A man in Des Moines, Washington allegedly lured in potential buyers with a Craigslist ad for a 2003 Toyota Echo, got them to pay cash, and then left them out in the cold empty handed. Luckily, according to King5 News, police staged a sting operation to take the him down; it didn’t end so well for the Echo. Or him.
Sometimes this sad, sad world doesn’t give us the cars we really want. And while most people just sit there and cry to the unjust car gods, one man decided to break out the welder and become a car god himself.
For the better part of a decade, Craigslist has been my go-to source for all questionable automotive purchases. It has served me well for years (I haven’t died once!), but now—even though I remain obsessed with the List-O De La Craig—Facebook Marketplace has become primary junker search site. Here’s why.
Going pro usually doesn’t involve scouring Craigslist, but when Peter Olivier read Bill Caswell’s tale of racing a $500 Craigslist beater against professional rally teams, he figured he could do the same on two wheels. Olivier’s $1,600 Craigslist bike held up through all six Pro Supermoto races in 2016, putting him on…
Over the weekend, an ad popped up on Craigslist, as they often do, of a man looking to sell his Saturn. That in itself isn’t terribly remarkable. It’s the scene that he’s leaving behind that piqued my interest.
Ride-hailing giant Uber has agreed to pay $20 million to settle allegations from the Federal Trade Commission that it exaggerated how much drivers could earn on its website and through Craigslist job postings.
If you’re a casual Craigslister looking to get ahold of a very interesting and good automobile, what terms can you type into the search bar to cut out all the bullshit—and guarantee only awesomeness?
When I moved into my current apartment about two years ago, I noticed the junkyard next door had a limousine. The driver-side window was missing, and the car’s exterior resembled what you’d expect if you imagined a limo beat to shit. It slightly resembled the one above, which is currently for sale on Craigslist.
If you could picture in your head a Jeep designed by a 12 year-old, that image in your noggin would be this: a chopped 2002 Grand Cherokee adorned with more Autozone chrome bits than is legal in some countries. Proceed through this article with caution.
Ever seen “will trade” in a used car ad? I know I have, and I wondered: does anybody seriously swap cars with total strangers? Turns out they do. I did, and rolled away with my dream car. (And possibly tetanus.) Here’s how I traded my Toyota pickup truck for a rare old 1975 International Scout.
Within moments of arriving in Germany to spend some quality time with my family, my parents had to tie me up with rope to keep me from blowing all my cash on junkers from Germany’s amazing version of Craigslist, Mobile.de. It is filled with every Jalop’s wants and needs. And I am too weak to resist its lure.
This is how the No. 55 Mazda Prototype’s race went at Circuit of the Americas, as written by Craigslist.
As a chronic Craigslister, I often come across the huge, six ton military truck in the picture above called the M35A2—aka the “Deuce and a half.” The crazy thing is, the huge behemoth routinely sells for under $2,000, which makes it a total bargain in terms of weight-to-dollar ratio. What other ridiculously huge cars…
Like everyone, I started surfing Craigslist because I wanted to snag sweet deals. Though I was initially a bit worried about meeting randos from the internet, after seven years of hard-core Craigslisting, I can honestly say, the site has changed my life. Here are some of my best stories of buying stuff from everyone’s …
If you’re on the hunt for a crazy person, just go to Craigslist. Anyone who puts a Geo Metro body on a Wrangler frame is off of their rocker. Anyone who puts a porthole window and a loony fascia on a Chevy Blazer has lost it. Anyone who puts a Mustang on a Scout frame has gone cuckoo. Or they could all be geniuses,…
This hacked-up 2002 Chevy Blazer (5-speed!) is for sale on Craigslist in Ohio. It’s been converted to a pickup, there’s a porthole window on the giant B-pillar, and the front end has a ‘50s sedan look to it. Top it off with chocolate brown paint, and you’ve got a very “special” vehicle—and all for only $900!
Okay. Full disclosure. I almost killed myself in it.
This is a Geo Metro body on a Jeep Wrangler TJ frame—a Jeep-nut’s worst nightmare. I get it, the cars have the same wheelbase, but just because it can be done, definitely doesn’t mean it should.