Thank you so much for being a reputable man and standing behind your word. We realize that this car probably ended up costing you money. We will definately be in to purchase other vehicles from you in the not so distant future. We are spreading the word to everyone we know that you are an honest and trustworthy dealer. Thank you again.
Craig is the most thoughtful, considerate and trustworthy dealer I have ever had the good fortune of meeting. There aren't many around I feel very lucky to have met Craig. And will definitely see him again.
I purchased my first car from Craig at Key Motors in August 2002. It was a 1994 black Chevy Caprice. It started getting a little long in the tooth after nine years of driving it day in and day out, and I needed something strong and reliable for a new daily driver. I searched for two months and decided to give Craig a call. I phoned him and asked about an Impala I saw on KeyMotors.net, but it had been sold. I described to him what I was looking for, and he suggested one to me.
Over the next few weeks after doing my own research and expressing an interest in the vehicle, Craig began his customary bend-over-backwards service to a customer. I needed peace of mind, so he sat down and talked to a rep from a warranty service to make sure all my concerns were covered and explained it all to me. Every one of my many questions were answered in several phone calls and emails. The man takes the time to hit all the details. I never felt like he was rushing me off the phone or pressuring me to just buy or don’t buy the darn car already.
After making my decision to buy, I worked everything out with my bank and insurance company and drove four hours from Pennsylvania in a rental. Craig picked me up at the rental agency and we headed back to his dealership where he completed all the paperwork. He presented me with a spare remote key that he paid almost $250 for out of his own pocket with no charge to me. He could have just not mentioned it at all and never bothered to give me one. But that’s the point. I told him he didn’t have to do that and asked him why he did, to which he replied, “I wanted to do things right.” That’s Craig in a nutshell.
The car had a fresh oil change, a bad tie rod was replaced and an alignment done. A couple weeks later, I received via express mail a new gas tank door because the original was just a little blistered. Unbelievable! Again, I never asked him for one. He just sent it.
One more thing that some people might find irrelevant when they are out purchasing a car, but I found to be a defining quality in an honest, respectable and grounded individual with a big heart. When we were finishing up the paperwork at Key Motors, Craig introduced me to his wife who alerted me to watch my feet because there were a couple of critters running around. The Jasmins had taken in two tiny kittens that were abandoned which they found out back of their place that probably wouldn’t have survived an upstate New York winter.
Don’t hesitate to buy a car from Craig at Key Motors. I know he’ll be there in about nine years when I am ready for another one because he treats people right, nothing like the stereotypical used car salesman. Rather, he’s a quintessential professional. Thanks, Craig.
I’ve been driving around in my gorgeous midnight blue Dodge Charger for two months now and I love it…and I still own the Caprice.
We went looking for a used car for my daughter, I had gone to a few places and was turned off by the answers/attitudes of the people I spoke to.
We went to Key Motors and was treated with a friendly smile and was well informed and didn’t feel like we were wasting their time with questions. We did purchase a vehicle from them and the friendly service did not stop there.
They are very helpful and still very friendly I would highly recommend going to shop for your car there. When we are ready which will be soon, we will be going here again.
Craig, I've never written a testimonial before so bear with me.
I have been aware of Craig for several years through ebay and his website.
After replacing my totaled '95 caprice (9C1, L99, 354,000 miles)with a CHERRY one owner '95 Roadmaster that I dearly love and am keeping, I still longed for the performance and feel of my old 9C1, so I called Craig and told him I was looking for an extra clean LT1.
Confident from all his testimonials and his knowledge of these great cars, I purchased one after only seeing the one picture on his website and talking to Craig a couple of times to take care of my concerns.
I flew up from Mesquite, Texas on Thursday Aug 30th; Craig picked me up in Albany and took me to his location. After assuring me of the steps he had taken to make the car pleasing to me, I went to the State office and changed the title and was on my way back to Texas by 4:30 the same afternoon. I arrived back in Texas Saturday Sept 1, in time to make the afternoon dove hunt.
I travel all of Texas and part of 7 other states, I have put 15,000+ miles on this car in less than 3 months. I just changed the oil for the 5th time and it has not used a drop. Absolutely love this car and have nothing but praise for Craig's integrity. He and his personnel are a real credit to the "Used Auto Profession".
I think it is a shame that the Executives at GM were so narrow minded to let this great car and engine combination come to such an early death. Thanks for your dedication to the 9C1 and LT1 and making it possible for so many others to be able to learn about and enjoy them.
Thanks from a very Proud Texan for a GR8 experience.
Ps have a wonderful Thanksgiving and Merry CHRISTmas
I can't believe what a great deal I got on my Federal 2001 Camaro. I wasn't even actively looking for a new car, just sort of had it in the back of my head that "someday" I would get an LS1 F-body. Well, you gave me such a deal on a great car I couldn't turn it down. Craig has worked on all the options and details to make the car perfect for me- It came with cruise and the Monsoon stereo, but I wanted leather seats, and a different rear axle ratio. I can't believe how this car goes, now.I absolutely love the car, but it was the deal and the service that sold me on Key Motors- I am already a repeat customer, and I will be back again when I am looking for another vehicle. Craig will work with you to find whatever you are looking for, and won't stop working until you are happy with your car and your deal. Thanks again, Craig. Like Arnold says, "I'll be back!"
My son and I were looking for his first car which would either be a classic car , an eighties cutlass supreme or a caprice police package 1994 to 1996 .My first choice for him was the caprice as it has newer technology and more safety features. After seeing an Imlala SS , I was really excited myself about these types of cars.
