Are you in the market for a used car? How about a decent deal of a vehicle that’s more than just four tires and an engine? Need it today? Fortunately, you have a few options for getting into a reliable used car on short notice, and we have put together a few pointers to help you make an informed decision - even if you’re time-poor.
Online Used Car Sites
Perhaps the most obvious place to start looking for a new car is online. Australians are fortunate to have plenty of choices when it comes to finding private used car sales, and there are online tools that let buyers compare cars for sale from different sellers across the country.
Another great place to find used cars in the classifieds. Although naturally slower than shopping online, your local newspaper probably runs ads for used cars every day. Of course, with classifieds, you might run into unresponsive sellers or ones who are out-of-town when you call, and that can, unfortunately, slow down your car buying efforts. Nevertheless, the local classifieds are still one of the best places to look for a used car in Australia today.
Big-name auction sites are always an option. Although you can sort the listings on such sites by location, the specific model on which you’ve set your sights could be too far away to feasibly test drive on short notice, meaning that you might not be able to take it home right away. Ever popular, though, auction websites are still worth a shot.
Many of Australia’s franchise car dealerships take trade-ins. Some even buy in-demand used cars from private sellers regularly to boost pre-owned inventory. The best deal for you in a used car could be sitting on the lot of your local dealership, right now, waiting for you to come and get it.