Selling car through Carvana
By - surfskate4life
FYI - I decided to ask AutoNation for a cash offer as well as initiating a transaction with Carvana. AutoNation offered 40% more, exceeded the "instant" offer generated from their website. Two days later, I had a check in-hand and the car was sold!
Never even heard of autonation but I’ll check them out. Thanks!
They are a group of 360 local car dealerships!
Is it a quick turnaround to get a quote?
The Quote was provided instantly online, and it was more than Carvana by about 30%. They scheduled me to bring the car to the local AutoNation Chevrolt dealer, and after inspecting it they offered an additional 10%. I took the deal on the spot, and since I had cleaned the car out so it was ready to sell, I walked out with a check (drawn on Bank of America) 15 minutes later. Since the dealership was 10 miles away, I did not ask them to pick it up, so I do not know if that is an option. For the extra $5000, I was happy to take the 10 mile drive. Hope that helps
As far as I can tell, its not automatic. IE after the 7 day period expires, you won't automatically get a SELL NOW for another x%,
But with used car values increasing the past year, if you skipped out on the first offer 6 months ago, you'll definitely get more now.
Just sold mine thru Carvana. Initial offer was like 17.2k, which was still quite a bit more than dealer would give me. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a car to buy and the initial offer expired after 7 days, so I renewed, and the new offer was 17.4K. Took me a while to finally find a car I was looking for, about a month actually, so I had to refresh the offer twice more, the third offer was 17.9k, which was the highest, and then the next offer dropped to 17.7k which was the one I took when I found the car I wanted. So it could go up or down.
I ended up requesting a second offer because I was not confident my interior condition was considered excellent, so I lowered it to good about 6 days after my first offer, and my new offer increased by about $800.
What I would do is sign out, re enter your info again and use a fake email [email protected] etc. If the price is higher than your offer
Go ahead and sign in and it will automatically update your offer. But if the offer is lower than your initial offer DO NOT log in. Their pricing depend on their stock market. So if their stock price is increasing then your car value is also increasing.