About Us

About Us
Welcome to Tornell Motors!  We are your go-to used car dealer in El Cajon and Santee, proudly serving the Eastern San Diego California area and all San Diego County.

If you’re searching for an affordable, better-quality used car, you’ve come to the right place.
Our inventory of used vehicles includes a wide selection of cars, trucks, vans and SUVs. Top brands we carry include late-model Acura, Dodge, Ford, Honda, Infiniti, Jeep, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Scion, Toyota and more.  You won’t find better pricing on these newer vehicles anywhere. Don’t pay too much for a lesser car somewhere else!

We don’t skimp on the important details, either. All our vehicles are ASE-inspected and smog-certified. When you see them on our lot, that means they’re ready to go!
Mention that you found us online we will waive the document and smog fees!

Financing O.A.C.
We can offer financing options when others can’t -- whether you have bad credit or good credit. Give us a call to learn more about used car financing: (619) 726-0644.

We offer military discounts in appreciation for the five active-duty services and their respective guard and reserve units that serve our area and our country.

Come see us at either of our two convenient locations: 715 East Main Street in downtown El Cajon and 10559 Prospect Ave in Santee. Whether you’re a prospective client, interested in joining the team or simply a fan of our work, stop by and say hi! You can also contact us via email: tornell_motors@yahoo.com.

Our mission at Tornell Motors is simple.
We believe that by focusing on providing exceptional customer service, start to finish, we can guarantee a great business transaction -- and the ongoing success of our business.

 From picking out the perfect vehicle for your needs and budget to delivery of your vehicle, our friendly staff is dedicated to assisting you.

Tornell Motors genuinely cares about its customers. We are dedicated to providing a pressure-free environment where you will never have to deal with high-pressure sales tactics.
We promote a customer-centric culture where you can relax, browse and just talk cars if you feel like it. If you see a car that catches your interest, that’s when our staff can step in, telling you everything that you need to know about the vehicle. They will help you every step of the way, and make sure you have all the information you need to make the right decision. We take the time to listen, and we help in every way we can.

Competitive pricing, knowledgeable staff and superior customer service -- they all add up to creating a simple and seamless way to owning a world-class automobile at a price you can afford.

We believe every customer is entitled to the very best service we can provide. And we believe in providing that excellence in service, every day. We believe that superior service is just one reason that Tornell Motors is recognized as one of the most trusted automobile dealerships in Southern California.
Don’t settle for another below-average used car customer service experience. Come to Tornell Motors, where we have the “new car attitude at the used car price.”

Tornell Motors appreciates the opportunity to earn your business – and to keep it.
We know that customer satisfaction and support is key to bringing us repeat customers and a great reputation. This is why Tornell Motors is dedicated to providing unmatched customer support.

We want to hear from you. Tornell Motors can be reached at (619) 726-0644 Our customers are our number one priority – so if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

If you are in the market for a great price on a newer used car that will last for years – look no further! Tornell Motors is your neighborhood  source for dependable, high-quality vehicles you’ll be proud to drive.
Check out our online inventory to see our selection of hand-picked cars, trucks, vans and SUVs.
Top brands we carry include late-model Acura, Dodge, Ford, Honda, Infiniti, Jeep, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Scion, Toyota and more.  We literally have something to suit anyone’s taste and budget!
Then stop by in person for a test drive – we are ready to help you step into the car of your dreams!
Our no-pressure, professional sales staff is happy to assist you.

We are focused on bringing you the car that you deserve at a fair price. Don’t pay too much for a lesser car somewhere else!

Tornell Motors has long-standing relationships with leading banks and credit unions. This means we have a wide selection of lenders looking for your business; therefore we’re very well-positioned to get you the best rates for your unique situation.  Our finance team is more than happy to discuss the options available to you – and get you into your next dream car!

You can be confident in the pre-owned car you choose at Tornell Motors. That’s because we thoroughly process, inspect and test-drive every vehicle we select for sale. We stand behind every vehicle we sell, and when you see our inventory, you’ll notice the care we take with every detail.
You’ll notice too that everything in our database is updated in real time, and the entire process is totally transparent. So when you’re ready to schedule your test drive, you can be confident the rest of the process will go smoothly and you’ll have exactly the car you wanted at the right price!
All cars come with a 30-day, 1,000 mile warranty as well as additional extended warranty options.
Visit us today at either of our locations, and experience what Peace of Mind is all about!

Why buy your next used car at Tornell Motors?
It comes down to quality, value and service – and our daily goal is to excel in all three.
We hope you will see that excellence when you visit us online and in person. We take a lot of pride in our dealership, so we work hard to treat our customers right.
At Tornell Motors, we understand that service is half of what we sell. Quality and value bring us our customers, and the high service level keeps them coming back.
When you come visit us at our El Cajon or Santee locations, we’re confident you’ll see the values Tornell believes in.