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The material that appears on AutoTrader.com is for informational purposes only. Despite our efforts to provide useful and accurate information, errors may appear from time to time. Before purchasing a vehicle or other goods or services you've read about on AutoTrader.com, you should confirm with the vendor any information (including the price) that is important to your purchasing decision. AutoTrader.com is not responsible for, and does not guarantee the performance of, any such vehicles, goods or services.
AutoTrader.com is a vehicle listing and information service that brings together buyers and sellers. Information about a particular vehicle is supplied by the seller, not by AutoTrader.com. The price and other terms of any sale of any vehicle advertised on AutoTrader.com remain subject to direct negotiation between the buyer and the seller. The prices listed by sellers on AutoTrader.com often exclude sales tax, finance charges, title, license, regulatory, dealer documentary, emission testing and compliance fees, any or all of which may be added to the listed price to arrive at the final sale price of a particular vehicle. Though we hope that all who come to AutoTrader.com will act honorably and treat each other fairly, we can't verify the information sellers supply or guarantee the vehicles they offer. Nor can we assure the seller of a vehicle advertised on AutoTrader.com that the check he/she gets from the buyer isn't going to bounce. When using this website to find a buyer for your vehicle or a vehicle you can buy, we urge you to use the same common sense and good judgment you would use in selling a car through, or responding to, a classified ad in the newspaper.
Please read our fraud awareness tips before you buy or sell a car through a classified ad, whether on AutoTrader.com or in your local newspaper. There is no substitute for healthy skepticism and your own good judgment.
In connection with our efforts to combat Internet fraud, some listings may be screened before being posted publicly. This process may delay display of your listing. We may also screen some email messages sent to sellers about vehicles listed on AutoTrader.com. If it appears that your email message has not reached the seller of the vehicle you're inquiring about, you might try inquiring by telephone if the seller has provided a telephone number.
When you offer a vehicle for sale through AutoTrader.com, you must be prepared to sell that vehicle at the price at which, and the terms on which, you've listed it. You must have possession of the actual vehicle listed and the ability to transfer title. To list a vehicle for sale on AutoTrader.com, sellers are required to provide certain identifying and contact information. The information must accurately identify the seller and the method of contact must permit buyers to communicate directly with the seller. You may not charge any potential buyer for information about any vehicle listed for sale on AutoTrader.com, nor may you use our website to promote, without our prior written permission, any other website, product or service. Sell Your Car ads are available only to private sellers who want to list their vehicles for sale.
Sell Your Car ads are not to be used to advertise more than one vehicle per ad purchased, regardless of ad duration. For this reason, you cannot edit your vehicle's Year, Make, Model or VIN once you've purchased your ad. Always double-check this information before submitting your ad.
Individuals who seek to list more than three vehicles on the AutoTrader.com website simultaneously, and all dealers, must make other arrangements with us. To find out more about listing and advertising opportunities on AutoTrader.com, visit our AutoTrader.com Dealer page. By using our Sell Your Car service, you represent that you are not a motor vehicle dealer, that you are not listing a vehicle for sale in your capacity as an owner, employee or representative of a dealer, and that neither you, nor anyone acting on your behalf will list more than three vehicles for sale simultaneously. AutoTrader.com reserves the right to deny use of this website to anyone who does not comply with these requirements or who otherwise uses our website in a manner we consider inappropriate.
AutoTrader.com offers a variety of ad packages, with combinations of features that vary by market area. For information about the ad packages available to private sellers in your area, click the "Sell Your Car" tab or button on our home page. On the next page, enter your ZIP code to view our product offerings. Dealers can select our Standard Listings, Featured Listings, or Premium Listings. Please visit our AutoTrader.com Dealer page for more information.
When you list a vehicle for sale through our Sell Your Car service, we may obtain additional distribution for your listing through our relationships with other websites, including Univision, MSN Autos, MSN Latino, Kelley Blue Book, NADA Guides and Edmunds. Neither AutoTrader.com nor any website through which we distribute your listing will charge you any additional fee for this additional exposure. It's just added value from AutoTrader.com.
