Do you live in Albuquerque, New Mexico and want to search for a car online? In my opinion, one of the best ways to search for cars within Albuquerque is to use Craigslist. In this post, I will show you exactly how to find a great used car for under $4000.
First, you will need to go to Craigslist Albuquerque. You can find the site here — http://albuquerque.craigslist.org/. Now, you will need to click on “cars + trucks” under the “for sale” sub-section. Here is a picture of where you should click.
Now, this part is very important. Make sure to only click on the link “BY-OWNER ONLY” on the left side of the screen. The reason why this is important is that it will only search for cars that are sold by private parties. The results will exclude cars sold from dealers. The reason why you want to do this is because you will be able to find more used cars for less than $4000 from private sellers.
Now that we have established this, it’s time to search for a used car. Type in 4000 as the maximum you want to pay in the “price” field. This will limit your search to cars under 4000 dollars. Now, if you do not type in anything in the “search-for” field, you will end up with thousands of results for a variety of used cars. In this example, I will search for Mitsubishi Lancer’s as these cars are quite reliable and well within the 4000 dollar range. Type in Mitsubishi Lancer in the “search-for” field. This is what your search should look like now.
As you can see, there are 4 listings for Lancer’s under 4000. Now I will show you what you need to look out for before purchasing cheap cars on Craigslist. The first thing is to make sure that the car actually runs. In my example, the first listing says that the car is priced at $1500, but has a blown motor.
The 2nd and 4th listings are from the same owner and lists the car at $3600. The car has 128,000 miles and is stated as being in great condition. According to the Blue Book value, the car could be listed at $5400. However, most people just use this as a guideline and the buyer can negotiate a price well below the Blue Book value. If I were looking for a car in Albuquerque around the $4000 price range, I would probably want to start by looking at this car.
This took me about 5 minutes to find this car and if you are looking for cheap cars in Albuquerque, then this is the way to go. Seriously, you won’t find locals cars like this on larger car search engines!
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