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!155 votes
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.
Please add a function to select drivetrain ie. AWD, fwd, 4WD, 4x4, etc.24 votes
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!20 votes
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.4 votes
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!
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!4 votes
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!
Search Kijiji, eh?4 votes
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!
have and/or search function1 vote
filters for Trim packages,cab size,fuel type & for 4WD. (for trucks)1 vote
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.1 vote
This is something we’re planning to do eventually. Only reason we haven’t done it yet is some other priorities we’re working on first.
Try offering more practical options in the advanced search tab. I can't search trim levels unless I name them by manufacturer designation. No biggie but kinda sucks.
Also when a new search is generated the Old query details should be Deleted. I search a Lexus but it answers No Results because the RT trim is left over 4 lines below from my last search. Cmon guys1 vote
Yeah, we are planning to change that behavior of remembering the previous search. We currently remember it (and have a ‘reset search’ button for running a new search) because it’s convenient for the majority of users that search the same thing regularly. However, the drawback you mentioned is a significant one, and we agree that it would be better to start fresh (while still making it easy to re-run an old search).
We have additional filters planned too, although trim is tricky due to the many different sources we draw from. Working on it though.
Sometimes they are misspelled in the ads and can be found by misspelling them in the search blocks.1 vote
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.
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.1 vote
We’re definitely planning to add as many of these as possible. The ability to select multiple bodystyles is a good idea as well; will look into that.
How about a separate search for Fully Electric Vehicles Only!1 vote
Absolutely! We’re planning to add this along with hopefully some other filters soon.
Missing BMW 3 series wagon 325it1 vote
We’ll get this added. In the meantime you can still search for it using the ‘Other model’ option.
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.1 vote
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.
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.1 vote
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.
add a big filtering system, where you can choose build style, brands, mby country of production?, wheeldrive, fuel type, engine size, engine power, original/modified etc.1 vote
Adding more filters is one of our top priorities. We have a number of new filters planned. Not all the ones in this list will be possible, mostly due to the data we have available, but we will be adding what we can.
I am looking for an AWD sedan that can do 0-60 in under 5 seconds with either a v6 or v8 and preferably forced induction. I know this is really specific, but the more options to refine parameters the better. V6 V8 is really necessary to take a lot of cars I don't want out of the list.1 vote
We are definitely planning to add more filters, including drivetrain (awd), and hopefully engine cylinders. For forced induction, we won’t have a separate filter, but we will soon have the ability to do an ‘OR’ search with keywords, something like (turbo OR turbocharged OR turbocharger OR supercharged OR supercharger). (Exact syntax may vary, but once it’s available we’ll show you how to use it with a help tip alongside the keywords box.)
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