Where To Buy A Used Car: Private Seller vs. Dealer

Buying a Pre-Owned Vehicle: Dealership vs. Private Seller

You have a lot of options when shopping for a pre-owned vehicle. Car or SUV? Import or domestic? When it comes time to choose where to buy, there are a few reasons why you should go with a dealership like Vamos Auto over a private seller. We’ve put together a list of some of the advantages you’ll find at a dealership to make your shopping experience that much easier.


If you’re not sure what vehicle you want to go with, dealerships have a clear advantage over private sellers. Chances are, a private seller only has one, maybe two vehicles they are looking to sell, while a dealership will have many reliable pre-owned vehicles to choose from. At Vamos Auto, we have a HUGE selection of cars, trucks, and SUVs across four convenient locations. Even if you’re sure of what make or model you’re looking for, a dealership could have multiple similar vehicles with different options for you to choose from. If you go with a private seller, you could miss out on a better vehicle with more features. Check out our big online inventory of used cars, trucks, and SUVs, and see which reliable vehicle is right for you.


One of the biggest advantages of buying from a dealership over a private seller is accountability and reliability. If you’re buying a car from your coworker’s cousin, there’s no telling what the condition of it really is, and almost zero chance of a warranty. It could run fine for a week, but if the air conditioning cuts out, you’re on your own. With a dealership like Vamos Auto, you can rest assured knowing that your pre-owned vehicle has been thoroughly inspected and will be reliable for years to come. Every vehicle we sell comes with a 100+ Point Inspection, freshly changed oil, a fully detailed interior, and our 6-month, 6,000-mile Limited Warranty.

Payment Options

Don’t feel like cutting a check for the entire cost of the vehicle? Then a dealership is the best option. You’re very unlikely to find a private seller willing to offer financing, and lending institutions are wary of offering loans for vehicles that don’t come from a reputable dealership. At Vamos Auto, we make it easy to get approved for financing! We are a Buy Here Pay Here dealership, so we decide who gets approved for a loan, and we want to approve you! Shop with us, and you can get a reliable pre-owned vehicle with an affordable monthly payment.

Now that you know that a dealership is the right choice for your next pre-owned vehicle, come see us at Vamos Auto! We’re open and available for in-store sales, with clean dealerships following all CDC guidelines. You can also take advantage of a number of online shopping tools to safely choose your next vehicle from your home. We have four Dallas-area locations, serving Terrell, Cedar Creek, Greenville, Dallas, Plano, Garland, DeSoto, Ennis, Corsicana, Athens, Kaufman, McKinney, Royse City, Sulphur Springs, Canton, and Wills Point, so there’s a Vamos Auto near you! Shop our huge online inventory of pre-owned cars, trucks, and SUVS, and get a better buying experience with Vamos Auto! ¡Hablamos Español!