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Buying a Used Car Online

Before there was the option to shop for cars online, you’d have to spend hours flipping through newspaper ads, or take a weekend to drive around from dealership to dealership looking for the right car. Now online car shopping has become an easy and convenient way to buy used cars. You can find tons of great deals and different options online from the comfort of your own home.

What’s in it for me?

Shopping for used cars online gives you almost unlimited options. Plus, your search can range from three to three hundred miles away – giving you more opportunities to find your dream car.

Most websites have specific search options to help you find cars that meet your criteria. That way, you spend time only looking at cars that you would consider purchasing.

Most websites provide lots of detailed photos, and even videos, on the cars for sale, letting you do almost everything but touch and feel the cars.

Online car shopping lets you search through hundreds of cars in minutes instead of days.

Buying used cars online may also save you money. Since you may have more options, you can compare more cars and pay the right price.

Where Can I Find Used Cars Online?

Used Car Classified Websites: This is good if you’re looking for cars nationwide. They compile vehicles from all over into one site. Use websites like AOL Autos, AutoTrader, Cars, CarSoup, MSN Autos, and Yahoo Autos.

Dealership Websites: Use dealership websites if you are looking for a car in your area.

CPO Websites: Most manufacturers have specific websites for their Certified Pre-Owned programs.


*Before buying a used car get a mechanic’s inspection, a CARFAX Vehicle History Report, and take a test drive to help ensure a great buy.

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