Use keywords and search criteria for specific vehicle features. A Craigslist saved-search can be setup for an email alert every time listings are posted that fits all search criteria.
For example, if I’m in the market for the newest possible California diesel manual 4×4 long bed rigs that are smog exempt, a saved CL search would look like the following:
- Category: Cars & Trucks
- For Sale: by Owner
- Max Year: 1997
- Fuel: diesel
- Transmission: manual
- Drive: 4wd
- Keywords: long bed
Even with zero results with these criteria, CL will email an alert once a fitting ad is listed.
Another example, I’m in the market for a California smog-exempt manual Jeep to build as a trail rig: