Automobiles and Vehicles

1

AutoTrader

New and used cars, flexible pricing, and large inventory. Owned by Cox Enterprises

2

TrueCar

In-depth price analysis and valuation

3

CarGurus

Bargains on new, used, and pre-owned vehicles

4

AutoTempest

Cross-site comparisons from used car listings. Owned by Tempest Systems Inc

Top Sites

  Advice  

When searching for a new or used car, it's a good rule of thumb to favor local listings first so you can do a test drive. Photos and online descriptions are helpful, but getting an idea of how it feels to drive the car is invaluable when making such a big purchase. For used cars, make sure to check all of the information provided (such as service history, parts replaced, etc.) and ask any questions you may have. It's a red flag if the seller does not answer all of your questions. With many of these sites, the cars for sale are available at the dealership. However, some websites offer delivery to your home. Before making the final purchase, always be sure to check the guarantee and refund policies to prepare for the unexpected.

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More Websites
(Listed alphabetically)

AutoWeb

One of the largest sites for new and used vehicles. Previously named Autobytel

Autolist

High-rated resource that aggregates multiple databases. Owned by CarGurus

Bring a Trailer

Rare cars and classics for sale or auction. Owned by Hearst Autos

CarMax

Nationwide coverage with low, no-haggle pricing. Owned by Circuit City

CarSense

Used cars, mostly in the Philadelphia/Pittsburgh area. Owned by Penske Automotive Group (PAG)

CarSoup

Advice, reviews, and financing guides for new and veteran car buyers

Carfax

Shop used cars with their history. Owned by IHS Markit

Cars & Bids

Auction site for enthusiasts

Cars.com

Detailed reviews and comparisons, connects customers directly to sellers

CarsDirect

Local dealer search tool and comparisons. Owned by Internet Brands, a subsidiary of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR)

Carvana

Used car vendor

Craigslist

Local listings from the community

Edmunds

Side-by-side comparisons and buying guides

Enterprise Car Sales

Focus on trade-ins and first-time buyers

Facebook Marketplace

Vet your buyer or seller (see Advice)

Hemmings Motor News

Largest selection of classic cars. Owned by American City Business Journals Inc

Kelley Blue Book

Local and private sellers with more than vehicles. Owned by Cox Enterprises

NADA Guides

National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) site for buying, selling, trading, and appraisals

NowCar

Offers a fixed price below MSRP and free delivery

RelayCars

Offers virtual test drives

Shift

Buying and selling used cars in a hassle-free customer experience

Tred

Private sellers at lower prices

Vroom

Conducts the whole transaction online with free shipping nationwide

eBay Motors

Nationwide coverage with information on similar cars' past sales

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