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Calling the Seller
The all-important first phone call to a seller can reveal lots about the car for sale, but only if you ask the right questions. Don’t be afraid of asking plenty of questions – a few minutes on the phone is better than a morning viewing a car that’s not right for you.
If you’re buying from a private seller, a helpful trick is to ask the seller if “the car is for sale”. If they ask which car you’re referring too, the chances are you’re dealing with a trader in disguise – they could be trying to off-load a car without taking the responsibilities required of them by law. Always try and get the seller’s land line number and their address if you’re going to view the car – it’s helpful to know who you’re dealing with if anything is amiss with the car or the deal.
|Important Questions to ask
Always view a car at the seller’s address – a trader’s place of business, or a private seller’s home – and check private sellers’ addresses correspond with the details on the logbook.
|Important Issues when viewing
We recommend you purchase The Figaro Buyers Guide when viewing and test driving the car.
For more information see our Buyers Guide Buy Now