Buying a Used Car in Russia

Information on where to buy a used car in Russia, and the paperwork and processes involved…

Dealers who sell new cars often also have used cars for sale. For more information about used cars, including price comparisons (in Russian, unless otherwise mentioned) and to search for cars on sale, see the websites below: Enquiring among colleagues or Russian friends and contacts about cars for sale can also be a good way of finding a reliable, trustworthy source, especially from expats leaving Russia and getting rid of a vehicle. Other useful sources can be found by contacting expat social circles or business groups, or by going on forums on expat websites. The procedure for taking ownership of used cars is the same as for buying new cars. If buying from a dealer, they will normally help with the paperwork.

Selling a Used Car

Most car dealers can also assist with selling a car, or it can be sold privately. For details of where to sell privately, see the sources of information listed above in Buying a Used Car (most of which are in Russian). General websites for buying and selling can also be good places to advertise a car. One of the most popular sites is IRR (in Russian). As with buying a car, enquiring among colleagues and friends, contacting expat social circles or business groups, or posting in forums on expat websites can also be good ways to find a buyer. When selling a car, the seller is obliged to de-register the car at the traffic police office and the buyer should register it there too. There are companies that handle these services, for a fee, which can save time and make the process a lot easier, especially for non-Russian speakers. posting in forums on expat websites can also be good ways to find a buyer.

When selling a car, the seller is obliged to de-register the car at the traffic police office and the buyer should register it there too. There are companies that handle these services, for a fee, which can save time and make the process a lot easier, especially for non-Russian speakers.