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Buying a Car Online Without Seeing It: Good Idea or Not?

Buying a Car Online Without Seeing It: Good Idea or Not?

One of the oldest, most effective pieces of car buying advice my dad gave me was to never buy a car without seeing it first. That became even more true with the popularity of eBay and other online marketplaces. The idea of spending thousands of dollars without seeing what you’re buying was completely alien.


Until now.


Nowadays it’s normal to buy a car without even setting eyes on it. Especially when you buy your car online.


But is it a good idea? Buckle up and let's get into it!

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Buying a Car Online

Buying a car online sight unseen is definitely not a good idea if you’re buying from a private seller. If you’re buying from Craigslist or eBay or somewhere then you should always inspect the car closely.


However. If you buy a car online without seeing it from Car Nation Canada, you’re protected. Not only can you be confident that we wouldn’t risk our reputation on selling you a lemon, that’s just not how we operate.


Second, all online car purchases have a no-quibble moneyback guarantee.


Car Nation Canada offers a 3-day, 250 km money back guarantee, as well as a 5-day exchange program. We want you to be completely happy with your new car and will do everything in our power to ensure your complete satisfaction.


That means you can have confidence in buying a car online without seeing it first. If you don’t like it or find something wrong, we’ll either give you your money back or exchange the car for something else.


As long as you tell us in time and the car is in the same condition it was delivered, you’re fully covered.


Inspecting Your New Car After Delivery

Once your car has been delivered, you should still give it a thorough inspection. Make sure it is the car you ordered, has any accessories or extras you requested and that the mileage is correct.


Take a good look around the car. Check the bodywork, the wheels, the engine bay, the trunk, passenger areas and everywhere you can think of.


Start the car and let it idle. Take the car for a test drive. Try to drive it on different roads if possible. City streets, the highway, open road, long straights and twisty country roads. Get a feel for how it drives, how it behaves under braking and acceleration and how the equipment operates.


We are completely confident that your new car will arrive in perfect condition and deliver the experience you hope for.


If we deliver your new car to your home, it will be fully cleaned and prepared. It will also be hygienically prepared while we are in the pandemic. If you’re collecting the car from a dealership, it will still be prepared in the same way.


It’s all part of the service!


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