This, usualy the best place to get bargains. Im going to look at a 1968 VW Beetle this evening which has only had one owner. Saw the advert in the paper this morning the old bloke is giving up driving.
I bought my car off eBay, and I couldn't view it in person as it was 90 miles away. It was a risk, but the car I wanted is really rare and it was definitely the closest one that had appeared anywhere. Luckily, parts were cheap for it, and the engine replacement wasn't costly at all (a mere £30), but you have to be careful in regards to buying without seeing the car.
(Original post by HeadintheClouds93)
the engine replacement wasn't costly at all (a mere £30)
£30 to replace an engine? Did you buy a remote control car?
On topic, I've bought a car from ebay, PistonHeads, a garage and through an owners club/forum. Loads of places to find cars, even rare ones. Just depends how much you have to spend, how far you're willing to travel and if you mind getting ripped off or not... and whatever else matters to you
Here's a place you might not expect to sell cars http://www.tescocars.com/
Apparently the cars are supplied directly from original owners who are banks, lease and fleet companies. They are aged between 6 months to 3 years. Tesco has them checked by the RAC and there is also a HPI history check carried out. A 7 day returns policy is offered by Tesco if you don't like the car.There is finance available from Tesco
Maybe worth a look.
Though I would just go to a main dealer myself. I don't know anyone who has bought from Tesco cars.
1st- le motor from a mechanics for £75
2nd- dealership which turned out to be so dodgy it was unreal, but I seemed to have struck gold and didn't get any problems
3rd- weirdo little dealership, the car was crap
4th- first it was private, then (long story) it became a trade sale, and I got the car for £500 less than the asking price! twas crap tho
5th- cargiant ex fleet aygo, BEAUTIFUL, and got £800 off for various things I noticed and pretended to care a lot about.
Bit of a risk but eBay, especially when you can't see the car beforehand. To be fair, my car is really rare and I seriously wanted one, and even though it was about 100 miles away, it was by far the closest one I'd seen for sale to me.
(Original post by Mufasaa)
Auction. If you go to one of the dealer events you can get recent cars with low mileage, and a full service history for well below the price of anywhere else (even with charges). Me + my family have got 4 cars from them in the last few years with no problems.
Which auction do you go to, if you dont mind me asking? and do you need a traders license :s