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Buying a used car

All you need to know about buying a second-hand car from dealers and private sellers, what to look for on a test drive and doing the deal

Advice 1 year ago

How do I look for faults on a used car?

There’s an awful lot to think about with a used car, but taking your time before you buy could save you an awful lot more trouble and pain further on down the line.
Advice 3 days ago

How to use Auto Trader’s Owner Reviews

Looked at alongside Auto Trader’s Expert Reviews and First Drives, our collections of thousands of Owner Reviews will give you the complete picture of what any car you might be interested in is like to live with.
Feature 4 months ago

Best first cars for under £2,000

Don't think that you'll have a limited choice when you buy your first car. On the contrary, with a budget of £2,000, you can have pretty much whatever sort of car you fancy
Advice 1 year ago

Where is the best place to buy a used car?

Used-car buyers have plenty of choice where to buy their next used car, and each place has its pros and cons. No one choice will be right for everyone, but whether you want a good price, good service or excellent back-up, you have the option.
Advice 1 year ago

How can I compare finance rates?

The likelihood is that, if you’re buying a car, you’ll be using some sort of finance – but it can appear a minefield, with almost as many ways to pay for a car as there are cars to choose from.
Advice 1 year ago

How do I test drive a used car?

Test driving a used car is very different to testing a new car. Of course, you need to check that the car meets your needs, but you also need to check that it is in decent condition.
Advice 2 years ago

Should I buy a new or used car?

Whether to go for a new car or a used model is the eternal question for many car buyers. Each option has its pros and cons, so which is the right choice for you?

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