Used Car Sales for Birmingham

How did we ever manage without these location focused used car websites. These are the best that we have found to help you find second hand cars around Birmingham and West Midlands

They are all preconfigured with their cars automatically focused on your location. All the major brands - listed by distance from B19. Find a Ford, VW, Vauxhall, Mercedes, Renault, Toyota, Peugeot, BMW, Audi, Honda, Land Rover, Nissan.
The first and still one of the best Used Car Sales websites. There are lots of new and used cars for you to see around Birmingham and West Midlands

You can of course sell your car through the site!

Excellent video full of Car Buying Hints and Tips

An excellent new generation car website with lots of cars with 30 miles of Birmingham
EBAYCrop.jpgThe Ebay car site is fast, clear, intuitive and shows cars in miles away from your location. It has to be one of the best - especially if you like bidding for things!

Go and see New and Used Cars for Sale around Birmingham

LFA TRADING

13 Gillot Rd, Birmingham B16 0EU, UK – 0121 455 6677

I would 100% recommend for purchasing a car, I brought a Skoda Octavia from them after seeing a listing on Auto Trader. They were the cheapest price for the spec, age and mileage on the car and gave me a fair price on my trade in. When I inspected the car prior to purchase I found a fault with a rear window on the car, Larry and Lance assured me that once the car was purchased they would repair the window. While it was unfortunately not ready for collection date (due to awaiting parts) they kept their word and repaired the window a couple of weeks later free of charge and ensured everything on the car was fine before I left. All in all, no complaints from me and would have great confidence in them in the future.

I purchased a 2009 Volkswagen golf from L Foster Autos. I have waited a couple of months after the purchase to write this review and I am pleased to say the car has been a pleasure to drive from the start. I rang LFA ahead of going to view the car as I had quite a distance to travel, I was assured the car was exactly as the internet stated in immaculate condition throughout. I was a bit dubious of this as every used car dealership I had spoken to had said the same. Upon arrival I had a good feeling about the place, the site was very well presented and I felt immediately as ease there. I was greeted by a lady who offered me a drink and said her son who be with me shortly after he had finished dealing with some other customers. I was allowed to view the vehicle without any pressure and make my decision in my own time. The car was definitely as described as I couldn't find a mark on it inside or out. I will say that L Foster Autos is a rare find within the used motor industry and I could not recommend them enough

Fortwill Car Sales Ltd

424-430 Garrison Ln, Birmingham B9 4NS, UK

This has lots of cars which include manual and automatic. New learners can buy it from there as they could drive more with second hand cars and when they are good at driving then could change it

Hurst Car Sales

Radio house, Aston Rd N, Birmingham B6 4DA, UK – 0121 240 6764

amazing experience kind and friendly people took their time and offered me everything to put my mind at ease with all the paper work and checks already done

What are you rights when your buy a used car?
The Citizen's Advice Bureau have an excellent and comprehensive section on their website. If you find something wrong after purchasing a used car It’s worth knowing that you’ll still have legal rights even if you don’t do the proper checks. If there’s something wrong with your used car you may have a legal right to a repair or some or all of your money back.

Make sure a trader is trustworthy
If you’re buying from a trader look for an established firm with links to trade associations like the Retail Motor Industry Federation or a sign that says they follow The Motor Ombudsman's code of practice look for a trader with cars inspected by an independent engineer or motoring organisations.

Buying from an auction
Auctions are the riskiest way of buying a used car as you probably won’t have the legal protection that you have buying through a trader. Ensure that you read the auction house’s T and Cs before buying a car.

Check a car’s history

Check the car’s details with the DVLA
  • Ask the seller for the car’s registration number
  • MOT test number
  • mileage
  • make and model
Use the DVLA’s free online vehicle information checker to make sure what the seller tells you matches the DVLA’s records.

Check the MOT and history
You should check that MOT tests have been done regularly throughout the car’s history. Check this on GOV.UK. This is a free service.

Get a private history check.
These will cost up to £20 – but they can be worth it! This will give you valuable information about serious problems the car might have including if:
the car has been stolen
the seller still owes money on the car
the car has been in a serious accident
the car is showing the correct mileage
the car has been written off

Inspect the car and take a test drive
You should arrange to view the car in daylight, preferably when it’s dry - it’s harder to spot damage to the car if it’s wet. It’s a good idea to meet at a private seller’s house so that if something goes wrong after you’ve bought the car, you’ll have a record of their address.

The AA has a useful checklist for what to look out for when inspecting a used car and its paperwork. Make sure you ask about the car’s service history.

Always take the car for a test drive.
Drive for at least 15 minutes on different types of road. The AA has a checklist for what to look out for when taking a test drive. If you’re still not sure - get an independent report
However, you can go a step further and get an independent report on the car. This will give you detailed information about the car’s condition and will cost around £100 to £200 an are available from motoring organisations like the AA

The Motor Ombudsman - Call 0345 241 3008