Offering new information for our VALUABLE customers: 4Runner Product Specification Sheet

We’ve decided to start posting some of the specifications of our most common inventory items. We will categorize it for our customers that can look up information on vehicles they’re interested in purchasing!

Thank you for looking and Mahalo!

Attachment is the 2008 4 Runner Specification sheet by Toyota Motor Corp

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New Updates to the K5 Restoration

We love used cars in Santa Cruz CA, but the K5 blazer which we spoke about in a blog post dated March 2016

Well guess what this bad boy is close to being finished! Some of the upgrade parts are the following: Late model 6.0L GM Motor with 5-Speed Automatic Transmission. All new HVAC and power steering components. Completely Restored interior with rear seat and bucket front seats. More to come soon with pictures. #K5, used cars santa cruz,

Aloha Motors Donates to of Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Aloha Motors of Santa Cruz made a donation to a local non-profit organization called Kid Power  We believe in the power of teaching children at an early age to be positive, self motivated, and the power of a can do attitude. If you feel the same be sure to visit there website and learn more and think of them if you are able to make a small donation.


“Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International is a nonprofit organization established in 1989 that is committed to creating a safer world for everyone. We offer positive & practical workshops, training, and resources to help people of all ages and abilities learn Kidpower “People Safety” skills, which are simple techniques to help people take charge of their physical and emotional safety & build self-confidence. Please visit our website at to learn more about our programs, free on-line Library, publications for sale, & locations in other states and countries. “

Why are warranty plans a great option for people on a budget?

ASC Warranty Image File Santa Cruz CA

Warranties are great because they will help you the most when you need it. If you’re like me you probably spend $600-$1200 dollars a year to keep insurance on your vehicle. That’s a lot of money considering the fact that you may never ever need to use it. Vehicle Warranty is just like that accident damage coverage. It enables you to get unexpected vehicle repairs covered without costing you money out of pocket when you least expect it!

So what’s covered? Most companies offer a basic Drive Train warranty and than an extended parts coverage. So what consists of drive train components? Typically your Engine/Headgasket and Transmission/Differential and four wheel drive components. What does that mean? Well if you come out to your vehicle and you start it up and the engine “pops” you will be covered. If you come out to your driveway and your car stops going into reverse you will be covered.

Well what if I want to have more parts covered what can I expect? Most used car warranty companies will cover the additional parts revolving around the function of your vehicle. This will included the following: starting and charging system, air conditioning and heating, Steering Components, Electronic Control Module / Transmission Module / and other electrical components and possibly a lot more.

I highly recommend you consider an extended warranty especially when financing a used vehicle. Your vehicle may be entitled to a warranty that would last the length of your loan. That is great because you would have mechanical coverage from start to finish. Typical increase in payment ranges from $20-$30 dollars per month. This is of little inconvenience the day you need to utilize your protection plan and get a large repair made. I know that I can afford $30 per month, but a $2,000 dollar engine replacement could having me dipping into any savings I may have.

No one ever talks about what warranty programs are not. They are NOT maintenance plans. They do not cover maintenance items such as the following: oil changes, other automotive fluids, brakes, rotors, windshield wipers, coolant, tires, on a manual transmission vehicle the clutch.

Did you know that the warranty can also add resale value? Why would it add value you ask? Well our warranties are transferable to the next owner of the vehicle. This enables you the seller to offer a used vehicle with an extended warranty. This could help you sell your vehicle faster or for additional money verse other like vehicles.

For more details or questions about what Aloha Motors of Santa Cruz, CA offers visit the link below on our main website.

1972 K5 Blazer Restoration

Here’s a story

1972 Chevy K5 Blazer


Hello All Old Car Enthusiasts

Aloha Motors located at 1303 Ocean Street Santa Cruz is undertaking a transformation of a 1972 Chevy K5 Blazer. We will redo the engine, transmission, body, and interior, and try to bring the car up to 2016 standards. Attached are some before pictures , this week we will start to remove the interior parts and order all new equipment.

Parts list includes:

  • Front bucket seats
  • Rear bench seat
  • Door panels, arm rests, window handles, door handles, lock knobs, vent window handles, door weather stripping, thresholds, door vents.
  • Vinyl flooring, high beam switch, sun visor, center console, seat belts
  • Dash cluster, vents, controls heater/AC, radio, sub woofer, speakers
  • Windshield weather stripping, side window weather stripping

Customer has decided on a white truck with black interior, also we will use GM crate 350 V8 engine and transmission.


Online Financing Application Launched

We’ve recently are proud to accept online credit applications for our customers located at:

Please visit our online form and submit an application to find out what type of Rate and Payment we can get you. We will shop for the best rates and payment for you!

Would you like to speak with one of our professionals directly for a phone consultation? Give us a call at (831) 425-1800


Happy New Year – 2015

Aloha to all of our vendors and customers! We are recommitting ourselves to excellence in the 2015 New Year. Our mission like last year is to provide our customers with vehicles we would want to own ourselves. Although the used car market can be an extremely tough place to buy a car even for the most experienced buyer, we want to make that simpler for our customers by working with us.