A CARFAX one-owner vehicle is just what the name implies: A used car for sale that has had only one previous owner according to the CARFAX Vehicle History Report™. Below, we’ll discuss the benefits of a one-owner vehicle and how you can get your hands on one at Matthew Motors of Clayton, North Carolina.

Benefits of a One-Owner Vehicle

There are quite a few benefits to buying a one-owner vehicle. 

Increased confidence

When a vehicle has had only one previous owner, it means that owner was happy enough with the car to keep it to themselves and should inspire confidence for the next owner. 

Less travelled

A one-owner vehicle is more likely to have stayed in one area of the country and less likely to have had long-term exposure to multiple threats posed by different climates. 

Still relatively new

The typical new car owner keeps their car for around six years, so a one-owner vehicle is likely to be relatively up to date on modern safety and infotainment features. 

Why People Sell Their Cars

To better understand how a vehicle becomes a one-owner car, you must point to the reasons why people choose to sell their cars in the first place.

Because one-owner cars were driven by the same person for an extended period of time, it’s more likely that the owner simply wanted to upgrade to something bigger, downgrade to something with better fuel economy, or the car was a lease and the term of the lease has come to an end. 


It’s for those reasons that a one-owner vehicle is generally seen as a safe and valuable purchase and why these vehicles are more sought after than cars that have cycled through multiple drivers. 

How to Find a One-Owner Vehicle

CARFAX one-owner vehicles are so popular among used car shoppers that we’ve even implemented it as a search filter for our inventory. Check out our complete lineup of CARFAX one-owner vehicles. 


And while you’re at it, be sure to also browse our inventory of additional used cars for sale. While you may be looking to find a CARFAX one-owner vehicle, it may be a different used car that finds you.

And as always, don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions about our selection, financing, or specials. CARFAX one-owner vehicles have just one previous owner. And used car shoppers around Raleigh, NC, need just one dealership: Matthews Motors Clayton.