Top 10 Best Times to Buy a Used Car

Everyone is looking for a bargain. And it is possible to get those bargains for, say, a used car. But to get the bargain you need to break the code. Some days, holidays, hour of the day may present itself as the best time to buy a used car. Have you ever wondered why?

Many have argued that one of the best times to buy a used car is the end of the month. That’s because salespeople are pushing to hit personal goals or bonuses. So they are aggressive about making deals.

If you’re looking to buy a used car on a particular weekday, then choose Tuesday or Wednesday. That’s because those are the slowest days of the week for used car dealers to sell cars and they are starving to make a deal.


If you are patient and not in the worry to buy a used car, then you have more time to research cars to find the one you really want. Then you can spring into action at just the right time of the year. That time is said to be the last few months of the year. September through December is the time of the year when the car manufacturers are introducing the next model year cars and dealers must make space for them.

If you are not in the market for a used car, but you drive passed a car dealership and see a great looking, not-to-old Chevrolet Camaro that you got to have, then come back to make a deal at closing time. However, be prepared for a long drawn out battle and haggling for a long time. Car salespeople don’t like to stay after closing, so they want to make you pay for making them stay. Be prepared for the salesperson to delay and haggle and for the manager of the dealership to close the place to make it more difficult for you to leave unless you buy a car.

Finally, holidays are good times to make a deal on a used car. Thanksgiving and Christmas fall on the last two months of the year.

So, here is the top 10 best times to buy a used car. Have you broken the code?

1. Black Friday
2. Veterans Day
3. Thanksgiving
4. Columbus Day
5. Martin Luther King Day
6. Christmas Eve
7. November
8. December
9. Christmas
10. New Year’s Eve


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Chris Riley
About Chris Riley

I have been wrecking cars for as long as I've been driving them but I keep coming back for more. Two wheels or four, I'm all in. gives me a chance to give something back to the automobile community.