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Best Used Car Dealerships in Seattle, WA

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Seattle Used Car Dealerships on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.



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13001 Aurora Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98133 Rating

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4.8 (2196)
3.5 (196)
4.8 (147)

Why choose this provider?

Founded in 2004, Elliott Bay Auto Brokers is a family-owned business serving individuals residing in Seattle seeking to buy or sell used cars. Its professionals have vast knowledge about features and price ranges of multiple makes, including Land Rover, Alfa Romeo, Mercedes-Benz, Maserati, and Ford. They also handle specific models, for instance, Ghibli and Levante. Elliott Bay Auto Brokers also provides reconditioning services such as interior renovation, paintless dent removal, windshield mending, and paint and wheel repair.

Bellevue, WA 98004 Rating

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Platinum Wholesale Auto Inc. is located in Bellevue, Washington. They specialize in providing late-model cars, trucks, and SUVs at wholesale prices. They have two showroom locations and their selection of vehicles consists of pre-owned, hard-to-find, high-performance, and luxury autos. They offer financing to qualified applicants and are able to ship their vehicles to any location in the United States and abroad. They also participate in “cash for cars” and consignment programs. Platinum Wholesale Auto Inc. is a member of the Washington State Independent Auto Dealership Association.

8110 Aurora Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98103 Rating

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4.7 (102)
4.7 (15)
5.0 (7)

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Daily Deals Auto Sales is an independent secondhand car dealer that serves vehicle buyers in Seattle. Its professionals advise clients on multiple car collection makes, including Chevrolet, Ford, Honda, Jeep, and Toyota. They sell models such as the 2008 Toyota Matrix XR and the 2010 Subaru Outback 2.51 premium, providing comprehensive vehicle history reports that entail engine size and transmission type. The dealers give accurate price suggestions and financing options for potential buyers. Daily Deals Auto Sales also sells trucks and SUVs.

Lynnwood, WA 98037 Rating

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4.5 (5416)
4.0 (80)
3.5 (25)

Why choose this provider?

Cats Exotics is a family-owned business. They offer trade, consignment, and brokering services, as well as simple purchases from their inventory. Owner Roy Cats began this business as a hobby, and he has been focused on building lasting relationships with his customers. They have a large selection of luxury cars such as Lamborghinis and Ferraris, but also specialize in muscle cars and collectibles. Cats Exotics offers financing and has streamlined the process by making their credit application available online. Unlike most dealerships, they are available on Sundays by appointment.

120 South Spokane Street, Seattle, WA 98134 Rating

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4.6 (246)
4.0 (18)
3.5 (8)

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Emerald City Motorsports is a used car dealership with extensive auto industry experience that serves customers in the greater Seattle area. The company specializes in late-model, high-end cars, SUVs, pickup trucks, and wagons. Emerald City Motorsports carries an extensive range including Audi, Jeep, Land Rover, Lexus, Dodge, and Chevrolet models. The dealership provides warranties on used vehicles, arranges financing for eligible customers, and offers full servicing on all used vehicles.

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Compare our Top Used Car Dealerships

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Elliott Bay Auto Brokers
13001 Aurora Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98133
Platinum Wholesale Auto Inc.
Bellevue, WA 98004
Daily Deals Auto Sales
8110 Aurora Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98103
Cats Exotics
Lynnwood, WA 98037
120 South Spokane Street, Seattle, WA 98134


  • 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.