In Florida, our highways are pretty good and we really don’t encounter the kind of conditions that frequently make them a driving hazard. But, when rain falls or in those times when you do need to take your vehicle off-road, it can be helpful to have a car equipped with an AWD system.
Thankfully, we have solid selection of used options for cars, crossovers and SUVs that have AWD here in Sarasota. If nothing else, an AWD system gives you that extra peace of mind on the road, knowing you have superior grip than you would with a typical FWD setup.
People often confuse AWD and 4WD. While the latter typically allows for torque to be sent to individual wheels, AWD is a more simplistic version. That is why it makes sense to put it on sedans and crossovers, whereas large trucks will generally have 4WD.
With an AWD system, power can be sent to all four of the wheels when it is needed. This can vary by system, however, as many AWD systems today allow power to be sent to just the front wheels or just the rear wheels as well, helping optimize power output to where it is needed most. The wheels the need the most power will get it.
Gulf Coast Auto Brokers | Your Source for AWD Equipped Crossovers and Cars in Sarasota
It never hurts to have the extra assurance on the road that your vehicle is capable of handling adverse driving conditions. So, if you’re curious to see what models we have available with AWD, check out our inventory. Or, you can contact us here at Gulf Coast Auto Brokers in Sarasota with your questions and one of our automotive experts can assist you.
4.9 out of 5 stars
Basil was great to work with. He had the car there clean and waiting for us to test drive. No surprises. Financing was quick and courteous!
There are 40-50 dealerships in between my home and Gulf Coast Auto of Sarasota. When my son in-law and I arrived at this dealership, Dave Scata greeted us with a smile from ear to ear and a kind warm personality that was so refreshing it totally changed my day from a gloomy dredge through car lot after car lot into a bright ending and a purchase of a used van. With our growing family business, we hope to build a relationship with someone or some place so we can return for more auto purchases. I found it here with this dealership! The fast courteous and kind ways of this dealership has prompted me to have my marketing professional add this dealership, along with Dave Scata my all time favorite sales person, and Robert Miller the nicest and by far most classy and courteous finance manager I have ever met, onto our website as Great American Company’s to do Business with! I STRONGLY ENCOURAGE business relationships with Gulf Coast Auto of Sarasota and their staff! Visit them and you will see that this review is from the heart! Curtis Fowler - Satisfied Customer... More
Great service, great prices. Overall excellent team, talk to Marcin, he will make it happen. Bought a cars from them before and will definitely buy from them again.
I had a great experience with Marcin.He is very professional car salesman .Bought used Dodge Grand Caravan with him.Fast sales process .Thank you so much!
Bought a truck tonight from Troy. He was great, really went above and beyond to make the financing work. Would highly recommend. Very happy with our purchase!
Worked with Hazem who is a very personable and professional car salesman. He was nothing but good with me and my girlfriend and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to a friend.
Justin bought from Hazem
The buying experience was pleasant, professional and without any form of pressure normally associated with auto dealers. They were very fair regarding the trade-in value of our vehicle.
We have followed up on a few small items and their response has been timely.
Based on this experience I would describe the staff and dealership as trustworthy and customer centric.
I will buy from them again!
The team at Gulf Coast Auto were excellent in all facets of the buying experience. I had no credit history and they were willing to work with me to get me a car I really enjoy. Everyone there was friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend working with and buying from this dealership.
I hate the car buying experience with a passion. But these guys made it totally enjoyable. No pressure whatsoever from start to finish. I purchased a vehicle from them, on-line, from the west coast. They held it at their dealership for me for several weeks, until I could get down there and drive it back west. Everything was as described in their advertisement, no surprises. I'm very happy with my purchase, and I would recommend them any time to prospective used car buyers.
Spoke with Marcin about GMC 2500 on Dec, 5. 2018 discussed truck condition and made an offer on the truck. Marcin declined the offer and made a counter offered, I told him I would think about it overnight and call him on 6 December .
December 6 , I called Marcin , I made another offer on the vehicle, he excepted my offer on the vehicle and assured me the vehicle was in excellent shape for 2011 .
Traveled 567 miles one way to pick up what I expected to be a 2500 diesel truck in great shape. What I found when arriving at the dealership was a 2011 GMC 2500 in Great Shape as advertised ! How refreshing.
I’m a no nonsense customer and expect things to be as advertised and the negotiations to be short and sweet With all paperwork to be handled the same manor.
Marcin handled everything in a professional manner, the lady in the office had the paperwork ready in 15 minutes, I drove the truck off the lot in 45 minutes and was out of the dealership and on my way home .
That’s the way I like it . Excellent job Gulf Coast Auto on all points.
Thanks , Marcin , Lady in office and Gulf Coast Auto.... More