Online auction sites and direct sale billboard sites are sizable avenues for finding used trucks of all kinds through the Internet. There are a number of tools that can help assess the value of these cars so that buyers can make informed decisions.
Consumer Reports is a site affiliated with the Consumer League, an organization dedicated to assessing the objective quality of a given product. Its reports and user reviews can help buyers gauge how well a car is likely to perform.
The right website acts as a guide, encouraging buyers to be circumspect in their choices and to inspect cars thoroughly before purchase. When conducting a private transaction, being cautious about laying down actual money is a good idea because options for recourse in the event of false advertising or a related problem may be very limited for the buyer.
The Kelley Blue Book is a guide to the values of cars over time. The online version is constantly updated with new values so that buyers can weigh asking prices against Blue Book value and either use it to determine whether the price is fair or to determine whether or not the car likely has serious problems.