With the development of the internet, there is a greater number of used vehicles available to choose from than ever before. It has in fact never been easier to search and find your used vehicle. But buying a used car on the internet, quite rightly raises many questions. There’s no need to panic, we have created a guide to give you more information on how to buy a used car online.
The Internet: a useful channel for buying a used car
The internet is a great way to find out more about your future acquisitions. Fact sheets, owner reviews, showroom pages and high-definition photos... 85% of used car buyers will do some research online before making a transaction.
Some sites give you access to a wide range of offers, from both private sellers and dealerships. That’s one of the reasons why it can become complicated to buy online, as well as the thousands of cars to choose from with sometimes-short descriptions and old photos. Fortunately, manufacturers use the internet effectively and understand it is an essential channel for customers, and propose solutions that allow you to easily find a used car online. That is why Citroën has developed its CITROËN Select network and the usedcars.citroen.co.uk website!
Buying a used car online: our advice
To buy a used car on the Internet, you need to be extra vigilant to avoid any unpleasant surprises. Select the vehicles sold by a clearly identified seller, with as much information as possible. The mileage, the year of release and the list of options is not enough, you also need access to the history of repairs and what the vehicle has previously been used for (mainly city driving or motorways). Having all this information will allow you to make a judgement on if the purchase is a good one or one to stay clear off.