Sell my car comparison: Motorway vs Webuyanycar – which is best?
We compared Webuyanycar and Motorway to see who offered the highest price across a selection of popular cars.
Motorway vs Webuyanycar : who will give you the best price when you sell your car?
The short answer is that it depends very much on the specifics of the car you’re selling.
Despite all their grand promises, there is no single car-buying site that will pay the highest possible price for every single car.
We requested dozens of quotes* from each site for some of the most popular cars on Britain’s roads to see how they stacked up.
So who pays the best price between Webuyanycar and Motorway according to our research?
Take a look at the table below.
Sell my car comparison: Motorway vs Webuyanycar
|Land Rover||Tesla Model 3||Ford Fiesta||Ford Focus||Mini||Nissan Qashqai||VW Golf||Mercedes A Class||AVERAGE|
Of the eight different models we looked at, Motorway offered the highest average quoted price in seven instances.
If you look at the final column you’ll see that we also totted up the average price for all the cars we got quotes for, with Motorway offering around £1,250 more overall.
That’s actually well above the roughly £1,000 figure that Motorway claim they’ll pay above its rivals.
Yet despite our findings, we would still highly recommend that you take the time to conduct your own comparison when selling your car.
Why you need to shop around to get the best price
Man using his phone (Image: Jonas Leupe – Unsplash)
For a start, our comparison really just offers a narrow snapshot of the market rather than any kind of comprehensive analysis.
Second, we only looked at the initial quotes rather than the final offer, which could obviously be substantially different.
Finally, it’s worth reiterating that no site will offer the best price for every car anyway.
So with all this in mind, it’s vital you take the time to get multiple quotes as a starting point (if possible, use a secondary email address or set one up for this purpose or you’re going to end up with a lot of emails in your inbox otherwise).
There are many car-buying sites out there that can offer you a quote in a matter of minutes.
Here’s a round up of the main ones, including a link to our review and a link to get a quote for each one.
Motorway vs Webuyanycar: who charges the most fees?
If you are looking to sell to either Motorway or Webuyanycar and you’ve found the price you’ve been offered is fairly similar, it’s worth factoring in the impact of fees as this might tip things in favour of Motorway.
That’s because it’s fee-free, while Webuyanycar could hit you with a transaction charge of up to £74.99, depending on the value of your car, and up to £29.75 if you want to be paid on the same day you sell (although you can opt to wait four days for fee-free payment).
You can read more about what fees Webuyanycar will charge in our detailed Webuyanycar review.
For cars that sell for less than £100, there is no transaction fee.
For cars worth between £100 and £3,999.99, there’s a £49.99 transaction fee.
Cars that sell for between £4,000 and £4,999.99, you’ll pay a £59.99 fee.
Cars worth anything over £5,000 will be charged a £74.99 fee.
Webuyanycar vs Motorway: who will collect my car?
The final key difference between Webuyanycar and Motorway worth discussing is the often-overlooked issue of car collection.
If you’re selling your car to Motorway, the good news is they will come and collect the car from your house or designated destination (free of charge).
If you’re selling to Webuyanycar, you’ll need to drive to one of its 500 branches (you can find your nearest one here) and then organise a lift back home.
If you’ll have to take a taxi or Uber, you should also factor this into your total costs before when comparing overall costs between Webuyanycar and Motorway.
*Methodology: we requested an online quote for 39 different cars across 8 different car makes. This works out to five car quotes per car type with the exception of the Mercedes A Class, for which we only got four quotes.