4 Great Alternatives to Autotrader

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Autotrader is the name that comes to mind when you are thinking of buying or selling your car. With vans that are traded on a regular basis. If a business needs a larger van or a van with less mileage, it will wish to trade for a bigger or smaller van. 

Auto trader has a long history, starting off as a weekly magazine featuring listings of vehicles for sale with contact details. It is now the dominant online stop for buying and selling cars, vans and vehicles of all types. However, as we will show whilst it still remains the biggest with over 7 million visitors per month, It is not the only way to sell or buy used vans.

Online alternatives to Autotrader do exist and should be considering the next time it comes to buy or sell a van. Some will require more work on your behalf, but it may save you on selling fees. Most of the key competitors provide some type of background check on the vehicles, but vehicles listed on GUMTREE, Ebay or Craigslist are all buyer beware. Where ever you end up buying, don't forget to do a background check using https://www.gov.uk/check-mot-history

The AA may be better known for breakdown cover that also a used van sales service, alongside its car sales service. Follow think link to find out more, https://www.theaa.com/used-vans/.

All cars and vans listed are approved by the AA, this means you have less chance of being ripped off. The search engine lets you select vans based on monthly or total price which is very convenient. Other standard filters are also present making this a great tool for checking what vans are available near where you live. 


This outfit is very similar to Autotrader. They provide a basic history check on they say nine out of ten vehicles. The check covers imported, scrapped or cars that have previously been written off and stolen vans. With an intelligence search engine it is also worth checking out what they have available if your are in the market for a new or an upgrade to your van

Ebay runs a bidding system, but lets you put a reserve. It is a bit like a real auction that completes over a period of a few days to allow time for online bidding. It is well worth checking it out, especially if you are after a less common van category. For example, a classic VW campervan or an American RV. Make sure you understand the fees structure before placing your bid or placing your van for sale. If you do make a purchase, it is now possible to get temporary van insurance, which will let you drive the vehicle home. Later on, you can then apply for full tine van insurance.


If you are in the market for a classic car or a specialist vehicle like a campervan, American cars and RV's or a 4x4 off roader, checkout this site. It also has a section dedicated to selling and trading in spare parts. Listings for campervans are currently free of charge.

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