I always wanted a caprice and I had seen many websites that other owners had and noticed they got most of them from Keymotors. When I moved to PA I decided to see craig's selection for myself. I originally had my focus on a 96 caprice to replace my 93 caprice (totaled in major PA icestorm) for use with my fire department. I ended up getting myself a 2000 Impala 9c1 and my mom her dream car being a 1998 Mustang GT fed car and my sister a 1995 GMC Jimmy from craigs sister in law (she's as obsessed about details on cars as he is) all in one day because the condition and prices were do-able. My Impala has served my department and looks great in parades plus the rest are running strong for everyone else. I would not discourage anyone I know to stop over there and check the vehicles out because its worth the look.
After about three years of thinking about buying an LT-1 9C1 Caprice I finally decided it was time to buy one. I looked at some in my area and realized that the dealers that were selling them did not know much about the cars and that all of the cars I looked at were overpriced for the poor shape they were in. After being disappointed with all of the cars I looked at I decided to call Key Motors. Craig at Key Motors asked me what exactly I was looking for and while I was on the phone with him he went over to a car that he thought would suit my needs and explained everything about the car to me in detail. He assured me that if I liked what he had just explained about the car that I would not be disappointed with the car if I decided to buy it sight unseen. Talking 9C1 Caprice talk with Craig on the phone for about forty five minutes really made me realize that he has a love for these cars and it put me at ease about buying a car from him sight unseen so I decided to go for it. Craig told me that there is a train station about a half hour drive from his business and that if I came in to Albany on the train that he would pick me up in the car I was buying from him. The day came to go get my car and even though the train arrived in Albany an hour late Craig was still there with my car waiting for me. When I first laid eyes on the car I was impressed. The car is in beautiful shape and I bought it at what I feel is a great price. On my ride back to Rhode Island I found that the car's acceleration, braking, and handling are very impressive. There were a few minor problems that I found with the car which I talked to Craig about and he reimbursed me the money it cost to fix the problems. Even though the purchase transaction is over Craig told me not to forget that if I ever have any problems with the car that I can't figure out and need suggestions that I should feel free to call him. Dealing with Craig at Key Motors has been a pleasure and I love the fact that even after the purchase he is still there for technical advise. I highly recommend Key Motors if you are looking to buy an LT-1 9C1 Caprice.
I just purchased a lt adraitic blue 9c1 from craig. Even though i
was a pain in the ass, he took the time to work with me and answer all my
questions. Great guy to deal with, very relaxed atmosphere no pressure to buy
this one or that one. And the cars are clean when you get them! I went up
there at the right time, the one i picked was just sittin after a good
cleaning session. And the washer fluid was filled too, a nice touch. Sure it
has some minor issues, but that's what i expect from a 10 yr old car, let
alone a police car. Nothing really major, just average things to deal with.
And he does this for the love of these cars, which is why i bought
from him, he's not just someone selling these, he loves them as much as the
rest of us do. If your looking for a 9c1 or a police tahoe, go see craig, it's
Eric S. New jersey
I had purchased my last car on the internet and didn’t really have a problem with it. I had purchased a 1994 Chevrolet 9C1, and the guy I bought it from sold it to buy a 99 Tahoe Z56.
He picked me up at the airport in it and I knew then that would be my next car. After driving the Caprice for about six years it was getting "long in the tooth" with some 287,000 miles on the clock. Even though she still runs strong I knew it was time to look for a worthy successor. The Caprice had been my 6th police package car and I knew I wanted another one. With gas prices pushing almost $2.00@ gallon I initially dismissed getting a Tahoe Z56. I scoured the web looking at CV PI’s, Luminas, Intrepid’s and Impalas. The only one that gave me any peace was the Ford, and because the body style is still in use where I live I didn’t want the hassle. About a year before I knew I would be able to buy, I found a link to keymotorsusa.com. I hadn’t seen any Tahoes on any of the sites I frequented, and lo and behold, here was a guy who at that time had 12 Tahoes!!!! I began to watch the page weekly and reconsider the Tahoe. Here was a Police Package Vehicle that had the V8 I wanted, plus all the room to. And it didn’t look too copesque".
Not that I don’t like that look, I do, I just wanted something a little less attention grabbing. Driving my Caprice through the rougher parts of town brought too many stares from the "unsavory" elements and I didn’t want any rounds sent my way.
