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  1. add autos.vast.com as a source

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

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      1 comment  ·  Additional Sources  ·  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!

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              under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Additional Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 5 votes
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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!

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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 →
                  • 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 →
                    • 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.

                        • 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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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            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.

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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!

                            • Nice and effective to include more popular sites

                              Hello Autotempest team. It will be very nice that you include more popular and most used sites like cargurus and if its posible to include facebook market place for cars and trucks

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                                0 comments  ·  Additional Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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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                                  under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Feature Request  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Bringatrailer.com

                                  Bringatrailer.com

                                  There are tons you could add to become THE place to start a search.

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                                  • Missing Model: 2012-2016 Accord Plug-in Hybrid

                                    The 2012-2016 Accord Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) is missing as a distinct model from the Accord Hybrid

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

                                      OK, looks like I was wrong. The PHEV version was introduced for 2014 (and discontinued after 2015), but they kept selling the non-plug-in version alongside.

                                      It also looks like a number of our sources have the hybrids listed under regular ‘Accord’, not ‘Accord Hybrid’ specifically’. So for now, I would suggest searching the ‘Accord’ model, and adding “hybrid” and “plug-in” to your keywords.

                                      We are planning to add a ‘fuel type’ filter soon, and will look into whether we can differentiate between non-plug-in and plug-in hybrids. We’re also looking at adding a ‘trim keywords’ field, which would allow you to search for ‘plug-in’ in the model or trim names, as opposed to anywhere in the description (where you will also get silly things like “aux plug-in”). Hoping to have those ready before long, along with sorting out the model inconsistency.

                                    • 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.

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                                        • Add Offerup.com as a source

                                          Or code your site to offer other newer or slightly less popular car listing site results if you still can't find the car you're looking for with the core listing sites. I know I've experienced that with AutoTempest and debated whether or not it was really worthwhile for me to keep using AT.

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