Does CarGurus sell cars?
CarGurus does not sell vehicles or broker car sales. To inquire about a vehicle listed on our platform, we invite you to contact the seller via the contact form found on all of our listing pages; we provide you with the information you can use in your negotiation in the negotiation tab located under the listing photos.
How does CarGurus work?
Using proprietary technology, search algorithms, and innovative data analytics, CarGurus provides unbiased insights on car pricing, dealer reputation, and vehicle history.
For used vehicles, we calculate a fair retail price based on a detailed analysis of comparable current and previous car listings in a given market. We call this estimate the CarGurus Instant Market Value (IMV). Updated daily, CarGurus IMV takes into account millions of data points including make, model, trim, year, mileage, options, location, and vehicle history.
To determine our deal ratings, we compare the asking price of a vehicle to the CarGurus IMV and factor in dealer reputation. From this calculation, we rate the quality of the deal: Great, Good, Fair, High or Overpriced. We always sort organic search results with the best deals on top (based on our algorithm, not how much a dealer pays us).
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