Anyway, about six months before I was ready to purchase, I gave the owner, Craig a call. I’d read all the testimonials on his site and I was still surprised by talking to him. You see Craig is not selling cars because he’s trying to get rich or make a commission, no he is one of us. He found a product he loved and realized no one was making the purchase of a good, used, police car easy, so he did it. We talked for a half an hour about Caprices, Tahoes, and police cars in general. The reason I had called was to find out how fast the trucks were moving and if he thought he might still have some in November or December when I would be ready to buy. He said he really thought he would, and to call back closer to when I would be ready to buy. I began to watch the page in earnest now, watching weekly for inventory changes. The months between July and December seemed to go on forever. I had settled on a Tahoe that I wanted, one of the 2wd versions in NY States blue. I picked the one with the lowest listed mileage, and was counting the days until my funds were available. Then one day I logged on (some time in August I think) to check the inventory and there was a new Tahoe listed. A 2wd model that was black with a grey interior. The mileage was lower than anything else available at 97,000. I was drooling over this truck. With 3 months to go until my funds became available, I assumed it would not last long. I called Craig and inquired about the truck and he told me all about it. Mind you I haven’t given this man a penny yet and he spent another half hour talking with me and the next day he sent me photos of the truck. Craig was right up front with me about what he considered wrong with the truck, things like paint and some small imperfections in the truck. I studied photos he’d sent and fell in love with the truck. I could only hope it was still around in December. When my check arrived I called Craig that day. I made a deal with him on the price and sent him a deposit the same day. I couldn’t wait to get to New York to pick it up. I flew in on a Thursday and Craig met me at the airport and off we went to get my truck. Craig told me that he usually picks up his customers in their new cars but my car was at the shop getting a front end alignment. You see, Craig had replaced the all the steering linkage on the truck because he wasn’t happy with how it was steering. That is the kind of guy he is. Not only that, the people who took the decals off the truck had scratched it up and Craig didn’t want it leaving like that, so he painted both sides of the truck. Yup, painted and clear-coated it. I couldn’t believe how great the truck looked when I saw it. Gloss, glossy, wicked black, very nice!!! That’s not all, the previous owners; (Vermont State DMV) had lost one of the panels in the back of the truck so Craig bought a new one and installed it. This is great service. He also put new tires one it. Needless to say this is the best car buying experience in my 40 years. After finishing up the paperwork, we went out for a bite. On the way back the check engine light came on. Craig took it back to his shop and ran a scan tool on it. An oxygen sensor had come loose so he took care of it. I was planning to hit the road in the morning, so I head out to find a motel for the evening. I stopped at a mall to get a bite and kill some time, when I went to lock the truck up, the rear doors would not lock. I called Craig and he had me bring it back the next morning. He spent another hour that morning getting the rear door lock mechanism working. When I left that morning I was more than completely satisfied with my experience with Craig and Keymotors.net. Craig spent more time and money making sure I was happy with my purchase than I would have ever expected from any car dealer. I would highly recommend Craig and Keymotors.net to anyone who is looking for a high quality used police car at a great price with outstanding service. I hope in 3 or 4 years Craig has a 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe Z56 that I can buy from him. He gets the rest of my car business as long as he is in business.
After driving through a NY winter in a 68 baja bug with no heat, and collecting a few “warning” tickets for excessively-loud-exhaust. I knew it was time for a new car. I went looking to find the right one. Quiet-4doors-resonable mpg-and had to look GOOD. I looked everywhere and found the caprice classic fit my bill. I wanted the Impala SS, the 14K asking prices were too much. Then I noticed the 9C1’s being sold, auctioned off. These are Impalas SS without the excessive price. All over the web were people selling them. However, only one I found also offered warranties also—Keymotors.
Being over 2 hours drive away I did a lot of talking to Craig over the phone ahead of time. He answered all my questions, yes even the dumb ones without losing patience. When I was ready, he agreed to meet us on a Saturday for looking at his inventory. I wanted a white one, with spotlight, as a daily driver and family car. We looked at all the cars, Low-pressure sales doesn’t begin to explain Craig. After talking with me, he hinted at another car. Bingo-Love at first drive. No new car ever felt as good/tight as “My” LT1 Ex-US Marshals 9C1. You mash the throttle and hold on the thrill ride starts. Quickly you’ll exceed ANY speed limit. To think that anyone thinks they could out-run these cars is laughable. HooDawgy this car Sh*ts and Gits, like no other.
Craig explained all the new parts installed, we found a few items I wanted fixed. He put a new hood on it, and repainted it (I couldn’t live with rust on my NEW car). He even matched 2 other panels that now didn’t match. How far will he go to fix a problem—crawling into the trunk-shutting the lid- and having water poured over it to find a water leak (leak fixed).
The following weekend I went on a cruise to Ohio and back. This was the first time I ever went interstate tripping without an extensive toolbox in the car. No worries. Flawless performance the whole way, 24 mpg in a full size, four door, 4100 pound car at 70mph. Quiet car-no sound difference between 35mph and 85mph-you can whisper at the passenger and be heard, how neat is that.
Cant wait for the 9C1 meet at Craigs in the fall. Planning on getting a few upgrades done while we’re there. I highly recommend the “fuel gauge fix” it can get alittle freaky going 200 miles, and not having the gauge budge.
So that’s it Papa Jon gets his respectable-comfortable-family car, and one of the last Rip Snorting factory hot rods all in one car. Watch for the BlueJet flashing by on interstates near you.
I purchased my first 9C1 from Craig ('94 PA State Police unmarked) nearly 2
years ago. At the time the car had nearly 153,000 miles so I was a little
nervous about possible problems. Craig assured me that he would go through
the car and make sure everything was okay. During almost 20,000 miles of
often hard driving, the ONLY thing the car needed was to have a headlight bulb
replaced. I was still in love with the car and made the mistake of letting
one of my friends drive it. He couldn't wipe the grin off his face after he
got out of the car. Two days later he called me and said he had to have the
car. Even though I had no intentions of selling it, he insisted and offered me
a fair price. Immediately, I went to see Craig again. I found a white
unmarked '95 with nearly 153,000 miles on it and a bad transmission. Once
again, Craig assured me that he would take care of all the mechanical
problems. He even did a few things for me (for free) that I requested. The
car also !
required some bodywork. He had this done for me at his cost (and it looks perfect). I have to admit I was nervous when I went to pick it up because I never really drove it. It looked like a new car and drove like a nearly new one. I can't say enough good things about Craig and his dealership. If I ever get tired of this car (probably not) or if one of my friends insists on buying it, I will be back at Craigs business the next day picking out another one.
Thanks again Craig!
