Buying a used car is never quite as complicated as it sounds. There are a bunch of things you have to do to make sure you are covered legally and not buying stolen property or anything, but aside from this it is just like buying anything else.
The tricky part is finding the right car for you, and for this purpose, dozens of used car websites have been created for the UK market that cover about 90% of all used cars for sale both from private and trade sellers.
If you are indeed looking to buy a used car but are understandably unsure as to which is the best website to choose, here are the top 5 for you to choose from. All of which are worthy of your attention and can be relied upon to provide an extensive selection to choose form and a rewarding online experience.
Auto Trader – autotrader.co.uk
Auto Trader is one of the biggest and most comprehensive used car sites for the UK and for a number of other countries including the US. It not only offers a huge searchable selection of used cars, but new cars, car reviews, insurance deals, advice on buying and selling and links to dozens of dealerships. The best thing about Auto Trader though is the website, which is intuitive, massively comprehensive and has a great deal of sophisticated tech behind it to get you to what you want quickly.
Motors – motors.co.uk
While this site doesn’t have quite as extensive a selection of options as Auto Trader, what it does do it does impeccably. It also impressively allows you to sell your own car for free. You get to upload up to 5 photos, has just a simple form to fill in, lets you have the advert up for 12 weeks and lets you re-list your car for free.
Exchange and Mart – exchangeandmart.co.uk
This well-known name in the world of classified car ads offers a consistently reliable website with a newly added ‘New Cars’ section, taking their reliable ‘Used Car’ model and applying listing from tons of dealers around the country.
Fish 4 Cars – fish4cars.co.uk
This is on the surface a simplified version of what the others offers, but under the bonnet has just as many listings and just as many options as its better known rivals. It even has special web deals. Definitely worth a look.
What Car? – whatcar.com
Most people don’t actually realise that you can buy new and used cars from ‘What Car?’ as it is normally just considered to be a great place for unbiased car reviews. But you can and it’s great, but even if you feel a bit weird about buying from What Car? it has been and will always be one of the very best places to get proper reviews of cars online.
Hope this helps your search!