The Only Good Twitter Account Shows You The Rarest Cars On Craigslist

Screenshot: @rarecars (Twitter)
Screenshot: @rarecars (Twitter)

The account is very simple. It is called “Rare Cars” (@rarecars), and it tweets out Craigslist listings for rare cars. Or at least that’s what people want you to think.

The thing is, the account just tweets out anything a Craigslist user lists as rare, even if it is, in fact, an extremely not-rare white 2017 BMW M3. But when the account finds something good, it’s extremely good, like a quite-rare yellow Lexus IS300 Sportcross.

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So stop trying to get your favorite car YouTuber’s attention in an endless sea of replies, and go follow the One Good Account, where you can scream with your fingers into the blue abyss how not-rare most cars that come up are, and marvel at the true gems.

Reviews Editor, Jalopnik

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shanemorris
Shane Morris

I always get a kick out of reading how people classify cars on Craigslist. “Rare” has always been one of my favorites, simply because it tells me a ton about the seller.

I can understand a “rare” color, if it’s limited edition. I can even forgive a limited edition model, like when you have a Camaro IROC in the Indy Pace Car trim. Yes, the graphics are rare.

BUT, God help me when I see these stepdads in their early 50s asking a $2,500 premium for a 1999 Miata, because they have a 10th Anniversary Edition. I respect your hustle and all that, Peter, but your 120k mile Miata is still a 1999 Miata, and I ain’t stepping a dollar above $5,000 for it. It’s not worth $2,500 above a “normal” Miata, simply because you got a wooden steering wheel and a little chrome badge.

Was this a personal anecdote? Yeah, it was. I'm just saying I'd like a summer car, and I'm getting tired of all these stepdads thinking they have something special. Mazda has sold over a million. They're not rare. I'm not paying $7,500 for a bone stock 1999 Miata. I can get a Mazdaspeed Turbo for that kind of scratch.