FAQ & notes
Why does this cost money?
The price reflect my efforts researching automobile industry since 2003, compiling quality databases and keeping them up-to-date, plus offering daily customer support.
Databases are targeting commercial use, each year few hundreds companies, programmers and web developers, paying BIG $$ to ensure getting a complete vehicle database, frequently updated and with accurate technical specs, several customers offered me $1000+ to make a customized vehicle list. Hope you can do the same.
Stay away from websites offering databases for FREE download, they are most likely stolen and posted online by other people than original author, or made by careless students who needed only a bunch of data for their studies, such databases does not cover all cars, have many errors, are outdated, no support or updates are provided. Using databases downloaded freely may destroy your company reputation.
Prices too high! Can you offer a discount for non-commercial use?
I cannot verify if you make profit or not. If you need database for personal use, data analysis, machine learning, academic, etc, you are welcome to purchase at same price like commercial entities. If you cannot afford my prices, we cannot make a deal. Sorry!
Full databases prices are NOT negotiable. Do not say that you are a poor student from India or Africa, you lost job, your mom died yesterday, and need full data for $10 (example of SCAM attempt mentioning death of his mother). I have a constant flow of European and American companies paying me hundreds $, I do not care about getting $10 from an Indian student (no racism intended but over 50% of Indian customers attempted to negotiate price, compared with <10% from other countries).
Discounts are ONLY if you buy partial data. I offer big databases in multiple packages, such as “new cars only” or “naming only” for people who do not need old cars and full specifications. Additionally I can offer partial databases with specific makes or car types, for example if you want to buy an used SUV and think that my database can help you making a decision, I can sell you a partial database with only SUVs produced last 5-10 years, price will be 2x my regular price per row of data.
Students who need 200 rows, 1000 rows, etc, but not full database: if the free samples with 1 make are not sufficient, I can sell you a partial database for example with 5 selected makes, 2 selected models per make, and all variants of these models, NO updates, for a discounted price. If you want for free, use sample files posted on website, DO NOT waste my time selecting models if you cannot pay even a discounted price!
How to get full database?
First, download the free SAMPLES (they usually include 1 make with all models or 3 models from 3 makes with their all variants) and test database in your application. Then click green button “buy and download”, pay with PayPal or Credit Card (via 2Checkout) and download link for the FULL database is emailed automatically to you (example email).
Contact me for other payment methods (Skrill, Western Union, Bank Transfer, Bitcoin and other crypto, etc).
Can I buy a small database then upgrade to a bigger database by paying difference?
YES in case of databases with same table structure. For example if you bought Car Models & Engines 1990s-present then you want Car Models & Engines & Dimensions 1970s-present, you can contact me and I will lower a price to pay difference.
NO upgrade from Car Models Database to Car Models & Engines Database because their table structure is very different and are aimed to different business fields.
Do you provide updates and how often?
Update frequency depends by how many people buy each database and how much effort takes each update. Download links are set to expire in 1 year, you can click the link again anytime you want to download latest updates. Moreover each time I update a database I re-send the email with download link to all customers to notify you to re-download database.
Do you provide API to avoid needing to re-download file after each update?
I do not have sufficient experience to create API myself. If you are an experienced developer with interest for cars, join to help me and other customers by creating an API (API should be hosted on my server and managed by me). I reward you with free access to data. Read more.