Car Swaps

Swap Your Car For a Different One on eBay

If you fancy a different car but don't have the budget to buy new, consider swapping your car for someone else's. Car swap is a good alternative to purchasing a car when the time comes to replace your existing vehicle. Whether you are looking for a small city car or a large family car, there is a car swap option to suit everyone on eBay.

Can you car swap a leased vehicle?

Car swapping entails trading your existing car for another one. Swapping a vehicle that is subject to a lease agreement can also be done, however, prior permission from the financial institution from which the vehicle is being leased is required. The lease can usually be transferred from the original owner to the new owner on the same terms.

Which car brands are eligible for a car swap?

In general, any car is eligible for a car swap. There is something for every taste and budget available and some of the most common brands include Audi, BMW, Mercedez-Benz, Land Rover, Ford, Volkswagen, Range Rover, and a number of Citroen models. Whether you are looking for an executive car or a large SUV, you are sure to find what you need from eBay's large selection.

Advantages of a car swap

Car swaps can be beneficial for both the lease seller and the lease buyer, and the main benefits are financial in nature. When you take over someone else's lease, you will benefit from any initial payments that they made and you can often take over only the remainder of the lease term, which means that instead of committing to a three or five year lease, you could potentially lease a vehicle for one or two years.

How to choose the right car for a car swap

Due to the large selection of vehicles available on eBay, it can seem complicated to find the right car for your needs. Keep the following in mind when making your decision:

  • Size: The first step is to decide which type of car you are interested in. The range starts with smaller city cars and ends with full-size executive cars.
  • Budget: Another important consideration is the amount of money that you would like to pay for your monthly lease. The more expensive the vehicle, the higher the monthly costs will be.
  • Brand: Once you have decided on the basics, you can begin exploring the range and searching for your next car on a brand by brand basis. Check the manufacturer's site for details on features of your preferred models.