By Nicole Heubusch

“We’re not just a dealership, we’re a destination.” That is the motto for Century Buick GMC, and it lives up to that motto. This state-of-the-art facility has plenty of amenities in addition to cars to browse, such as a children’s center, a movie theater, hair salon, fitness center, internet café, putting green and much more.

Century Buick GMC of Tampa is family and independently owned, and prides itself on treating customers fairly, friendly and hassle-free.  Located at 3308 W. Hillsborough Ave. in Tampa, this dealership is worth the 20 minute drive. When customers come in for car services, they can wait in style. There is always a movie in rotation in the theatre, and customers can relax in the cool, air conditioned room while waiting to receive a text that their car is readycentury buick building. If a customer is missing a midmorning gym session to take their car in to get it’s oil changed, they can head upstairs and get a workout in and even shower afterward.

“We wanted to create a hassle free space to wait on car services, and it’s worked out great. People are always heading up to the gym, or plugging in their laptops to get work done in the internet café. We want our customers to relax when they come here,” said Century Buick GMC President, Ralph Ghioto.

“We communicate with our customers on a personal basis,” Ghioto added. “We never resort to ‘high pressure’ tactics to earn your business. Our ultimate goal is your complete and total satisfaction.”

Mike Smolen, FishHawk resident and repeat customer, said, “The reason to buy from Century is really simple.  As a busy professional with a busy family, Century caters to those whose time is at a premium.  Their destination dealership provides a perfect business, recreational and entertainment opportunity for the whole family while your vehicle is serviced or you complete a simple purchase.”


Century Buick is open for sales Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. For service and parts hours, and for more information, visit or call 375-9254.


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