I have not traded personally on eBay Motors, but here are the answers I found for your concerns -
1.How and does the eBay protection work on the motors site (Is there a max. cover)? and 2.Is there any special program on the Motors site for protecting buyers?
eBay offers eBay Motors Vehicle Purchase Protection (VPP) program provides protection of up to $50,000 against losses associated with some types of fraud. You're automatically enrolled in the program at no charge when you buy an eligible vehicle on the eBay Motors site. VPP offers protection only for losses associated with eligible transactions for qualifying vehicles in certain situations.
To learn more about VPP, please go to Link hidden: Login to view
3.Is Paypal still the leading payment method, are there more ?
Ideally, eBay encourages you to use PayPal as well as Escrow but they also offer financing through their own financing center.
To learn more about your options please go to - Link hidden: Login to view
4.How does eBay deals with disputes on both sides?
If you haven't already, contact the seller. If the seller doesn't make things right, you can submit a reimbursement request through the VPP program. Here's how:
* Contact us to request a reimbursement no later than 30 days after the date that the listing ended.
* Submit all documentation (purchase receipts, repair estimates, etc.) requested by the VPP administrator.
* Receive reimbursement determination and payment (if approved) --generally no longer than 30-45 days.
VPP offers protection only for losses associated with eligible transactions for qualifying vehicles in certain situations. To learn more about eBay's VPP policy page, please go to Link hidden: Login to view
5.How does financing work in general in this site and how does it combine with the protection?
For your financing needs it would be best if you visit - Link hidden: Login to view and also remember that offers and bids for vehicles on eBay are non-binding. However, you shouldn't bid unless you intend to buy the vehicle.
6.Do people have the option to check the vehicle before buying or they only rely on the seller?
That would depend on the seller, but you can personally visit or have a vehicle inspection service (Link hidden: Login to view) visit the vehicle to ensure accurate representation.
Hope this helps :)