Several personal and not so personal reasons prompt people to buy used cars. A common perceived reason construed by seller and buyers of used cars is the low cost. Used cars certainly come at a lower cost than new cars. Though, the cost is a big consideration for buyers, but low cost is definitely not at the cost of operational efficiency.
Most used car buyers after due research turn to car dealers to explore the options of buying used car before they are able to get in touch with private car owners who want to sell their used cars. Definitely, dealers of used cars give people wide options of cars and brands to buy from as they have a collection. Also, dealers through their salesman are more interested in selling you used cars than anyone else. And also, more used cars are sold by dealers than individual private owners. In fact, private car owners will prefer leaving their used car to be sold with a dealer. The private car owner understand it as making better business sense either of getting a right or better price and saving them from after sales services, and legal hassles.
Buying from dealers used cars is different from buying used car from private car owners. One is interested in selling to the buyer (ideally do not be trapped into over selling), while the later though interested in selling prefers to leave it to a dealer. A dealer definitely has a pre-sales and post sales services mechanism in place to avail better service for the buyer. The same cannot be said about a private car owner.
Moreover as a used car buyer you are on a look out for more choice and options. When you want to exercise freedom of choice dealers of used car provide you that easily. It is a Hobson’s choice with private car owners, most of the times they only have one used car for sale. Your chance to compare set of used cars of same model and make is lost which a dealer makes it conveniently possible.
Buying a used car is not quite different from buying a new car when it comes to checking the performance (may be easier with new car), getting it financed, providing insurance and fulfilling other legal obligations. More often a dealer is in a better position to provide you at one stop shop whereas a private would want you look at them yourself or at maximum facilitate them from providers.
Ultimately, dealer used cars are filtered for their performance and technical details and some of them provide certified used car by competent compliance authorities. You can avail services of professional mechanic’s expertise to test your vehicle. Thus you can assure of their performance without having much to worry. If you are one of those new buyers examine both the options discreetly to reassure yourself before you buy used cars.