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  1. Send notifications when a new listing is found for my search

    One of our most requested features has been to send a notification when we find a new listing for particular searches. We're constantly thinking about ways that we can make this a reality. Vote for this idea if you want to see it happen sooner rather than later!

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      13 comments  ·  Feature Request  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Wow, it’s been a while, hasn’t it! It hasn’t been mothballed, but it has been back-burnered in favor of a couple more pressing things. We’re working right now to improve keyword searches—we’ve already added support for positive and negative quoted phrases, and are planning to add full AND/OR logical searches soon. After that should be better classification of models and potentially trims, and THEN this is the next major feature planned after that.

    • add autos.vast.com as a source

      vast auto has a lot of cars on it no other site lists

      30 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Additional Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Filter by Drivetrain

        Please add a function to select drivetrain ie. AWD, fwd, 4WD, 4x4, etc.

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          planned  ·  3 comments  ·  Feature Request  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add a tool for searching enthusiast forums

          We know that some of the best listings on the web are found in enthusiast forums. Because there are so many of them out there, it would be infeasible to add them all as separate sources to the main AutoTempest search, at least at the moment. We're planning on building a separate search tool to search specifically for ads on enthusiast forums. If you'd like to see this feature added sooner rather than later, vote for it!

          20 votes
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            planned  ·  1 comment  ·  Feature Request  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add ability to search multiple models

            Currently, you can only search one model at a time on AutoTempest. We will eventually be adding the ability to search multiple models in one search.

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              under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Feature Request  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Autotempest mobile app

              Make Autotempest into a mobile app.

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                0 comments  ·  Feature Request  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                For now we’re going to focus on the web app, as we feel our time is best spent adding features there. If you’re interested in a mobile app specifically though, please comment with the specific features you’re looking for that the web app doesn’t offer. (Please note that you can add a shortcut on your homescreen to open the current web app like you would open an app.)

              • Sort by savings on a car / pricing tool

                sort by amount of savings. compare listing price with the national average price and display percentage saved by purchasing a given car. this way people looking for the best deal and not necessarily a particular car, could quickly sort through adds.

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                  1 comment  ·  Feature Request  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  under review  ·  Tony Lei responded

                  This is not a bad idea! It could end up being more difficult than it’s worth, but we’ll look into it.

                • Add Hemmings Motors as a source

                  We know, Hemmings is a blatant omission from our current list of sources. Vote for this to see Hemmings added as a source sooner rather than later!

                  6 votes
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                    under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Additional Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 5 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Feature Request  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Make an RV Tempest - the ability to search for RV's

                      We need RV Tempest - the ability to search for RV's!

                      5 votes
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                        4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add title status to filter options. Seeing salvage/rebuild/branded titles clogs up the results. It renders the site unusable for my needs.

                        With all the recent floods, there are TONS of vehicles popping up everywhere that have titles one can't finance a vehicle with.

                        Please add this so more people can use this site. To me, this makes the site useless for used vehicle searches.

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                          0 comments  ·  Feature Request  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Prominently have a link to save search criteria and get email updates for new listings and price reductions. Most search web sites offer it.

                          Prominently have a link to save search criteria and get email updates for new listings and price reductions. Most search web sites offer it.

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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            Absolutely agree that we should have email alerts. We are working on some other priorities at the moment, but it is planned. Price change alerts are an interesting idea too, and one that we hadn’t considered before. I will add that to our list!

                          • EV Filter

                            In Advance Search, please add option to choose engine type. For example:
                            gas, diesel, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, electric, etc, etc..

                            I am looking for pure EV's but there's no way to find them using your search. For example, If I want to find the cheapest EV in the country. I have to search for each individual make & model that i can think of and it takes forever!

                            4 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Feature Request  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Definitely hoping to do this soon! Once we’re finished some current work, we just need to look into what information we get from our sources to see how difficult it will be. Absolutely agree that it would be useful though!

                            • Save individual results

                              It would be great to save interested cars in a workbook to compare and download.

                              4 votes
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                                under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Feature Request  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Search Kijiji

                                Search Kijiji, eh?

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                                  planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Additional Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Engine cylinders

                                  Filter for number of engine cylinders

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                                    under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Feature Request  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Refine

                                    The "Refine Search" function should search what is asked. I looked for all Lexus with a manual transmission only which should be a smaller number since they are rare. It included ALL Lexus that did not specify it's transmission in their listings, which was a huge number of ads.

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                                      1 comment  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      That’s a tough one because different people expect different things. Some people won’t want to match any matching vehicles, even if it means having to go through some that don’t match. Others are in your camp. The majority of vehicles do list the correct transmission, so it may be that a specific dealer or group in your area is mislabeling a lot of vehicles. If you’d like to email us through our contact page with the search link we could look into it in more detail.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Additional Makes and Models  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        This one’s a bit tricky, because the Trofeo appears to be technically a trim level of the Toronado. I’m sure some people list them as just “Trofeo” without the Toronado though.

                                        For now your best bet is probably to choose “Any Oldsmobile” and then enter Trofeo in the keywords box. We’re planning to revamp how we handle model names in the near future, so will keep this in mind then!

                                      • Add AND / OR Operators

                                        have and/or search function

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                                          planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Feature Request  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • have more filters...for trim packages & 4WD & cab size & fuel type.

                                          filters for Trim packages,cab size,fuel type & for 4WD. (for trucks)

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