Common Questions About Selling Your Car
Legends buys vehicles?
Yes. Pre-owned cars are in demand, so we buy used cars to help satisfy consumer demand. After your car has been inspected at one of our dealerships, we'll make you an offer. Then, you can decide to trade in your car or sell it for cash. But, you are under no obligation to accept the offer. And, we'll buy your car even if you don't buy one from us.
Is the value I receive online what Legends will pay me for my car?
No. In order to pay top dollar for your vehicle, we need to inspect and test drive your car. To finalize any offer, you must visit a Legends location. The appraisal generally takes 30 minutes or less.
How will you appraise my vehicle?
This question is best answered in person, by the appraiser. Because circumstances can vary so greatly, our appraiser will thoroughly explain the factors that determined your offer. The first step is to find out what your car is worth
Do I need an appointment?
No, but for your convenience we will gladly accept appointments. Simply request an appraisal appointment or give us a call. But appointments are not required. You can simply visit a Legends location during normal business hours. Appraisals generally take 30 minutes or less.
How is a Legends appraisal different from other dealer appraisals?
A Legends offer is valid whether you buy a car from us or not. That is not usually the case when selling your car to a dealership. Their offers usually depend on you buying a vehicle from them as part of the process.
What about the paperwork?
We'll take care of all the paperwork.
How will I be paid for my vehicle?
After the sale is complete, we'll issue a check made payable to the name(s) listed on the title.
Can I sell my leased car?
In most instances, you can sell your leased car in almost the same way you'd sell any other financed car. We'll appraise the vehicle, contact the leasing company for a payoff quote and process any equity you might have.
What if I owe more on my car than it's worth?
When your payoff amount is more than the market value of your vehicle, the difference is called "negative equity." In some cases, that negative equity can be included in your financing if you buy a new vehicle from Legends. If not, we'll calculate the difference between your payoff and the market value, and you can pay that amount. We'll process the payoff and handle all the paperwork.
What if there is a lien on my vehicle?
To pay off the lien, we will need a) your lien holder's name and phone number, b) the name(s) on the account and c) your account number and social security number. We will contact your lien holder and obtain a 15-day payoff. If there is a previously paid-off lien listed on the title, you'll need both the title and the release from the lien holder before we can purchase your car.
Can I sell a car on behalf of a company?
Yes, but this is an entirely different set of circumstances. Please see a finance associate for details.
What happens to the cars you buy?
While it is true that we buy just about any car, we only offer a fraction of them to the public. Every car we buy goes through a comprehensive inspection because we won't put our name on a vehicle unless we know it's right. Vehicles that don't meet our standards are sold at auction or scrapped.