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Buying a car is a trying task. There’s so much to think of; make, model, styles, price, reliability, history etc”¦ The list goes on and on. That’s why I found this add-on for Mozilla Firefox particularly useful when buying a car on Craigslist.

The add-on, analyzes car listings on Craigslist and gives useful feedback in different areas. Firstly, it will scour Craigslist to see if the user has any other advertisements up. It does this by searching for contact details like a phone number or an e-mail address. This helps determine if the seller may be scamming people.

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It will then search numerous sites for reviews of that particular model. For example, in the screenshot below we can see a review which originated from MSN Autos. By finding car reviews, this add-on take much of the stress away when buying a particular model. Finally, it will flag certain keywords requiring your attention such as “˜accident’ and the number of owners.

Overall, this is a good and very useful add-on for anyone shopping on Craigslist for used cars.

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Features:

  • Detects duplicate ad or scamming posters.
  • Finds reviews and car information online.
  • Flags certain information about that particular listing.
  • Greasemonkey userscript and Google Chrome extension are  supported.
  • Similar sites: Honk, Mota, MotorTopia and TrueCar.

Get Car Research Add-on@ addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/6142re

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