Buying a used car can be a stressful experience. Luckily the internet has revolutionized the auto buying process and made it more easier for consumers to conduct research and find the car of their dreams. Let’s take a look at websites that can facilitate the car buying process.
Craigslist Is King
One of the easiest and most user-friendly ways to buy a used car is Craigslist. Personally I prefer using Craigslist to browsing the newspaper classifieds because the site allows advertisers to post very detailed information about their car which generally would not fit in a small newspaper ad. Most ads also contain numerous images. Ads on the site are placed by both private sellers and dealerships. The main advantage of using Craigslist to look for a car is that it is easy to browse local ads. They also have a very useful “search” bar which makes it easy to search for the make and model of your choice.
Try Ebay For Rare Cars
Ebay is a great source for rare and collectible cars. You can find everything from classic cars to celebrity owned cars on the popular auction site. The disadvantage to buying from Ebay is that it may be difficult to test drive a vehicle prior to making a purchase. In addition you also need to keep in mind that you many need to pick up the vehicle or have it shipped to you which can add to the overall cost. The site also offers a Vehicle Purchase Protection program in order to protect buyers from fraud. Always look at the seller’s feedback score and be on the watch for any negative reviews.
Edmunds is a well-respected automotive site with lots of info about cars and the car buying process. They offer detailed car reviews on their site and all sorts of guides and interesting articles such as how to negotiate with a car sales person and which cars are good deals.
Always run a Carfax report before making a purchase. The report will show the number of previous owners, odometer, if the car has been in an accident and if it has any flood or water damage.
Enterprise Car Sales
Enterprise Car Sales is a used car dealer that offers a no-haggle car buying experience. The company provides vehicle certification and a free Carfax Vehicle History Report. All vehicles have passed a 109 point inspection by an ACE certified technician. In addition, the site also offers a large selection of cars priced under $13,500.
Written by Jacqueline Starz – Fiat Dealer Cincinnati Bob Ross Auto offers a large selection of used and pre-owned cars from Mercedes, Buick and GMC in OH.