Buying from a private seller vs a used car dealership

Buying from a private seller vs a used car dealership
Has car shopping got you stressed out? It can be overwhelming when you think about all of the options out there, and finding the car that will be perfect for you. If you want to make the process simpler and less stressful, start by narrowing down where you’re going to buy your next car from. Most pre-owned cars are sold by private sellers or used car dealerships. If you’re not sure where you should buy from, Toyota of N Charlotte can help!

Private seller vs used car dealership: Who will you buy from?

When it comes down to it, it’s all about how much work you want to do when you’re car shopping. If you’re balancing a busy schedule and life, do you really want to spend your few hours of free time car shopping? Unfortunately, if you buy a Charlotte used car from a private seller you’ll have to spend a lot of your free time dealing with:
  • Research – searching classifieds and online ads for a car that will fit your needs and budget.
  • Going to look at cars – taking time out of your day to go meet up with the seller and checking on the condition of the car, as well as test driving it.
  • Paperwork – if you do decide to purchase the car, the hassle of tagging and titling your new car is your responsibility.
However, the only advantages to purchasing from a private seller are the ability to negotiate prices and how many options you have to choose from. Private sellers choose their own price for the vehicle, which gives you the opportunity to haggle and maybe even get a lower price. You also have a large selection. The world is your oyster when it comes to buying used cars in Charlotte from a private seller.
If you want to make car shopping quick, easy and painless, we suggest shopping at our Charlotte used car dealership. Not only do we have wide variety of makes and models in our selection, but we also:
  • Have competitive pricing. You can get a like-new used car in Charlotte without breaking the bank!
  • Thoroughly inspect each car. Our Charlotte Toyota service technicians do an extensive 160-point safety inspection of every pre-owned car before it’s put out on the lot for sale.
  • Offer financing options. If you can’t pay for your car all at once, we have affordable financing opportunities.
  • Have available warranties. Don’t pay for certain auto services and auto repairs out of pocket if you don’t have to, thanks to our available warranties.
  • Handle the process of transferring tag and titles for you. You can sit back and relax while our sales associates get your car tagged and titled for you.
Why spend weeks shopping for your next car when you could trade in your old car and drive home happy in your dream car, all in one day?! It can happen at Toyota of N Charlotte! Visit us at 13429 Statesville Road and shop our best used cars.