Sell my car

If you've reached this page then it's highly likely that you need to sell your car. Type in the words "sell my car" in Google and you'll be presented with hundreds of websites claiming that they do just that. There are also so many different ways to part with your prized possession – but which way should you choose?


Why Desperate?

DesperateSeller.co.uk was created back in 1999 specifically to help people sell their cars privately. It was aimed at people having trouble selling their car. So much trouble that they were in a state of "desperation" to sell their car quickly so that they could purchase their next one. The focus of the website has changed significantly since then where today we also focus on helping people find the cars they want.

Option 1






DesperateSeller.co.uk, Motors.co.uk & Motoring.co.uk

Advertise your car on DesperateSeller.co.uk, Motors.co.uk & Motoring.co.uk for just £4.99 (worth £19.95). Your car will appear on three of of the top car classified websites where it will continue to be advertise for 4 weeks!


Option 2




DesperateSeller.co.uk & Autotrader.co.uk

Sell your car quickly and easily to x3 more buyers than any other car site with Auto Trader. If you advertise your car on Autotrader after clicking on the link below then we'll advertise your car on DesperateSeller for free!


Option 3




Get an instant cash offer from WeWantAnyCar

We have teamed up with the guys at top car buying website WeWantAnyCar.com. Just enter some details about the car you're selling and they'll make you an offer to buy your car. It's a safe and convenient way to sell your car quickly.


Your options

The options you have to sell your car has changed significantly since 2011. You've now got three conventional routes when it comes to selling your car. You can sell it to a dealer, you can sell it online to a car buying company and finally, you can sell it privately.

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Selling a Used Car Options

The car dealer

Selling your car to a car dealer is probably the easiest and most common way of selling your car. It's better known as "part exchanging" and involves the dealer buying your car off you for a set price and then taking this price off of the price of your new car. The only downside to this approach is that the dealer is likely to value your car less than what it's actually worth.

Car buying companies

An increasing number of people now sell their "cars for cash" online to car buying companies such as WeWantAnyCar. It usually just involves entering the details of your car onto their website and then waiting for them to get back to you with the price that they're prepared to pay for it.

Selling privately

You'll usually get the best price by selling your car privately. This involves advertising on car classified websites such as DesperateSeller.co.uk and Autotrader.co.uk.

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Advertise with DesperateSeller

Advertising my car on DesperateSeller

If you're prepared to do a little legwork then selling your car privately is the best way to maximise the true value of your car. Thousands of car buyers look for cars for sale on the DesperateSeller.co.uk every week. Therefore, if you're prepared to take a couple of photos of your car and create your advert then you've got a really good chance of getting the most money when you sell it.


Our advertising solutions

We understand that there isn't an option that's right for everybody. Therefore we've suggested three of what we feel are great options to help you sell your car.


Your asking price

If you've reached this page then it's highly likely that you need to sell your car. Type in the words "sell my car" in Google and you'll be presented with hundreds of websites claiming that they do just that. There are also so many different ways to part with your prized possession – but which way should you choose?


Free used car valuations

If you've not got any idea on how much you car is actually worth then head over to our used car valuations section. Simply select the make, model and year of your car and we will provide you with a rough market value to get you started.



Help, advice and tips on selling your car

Here's some advice you might find useful when the time is right to sell you car.

Tips advice

The best options to sell my car

You’ve got four options when it comes to selling your car. You can sell to a dealer, sell it privately, sell at auction and finally sell online to a car buying company. We’ll tell you which option will get you the best deal....[cont]

Tips advice

Selling your car safely and securely – How to keep safe with our simple guide

Selling your car privately can add hundreds of pounds onto the value of your car. However, being conned or scammed by fraudulent buyers can leave you out of pocket. The chances are high that you will sell your car to a genuine buyer without any issues. However, by taking a quick look at our simple guide and following a few simple steps you can help...[cont]

Tips advice

Selling tips and advice

With a little attention to detail and some elbow grease, you can save thousands of pounds by selling your car online. The following tips from DesperateSeller.co.uk the UK’s premier car selling and buying website will show you how. ...[cont]

What to do with the V5c document when selling your car

The V5c document, also known as the Logbook, is the most important document you will need when selling your car. This document proves that you are the legal registered owner of the vehicle and can therefore sell it. All the vehicle details listed on the V5c should match the car that you’re selling.

Once you’ve agreed to sell the car ask the buyer to complete section 6 and section 10 with their details as the new keeper of the car. Both you and the seller need to sign the declaration in section 8. Tear off section 8 and give it to the buyer so they can prove that they are the new owner. You then need to return the rest of the V5c to the DVLA.

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