Police Departments Offer "Safe Lots" For Craigslist Transactions 

You can find some great deals on bargain automobiles on Craigslist. However, recent stories about buyers and sellers being robbed or even killed illustrates the risk you take when dealing with an online stranger. Some police departments are responding by allocating a portion of their parking lot to ensure a safe sale. » 3/27/15 12:26pm Yesterday 12:26pm

Police: Atlanta Gang Members Used Fake Craigslist Car Ads To Rob Victims

There was a time when if you wanted to get a nice cheap car, Craigslist was the place to go. You can still find good values on CL, but you need to be careful out there. Police say Atlanta area gang members were setting up fake Craigslist ads for cars that didn't exist, in order to lure people and rob them. » 3/05/15 2:23pm 3/05/15 2:23pm

'Cheap' Luxury Car Ownership Described With Brutal, Poetic Honesty

Why buy a boring, reliable ride when you can get a slightly older, slightly rougher used luxury car for less? Just ask the ambitious and hilariously honest seller of this '99 BMW 328is, who's throwing in the towel after realizing a $1,500 rally car can be anything but "cheap." » 3/01/15 11:05am 3/01/15 11:05am

Dealership Donates Minivan To Couple Who Were Scammed On Craigslist

A Michigan couple on a fixed income saved up to purchase a $2500 minivan from a seller on Craigslist. But when the seller gave them a false title and the minivan turned out to be stolen, they were out a car and their money. Now a local dealer has stepped in to donate a car and make things right. » 3/01/15 10:01am 3/01/15 10:01am

The Best Strategy for Buying a Used Car on Craigslist

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When you're looking to buy a used car, Craigslist can be a great resource, but you need to keep your wits about you and approach all listings skeptically. And when you see the car in person, there are a few things you should keep in mind so you stay safe and don't get swindled. » 11/11/14 5:01pm 11/11/14 5:01pm

An $8 Million McLaren F1 Is "For Sale" On Craigslist (Update)

We all know Craigslist is a great place to buy or sell an affordable car. I'm not so sure it is the best place to buy or sell a not-so-affordable car. But if you have $7,890,000 (you read that correctly, I did not add and extra zero) you can buy a "totally legit" McLaren F1 on CL. » 10/24/14 2:06pm 10/24/14 2:06pm

Two Tips For Selling Your Cheap Car Online

Smart car shoppers know trading in your old car to a dealer is never the best way to go. To make the most off of your hunk of junk, you've got to do it yourself. With a slew of different online classified and car listing services out there, selling cheap cars online has never been easier or more convenient. » 10/22/14 11:56am 10/22/14 11:56am

A Dodge Viper Just Gave New Meaning To "Weight Reduction"

Have you ever looked at your 500+bhp sports car and said, "just not fast enough?" Some of you add engine upgrades in the pursuit of speed. Others try to reduce weight. We all know that guy: the dude who brags about how he deleted his back seats and replaced his fronts, rocks lightweight wheels and a lightweight… » 10/11/14 11:30am 10/11/14 11:30am

Police Arrest Craigslist Scammer In Undercover Operation

Craigslist is a pretty great place to find inexpensive, jalop-worthy cars. The not-so great thing about Craigslist is all the scammers trying to sell you a car that doesn't exist. A Houston police task-force managed to nab one of these scammers with an undercover sting operation. » 7/27/14 11:37am 7/27/14 11:37am

This Craigslist Ad Will Break Every Truck Enthusiasts' Heart

"I was told this is an International Scout... Some type of 4 cylinder engine." It's enough to make an enthusiast weep. I'm all for an "extreme-makeover" level restoration but I'm pretty sure this thing is at the point where the owner pays someone to haul it off, not the other way around. » 7/25/14 10:12am 7/25/14 10:12am

You Can Own The Dryer That Helped Win The 24 Hours Of Daytona!

Sure, owning a race-winning race car would be great. But you know what would be even better? Owning a dryer that helped win that race! Everyone wants the car. But it takes a special, higher-level connoisseur of precision racing machinery to appreciate the sweet, hot performance of a race-team's dryer. Now it can be… » 6/26/14 9:45pm 6/26/14 9:45pm

I'm Losing My Shit Over This Perfect Ford Tempo

I was just talking to the curator at the Petersen Museum about getting cars for the collection, and he revealed to me something that most of us don't realize: it's not the rare stuff that's hard to find — it's the mundane. Because who keeps or restores a car no one cares about? I think I found the answer to that… » 5/01/14 9:00pm 5/01/14 9:00pm

Man's Rockin' Fantasy Involves Beer, Potato Salad, And An El Camino

It's a story you've heard a thousand times(?) Recently single old timer is unsatisfied with the car-truckiness of his Subaru Brat and wants you to turn it into a different car-truck. Don't worry, he can pay. In cheap beer, potato salad, and stories about Deep Purple. » 4/29/14 2:41pm 4/29/14 2:41pm