Where most people don't look for cars...
If you have been paying attention to these award-winning**
newsletters, you will already know all about how to find cars on both the
Autotrader and eBay
websites. (If not, you can refresh your memory by clicking
here.) However, there are also
hundreds of other car sales websites out there.
Here are a few of my favourites that are worth checking out:
One of the largest sports car discussion websites, Pistonheads also has a massive 'for sale'
section. Although it used to be just for top-end sports cars, you can now find plenty of
very normal cars on here too. And many people who advertise here do not bother
to advertise elsewhere, which means that they typically get far less interest in their cars
than they should do (great for us car buyers!).
Favoured by the motor trade, I regularly find cars on here that dealers have not
advertised elsewhere. Seems crazy... but who am I to complain about discovering a hidden
EXCHANGE & MART
Once upon a time these guys were the leaders in used car sales, but E&M's market share is now
absolutely tiny. However, there are still occasional private sellers who assume E&M are still
as big as they were in their glory days and insist on advertising here. Hardly anyone sees
these adverts except for a clever few!
If you advertise your car in a local paper it will often end up on Fish4 as part of the
deal. As with Exchange & Mart, this is used by private sellers who thankfully don't know any
(Founder & Owner)
(**OK, there have been no awards as yet, but I'm hopeful!)
OF THE WEEK
Citroen Grand C4 Picasso
"I want a Citroen people carrier, but it must be automatic and have the top specification
including a panoramic glass roof."
How much it should have cost:
Glass's Guide = £15,200 (used)
We bought it for = £12,650!
(and it was a brand-new car!)
WHY I LOVE THE...
What? Did that say Ford Mondeo? Are you still reading the right email?
Yes. For comfort, equipment levels, performance, reliability and most importantly cost, this is
the best family-sized hatchback you can buy... assuming you can put up with the low-rent Ford