how to buy a used car in Germany


- Buy a car in Germany - a buying guide

First of all you need to have a realistic overview over the available models and the prices. 

Private sellers and car dealers place ads in newspapers and on the internet,

 I can show you some popular internet sources:
At the following sites you will find thousands of offers and the search engine has sections in many languages. You could try:



 (select your language on top of that page and click “search” on the next)




AutoScout24 Automarkt

 (select your language at the bottom of that page. After that click “used car search”)

or Automarkt - Autos kaufen & verkaufen



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Those are the best sources for finding all kinds of cars, vans and trucks. When you got an overview over the prices in Germany you should compare it with prices in your country. Please bear in mind that additional costs for transportation, taxes and customs and bank fees come on top of the sales price. So, before you get in contact, please be sure that there is a profit for you in the transaction.


Car sales here are much different to sales in the US or other countries. Many dealers here have two prices on a car: A showroom price which is high and an internet price which show the lowest possible price.
Dealers prefer to sell to local buyers who don’t use the internet to seach a car. Such clients don’t compare prices and pay more for the car. And later they come later for service and repairs...

In the internet offers at or Autoscout only the cars with the lowest price sell fast. Prices can be seen worldwide.  Dealers calculate well and advertise with the lowest possible price...Don’t expect big discounts on such cars!







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