What’s in it for me?
If you’re looking at cars for sale by owner, a one-owner car may be the way to go. These cars tend to have fewer miles, less wear and tear and may be better taken care of than cars with multiple owners. Many one-owner cars become Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicles because they meet the manufacturers’ requirements for certification. One-owner vehicles are highly sought after and tend to command a premium price – but they may be the best value for you in the long run.
How Do I Find Ownership History on Used Cars?
One of the easiest ways to find the number of owners is a CARFAX Vehicle History Report. If a car has one previous owner, a CARFAX 1-Owner label is displayed on the CARFAX Report. In addition, maintenance records that have been reported to CARFAX can help you get a feel for how well the car has been maintained.
Where Can I Find One-Owner Cars?
Many used car dealerships make it easy to find one-owner vehicles. Some dealerships label their cars with CARFAX 1-Owner Stickers. Thousands of dealer websites give you the opportunity to narrow down your search to CARFAX 1-Owner cars. Online automalls like AOL Autos and CarSoup also provide the option to focus your search by clicking the CARFAX 1-Owner box.
*Before buying any used car, get a mechanic’s inspection, a CARFAX Vehicle History Report and take a test drive to help ensure a great buy.