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:

Ford  Expedition Eddie Bauer 2005 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4WD 4x4 Automatic V8 54 SUNROOF 3rd Row DVD
Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 2005 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4WD 4x4 Automatic V8 54 SUNROOF 3rd Row DVD
$9,350.00
Time Remaining: 30m
Buy It Now for only: $9,350.00
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Cadillac  Eldorado ONE FAMILY OWNED 1975 Cadillac Eldorado V8 Big Block 53K Miles One Family Owned Trades OK
Cadillac Eldorado ONE FAMILY OWNED 1975 Cadillac Eldorado V8 Big Block 53K Miles One Family Owned Trades OK
$5,995.00
Time Remaining: 30m
Buy It Now for only: $5,995.00
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Mazda  Mazda3 S Sport Mazda 3s Sport 20000 Leather
Mazda Mazda3 S Sport Mazda 3s Sport 20000 Leather
$13,995.00
Time Remaining: 31m
Buy It Now for only: $13,995.00
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Mercedes Benz  SL Class Base Convertible 2 Door GARAGE KEPT SL600 AMG SPORT ONLY 14K MILES PAMPERED AND SERVICED TAKE A LOOK AT
Mercedes Benz SL Class Base Convertible 2 Door GARAGE KEPT SL600 AMG SPORT ONLY 14K MILES PAMPERED AND SERVICED TAKE A LOOK AT
$28,100.00 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 31m
Buy It Now for only: $39,900.00
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Mercedes Benz  M Class Bluetec 4Matic Sport Utility 4 Door DIESEL NAVI LANE TRACK CALL 888 696 0646
Mercedes Benz M Class Bluetec 4Matic Sport Utility 4 Door DIESEL NAVI LANE TRACK CALL 888 696 0646
$51,988.00
Time Remaining: 31m
Buy It Now for only: $51,988.00
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Chevrolet  Camaro Z28 Coupe 2 Door 1982 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Car Coupe 2 Door 50L
Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Coupe 2 Door 1982 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Car Coupe 2 Door 50L
$100.00
Time Remaining: 32m
Buy It Now for only: $400.00
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Buick  Lacrosse 4dr Sdn CXL AWD 2011 BUICK LACROSSE CX L AWD V6 39K WRNTY LEATHER CXL HEATED SEATS SHARP
Buick Lacrosse 4dr Sdn CXL AWD 2011 BUICK LACROSSE CX L AWD V6 39K WRNTY LEATHER CXL HEATED SEATS SHARP
$17,995.00
Time Remaining: 32m
Buy It Now for only: $17,995.00
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Nissan  NV sv 2013 Nissan NV 1500 SV Cargo Van
Nissan NV sv 2013 Nissan NV 1500 SV Cargo Van
$19,995.00
Time Remaining: 32m
Buy It Now for only: $19,995.00
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Audi  A4 4dr Sdn Auto quattro 20T Premium Plus 2010 AUDI A4 QUATTRO PREMIUM PLUS NAVIGATION CAMERA SUNROOF HEATED LEATHER
Audi A4 4dr Sdn Auto quattro 20T Premium Plus 2010 AUDI A4 QUATTRO PREMIUM PLUS NAVIGATION CAMERA SUNROOF HEATED LEATHER
$18,995.00
Time Remaining: 32m
Buy It Now for only: $18,995.00
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BMW  3 Series 328I 2007 BMW 328I SPORT ONLY 92K MILES FULLY LOADED
BMW 3 Series 328I 2007 BMW 328I SPORT ONLY 92K MILES FULLY LOADED
$11,995.00
Time Remaining: 32m
Buy It Now for only: $11,995.00
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Land Rover  Range Rover HSE LUXURY 2012 RANGE ROVER HSE 31K MILESSILVER LUXURY PKGBLACK LACQUER1OWNERWE FINANCE
Land Rover Range Rover HSE LUXURY 2012 RANGE ROVER HSE 31K MILESSILVER LUXURY PKGBLACK LACQUER1OWNERWE FINANCE
$63,973.00
Time Remaining: 33m
Buy It Now for only: $63,973.00
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Acura  TL 4dr Sdn 2WD 2011 ACURA TL 51K WRNTY 6CD SAT SUNROOF HEATED LEATHER LOADED
Acura TL 4dr Sdn 2WD 2011 ACURA TL 51K WRNTY 6CD SAT SUNROOF HEATED LEATHER LOADED
$19,695.00
Time Remaining: 33m
Buy It Now for only: $19,695.00
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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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