Cars under 500 dollars

Cars under 500 dollars

Suggestions about buying car under 500$

Before searching for a car under 500 dollars, you must first understand what $500 car means – old, used car. Don’t get your expectations too high. However with luck and spending some time it is possible to find relatively decent car under 500$, which will be good for fun driving with friends (but don’t go on the highway) or for spare parts.
If you have a chance to get more money I would recommend under 1000$ cars or under 1500$ cars, otherwise keep reading this article.

If you feel comfortable on Internet, you can try online auctions and best one of course is eBay. See eBay listings under 500 dollars:

GMC  Yukon Denali We Finance 2007 Denali Used Certified 62L V8 16V Automatic AWD SUV OnStar Bose
GMC Yukon Denali We Finance 2007 Denali Used Certified 62L V8 16V Automatic AWD SUV OnStar Bose
$1,025.00 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 32m
Buy It Now for only: $23,464.00
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Toyota  Tacoma V6 Certified We Finance 2013 V6 Used Certified 4L V6 24V Manual 4WD Pickup Truck
Toyota Tacoma V6 Certified We Finance 2013 V6 Used Certified 4L V6 24V Manual 4WD Pickup Truck
$22,100.00 (11 Bids)
Time Remaining: 35m
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Subaru  Legacy 25i Premium 2012 legacy 25 i premium used 25 l h 4 16 v
Subaru Legacy 25i Premium 2012 legacy 25 i premium used 25 l h 4 16 v
$5,200.00 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 39m
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Chrysler  300 Series 300S Certified We Finance 2012 300S Used Certified 36L V6 24V Automatic RWD Sedan Premium
Chrysler 300 Series 300S Certified We Finance 2012 300S Used Certified 36L V6 24V Automatic RWD Sedan Premium
$100.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 41m
Buy It Now for only: $24,014.00
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Mercedes Benz  SL Class SL55 AMG 2004 sl 55 amg used 54 l v 8 24 v automatic rwd convertible premium bose
Mercedes Benz SL Class SL55 AMG 2004 sl 55 amg used 54 l v 8 24 v automatic rwd convertible premium bose
$21,995.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 45m
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Chevrolet  Silverado 3500 Work Truck 2009 work truck used 6 l v 8 16 v automatic rwd
Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Work Truck 2009 work truck used 6 l v 8 16 v automatic rwd
$19,970.00
Time Remaining: 3h 6m
Buy It Now for only: $19,970.00
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Ford  E Series Van Commercial 2012 commercial used 46 l v 8 cargo weather gaurd look inside service work van
Ford E Series Van Commercial 2012 commercial used 46 l v 8 cargo weather gaurd look inside service work van
$13,970.00
Time Remaining: 4h 53m
Buy It Now for only: $13,970.00
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Chevrolet  Impala Police 2009 police used 39 l v 6 automatic sedan police pkg spotlight white clean
Chevrolet Impala Police 2009 police used 39 l v 6 automatic sedan police pkg spotlight white clean
$5,770.00
Time Remaining: 4h 55m
Buy It Now for only: $5,770.00
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Chevrolet  Sonic LT Auto Certified 2013 lt auto used certified 18 l i 4 16 v automatic fwd sedan premium onstar
Chevrolet Sonic LT Auto Certified 2013 lt auto used certified 18 l i 4 16 v automatic fwd sedan premium onstar
$9,994.00
Time Remaining: 8h 37m
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Toyota  RAV4 LE Certified 2013 le used certified 25 l i 4 16 v automatic 4 wd suv
Toyota RAV4 LE Certified 2013 le used certified 25 l i 4 16 v automatic 4 wd suv
$18,994.00
Time Remaining: 8h 37m
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Volkswagen  Jetta SE Certified 2013 se used certified 25 l i 5 20 v automatic fwd
Volkswagen Jetta SE Certified 2013 se used certified 25 l i 5 20 v automatic fwd
$13,994.00
Time Remaining: 8h 37m
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Chevrolet  Malibu LT Certified 2013 lt used certified 25 l i 4 16 v automatic fwd sedan onstar
Chevrolet Malibu LT Certified 2013 lt used certified 25 l i 4 16 v automatic fwd sedan onstar
$13,994.00
Time Remaining: 8h 37m
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Car for driving

It isn’t impossible to get good-to-drive car under 500$. The questions are how long can you drive with it and how much it will cost to maintain. Before buying take familiar mechanic with you so he can tell which car is total garbage and which isn’t. Also, there are many cars for sale which have very low price only because owner thinks car is wreckage but with few repairments it would be good for some time. If your mechanic (or you ) can spot those cars, then congratulations – you have a bargain!

If car is for little weekend fun in backyard, find one which is drivable and drive it. At the end you can make some demolishing fun as well.
In addition if you have to put much money to repair and buy spare parts, then in longterm it’s cheaper to buy a bit more expensive car. Find cars under $1000.

Car for spare parts

If you want car for spare parts, you should know what parts exactly you need and when browsing cars look for them. For 500 bucks you can’t expect all parts to be in good condition, but if you spend some time you can get needed part & other stuff cheaper then buying just one part. Plus you have other parts which in worst scenario will be welcomed in scrap metal exchange.

If you don’t feel 100% confident about cars, take someone with more mechanical experience, so you don’t loose money!

Where to buy cars under 500$

You can use auto junkyards and used car lots, however for so low prices great ( I think the greatest) place is Government auctions. In short, these are auctions when various Government agencies are auctioning seized&surpus property, including cars. Prices usually are 50-60% off the market value, for cheap cars sometimes even 80-90%, so if you’re lucky decent car under 500 dollars IS possible. And it won't be wreckage. Read about Gov auctions.

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