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  1. 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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    19 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!

  2. add filtering systems

    add a big filtering system, where you can choose build style, brands, mby country of production?, wheeldrive, fuel type, engine size, engine power, original/modified etc.

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    Adding more filters is one of our top priorities. We have a number of new filters planned. Not all the ones in this list will be possible, mostly due to the data we have available, but we will be adding what we can.

  3. 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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  4. 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!

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  5. 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.)

  6. 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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    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.

  7. 6 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Additional Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We would definitely like to expand to other geos in the future, and the UK would probably be top of the list. Before that though, we have a number of improvements we want to make to the current site. (In particular, we’ve got some new filters to add, and our model matching isn’t as good as we’d like it to be yet.)

    In the meantime, you could try using our other site, www.searchtempest.com. It will let you search craigslist and eBay worldwide. (Although it does use a google custom search rather than direct links to search craigslist outside North America, so it won’t always catch everything.)

  8. 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!

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  9. Make an RV Tempest - the ability to search for RV's

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

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  10. 4 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Feature Request  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Tony Lei responded

    Hi Jim,

    Since we currently search multiple sources, we aren’t able to make one big RSS feeds containing all the results. You can get RSS feeds for the craigslist results only by clicking “Feeds for this search” in the top right of the SearchTempest window that’s opened when you click the craigslist source on AutoTempest. We are looking at various ways we can notify users when a new ad that matches their search is posted :)

    Hope this helps!

  11. Save individual results

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

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  12. Search Kijiji

    Search Kijiji, eh?

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  13. Ability to search and select multiple options like 4WD, AWD, blu-ray, and DVD

    allow us the ability to select multiple features at once like 4WD, AWD, blu-ray, and DVD

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  14. UK website

    Please can you expand to the UK?

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  15. Add Facebook Marketplace As Search Feed

    Facebook Marketplace has attracted a large number of vehicle sales, however its search mechanism seems suited for local sales, and it's a bit cumbersome to search nationally. It would be great if it could be added here as a feed, with a national view of availability for a particular search.

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  16. Allow city, state instead of just zip codes

    Please code the basic search line to allow city, state instead of just zip codes. I am looking at buying a used car outside the rust belt and I keep having to a zip code search first.

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  17. Need to include "YJ" under your Jeep listings like you do for CJ & TJ. YJ's are missing.

    Need to include "YJ" under your Jeep listings like you do for CJ & TJ. YJ's are missing.

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

    Currently when there are different model names used in different regions, we try to stick to the US model names, so the YJ would be searched via Wrangler. To get YJ models specifically, you could set the min and max years to 1986-1995.

    If you’re specifically looking for models produced outside the US and sold as YJ rather than Wrangler, please choose ‘Other Jeep model’, and then enter YJ. It does appear that we should remove TJ from the list though, for the same reason.

  18. I'd Like to see a search by VIN feature where the results are all similar vehicles of the same year or a range of years.

    Enter the VIN number in order to populate vehicles that are the same make model (trim and year can be set on a spectrum).

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  19. Good site but could use some sharpening and Clutter removal

    Try offering more practical options in the advanced search tab. I can't search trim levels unless I name them by manufacturer designation. No biggie but kinda sucks.
    Also when a new search is generated the Old query details should be Deleted. I search a Lexus but it answers No Results because the RT trim is left over 4 lines below from my last search. Cmon guys

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    Yeah, we are planning to change that behavior of remembering the previous search. We currently remember it (and have a ‘reset search’ button for running a new search) because it’s convenient for the majority of users that search the same thing regularly. However, the drawback you mentioned is a significant one, and we agree that it would be better to start fresh (while still making it easy to re-run an old search).

    We have additional filters planned too, although trim is tricky due to the many different sources we draw from. Working on it though.

  20. Add Carsforsale.com to the searched websites list

    Carsforsale.com is a strong website for classic car enthusiasts and could draw in more usage of autotempest if you put it in. Love your website guys' website! Thanks!
    -Kal

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