Used Cars in NI

We're proud to offer one of the largest ranges of second-hand cars for sale in Northern Ireland. There are great prices and finance options available on a broad catalogue of top-quality approved used cars from some of the industry's biggest names.

Our used car sales range features everything from bargain deals on older models to great savings on nearly-new offers from the likes of Renault, Dacia, Nissan, Toyota, Kia and many more.

With an expert team on hand to help and a Price Promise guarantee that means we won't be beaten when it comes to the value of our used cars, you're in the perfect place to find your next second-hand vehicle at a price you'll love.

Browse our full range of second-hand cars at our Northern Ireland dealers today.

Why buy a used car from Shelbourne Motors?

We're proud to be one of the most established used car dealers in NI. Having been a trusted name in the industry for half a century, there are so many reasons to choose us as the place to buy your next second-hand car. Here are a handful:


In 2023, it's 50 years since we opened, and we’ve only become better over time. With our rich history of selling new and used cars and vans to the people of Northern Ireland and beyond, you can rest assured that we know our stuff.

Family run

Fred Ward founded Shelbourne Motors in 1973, and the Wards have run us ever since. Family values are a part of everything we do at Shelbourne Motors – that’s why we treat every customer like one of our own.

Peace of mind

We offer a 14-day money-back guarantee on all our used vehicles that are fully purchased online, as well as a 12-month warranty as standard for all of our used cars for sale. Benefit from home delivery of your purchased vehicle anywhere in IreIand the UK – and delivery is free within 100 miles of your dealership.


We're committed to providing the best possible value for our customers when it comes to used car sales in NI, with our Price Promise ensuring you get the best price available. If you find a lower price elsewhere, we'll not only refund you the difference but also give you an extra £250 on top!


We’ve attracted a considerable amount of industry recognition over the years for our new and used car sales. In 2021, for instance, we were highly commended in the ‘Best Dealer Group’ with under 10 sites at the Automotive Management Awards. In 2022, we won 'Fastest Growing Family Business' at the Family Business Awards.


You can rest assured that we’ll take care of you when you buy a second-hand car from us – our customers rate us as 'Excellent' on Trustpilot for a reason. We’re even on hand to help with tyres, air conditioning and vehicle servicing for your used car at any of our NI franchises.

NI Used Cars FAQs

Why should I buy a used car?

Simply put, buying a second-hand car is the most cost-effective way to get behind the wheel of your own vehicle. Buying a used car costs significantly less than buying new, and you won't need to worry too much about the impact of depreciation on your vehicle after you've bought it.

Your money also stretches further than when buying new. For example, a budget that might afford you a handful of new car models could potentially afford you any one of thousands of used car options. You might be able to afford a better model, better specs or a more recent one.

Of course, you might have questions regarding quality and reliability when buying a second-hand car. However, our NI franchises are part of a long-established, trusted and approved used dealer, so you can rest assured that any vehicle you get from Shelbourne Motors will meet exacting standards.

What should I check when buying a used car?

There are plenty of things you should check before buying a second-hand car, particularly if you're buying from a private seller. The good news is you don't need to worry about them when buying with us because we've already taken care of all the checks you need.

Buying with an 'approved used' dealer like Shelbourne Motors means every vehicle on our sales floor has gone through a thorough performance and quality assessment to ensure it meets our high standards. That means any vehicle you buy with us will be in good or better condition, have all its documentation and a clean history.

On top of that, you can take your prospective vehicle out for a test drive if you'd like, and we offer a 14-day money-back guarantee when your purchase your vehicle fully online using our website and a 12-month warranty on every used car purchase.

How do I know if I'm getting a good deal on a second-hand car?

Getting a good deal on a used car boils down to two factors: getting a quality vehicle and securing it for a good price. We've already covered why we only sell high-quality used cars at our NI dealers, but we also offer unbeatable value thanks to our Price Promise.

Our Price Promise guarantees that if you find a similar vehicle at a lower price from any other franchised used car dealers in NI, we'll not only match the price but give you an extra £250 as well.

When's the best time to buy a used car in Northern Ireland?

There are various opinions on when the best time to buy a used car is. Some will say March and September (or February and August) when new number plate formats are introduced as more drivers may part with their old cars. Others will encourage you to visit used car dealers in Northern Ireland at the end of the quarter to try and secure a better deal.

We pride ourselves on offering good value and competitive pricing all year, so don't hesitate if you've found the right used car with us. Remember, you've always got our Price Promise to fall back on.

Why should I buy from a used car dealer in NI rather than a private seller?

There's one big reason to buy from an established used car dealer over a private seller: you know what you're getting.

Buying private comes with a host of unknowns, primarily surrounding the reliability of the seller, and therefore the reliability of the vehicle. While you might think you’ve found a bargain buying private, you have no assurances of the vehicle's quality and no guarantees to fall back on. Buy with a trusted source like us, and you know you're buying from an approved used scheme with a money-back guarantee and warranty to protect you.

Furthermore, you can still find great deals with an established dealer, too. Look at our full range of used cars for sale in NI and you'll see a host of bargain options to choose from.

Can I get a finance deal on a used car?

We offer competitive finance solutions for customers wanting to purchase a used car on a structured deal. We offer two methods of financing – hire purchase (HP) and personal contract purchase (PCP) – that can break down your costs into manageable monthly payments.

For any further information, please feel free to contact us directly.

Can I part exchange my current car for a used car?

Yes, you can. If you're thinking about part exchanging or selling your car with us, head over to our vehicle valuation checker for a free, no-obligation valuation on your vehicle.

Can I test drive a second-hand car at Shelbourne Motors?

You're welcome to drive any second-hand car in our range. You can speak to a member of our team to arrange a test drive over the phone or in your local Shelbourne Motors used car dealers in NI.

Have a look at our top tips for test driving a used car to get an idea of what you should be looking for on the drive.

Do used car dealers offer any guarantees on a second-hand purchase?

You'll get a 14-day money-back guarantee when you buy online and a 12-month warranty when you buy any used car in Northern Ireland with us.

In addition to that, we offer award-winning service that's been rated 'Excellent' by our customers on Trustpilot, so you'll have peace of mind when you buy with us.

Browse our full range of used cars for sale in Northern Ireland

Find out why we're the premier second-hand car dealer in NI today. Our full range of used cars for sale is available to buy or finance online or at your nearest Shelbourne Motors dealership. You can begin your journey to your next second-hand car right away by using the filters to narrow your search to the options that suit you.

Got a question? Our friendly, experienced team are on hand to help. Get in touch and enquire today.