||TIPS FOR BUYING A USED CAR
This should be cheaper than buying from a dealer. However it is also riskier. The car may have been stolen or may have been used as security for a loan or hire agreement and actually belong to the finance company.
You have fewer legal rights if you buy privately. The car must be as described but the other rules don't apply. If a private seller lies about the condition of a car, you can sue for your losses - if you can find the seller.
Some dealers pretend to be private sellers to avoid their legal obligations and to get rid of faulty or over-priced cars. They may advertise in local newspapers and shop windows.
Next Tip - Buying From a Dealer
- ads which give a mobile phone number or specify a time to call. It may be a public phone box, not the seller¹s home
- the same phone number appears in several ads
- when you phone about the car the seller asks "which one?"
- the seller wants to bring the car to you, or meet you somewhere, rather than you going to the seller's home