Find used car deals in time for Christmas

Time's running out if you want to secure a car deal and delivery before Christmas

BuyaCar team
Dec 2, 2020

BuyaCar Christmas opening times

December 21-239am - 5pm
December 249am - 2pm
December 25-27Closed
December 28-309am - 5pm
December 319am - 2pm
January 1Closed
January 2-39am - 5pm


Christmas songs always sound better through the stereo of a new car, but there isn't much time left to get your order in before the big day.

Whether it’s an early present to yourself, or a special gift for a loved one, we'll lead you through an entirely stress-free process during what can be a very gruelling time of the year. What could be better than getting a car delivered to your door before Christmas Day?

You'll have to get that order in before Friday 11 December if you want the car on your driveway before the 25th. Even then, we must stress that we can't guarantee that the dealer will have the car ready in time, as delays may occur, in which case you can be sure of getting the vehicle early in the new year.

Even if you don't need a new car this Christmas, it could still be worth ordering a car before the end of the year - prices tend to become extremely competitive as dealers attempt to hit their annual sales targets, so you can expect BuyaCar to be packed with excellent used car deals over the festive period.

Read on for more information on getting a great used car deal during this festive period.

Order from BuyaCar in time for Christmas

  • Latest order date for delivery before Christmas Friday 11 December

Order a used or nearly-new car with BuyaCar before December 11, and it may still be possible to have it delivered to your door before Christmas.

New cars are typically built to order, so it’s probably already too late to order one to be made to your specification by the factory. But you can still get hold of a pre-registered vehicle through BuyaCar with very limited mileage at a much cheaper price and available to be delivered straight away.

These models may be cancelled orders, or simply built to a popular specification by the manufacturer in the knowledge that they can sell to drivers who don’t want to wait. Many of these vehicles are not listed for sale, but we can normally find one that suits you.

December car savings

With the turkey to order, gifts to buy and warm mince pies on the side, it’s no surprise December is a quiet month for car purchases. But sales targets don’t just disappear, so dealerships put extra effort into attracting more customers, often resulting in cut-price deals and hefty discount offers.

This makes December one of the best times to buy a car if you're interested in getting a good deal. Shop with BuyaCar and you can compare prices nationwide, apply for finance and have the vehicle delivered without ever venturing out into the cold weather. BuyaCar lists cars from dealers across the country and constantly updates prices to take account of the latest deals.

Best deals on pre-Christmas cars

As car dealers are keen for sales of any sort, you should be able to find a good deal on a car that’s right for you. Check our articles on the best deals on used cars, pre-registered cars and nearly new cars for large savings on models that are ready for delivery, or simply search the latest prices on all of the vehicles in stock.

You’ll find 1650 nearly-new cars for sale now on BuyaCar, with even recently-launched models available for immediate delivery, from the new Mercedes A-Class to the all-electric Jaguar I-Pace. Although sales are slow at this time of year, four-wheel drive cars - particularly tall and large sport utility vehicles (SUVs) - are in high demand, as buyers look for a car that can cope with slippery roads.

These models are still regularly discounted but you’ll need to buck the trend if you want the very biggest bargains, and convertibles are an obvious candidate. It’ll be months before you get the best from these open-topped cars but most have heating systems that will blast out enough hot air to keep you moderately warm with the roof down in chilly temperatures.

Some, such as the Mercedes SLK come with hard-top roofs, which make them ideal for winter, but most modern convertibles come with multi-layered fabric roofs, which still do a decent job of insulating the interior from the outside noise and cold.

Buying a car as a Christmas gift

Few gifts come bigger or more exciting than a car, and ordering one online makes it simple to discreetly organise delivery ahead of Christmas, so it’s still a surprise on the morning itself.

BuyaCar delivers on a weekday that’s convenient to you. If you’re taking up a finance deal, then the car must be dropped off at the address on the finance application but cash buyers can have their new vehicle delivered elsewhere - at work, for example.

It’s the work of a few minutes to tax and insure the car, ensuring that it will be ready to hit the road as soon as you hand over the keys.


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