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Craigslist Cars I Currently Own

by craigscars

You may ask, does this guy really buy cars this way or is he just looking for ways to put more annoying ads on the internet? Well, just to set things straight, as much as I like annoying ads, I do buy my cars this way. My family currently owns 5 cars, 4 of which were found on Craigslist and the 5th was found on Carsoup before Craigslist was as popular as it is today. All 5 were painlessly purchased from private parties and so far they have served us well.

The 1st car is a 2005 Pontiac Vibe that we found on Carsoup and purchased in 2007 with 34,000 miles on it. My wife has been driving it ever since. It is a handy little vehicle that has been very reliable, economical and can fit a surprising amount of stuff in the back.

The 2nd oldest vehicle in the fleet is a 1999 Isuzu Trooper that we purchased in 2010 with 84,000 miles on it and yes we did find it on Craigslist. This was my every day driver until I bought my Camry and now it is used for mostly as a backup vehicle or when we need to haul something. The traction is great in the snow and I have hauled way too many new appliances home in the back of it.

The 3rd vehicle is a 2009 Toyota Camry that I found on craigslist in 2011 with 14,000 miles on it. The owner was moving back to China and had to sell it in a week. I offered slightly more than the dealer and we both came out with a good deal.

The 4th car is technically my sons, but I will include it anyway. It is a 1988 Mustang GT with a 5.0 liter V8 and a 5 speed manual transmission. We found this one on Craigslist in the fall of 2012. Maybe a Toyota Corolla would have been a more practical choice for a teenager, but it would not be nearly as much fun. We have had a good time fixing it up and driving it.

The most recent purchase is a 2001 Honda Accord. We just bought this one in January of 2013 after finding it on Craigslist. We bought it as a more practical driver than the Mustang and the Trooper for my sons. It has a 5 speed manual transmission and 163000 miles, the previous owners had it for over ten year but there daughter did not like driving a stick.

As you can see from my list there are a variety of vehicles for sale on Craigslist, there are also more and more people using Craigslist as a tool for buying and selling their cars on their own.

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