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?

My go-to search terms are “Jeep manual” and “turbo manual.” I know this may surprise you, but it is true.

The results of the first weed out many of the automatics, leaving plenty of older Willys, AMC and Chrysler-era Jeep models (just what I like). It’s not perfect, though, as many owners list their cars as manuals even though they’ve clearly got slushboxes.

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It also sucks that Jeep built the Compass and Patriot in manual form, so I have to sift through those crap-cans. What’s worse, though, is that the search results often include owner’s manuals and repair manuals. Don’t get me wrong, the Jeeps that I’m looking to buy will definitely require a repair book, but I’m on Craigslist to stare at beautiful Willys sheetmetal, not at oily Haynes books.

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Here’s the best vehicle this search term turned up for me: an absolutely gorgeous 1963 Willys CJ-5. The body looks all original, the interior looks immaculate, and it comes with a power take-off winch! At only $7,000, I’m very tempted to buy this thing:

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The second search term “turbo manual” still has the aforementioned Mislabeled Auto Trans and Owner’s/Repair Manual issues, and it also tends to bring up GM’s Turbo-Hydramatic transmissions, but for the most part, it yields great results.

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On the first page of my San Antonio search (I tend to look for new cars down south, as Detroit vehicles are overpriced and rusty), I found the JDM goodness of my dreams, including two Nissan Skylines, a number of Nissan 300ZXs, multiple WRXs, a stock Toyota Supra, a stage four Mazda RX-7, a Mazdaspeed 6 and a whole bunch more.

Plus, there were some great non-JDM gems like a Porsche 944 Turbo, a modded Volvo 240, a slew of cheap VW Golf GTIs and even a 12-valve Cummins Ram.

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The search term also brings up cars described as “non-turbos,” which may sound like a bad thing, but often times, “non-turbo” cars are just Less Powerful But Still Awesome versions of cool sports cars. Take this Celica GT-S; sure, it’s not a particularly powerful front-drive liftback, but it looks wonderful, and the seller says it’s “like new.”

I could totally see myself dropping five grand to row through this little beauty’s five-speed, and carve curvy canyon roads with the 135-horsepower 2.0-liter inline-four trying its darnedest under hood.

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So those are my go-to search terms. Now it’s your turn to name your favorite words to type into the Craigslist search bar—words guaranteed to send car enthusiasts drooling over something good.