Craigslist is a popular online resource for finding used cars because it allows people to post classified ads for free. Cars.com, which first launched in 1998, is the most popular website dedicated to listing both new and used cars.
Craigslist is a popular resource for private sellers, and it has subpages dedicated to particular areas, making it easy to search for cars nearby. Dealers sometimes post used cars on their lots to the website, so it is a great resource for finding nearby dealers as well. Craigslist allows user to search for particular keywords and look for cars within a particular price range; however, the website has a reputation for being easy for scammers to use, so potential buyers should exercise caution, particularly if a car is listed well below its market rate.
Cars.com claims to have more than 30 million visitors each month as of April 2015, making it a popular resource. Users can search for specific models and price ranges and select an area to search. Cars.com is used by dealers, and it offers calculators that allow people to estimate likely monthly payments based on the listed price of the car. Users can also search for certified pre-owned vehicles, which typically cost a bit more than used cars but may come with guarantees and warranties.