Responsibility for the information contained in each listing lies with each seller. You alone are responsible for material you post and for the content of all email messages transmitted through AutoTrader.com. Nothing will undermine a user's confidence in the vehicle you're looking to sell faster than inaccurate statements or misleading representations about the vehicle. And since any erosion of user confidence in you is likely to be accompanied by erosion of user confidence in us, we care deeply about making sure that the information you supply is accurate and that, in all respects, you treat AutoTrader.com users fairly and honorably.
Though we can't monitor every transaction that originates through a listing on AutoTrader.com, we may perform random quality assurance tests to confirm that those who offer vehicles for sale over AutoTrader.com are prepared to sell the vehicles they advertise at the prices at which, and the terms on which, they advertise them. By using our Sell Your Car service, you agree to cooperate in these random quality assurance tests. If our tests reveal, or we otherwise learn, that a seller is engaging in "bait and switch" or other unfair or deceptive practices, AutoTrader.com reserves the right to deny that seller use of the Sell Your Car service.
By placing an ad through our Sell Your Car service, you agree to pay the fees specified for the package you select, regardless of whether your vehicle sells as a result of the listing. Take care in selecting your ad package and inputting your ad information; listing fees are generally not refundable, even if you provide erroneous information or fail to sell your vehicle. Click here for our Refund Policy.
Our used car listings include vehicles that have been "certified" as meeting certain standards established by manufacturers and/or dealers in connection with their pre-owned vehicle programs. The decision to certify any particular vehicle is made by the certifying manufacturer or dealer, and the vehicle information included in AutoTrader.com's certified vehicle listing is provided by the listing dealer. Neither AutoTrader.com nor the manufacturer is responsible for the accuracy of any information contained in a certified vehicle listing and only the manufacturer or dealer that certifies a vehicle is responsible for the decision to certify that vehicle. You should familiarize yourself with the terms of the applicable certification program before buying any certified vehicle. Ads purchased by private sellers through our Sell Your Car service will not appear in any "certified" area of our website. Our certified ads apply only to vehicles certified by the automobile manufacturers with which we have partnerships.
AutoTrader.com is an online advertising resource. Unless you choose to purchase a magazine plus online ad package, the online ads you purchase on AutoTrader.com will not appear in any of the Trader magazines, which are published by Cox Auto Trader, Inc., a separate, but related, company. In most market areas, sellers can choose to purchase a magazine plus online ad package that includes both an online ad on AutoTrader.com and a print ad in a local Trader magazine. The availability and features of these magazine plus online ad packages vary by market area. To check the availability and review the features of the magazine plus online ad offerings in your area, click the "Sell Your Car" tab or button on our home page. On the next page, enter your ZIP code to view our product offerings. If you do not see a menu option for a combination print and online ad package for your area, you may still be able to purchase a separate print ad in a Trader magazine but you will need to contact the Cox Auto Trader office closest to you for more information.
To redeem an online Instant Trade-In Offer through the AutoTrader.com Trade-In Marketplace (the “Program”): (1) your vehicle must be located in a market in which the Program is offered; (2) you must be the registered owner of the vehicle in question; (3) you must possess a valid driver’s license or other form of valid government-issued photo ID; (4) you must not be an automobile dealer or an employee of an automobile dealer; (5) you must provide us with accurate, complete and truthful personal contact information and responses to all questions included in our online questionnaire regarding the description and condition of your vehicle and; (6) you must deliver your vehicle, with a valid registration and either clear and unencumbered title in your name, or complete documentation regarding any lease obligations or liens on your vehicle (including, without limitation, contact information for your lender or leasing company, relevant account information and the current loan payoff amount or lease early termination fee for your vehicle) within seventy-two (72) hours of the issuance of your online Instant Trade-In Offer to an authorized participating dealer in our network (a “Facilitating Dealer”) which will inspect your vehicle’s condition.
You acknowledge that the provision of any false or inaccurate information, including, without limitation, vehicle information or personal contact information, will immediately invalidate your Instant Trade-In Offer. By requesting an online Instant Trade-In Offer, you agree that AutoTrader.com and its service providers may use your personal contact information, including your telephone number and email address, to communicate with you about the Program and about other services offered by AutoTrader.com and its affiliates.
