Welcome to Craigslist Crapshoot, our weekly-ish search for the most bizarre, awesome, and/or terrible vehicles that the online classifieds has to offer. Yeah, it’s been a whole…
The problem with randomly looking for cars you don’t need is that you often find something you want. But let’s say you needed a used car but you’re picky. It’s a vehicle to transport your loved ones and their stuff. You want something that’s been well maintained, accident-free, and cared for. It helps if it is comfortable. These are frequently described as “clean cars”. They are not modified and if there are upgrades, they are of OEM or better level. Things such as professionally-installed speaker system that sounds much better but does not look any different.
In the northeast, one tell-tail sign is the inclusion of winter tires on a second set of wheels. Or perhaps a set of quality, fitted rubber floor mats. A stack of service receipts always helps. A craigslist ad with nicely taken pictures and a well written description is another sign of a vehicle that was cared for. And all of those signal of a seller that is not a lunatic/idiot/druggie.
But the world that Craig created has many such vehicles – they are almost new vehicles being sold be a dealer. But that’s not what we want. Ideally, we want a vehicle that is being sold by its original owner and for a fair market price, and a price that has taken the hit of the initial depreciation. We’re looking for a vehicle that is not necessarily you but someone you know should buy because it’s so good.
So, today, in the first Craigslist Crapshoot since our friend Graverobber bid as adieu, we are actually not looking for a vehicle. Rather, we are looking for an owner of a vehicle who is obsessive, yet a reasonable human being. Show us what you got!