Another week, another pile of emails filled with Craigslist links to extremely tempting shitboxes. Here are a few of my favorites from readers who know I have a “problem,” but who simply don’t care.
There are many reasons why cutting the top half off of a unibody Jeep Liberty, and bolting a new body onto the remains is a bad idea. But all those reasons have to do with “physics.” And when it comes to the diesel-y dreams of one 4x4 enthusiast named Jason Stone, physics be damned.
“I’ve got my life in a real mess and I need your help bad,” reads the intro of Matthew Schaefer’s Toyota Land Cruiser Craigslist post. His said his girlfriend of six years left him a few weeks ago, and now he’s stuck alone in the mountains of California without a job, a driver’s license or gas money. He needs someone…
There’s something simultaneously soothing and stimulating about the carcass of an old car sitting static in a field. It’s like looking at past and potential at once. Or, just a nice old shape married to the landscape.
Combining the versatile body of a Jeep Wrangler with the beefy, Cummins-powered chassis of a Ram 2500 sounds like a brilliant idea. Maybe. But someone in New Jersey did just that, and the result is one of the strangest looking Jeeps I’ve ever seen.
Despite me already having seven cars in various states of disrepair, readers keep sending more Craigslist links to shitboxes! It’s almost as if they want to see me burn. Here are the most recent Craigslist links that these virtual crack dealers have emailed me.
Who delivers Amazon orders? Increasingly, it’s plainclothes contractors with few labor protections, driving their own cars, competing for shifts on the company’s own Uber-like platform. Though it’s deployed in dozens of cities and associated with one of the world’s biggest companies, government agencies and customers…
Hop into the hot seat of this modified 1996 Ford Mustang GT and picture yourself losing a drag race to a Nissan as your armpits erupt into flames.
The lovable Jeep Comanche—based on the equally-lovable Jeep Cherokee platform—is a fantastic little truck. But this one for sale on Craigslist, a single-owner short-bed with original paint, a five-speed manual, a 4.0-liter inline-six and only 18,500 on the clock, is truck-o-motive perfection. I need it.
I just got off the phone with David Kohn, a mechanic from Boone, North Carolina, who used a bunch of brilliant home-brew methods to turn a Cadillac Seville into a flatbed car-hauler. Here’s how he concocted this genius bit of automotive glory.
Recently, we told the tale of a man who achieved a lifelong dream of buying a Maserati, only to have it break again... again, and again, forever, causing him to wonder whether he’d be able to feed his children or keep the lights on. But a kind soul on the internet came to the rescue with a simple fix.
In an effort to simplify his life and find adventure, Rick Kretschmer from upstate New York moved west after college, and bought a ridiculous custom Geo Metro camper, which he lived in for over a year. Now the car is for sale because the 24-year-old needs a kitchen in his new home: a 1996 Dodge Ram. So if you need an…
Thanks to America’s 25-year import ban, and the principles of math, we are finally beginning to see some of the cooler 1990s Japanese cars here in the states. Honda Beats, Suzuki Cappuccinos, right-drive MR2, and ubiquitous Nissan Skylines. But it turns out the law has some unintended consequences too: the Mitsuokas…
Craigslist is a tricky place. Some people seem honest about a vehicle’s condition, others seem to be typing up things that are just too good to be true. But rarely are Craigslist car ads so captivating, and so truthful, that you’ll sit through 11 paragraphs of someone’s misery without getting bored. This was one of…
Selling a car privately can be a royal pain. With all of the dumb questions and low ballers it’s no wonder so many people just trade their old ride to the dealership. But if you have resorted to essentially yelling at your potential buyers, maybe private sales is not for you.
“Light water damage” reads the headline just above a picture of a Kia Sedona (labeled “Sorento”) up to its headlights in flood water. In what is among the saddest Craigslist ads I’ve ever laid eyes upon, the owner is apparently selling the car straight from the flooded streets of Houston.
It’s not too late to get eclipse glasses, but don’t expect to find any in stores. We’ve seen listings on local sale websites like Facebook Marketplace and Craigslist, though, so you could still snatch up a pair if you act fast.
The 1969 Chevy Impala is a gem and, if I owned one, I wouldn’t have the slightest intention of letting someone drive it without me around, save maybe for my mother. For whatever reason, a Michigan man felt differently and, while trying to sell the car to a prospective buyer on Craigslist, let the individual take it…
It’s a summer Friday afternoon and I’m the mood to play a game. A poster on Craigslist needs help identifying a car and he’s offering a cash reward to the person who can do it. Money, people! There’s money in this!
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.