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Best Used Car Dealerships in Birmingham, AL

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7212 1st Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35206 Rating

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4.0 (133)

Why choose this provider?

MTO Motors is a used car company serving customers located in the Birmingham area. The business has a large inventory of pre-owned vehicles that customers can browse online. It offers cars from leading manufacturers such as Buick, Dodge, Ford, and Volvo. The company also maintains an online application for customers to apply for credit to finance their new pre-owned vehicle. Additionally, MTO Motors offers a trade-in program for customers to sell their old vehicles.

513 14th Street North, Birmingham, AL 35203 Rating

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4.0 (776)
5.0 (38)
1.5 (3)

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Jim Burke Downtown Auto Mall is a used car dealership operating in Birmingham. It offers hundreds of used vehicles in different makes and models such as sedans, trucks, or SUVs. Its team helps clients decide from a wide range of vehicle manufacturers including Honda, Hyundai, Chevrolet, and Cadillac. Clients can utilize the inventory search tool that is available on the website to explore an extensive selection of pre-owned vehicles each provided with a brief description. Headed by general manager Cameron Jordan, the dealership also operates a service center where it offers repair and maintenance services.

5101 Pinson Valley Parkway, Birmingham, AL 35215 Rating

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4.7 (47)

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Bryant Used Cars is a used car company selling vehicles to customers in Birmingham and the surrounding areas. The business hosts an online showroom for customers to browse its inventory of used cars from major brands. It allows customers to apply online for credit to purchase a pre-owned vehicle and it maintains an online portal for customers to evaluate the value of their trade-in vehicle. Customer can visit the Bryant Used Cars lot six days a week.

Birmingham, AL 35222 Rating

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4.7 (894)
3.0 (11)

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Opened in 2015 as a small car dealership in Birmingham, Alabama, Birmingham Luxury Motors prides itself on the expertise of its salespeople, the ease of purchase it provides, and the affordable prices it hosts. Birmingham Luxury Motors is the winner of DealerRater's 2017 Customer Satisfaction Award and is accredited by the Better Business Bureau. Customers at Birmingham Luxury Motors praise the efficiency of the staff, the availability of affordable financing options, and an overall ethos that elevates the wishes of the customer over the profit of the company. Always striving to fit their product to the customers' needs, Birmingham Luxury Motors have saved their customers thousands of dollars compared with franchise dealers, and offer customizable, competitive financing packages. Birmingham Luxury Motors takes pride in carrying all categories of cars in order to afford the luxury of driving to everyone.

1169 Alford Avenue, Birmingham, AL 35226 Rating

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4.9 (167)
5.0 (11)

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Americars Group LLC is a used car company that has been serving customers in Birmingham and throughout the surrounding areas for over 30 years. The company maintains a large selection of pre-owned vehicles from all major manufacturers. Customers can apply for a loan online and the company offers several financing options. Customers at Americars Group are also able to trade-in their old vehicle to be used as credit toward another vehicle purchase.

5470 U.S. 280, Birmingham, AL 35242 Rating

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5.0 (122)
3.5 (6)

Why choose this provider?

Drivers Way is a company offering used cars to customers in the Birmingham area. The company maintains an on-site inventory of several hundred cars in all makes and models. It sells cars from a range of manufacturers, including Acura, Ford, Jeep, and Mercedes-Benz. Drivers Way also has a service department where its technicians handle oil changes, repairs, and diagnostics. The company offers a trade-in program and several financing options for customers.

Compare our Top Used Car Dealerships

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
MTO Motors
7212 1st Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35206
Jim Burke Downtown Auto Mall
513 14th Street North, Birmingham, AL 35203
Bryant Used Cars
5101 Pinson Valley Parkway, Birmingham, AL 35215
Birmingham Luxury Motors
Birmingham, AL 35222
Americars Group, LLC
1169 Alford Avenue, Birmingham, AL 35226
Drivers Way
5470 U.S. 280, Birmingham, AL 35242


  • Introduction

    With the average price of a brand-new vehicle topping $40,000, the used car market can be an appealing alternative for many consumers on a budget. A car is considered used if it's had at least one former owner, regardless of the vehicle's age. Savvy shoppers can take advantage of this to buy a like-new model for thousands of dollars off MSRP. For buyers of classic and collectible models, the pre-owned market also offers the chance to score the car of their dreams.

    Aside from the cost savings, there are many smart reasons to consider buying used. Cars bought through a certified preowned program are reconditioned and usually come with a warranty and a detailed vehicle history report. Older cars depreciate less, and insurance rates for them are typically lower, too. If you can forgo that new car smell, buying preowned might be the best option for you.
  • Do used car lots do trade-ins?

    Many used car lots take trade-ins, and it's an easy way to get rid of a car without the hassle of selling it on your own. Depending on the dealer, however, not every vehicle will be accepted. Your car's trade-in value is largely based on its mileage, so if your car is high-mileage, you'll be offered less.

  • How many miles is a lot for a used car?

    In general, many people consider 100,000 miles to be a lot for a used car, even though modern vehicles can run for 200,000 miles or more. When buying used, compare the car's mileage with its age. The average car is driven 10,000 to 15,000 miles per year, so a five-year-old car with over 100,000 miles may have more problems than the odometer suggests.

  • How long do dealerships keep used cars on the lot?

    This varies by the dealership, but most keep used cars on the lot for 60 days or fewer. A car that sits on the lot for too long is taking up valuable space, so dealers are motivated to sell as quickly as possible. If a car has been on the lot for over 90 days, many dealers are usually willing to reduce the price.

  • What are some things to check when buying a used car?

    Even if a car comes with a warranty, it's important to inspect the vehicle inside and out before you purchase it. A few things to check for include:

    • Scratches, dents, and other body damage
    • Seat tears, odors, and cushion condition
    • Operational windows and doors
    • Air conditioner and heater
    • Tire tread
    • Interior and exterior lights
    • Belts, fluids, and other parts under the hood

  • What happens to used cars at a dealership that don’t sell?

    Cars that sit on the lot for too long, even after multiple price drops, are usually sold to auction houses. The auction house then sells the vehicle to the highest bidder in “as-is” condition. Cars in poor condition might instead be sold to scrap yards.

  • Is there a lemon law for used cars?

    Lemon laws are designed to protect buyers if a seller misrepresents the title, has tampered with the odometer, or fails to accurately disclose the car's history. All 50 states have a lemon law for brand-new cars. The only states that have a lemon law for used cars are New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Minnesota, Massachusetts, and Hawaii.