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:

Chevrolet  Corvette 1981 used automatic rwd coupe
Chevrolet Corvette 1981 used automatic rwd coupe
$3,550.00 (10 Bids)
Time Remaining: 44m
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Chevrolet  Corvette Base 2dr STD Convertible 1986 used 57 l v 8 16 v pace car tpi 350 vert ac ps pb pw pl and more
Chevrolet Corvette Base 2dr STD Convertible 1986 used 57 l v 8 16 v pace car tpi 350 vert ac ps pb pw pl and more
$7,100.00 (15 Bids)
Time Remaining: 47m
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Chevrolet  C K Pickup 1500 K1500 Scottsdale 1991 k 1500 used 57 l v 8 16 v 4 wd
Chevrolet C K Pickup 1500 K1500 Scottsdale 1991 k 1500 used 57 l v 8 16 v 4 wd
$2,381.00 (12 Bids)
Time Remaining: 52m
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Mercedes Benz  S Class S63 AMG Certified Bang and Olufsen Sound Used S63 AMG Certified Premium Alcantara Panorama Roof 20 Forged Wheels
Mercedes Benz S Class S63 AMG Certified Bang and Olufsen Sound Used S63 AMG Certified Premium Alcantara Panorama Roof 20 Forged Wheels
$44,000.00 (18 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1h 4m
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Ford  Fusion SE Certified We Finance 2012 SE Used Certified 25L I4 16V Automatic FWD Sedan Premium
Ford Fusion SE Certified We Finance 2012 SE Used Certified 25L I4 16V Automatic FWD Sedan Premium
$202.50 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1h 4m
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Mercedes Benz  R Class R350 AWD 2010 navigation leather heated dvd sunroof used preowned we finance 82 k miles
Mercedes Benz R Class R350 AWD 2010 navigation leather heated dvd sunroof used preowned we finance 82 k miles
$9,600.00 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1h 9m
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Toyota  Tundra Limited Access Cab 4x4 2002 tan cloth grill guard trailer hitch v 8 dohc used preowned 142 k miles
Toyota Tundra Limited Access Cab 4x4 2002 tan cloth grill guard trailer hitch v 8 dohc used preowned 142 k miles
$5,101.00 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1h 9m
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Hyundai  Sonata GLS 2009 gls used 24 l i 4 16 v automatic fwd premium 1 owner clean carfax
Hyundai Sonata GLS 2009 gls used 24 l i 4 16 v automatic fwd premium 1 owner clean carfax
$6,995.00
Time Remaining: 1h 13m
Buy It Now for only: $6,995.00
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Kia  Optima SX W Limited Pkg Certified We Finance 2013 SX w Limited Pkg Used Certified Turbo 2L I4 16V Automatic
Kia Optima SX W Limited Pkg Certified We Finance 2013 SX w Limited Pkg Used Certified Turbo 2L I4 16V Automatic
$4,550.00 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1h 19m
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Nissan  Rogue SL Certified We Finance 2012 SL Used Certified 25L I4 16V Automatic AWD SUV Bose
Nissan Rogue SL Certified We Finance 2012 SL Used Certified 25L I4 16V Automatic AWD SUV Bose
$5,100.00 (10 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1h 19m
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Toyota  Prius Ii 2010 hatchback used gas electric i 4 18 l 110 1 speed automatic cvt fwd leather
Toyota Prius Ii 2010 hatchback used gas electric i 4 18 l 110 1 speed automatic cvt fwd leather
$13,500.00 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1h 40m
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Toyota  Camry SE Certified We Finance 2011 SE Used Certified 35L V6 24V Automatic FWD Sedan Premium
Toyota Camry SE Certified We Finance 2011 SE Used Certified 35L V6 24V Automatic FWD Sedan Premium
$255.00 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1h 43m
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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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