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I built a private car sales search engine

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by slowferrari, Aug 30, 2018.

  1. slowferrari

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    Hi all, so I wanted to share: https://hiddenrides.com/.

    This is a side project/hobby for me - mainly because I enjoy browsing various car forums to see what cars I can afford at any given time.

    Thought you guys might enjoy given its a cross between tech/cars :)

    Any thoughts/feedback would be appreciated!

    PS - would love to add more Model 3's but they are just too damn new!
     
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  2. Pkmmte

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    Nice project! Where are you pulling this data from?

    I've been working on a somewhat similar project in my spare time but exclusive to only EVs. :)
     
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  3. sperkin

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    I like it! It loads really fast. Please rest the Search Keyword when changing "Make".

    For example, I had "R8" in the keyword and the Make as "Audi" but when I changed "Audi" to "Alfa Romeo" it showed no results since the it's still looking for R8s. Also, seems like it's not hitting all the car forums. Alfa Romeo is looking at Ferrari Chat and Ronnlist, should also include Alfa Romeo 4C Forums. I guess the DB will be built out in time, but I like your website and find it very useful.
     
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    Wow, this is awesome! What a great tool!
     
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  5. Msjulie

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    It's cool but I tripped it up (I think) by searching for e-Golf (looking for a family member who can't afford a Tesla)

    Also, I get the advertising needs but popups are kinda low class I feel...

    cheers
     
  6. slowferrari

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    Thanks - we are pulling strictly from car forum classifieds.

    let me know if you want some of those EV sources added :)

    not pulling from the traditional sources: autotrader, craigslist, ebay, etc
     
  7. slowferrari

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    thanks for the input - will look into that. its a pretty powerful search tool - but takes some finessing
     
  8. slowferrari

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    sneaky :) what forums are you searching for used egolfs at? i can add to the scraper list
     
  9. Msjulie

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    That's just it, right now it's boring places like cargurus.com - wanted something better :)
     
  10. slowferrari

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    werd - well hopefully we can help when you maybe pull the trigger on a 911....
     
  11. Msjulie

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    no more ICE for me ;)
     
  12. slowferrari

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    Ha - not sure what that feels like...i still need a vroom sound and a third pedal :)
     

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