What Our Customers Have to Say

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Best Car Buying Experience Ever

I want to thank David and Donna at Auto Fresh Start for the best car buying experience ever!! I am now the proud owner of a 2014 Mazda5!!

– Kikkha

Fresh Start

Thanks for giving me a fresh start! I was very impressed with the entire staff, especially Kyle Clutter! I am very satisfied and happy to be on the road again! Thank you for everything!

– Michelle

Couldn't Be Happier

I needed to get out of my upside down loan. I received a flyer in the mail and put it in the shred pile. Then I decided to apply with Automotive Fresh Start. In just 3 days I was in a newer vehicle and I couldn't be happier. The courtesy and customer service I received from David Roberts and Andre Stroman was above and beyond what I would expect from a vehicle transaction. They made it very simple and all in all a very smooth transition. Not to mention, they delivered my new vehicle all the was from Jacksonville. Thank you David, Andre, and Auto Fresh Start for all your help and professionalism. I LOVE MY NEW CAR!

– Debra

Great Reliable Car

I got a great reliable car with low miles and it comes with a warranty! They even worked with me to get the payment where I need it to be! Andre Stroman and David Roberts actually listened to me and treated me like a person not just a potential sale. I really appreciate all the work they put in to make this deal work for me. Thank you!

– Vanessa

Delivered To Our Front Door

Andre Stroman is the epitome of what any car salesman should be and do with his clients. He should teach a class on relating to people. I never shook his hand, but I would sure like to. This man sold both myself and my husband cars that we are more than pleased with, over the phone. We live in Ocala, and those cars were delivered to our front door! He made sure that we knew everything we needed to know, no pressure, no lies. We are so thankful that he looked out for our best interest. Thank you Andre, keep on doing what you're doing. Looking forward to an ongoing friendship.

– Delores

Will Continue to Recommend

Thank you for helping many of my bankruptcy clients obtain financing for automobile loans. I am very impressed by your knowledge of the bankruptcy process and your ability to help my clients find financing. You take the time to help my clients determine what kind of monthly automobile payment is manageable and sustainable for them. I will continue to recommend that my clients contact you for vehicle financing because I can trust that you will look out for their best interests and I know that you will go the extra mile to help them. It is really a pleasure to work with you and your team.

– Benjamin Crumley, Esq.

Awesome Experience

These guys were great! I had an awesome experience, everything went smooth, quick and easy.

– Markisha

Helped Get Us Into a Vehicle Quickly

I received a mailer about the program and didn't pay it much attention at first because of my chapter 7. I finally decided to give them a call since I knew we needed a car, and Kyle and his team helped get us into a vehicle very quickly and even had it delivered to our door!

– Jessica

Fought To Get Me In This Beauty

Michael Weathers and the rest of the Team at AFS are the best. They really fought to get me in this "beauty". Thanks Michael and Jeff!


These people are amazing... Thanks for helping us get our SUV!

– Justin and Chasity Lyon

Exactly What I Wanted and Needed

As a law enforcement officer, it is sometimes very hard to trust people because of all the bad I see in the world. That was not the case when I spoke with Michael about rebuilding my credit with a newer model vehicle. I began talking to Michael Weathers with Automotive Fresh Start on a Tuesday and told him what I was looking for in a vehicle. I wanted something with good gas mileage and something I could count on. He listened to every word I said and had me in mind when choosing a vehicle for me. In just one week, I walked out of Duval Honda with my amazing 2015 VW Passat! Michael, thank you from the bottom of my heart for listening to me and knowing exactly what I wanted and needed! You guys ROCK!!!

– Natalie McDaniel

Friendly and Compassionate

My husband and I just filed Chapter 7 and were in dire need of a vehicle that didn't need $$ put into it constantly. Our attorney Frank Papa referred us to David Roberts who put us in touch with Jeff and a few others who've been jumping through hoops to help us out! Everyone we've came in contact with has been so friendly and compassionate. This has been our easiest and best car buying experience EVER, really! Regardless of your location they can help!!!

Good and Economic Car

This has been one of the best experiences buying a car. Michael Weathers helped me as if the car was for him! I was well informed. He treated me like his best customer and the best of all was that he got me a good and economic car!!! A++++

Staff Was Great and Very Helpful

Me and my husband were referred by our attorney, and we were also unsure how all this was going to work out. Me and my husband both now have nice vehicles and the staff was great and very helpful! Thank you so much Michael Weathers for helping us and being down to earth!

Extremely Satisfied

I typically do not enjoy the car buying experience because of the pressure by the salesperson, the finance guy quoting rates which he knows darn well won't work but hopes you'll settle for what he really had in mind in the first place. My attorney referred me to Automotive Fresh Start Center after the credit union refused to renegotiate my contract for reaffirmation. Right from the first call, there was never any pressure and I received the utmost professionalism, kindness and care. I must say, I was quite surprised, but also very much impressed. After allowing me the time to choose a vehicle that I liked, we were able to close the deal and the car was delivered from Jacksonville to St. Petersburg on the very same day which happens to be today! Thank you Donna, David and Bill for all you did to make this happen! I am extremely satisfied with the new Camry and am entirely grateful for all of the time and effort put forth by your team. I really enjoyed being able to sign all of the paperwork at home sitting at the dinner table with Bill instead of in some cramped office. That was certainly a plus! Looking forward to enjoying my new ride and I thank you all again for making this happen!!

Process Was Smooth From The Very Beginning

I can not say enough about the great job the team at Automotive Fresh Start did in helping me get into a quality pre-owned vehicle. This team is highly professional and the process was smooth from the very beginning. I had visited dealerships were they had made promises about getting me financed following my bankruptcy, but they were unable to deliver on those promises. The AFS team exceeded my expectations and I walked away with a much better vehicle than I had every anticipated. Thank you Mike, David and Jeff, you guys understand customer service!

– Patrick Fulcher

Best Salesman Ever

I want to thank the salesman Michael Weathers for helping find the right car for us. He did everything right. Best salesman ever! He knows what he is doing.

Job Well Done

I can not say enough good things about Michael Weathers and Automotive Fresh Start Center. They made purchasing my vehicle an awesome experience. They even DELIVERED MY CAR TO ME - 4 hours away! Thanks guys for a job well done!!!!

Gina Henry

Medical Assistant

Buying a Car Improved my Credit Score

I filed a Chapter 7 in April of 2017 I was so far under that I had no other option, I looked into credit counseling, but the payments was going to be almost $900.00 a month. I was referred to the program through my attorney, I did my research on the program and still had my doubts because it sounded like another internet scam, and looked too good. Talking to my wife about it she also said that it sounded like some kind of scam, there is no way that you can get that good of credit after filing for a Chapter 7, it is going to take years to recover from this.  After filing I checked my credit through Credit Karma it was free and i could monitor it easier. I kept checking my credit on a monthly basis to see if there were any changes to my credit score throughout the Bankruptcy, it did move a little over the next few months. Once my Discharge paperwork came through my credit score really jumped, not just by a little but by over 150 points. My TransUnion went up by 158 points and my Equifax went up by 33 points but there were errors that didn't update I contacted them and they are resolving the issues and should be completed within the next 30 days.

I couldn't believe how much it jumped after my discharge and I am going to keep following the 720 Credit Score steps, I only did one thing in the steps and that was get a car through Automotive Fresh Start Center , I have not had a chance to get the three credit cards once I do this I am well on my way to the 720 credit score, you just have to follow the steps and it does work. Thank you Michael Weathers and your staff at Automotive Fresh Start Center everything and all your assistance with me and my family going through this.

– John

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