Car Toys

★★★☆☆
  • 12195 SW Canyon Rd

    Beaverton, OR 97005

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  • 503-643-0944

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Sun 10am-7pm, Mon-Sat 9am-8pm

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I came in looking to get a relatively cheap radio that could play CDs and hook up an aux cable, and wasn't let down.
I told them a rough idea of what I wanted, and an employee took me to a showroom and let me decide based on sound/price.

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★★★★★

I came in looking to get a relatively cheap radio that could play CDs and hook up an aux cable, and wasn't let down.
I told them a rough idea of what I wanted, and an employee took me to a showroom and let me decide based on sound/price.

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I was impressed by the Car Toys adverts for the '08 Christmas sale. Many car stereos were priced low, and the ad said there was free "basic installation." So I venture into the store, and tell the salesperson my budget and my requirements for a deck. She immediately dragged me away from the budget room into the high-priced stereo room, telling me things such as "the low-end model won't tune in REAL HD radio," and "you MUST have bluetooth hands-free capabilities if you want to talk on your phone in-car in Oregon after Jan 1st." She said Oregon just passed a hands-free driving law and it would be in effect in days. (This was a lie, there is no hands-free law in Oregon.) She also explained that none of the decks in the store were simple enough to be a "basic install" so all of the decks suddenly had nearly $200 of extra install and misc fees. I told her the nicer deck was out of my budget, so she handed me the business card of a place where I could get a loan for the more expensive one! She just wanted a better sales commission, it was obvious. I've been lied to at other Car Toys locations before, and now I remember why I don't shop there. I ended up purchasing the lower-end deck at a competitor who beat their price and beat their install price, with no hidden fees. And the HD works just fine without the fancy, expensive add-on doo-dads that the Car Toys sales rep tried to push on me. I feel sorry for people that believe anything the sales reps say there.

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★☆☆☆☆

I was impressed by the Car Toys adverts for the '08 Christmas sale. Many car stereos were priced low, and the ad said there was free "basic installation." So I venture into the store, and tell the salesperson my budget and my requirements for a deck. She immediately dragged me away from the budget room into the high-priced stereo room, telling me things such as "the low-end model won't tune in REAL HD radio," and "you MUST have bluetooth hands-free capabilities if you want to talk on your phone in-car in Oregon after Jan 1st." She said Oregon just passed a hands-free driving law and it would be in effect in days. (This was a lie, there is no hands-free law in Oregon.) She also explained that none of the decks in the store were simple enough to be a "basic install" so all of the decks suddenly had nearly $200 of extra install and misc fees. I told her the nicer deck was out of my budget, so she handed me the business card of a place where I could get a loan for the more expensive one! She just wanted a better sales commission, it was obvious. I've been lied to at other Car Toys locations before, and now I remember why I don't shop there. I ended up purchasing the lower-end deck at a competitor who beat their price and beat their install price, with no hidden fees. And the HD works just fine without the fancy, expensive add-on doo-dads that the Car Toys sales rep tried to push on me. I feel sorry for people that believe anything the sales reps say there.

Pros: Good demo rooms

Cons: Sneaky tricks pulled with prices, salesmen lie blatantly

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Overall quality: Terrible install. Power wire fell off battery on day 2 (custom post install), amp controller dial fell off the dash, installer forgot to turn on the crossover. Tech unhooked the antennae wire from the deck and forgot to plug it back in. I have since had to go to another shop to get all the mistakes fixed, I will never return to Car Toys.

Time: Job was quoted as being done by noon, was done at 5pm. Install didn't even start until 3pm so I sat there for 5 hours before the work even started.

Price: $650, was quoted $50 to $100 less at competing shops but unfortunately chose Car Toys because they said they could have the install done by noon.

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★☆☆☆☆

Overall quality: Terrible install. Power wire fell off battery on day 2 (custom post install), amp controller dial fell off the dash, installer forgot to turn on the crossover. Tech unhooked the antennae wire from the deck and forgot to plug it back in. I have since had to go to another shop to get all the mistakes fixed, I will never return to Car Toys.

Time: Job was quoted as being done by noon, was done at 5pm. Install didn't even start until 3pm so I sat there for 5 hours before the work even started.

Price: $650, was quoted $50 to $100 less at competing shops but unfortunately chose Car Toys because they said they could have the install done by noon.

Pros: Wide variety of A/V gear

Cons: Price, quality, & service

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I stopped in for window tinting for my birthday at Alexas Tinting, asked if they knew any place for a stereo. They said "Exclusivley Car Toys on Canyon". I also was hungry got a wonderful breakfast at Tom's Pancake House who also refered me to them.

After Breakfast time for a walk. My fiancee scott and I headed to look at stereos. 3 hours later I have tint and the next thing I know, the prices were right, the people friendly but not over doing it, my car was in the bay. We started walking and about 2 hours later, stereo, amp and speakers lined my car, I was told 4 hours.

What a wonderful birthday I am having!!!!

Thanks to all those installers!

Kristen Meyers

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★★★★☆

I stopped in for window tinting for my birthday at Alexas Tinting, asked if they knew any place for a stereo. They said "Exclusivley Car Toys on Canyon". I also was hungry got a wonderful breakfast at Tom's Pancake House who also refered me to them.

After Breakfast time for a walk. My fiancee scott and I headed to look at stereos. 3 hours later I have tint and the next thing I know, the prices were right, the people friendly but not over doing it, my car was in the bay. We started walking and about 2 hours later, stereo, amp and speakers lined my car, I was told 4 hours.

What a wonderful birthday I am having!!!!

Thanks to all those installers!

Kristen Meyers

Pros: Fast job, no instalation flaws or mistakes, equiptment came tuned, price was good.

Cons: They are all the way in Beaverton, I had to work the price a bit but it worked out "cuz its my BIRTHDAY".

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Car Toys not only carries auto electronics and parts but also has a wide range of wireless phones for Tmobile and Cingular ....the staff is very friendly and will always advise you the best....But be sure to cross check with other deals too...not that you cant trust them...but just so you know what you are getting into....they will price match to their competitors price also ...they do bragain also ...so be sure that you take someone who is a pro in bragaining along with you.....

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★★★★☆

Car Toys not only carries auto electronics and parts but also has a wide range of wireless phones for Tmobile and Cingular ....the staff is very friendly and will always advise you the best....But be sure to cross check with other deals too...not that you cant trust them...but just so you know what you are getting into....they will price match to their competitors price also ...they do bragain also ...so be sure that you take someone who is a pro in bragaining along with you.....

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