How awesome is my 1995 Key Motors, 9C1 Marblehead Gray metallic car?? Well
they say a picture is worth a 1000 words!! I've owned an entire fleet of
these 9C1 cars, but it wasn't until I stumbled across Key Motors I've finally
found the one car I'm going to keep. Craig found me this beautiful 1995
ex-DMV car from North Carolina. I'm nearly 3,000 miles away from Craig, but
after our many, many emails and phone calls I bought the car without ever
seeing it! That's how confident Craig made me feel. I'm a very picky owner
and told Craig I only wanted to ever own 1 more of these cars. I love the
B-body and have driven many of them since 1994. After searching through tons
of cars, and Craig knowing how picky I was, he actually talked me out of a
few cars! He just wont sell you any old car if your looking for something
specific. Hence he found me this car. I was amazed to find out the car was
completely reconditioned 22,000 miles ago, new engine, tranny, interior, the
works! Now that I got the car, I wanted a ton of upgrades. He got the
Caprice SS scripts, painted them, painted the impala grill, SLP air intake
and added a LTZ badge. He pulled off moldings and buffed the heck out of the
paint. We all laughed as after he had that awesome exhaust installed. (FYI
the Hooker Cat Back Exhaust sounds bodacious on a Caprice) I got it
programmed, 160 degree thermostat, and the warranty....which I highly doubt
will ever be used!! I got so much stuff done I won't bore you all, lets just
say its been Key Motored! Craig answered all my questions, and probably
doesn't want everyone to know, but even answered my calls during his own
dinners (dropping cake on some poor guy at a buffet, because of my phone
call!) The car arrived via Tim Spear transport in 100 percent condition.
This car isn't a brand new car, it was built in 1995, but its darn close.
Its about as close to being showroom ready a 9 year old car can be. I'd
recommend Craig at Key Motors to anybody who really wants a great B-body, 9C1
car. From NC, to NY, and out here to AZ, this car is staying! Thanks
Craig......my B4C Key Motors car is next!!!!!!
I became interested in the 9C1 Police vehicles several years ago. At that time I checked out several dealers and advertisers on the internet and on ebay. keymotorsusa.com seemed to have the best reputation on ebay and I watched several of their cars at auction and carefully monitored the feedback. When I saw a '94 9C1 "trade in" come to the auction with the usual multitude of pictures, I was impressed. The car was clean, optioned out, and honestly described. I contacted Craig Jasmin by email and he was quick to answer all my questions. I set a limit of what the base car price plus the extras would be and won the auction below my max bid amount. It turns out that the car was the personal transportation of one of Craig's employees and it was even better than described. I purchased a one-way ticket from Maryland to Albany, was met by Craig at the airport, did the necessary paperwork, and was on the road in about an hour.
I just purchased a 95 Impala SS from Key Motors and have found all the other glowing testimonials to be true. I live in North Texas and love B- body GM cars, owning a 95 9C1 Caprice, 95 Buick Roadmaster Wagon, and 96 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham. I looked for an SS locally but the prices were out of sight. Then I saw a 95 SS on the Key Motors website for a reasonable price - but it was located in the New York rust belt! I hesitated for a while but finally called Craig Jasmin and asked about the car. He is a great low-key salesman, talked to me for quite a while, told me the history of the car and was very forthcoming on its condition both good and bad. Now I have never in my life even considered buying a car sight unseen, especially one across the country, but based mostly on his reputation I decided to buy the car. He told me they would completely inspect the car and fix anything that was a problem within the original price. In my case that wound up including a rebuilt transmission, Transgo shift kit, total new brakes, four new tires, front wheel alignment, new radiator, new starter, new oil cooler lines, new grille, rear window track repair, some dent repair, repainting the roof and hood, and a complete detailing! I elected to have Craig do a lot of extras, including Bilstein shocks, Z28 Instrument cluster, 3.73 gears, Eaton Posi, 160 Tstat, PCM reprogramming, new Optispark, plugs, plug wires, water pump, O2 sensors, coil, and new factory mufflers. Even with all these add-ons and the cost of shipping the car the total price was still less than prevailing retail in my area. I was pretty nervous waiting for it to be done but when it came there were no major surprises, it looked exactly as described and ran great. I highly recommend Craig and Key Motors to anyone looking for a B-body, he is honest, trustworthy, and a true expert in a very limited field.
have read about doing business with Craig, it was great. I purchased a
1995 Chevrolet 9C1 formally owned by the US government Marshall Service.
It is black with a grey interior. (Great for cloning) However the car is a
Caprice and I didn't want an Impala SS otherwise I would've bought an
Impala SS. When I first saw the vehicle it was a typical black Chevy
Caprice. I made a couple of requests of Craig before I picked up the car.
First I wanted to be rid of the stock hubcaps and have them replaced with
center caps. Next I wanted the car black, all black. There were a few
heavy scratches on the body I wanted fixed, so done. The chrome was also
blacked out including the grille (replaced with an Impala grille) and the
chrome strip along the trunk lid. Craig took care of the rest by adding
the Impala body moldings. and blacking out the body chrome and the tail
light chrome. On the inside Craig replaced the ugly bench seat with a
pair of buckets from an Ex-Virginia State patrol. He also replaced the
carpet with a rubber floor for cleaning ease. He added a Monsoon CD and
Gary added flash to pass. Under the hood I requested a "first base"
delete. That was also done and replaced with a black tube. As far as
performance the car does not run like a car with 102,000 miles, the engine
purrs and runs smoothly. The car is so comfortable that I surprised myself
when I looked down and noticed myself doing 95 MPH down the New York State
Bottom line is you are shopping for a 9C1 Chevrolet Caprice, Key Motors is the place to go and Craig is the man to see. When it comes to knowledge and and standing behind his vehicles after the sale, customer service is Craig's middle name.
