In the used car market, nearly new (0-2 years old), used (2-5 years old) or older vehicles are not always marketed in the same way. There is also two options to choose from when purchasing a used car, a private seller or a dealership. There are differences in the two methods with the level of risk being taken and the services and guarantees offered by a dealer. If you want to know all the benefits of purchasing a used car from a dealer, discover our guide below:
Used vehicles at a competitive price
A private seller or a dealer? There is no exact answer to this question and the choice is primarily dependant on you and your needs. If you’re looking for a nearly new car with low mileage, is reliable and price attractive then purchasing a car from a dealership is the more attractive choice. Likewise, a main dealership will offer a great range of vehicles covering up to 10 years of age with up to 100,000 miles on the clock. Small city cars like the C1 and Citroën C3 to the smart saloon of C4 and the practical and spacious Grand C4 Picasso MPV show then vast range of choices available in the CITROËN Select network.
How can you be sure that a car bought from a private seller is reliable, has not had any accidents and mechanically has no problems? Unless you spend a lot of time looking through the history and spending money in researching the past life of the car there is no guarantee you will find everything. By using our Citroën Select dealers you don’t have to worry about looking into the history of the vehicle because they will do it all for you. As well as that, you will get an extensive 112-point pre-delivery inspection, breakdown assistance and MOT Test Cover.
"What are the benefits of purchasing a used car from a dealer?"
• Low mileage, reliable models: your CITROËN Select dealer offers a wide selection of vehicles that meet your expectations. The goal is to satisfy you and your needs.
• Vehicle Documentation: the dealer takes care of everything so your purchase is as simple as possible.
• Guarantees: Vehicles offered by the Citroen Select network will have a warranty included for a minimum of 12 months. If the vehicle is less than 2 years of age you will benefit from the balance of the Manufacturer’s Warranty, which is 3 years / 60,000 miles from new (3 years/100,000 for Light Commercial Vehicles)
• Choosing to purchase a used car through a dealer is a reassuring one, even if the price is sometimes higher ... This slightly higher price is of trust, security and peace of mind! That’s also without counting the many benefits offered by the Citroën Select network.
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