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:

Mercedes Benz  300 Series 300D E300 1993 Mercedes Benz 300SD Base Sedan S350 turbo diesel ice cold air runs great FL
Mercedes Benz 300 Series 300D E300 1993 Mercedes Benz 300SD Base Sedan S350 turbo diesel ice cold air runs great FL
$7,900.00
Time Remaining: 32m
Buy It Now for only: $7,900.00
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Volkswagen  Bus Vanagon standard 1963 DOUBLE CAB
Volkswagen Bus Vanagon standard 1963 DOUBLE CAB
$15,000.00
Time Remaining: 34m
Buy It Now for only: $15,000.00
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GMC  Sierra 1500 EXT CAB 4X4 2011 GMC SIERRA SLE 1500 EXTENDED CAB SUMMIT WHITE 4X4 LEATHER SEA
GMC Sierra 1500 EXT CAB 4X4 2011 GMC SIERRA SLE 1500 EXTENDED CAB SUMMIT WHITE 4X4 LEATHER SEA
$18,000.00
Time Remaining: 39m
Buy It Now for only: $29,994.00
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Dodge  Challenger R T Coupe 2 Door Dodge Challenger R T
Dodge Challenger R T Coupe 2 Door Dodge Challenger R T
$24,809.00 (23 Bids)
Time Remaining: 44m
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Lincoln  Mark Series Mark IV 72 Lincoln Mark IV
Lincoln Mark Series Mark IV 72 Lincoln Mark IV
$2,200.00
Time Remaining: 47m
Buy It Now for only: $2,200.00
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Jeep  CJ Laredo 1983 Jeep CJ 7 Laredo Automatic V8 Conversion
Jeep CJ Laredo 1983 Jeep CJ 7 Laredo Automatic V8 Conversion
$10,300.00 (41 Bids)
Time Remaining: 53m
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Ford  Other Standard Good condition
Ford Other Standard Good condition
$3,000.00
Time Remaining: 54m
Buy It Now for only: $5,000.00
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Chevrolet  Trailblazer SS Chrvrolet Trailblazer SS 1ss package AWD
Chevrolet Trailblazer SS Chrvrolet Trailblazer SS 1ss package AWD
$16,990.00
Time Remaining: 55m
Buy It Now for only: $16,990.00
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GMC  Savana Work Van Penske Used Trucks unit  617264 2011 GMC Savana 2500
GMC Savana Work Van Penske Used Trucks unit 617264 2011 GMC Savana 2500
$15,000.00
Time Remaining: 55m
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Fiat  500 Dont know 2012 Fiat 500 Convertible
Fiat 500 Dont know 2012 Fiat 500 Convertible
$10,000.00
Time Remaining: 59m
Buy It Now for only: $13,800.00
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GMC  Sierra 2500 Penske Used Trucks unit  573740 2009 GMC Sierra 2500HD
GMC Sierra 2500 Penske Used Trucks unit 573740 2009 GMC Sierra 2500HD
$16,250.00
Time Remaining: 1h
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GMC  Sierra 2500 Penske Used Trucks unit  573738 2009 GMC Sierra 2500HD
GMC Sierra 2500 Penske Used Trucks unit 573738 2009 GMC Sierra 2500HD
$15,250.00
Time Remaining: 1h
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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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