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Best Online Car Auction Sites

Getting a car through an online auction site could save you money and get you the vehicle of your dreams. The tricky part is knowing which websites to trust. Here are some of the best online car auction sites you can use to find your next vehicle.


The United States General Services Administration’s auction website is where the government sells unwanted surplus obtained through state and local agencies. It’s a great place to look for a new car because it's one of the main sites the government uses to list unwanted items. Often, hundreds of vehicles are available including cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs in newer and older models. You can browse and bid on any listing that meets your needs without hassle. GSAAuctions has listings in several states across America, so check the location of the item before you bid! If you’re willing to pick up your vehicle, you could get a nice deal.


You can buy nearly anything on eBay, and that includes cars. eBay has a special online auto auction site where you can purchase a car from another user through a public vehicle auction. Each posting lists the quality of the car, price, how many people are watching, and the number of bids on the auto. Like other online car auction sites, you need to check the state the car is located. Some users may be willing to deliver while others are not. 


Copart is a site that hosts thousands of auctions for used autos, public vehicle auctions, and more. You can search for your next car using the filtering method at the top of the homepage which has featured items, vehicle types, and makes of different vehicles. You can also participate in live auctions which occur every day. Of course, if you want a particular make, model, and year, you can search and find your perfect match.


Salvagebid is an online car auction site that allows you to bid on clear and salvage vehicle titles all over the United States. It offers access to the public, which gives anyone a chance to buy an inexpensive car. This site is especially useful for mechanics who don't mind a project. Free basic membership to Salvagebid gives you the ability to purchase one vehicle. Customer service representatives are more than happy to help you through the process, and you might be able to find the perfect car. You can easily search make, model, and year, or just browse the thousands of listings available. 

Property Room

Property Room is a public site that allows the general public to bid on police vehicle auctions. There are dozens of autos to browse including vans, SUVs, trucks, and hybrid sedans. Bidding does require registration, which is free. Property Room has been featured on news stations such as ABC, NBC, and CNN. Most cars are between the years of 2000-2010, but you could find some antiques that are great to fix up! Each listing has a reserve that must be met, but you can see the current price, number of bidders, and information about the auctioned car.

Last Updated: November 11, 2016