Craigslist wastes company time more easily with new search features!

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Admit it: we’ve all gone car searching on Craigslist at work. Now they’re making it easier!

Chances are, if you’re reading Auto Waffle, you already know what Craigslist is. However, in the event that you don’t, Craigslist is basically a free-to-post classifieds website where you can buy… well… anything really. Yes, that includes new and used cars.

If you already knew that, chances are that you’ve probably surfed aimlessly through the cars and trucks section of Craigslist looking for a deal, or just window shopping, or maybe to find your next project. You’ve probably done it at work, too. Don’t worry – we won’t tell your boss.

Recently, the popular classified website updated its interface (again) to add some new ways to search for cars. Craigslist car and truck search used to be pretty Spartan: you could click “Cars and Trucks” and then, maybe, you could type what you wanted into a search bar (1957 Cotner-Bevington Oldsmobile Hearse, please).

Then, they decided to add odometer reading, make, model, and VIN fields, almost like a regular car listing website. They also made some changes where dealers had to pay to be on the site, which has caused some less-than-reputable types posting in the By Owner section to avoid the $5 per listing charge.

Now, they’ve gone a step further and made it even easier to find the car, truck, wagon, or hearse you (or I) want. You can search by size, type, drive, fuel, transmission, and title status. This makes it easier to find those unicorn cars you’ve always wanted like a Saturn Vue with a 5-speed manual (bet you didn’t know they made those).


On the flip side, it also helps you be a more efficient searcher, which should save your company some time. Go on. Go think of something else productive to do and stop searching for a 24 Hours of LeMons candidate. Craigslist will be there when you get back, I promise.

Ray Saez, Jr.

Ray is a lifelong auto enthusiast. His father worked on the dealership side of the industry for many years, and his passion for fast, fun, and unique cars has been passed on. Particularly fond of American cars and trucks, Ray is an avid General Motors fan. When not writing, he can be found with his dogs, or at a local car show.

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