Craig thank you for an excellent purchasing experience, we will be doing business again!
hello, i am mailing from germany. last year we bought a 95`caprice-police from craig. a very solid and clean car at all with many power ! Thanx a lot !
Best wishes from germany
It is unbelievable how satisfied I am with my Pennsylvania State 9C1. It has been three years that I have contacted you and I made the drive a few times from Montreal, Quebec (Canada) to come find my car. I, like many others, was sceptical, firstly about buying a used police car and secondly buying a nine-year old discontinued Chevy. Furthermore, my scepticism was amplified by the fact Key Motors was across the border. As I did more research and spoke to Craig, it was apparent that the "Cop-rice" was a different breed of car. I started to look around my area to see what was being offered: white, mostly 1994, advanced state of rust, holes everywhere - dashboard, bumper, trunk, roof, in the rubber floor - and half of them had the 4.3L (L99)... needless to say that our cop cars up here get very beat up and have to go through harsh winters; after ten years the cars have very visible signs of aging. I decided to try my luck south of the border.
Hi Craig,I just got the 95 wagon and its is exactly as
you said.I am very pleased with the car and am very
impressed with your description of this car.I'm also
impressed that you took time with me to walk around
this car in -10 degree weather to describe the
condition of it over the phone!I hope to do busisness
with you and your guys again.Again very happy with
About four years ago, I purchased my first Key Motors vehicle, a 95 New
Jersey 9c1. I found Craig through a local ad and gave him a call. The
purchase was easy and the car was great. My memory of the transaction was
that he was excited for me as I was to be driving this car. It was one of
the first few he sold, and we spent many hours trading opinions, facts and
our own conjectures about these cars.
I drove that car for just over two years, going just about everywhere within a 150 mile radius of Albany,
NY for work. My work pointed the direction and the Caprice just drove. In that time, not once did that
car leave me stranded.
Unfortunately, in late August of 2002, I had an encounter with a slick stretch of road and wound up
totaling the car. I should add that after a rear collision in this vehicle at about 30+ mph, I have a solid faith in this vehicle's ability to keep its occupants safe in an accident.
After the accident I did a considerable amount of soul searching as to whether I wanted to keep driving a
Caprice. After searching manufacturers' dealers' lots, and spending far too much time looking online, I took
a trip up to Key Motors and spent most of an evening talking with Craig about what I'd been thinking about.
My thought was that maybe I should take the opportunity to get an entirely different vehicle. We discussed the current 9c1 "market" and some stuff that had been going with his business. Craig's role in this discussion came to be referred to as a "9c1 Counselor". In the end, it became clear to us that, you know, they just don't make these anymore, and if you love driving them, do what you can to keep doing it.
So I bought a 96 9c1. Most people didn't realize it was a different car! I'll admit I had a few unforeseeable small problems with the 96 car after first buying it, but Craig was excellent and pro-active in taking care of these problems.
It's been about four years that I've been driving a 9c1. Owning one, sorry, two, has been a great experience. Owning two _Key Motors_ 9c1s has been a exceptional experience.
In the world of sales, a lot of people sell certain things because they see others make money in it and think they can get something for themselves too. Smart people see value in a product for themselves before others do and believe in it enough to sell others their vision and their values, not just a product. Craig is such a person.
I'm proud to be a Key Motors customer and I'm thrilled to have watched Key Motors start as one man's personal enthusiasm for a great car turn into a well respected nationally known enterprise.
Hello! My Name is Valentin and I`m from germany. Two month ago I bought a 1996`Chevrolet Caprice from Craig. The Car was former uses by a lokal Police Department. Together with a friend I hoped over to Ballston Spa to see the car before I make the deal. Craig gave us all the time we needed to look at the car and tryout everything. After that and one more day of thinking, I did the deal. All the things we talked about (putting in a CD-Player, extra rims etc.) were done by Craig like we made the arrange. He stored all things safe for the transport, everything was ok.
Valentin S. 11.06.2005
I just want to say thanks to Craig and everybody at Key Motors. If you are in the market for something Craig has and looking for the best car buying experience, then get in touch with Craig. He is easy to reach by email, phone, or just take a visit to the shop. I called Craig to inquire about the Caprice Wagons he had. He invited me to come take a look and so I did. This was the most laid back test drive experience I had ever been on. Craig doesn't play the pushy salesman. He'll give you the history of the car to the best of his abilities. I test drove a couple cars and decided on the one I liked best. Craig worked around my hectic schedule and later we finalized the deal over the phone. I then decided to add some options to my car. They offer a wide variety of options and add-ons that look factory installed. They can also have mechanical work done if you! like. I've had my car over a month now and it's been a dream. It was a pleasure meeting and doing business with knowledgeable, friendly and enthusiastic people. Thanks again Craig and company.
Being a past 92' Caprice owner, and a current 96' Impala SS owner (and a current Impala SS/Caprice/9C1 car club member), it was obvious that when I wanted to add another daily driver, the choice would be to look for a Chevy Caprice 9C1. My 96' SS isn't allowed out much, and my Chevy Silverado, although great for my towing needs, wasn't the best for a daily highway commuter for gas mileage, but still had to have something fun to drive.
I started looking locally at auctions, internet car sites and car lots for a 9C1, but was quickly disappointed at how poor of shape these cars were in. And they were all white. Many were not checked out or cleaned up that well for sale. Here, I thought municipalities took care of their vehicles. And when these cars were up for sale, they were poorly prepped to get them sold (poor paint and damage repairs). Apparently some used car lots think Armor All on the tires is a full detail job. Get real.
