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and attract the most serious shoppers.
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Reach serious, local shoppers. Place an ad today.
  • Best for confident sellers.
  • Sell risk-free with a Money-Back Guarantee on select ads.
  • Your ad can Run 'til It Sells.
  • Customer support and consumer protection.
All the benefits of selling your car yourself, but we do the work while you skip the hassle.
  • Best for sellers with little time or less experience.
  • Get the best ad with premium placement.
  • Sell risk-free with the VIP Guarantee on select ads.
  • The VIP team provides expert assistance, including pricing and ad creation. 
Get a free, instant cash offer on your car in minutes before visiting the dealership.
Your Trade-In Marketplace offer is fast, convenient and unique to your vehicle. It's 100% backed by AutoTrader.com and can be used to turn your car into cash or start negotiating toward a new car.
3 Steps to Your Offer
  • 1. Complete the brief vehicle self-inspection.
  • 2. Receive your cash offer.
  • 3. Visit a participating local dealer.
See how easy it is to get your instant cash offer:
Some restrictions apply. Not available in all locations or for all vehicles. Some offers may require up to 1 business day to review. Read complete terms and conditions
Ad Distribution
Your ad will appear on other sites in our ad network, including MSN Autos, NADAguides.com and Univsion. Your ad can also appear on KBB.com.
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Money-Back Guarantee
If your vehicle doesn't sell within your package duration or after 60 days, whichever comes first, we'll refund the fees you paid for the initial purchase price of your ad, excluding the cost of any enhancements purchased. You must mail in the Refund Request form within 3 weeks of your eligibility date to receive credit. Click on the Money-Back Guarantee to get the form and additional terms of sale.
How does VIP expert help work?
After signing up, a VIP consultant will call you within 1 business day to create your ad, help you price your car, set up your Privacy Shield information and get your Run 'til It Sells Spotlight listing online. If you've scheduled any additional services, like a mobile vehicle inspection, we'll also get your appointment scheduled. The VIP team is available to provide assistance and answer any questions until your car is sold.
VIP Guarantee
If your vehicle doesn't sell within 120 days, you'll be eligible for a refund of the initial purchase price of your ad, minus the cost of the mobile inspection report ($129.99 value), if applicable, and the cost of any enhancements purchased. You must mail in the Refund Request Form within 3 weeks of your eligibility date to receive credit. You'll receive links to the form and additional terms of sale in your enrollment email.
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