Find Used Cars in Iowa with CarsDirect.com. The state of Iowa would certainly not be thought of as one of the more "bustling" areas of the U.S. In its Midwestern location, the state does not have quick access to the eastern seaboard or to the northwest. Iowa does not put itself on the map with the kind of major league sports franchises hosted in many eastern and western cities. What it does have is a thriving economy, originally based on agriculture, but now diversified into manufacturing and other strong aspects that support a large population. Iowa is deceptively populous: according to recent estimates, over 3 million people are spread across its land mass of over 56,000 square miles. The state capital, Des Moines, is the largest city, with an estimated population of over 200,000. All of those people need a lot of vehicles in order to get across the state and beyond. But for those who are not familiar with different areas of Iowa, it may be hard to find the best car deals in the state. One aspect that outsiders may have trouble with is the lack of an Iowa State vehicle inspection process. Iowans are not required to submit their vehicles for annual safety or emissions inspections, and that can have an effect on what kind of vehicles visitors see on the roads. If you're looking for a specific car or truck in the state of Iowa, CarsDirect can help: the CarsDirect site includes specific database info tools for locating just what you want across the state of Iowa or anywhere else in the "American Heartland."