Learn how to explore cars online with confidence

By Kijiji Autos
Learn how to explore cars online with confidence

Here are some tips for buying a car online:


Covid-19 has changed the way we shop. Now, many buying journeys that used to involve shaking hands, testing merchandise and waiting in line are all moved to digital marketplaces, like Kijiji Autos. Here's how you can get started finding the car of your dreams:

Compare models

We highly recommend exploring your options before deciding you've found "the one." Our listings make it easy to compare models with our Price Analysis, Payment Estimator and Car Mileage Analysis when available. Don't forget to check out the model's CARFAX report (if available).

Review dealers and private sellers

Before you buy a new car, it's worth taking a look at the Seller Review section of the listing. This tells you about customers' past experiences with the seller and gives you a general idea of what to expect.

Book a virtual test drive

Last year, drivers were able to safely book a virtual test drive from the comfort and security of their own homes. While dealerships across the country have largely opened back up again with new COVID-19 safety regulations, explore virtual test drives to give you added peace of mind.


You found the car and now you want to finance it. No problem. Here are ways to help you choose suitable financing options:

Learn about financing

Did you know that your monthly car payments depend on several factors and not just your down payment amount? Learning about your options will help you make an informed decision on your budget.

Use a Payment Estimator tool

You can find an easy-to-use payment estimator tool to give you a better sense of how much a car is going to cost you every month. You'll need to enter the details, such as the payment frequency, down payment and the length of your financing term.

Before you even reach out to the dealer, you'll know if a car is likely to fit your budget.

You could get approved for Online Financing

Submit your financing information online to find out if your application has been approved. Knowing exactly how much you can afford to spend will save you valuable time.

Get a trade-in value estimation

Find out the potential value of your car with a trade-in value estimate. You can use the estimated trade-in value of your current vehicle against the price of the new car in the payment estimator.

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