Why Should I Avoid Craigslist Vehicles?

December 12th, 2017 by

Honda CR-Vs in garage

When you search on Craigslist Seattle for cars, you’ll probably find many attractive options. However, buying a Honda on Craigslist carries the following risks:

  • The car might have mechanical issues the seller doesn’t want you to know about.
  • Unlike at a reputable dealership, a Craigslist vehicle might not have all of its paperwork.
  • Cars on Craigslist have a reputation for being cheap, but many dealerships have comparable pricing.

Learn more about alternatives to buying a Honda from Craigslist Seattle today.

Consider the Advantages of a Trusted Dealer

Honda of Kirkland—a Seattle-area Honda dealer for more than 25 years—offers a number of benefits over buying your car off of Craigslist:

  • Our wide selection of used vehicles included dependable Honda models like the Civic or the CR-V. In addition, we offer used cars, trucks, and SUVs from other manufacturers to give our customers a better choice, including many models for under $12,000.
  • Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Honda models have undergone an extensive inspection and reconditioning process to ensure they’ll serve you for years to come. In addition, our financing department offers exclusive deals on auto loans for CPO Honda vehicles.
  • A Lifetime Warranty for Certified Pre-Owned vehicles supplies more coverage than you’d find from a Craigslist transaction.
  • Our customer service team has the training and experience to answer questions about our selection. A Craigslist seller? It’s unlikely that they’ll be able to answer anything beyond basic inquiries.

Dangers of Buying From Craigslist

On top of the dangers mentioned earlier, buying from Craigslist can lead to the following problems:

  • Without a warranty, you won’t have be covered if you have problems with the vehicle after you buy.
  • While Honda of Kirkland offers personalized financing services, you’ll likely have to pay cash on a Craigslist Seattle car.

Redmond and Seattle Customers Know to Turn to Honda of Kirkland for Used Vehicles

To find out more about our used selection, visit our showroom at 12420 NE 85th St in Kirkland, WA, just off of Interstate 405. Interested in a specific model? Call our customer service team at (425) 827-9300 to learn more.

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Service Specials at Honda of Kirkland

Cabin Air Filter Replacement
$10 Off

Your vehicle’s cabin air filter helps remove allergens, particulates, and odors from the interior of your vehicle, keeping things nice and fresh. The cabin air filter also helps keep your interior clean, by removing dust from the air. Like all filters, your Honda’s cabin air filter will become clogged over time. As the filter becomes clogged, it will work less efficiently…you’ll get less airflow, more dust, more odors, etc.

If you suffer from allergies, asthma, or a great sense of smell, you NEED to replace your Honda’s Cabin Air Filter on a regular basis. And an OEM replacement is best, as Honda specifies the amount of filtration for each specific system. Some after-market filters are too light, meaning they won’t filter enough air. Other filters are too heavy, which will strain your vehicle’s HVAC system.

Prices may vary by model. Plus taxes and fees where applicable. Please present coupon during write-up. Not to be combined with any other discounts.

EXPIRES: 09/30/2022
"B" Service Special
$10 Off

“B” Service Special:
oil and filter change, inspect front/rear brakes, check parking brake adjustment, inspect driveshaft boots, tie-rod ends, steering gearbox, gearbox parts, suspension components, brake hoses and lines, all fluid levels, exhaust system and fuel lines.

Valid only at Honda of Kirkland. Prices may vary by model. Plus taxes and fees where applicable. Up to 4.5 qts. $8.89 extra for 5.7 qt. systems. Coupon must be presented at time of write-up. One coupon per customer, per visit. Not valid with any other offer, promotion or special. Not to be used to reduce outstanding debt. No cash value. Not retroactive. See dealership for details. Void where prohibited by law.

EXPIRES: 09/30/2022
"A" Service Special - Oil Change with Multi-Point Inspection
$5 Off

“A” Service Special – Oil Change with Multi-Point Inspection
In addition to providing top-quality Honda Genuine oil and a Honda Genuine oil filter, we’ll perform a free multi-point inspection. Competitive prices, Honda-trained technicians and Honda Genuine Parts. Why take your Honda anywhere else? Includes replacing engine oil per specifications, assessing and adjusting fluid levels and complimentary multi-point inspection.

Valid only at Honda of Kirkland. Up to 4.5 qts. $8.89 extra for 5.7 qt. systems. Coupon must be presented at time of write-up. One coupon per customer, per visit. Not valid with any other offer, promotion or special. Not to be used to reduce outstanding debt. No cash value. Not retroactive. See dealership for details. Void where prohibited by law.

EXPIRES: 09/30/2022
Brake Pad Replacement
$35 off

Front or Rear Brake Pad Replacement w/ Rotor Resurfacing

Valid only at Honda of Kirkland. Prices may vary by model. Plus taxes and fees where applicable. Please present coupon during write-up. Not to be combined with any other discounts. Includes brake pad replacement and rotor resurfacing. Discount does not apply if customer elects to defer resurfacing.

EXPIRES: 09/30/2022
Brake Fluid Exchange
$10 Off

Honda recommends brake fluid replacement every 3 years. Brake fluid loses its ability over time to absorb moisture from the brake lines. This can result in loss of brake pedal pressure due to a lower boiling point and corrosion.

Prices may vary by model. Plus taxes and fees where applicable. Please present coupon during write-up. Not to be combined with any other discounts.

EXPIRES: 09/30/2022
Discount on Vehicle Service
$15.00 OFF

Save on vehicle service (including parts and labor)
$5.00 – Discount on service from $49.99-$99.99
$10.00 – Discount on service from $100.00-$149.99
$15.00 – Discount on service from $150.00 or more

Prices may vary by model. Plus taxes and fees where applicable. Please present coupon during write-up. Not to be combined with any other discounts. Coupon not valid for tire purchase or vehicle alignment. Not Valid for Diagnostic Fees.

EXPIRES: 09/30/2022
Battery Replacement
$187.33+tax

Have a Honda Genuine battery installed today and drive confidently! Includes our 100-month limited warranty.

Valid only at Honda of Kirkland. Prices may vary by year and model of the vehicle. Plus taxes and fees where applicable. Please present coupon during write-up. Not to be combined with any other discounts.

EXPIRES: 09/30/2022
Tire Inspection and Alignment
$125.00+tax

Valid only at Honda of Kirkland. Prices may vary by year and model of the vehicle. Plus taxes and fees where applicable. Please present coupon during write-up. Not to be combined with any other discounts.

EXPIRES: 09/30/2022
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