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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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Testimonials

Tyjuan Shorts
Tyjuan Shorts
GOOGLE
5-30-2020
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Great service every time I go there. Free WiFI plenty of room for waiting area.

Marvin Reynolds
Marvin Reynolds
GOOGLE
5-30-2020
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Maria Jones
Maria Jones
GOOGLE
5-29-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

No problems tell you all the problems before it come up.

Dirk Hines
Dirk Hines
GOOGLE
5-27-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Excellent experience

Katrina Thomas
Katrina Thomas
GOOGLE
5-12-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star
Joe RegularGuy
Joe RegularGuy
GOOGLE
3-15-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Friendly service with great people and got me into a car quickly. I’m in love with my Santa.

Jadis Wilson
Jadis Wilson
GOOGLE
2-27-2020
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Very good!!

charles dancy
charles dancy
GOOGLE
2-25-2020
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Tony Carter
Tony Carter
GOOGLE
2-12-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
David Head
David Head
GOOGLE
2-10-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

By far the smoothest and easiest auto buying transaction I have ever been through (and I have bought and sold a lot of vehicles). Darlene was very easy to talk to and deal with, and was ready to answer any questions I had. Would highly recommend.

Drew Kelly
Drew Kelly
GOOGLE
2-9-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

See Tim Williams for great service!

Sonja Boone
Sonja Boone
GOOGLE
1-28-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I was super tired and needed to get home. I was ready to say forget it. The manager Jay May came over and introduced himself. He found out my needs and met them even gave some extra perks. Years ago my parents did buisness with Pohanka so I went and gave them a try. I am a happy camper!

Darlene Robinson
Darlene Robinson
GOOGLE
1-24-2020
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Robert Fortune
Robert Fortune
GOOGLE
1-23-2020
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Good service

Steven Schwark
Steven Schwark
GOOGLE
1-21-2020
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Mary Hawkins
Mary Hawkins
GOOGLE
1-18-2020
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I didn't get a vehicle from there but when we went they had a large assortment of vehicles especially certified preowned with low mileage and warranties.

Erica King
Erica King
GOOGLE
1-18-2020
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Darryna S.
Darryna S.
GOOGLE
1-14-2020
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Chantelle Jackson
Chantelle Jackson
GOOGLE
1-14-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star Empty Star
Choklat Essence
Choklat Essence
GOOGLE
1-13-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star
Roberto Williams
Roberto Williams
GOOGLE
1-8-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Fast and courteous service when I took my car in for MD safety inspection. Waiting area is nice with a tv and free wifi and free coffee. Snacks and other drinks available. Everyone was very nice and friendly

Keith Derrick
Keith Derrick
GOOGLE
1-7-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

Car was not cleaned or vacuumed no mud papers on floor. Expected much more, well.

King Emmanuel
King Emmanuel
GOOGLE
1-6-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Good

Jaquetta Anderson
Jaquetta Anderson
GOOGLE
1-5-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I just purchased a 2017 Hyundai Tucson...This is the truck I drove over an hour away for...I am sooo happy to say that Chris C. and his team did just that for me. They kept me informed thru out the entire process. Great customer service! If your in the market for a new or used car..this dealership is well worth the drive! Thanks again Chris..I love my truck!!

Tim Harris
Tim Harris
GOOGLE
1-5-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star Empty Star

Not doing so good on this visit 🤨🤨

Anita Singleton
Anita Singleton
GOOGLE
12-30-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Shanaye Taylor
Shanaye Taylor
GOOGLE
12-20-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

From the online inquiry to the next day purchase and even after Shathani was very helpful. From her and Tim getting the exact car that I wanted, making sure all the features I wanted was in the car and even after and making sure that my blue link work. We will be back for our Truck soon!!

Tamela M.
YELP
12-14-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I was recommended to go to Pohanka Capital Heights from another dealership for service of my Hyundai vehicle. I was hesitant at first but I went because I needed the car fix , that was seven months ago and I have been taking my car for service ever since . People are nice and service is professional. But I really want to comment on the "Excellent " service that I received today. I had work done the day before and I had some doubts about whether the work was actually completed or not and so I went back to them the following day, to voiced concerns to my service advisor " Jackie " Jackie immediately got my keys and took my car and before I knew it " Chris , the shop foreman" not only confirm that the work was completed by showing me under hood each detail but he also gave me a 1:1 orientation of my car's engine. I really appreciate it. Thank you Jackie and Chris!!!

Greg Prince
Greg Prince
GOOGLE
12-12-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Awesome experience at Pohanka Hyundai! I just purchased a 2020 Elantra Limited and it was fast, easy, and professional with exemplary customer service from start to finish. If you’re in the market for a new or used car I highly recommend Pohanka Hyundai. Special thanks to Tim Williams, Vincent, and my salesman Kevin for providing a superb buying experience.

Isiahnet
Isiahnet
GOOGLE
12-7-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Lolita Carter
Lolita Carter
GOOGLE
12-7-2019
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Deborah Ferguson
Deborah Ferguson
GOOGLE
12-5-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great service but paid to much. Had a tail light replaced cost 300.00.????

Kelth Coleman
Kelth Coleman
GOOGLE
12-4-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

very satisfying experience

florinda allen
florinda allen
GOOGLE
11-18-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

When my car was towed at pohanka hyandai, Robert was the first person I talked to. He told step by step on my car status. He was so professional and pleasant. He called me every day to let me know what the status on my vehicle was. He made the wait easy. I would recommend Robert the customer service of the month. Thank again for everything Robert.

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