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Who is eBay Motors Group?

eBay Motors Group is an advertising platform that allows car dealerships to surface their stock on eBay, Gumtree Motors and Motors.co.uk. Formed in January 2020, eBay Motors Group is a part of the wider eBay Classifieds group. How you can find and buy a car varies depending on which platform you use. Gumtree Motors and Motors.co.uk act as traditional classified models, while you have to bid on cars on eBay.
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How is eBay Motors Group different to Auto Trader?

Auto Trader offer a single destination for buying, selling and leasing vehicles. eBay Motors Group employs various platforms for different audiences.

Auto Trader

Auto Trader provide one destination for you to buy or sell used, approved-used and brand-new cars, along with bikes, motorhomes, caravans, trucks, plant and farm machinery. Vehicles are available to buy outright or on finance, depending on your preference.

eBay Motors Group

How you can find and buy a car varies depending on which platform you use. Gumtree Motors and Motors.co.uk act as traditional classified models, while you have to bid on cars on eBay.

Finding the best deal

Both eBay Motors Group and Auto Trader offer various filters to refine your search results. Auto Trader also show how fairly priced each deal is and whether the dealer has purchased a vehicle check, so you can shop with added confidence.

Choice of stock

Across its three sites, eBay Motors Group stock a range of used and new cars.

Auto Trader’s stock includes used, approved used cars and brand-new cars that are available to buy outright, or with options like car leasing, personal contract purchase (PCP) and hire purchase (HP) deals.

Auto Trader

Vehicles type
Finance available
Trade sellers
Private sellers

eBay Motors Group

Vehicles type
Finance available
Trade sellers
Private sellers

Valuing your car

Of the three companies in eBay Motors Group, car valuations are only available on Motors.co.uk.

Auto Trader offer a free online car valuation to help buyers understand how much their car is worth.

Auto Trader valuations are powered by thousands of data points including over 3,500 dealer websites, car adverts listed on our site and values from major auctions, ex-fleet and lease cars. We ensure our valuations are an accurate reflection of the market and that you’re getting the fairest price point when buying or selling your car. Rather than offering data-driven valuations, eBay and Gumtree encourage you to search for similar listings. The final price on eBay may vary as they use a bidding system to sell vehicles. Gumtree’s car price index provides the average price based on user-listed data.

Checking vehicle history

eBay and Gumtree provide paid history checks in partnership with HPI. Motors.co.uk, through HPI, run identity and basic background checks before listing cars on their site.

All cars on Auto Trader undergo history checks before they are listed. These ensure the vehicles aren’t stolen, scrapped, imported, exported, or written off.

Retailers and private sellers listing their cars on Auto Trader are encouraged to conduct and display a full history check. This gives information on outstanding finance, recorded mileage and more. Besides the mandatory five-point check, some sellers may also get a 26-point vehicle check done which provides a comprehensive report about the car’s history, specifications and performance. As a potential buyer, you also have the option to sign up for a full vehicle check, which comes with a data guarantee of up to £30,000 for complete peace of mind.

Saving and comparing adverts

All three sites in eBay Motors Group allow you to save and shortlist cars while you search.

Similarly, you can save and compare up to four cars without an account on Auto Trader. If you have a free Auto Trader account, you can save and compare as many as you like!

How do we compare?

How do we stack up against other automotive websites?

* Please note this is a non-exhaustive list.

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