In 2017, Clutch, Canada’s first-ever online pre-owned vehicle retailer, debuted in Halifax and gave buyers an alternative to stuffy dealerships. Building on our Halifax success, Clutch is now bringing the new age of online car shopping to the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
“In Eastern Canada, our customers love Clutch and I am thrilled to be bringing a better way to buy and sell cars to the GTA." says Stephen Seibel, COO.
Instead of dragging yourself into a crowded dealership and hoping you get a friendly, helpful salesperson, Clutch allows Toronto area shoppers to fire up their computers, tablets, or smartphones and shop right from the comfort of home. You can even shop in your favorite pajamas — we won’t judge.
Clutch’s arrival brings loads of other great benefits to used car shoppers in the Toronto area, including:
Only the highest-quality inventory: Every Clutch pre-owned vehicle goes through a rigorous 210-point inspection to ensure it’s top-notch and ready for the road. We also verify every vehicle has a clean title and no fire, flood, or frame damage. Finally, we back up all our quality pre-owned vehicles with a 3-month / 6,000-km limited warranty.
Seven-day money-back guarantee: We love our cars, and we know you will too. However, not every car’s a keeper, which is why we let you drive your new Clutch car for seven days to decide if it’s right for you. If you’re not satisfied, we’ll take it back and give you a full refund. Want another option? You can swap it for another car that interests you.
No-haggle pricing: Because we have no fancy showroom or commissioned salespeople, we offer great prices on all our pre-owned vehicles. That great price you see on the Clutch website is the price you pay. There are no hidden terms to qualify for an advertised deal or haggling to get the advertised price. Most importantly, there is no “manager” we must speak with before you can drive off the lot. It’s just you, your computer, and our expansive pre-owned inventory.
Easy financing: There’s no drama in our financing process. Simply fill out a few bits of information online, and our financing team will tell you if you’re approved. Once approved, you can use the loan terms to find a pre-owned vehicle that fits your monthly payment budget.
In a word, yes. While we may be significantly different than any other pre-owned vehicle retailer, Clutch is registered with the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council ("OMVIC"). This way, you know buying a pre-owned vehicle online with Clutch is safe.
"We are proud to have worked closely with OMVIC over the last several months to be compliant with the Motor Vehicles Dealers Act and become registered to buy and sell vehicles in the province of Ontario," says Seibel.
Clutch is also proud to welcome its new chief executive officer, Dan Park. Park joins us following a strong performance as the general manager and head of Uber Eats Canada. During his time at Uber Eats Canada, Park built and scaled the Uber Eats model across Canada, bringing in key partnerships with McDonald's, A&W, Recipe Group, Popeye's, and Starbucks.
Park looks to bring that success to Clutch, using what he learned at Uber Eats to simplify the car buying process. As he sees it,
"The car buying process is often painful and complicated. Buying a car should be as easy as getting an Uber and I can't wait to change the way Canadians buy cars."
Park also aims to clear the muddy waters typically surrounding the car-buying process and bring the focus back to the customer. "I am excited to be building a truly customer-focused company rooted in transparency and trust to make car buying fun and easy."
Buying and selling cars is a part of life, but it doesn’t have to be a headache. So, if you’re tired of the runaround at used car dealerships, relief is here. Check out Clutch today to enjoy a seamless and hassle-free online car buying experience.