Buying a car from a private dealer? Here are some tips from myvehicle.ie.
When purchasing a car from a private seller you need to be careful as you don’t have a guarantee. The first thing you should do when checking out a car, is a car history check. Once that is completed and you are happy with the car history, you then need to ask some specific questions about that car which you have seen on the advertisement. The reasons for this is that the seller may be selling a number of cars. Take out a piece of paper and write down all the specifications the seller is saying about the car on the phone and then look at the advertisement to see if they match.
After you are happy with the car history check results and how the call has went then you need to go and view the car. Check the inside of the car, the wheels, the windows, the seats, engine, etc and make sure to take the car for a test drive before purchasing the car.