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Where you check to buy a Car.

Posted by Smooxie, Feb 23, 2012

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  1. Smooxie

    Smooxie Proven Member

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    Laval, QC, Canada
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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    · 2G DSM
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  2. 4Lurker4

    4Lurker4 Proven Member

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    Brampton, ON, Canada
    autotrader.ca

    It's actually where I bought mine a long long time ago
     

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    · 2G DSM
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  3. Tiki2777

    Tiki2777 Proven Member

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    Omaha, Nebraska
    I used craigslist, being able to touch my car before buying it, is just something I need.....
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM

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    1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    manual · 2G DSM
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  4. zcoh2gdsm

    zcoh2gdsm Proven Member

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    harrisburg, Pennsylvania
    ^^ this. and i check ever town around me for the next 50 or so miles. i like to be thorough.
     
  5. knochgoon24

    knochgoon24 DSM Wiseman

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    Joined Jan 29, 2008
    Troy, Michigan
    I found mine in the local newspaper.
     

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    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

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    1991 Eagle Talon N/T
    manual · 1G DSM

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    1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    automatic · 2G DSM

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    1997 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    13.869 @ 95.090 · 2G DSM
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  6. lewishamilton

    lewishamilton Proven Member

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    Here, Maryland
    try searchtempest. it searches and returns results from the craigslist's in your area (within your desired radius) so you don't have to go town by town
     

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    manual · 2G DSM
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  7. Str8Tune

    Str8Tune Proven Member

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    Joined Feb 12, 2012
    Joshua Tree, California
    Autotrader is where its at same concept as Craigslist
     

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    · 2G DSM
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  8. SHaman

    SHaman Proven Member

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    Frankfort, Asia
    autotempest.com, just noticed it today
     
  9. 91stocker

    91stocker Proven Member

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    Vassar, Michigan

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    1991 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    13.26 @ 102.09 · 1G DSM
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  10. Pipnorcali

    Pipnorcali Proven Member

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    Joined Oct 29, 2011
    Grass valley, California
    I buy 5-6 cars a year of Craigslist
     

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    1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    12.636 @ 111.92 · 2G DSM
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  11. Smooxie

    Smooxie Proven Member

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    Laval, QC, Canada
    You are lucky, in canada there was no DSM sold except for Eagle Talon. I had to import my eclipse from Tennesse to find a decent one.
     

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  12. Force Fed 4g63

    Force Fed 4g63 Proven Member

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    Aiken, South Carolina
    Crazedlist.org or the enthusiast forums for whatever particular vehicle I'm looking to buy.
     
  13. The Great White

    The Great White Proven Member

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    Upton, Massachusetts
    cars.com sometimes have a good find every once and a while depending on location, because they allow free postings for the base / minimal listing. But like with craigslist, sometimes you have to tread lightly because of spammers / scammers, for that same reason of allowing a free listing.

    Otherwise autotrader
     

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  14. 95EagleT

    95EagleT Probationary Member

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    Blairsville, Pennsylvania

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    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    · 2G DSM
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  15. 1MeanTSI

    1MeanTSI Proven Member

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    Rigby, Idaho
    Lol the lengendary twin engine talon is for sale for 7500 on cl
     
  16. 99gst_racer

    99gst_racer Moderator

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    Coloma, Michigan
    I bought my last vehicle on CraigsList. The one before that, I bought in the classifieds here. I found my '99 on Autotrader back in '02.

    But I think the vast majority of vehicles I've owned, I purchased locally and discovered them via word of mouth.
     

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  17. theoutlaw82

    theoutlaw82 Proven Member

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    Gulfport, Mississippi
    I check the local message boards.
     
  18. zyro

    zyro Proven Member

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    Mtn. Home, Idaho
    found mine on craigslist, took searching everyday for a couple months till one came up clean enough to look at. autotrader too.
     

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    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    · 2G DSM
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  19. jls_frog

    jls_frog Supporting Member

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    plano, Texas
    I found my 98 using searchtempest.com, also helped my buddy find a 95 even though it was a state away. Its a quick easy way to search all of Craigslist in a radius.
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    241 whp · 252 lb/ft · 2G DSM
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  20. j30a1

    j30a1 Probationary Member

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    United States, Kansas
    statewide list is amazing!
     
  21. Anubis_4_99

    Anubis_4_99 Proven Member

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    omaha, Nebraska
    I exclusively use craigslist. I look in upto a 300 mile radius of me and depending on price and quality of the looks of the car, i either take a drive, or buy local.

    I always bring my tools, a super bright LED flashlight, and a few other misc items to help me check over a car before i purchase. Very rarely do i buy a car without checking it over well, sadly i did that with the N/T due to the price and i've been paying for it since.
     

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