Where can you find your next car?
Cars are now being sold across many platforms
In the past 5 years there have been plenty of new online platforms selling cars. Long gone are the years where Auto Trader and Exchange & Mart were your only options. The below outlines the different platforms where you can search for your next car.
We strongly recommend our visitors look beyond their traditional methods and branch out their search, it might just save you money and help you find your next perfect car.
Auto Trader is the biggest name in the automotive industry and has a whopping 36 million visitors a month. They dont hit those numbers for no reason. They have the visitors, the dealers and offer some excellent car buying tools.
We believe that CarGurus will provide the biggest competition to Auto Traders market dominance. They are number one in the US which is no mean feat. Currently pushing TV campaigns to drive awareness of their service and have recently purchased another well established UK classified site called Pistonheads.
A household name in the UK, more well known for breakdown recovery, the AA also offers a classified section where cars are readily for sale on their website.
Well known for breakdown recovery, however the RAC does offer an easy to use classified platform.
Offers a marketplace to buy and sell cars. A number of independent dealers use this platform to sell cars from. Recently purchased another UK classified site called Motors.co.uk to boost their market presence.
We would say that Gumtree specialise more in personal selling and buyin, however they do have a number of indepdent dealerships using their service
One of the newest and most interesting car buying platforms to have arrived in the market. They are different in that they are essentially a search engine (quite like Google), where you search for what you want and they display results pulled in from dealer websites.
Launched in 2013, carwow reverses the typical car buying service. You place a request for the car you want and dealerships come forwards with offers to you meaning no haggling at the point of sale.
Is veteran classified site that exists in the UK. Well know for their print version in years gone by Exchange and Mart also offers an online portal to find your next car.