Best ways to shop for a used van
If you are in the market to buy a used van, there are a number of different places you can check for availability and choices as well, including both online and offline sources. If you are in a mood to play a bidding game, well then, you could head to eBay, which lists quite an array of used vans and minivans for sale. Otherwise you can check out websites like Auto Trader, Car Gurus, and the like. Carfax also offers listings on used vans; on this site, you can filter using parameters like whether the vehicle has ever been in an accident, which is quite useful. Most sites will allow you to search by make, model, mileage, and year, which is good when you know what you’re looking for. You can also filter by your price range.
One of the best known car rental companies, Enterprise, also has pre-owned cargo vans and minivans available for sale. You can head to one of their dealerships or look online, and they will even send a used van you’re interested in to your neighborhood dealer if it is outside of your area of residence. Enterprise offers certified vans and minivans for sale that have undergone a 109 point inspection. Another option, of course, is to go through the certified pre-owned route, and check with the certified pre-owned dealerships in your town. Remember that it is only the specific manufacturer’s dealership that can officially sell you a certified pre-owned used van, in order for it to constitute a true certified pre-owned purchase that comes with a particular set of benefits.
And of course, the other option you have when you are on the lookout for used vans is to use word of mouth and check with friends, family, and colleagues to see if anyone has a used van for sale, or knows someone who does. This includes checking at the local grocery stores for flyers, as well as the park, rec center, and places of worship. Private sales between you and the buyer do often work out cheaper, but won’t come with any warranties that a certified pre-owned or even just dealership purchase will give you on a used van. Whatever you decide as the best option, you will definitely be able to find a used van to meet your needs and budget.