Carvana is the new Amazon-esque car seller in town. It’s an online used car retailer that offers all the services that would be available at a physical dealership.
With just a few clicks, you can place an order for a used car and have it delivered in approximately one to two weeks.
Alternatively, you can visit one of Carvana's vending machines to pick it up the day after you place the order.
While Carvana isn’t as established in the market as used car retailers such as Autotrader, it’s hard to ignore its convenience. Other than signing the paperwork and picking up the keys to your new ride, everything else can be done online. Carvana also offers a 100-day warranty on all purchased automobiles.
Tips for buying a car online
The steps to buying a car online are very similar to buying one in-person. You’ll want to make sure you research the vehicles you’re interested in and know your budget. Online dealers typically offer a grace period for you to test drive your car.
But there are additional things you’ll have to look out for if you’re shopping online.
, many consumers have fallen victim to fraudulent vehicle shipping companies and sent money to fake websites. You should avoid websites that have suspicious URLs. If they’re imitating a reputable company, do a search of the official site yourself.
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Carlos has a BA in Media Production and Marketing from Loyola University of Chicago, as well as almost 5 years of content editing and writing experience. He has operated his own freelance creative studio over the past 5 years and aspires to be a Creative Director for an Creative Agency. He is currently located in Chicago, IL and enjoys creating digital art and taking bike rides along the lakefront during his free time!