A lot of people will be scared off by the salvage title, but not all. I'd suggest you say right in the ad that it's a salvage title, or you're going to have a lot of people mad that they called/emailed you and found out about it.
Mind that there are a lot of freaks on Craigslist. I sold a car on there once, and yowza. you wouldn't believe how many people emailed me to lowball my price--which was, IMO, already pretty low--without even asking to see the car (in fact, after that I'm pretty sure I priced it way too low, but I don't feel too bad about the price considering it ended up going to a high school kid; I would've if I'd gotten the impression it'd gone to somebody who was a total scammer or something). Hell, one of them offered me something like $300 less than my asking price, and I think his email MAY'VE been two words. I think all it was was "$400 cash" and that was all it said; I don't think he even bothered with punctuation. I'm thinking, "right, you're too rude to even write a proper email and you want me to lower my price as well??" Another guy wanted to come get the car "tonight" having not even seen it--mind you, it was like 8 or 9 p.m. at this point--AND he wanted to trade me this great sound system he had for it. Uh huh. Yet another wanted me to lower the price by like a hundred bucks and also said he lived quite a ways away and wanted me to meet him halfway with the car. I should've told him "okay, but it'll be a $100 delivery fee and you have to bring me back home because I have no other way to get there." Seriously, the entitlement-mindedness of some people is amazing. I am selling my car for X price. If you don't like the price or distance, go somewhere else; dont' expect me to jump through hoops for you like you're doing me some sort of big favor!
Then you'll find the flakes who will want to come look at it but will never show up, never tell you why, and you'll never hear from them again.
That's not to say that everyone on Craigslist is a loser--I've bought two cars on Craigslist and found a non-loser to sell mine to--but I'm warning you in advance so you're not surprised by the ******baggery that is rampant on Craigslist. And remember, if it sounds even remotely like a scam, it probably is. Lotta scams on Craiglist (as I found when buying my most recent car). Check, check, check EVERYTHING, and remember to see their driver's license before they even touch your car.
Last edited by Kat12; 04-02-10 at 06:02 PM.