13 June 2023

Used Car Buying Guide

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What To Look for When Buying a Used Car

If you're in the market for a used car, you've come to the right place! Buying a used car can be a great way to save money on a car purchase. In our Used Car buying guide, we’ll walk you through all of the essential steps of buying a used car, providing you with valuable insights on what to do and what to look out for during the process. Whether you're a first-time buyer or looking to upgrade your current vehicle, we've got you covered with expert advice and practical tips to ensure a smooth used car buying experience.

Set a Budget When Buying Your Used Car

Before you start looking for used cars, it's a good idea to set a budget. Thinking about how much you want to spend before you start your search will help you narrow down your options.

Once you know how much you can spend, you can then start researching cars and looking into which Used Car Models suit you and your needs.


Budgets Below £10,000

Budgets Below £10,000

A budget of £10,000 or under is more than enough to find a fantastic used car. We offer some excellent used cars which are available for under £10,000, or under £200 a month on finance. Whether you're seeking something reliable like a used Vauxhall Corsa, a car with low road tax, such as the Volkswagen Polo, or something stylish like the Fiat 500, we have the perfect vehicle to suit your budget. Browse our impressive selection of high-quality, pre-owned vehicles, all priced under £10,000.

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Budgets Between 10K and 20K

Budgets Between £10K and £20K

With a budget between 10 and 20K, you’ve got a wide range of used car options available to you. Whether you’re looking for something sporty like a used Audi A3, or an SUV for the family such as Nissan Qashqai or Kia Sportage, we’re sure to have the perfect used car for you amongst our extensive selection. Discover our extensive range of high-quality used cars for sale, priced between £10,000 and £20,000.

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Budgets Above £20,000

Budgets Above £20,000

With a budget of 20K you’ll have a huge range of used cars to choose from, including used cars from some of the most premium manufacturers. You’ll also benefit from impressive specifications and the latest technology. From a practical estate car like the BMW 3 Series Touring to the high performance Porsche 911 coupe, we have a huge variety of used cars available to choose from.

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Does the Used Car Suit Your Lifestyle?

When thinking about buying a used car, t's important to find one that’s going to suit your lifestyle. If you have a family to accommodate, consider factors like seat capacity, cargo space and safety features.

It's also important to think about whether you want your car to have the latest tech, and whether the car suits your style. Also consider which fuel type suits you – At Lloyd Motor Group, we have a wide range of petrol, diesel, electric, or hybrid options available.

Our sales teams are here to listen to your needs and help find the perfect car to suit you. You can start your journey with us by browsing our used cars.

Buying a Used Car from Lloyd Motor Group

When buying a used car from Lloyd Motor Group, you can rest assured that it has been through a rigorous, 5-step inspection process to guarantee the highest standards of quality.

Lloyd Approved Used Car Checklist

When buying a used car from Lloyd Motor Group, you can rest assured that it has been through a rigorous, 5-step inspection process to guarantee the highest standards of quality.

Vehicle History, Documentation and Credit Checks

We check the vehicle’s details against the Registration documents, and submit the vehicle for a Confirmation Certificate.


Multi-Point Vehicle Health Check

We will complete a comprehensive multi-point check assessment, looking over 25 different categories, including brakes, tyres, steering and suspension.


MOT Testing

Our used cars will be put through an MOT test if they don’t have an up-to-date MOT. They will also have a tyre check-up, and any minor repairs will be made.


Re-Conditioning and Repair

We will ensure that there’s no cosmetic damage beyond wear and tear, and we will make sure that the car is prepared to our cosmetic standards.


Professional Valeting

All of our used cars go through our professional valeting team to be cleaned, hoovered, washed and polished inside and out.

What to Ask When Buying a Used Car

When you come to view a used car with us, we know that you will have questions in mind to help you get a better understanding of the car, and whether it’s the right one for you.

At Lloyd Motor Group, our dedicated sales executives will answer any questions and queries you may have, and will guide you through the entire journey. The team will help you decide whether it’s the right car for you, and will ensure that the process of buying your car with us is straightforward and easy. All of our used cars come with a minimum 1-year warranty, and we will go through all of the car finance options we have available to find one that suits you.

Common Used Car FAQs include:

  • How many previous owners has the car had?
  • What are the car's maintenance records like?
  • What is the car's mileage?
  • What is the car's fuel economy?
  • What finance options are available?
  • Can I take it for a test drive?

Where to Buy a Used Car?

When looking to buy a used car, buying from a trustworthy dealership is one of the best options. By visiting a reputable dealer like Lloyd Motor Group, you’ll have the help of our friendly team throughout the buying process, and you can rest assured that your used vehicle has undergone a thorough inspection process before going on our forecourt. All of our used cars also come with a bundle of benefits, including warranties and MOTs, so you can drive away with complete peace of mind.

Browse our locations and find a used car near you:

Lloyd BMW Blackpool
Lloyd MINI Blackpool
Lloyd Premium Cars
Lloyd BMW Cockermouth
Lloyd MINI Cockermouth
Lloyd BMW Colne
Lloyd MINI Colne
Lloyd BMW Newcastle
Lloyd MINI Newcastle
Lloyd BMW Carlisle
Lloyd MINI Carlisle
Lloyd Land Rover Carlisle
Lloyd Jaguar Carlisle
Lloyd Kia Carlisle
Lloyd Volvo Carlisle
Lloyd AllRoad
Lloyd Used Car Centre

South Lakes
Lloyd BMW South Lakes
Lloyd MINI South Lakes
Lloyd Kia South Lakes
Lloyd Volvo South Lakes
Lloyd Land Rover Kelso
Lloyd Land Rover York
Lloyd Jaguar York

Search for a Used Car by Monthly Payment or Total Cash Price

Financing your next car is simple and straightforward with Lloyd Motor Group. Find the best monthly payment options for you and your budget.

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Price Range: £3,000 - £200,000
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