Used Car Buying General Information

The Best Used Car Websites


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When doing research for used car websites, it is easy to become overwhelmed by the infinite amount of material that a buyer can find on the Internet. If you're in the market for a used car you will want to know where to go to find the blue book value, vehicle reviews, and general information about your new vehicle. Here are five of the best known and widely respected websites for you to review.

Kelley Blue Book

Kellley Blue Book is the go to site to get a reliable and accurate estimation of the price you can expect to see for a used vehicle. Users are able to look up the value of a used car. By inputting all of the vehicle’s optional equipment, miles, color, and area of the country, you are able to get an accurate idea of what to expect in resale or private party sales.

Website: http://www.kbb.com

Auto Trader

Auto Trader offers its users the ability to research, review, buy, and sell used and new vehicles. Side by side vehicle comparisons, independent and user reviews, the ability to search for local dealers, and financing and insurance coverage are also available on the site. You can shop for vehicles from private parties or from dealers in your area.

Website: http://www.autotrader.com/

Cars.com

Like Auto Trader, Cars.com allows buyers to search for thousands of used vehicles in or out of their area of the country. Safety recall notices, financing, driver and expert vehicle reviews, information on green vehicles, comparison tools, and buying advice are some of the other notable features available. Blue book values are easy to look up as well with Kelley Blue Book easily accessed from the site.

Website: http://www.cars.com

eBay Motors

Often overlooked, eBay offers sellers an auction option for vehicles. Buyers have the option to bid on used vehicles from both private parties and dealers across the country, giving buyers access to a large number of vehicles. Prices vary greatly but buyers can potentially save a great deal of money on auction vehicles.

Website: http://www.motors.ebay.com/

Edmunds

Edmunds offers many of the same options as other sites, such as the ability to search thousands of used cars, financing options, and articles to aid buyers. What separates Edmunds from the other sites are the additional tips and advice articles that delve deeper into owning a vehicle. Articles such as “Top 10 Service Rips Offs” and “Tracking Your Teen” explore other facets of buying and owning a vehicle that many other sites don’t offer. Edmunds offers readers a forum where they are able to connect to other readers to ask questions about vehicles, talk shop, and discuss cars. The forums are divided into separate categories based on the make of the vehicle, allowing easy access for readers to explore in detail or ask questions specific to the type of vehicle they own, or are thinking of buying. 

Website: http://www.edmunds.com/  

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