^ Well, disadvantage mo lang sa car dealers ay medyo mahal, compared to direct sellers. Car dealers too may look to hide faults, not just sellers. My mom and I recently bought two used cars from classified ads lang, and of course, you have to be a good judge of character when you meet for the inspection. We were fortunate that the sellers we met were reputable and honest, and they lived in exclusive villages.
Be careful of those scams na hihingi na ng payment over PayPal to have the car "delivered", always insist on a personal inspection, and you can bring a mechanic so you can have peace of mind. We also got to communicate with a few of those, but we knew kaagad na scam sila.