Craigslist used cars for sale in Minneapolis MN – finding affordable running cars in Minneapolis Minnesota St. Paul Mill City

by Craig Miller on November 15, 2010

Minneapolis Minnesota, also known as “Mill City” is home to just under 400,000 residents. Minneapolis’ metropolitan area has approximately 3 1/2 million residents and is the 16th largest metropolitan area in the United States. It is estimated that 60% of Minnesota’s population commutes to work using alternative transportation such as the Metropolitan Council’s Metro Transit. Many citizens in Minnesota take advantage of the light rail system while the remaining 40% of residents commute using a personal motor vehicle.

For many, driving a vehicle is not just a means of transportation but a way of life. Owning and driving an automobile is often a convenient way to get to and from a destination. With the ever rising costs of purchasing a new vehicle, many Americans are searching for an alternative to buying new. Perhaps this is why so many people are finding affordable cars by visiting the Craigslist cars for sale section in Minneapolis Minnesota. On Craigslist, even the most cash-strapped person can find an automobile for just a few hundred dollars.

With Minneapolis being such a large area, Craigslist has helped by breaking down the Minneapolis area into six different sections including Hennepin County, Anoka, Chis, Isa, Washington, Dakota, Scott, Carv Sher and Wri. Begin your search by choosing the area that you reside in from the car and truck section.

Finding an affordable running automobile on Craigslist starts by first setting a budget and sticking to it. Know and understand how much you can afford. If you have $1200 to spend on a used vehicle, you should be able to find a running automobile within a few days. If a $600 Craigslist car is in your budget, finding a dependable, reliable, and affordable vehicle may take a few weeks. When it comes to finding a running vehicle at a great price, vehicles in this price range typically do not appear very often. Because of this, when you find a car at a great price, you will want to act quickly.

So how do you know if the automobile that you are purchasing is dependable? In order to determine just how reliable an automobile is, a thorough inspection by a mechanic may be necessary. First locate an automobile that you’re interested in and before you make a decision, run it by your local mechanic to have it inspected.

While many will tell you that finding a cheap vehicle that runs is impossible, it is quite possible with Craigslist. Craigslist cars in Minneapolis has hundreds of new postings each day from both individual sellers and car dealerships. While there are some dealerships on the Craigslist website that have reasonable prices, your best price almost always comes from a private seller. Privately sold vehicles often sell for several hundred dollars less than those found at your local car lot. Buying a car from Craigslist from a private seller does of course have the disadvantage of purchasing a vehicle without a warranty. This is one factor that you should take into consideration before purchasing a used vehicle from an individual.

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