A previous customer of yours who frequents our car club website forum mentioned Key Motor's website to check out for 9C1's.
I was impressed by how the website was laid out, and hey, you had cars in colors other than white!!!!! A 94' dark sapphire blue 9C1 caught my eye. The pictures showed a very clean car, and it was an ex-state trooper, so it was all highway miles. After a few conversations and finally making a deal, you even arranged to have the car shipped from New York to the Chicago suburbs area where I live.
When I received the car and finally got a chance to really give it a full inspection since I bought it off of pictures and phone conversations, I was really impressed with how clean and un-worn the interior was. The paint was shiny, and it even had a spare tire (most of the 9C1's locally were missing the spare and jack).
I, in my meticulous nature, like tinkering with cars and also am happy to say after inspecting the mechanics of the car that the car proved to be a very solid runner. I wholeheartedly recommend checking out a car from Key Motors and Craig Jasmin. Owning a 9C1 is a fun experience, and now I have a car that I can drive to the club meetings during the winter/bad weather.
I purchased my 1994 Caprice Citizen Wagon from Key Motors last year.
There were some initial electrical issues but Key Motors was there to follow
up and make things right. I was so happy with the LT1 performance I decided
to buy a bigger trailer. See attached photo.
About two years ago, I purchased a 1995 Police package Chevrolet Caprice from Craig. Being a Police Officer and having driven these cars on duty, I really learned to love them. The car I purchased was from Virgina Highway Patrol and is a strong running cruiser and it gets many comments from my fellow Officers. Craig was a great guy to deal with and I enjoyed purchasing a car from him. Soon my son is going to be looking for a used car and I suggested he look at Craig's website. needless to say, he can only talk about making the short trip to Craig's and look around. I cannot say enough good things about my dealings with Craig. I can only look forward to more dealings with him in the future.
I was looking for my first car,
something that was safe, and reasonably peppy. I knew my brother John
had previously bought 2 Caprices from Craig, and all I heard after each
purchase was what great cars they were, and what a great job Craig did
with them. I'd considered getting a caprice myself, but to be honest I
didn't think I could handle that much power. I noticed on Craig's
website that he had police package Luminas, with the 3.8L V6, which I've
seen perform and was very impressed with, and just like everything I've
heard, Craig was right there to help me out.
On the test drive I really noticed how easy it was to go over the speed limit with one of these cars. And since the test drive I've been able to really see that pep.
Craig also made available for me to purchase, a monsoon head unit, and a 12 disc cd changer, he showed me how to save money by installing it myself, and I was surprised to see how easy it was, I only had one problem after he explained it to me, and all I had to do was give him a call and before I could tell him the details of my problem, he told me what I had to do to make my changer work, and sure enough it worked right there.
I look forward to buying from Craig in the future, or going back to him for any help I may need.
After all those many car buying experiences, I had a wonderful experience dealing with Craig. I found him and his lot by Ebay and I kept an eye on his website for a year looking for a Ford P71 and wasn't interested in Chevys and i had funds so i gave it a try and found a 94 9C1 which is white with nice options. After i first test drove it, fell in love with it and test drove other cruisers and didn't feel fit in so i bought the 94 9C1 right there and had difficulties with insurance company for insurance proof for DMV in order to receive plates and registration and time nearly ran out and Craig took care of it and it worked out. I haven't met anyone like him who would be honest and open minded about Caprices and other cars at his lot. Thanks to Craig, I am extremely happy with it and it hasn't given me a problem. I never will get bored with it by its performance, safety, reliability and room in the car. I will definitely buy another 9C1! from him in the future!
I discovered Key Motors through e-bay. When I saw the selection of vehicles on Craig's website, I was very impressed. I was especially impressed with the "mods" that were offered. I traveled from NH to purchase a 1995 9C1 Caprice. The car was very clean and had a lot of power. I was assured that the car would pass my states safety inspection 100%. When I tried to get it inspected the next day...it failed and cost me a couple hundred in repairs. When I forwarded this to Craig...he stood by his word and cut me a check to cover the repairs - 100%. I'm sure most dealerships would have given me the tail light guarantee, but Craig was a stand up guy. I recommend him to anyone who appreciates these cars. Thanks Craig!!!
Today I had a great experience as I picked up a long sought-after white unmarked 9C1. For two years I have been checking in with Craig to find something somewhat rare and finally he found what I was looking for. Most unmarked 9C1's are a color other than white. I think Craig thought I was crazy to be holding out so long for this, when there were many nice colored unmarked cars passing through his dealership. But being a long time fan of the Impala SS, (but not a big fan of its price), I would have bought one of those if it had came in white. And believe it or not I already owned two civilian Caprice's that were both white. One was a 1992 and the other a 4.3 liter 1994. Which will probably be up for sale soon. I intend to make my 9C1 a family car / daily driver with some Impala type mods.
I just wanted everyone to know that I have found Craig to be first and foremost patient enough to put up with me for the approximately two years that we had been discussing my desire. I have additionally found Craig to be quite honest and trustworthy. He had saved me from making the four hour trip by actually talking me out of a few cars that I thought I had interest in. Craig is not just a salesman, but he actually becomes your assistant in making your purchase. There is a big difference in the two methods, as I know being a salesperson myself.
In conclusion, it's a relief to finally have a good experience buying a car. I am happy with the car, Craig and his guys were very informative (and entertaining), and added positively to the buying process. It was worth the four hours each way (from Long Island), and would gladly do it again any day. Thanks again Craig!!
