Craiglist is cool because of it's laissez-faire environment and the fact that it's pretty much a one-stop shop for apartments, free stuff, and hookers. It's definitely not the safest place to buy a car, though. You might luck out and meet a non-murderer who genuinely wants to get rid of a decent vehicle, but more often than not, you're being fed to wolves who need to make a quick buck and don't know shit about what they're selling. It helps to have a reliable mechanic to check things out, or in this case, a detective buddy who'll quickly pick up on any shady behavior.