Omaha Car Stop opened its doors in late August 2016. We saw that there was a hole in the market for quality, pre-owned vehicles. We wanted to be different, we didn't want to be a 'buy here-pay here' lot. We wanted a brand new building, on a busy corner lot where we could showcase our handpicked inventory. We settled on 156th and West Center Road just north of Skutt Catholic High School. We pride ourselves on great service and selection with over 70% of our inventory being one owner, low miles and Car Fax verified. Most of our inventory still has the manufacturer's warranty. We want to change the way you look at the car buying experience. Our sales department has, on average, 20+ years in the car business and everyone who opened the store is still here. We want to be your friend in the car business. If we can't help you with a vehicle purchase we hope to offer you the best advice in making that decision, knowledge is power in the car business. We want to be the dealership that changes your car buying experience for good.  

Our Staff

Terry Troutner

General Manager

I was born and raised just over the river in Council Bluffs. I have been in the car business for over 20 years. I am very picky about the vehicles that I purchase. I know that someone will be placing a loved one behind the wheel of something that I buy, and I won't put anyone in a pre-owned vehicle that I wouldn't allow a family member to drive. I take a lot of pride in helping people with one of the largest and most significant purchases they will ever make. My reputation means everything to me. When I am not at the dealership, I enjoy spending time with my two boys. I love watching them play sports and rooting for their high school team! I can also be convinced to go fishing with or without them just about any day of the week!


Sara Gonzalez


I am originally from California but have spent the last 20+ years in Omaha. I have been selling vehicles in the Omaha area for the past 15 years. I am bilingual and get such a satisfaction when I can help members of the Hispanic community with one of the biggest decisions of their lives have been blessed with four boys ranging in age from 5-19. While my life tends to revolve heavily around my family and my husband, I am very active in my church. I enjoy cooking, outdoor activities and trips to the zoo. With four boys my life is never dull! I am extremely blessed!


Mike Bush


Originally from Grand Island, I have spent over 25 years in the car business. I have two daughters 23 and 25 so life is never short on excitement.  On my days off I really love to get out on the water (weather permitting of course). I can really unwind and think while fishing or boating.  When I am not outdoors or spending time with my daughters, I am active in my church.


Eric Mauer

Website & Sales

I have been in the car business on and off for over 20 years.  I say on and off because working at Omaha Car Stop is my 'part time' passion.  For the past 18+ years, my real passion and full time job has been as a professional firefighter.  It's a great balance because I get to help people in both of my jobs. When I am not on call or at the dealership you can find me spending time with my wife and two kids doing just about anything outdoors. I love to hunt, fish, watch sports and blow off steam riding my ATV.


Carrie Harris

Business Manager

Born and raised in Council Bluffs, I spent over 20 years living in Dallas, Texas. I love crafts, anything outdoors and working out, I am an avid swimmer! Spending time with my friends and family is extremely important to me. When I am at home my sweet kitty Stella calls me mom (well if cats could talk). I rescued her from the Council Bluffs Humane Society. The woman at the shelter said, "you've literally saved her life, she's been here a long time." Best decision I ever made!

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