Cars for Sale by Owner

Selling a car? Or looking to buy one — but prefer a car from a private seller? In either case, we can help.

If you're interested in selling a car yourself, you'll find it's quick and simple on Autotrader.com. And did we mention profitable? Selling your car yourself can put thousands more in your pocket than trading you car to a dealership.

If you prefer to buy a car from a private owner, Autotrader can help you narrow your search to for-sale-by-owner cars in your area.

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Autotrader Find: One-Owner 1986 BMW 528e With 350,000 Miles The original owner has had this 528e for 32 years.
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Autotrader Find: One-Owner 1986 BMW 528e With 350,000 Miles The original owner has had this 528e for 32 years.
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Autotrader Find: One-Owner 1997 Lotus Esprit V8 This Esprit remained with its original owner for 21 years.
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Autotrader Find: One-Owner First-Generation Cadillac Escalade It isn't pristine, but it's probably one of the nicest first-generation Escalades left.
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Autotrader Find: One-Owner 1996 Geo Prizm With 77,000 Miles Looking for the most perfect Geo in the world? It's in Flint, Michigan, and it's got a beige cloth interior.
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Autotrader Find: One-Owner Subaru Baja Turbo With 61,000 Miles This is the nicest example of one of the strangest Subaru models in recent memory.
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Autotrader Find: One-Owner 1995 Saturn SL2 Time Capsule Want to relive Saturn's glory days? Here's your chance.
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The 6 Coolest One-Owner Cars For Sale on Autotrader This is a listing of the most surprising -- and most interesting -- one-owner cars you'll ever see.
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Autotrader Find: One-Owner 1992 Subaru SVX This is a well-preserved, one-owner example of the forgotten 1990s Japanese sports car -- and you can buy it for $6,900.
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Autotrader Find: One-Owner Mercedes CLS63 AMG With 395,000 Miles There are amazing used-car listings, and then there's this one: possibly the most amazing used-car listing of all.
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Autotrader Find: Mint, One-Owner, 19,000-Mile Mazda RX-7 This mint, one-owner FD Mazda RX-7 might just be the coolest Japanese car for sale on Autotrader. Of course, it isn't ...
Autotrader Find: One-Owner, Low-Mileage Jeep Grand Wagoneer ... for $54,900 featured image thumbnail

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Autotrader Find: One-Owner, Low-Mileage Jeep Grand Wagoneer ... for $54,900 Maybe the Porsche 911 bubble is giving way to the Jeep Grand Wagoneer bubble.
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The Nissan Rogue Has Become a Top 10 Best-Selling Car Would you have ever guessed the Nissan Rogue is one of the best-selling vehicles in the country?
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Autotrader Find: One-Owner 1992 Geo Storm GSi The Geo Metro and the Geo Tracker were so pedestrian. The Geo Storm was the brand's true heart and soul. Check out ...
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Autotrader Find: One-Owner Volvo 240 With 56,000 Miles This might be the closest you can come to owning a brand-new Volvo 240.
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Autotrader Find: One-owner 1996 Lincoln Mark VIII With 25,000 Miles I've found the nicest Lincoln Mark VIII left -- and you can buy it for seven grand.
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Autotrader Find: One-Owner 2005 Toyota Tacoma With 445,000 Miles Here's what a 2005 Toyota Tacoma looks like when it's done almost a half-million miles.
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Autotrader Find: One-Owner 1995 Honda Civic Hatchback With Acura Integra Engine This 22-year-old \"EG\" Civic has had just one owner. It also has an engine swap from an Acura Integra.
Autotrader Find: 2003 Lexus LS 430 With 490,000 Miles featured image thumbnail

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Autotrader Find: 2003 Lexus LS 430 With 490,000 Miles And it's a one-owner car!
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Car Buying

Selling a Car: Can You Sell Your Car If You Don't Have the Title? You want to sell your car, but you don't have the title. Can it be done? We have some answers.
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2018 Nissan Leaf Ownership: New vs. Old One of our editors, a former Leaf owner, compares the all-new 2018 Nissan Leaf to his old model.
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Car Buying

How to Be Safe When Selling a Car Worried about selling a car yourself? We have some tips to help you stay safe during the sale.
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Car Buying

Selling a Car: How Can You Get the Most Money for Your Used Car? Check these tips for getting as much money as possible when it comes time to sell your car online.
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Car Buying

What to Consider Before Selling a Car We've listed a few things that you'll want to think about before you list your car for sale.
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Car Buying

Selling a Car: Tips for a Quick Sale - Video If you're interested in selling your old car as quickly as possible, you'll want to check out our latest video.
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