About Us


The Nix name has been a Columbia Car Sales Name for over 45 years. We have been at our current location for over 15 years. We are a block off of the main drag, so our overhead is lower so we can pass the savings onto you. We keep it simple, NO SALESPEOPLE, you deal directly with the lot manager or the owner, again saving you money.

Our selection of different Cars and SUV’s are priced so that the average working person can afford to own their own vehicle. We will not advertise our vehicles until they have been inspected, reconditioned and detailed for lot ready condition. If you are looking for a good cheap used car in the Midlands, then you have found the right car dealership!

We draw from a lifetime of experience in the automotive industry to bring to you some of the best pre-owned vehicles available on the market for fair and competitive prices. We make your car purchase simple, friendly and the most pleasurable experience possible.

Al’s Bio
My name is Al Nix and I am the owner of Nix Used Cars. The Columbia area has been my home for the past 46 years. I have been intrigued with cars since I was born. My father was a new car dealer in Columbia, SC and was a hands on dealer. So from an early age I went to work with him and that’s how my career began in the car business. Before you know it I was buying and selling cars before I could even drive! I have over 40 years’ experience in new, used and wholesale car sales. You could say that dealing with cars is not a job but my passion and hobby.

Curtis’s Bio
I would like to introduce Curtis Riley to you. He is the lot manager of Nix Used Cars. Curtis is a lifelong resident of Columbia, SC and a graduate of WJ Keenan High School. He has worked with me for 12 years at our current location. Curtis brings his love for cars to work with him every day! He is a very dedicated, dependable and friendly person. When you drive on the lot, you will see his pride in his work by the way he pays attention to the detailing of our cars.