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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 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  ·  1 comment  ·  Feature Request  ·  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 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 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 →
                • 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!

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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.

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                      under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Feature Request  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        1 comment  ·  Feature Request  ·  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 →
                        • Add AND / OR Operators

                          have and/or search function

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                            planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Feature Request  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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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                              0 comments  ·  Feature Request  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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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                                0 comments  ·  Feature Request  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                  1 comment  ·  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!

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                                  • Please add these funtions to the Advanced Search.

                                    Need Improvement: On the advanced search to allow you to select the following: Exterior color, Interior color, How many cylinders, different types of styles for a car (ex. coupe and sedan but not wagon, etc), fuel economy (range of mpg), and how many doors.

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                                    • Search by engine

                                      I'd like to see the ability to edit my search for engine size. I4/V6/V8/V10 etc.

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                                      • report bad listings

                                        There are too many vehicles listed as manual when they are in fact automatics. This is an extreme annoyance when searching for a manual as you must also go into the listing, instead of just through the search list, and look at pictures to confirm it is truly a manual. It would be a good idea to also request why the report of a bad listing is being made.

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

                                          That’s a good idea. I especially like the idea of flagging wrong transmission type or other wrong info, either for us to review, or maybe to filter automatically somehow (without allowing for abuse). We’ve got a few other things on the go for now, but will definitely keep this in mind.

                                        • Filter options

                                          Cab and bed size for pickup

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