Is This the Best Search Engine Ever for New & Used Cars?
The site is one I found quite by accident. I'm not in the market for a used car, I was actually looking for a quote from Bill Shakespeare's "The Tempest" and stumbled upon this gem. Ahh, I love the Internet. The site is called AutoTempest.com. It's only in Beta right now, but the results are awesome!
In the past, when I was searching for a used car, I would bring up the usual suspects — cars.com, kbb.com, edmunds.com. With three windows or tabs open, I would flick between them all looking for the best price, the lowest miles, and the best financing option available.
That was time-consuming and a hassle. But I never thought any more about it until I started pushing the buttons of this new site. (It's like Kayak.com but for new and used cars.) As regular Wise Bread readers know, I'm a huge fan of sites and gadgets that save you time and money. Put a check mark next to both of those categories for AutoTempest.com.
The interface is simple enough. Enter the make and model of the car you're looking for, along with the location, year, price and mileage. Sure, those are the usual features, but AutoTempest goes a little further.
With the advanced search, you can add-in transmission, body style, seller type, and even choose to search collector or niche sites.
After your data is input, you hit search. And then you're greeted with the results from around seven different auto-buying websites. One includes craigslist, and when you get to that page the results will be further chopped down into areas in your state. You know what they say, location is everything.
I'd like to point out, as always, that this is not a paid endorsement or even one that was requested. When I find services or products I genuinely like or enjoy, I think Wise Bread readers will as well. And that's why I'm passing this on to you.
As the site is in Beta, it's also a great chance to kick the tires (ouch, no pun intended) and let the maker's of AutoTempest know what you think of the site, what is working, and what isn't. Hopefully, it will help them create a more robust option for the official launch.
So there you have it. If you're looking for a new motor, try it out. I hope it saves you a bunch of time and money on your next vehicle. I know I'll be using it to find mine.