Access Craigslist's home page and scroll down to locate New York's sites, each of which have a section for car sales. Craigslist contains listings for cars for sale by owner and by dealers.
The amount and variety of cars listed depend on which New York site the user searches on. For example, the New York City site has a much wider selection of cars than sites for smaller towns such as Binghamton and Plattsburgh. The listings usually consist of a car's picture, a description of what type of car the picture shows and the price offered by the owner or dealer.
Craigslist has several options for the user to hone his car search. For example, the top right corner of the page has options to sort the listings either by posted date or by price, in ascending or descending order. The left sidebar of the page has several filters, which include minimum and maximum price, make and model of the car, model year and mileage. The page also has options to filter the listings by the car's number of cylinders, its fuel type, its color, its size and its transmission type. The user can also direct the page to filter by style, such as convertibles, minivans and SUVs.