These days, buying a used car in Melbourne doesn’t have to mean spending your Saturday mornings traipsing around the city from one used car dealership to another. The rise of Internet has made buying a used car much easier, offering huge amounts of information to help you choose the type of car you want, compare prices from a number of sources and easily find out where you can buy it in Melbourne.
Many websites, such as TradingPost.com.au, offer tools that will allow you to search for used cars for sale in Melbourne in your area, from both private sellers and used car dealers. You can search the whole of Melbourne, or – if you really don’t want to travel too far afield – you can narrow the used car search to just your suburb and surrounds.
The advantage of internet searches over traditional newspaper classified advertisements is that you can usually get a lot more information just from reading the ad; usually you’ll get to see photographs from a number of angles, as well as the full details of the vehicle’s features and specifications. With so much information at your disposal, you can easily identify the real contenders and narrow down your shortlist, saving you from having to make unnecessary trips when it comes time to start viewing.
Of course, if you prefer to “shop around” in person and don’t mind the time and travel, there are countless used car dealers in Melbourne’s inner and outer suburbs that you can visit directly, with a particularly big cluster in the South Melbourne area.
If you know exactly what make you’re after, there are many used car dealers in Melbourne that specialize in particular manufacturers, like Toyota, Holden or Mazda. For a wider choice, you can choose from a huge range of different used cars at one of Melbourne’s larger used car complexes; Ringwood – a suburb in Melbourne’s east - is the home of the biggest car complex in the Southern Hemisphere.