AutoTempest

  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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    15 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.

  2. 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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  3. Filter by Drivetrain

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

    28 votes
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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!

    21 votes
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  5. 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.

    20 votes
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  6. 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!

    9 votes
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    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!

  7. Autotempest mobile app

    Make Autotempest into a mobile app.

    8 votes
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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.)

  8. 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.

    8 votes
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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.

  9. 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.

    7 votes
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    1 comment  ·  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!

  10. 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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  11. 5 votes
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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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!

  15. 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.

    4 votes
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  16. Missing Kia Telluride model

    Missing Kia Telluride model

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  17. Save individual results

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

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  18. Search Kijiji

    Search Kijiji, eh?

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  19. 3 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.)

  20. UK website

    Please can you expand to the UK?

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