Craigslist is the go-to place for thrift-seekers looking to buy used vehicles. If you have searched Craigslist for a used vehicle, you know that it’s tough to stay on top of all of the listings that come out for exactly what you are looking for.By the time you’ve seen the listing for the car that you’ve been waiting for, it’s already sold to someone else. But know what those makes and models are and make a short list of them.The following method is the only way that I know how to get the jump on those vultures and find a good deal on a Craigslist car. Step 2: Go to your local Craiglist page and do a search for one of the vehicles that you are looking for.

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Note that you may have to click the listing in the feed to see pictures of the vehicle posted on Craigslist.

If I see a vehicle that I want to follow up on, I ‘keep as unread’, so that the listing doesn’t disappear from my unread feeds. As a seller, I was willing to see whomever wanted to see the car ASAP, and was going to sell to whomever gave me the first reasonable offer.

It’s a way to weed out the bad listings from the good. I wasn’t going to put it on hold or wait for anyone. This method isn’t a guarantee, but if you check your feed reader as much as I do, the odds are that you’ll get there pretty quickly, and you won’t have to go back to Craigslist multiple times daily to do searches for all of the cars on your list. All the standard Craigslist scam warnings apply: only sell to someone in person, don’t ship anything, cash, certified check, or money order only – you should know the deal by now. Not only can you use this technique to find vehicles, but it’s a great frugal technique to keep in mind when you’re looking for something specifically to buy used and locally.

Step 4: Repeat for every vehicle make and model you’re interested in.

Step 5: To improve your reach, repeat for every local region on Craigslist that you wouldn’t mind driving to. Step 6: Watch as the new Craigslist listings get delivered into your RSS Feed. If you share that goal, join me & 10,000+ others by getting FREE email updates.

Check your feed daily (most of you probably already do this with other feeds). You can also explore every post I have written, in order.

You’ll see an up-to-the-minute feed for each Craigslist car search query.

A little over two years ago, I decided to start taking the bus to work.

Not long after, I posted my car on Craigslist to sell it.