Buying guides

Assess a Vehicle

You've now read through the guide and you're equipped to go out and buy a used car. To make things even easier for you we've developed a pair of vehicle assessment tools. Just answer each of the multiple choice questions and we'll rate the vehicle for you. There are three possible outcomes: Good, Questionable and Walk Away

We've put together two vehicle assessment tools for you. One is for if you're buying from a trader while the other applies to private sales. They're very similar, but they do differ slightly, to reflect the different buying processes.

Your aim is to notch up the highest score that you can. The closer you get to 95, the more likely the car is to be genuine – drop below 65 and the chances of you having problems are that much higher.

Assess A Vehicle