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Shopping for a car can be a huge pain in the butt. There is a lot that a buyer must look at, prices, mileage, fuel efficiency, etc. The case is often somewhat similar for those who want to sell their car. They must do the same sort of research if they hope to price their car appropriately and have it sell.
There are a few applications across both iOS and Android that will help you do this.
Let's take a look at some of the available apps:
This was one of our favorite Apps when it came to anything having to do with cars. Aside from having car news, which is a nice feature, it has reviews on cars and information that would be relevant to shoppers, such as base prices for cars, fuel efficiency and a variety of useful news for car shoppers.
Car Shop Mobile
This App allows you to shop and compare prices for different new or used cars from the comfort of your iPhone. You can choose a make and model, but only as far back as 2009. From there, you can add other specifications: Do you want a sunroof? etc. After choosing the features you desire, you can find and compare prices for car dealers around your area.
Car Calc Pro
Looking into getting a new car? This app is definitely for you. It makes it easy to calculate the monthly payments on your car loan by adding a loan amount, number of years and a rate. It will also make you aware of the cost of your car after factoring everything in, and you can compare buying to leasing as well as the costs of operating your car. This is definitely an App worth checking out.
The Cars.com App is another nice car finder for those shopping around. It lets users choose models and makes and set a maximum price then search based on locations. That way the App will only look for cars in the area near you. You can search here for New, Used or Certified cars.
Edmunds is a known name when it comes to finding cars. This App is made with a car shopper's best interests in mind. Users can search for cars and figure out their market value, then look around for dealerships that have the particular car they are interested in while knowing the true market value of the car they are trying to find. Very useful, and one of our favorite of the bunch. We actually wrote a review for it a few days ago: Here.
Vin Hunter is an App that can help you check a vehicle's history via Carfax report. It lets you keep track of cars you have looked at and cars you are interested in. It can be an invaluable tool for those looking to buy a car.
Progressive App for Android
Progressive Insurance offers their own App for car shoppers. Of course it's partly a promotional tool for their own insurance, but it also provides cost-to-insure ratings, recall information and crash test rating for cars. In addition to that, you can estimate monthly loan payments with the car shopping calculator. While the App won't help you find a car, it will help you figure out the expenses associated with owning a new car.
Car Tell Auction Prices
This application claims that it tells you how much dealers paid for their used car inventory, which will help the user when trying to negotiate a price. $9.99 seems like a high asking price unless the App is really doing everything it claims it does, such as gaining insider access and confidential information about wholesale dealer auction prices.
This is an App that gives you classified ads and lets you search around for something that fits your needs. However, sellers will enjoy this App because it lets them easily post classified Ads and use their iPhone's camera for uploading images of their car.
Here's another App useful for selling your car. It's called eBay selling. It's pretty much what it sounds like: users can list their items on eBay. The plus side of course is that you can snap a picture of the car and post it on eBay quickly.
When Buying or Selling…
There is so much that goes into buying and selling cars that entire books can be written on each process. Still, we hope that this little list of applications and mobile sites will help make it just a little easier for any of those