Some options for purchasing an inexpensive used car online include auto classifieds sites such as CarGurus.com and CarsForSale.com as well as general classifieds sites such as Craigslist.org, as of 2015. Additionally, general auction sites such as eBay.com and auto auction sites such as Copart.com also frequently feature listings for used cars at low prices.
CarsForSale.com features used car listings exclusively from dealerships across the country, meaning that there is a minimum level of quality for each used car that appears on the site. It offers search tools for locating a car according to its make and model, mileage or within a given location. CarGurus.com also features listings from dealerships, with each dealership containing customer ratings and reviews. The site offers features for contacting sellers remotely to make purchasing arrangements. Craigslist.org contains listings from both dealers as well as private sellers, though it only offers a basic email obfuscation tool that requires you to have a valid email address.
Auction site eBay.com maintains a section of its site that focuses on vehicles, including the tools to locate a car by its make and model as well as special features, such as a convertible roof. The site includes listings from mostly private sellers and collectors over dealerships. Copart.com functions as an online auction for salvage vehicles, meaning that all vehicles on the site contain some degree of damage. These vehicles require mandatory repairs in order to become legally drivable.