Two of the Worst Online Car Ads of All Time
Online shopping comes with its fair share of risk, and this certainly applies to online car buying. This booming market also leads to some entertaining advertisements.
Below, I’ve compiled a pair of my favorite used car ads that I’ve found on the internet. If you’re someone who has been questioning the differences of CarMax vs other dealerships, then you’ll probably want to check these out. We’ll provide a bit of a spoiler: you should stick with the traditional dealership…
Don’t Make Your Wife Mad
Listen, everyone has their own reasons for selling a vehicle. In fact, depending on the circumstances, this could mean a buyer could come away with a pretty good deal.
That was probably the case when a Craigslist seller tried to sell a 1993 Toyota Wagon back in 2012. His description of the vehicle wasn’t anything notable, and the info certainly wasn’t enough to scare away any customers (no edits):
“Great runner… Great running I ran it the last month low on oil and still purring. No tire kickers.”
Fair enough. Might not be my first choice, but certainly something I’d check out. However, it was the buyer’s explanation for why he was selling the vehicle that was the most intriguing part of the post (again, no edits):
“Girlfriend pregnant, wife mad must sell all my toys. U must take items on car. There is bbq parts, arrows, mt. Dew. Also be a few items that u may throw away.”
So, not only is he selling the car because his wife was angry that he impregnated another woman, but he’s also including the arrows AND Mountain Dew bottles. All of this for a reasonable price of $2500!
While this seller may be touting that their vehicle is a steal, it actually sounds like it’s better off to avoid this ride. After all, the 2008 Fiat 500 “genuinely ruined” the seller’s life.
“I crashed it within the first week with some minor damage to the bumper which I haven’t bothered to fix.”
This is a minor issue. Frustrating for the buyer, but nothing to be scared about.
“I left it for 5 hours unaccompanied in Brixton while I attended a rave which I couldn’t stay for the entirety as I had work at 6am and came back to find a can of Stella rammed in the bonnet, leaving a small crack. The rave was s*** and wasn’t worth it. I haven’t fixed this either.”
At least the beer was Stella. A small crack could still mean that you’ll have to replace the entire windshield, so I’d have tried to negotiate that out of the price. I don’t know if the quality of the rave is relevant, but to each their own.
“I was driving down the A10 and the silver exterior came flying off, hitting the window screen and scaring the s*** out of me. I still have both of these and I could fix this easily with superglue but I can’t be bothered.”
Sigh, well, at least there doesn’t seem to be anything wrong with the mechanics…
“Suspension needs fixing, brake cable needs putting back up and I need two new seatbelts.”
This sounds like a fun car.
“[W]e’ve shared some good memories. My puppy puking everywhere in it.”
Eh, never mind.