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Craigslist cars for sale for poor credit car buyers – Examine Craigslist for cars and buy a vehicle for under $300

Do the bad credit blues have you down while searching for a used vehicle? With nearly 25% of America having a bad credit score, there are roughly 110 million people out there in need of a vehicle but are unable to get financing. With many Americans facing tough times, there are several people out there searching for a vehicle for under $300. If money is a little bit tight and your bad credit is preventing you from financing a vehicle, you may want to consider purchasing a used vehicle from a private seller. Another option is to buy a vehicle from a dealer that offers no credit checks. With this method you will usually need a considerably large down payment.

If all you have is $300 and you are looking to buy a vehicle for cash, you can do so with a little searching on Craigslist for cars. While there are not very many vehicles that are $300 or less, there is still a handful to choose from. A $300 vehicle may be a bit of a fixer-upper but will still get you to where you need to go. In order to find a vehicle in this price range you may have to expand your search to a city outside your local area. If you live in a large city such as New York, finding a used car at this price on Craigslist cars for sale may not be that difficult. When searching for a vehicle, you will want to enter a price range between $100 and $300. You may be surprised what you find in the search results. Some people are simply looking to get rid of an old vehicle that may need a little bit of work and are willing to let it go at a low price. Search around Craigslist for a vehicle that runs. For $300, a running vehicle is all that you should expect. At this price, you should not be concerned with any type of cosmetic issues.

When it comes to purchasing a vehicle on Craigslist you do not need a bad credit auto loan. A bad credit auto loan can be an expensive way to purchase a vehicle because they usually carry an extremely high interest rate. Buying a vehicle out right for cash is the best possible way to purchase a vehicle and save. If you are having a difficult time finding a vehicle in this price range, you may want to consider a bad credit loan to supplement the money that you already have. By putting $300 down and maybe borrowing another $700, you can purchase a $1000 vehicle on Craigslist which will be much nicer and probably a lot newer.

Buying Craigslist cars for sale with poor credit makes obtaining a vehicle a bit more challenging. When examining Craigslist cars for sale, be careful not to get caught up in any scams. Never send money through Western Union for a vehicle or any other item on Craigslist. This website specifies not to send money through Western Union because it is a huge problem on Craigslist.

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  • Linda Hays November 4, 2010, 5:51 pm

    Hello There! My car is going to be repoed maybe next week and I just got hired by UPS. This means I will be losing my job as well as my car. I need to find something at least under $600. I am not experienced with online car buying or even Craigslist. Can you give me some sound advice? I live in Cochranton Pa. area. Thank-you Linda Hays

    • Craig Miller November 4, 2010, 7:44 pm

      Hello Linda,

      If it is inevitable that your vehicle is going to be repossessed then you may want to start searching Craigslist for a used vehicle. If you have not spoken with the bank that is financing your vehicle about your current situation, it may be a good idea to do so. Sometimes a bank would rather work with you then repossess your vehicle because they normally do not recover what is owed on the vehicle.

      With $600 you should be able to find something that will get you to and from your UPS job. The best advice when it comes to buying a used vehicle from a website such as Craigslist is to be careful of all the scams going on. You should never send anyone money via Western Union or get caught up in any cash checking scams. As far as finding a solid vehicle on Craigslist, you may want to bring along a friend who knows a little about cars. And always have your vehicle inspected before buying to ensure that you are not purchasing a lemon. Good luck with your purchase on Craigslist.

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