Use to Find Good Used Car Values

by Don Elliott on June 30, 2011 is the second largest automotive classified website, second only to It claims to have 2.5 million new and used cars listed on its site posted by 16,000 dealers, auto auction sellers, and private party sellers. Whatever the actual number of used cars and trucks posted, is a tremendous resource for buying and selling cars, pricing information, side-by-side comparisons, expert car reviews, editorial comments, and access to car buying guides. is a division of Classified Ventures, a joint venture of major media companies. The website’s original goal, to enhance the value of classified advertising, is beyond a success. It now has strategic partnerships with Yahoo! Autos, Kelley Blue Book, Motorweek, USA Today, and Carfax.

Searching for a car is straightforward. Search criteria is divided between new cars and used cars. The used car section is divided even further between all used cars and certified used cars. Price, rather than model year, differentiates which cars appear in your search. Doing a general search for cars can be overwhelming. It is helpful to narrow the search to at least a body style or manufacturer for an idea of availability.

Finding a car that you like is just the beginning. The site also provides information on the car seller. If it is a car auction company or car dealer, it includes a link to send the dealer a message to express interest or ask a question. Comments from other shoppers, the dealer’s web site, address, directions, and other inventory can be accessed from the site.

Most sellers on provide many pictures of their cars. They include photos of the interior, exterior, under the hood, and in the trunk. Usually, there are pictures of special equipment, aftermarket accessories, and possible car damage. provides a loan calculator to help determine what used car you can afford. Links to lending partners are available for all types of credit histories. The link to Kelley Blue Book will help with trade-in values and estimating whether the cars you are browsing have good used car values. There is no cost to search for used cars and trucks on They make their profit from listings and advertising on the site. Listings can be for their online service only or packaged with traditional classified ads in your local newspapers.

In the 14 years since it’s founding, has become a complete car shopping service. It provides car buyers with answers and advice for every step in the car buying process.

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