Craigslist is one of the best sources for amazing used car deals on the planet. It’s also a one of the best places for people to wildly overestimate their clunker’s value. Here are 10 examples of abysmally bad deals and misplaced hope.


10.) 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 -$32,000

I don’t care how much Armor-All you wiped on your dashboard and tires, or how much AutoZone chrome trim has been unnecessarily applied, your 10-year-old truck is not worth nearly as much as was paid for it when new. Especially with that much rust underneath.

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9.) 1979 Pontiac Firebird -$89,900

This thing could’ve been put together by Joe Biden himself and it still wouldn’t be worth almost $90,000. In your dreams, amigo.

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8.) 1935 Ford Wrecker -$3,500

What was once probably a very useful tow truck is now a big piece of rusted metal held together by welded license plates and a faded memory of what America used to stand for. And they talk about doing a 50 MPH run in this thing? The seats are made of cardboard and street signs, for god sakes!

Suggested By: 8695Beaters, Photo Credit: Craigslist


7.) 2004 Honda S2000 Widebody -$32,000

What many people seem to forget when selling their highly modified used cars is that rarely will they actually see any of that money they invested in mods in return when the car is sold. If this S2000 has already seen one price drop, just you wait.

Suggested By: AntiLag, Photo Credit: Craigslist


6.) 1996 Lincoln Town Car Rolls Royce Conversion -$299,000

Whether the seller is asking $299,000, $29,000 or $2,900 for this “spectacular and unique” Rolls Royce replica, the kit has basically been plopped on top of a $1,500 1996 Lincoln Town Car, splattered with fake diamonds and spruced up with some unfitting chrome wheels. I’m not so sure I trust the seller’s rebuilt title story either.

Suggested By: CobraJoe, Photo Credit: Craigslist


5.) 1996 BMW 840ci -$47,500

The 8-Series was an amazing machine, but come on! If I had $50,000 at my disposal right now, you can guarantee I would not be spending it on an automatic BMW 840ci, and neither should you. If you’re going to going to sell your 8-Series, please be reasonable about it.

Suggested By: Dale Franks, Photo Credit: Craigslist


4.) 2004 Hummer H2 -$80,000

Are Hummers the new and upcoming raging collectors items? They’re not produced anymore so that must mean yes, right? Should we try and convince Doug DeMuro to trade his H1 for this?

The answer to all of those questions is no. Don’t spend $80,000 on a Hummer H2.

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3.) 1963 Chevrolet “Corvette Coupe” -$3,100

C2 Corvette split windows were some of the most beautiful cars to come out of the 60s and should be preserved in any way possible, but please don’t try and pawn off your rusted pieces of fiberglass for $3100. To quote the seller “The car was ran over by an eighteen wheeler semi and these are the remains.” Great.

No, your heap is not worth $3000, no matter what shade of yellow it once was. Or maybe that’s just oxidation.

Suggested By: Meatcoma, Photo Credit: Craigslist


2.) 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STi -$75,000

There’s no denying that STis retain their resale value insanely well, but there’s also no way in hell that this car is worth nearly $60,000 more than current market value on a stock 2006 STi.

Between its tasteless bodykit, extensive list of overboard modifications and its absurd asking price, there’s no doubt that the listing for this “street-legal rally car” will be plastered up on Craigslist and NASIOC for a long, long time.

Suggested By: veteran011, Photo Credit: Craigslist


1.) 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat -$134,000

Buying a new car and not liking it is one thing, but buying a new car that’s in high-demand and attempting to sell it for tens of thousands over sticker in an attempt to capitalize on the demand? That’s just a dick move. It’s also unlikely to work. Good luck with this one, pal!

Suggested By: Apoc, Photo Credit: Craigslist

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