The mandatory vehicle inspection by your Facilitating Dealer will be conducted free of charge and may include, without limitation, paint thickness measurements, a road test, a mechanical inspection, and review of vehicle history reports and disclosure statements regarding flood, salvage or odometer discrepancies (including rollbacks). The Program may not be used to sell or trade-in vehicles that lack a valid Vehicle Information Number (VIN), vehicles that were illegally imported into the United States (i.e., “gray market” vehicles), or vehicles with altered, illegal or non-functioning emissions equipment. You may use the Program to sell or trade-in a maximum of three (3) vehicles in any six-month period. Your online Instant Trade-In Offer will expire after seventy-two (72) hours and the dollar amount of your offer may be raised or lowered depending on the results of the Facilitating Dealer’s vehicle inspection described above. All decisions of the Facilitating Dealer regarding the condition of your vehicle will be final. At the conclusion of your free vehicle inspection, your Facilitating Dealer will issue you a final Instant Trade-In Offer which you can redeem by delivering your vehicle on the spot or by returning your vehicle to the Facilitating Dealer’s location by the end of the next business day in the same condition and with no more than fifty (50) miles on the odometer in addition to the mileage recorded during your vehicle inspection. If you choose to redeem your final Instant Trade-In Offer by selling your vehicle, your Facilitating Dealer will issue you a check following the release of any applicable liens and lease obligations and the Facilitating Dealer’s receipt of a clear and unencumbered vehicle title. All checks will be made payable to the vehicle owner(s) named on the vehicle title. If you elect to redeem your final Instant Trade-In Offer by trading-in your vehicle, your Facilitating Dealer will issue you a trade-in credit against the sale price of any vehicle available in its inventory following the release of any applicable liens and lease obligations and the receipt of a clear and unencumbered vehicle title. If you have negative equity in your vehicle (i.e., your outstanding loan balance or lease payment obligation exceeds the amount of your final Instant Trade-In Offer), you will be responsible for paying the difference between the final Instant Trade-In Offer and the amount needed to clear the title to your vehicle by certified check or other form of payment acceptable to the Facilitating Dealer before your transaction can be completed. If you have positive equity in your vehicle, the Facilitating Dealer will issue you a check or a trade-in credit, as applicable, for the difference between the amount needed to clear the title to your vehicle and the final Instant Trade-In Offer. Your Facilitating Dealer will assist you with the processing of the paperwork and payments necessary to settle your loan or lease obligations and obtain a clear title to your vehicle. This process typically takes ten (10) to fourteen (14) days following delivery of a vehicle to a Facilitating Dealer, but could take longer in some circumstances.
Although your Facilitating Dealer is not obligated to purchase your vehicle for any price other than the amount of your Final Instant Trade-In Offer, you can try to negotiate a more favorable price or trade-in value for your vehicle and, course, you are always free to sell or trade-in your vehicle outside of our Purchase Program. The sale price or trade-in value that you could receive for your vehicle in the open market may be more favorable than the amount of your final Instant Trade-In Offer.
BY REDEEMING A PURCHASE OFFER, YOU COVENANT NOT TO SUE AUTOTRADER.COM, ITS AFFILIATES, SERVICE PROVIDERS AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “RELEASED PARTIES”) FOR, AND AGREE TO RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE RELEASED PARTIES FROM AND AGAINST, ANY AND ALL CLAIMS RELATING TO OR ARISING OUT OF ANY VEHICLE SALE OR TRADE-IN TRANSACTION THAT YOU ENTER INTO WITH A FACILITATING DEALER. IN THE EVENT THAT ANY CLAIMS OR DISPUTES ARISE OUT OF SUCH A TRANSACTION, YOU AGREE TO LOOK SOLELY TO YOUR FACILITATING DEALER FOR YOUR REMEDY AND NOT TO THE RELEASED PARTIES.
