How to Find Used Pickup Trucks on Craigslist to Start Your Used Car Search

By Techwalla Contributor

Not all truck owners can be new trucks. Many of us find ourselves counting our nickels and dimes. Craigslist is the perfect place to look for used pickup trucks that won't have you breaking the bank.Craigslist offers free online classifieds that are posted by the truck seller. These ads typically describe the vehicle and may even include photos.If you are in the market for new trucks than Craigslist is a great place to start with only a few easy steps to get started.

Step 1

Visit the Craigslist website at Try to stick with only local used pickup trucks. Narrow your Craigslist search to your local city classifieds or metro area classifieds.

Step 2

Signin to your Craigslist account.If you don't have one, take a few moments to create one.An existing account is required to buy or sell on Craigslist.

Step 3

From the Craigslist home page click on the "Cars & Trucks" option under the "For Sale" heading. Then select either the "by owner" or "by dealer" option.

Step 4

Within your search results you can narrow ads to just used pickup trucks instead of seeing used suvs, used cars, and used pickup trucks.Enter the word "truck" in the "Search For" field and then click the "Search" button.

Step 5

Once you find a new truck, or used pickup trucks ad you would like more information on, click on the title to see a full description.

Step 6

If you want to contact the seller, click the "Reply to" option to send an email. If the seller included a phone number you can also telephone the seller with your questions.

Tips & Warnings

  • Make sure you try before you buy.
  • Always buy locally to protect yourself from fraud or scams.
  • Have the vehicle inspected.
  • Never give out personal or financial information to a seller.
  • Visit Craigslist website to read more information on how to avoid scams or fraud on Craigslist.

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