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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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      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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      • 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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          planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Feature Request  ·  Admin →
        • Filter by Drivetrain

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

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            planned  ·  2 comments  ·  Feature Request  ·  Admin →
          • Add AutoTrader Classics as a source

            Vote for this to see AutoTrader Classics added as a source!

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            • 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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                planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Feature Request  ·  Admin →
              • 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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                • 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.

                  • 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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                      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!

                    • Make a tool to suggest models for people who don't know what vehicles to search for

                      Not everyone knows what car they're looking for, but they do know what types of cars they're looking for. We thought it'd be cool to have a tool that asks you a couple questions about what you need and want from a car, and then suggests certain models that fit your requirements. Vote for this idea if you think a tool like that would be useful!

                      4 votes
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                      • autotrader dot com

                        Autotrader.com, but full north american searches. Aggregate for the best possible price. AND MAKE SHORT/REGULAR/LONG BOXES ON TRUCKS A DAMN SEARCH ITEM. YEAH, THAT AND BUCKET/BENCH, AND CONSOLE VS COLUMN SHIFT ONE TOO....
                        that's all.

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                        • Save individual results

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

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

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

                            2 votes
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                            • Autotempest mobile app

                              Make Autotempest into a mobile app.

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                                planned  ·  Tony Lei responded

                                Thanks for the suggestion! Currently the AutoTempest results page is mobile friendly, and we’re working on making the other pages mobile friendly as well. Once that’s done, we’ll make it easy to add an icon to your device’s home screen to quickly launch AutoTempest. If we find there are massive improvements that can be made by making a native mobile app as well, we’ll look into that then :)

                              • 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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                                  0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  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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                                    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  ·  Admin →
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                                      • How bout adding trim? Keywords don't work.

                                        I tried adding a specific trim level of the vehicle I searched for. I wound up getting every vehicle BUT the one I wanted. After sifting through that spam, I gave up. Good luck. Pretty worthless without that ability. I personally, don't have the time or patience to do what a simple program can do pretty easily

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                                          Keywords do work, but maybe the trim is a common word that shows up in lots of posts? Anyway, a true trim filter is something we’re planning on eventually; it’s note quite as easy as you would expect to do it right though.

                                        • 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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