If you find that new hybrid cars are too expensive for your budget, consider instead buying used hybrid cars. These vehicles are oftentimes just as good as their new equivalents, and they can typically be found at hybrid car sales for a much lower cost.
Step 1 — Look Online
Begin by searching online for a hybrid car dealership in your area. You can also look for individual sellers who are looking to get rid of their old hybrid car through classified ad sites and auction sites online. Keep track of any retailers or dealers that you find in this manner so that you can contact them later on.
Step 2 — Look in the Phone Directory
Next, compare your list against the phone directory for your area as well. Add any additional dealerships that may not be present in the first list.
Step 3 — Compare Prices
The final step is to contact as many of the dealers, individual sellers and retail sites that you can in order to compare prices on the hybrid of your choice. Keep in mind that different types of cars from different years may vary in price considerably. Keep tabs on the price quotes that you receive, and be sure to verify that every vehicle is as advertised before you make a purchase. This is especially important for any online transactions that you’re thinking of participating in, as it’s easy for sellers to falsely advertise their vehicles in this manner.
Ask a dealer or a friend who owns a hybrid for more advice.