For your convenience, we make available a variety of links to other websites that we don't operate where you can obtain automotive related products and services, including insurance, warranties, financing and inspection services. Although we encourage you to consult such websites, we cannot guarantee the prices, terms, quality, reliability or performance of the products or services provided by these vendors. AutoTrader.com is not responsible for the products or services these vendors provide. If you choose to purchase an inspection through such a third-party website, remember that an inspection is not a warranty. Although inspections can be of significant value in the purchase of a pre-owned car, an inspection is not a guarantee that the inspected car is free from defects or that the inspectors have identified all existing defects. Before you purchase inspection services, you should confirm with the inspector the location at which the inspection will be conducted, the scope and price of the inspection, and any other information you consider important to your decision. You are responsible for coordinating and arranging for the inspection. You release AutoTrader.com and its affiliates from any damages that you may incur, and agree not to assert any claims against them, arising from your purchase or use of third-party supplied products and services.
For your convenience, we make available links to websites operated by car dealerships that list their cars in our online classifieds. Although we may power some of these dealer websites, we are not responsible for any of the content that appears on these sites, including, without limitation, promotional contests and sweepstakes offers. We do not co-sponsor, operate, endorse or guarantee any advertiser sweepstakes or contest offer that may be promoted from time to time on our site, or that may be accessible through a link from our site, and you release AutoTrader.com and its affiliates from any damages that you may incur, and agree not to assert any claims against them, arising from your entry, participation or acceptance of any prize in any such sweepstakes or contest offer.
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You may post listings, ratings, reviews, comments and other content, so long as the content is not false, misleading, illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy rights, infringing of copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights, or otherwise injurious to AutoTrader.com or third parties. By submitting content to AutoTrader.com you agree to abide by the terms of this Visitor Agreement and any rules or policies established by AutoTrader.com for the area of our site in which you post your content.
By submitting listings, ratings, reviews, comments or other content to AutoTrader.com, you represent and warrant that your submission does not contain any computer viruses, worms, or other damaging computer files or code and that you own or otherwise control all of the rights (including any copyright, trademark, trade secret, patent or other intellectual property right) to the content that you submit. You further represent that the content is accurate, that the use of the content you submit does not violate this Visitor Agreement, any applicable laws or regulations or the intellectual property rights of any third parties and will not cause injury to any person or entity, and that you will indemnify and hold harmless AutoTrader.com, its affiliates and service providers (and all of their respective officers, directors, employees and representatives) from all claims, demands, damages and costs (including attorneys’ fees) resulting from content you submit. If you submit a vehicle rating and/or review, you represent that your submission is based on your own honest opinion, finding and/or experience, that you are not employed by the manufacturer of the vehicle you are rating or writing about and that you have not received and will not receive any compensation for your submission.
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Although AutoTrader.com cannot monitor all the listings and content posted to our website, we reserve the right (but assume no obligation) to delete, move, condense or edit any ads, ratings, reviews, content or other postings that come to our attention that we consider unacceptable or inappropriate, whether for legal or other reasons. We retain the right to deny access to anyone who we believe has violated these terms or any other term of this agreement. We will not, in the ordinary course of business, review the content of private electronic messages that are not addressed to AutoTrader.com. However, we may occasionally release information concerning such communications when release is appropriate to comply with law (including disclosure in response to a request from a law enforcement agency), to enforce our Visitor Agreement, or to protect the rights, property or safety of visitors to our site, our advertisers, the public or AutoTrader.com. Notwithstanding the foregoing, AutoTrader.com takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content posted to our website by you or other third parties.
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No spamming or data scraping. We want potential buyers visiting AutoTrader.com to feel free to share their email addresses with those listing vehicles for sale on our site. By listing a vehicle for sale on this site, you agree to use the email addresses of those responding to your listing only for purposes of communicating with them about the potential sale of that vehicle. By using this website, you agree not to use information concerning other users of AutoTrader.com, or the vehicles they've listed or searched for on this website (including listing information, user names, email addresses, telephone numbers, and/or other information), for any purpose other than to explore the potential purchase or sale of a listed vehicle.
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