Moving to the U.S. – Should you Buy a Car from a Dealership?

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Congratulations, you’re ready to buy your first car in the U.S.! You have a choice: will you buy a car from a dealership or from a private party? You are probably unsure. We at Lendbuzz ( believe that buying a pre-owned car from a dealership is the way to go. We’ve gathered some information to help you see the pros.

In general, buying a car from a dealer is more convenient, since the dealer is the one who handles all of the associated paperwork. They have been through the process many times and can provide step-by-step guidance. You won’t need to take care of the transaction yourself and you will have someone overseeing the deal, beginning to end. Dealerships have a large inventory of cars, so you’re more likely to find the car you want quickly.

Dealers often also offer a warranty, and if the car you’re interested in is a certified pre-owned car, then you can rest assured you have the full car history and it has been thoroughly inspected and repaired. And don’t forget, a dealership is a business – while they are interested in making a profit, they’re also interested in maintaining a good reputation. A good dealer will offer you a better service than a private seller, and will help you solve any problems that arise, even after the purchase. Many are also known to offer a 7-day “grace period” when you can return the car for a full refund – no questions asked.

But what about car finance options? Traditional banks won’t finance vehicles purchased from a private seller. At Lendbuzz, we are happy to finance your purchase either from a dealership or a private seller. So, no need to buy from a dealership just for the financing. We will also be happy to connect you with trustworthy dealers and help you figure out the best way to purchase the car of your dreams. And you know where loans help you the most – taking out a loan is the best way to build your U.S. credit score.


Lendbuzz  is an online lender for expats & international students in the U.S. Our car financing platform offers international professionals attractive car financing solutions – without U.S. credit history or SSN.

If you are looking to buy a car –  new or pre-owned – Lendbuzz partners with a wide range of auto dealers, to offer you a seamless car purchasing experience. Lendbuzz offers the lowest rates, quick & easy online approval (less than 5 minutes), and consulting services on how to build your U.S. credit history.

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Lendbuzz is an online platform providing car loan for international students and car loan for expats in the U.S.

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