Comparison:

Car Buying Site Comparison Update 2016

Our first Price Comparison Testing was undertaken in March 2016. To finish the year out, we have run an updated test in December. The collective data should help to give us a clearer picture of which car buying service is delivering the best bang for your buck today. Major dealers like Arnold Clark and Evans Halshaw performed well, but as you’ll see below it was Trusted Car Buyers and We Buy Any Car that stole the show with pricing. Our sampled motor was an Audi A3 Sportback 1.6 TDI (year 2012). Its current selling price was £9999 and it had clocked up mileage of 43,000. This compares to the initial value of £10,018 and mileage of 20,000.

Shown: Main Quote + Overall Price (-Admin/Funding Fees)…

1) TrustedCarBuyers: £8105 + £8055.01

2) WeBuyAnyCar: £8000 + £7895.26

3) Money4YourMotors: £7513 + £7444.01

4) CarShop: £7500 + £7425

5) EvansHalshaw: £7386 + £7371

6) ArnoldClark: £7301 + £7301

7) BabaSellMyCar: £6834 to £7736 + £7285

8) Sytner: £6800, £7275, £7775 + £7275

9) CarChing: £6800, £7275, £7775 + £7245

10) WeBuyCarsToday: £7327 + £7227.01

11) TheCarBuyingGroup: £7115 + £7065

12) WeWantAnyCar: £6120, £6580, £7130, £7311, £7537 + £7051.25

13) MikeBrewerBuysYourCar: £7010 + £7010

14) BestCarBuyer: £6775 + £6775

15) Motorhog: £6120, £6190, £6260 + £6190

Notes: Trusted Car Buyers also offered the option of £8204 to those who aren’t in a rush for funding (they sell for you). The Evans Halshaw and Sytner quotes were sent via email rather than instantly being shown on screen. If a company showed a few prices then we’d take the middle option (with Baba this had to be calculated since they only provide a ballpark range). Admin and speedy transfer fees have been discounted. The choice is always there for a slow payment, but in this scenario you’d usually need to wait 4 days.

No Prices…

Car4Cash: They were unable to fetch the registration through their database.

IWanttoSellMyCar: They provide their quote over the phone.

SellCar: Same as above.

SellMyCarQuick: As above, with the difference being that they didn’t confirm this by email.

SellYourCarScotland: Site has closed down.

TheCarBuyingService: Site has closed. It now redirects to WeBuyAnyCar.com. We knew that they had acquired this brand, but thought that they’d keep it live.

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