The best time to purchase a used vehicle from the owner depends on what kind of vehicle the customer is in the market for. According to a CBS news article, the value of a car fluctuates with the season.
In general, according to The Telegraph, customers should buy their desired vehicle during its most unpopular season, when competition and sales are low. During summer, convertible cars, jeeps and sports cars are at their peak prices, so customers purchasing these vehicles in the winter benefit from a price reduction. During winter, SUVs, trucks and sedans become a little more desirable, so buying in the summer saves a few extra bucks. This tip assures that potential car-buyers snag a major deal and come out on top.