Buying a used car online has become a new rite of passage in the Internet Age. eBay Motors, Craiglist and a myriad of other online auto shopping sites facilitate the ritual, and the need for a new set of wheels is all the motivation that's required.

We found ourselves with just such a need, having planned an upcoming episode of The List that requires a car we can beat on with abandon. This created the perfect opportunity to send Jessi and Patrick out into the digital realm of used car sales, which led them directly into the real world of used car salesmen and private owners parting with their pride and joy.

Tell us the story of your favorite used car conquest in the comments below.



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      LaMar Green
      • 3 Years Ago
      Grand Victoria? I definitely wouldn't buy that one.
        J
        • 3 Years Ago
        @LaMar Green
        Maybe it had some parts from both a Grand Marquis and a Crown Vic?
      Making11s
      • 3 Years Ago
      The List seems like it might be fun to watch, but I've never seen it because I only read Autoblog on breaks at work.
      ChrisDPrice
      • 3 Years Ago
      Future episode -- Just How Much Can a $1000 BMW Cost?
      th0mb0ne
      • 3 Years Ago
      This should be buying a used car at an auction!
      Anthony Carpenter
      • 3 Years Ago
      A thousand dollar BMW and you're going to get 100,000-200,000 miles out of it? I would like to see how much money you spend fixing it up during these 100,000 miles.
      miketim1
      • 3 Years Ago
      That BMW was horrible....
      Karl T
      • 3 Years Ago
      'rite of passage'? Uh, right. It's merely a replacement for a Sunday ad. Big deal.
        Karl T
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Karl T
        Also, they didn't 'buy' a car online. They found cars to go look out online and then purchase in person. 'Buying a car online' would imply something more like winning an ebay auction on a car you've not seen from 1,300 miles away.
      turbomonkey2k
      • 3 Years Ago
      I only made it through 96 seconds of vapidity.
      Brian
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's a real shame that they are going to trash that nice BMW.
      Joel De Sa
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wooooott.. did she just say the BMW can last another 200,000 miles? how many miles has the car done in the first place?
      diffrunt
      • 3 Years Ago
      Real online cars are never local. Knowledge , experience & shipping are primary factors.
      Corvette9
      • 3 Years Ago
      They should have done a car auction in my opinion.
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