Some Advantages To Buying A Car From A Private Seller Versus A Dealership

There are many people who would like to buy a new car, but don't know whether they should buy from a dealership or from a private seller. What you should do depends on what your main goal is. There are many pros and cons to buying from both a dealer and a private seller. Here are some things you should know:

Advantages Of A Dealership

There are many advantages to buying from a dealership. First, you get a better selection. When you buy from a private seller, you don't have nearly as many options. You can only get what people are selling over, but when it is gone, it is gone. Thus, you can't just say you want Honda Odyssey minivan with certain specifications because you can't guarantee that you will get it. You have to simply look at what vans are available. With a dealership, you can actually be pickier. You can get pretty much the exact car that you want because they will have a bigger inventory and if the car that you wanted sells, there is probably another one, very similar to it on the lot.

Another reason to buy from a dealership is to get the warranty. When you buy from a dealer, even if it is a used car, you will get a limited warranty from them that will protect you after you buy the car. If it is a brand new car, you have an even better warranty.

Lastly, when you buy from a dealer, you can save on taxes. This is because when you choose to trade in your old car, they will only tax you on the difference between the two cars. This not only makes it easier for you because you don't have to sell your old car, but it can save you extra money.

Advantages Of A Private Seller

Many of the advantages of buying from a private seller involve how much you actually spend on the car. In most situations, you will spend less if you buy it from a private seller. It may be more of a risk though because you don't have the warranty.

With a private seller, you don't have to pay all the dealership fees. Also, private sellers are usually less expensive than a dealership so you will save money per mileage and year of the car.

These are just a couple advantages of buying from a dealership and a private seller. Contact a dealership that has pre-owned Fords for sale for more information and assistance.