Automobiles and Vehicles

Top Sites

1

AutoTrader

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

2

TrueCar

In-depth price analysis & valuation

3

CarGurus

Bargains on new, used & pre-owned vehicles

4

AutoTempest

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

5

Cars.com

Detailed reviews & comparisons, connects customers directly to sellers

  Advice  

  • When searching for a new or used car, it's a good rule of thumb to favor local listings first so you can test drive.


  • For used cars, make sure to check all of the information (service history, parts replaced, etc.) & ask questions.


  • It's a red flag if the seller does not answer all of your questions. 


  • Some websites offer delivery to your home while others may be at a local dealership.


  • Check the guarantee & refund policies.

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More Websites
(Listed alphabetically)

AutoWeb

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

Bring a Trailer

Rare cars & 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 & financing guides for new & veteran car buyers

Carfax

Shop used cars with their history. Owned by IHS Markit

Cars & Bids

Auction site for enthusiasts

CarsDirect

Local dealer search tool & 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 & buying guides

Enterprise Car Sales

Focus on trade-ins & 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 & private sellers with more than vehicles. Owned by Cox Enterprises

NADA Guides

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

NowCar

Offers a fixed price below MSRP & free delivery

RelayCars

Offers virtual test drives

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

* Footnote:

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