for your prospective set of wheels, it is time to begin your search! Instead of coming down to our location without a few models in mind, you can get a better idea of what suits you by accessing our new or pre-owned models right here from our website. Once you navigate to the respective inventory page, we suggest that you toggle the filters to narrow your options down to a few that pique your interest. Enter in your preferred cost, year, drivetrain, body style, and even color, for a cultivated listing of vehicles that pertain to your direct needs. We understand that with our influx of driving options, it might be a bit difficult to decide between a few selections. That is exactly why we include a Compare Vehicles tool that lets you stack them head-to-head to see which one comes out on top.

Bad Credit?

Whether you have just recently graduated college or simply haven’t had the ability to establish a reputable credit score, it might be difficult to secure an auto loan from a bank or lender. Your bad luck ends today when you visit our Finance Department where we will comprise a plan that allows you to receive a loan to fit your prospective driving option. We won’t turn you away based on your evaluation. In fact, we will work to help you kill two birds with one stone by getting you behind the wheel of a vehicle that you love while you pay off your monthly rate to help you steadily raise your credit score! If this sounds like the right plan for you, you can get started by filling out our online Finance Application.

We hope that our first-time car buyer tips will help streamline your search for the perfect set of wheels. To learn more, swing by Pohanka Hyundai of Capitol Heights during our accommodating hours to meet with our finance specialists.

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Sales Hours

240-788-4231
Monday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Testimonials

Don Seide
Don Seide
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10-8-2019
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Keke Bailey
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10-4-2019
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Jevon Thrasher
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9-14-2019
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Great 👍

Joseph Barnes
Joseph Barnes
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9-14-2019
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Excellent experience every visit!

Darold Watson
Darold Watson
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9-5-2019
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It was a very nice visit, at this dealership I wish I had gotten my vehicle from here,thank you for your service...mr D.watson

Marisa B
Marisa B
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9-5-2019
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Donita Gaskins
Donita Gaskins
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9-5-2019
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mark womack
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Joyetta Delaney
Joyetta Delaney
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Herbo Montgomery
Herbo Montgomery
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Ope Yemi
Ope Yemi
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Adelaide Golden
Adelaide Golden
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Chasity Dorsey
Chasity Dorsey
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9-5-2019
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Kim Simpson
Kim Simpson
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9-5-2019
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Everyone is always so kind and they have alway taking good care of me an my car..i love the customer service dept. Pohanka at Richie station is the best.

Aderemi Olojede
Aderemi Olojede
GOOGLE
9-5-2019
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Best place ever. Robert at the service department made my day, he is professional. He made my vehicle services memorable and and I surely come back.

S G.
YELP
8-29-2019
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My service was phenomenal! I came into Pohanka for a quick service on my Hyundai Elantra. There was something snagging on my tire. Not only did John help me right away, he and his team fixed the issue and washed my car! I was on my way in no time. The staff is very professional. I will definitely visit again. Thanks John!

Antoine Davis
Antoine Davis
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8-20-2019
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Chavonne Green
Chavonne Green
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8-17-2019
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BOOM BLACKA
BOOM BLACKA
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8-12-2019
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WoW! Great selection of cars

Octavia Carlos
Octavia Carlos
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8-8-2019
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Ashton M.
Ashton M.
YELP
8-2-2019
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All I can say is THANK YOU!!!!! Michael Webb, Shana Paden, and Joann Nolta are the absolute best!!! I walked in needing a car and walked out with a new 2019 Sonata!! The process was amazing and you cannot beat the warranty. I am now telling all of my friends and family if you are thinking about getting a new car only go to Pohanka Hyundai and visit the dream team!!!

Behzad Parsa
Behzad Parsa
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8-1-2019
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I would like to say that this is by far the BEST car buying experience i have ever dealt with. Super friendly staffs and professional . Sean your team are rock. Thank you

Danilo Hernandez
Danilo Hernandez
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7-31-2019
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Jannette Duckett
Jannette Duckett
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7-29-2019
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Glenda L.
Glenda L.
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7-18-2019
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Customer Service is a lost practice, but not at Pohanka Hyundai in Capitol Heights, MD. I had the most refreshing customer experience at Pohanka Hyundai. It began with a timely follow-up from my web inquiry which I made to two Hyundai dealerships, however, Pohanka was the first to respond. Shana, was the sales consultant who valued my time in following up with a call to uncovered the nature of my inquiry; she "offered" me an appointment and made sure I was greeted when I came through the door. Shana was professional and accommodating through my entire experience. Next, was the sales manager Michael, who was delightful in professionally crunching the numbers based on the discovery of my buying needs and closed the deal. Last, was the awesome Finance Director Joan, who was kind and proficient in rounding out a customer service experience that exceeded my expectations. I have over 20 years of sales and service experience and I value Pohanka serving the community that I work and live in. Thank you. -Glenda L.

Alice Austin
Alice Austin
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7-11-2019
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Sean is a great service writer. He is always explain things so you can understand!

Andrew McNutt
Andrew McNutt
GOOGLE
7-7-2019
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had a great experience buying my used car working with Ian Johnston and Marcus. Both were very professional and helpful with the process!

Alex
Alex
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7-6-2019
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Richard Turner
Richard Turner
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7-4-2019
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NICE PLACE, DID NOT BY MY CAR YET. WAIT FOR THE PALISADE.

Tanya H.
Tanya H.
YELP
7-2-2019
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Where do I start..... The best customer service I have ever had. Dylan was very attentive, knew his products and answered ALL of my questions. Mike (manager) is very professional and can work a deal! The entire financial staff get a big thumbs up for staying late and handling all the paperwork. Thank you all for welcoming me to the Pohanka family and I am very impressed. I highly recommend this dealership. They are not #1 in the region for no reason. They know how to treat you and most important for me.... not too pushy. They have a job to do but they have integrity while doing it. Stop by, check them out. You will not regret it.

Warren Parks
Warren Parks
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6-25-2019
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6-25-2019
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Angela Cosbert
Angela Cosbert
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6-24-2019
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Steve Parker
Steve Parker
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6-24-2019
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