There are many places to view used car listings, deciding which one is best can be difficult but with a little research you can determine which is the best one for you.
InternetThe Internet is probably the most popular and arguably the best way to shop for cars these days. There is a wide selection of inventory, full descriptions, details and usually at least 10 photos. You can find private party ads as well as dealer cars. Many websites also offer access to car lemon reports, for a fee of course. Searching and sorting results is as easy as a few clicks of the mouse button. Dealers will often advertise their best prices on website listings as Internet shopper tend to do a lot of research before buying.
Used Car MagazinesMagazines like Auto Trader and free local car magazines offer a good selection of cars, are easy to browse anywhere, but just don’t have the ease of use of the web. Obviously if you don’t have access to a computer or the Internet then these are you best option, but otherwise they come in a distant second. The photos are small and the details available are sparse. It is best to use these magazines to get a feel for the market and move on to the Internet for the full details of the car.
Newspaper ClassifiedsThis is probably the least useful place to look nowadays. Private parties mainly list their cars online, and the dealer ads are often for new cars and select used ones. Dealers mainly use the classifieds to highlight the latest rebates and financial incentives on new vehicles. Many newspapers have teamed up with the leading car websites and basically moved their classifieds on-line. If you do check the classifieds the Sunday paper is the best day to check.
When searching for a used car there are many resources you can use. When it comes to ease of use, and the most detailed information browsing used cars on the Internet is most often the best place to search used car listings.