Selling My Car To WeBuyAnyCar

This weekend I said goodbye to my beloved Frank The Tank

A little nickname he has been given since he is a 3 litre Super charged Range Rover Land Rover


Time to say goodbye

I decided back in July that it was time to say goodbye, for various reasons mainly due to the running costs

As you can imagine the cost of fuelling Frank was a mind blowing £130 for a full tank of diesel, and with his fuel consumption coming in circa 20 mpg I felt like I have been burning money

Road tax alone was nearly £50 per month and thats with out the cost of insurance as well as any maintenance needed

I also have another car, so Frank has merely been a luxury I have been indulging in for nearly 3 years

It has taken from July until now for me to say goodbye

I took my private number plate off and made my first advert on Autotrader end of July advertising his sale

August came and went and I had a few phone calls, some from dealers and some from other companies who were trying to get me to advertise on their sites too

But I only got 4 calls from people who seemed like genuine people who might have wanted to buy him

September was a pretty similar, I got 2 people who had said they were going to come and view him but both were no shows


Decision time

I decided enough was enough with all the waiting, and I put the registration and information into the website

The figure I was given was a fair bit lower than I wanted for him from the sale

However, weighing it all up I decided I would go ahead with the quote

I made an appointment at a branch local to me and we set off for our last ride

The selling

Using the website was easy and so was making the appointment. I got a phone call shortly from the branch confirming what information I would need to take with me to my appointment

I arrived for my appointment and was surprised how many other people were there trading their cars in too

Their representative spoke with me and went over the car marking down an his sheet any damage or issues he could see on the body and interior of the car

Now Frank was in really good condition. But I was deducted repairs for 2 panels and 1 slightly scuffed alloy

One was for the drivers door, the edge had a few little marks where the door had been opened on something. The second was for the underpart of the front bumper, the grill effectively, as it has a few small stone chips from driving

Each part would needed to have been sent to body shop repair apparently. I’m pretty sure polish would have hide the door mark. The bumper, well under the front grill, who on earth checks down there anyway

So thats nearly £400 taken off my initial online quote. The two body shop repairs and then the mark down for the scuffed alloy

Also, their is their £49 transaction fee to deduct too

The handover do not do anything to the cars themselves. The mark down for the repairs didn’t mean they were actually going to do the repairs. The cars are bought and then sent straight off to auction as they are, no touch ups done

Nevertheless, I agreed to the sale and signed the used car purchase invoice

They transferred the ownership there and then online with the DVLA and I was emailed to the same effect instantly

Payment is sent via bank transfer, I chose the free option which means I get the money 5 working days later however, if you want it sooner you can pay £25 for a next working day payment



Selling my car this way was no a rash decision. It was something I have been thinking about the whole time I had it up for sale

I did find the whole process extremely easy and the staff were amazing. They explained everything and were happy to answer all my questions. I really can not fault that part of the service

My advise to anyone who is looking to trade their car in using WeBuyAnyCar, be prepared to have more money taken off the quote you see online

The smallest imperfections are picked up by the staff.  You will be deducted on the final quote

A private sale would is the best way to get more money back for my car, but WeBuyAnyCar was definitely the easiest

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Selling My Car To WeBuyAnyCar


  1. Tracy Nixon
    15/10/2018 / 07:23

    Great tips thanks!

  2. bev
    15/10/2018 / 08:21

    Great read

  3. Alica
    15/10/2018 / 08:42

    The hubby sold our car this way (not sure if the same company! I know online) and he said it was much easier.

  4. Margaret Clarkson
    15/10/2018 / 08:57

    Interesting, thank you,

  5. Helen B
    15/10/2018 / 09:07

    I advertised my old Peugeot 107 with autotrader and put a for sale notice in the window and sold it privately for twice what I would have got from WeBuyAnyCar

  6. Nicola Marshall
    15/10/2018 / 09:32

    Interesting , thank you for the great tips.

  7. Annabel Greaves
    15/10/2018 / 12:45

    These are really useful tips

  8. Amy simpson
    15/10/2018 / 18:24

    Thanks for the tips

  9. lynn savage
    15/10/2018 / 18:55

    I looked at webuyanycar before selling my car, got £200 more by selling it privately and easily with an advert at work.

  10. A S,Edinburgh
    15/10/2018 / 22:38

    Very interesting, thank you. Which avenue to go down can be a difficult decision, but speed and convenience can be worth not getting as much back, sometimes.

  11. Tracey Hallmark
    16/10/2018 / 00:37

    Thanks for the info on any imperfections or damage it’s good to know

  12. 17/10/2018 / 12:53

    Some car parts that adds more safety and security in your car is always a must.

  13. sarah m
    18/10/2018 / 17:09

    I have previously sold my car via this company. I found it overall a very easy process!

  14. Sarah Russell
    19/10/2018 / 00:53

    I can’t believe how easy it is to sell a car now!

  15. Heather Haigh
    20/10/2018 / 00:51

    I’ve often wondered if this was actually a good way to do it, though I don’t actually drive myself.

  16. William Gould
    20/10/2018 / 07:49

    I think this is good if you want to get rid of a car quickly. Otherwise, a private sale or trade-in would be better…

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