2. Use Filters To Narrow Your Search Options
Filters can help ensure that your search results match your needs. You can be as vague or specific as you like to get the perfect options.
Craigslist has many filters you can use, including:
• Location: How many miles can the car be from your zip code
• Price range: Maximum and minimum prices
• Make and model: The brand and type of vehicle
• Model year: Minimum and maximum manufacturing years
• Odometer reading range: Minimum and maximum car mileage
• Condition: New, like new, excellent, good, fair, or salvage
• Cylinders: Three, four, five, six, eight, ten, 12, or other
• Drive: Front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, or four-wheel drive
• Fuel: Gas, diesel, hybrid, electric, or other
• Paint color: Black, blue, brown, green, gray, orange, purple, red, silver, white, yellow, or custom
• Size: Compact, full-size, mid-size, or sub-compact
• Title status: Clean, salvage, rebuilt, parts only, lien, or missing
• Transmission: Manual, automatic, or other
• Type: Bus, convertible, coupe, hatchback, mini-van, off-road, pickup, sedan, truck, SUV, wagon, van, or other
You can mark if you're okay with paying with cryptocurrency and if you'd prefer the seller to offer delivery.
You can also choose to only search listings that have images. It’s typically best to choose this filter so you can do an online pre-inspection of the car before you contact the seller. You may see something in the pictures that quickly knocks a car out of consideration.