Having fallen in love with my retired FBI, '91 Caprice it finally came time to buy a replacement. (I had put close to 200,000 miles on it with no major repairs.) So I took a look on Ebay to see what kind of Caprices were being offered there and what kinda $ they were going for. I spotted a low mileage '94 Caprice wagon offered by "some New Yorker." "Car dealer," "New Yorker," "Internet Auction," my southern suspicions were aroused to say the least. But, I talked to Craig on the phone and checked the feed back from past buyers and ended up the winning bidder of the wagon. It was a pleasure to do business with this man. He revealed all known defects, delivered it to meet me at the train station and even gave me a full tank of gas. This is an honest man with integrity that I must recommend.
I looked for 10 months to find a Caprice 9C1 Lt1. I had seen several of Craigs cars on Ebay and decided to give him a call. I learned more in one call to him that the whole previous 10 months. Craig was extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and very patient with my million questions. When my car arrived by transport to Georgia, it was exactly as described. In fact, Craig pointed out details that I probably would never had seen. He treated very honestly and is there for you after the sale if you have any questions. Thanks Craig
I have always been looking for performance cars. A long research into them led me to stop at the police cars. A friend of mine suggested visiting Craig at Key motors. I was looking to buy a Caprice, it was a weekend so I decided to go and visit Key motors. Craig from the first day I meet him shown great respect to me, even despite it was a weekend we immediately went for a test drive. It was the best experience of all I was in love with the car from the first test drive Craig really let me experience what 9C1 is all about: it is a true performer, looking big and bulky the car will out accelerate, out handle, and outbreak most performance cars; it gets at least 22 mpg on highway at 75-80 fully loaded. I bought my (95 9C1-Florida Sheriffs car from Craig in 2002) since then 12000 miles later I haven't found anything wrong with it. I frequently drive from Texas to New-York and the car newer gives me a problem, I went for a non stop trip to Texas witch took 26 hours to complete and had now problems at all. Craig also shows a great commitment in his business, his cars are the best of the 9c1 there are out there. He is very helpful and will solve any problem you have, and work with you to get your police car in no time at all.
Dima from Texas
Like many others that have "discovered" Key Motors and Craig Jasmin, I first heard about both in several of the web rings and egroups that covered Caprices and 9c1 police vehicles in particular. I had purchased a 95 Caprice (ex-Michigan State Police) in 2000 and had planned on using it as a project car as it had much of it replaced not long before it was retired. However, while browsing through the Key Motors website last November I stumbled across a 2000 Impala 9c1 that he had just acquired (had only the one picture at the time.) After several phone calls, Craig was able to take further pictures so that I could get a better look at the car. He was hesitant to send any photos before he had a chance to detail the car, but target fixation had already taken over me and I had to see how it looked. Well, as much as I liked my Caprice, I was smitten. I work at a Chevrolet dealership and had driven Impalas, plus my mother owns one, so I was fully aware of how they drove and handled. After a few more conversations, Craig put a figure on my vehicle that I felt was fair and the deal was done. By the way, did I mention I live just outside Charleston, SC? Everything we did was long distance, but I never was given any reason to doubt Craig and anything he had to say about the car and he trusted me enough to put a dollar figure on my car without seeing it, let alone driving it before committing himself. I am at that stage in life where you just know some people can be trusted, and in this day and age they are very rare.
I needed several Caprices for our company. While there are quite a few dealers who handle used police cars, I chose Key Motors. Some of the other dealers had very large garages with many employees and "professional" sales people who were more than happy to sell me what THEY thought I needed.
A great business, this Key Motors! Great product, great service, great knowledge, great prices. I think that covers it and if you want anymore fly Hooters Airlines!
Lawrence “Papa’s A Rollin’ Stone” Lee
95 Medium Marblehead Grey 9C1
About a year and a half ago a buddy of mine took me out to his garage to see
his new car. I could not
believe he had bought an "old cop car ",I mean those things are wrecks right?? Then he let me drive it and
explained how well most of them are actually maintained. At the time I was a big bad formula firebird owner('89),and I would never have believed that "one of those tanks" could move like that! It took
off, tires smoking, and stopped way faster than I expected. It flat out made my formula look sad, especially considering it gets better gas mileage and carry's the whole family. So I went to see Craig and, eventually, bought a '95 Maryland toll authority 9c1 w/85k and minimal cosmetic defects. I also joined the local b-body club-UNYISSO, of which Key Motors seems to be the common denominator, and met quite a few people w/similar stories. My brother liked my car so much he bought one himself a couple of months ago, and we are in the ongoing process of making them over into caprice ss's, with a great deal of help from Craig and Gary (the modman)! Having had 25 cars/trucks in the past, I can honestly say, this is the first car I have truly loved. It exceeds all my expectations as a family car, it is my "hot rod", it easily replaced my firebird. It does all things with no effort. You want speed -more than enough and there's plenty you can do to add more. You want to stop-make sure everybody is strapped in! You want value-check the price of an impala ss!!!!!You want economy-I just got 25 mpg on the family outing to the ocean(@75-80 mph). Handling-it's heavy, but it will still hang tight thru the corners, it's not a sports car but you can sure tick off some guys with really expensive "fast cars"!! The no pressure salesmanship Craig displays is more than likely because the cars sell themselves!! (and I don't think he really likes to see too many of them go!!) As far as I'm concerned all my future car purchases will come thru Key Motors and will likely be a 9c1 caprice provided there's any more left!! Better hurry- going fast!! Of course that's what these cars are used to right!!!! Thanx a bunch for all the fine service and may your lot always be full....or empty!!!???
