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Best Used Car Dealerships in Richmond

Our Recommended Top 11

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Richmond 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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7909 W. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23294
  • Sell Car
  • Local Car Buying
  • Pre-Owned Vehicles

Why choose this provider?

Grace Auto Sales is a used car dealership in Richmond. Founders John Grace and Austin Dombrowski have over 30 years of combined experience serving Richmond and the surrounding areas. Since teaming up in 2017, they have been dedicated to providing a unique automotive buying experience by offering high-quality, pre-owned vehicles with full-service automotive repair and car wash and detail services to their customers. Grace Auto Sales also offers competitive financing options.

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We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.9
Google
4.9 / 5 (1319)
Facebook
4.8 / 5 (117)
Yelp
4.7 / 5 (18)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
3.8
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Richmond, VA

Why choose this provider?

Need help contacting a Used Car Dealership in Richmond? Call our Concierge team at 848-Book-Pro (848-266-5776 from 6 am - 4 pm PT | Mon - Fri). They are standing by to help you get the service you need.

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5.0
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Website
9811 Midlothian Turnpike, Midlothian, VA 23113

Why choose this provider?

Volvo Cars Midlothian is a used car dealership company that serves Richmond and other nearby cities. It markets a wide range of new and used cars, offers financing options, sells genuine automotive parts, and services vehicles. The company also buys used cars and accepts trade-ins. Besides its involvement in creating opportunities for the people in its surrounding community, it also focuses on establishing lengthy relationships with its clients and employees. The dealership has been serving the community since 1924.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.2
Google
4.0 / 5 (114)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (31)
Yelp
3.0 / 5 (7)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Website
4600 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23230

Why choose this provider?

Richmond Ford Lincoln has served the Richmond area for more than 100 years. The dealership's used car selection offers a wide range of choices to meet its customers' needs, and each vehicle comes with Carfax and Kelley Blue Book Price Advisor reports. Richmond Ford Lincoln's finance team works with clients with all types of credit situations to help secure a loan that best fits their needs. The dealership also offers a full-service repair and parts shop.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.4
Google
4.5 / 5 (1445)
Facebook
4.0 / 5 (256)
Yelp
3.0 / 5 (41)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Website
8605 Midlothian Tpke, North Chesterfield, VA 23235

Why choose this provider?

Enterprise Car Sales Richmond is the local branch of a nationwide used car dealership that specializes in selling former rental vehicles. The company has a wide choice of cars, SUVs, vans, and trucks in its showroom, all with low mileage and equipped with current technologies, such as Apple CarPlay and backup cameras. All vehicles are inspected by ASE-certified technicians and include CARFAX vehicle history reports. The company can also source a customer's perfect car from one of its 140 dealerships.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.9
Google
4.9 / 5 (723)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (16)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (16)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Website
4905 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23230

Why choose this provider?

Basic Auto RVA has provided quality used cars in Richmond for more than 19 years. The dealership's team delivers individualized customer service while delivering the vehicles that best meet its clients' needs. Basic Auto RVA offers a wide range of passenger vehicles, ranging from coupes, sedans, minivans, and SUVs to work vans and trucks and multipassenger buses. If the dealership doesn't have the vehicle on the lot, it attempts to locate a match through its network.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.9
Google
4.9 / 5 (487)
Facebook
4.9 / 5 (29)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
Responsiveness
Friendliness
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Detail

Website
Richmond, VA 23235

Why choose this provider?

VA Cars, Inc. is a Richmond used car dealership that has been serving customers for over four years. Having a small amount of ­employees and a lower overhead than a large dealership enables owner Brian Schrimpsher to offer customers vehicles at great prices. He also has a CARMAX price guarantee and will go lower than prices customers get from CARMAX. VA Cars, Inc. has two locations and carries used trucks, SUVs, motorcycles, and cars which customers can find details about in the virtual showroom. Brands include Hyundai, Ford, Volkswagen, Acura, Harley-Davidson, Suzuki, Lexus, and Cadillac. Customers can also get financing and those with no credit or bad credit can typically get approved. VA Cars, Inc. has a service facility with ASE Certified Technicians which offers discounted services. Most vehicles have an extended warranty available. The dealership is a Better Business Bureau accredited business. Clients appreciate their knowledge, professionalism, and customer service.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
2.8
Yelp
2.5 / 5 (8)
Facebook
4.1 / 5 (2)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
Responsiveness
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Website
Richmond, VA 23235

Why choose this provider?

Auto Discounters is a Richmond family owned and operated used car dealership that specializes in Asian cars that are CARFAX certified. The dealership offers used pickups, cars, vans, and SUVs which customers can get information about such as photos, details about the vehicle, a loan calculator, and the CARFAX report. They can also make an offer and apply for credit. Customers can fill out a vehicle request form to find a car that Auto Discounters doesn’t have. The dealership has been serving customers for over 10 years and has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. Clients remark on the welcoming staff and the reliable vehicles.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
3.8
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Website
HighLand Springs, VA 23075

Why choose this provider?

Michael’s Used Auto Sales Inc. is a Highland Springs used car dealership that has been serving customers for over 12 years. The dealership welcomes trade ins, and offers used vans, SUVs, cars, and trucks that come with a free standard warranty. The vehicles also have an Experian Autocheck history report. Michael’s Used Auto Sales Inc. has a virtual showroom that shows photos of the vehicles along with more information and options to apply for financing, make an offer, email to a friend, and use the loan calculator. Customers appreciate their honesty and customer service.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.9
Facebook
4.9 / 5 (18)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (1)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
Responsiveness
Friendliness
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Website
5249 South Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, VA 23231

Why choose this provider?

S and P Auto Sales LLC in Richmond is a used car dealership that's dedicated to offering customer high-quality pre-owned vehicles. It has years of experience serving the local area, and it offers on-the-lot financing for used car purchases through various lenders along with an online application for credit. Its car finder service and online inventory listing makes it easy for customers to browse vehicles from home before coming into the dealership for a test drive.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.8
Google
4.7 / 5 (14)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (6)

Website
130 E Belt Blvd, Richmond, VA 23224

Why choose this provider?

Belt Auto Sales offers quality used cars in Richmond. The dealership maintains an inventory of vehicles that range from hybrid hatchbacks to 8-cylinder pickups. Its team works with customers to find the vehicle that best suits their needs. If Belt Auto Sales doesn't have it on the lot, they use their network to try and locate the right fit. The dealership uses research-based CarGurus for the price analysis of each vehicle to ensure customers receive a fair value.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.3
Google
4.3 / 5 (12)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
Responsiveness
Friendliness
Helpfulness
Detail

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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.