AutoTempest: Buying and Selling Cars

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AutoTempest is an aggregator of online classified advertisements, specifically for cars. AutoTempest searches Craigslist, eBay Motors,,, TrueCar, Carvana, Cars & Bids,, CarsDirect, autobytel, CarGurus and oodle for classified car ads. With AutoTempest, you’ll be able to search all these sites all in one place and with one search engine. The AutoTempest used car search engine saves time, effort and guesswork when shopping for a car. AutoTempest believes an ideal car exists for every budget and lifestyle. It is just a matter of finding it. The aim of AutoTempest, which started in 2008, is to be the ultimate used car buying resource on the Web.

How AutoTempest Works

AutoTempest aggregates millions of auto listings from dealers and private sellers and shows the results from your search from AutoTempest’s listings partners. The goal is to capture all the results in a single search to save car shoppers time and help car shoppers find their ideal car.

Search Used Cars

To search for used cars with AutoTempest, you need to input the make and model you are looking for, the zip code and within how many miles of your location you would like to search for cars. Once you input this information, it’s just a matter of hitting the search button and you’ll be reviewing car ads for the type of car that you want in moments.

Search Filters

At AutoTempest, car shoppers can set search filters to narrow their car search. These filters include minimum and maximum price, minimum car year and maximum car year, minimum and maximum mileage, drive type, fuel type, exterior color, body style, transmission type and whether the car is for sale by a private seller or by a dealer.

Browse AutoTempest Search Results

AutoTempest provides millions of listings from a variety of sources. As a car shopper, you browse results by source or by a single list.

Search on Any Device

All AutoTempest features are available on every device. So you can search AutoTempest from your phone, tablet, laptop or desktop.

Selling Your Car

If you would like to sell your car, AutoTempest has partnered with Carvana, and Cars & Bids to help you do just that.


Get Your Offer. Share a few details about the vehicle you would like to sell and Carvana will extend a firm offer in two minutes.

Trade in or Sell. Trade in your old vehicle for a new one or sell your vehicle to Carvana. Either way, Carvana will pick it up.

Get Paid. After a quick on-site review of the vehicle, Carvana will cut you a check or hand over the keys to your new car.

Find Your Car’s Value. Get a used car estimate and find out what your car is worth.

Sell It Yourself. List your car on and hear from interested buyers. Once listed on, the ad will show up in AutoTempest searches.

Sell to A Dealer. Get offers from dealers and sell your car fast.

Cars & Bids

What is Cars & Bids? Cars & Bids is the only auction site exclusively for modern enthusiast cars, the 1980s or newer.

List and Sell Quickly. Once your car is approved, Cars & Bids will get it listed quickly and even take your input on scheduling your car’s auction. Once your listing is live, it will show up on AutoTempest searches as well.

Low Fees. Cars & Bids seller fees start at $49. All the auctions include a professionally written description based on the details you submit, an Autocheck history report and a personal commentary note.

Car Reviews Search

You may not be able to test drive every car you are interested in. And that’s where AutoTempest’s car reviews search engine comes in handy. Just enter the make and model, minimum car year and maximum car year or you may select any year and you’ll have reliable car reviews from around the Web in no time.

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Get New Car Quotes

If you want to get the best price on a new car, the first step is to get multiple competing quotes from nearby dealers. With this tool, AutoTempest saves you the legwork. Use an AutoTempest form to find the car you want and compare new car prices from multiple dealerships near you all at the same time.

Calculate Trade-In Value

Prepare to list or trade-in your used car by getting its Black Book trade-in value. If you want to get the most value when selling your used car, the first step is to assess its value. Use AutoTempest’s trade-in value tool to learn a car’s full market value.

Find the Best Shipping Costs

AutoTempest offers advice on how to ship a car when you buy it from out of state. One of the options is to have the car shipped by a professional car shipping company. AutoTempest recommends shipping partners Nexus Auto Transport, AmeriFreight and Can’t afford a professional shipping company? You could find someone to drive the car to your destination. Or you could fly there and drive the car back yourself. These are all strategies to think about when you have your eye on a car that is far out of your zip code.

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