If you want to find the largest collection of used cars in the northwest, chances are good you'll end up shopping the Puget Sound region for your next purchase. With so many people now living in the vertical north and south strip along the Puget Sound area, used cars have followed to give local residence quite an inventory to select from. Of course there is the question about how to shift through all that inventory of the area some now call Pugetopolis.
Seattle Area Used Autos Online
For most people, the best place to start is to look at the Seattle area used cars online. Seattle suburban dealerships have a lot of inventory, so searching for cheap cars in Seattle often also finds you all the cars in Bellevue as well given its close proximity. This can be great if you are looking for something very specific make and model on LotPro.com but it can also be a headache given the sheer volume.
If you are adamant about not traveling outside of autos available at local Seattle dealers your best option is to set your search radius very small online or get more selective in terms of price, mileage, or model year to throw out as many cars as you can. Of course you may miss out on some deals if you set it to narrow so adjust the search settings accordingly.
If you travel the south of Seattle along interstate 5 looking for great buys on used cars you'll likely be working the Tacoma area. Anchoring the southern side of the Puget Sound, it's probably the second to only Seattle for cheap cars. Again, searching used cars for sale in Tacoma WA by vehicle type or even filtering by vehicles by best gas mileage can be a helpful way to eliminate used car lots to only models you might wish to consider.
Outside the Major Metro Areas
If you are shopping for used cars in Everett, Olympia, or Bremerton Washington you are much less likely to get much overlap in your vehicle search. However if you are still worried about used trucks and cars that might be outside your purchase area, try entering your zip code instead. Doing so will ensure the search is centered on top of you, instead of finding cheap used cars in Tacoma or Seattle. Click on the banner below and enter your zip code to get stared.