Thanks so much for your help. We just wanted to tell you that we are very happy with our new cars. Also, we really appreciate the extra attention and effort you gave us. We know how hard you worked to get that grey car ready in time for us. The white one is great also. Nobody would ever guess it has 140K on the odometer, it runs great! Actually, they both run great. Nice clean cars, just as advertised.
Anyway, we just wanted to say “ the cars rock”, but mainly “you rock”. Watch out, you may start giving car dealers a good name . Thanks again.
Dave and Marsha Tashman
My father-in-law has purchased several cars from Craig in the last year for his business and suggested I get one of the Caprices as they are really good cars and Craig does great work on them to make them better. We picked up a '94 white former police car and have been very happy with it. It is solid and has not needed anything sice we bought it! Of all the car dealers here in Indiana, I'll buy my next Caprice from Key.
WOW! That just about sums it up. I have been trying to find a way to buy a used cop car since I was a kid. I have come close once or twice, then I found Craig’s website after seeing one of his cars on ebay. Buy a car on the net? No way, not me! I have been following his site for well over a year before I was able to convince myself to give him call. The car I was looking at was sold, but he was interested in what I wanted and asked a lot of questions. Sure enough, a while later I get a call from him. He might have something I am interested in. A ’94 NYSP Thruway car with only 91,000 miles and dual spotlights, he describes it as being in excellent condition. After struggling with the thought of buying a car over the net for a while, I ask if he will hold it until I can come out a take a look. No problem. Again, WOW! We agree on a date and my son and I take the drive to Albany.
We get there a little early and have the chance to see Craig and his staff in action. They are the best! This car is better than I ever dreamed. The other cars I tried for were from auctions and private parties, most of the cars were pretty tough. This car looked beautiful. Yeah, there is a blemish or two, but those are really badges of honor. In reality, this car looks better than most cars in service today. And we could get a warranty! Craig let us use a Tahoe to take the rental car back to the airport. After that ride, I am sold. What a nice truck and 175,000+ to boot.
Once the car is ready, we take it out for a ride. It is just amazing on how smooth and tight the ride is. Then we get out on the open road. WOW! I am sold. I have never driven anything like this before. 10 years old and 91,000 miles and it could be just off the show room floor. The only issue with the car was a problem with the AC and Craig was great about that, no problem.
This was positively the best car buying experience I have ever had, no question. I have put over 2,000 miles on it in the couple of months since I bought and it is just great. Yeah, I get some heat from driving a “cop car”, but so what? I am admittedly a geek when it comes to this stuff. But take off the spot lights and put different on wheel covers and no one would ever guess. It is a beautiful car!
I will be back. In fact my son is in the process of buying a similar one now.
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
I had been searching for an unmarked state police car for about six months when I found Key Motors' website. After perusing through the available inventory I found the car I wanted -- a 1996 Virginia State Caprice. I quickly contacted Craig, who was informative and honest. He even promised my money back and a ride to the airport if I wasn't satisfied. He picked me up at the airport and the car was everything he promised. This car is one of the nicest unmarked units I have ever driven. What a GREAT experience. I will never go anywhere else!
Brad BarczyGermantown, MD
I had known Craig Jasmin of Key Motors for a few years thru a local car club, so when my wife and I were looking for a used SUV in the $10,000 range, we went to Key Motors to see what condition the Tahoe's & Bronco's were in. We were able to test drive several different vehicles and found a black '99 Tahoe we both really liked. Craig's price was very reasonable, which made it financially possible for us to buy a carpet and new aftermarket rims & tires. Craig was also willing to buy them himself and tack the cost onto the purchase of the vehicle, which allowed us to roll it into the car loan, instead of paying it upfront. Craig also allowed us to install the carpet ourselves at his shop, saving us a couple hundred bucks. We've put over 3,000 miles on it in the 6 months we've had it and have had no problems. People are usually shocked when they realize it's a former police vehicle because it's in such nice condition. All in all it was a great experience and we got a beautiful Tahoe in excellent condition for a great price and I will definitely consider Key Motors again next time we're looking for a used vehicle."
I bought my car through Key Motors in June, 2001. All my dealings with Craig were done over the internet and I was impressed by the speed and quality of the replies to my queries, and the reassurances that were given. The car was delivered to the docks at Port Elizabeth, New Jersey by Craig and sent over to the U.K. where it was collected and modified to meet U.K. regulations. Both the guy that modified the car, who was also the importer for me, and I were amazed at the condition of the car. It truly was even better than I expected for a 100,000 mile ex-VSP cruiser. In addition, the shipper was very impressed with the efficiency of Craig's response to all their requests for information.
Thanks Craig for
saving us over $10,000.00 compared to what the other used vehicle dealers where
asking for their 4 wheel drive 99 Tahoe's.
Keep up the good work!
The Wutzer Family
Key Motors is by far the best car buying experience I've ever had, new or
used. Craig Jasmin, the owner, is a straight shooter and really gives you an
honest deal. They know these cars inside and out and with the custom options
and upgrades that you can get like cruise control, Z28 instrumentation, etc,
you can almost order your car any way you want it.
I was so happy with my car, I bought my wife one too! I can't say enough in
praise of Key Motors ...Thanks Craig!
David Wilson, NY
I purchased a 95 9C1 from Key motors in 2000. Craig was a pleasure to deal with. He was up front on all information about the car and the transactions to buy the car went off without a hitch. I would recommend Craig to anyone thinking about buying from him. He sells only quality vehicles and back what he sells. I plan to buy from again.