Why Buy a Vehicle from a Dealership Rather than on Kijiji

When you’re looking to buy a used car, there are a number of options available to you. With that being said, people often overlook some of the most important aspects of a vehicle purchase when they’re comparing options. Here’s what you need to know about how buying a clean used car from a dealership compares to buying privately from Kijiji or Craigslist.


Financing Your Vehicle

The biggest difference between buying privately and buying from a reputable dealership is the amount of financing options available to you. If you’re looking for a vehicle that’s worth more than $3,000, most people don’t often have that amount of cash-on-hand. Even if you do, there are few things more stressful than handing a stranger a pile of cash without any type of warranty or accountability on their part for your funds.

When you purchase from Davey Auto Sales, our finance experts work with a variety of lenders to get you in a reliable, clean car that suits your budget. We’ll help you find affordable monthly payments that ensure you’re in a vehicle that will keep you driving safely, longer. Car loans can help make your dream car a reality, and prevent you from spending all of your hard-earned savings when you don’t need to.


Vehicle Reliability

Whether you purchase an extended warranty or run with our extensive vehicle testing, purchasing from a dealership provides added peace of mind. At Davey Auto Sales, you’ll be working with a team of experts that is trusted in the Durham Region. Our team comes with impeccable reviews to make shopping with us that much safer than buying privately. You’ll also find that we offer CarProof reports on our vehicles, which give you an understanding of the vehicle’s history prior to your purchase. This will tell you if the vehicle has ever been in any accidents, when it was purchased, what major repairs have been needed or not, and more.


Vehicle Cleanliness and Performance

Our cars are known as the cleanest used cars available. Why? Because we make sure they’re as clean as can be. From tire to top, we thoroughly wash and deep-clean your vehicle to make it feel like new and as if it just rolled off of the assembly line.

Beyond being incredibly clean, you can also rest comfortably knowing that we thoroughly inspect each and every vehicle to ensure that it meets our high standards of quality before it ever hits the lot. We replace any components that do not meet these standards and provide as much information about the vehicle as possible to you. This way, you’ll be driving away in a vehicle that you can trust is safe and will be your driving partner for years to come.



While most modern vehicles are equipped with impressive safety technology, we’re talking about your personal safety. When you shop privately, your options are to meet a complete stranger from Kijiji at your home, theirs, or in a public place. Even though we like to give people the benefit of the doubt, we know that it can be unnerving meeting someone in such a circumstance. Beyond just meeting them and seeing the vehicle, the intricacies of a test drive are still precarious when buying this way.

When you shop at Davey Auto Sales, our team will always be professional and courteous. You’ll be visiting the top used car dealer in the Durham Region; an establishment that is built on trust and our reputation for treating our customers well. Shop safely—allow the Davey Auto Sales team to show you our wide selection of used vehicles and take you on a test drive where you feel safe, secure, and in good company.

Whatever your vehicle needs are, we can help. Our in-stock trucks, cars, and SUVs are always changing. If we don’t have the something special you’re looking for, reach out and we’ll be happy to help you source your dream vehicle.

Aug 30th, 2018