Craigslist to Charge $5 to List Vehicles Where, Oh Where Will We All Go from Here? Share Comments IF ONLY THERE WAS SOMEWHERE ELSE TO POST CLASSIFIED ADS FOR FREE! Someplace that loved and respected the car you were selling and that offered you access to an audience of people who loved and respected the same car. Road & Track reports that Craigslist is going to start charging $5 to post an ad for your car. While there is no official reason for the price increase, the change will start on April 15. And while we’re here to tell you that paying for the services you use is pretty dang cool because it funds the salaries that go into making the stuff you love, we’re also here to tell you that there’s still a free option if you want to opt out of paying the $5 for whatever reason.