Where Can You Find the Cheapest Cars?

Where Can You Find the Cheapest Cars?

Believe it or not, the cheapest cars are not used cars on sale at your local discount lot.

The Internet is a beautiful thing, having already changed the way we work, bank, play, and buy just about everything else, now we can buy super discounted luxury items like houses and especially cars.

Here is a breakdown of a few sources for the cheapest cars on the web.


This website is really special — they gather really cheap car deals from around the country into one location for your browsing pleasure. You can search by your zip code (a search in my area revealed a 1991 Peugeot for $385), by car make or model, or just browse their available deals from all over the country. True to name, you’ll find plenty of cars for $1,000 and under — just don’t expect them to be new, attractive, or in good working order. If you don’t mind depending on a 97 Honda Accord with over 200,000 miles on it, you can pick it up for under $400 bucks.


Another site that bills itself as a “cheap car search”, AutoPen.com is far more user-friendly than the above discount car site but a big downside is the fact that they list used car dealer’s cars and not just private sales. Yeah, there are benefits to buying from a used dealer, but they won’t have the cheapest prices. The cheapest car on this site (as of this writing) comes in at just under $1,000, with every other car listed well over $1,000. If you’re looking for a super cheap car or feel you must buy from a private dealer, AutoPen.com is not for you.

Like with all discount shopping online, please compare prices and fees before you settle on a cheap car retailer.

This is part of a series of blog posts we’re publishing about where to find cheap deals. The other posts in this series include: