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How to Sell a Car on Craigslist

Need to sell a car on Craigslist?

If you must sell your car yourself, online communities like Craigslist are a good place to start. Here we will teach you the simple steps required to sell a car on Craigslist.

The process is easy and in a few short minutes your used car ad can be up and running, plus the ad is free and their site is popular enough to earn it decent traffic.

First step: check out the Craigslist site

Craigslist site

There is a localized page for almost every city you can imagine and that is where you need to start. Simply go to your favorite search engine and type in ‘Craigslist’ and the city in which you want to sell.

Fly right through the process by clicking in the below order from your city’s homepage:

  • Post to classifieds
  • For sale
  • Cars & trucks
  • Pick the area closest to where you wish to sell
  • Second step: place your ad

    Craigslist sell ad

    This part may seem easy, but be sure to give it some thought. Here are some tips to help you place an ad that is sure to sell your car on Craigslist:

  • List your specific location Don’t waste your time talking to potential buyers far away
  • Give a very detailed description Don’t waste time talking to potential buyers who don’t want what you’ve got
  • Add images They allow four, so make them quality
  • Don’t list contact information Craigslist allows you to be contacted anonymously, potential buyers can contact you without invading your privacy
  • Third step: Proofread your ad

    Craigslist ad

    Once you are finished with the hard part posting is easy. Above is rough idea of what your ad will look like, so there is plenty of room for detail and good photos.

    Be sure to give it a good proof read to ensure that the ad is easy to read and offers enough information to potential buyers.

    And you are done, three steps then wait for your inbox to start buzzing.

    If that process is too long and involved for you, try our online form, we make it easy.

    5 thoughts on “How to Sell a Car on Craigslist

    1. brian mackinnon

      this here is a ’94 honda civic DX manual windows and tranny.
      it has 218000 miles on it just replaced the water pump, timin belt, plugs and wires, and oil change. it runs good great on gas

    2. Henry

      4 sale a 1998 Honda Civis 4 door, auto,power doors,window,sunroof,tires 7 month old,new timing belt, new water pump,sliver color , 108,000 miles run great.

      asking $4,500……….

    3. Lamont

      2000 toyota solara 2 door,auto,169k miles, runs good,no rust, recently installed new muffler and resonator on car this summer,black, needs some work check engine light is on!

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