"They found me my dream car" - Thanks TDA!





Our experience at the Dealership Alternative was absolutely phenomenal. My wife and I were looking for a newer suburban with low millage and  John Elliott and his staff helped us find the perfect vehicle. They listened to our needs, they helped us sell our Tahoe for top dollar, and most importantly they got us exactly what we wanted for under our allotted budget. I would recommend this service to anybody who wants a refreshing car buying experience. These guys are doing it differently and my wife and I will never by a car the old way again.

Thanks TDA

Kyle and Linzie


Went to John and Tom not really knowing what we wanted except that we needed 3rd row seating.  After several weeks of changing our minds and even backing out of a car, they finally found us a great car in another state.  They retrieved the car and had it delivered right to us. The dealership alternative really took the hassle out of the buying and selling process. 

Thanks again TDA

 - TT




I went to The Dealership Alternative knowing exactly what i wanted and what i wanted to pay! They found the Tundra I was looking for and had it delivered to my door within a week. I was so impressed with the service that I had them find a vehicle for my wife the following month!

- BD


We bought our car there after shopping at several dealerships around town. It was easily the best car buying experience I ever had. We have a vehicle we love at a price much lower than anyone else in town with a lot lower vehicle  mileage than what was offered in Helena or surrounding areas. Staff was helpful and friendly and showed us cars in our parameters and were not pushy like the regular car lots. Will be going here for all future vehicle purchases.

Very happy with our experience!

- CG




"This company and the people running it are HUGE blessings, with HUGE hearts! You make it personal and I loved that. You are honest! You started looking for a car from the first phone call and did a great job of placing me with a perfect car-mate! I WILL be recommending you to anyone who is in the market for something new. Thanks a million!"

- Nicole


"Two months after the fact:  We are enjoying the '06 Ford Escape, and are glad we took your advice about it.  It has all the features we were looking for, and is in excellent condition besides!  Thanks for all your help getting it to us.  The Dealership Alternative is a simple, painless way to buy a car!  Thanks Donna & John!"

- Jan & John Bahnsen



"We were very pleased with the service we received from The Dealership Alternative. John went above and beyond to help us find exactly what we wanted, within our budget, with no pressure. It was so nice to find someone who genuinely wanted to help us find our perfect car, instead of pushing us to compromise in an effort to make a sale. We have highly recommended The Dealership Alternative to all of our friends!"

- Tony and Ashley Martin



“Over the past few years The Dealership Alternative helped me find three excellent used cars.  Besides their efficiency and friendliness, it is great to have the help of people who know how to do all the paperwork of buying a car.”



"The Dealership Alternative has great service and I felt at ease with them finding me a car. I really felt like I was part of the family."



"The Dealership Alternative sold my car within a week after trying to sell it myself for months.  They handled the warranty cancellation, paperwork and payoff professionally and made the transition of selling my vehicle easy and fun.  I couldn't be happier with the commitment and service I received from Donna, John and Andrew. They made this whole experience pleasant and stress-free. I would certainly recommend The Dealership Alternative to any of my friends who are wanting to buy or sell a vehicle!"

- Joan


"We bought our 2005 Ford Explorer through Donna Flynn of The Dealership Alternative. The transition was made easy, due to the professionalism of their company. Basically, we told her our needs and she was able to find a vehicle in record time. Within a couple of weeks, we were in possession of our desired car. All was accomplished by fax and money wiring, since we were living on the East Coast at the time of purchase.Once we got here,  they handled the paperwork required for our new plates and made everything truly easy. We highly recommend The Dealership Alternative!" 



"I have been a return customer of John’s for several years. John is a specialist in the business of finding the vehicle that is right for me. He asks the right questions and listens to what you need and want. He goes out of his way to find the best vehicle for me and has always been right. I trust John and what he does and will continue to buy my vehicles thru him."

- Grace



"My name is Lynn Ponder and I recently contacted The Dealership Alternative to search for an auto for me. They were friendly, efficient, and great to work with. Within 1 day they had some prospects for me and they let me know that there was no pressure of any kind to buy any auto. They found the best deal around and made it easy for me to purchase my Pontiac G6 GT hardtop convertible. I love my new car and I am referring everyone I know, that is looking for an auto, to John at The Dealership Alternative. The integrity and commitment to customers of John Elliot and his staff is remarkable."



"I advise anyone needing to sell a vehicle to talk to The Dealership Alternative. This was a very relaxing time for us. They took care of everything. Donna was a delite and so helpful. John and Joe did their very best to accommodate us. If we were to sell another vehicle, I would not hesitate to use The Dealership Alternative!"

- Dennis and Diane