We all like to save money. All of us also like to buy things. These two desires don’t really go hand in hand but if you are in the market for a truck, used trucks come close. In fact, used trucks for sale by owner will come even closer. This way you save on dealer markups and don’t run the risk of a salesman pushing you into something you never intended to get into.
Naturally the most efficient way to get shopping done these days is through the internet. There are dozens of websites that truck owners post their listings on but to keep things even more efficient, stick to the big two. If those two fail you, you can branch out. So who are the big two? Ebay is a great way to find cheap trucks for sale by owner, but not everyone is into the auction process and many of the vehicles listed, have been listed by dealerships. The best way to find local trucks for sale by owner is Craigslist. The reason why Craigslist is the best is because it’s free, so there is no reason for people not to use it, and because you can narrow your search to only vehicles that have been listed by private parties. Talk about a time saver. Here are a few lifted used pickup trucks for sale by owner that we recently discovered on Craigslist.
This 1989 Toyota Extra Cab was listed in Walla Walla, Washington. Possibly the greatest city name to ever exist. It’s a 4×4 with a 4 inch suspension lift, on 10 inch wide Eagle 589 wheels. The list price is $5500 but everyone knows that will come down with a little negotiation.
Personally, I’m just fond of the wilderness action photos. I used the one above it makes the truck look like it’s isolated with nothing but frost to keep it company. You can also tell that this truck gets around because that snow doesn’t look particularly easy to navigate in. If you need further proof, just look at this photo:
Next up is a red Ford F150 4×4 listed in Bloomington, Indiana. It’s been lifted 4 inches on the suspension and 3 inches on the body. For the mathematically challenged, that’s a total of 7 exciting inches! But it’s not the size that counts, it’s how you use it. That’s what I’m always explaining to my girlfriends. Anyway, the owner listed it for $1800 and mentioned it probably needs new shocks.
Last is this flaming 1986 Chevy Truck in Fayetteville, North Carolina. It has a 6 inch suspension lift and 2 inch body lift. That’s 8 inches. According to my girlfriend that borders on uncomfortable. But to each their own. And for $6500 you could own this very truck.
As you can see, Craigslist is a great place to find affordable used pickup trucks for sale by owner. Now all you have to do is find some money or get approved for a loan. Good luck with that!