The Top 5 Car Buying Apps for Buying a Car Without Ever Leaving Your House

The days of going to a dealership to buy a car are over. There are lots of new online car buying sites where you can buy a car and have it delivered without ever leaving the house.
Updated November 10, 2021

As Seinfeld’s George Costanza once said, “You know, we’re living in a society!” And you know what, he was so right about that. Of course, society in a ’90s New York sitcom is a little different than the one we’re living in right now, but George was onto something. That’s because in this society, you can buy a car online. Like, without having to leave your house? That’s something George Costanza would love. And if it’s George-approved, and Deapspotr-approved, it’s got to be good.

For this Dealspotr Top 5, we’re taking a look at the best online car buying sites and apps to use when you buy your next car — without ever getting up from the couch.

Vroom, Vroom, Ya Know, Like the Vine

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Vroom shoppers can explore thousands of high-quality cars available on their site and have those cars dropped off right at their front door. And if you don’t find one you love immediately, don’t go anywhere. Vroom adds new cars and trucks to their site weekly. Every vehicle on Vroom goes through a background check, ensuring its safety and accident history for you. Whether you buy cash, finance with your own bank, or use one of the banks provided by Vroom, you can feel confident that you're getting the best rate on your new used car.

Carvana, Oh Na Na 

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Carvana has one goal in mind when you’re buying a vehicle online, and that’s making sure you have peace of mind by the time you make your big purchase. Carvana takes the commission, the pressure, and the hidden fees away when you’re browsing for your next car. And when it comes time to get your car, you can choose between having it delivered straight to your door, or doing something so unique, so unheard of you can't imagine it's real: You could pick it up from one of Carvana’s many car vending machines. 

Get a Car from Gettacar

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Getting a car online just got a lot easier. Gettacar will ship your car within 48 hours and if you’re not loving it, you have a whole week to decide if you want to return it. No hard feelings, and definitely no hassle. Online car shopping is a lot like online shopping for anything. If it’s not a right fit, you should return it. Don’t waste your entire weekend car shopping when you can do it on your lunch break, in between shifts, after work, or before breakfast. The Gettacar team combines decades of car industry experience with innovators from successful startups to change the way people buy cars. 

Don’t Max Out

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The rush you get from online shopping is almost incomparable. It’s invigorating and exciting and fast-paced. Just like driving a new car. So imagine what could happen when you bridge the gap between the two and online shop for a new car? At CarMax you can do that. Use the app to save cars you’re interested in for up to a week. And once you buy your car, choose between picking it up from your local CarMax or having it delivered to your door. From there you have 30 days to decide if it’s the car for you.

Let’s Shift Gears For a Sec

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Shift Cars

Shift Cars is constantly tracking prices of all cars to make sure whatever they’re selling is a reasonable price. And in a world where you can Google cars in seconds, it’s important that Shift has the best deals for your new used car. Only after going through a rigorous 150-point inspection will these cars be put online and sold. You don’t have to worry about being pressured by salespeople — and they'll bring the car right to your house.