A person can find a car for less than $500 on Overstock.com and AutoTrader.com, as of 2015. Both sites allow users to search by location, which makes it easy to find a car in a specific area.
When shopping for a car under $500 at AutoTrader.com, a person has to choose a maximum price of $1,000, and then switch search results to lowest to highest price. With this selection in place, the potential buyer can see a listing of cars and specifically those that are under $500. Information such as the model year, brand, mileage and color are also listed on the site. Carfax is available on many cars listed on this site, even those under $500.
When searching Overstock.com, a potential buyer can specifically search for cars under $500. An option for certified pre-owned vehicles is available on this site, and buyers can narrow down search results by engine, color and fuel type. Search results can also be narrowed by make, model and year. Each car comes with a Carfax report, and pictures for many of the cars are available. A person can get more information, such as location and features about each car by clicking on the listing, and they can contact the seller directly by email through the site.