Academy Cars 785-841-0102

Visit website 1527 W. 6th St., Lawrence, KS 66044 Open today until 7 p.m.

Rating: 4 out of 5 7 ratings. 7 user reviews. 7 reviews


I help individuals like you, or families like yours find, own or qualify for the vehicle of their dreams with little or no money down, even with less than perfect credit! Lonnie Blackburn, Dealer FOR the People

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  • Wheelchair accessibility
  • Local establishment
  • Discover
  • American Express
  • Mastercard
  • Visa
  • Check
  • Paypal

Business affiliations

  • National Association of Responsible Auto Dealers
  • Nations Premier Independent Dealers
  • Kansas Independent Auto Dealers Association
  • Phone: 785-841-0102
  • Fax: 785-841-0101

This business appears in: Automotive, Auto Dealers


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Rating: 5

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"I can't thank Bowe and Academy Cars for making me so welcome and comfortable in my newest car buying experience. I have to admit I was a little skeptical going in but they weren't pushy at all and wanted to give me the best deal possible. I'd definitely recommend them not to mention they have a nice selection of quality vehicles."

Ann Smith

Rating: 5

hafpint Academy Cars

My husband and I went to Academy cars looking for an afforable vehicle for our son. From the time we walked inside to the time he drove off in his new car,the staff was amazing. I will definately send my friends and relatives there. The experience was wonderful and it was the easiest and smoothest car buying transaction I have ever been thru. Thank you so much. Tom,Brandi & Andrew McNish

Business reply Academy Cars replies...

Thank you McNish's aka hafpint. We hope to help you again in the future. Remember, we do have a referral program. If you refer someone to us and they buy a car (which they will), we will send you a referral check. Just make sure to let us know before they come in so we can attach you name to theirs. Referrals and returning customers are important to us.

P.S. Don't forget about our Service Dept.

Thank you again,
Academy Cars aka Lawrence Cars

Rating: 5

nascarfan15 Academy Cars

I had an excellent sales experience at Academy Cars! It was worth the drive to get there. Very friendly staff from the phone calls that I recieved while searching online to the in person interactions that I had with all of the staff. Great section of vehicles, affordably priced. The owner, Lonnie Blackburn even stopped by to visit us while we were there, it made us feel very welcomed. Thank you Academy Cars, I love my new truck!

Business reply Academy Cars replies...

Thank you for your business. I am here everyday. Stop by anytime and say "hi."

Rating: 5

michaelmoe99 Academy Cars

we had a great expierence with Academy cars the first time we went in and spoke with them we could not find a car that we felt would fit in our budget so Bill goodson said not to worry he would find us what we were looking for, and sure enough it took him about two months which is very good considering the super low monthly payment we were looking for but he did it he found us a great car with low mileage it meet and exceded our expetations GREAT JOB ACADEMY CARS keep up the good work and we will highly recomend you and we will be back

Business reply Academy Cars replies...

Thank you for your kind words and business. Referrals and returning customers are very important to us. Give us a call if you have a referral(s). Don't forget we have a referral program.

Rating: 5

Stevi Scrivo Wisdom Academy Cars

I have now purchased two cars from academy and both times got help that was astonishing! I have credit that is FAR from good, but they still got me into a car that day with a very small down payment and monthly payments I could afford. I had my first car for 4 years and came back to academy to trade it in. They gave me much more for my trade that any one else would have and got me into very nice SUV. Also, currently as well as in the past I take my car to academy's service department. Needless to say, the boys in the service department as well as the salesmen/women are very friendly and go out of their way to make you comfortable. I would not go to another dealership or service station for anything! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK EVERYONE!

Business reply Academy Cars replies...

Thank you Stevi for your business and awesome review. It means a lot to us.

Rating: 1

lukasmay Academy Cars

Business reply Academy Cars replies...

We would love to help you with any complaints. Let us know so we can better improve ourselves. Call, 785-841-0102 or e-mail,

We would be grateful to you

Rating: 3

Enoughsaid Academy Cars

Everytime I hear one of his crazy commericials, I want to scream. He says he is a dealer for the people. This is a used car dealer and I believe his specialty is getting everyone fiancied. What bothers me is that he can get you fiancied and then charge you a hefty documentation (paperwork fee) which is $300. This price is on top of the selling price for the vehicle.

Most dealers in Lawrence charge from 0-to around $200. Some dealers that charge from $100 to $200 are dealers that are full service and sell new cars. These dealers also have a very large overhead and numerous employees.

Vanessa Royer Warren replies...

We charge what the lenders charge us. We are not a franchise dealership, we are a family owned independent dealership. We do have a large overhead, but only a hand full of employees. We do have cash cars if you do not want to finance. The fees are incorporated in the loan. I know we all hate fees, but everything is negotiable before signing.

Business reply Academy Cars replies...

I would have to agree with Vanessa. If you would ever want to give us another go we can try and negotiate more to your likeliness. We want you to love your car and the terms. We know if you don't love your car or like your terms you won't want to pay your car payments nor will you want to come back. We want your business for life. It benefits both of us if you (our customers) are happy.