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:

Bentley  Continental GT GTC 2013 bentley continental gtc convertible 2 door 60 l
Bentley Continental GT GTC 2013 bentley continental gtc convertible 2 door 60 l
$195,000.00
Time Remaining: 37m
Buy It Now for only: $195,000.00
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Chrysler  300 Series Limited 2012 chrysler 300 limited v 6 navigation adaptive cruise control
Chrysler 300 Series Limited 2012 chrysler 300 limited v 6 navigation adaptive cruise control
$17,200.00
Time Remaining: 53m
Buy It Now for only: $17,200.00
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Toyota  Supra 2 door coupe targa hatch 1990 toyota supra turbo hatchback 2 door 1 jz 25 single turbo
Toyota Supra 2 door coupe targa hatch 1990 toyota supra turbo hatchback 2 door 1 jz 25 single turbo
$8,000.00
Time Remaining: 54m
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Mercedes Benz  GL Class GL450 GL450 Silver 2009 One Owner GPS Full LeatherAll Maintenance at MB dealer
Mercedes Benz GL Class GL450 GL450 Silver 2009 One Owner GPS Full LeatherAll Maintenance at MB dealer
$28,000.00
Time Remaining: 1h 9m
Buy It Now for only: $28,000.00
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Audi  A5 20T Premium Plus 54 440 msrp quattro cab premium plus navi comfort pkg neck warmer
Audi A5 20T Premium Plus 54 440 msrp quattro cab premium plus navi comfort pkg neck warmer
$17,980.00
Time Remaining: 1h 11m
Buy It Now for only: $17,980.00
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Audi  Q5 Premium Plus 46 500 msrp awd premium plus model mmi navi 19 s pano
Audi Q5 Premium Plus 46 500 msrp awd premium plus model mmi navi 19 s pano
$19,980.00
Time Remaining: 1h 13m
Buy It Now for only: $19,980.00
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Mercedes Benz  E Class E350 Luxury E350 4MATIC Wagon Premium Pkg NAVI PANO REAR DVD
Mercedes Benz E Class E350 Luxury E350 4MATIC Wagon Premium Pkg NAVI PANO REAR DVD
$34,980.00
Time Remaining: 1h 16m
Buy It Now for only: $34,980.00
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GMC  Other Base 1952 gmc truck bare metal runs rat rod ratrod chevy
GMC Other Base 1952 gmc truck bare metal runs rat rod ratrod chevy
$7,400.00 (22 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1h 19m
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Ford  Ranchero Base 1962 ford ranchero running registered no rust gas saver hot rod rare l k
Ford Ranchero Base 1962 ford ranchero running registered no rust gas saver hot rod rare l k
$6,500.00
Time Remaining: 1h 22m
Buy It Now for only: $6,500.00
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Jeep  Other Base Sport Utility 2 Door 1977 jeep cj 5 not cj 7 v 8 black lifted larger newer tires manual stick 4 x 4 trade
Jeep Other Base Sport Utility 2 Door 1977 jeep cj 5 not cj 7 v 8 black lifted larger newer tires manual stick 4 x 4 trade
$4,000.00
Time Remaining: 1h 27m
Buy It Now for only: $5,000.00
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Mercedes Benz  SLK Class 30L 51 995 msrp sport premium pkgs 6 speed manual 1 owner
Mercedes Benz SLK Class 30L 51 995 msrp sport premium pkgs 6 speed manual 1 owner
$21,980.00
Time Remaining: 1h 32m
Buy It Now for only: $21,980.00
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Mercedes Benz  M Class CDI Sport Utility 4 Door 2007 mercedes benz ml 320 cdi 4 door 30 l low reserve
Mercedes Benz M Class CDI Sport Utility 4 Door 2007 mercedes benz ml 320 cdi 4 door 30 l low reserve
$13,100.00 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1h 32m
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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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