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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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      10 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  ·  0 comments  ·  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  ·  2 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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            planned  ·  0 comments  ·  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 →
              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 :)

            • 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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                0 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!

              • Search Kijiji

                Search Kijiji, eh?

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                  planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Additional Sources  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Missing: Kia Stinger

                  Kia Stinger is missing.

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

                      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  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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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                        • 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 →
                          • Let us type in model names, instead of choosing yours.

                            Sometimes they are misspelled in the ads and can be found by misspelling them in the search blocks.

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                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              This is one of our top priorities actually, and is planned. Also just a quick correction to the earlier response – we currently only include common misspellings for a handful of vehicles, so trying misspellings yourself is still definitely a good idea if you’re searching a model with common ones.

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

                                Will look at adding this. Worth noting that it’s actually the “GT R” with a space. The R is technically a trim level of the AMG GT model. Probably a good idea to search it both ways though.

                              • 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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                                  0 comments  ·  Feature Request  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    0 comments  ·  Additional Sources  ·  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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                                      0 comments  ·  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!

                                    • Craigslist-Vehicle Type

                                      For example, if I check "wagon" for the vehicle type, the search results are not actually filtered to wagons only. The craigslist results will show every type of vehicle.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        As far as I know, craigslist doesn’t have a way to filter by bodystyle. However, for things like wagons we could automatically add appropriate keywords. Will look into that. For now, at the top of the craigslist section in the results, there’s a section where you can edit the keywords for craigslist only. I would suggest adding “wagon” in there.

                                      • Separate Montero from Montero Sport: They are not the same...

                                        When searching for "Montero" all the Montero Sports show up as well as it creates a lot to sift through to find the full-sized Montero's. They're not the same at all.

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

                                          This is an unfortunate consequence of how our model search currently works, which we are planning to overhaul. Basically, a number of our sources include a bunch of trim information after the model name, as as long as the beginning of the model matches, we show it as a match. That’s not ideal though, we know, so it will change.

                                          For now, fortunately you can work around this. Just put -“Montero Sport” in the keywords section. (A hyphen (minus sign) followed by Montero Sport in quotes.) That will filter anything with that phrase out of the results, which should leave you with only the regular Montero.

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