Second American car database

Database starts at 1990 with model naming and prices, but specifications are available starting from 1996.

Download free SAMPLES:
American-Car-Database-No-Specs-by-Teoalida-SAMPLE.xls (5 columns)
American-Car-Database-Basic-Specs-by-Teoalida-SAMPLE.xls (28 columns)
American-Car-Database-Full-Specs-by-Teoalida-SAMPLE.xls (210 columns)

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Description

I offered a car database for USA market since 2014, named Year-Make-Model-Trim-Specs, but it does not have several things that some customers were looking for, for example MSRP (manufacturer’s suggested retail price) until April 2018 update.

I discovered TheCarConnection in October 2017 when a customer interested in MSRP suggested me to do scraping from this website to sell him a database with car prices, then in November 2017 another customer asked me for specific technical specs so I offered to sell him same database, re-scraped to include all specifications. After selling privately to 2 customers, both interested in 2017-2018 models only, I decided to scrap all 1990-2018 models and publish database on website so everyone can purchase.

Accuracy notes

If you care about accuracy you are advised to buy Year-Make-Model-Trim-Specs (the first American car database I made, based on Edmunds.com), unless you need certain data available only in the 230 columns package of the Second American Car Database.

Second American car database, based on TheCarConnection.com, is sold “as it is” without corrections or additions, because any changes done will be lost at next update. While specifications for each individual car are pretty accurate, filtering cars of a specific class may be a trouble, because it contains multiple values having same meaning: “midsize car”, “midsize cars”, “mid-size cars”. Model hierarchy was slightly messed, for example Jetta is 1996-2005, 2009-2014, 2017-2018, New Jetta is 1999, Jetta Sedan 2002-2016, etc (they corrected this mess in mid-2019).

Second American car database lacked a constant unique ID (until mid-2019) and they have a habit to change URLs of old cars, merging cars with too similar specs thus deleting some,  etc. In mid-2019 they deleted nameplates discontinued before 2015 (details below). This makes me worried about certain customers who integrate other data with my database, I am not sure if these changes pose them a problem on long term…

Year-Make-Model-Trim-Specs beside nearly perfect specs accuracy, I manually-built URLs of car models with unique IDs thus it is constant over time and nothing is delete. I also improved model hierarchy, corrected errors and added additional data not included in the original website.

List of car makes

Acura, Alfa Romeo, AM General, Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Coda, Daewoo, Dodge, Eagle, Ferrari, FIAT, Fisker, Ford, Genesis, Geo, GMC, Honda, HUMMER, Hyundai, INFINITI, Isuzu, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Lotus, Maserati, Maybach, Mazda, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, Mercury, MINI, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Oldsmobile, Panoz, Plymouth, Pontiac, Porsche, Ram, Rolls-Royce, Saab, Saturn, Scion, smart, Subaru, Suzuki, Tesla, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo.

List of updates

Each update involve re-scraping all makes, models, years and trim, the job takes about 50 hours at speed of 3 seconds per page.

TheCarConnection was originally 1997-present. As March 2018 they added specifications for 1996 models and also 1990-1995 models without specifications (only model names and price). I do not know if in the future, they will add specifications for pre-1996 cars too.

59 makes, 1136 models, 7224 model years, of which 6608 with specs, ? with trims, 46140 trims, as December 2017
61 makes, 1191 models, 8390 model years, of which 8074 with specs, 6644 with trims, 46804 trims, as 12 March 2018, published 18 March.
61 makes, 1210 models, 8651 model years, of which 8313 with specs (? full specs), 56363 trims (? full specs) as 20 September 2018.
61 makes, 1215 models, 8694 model years, of which 8313 with specs (? full specs), 56369 trims (? full specs) as 26 December 2018 (the source website did not added more specs in 3 months?)
61 makes, 1225 models, 8762 model years, of which 8439 with specs (7008 full specs), 57181 trims (49381 full specs) as 1 Feb 2019.
61 makes, 1229 models, 8790 model years, of which 8454 with specs (7023 full specs), 57312 trims (49512 full specs) as 28 March 2019.
61 makes, 1235 models, 8877 model years, of which 8547 with specs (7116 full specs), 58006 trims (50209 full specs) as 4 June 2019.

In mid-2019 TheCarConnection deleted pages of all model nameplates  discontinued before 2015. We can still see specs of 1990 Dodge Grand Caravan https://www.thecarconnection.com/overview/dodge_grand-caravan_1990 because a new model with same name is still in production today, but we cannot see anymore specs of Dodge Caravan (non-Grand) because this nameplate was discontinued in 2007! Strange decision to delete data for discontinued nameplates! Wasn’t TheCarConnection supposed to contain ALL cars that have been sold in United States since 1990 to present?

My idea was to scrap all cars and add 2019-2020 models from recent scrap over the 1990-2018 models from June scrap… I ran scraper again in September and early December without finding any significant number of cars added. I noticed that number of cars changed significantly in December so I ran scraper again on 18 December, to find a lot more 2020 models. But number of 2018 and 2019 models decreased, it means that TheCarConnection is not only updating with new cars but also doing changes in old cars, deleting / merging 2 similar trims into one, so how do I should combine files?

I decided at December 2019 update to provide separate files for June and December updates, leaving customers to combine. Depending by customers feedback, I will decide how to combine, if should provide combined files from my side.

521 models, 5629 model years, of which 5449 with specs, 44507 trims, as 16 Sep 2019
525 models, 5696 model years, of which 5460 with specs, 44558 trims, as 07 Dec 2019
554 models, 5785 model years, of which 5661 with specs, 46108 trims, as 15 Dec 2019
46 makes, 538 models, 5786 model years, of which 5660 with specs, 46107 trims, as 24 Dec 2019

38 makes, 472 models, 5510 model years, of which 5392 with specs, 47493 trims, as 30 May 2020. TheCarConnection just removed all exotic manufacturers such as Aston Martin, Bentley, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce, etc… are you fucking serious? What we can expect in the future?

38 makes, 476 models, 5544 model years, of which 5419 with specs, of with 5407 with 47724 trims, as 1 July 2020.

14 thoughts on “Second American car database

    1. The above American car database does have car class as sourced from original website, which is NOT accurate, for example it have multiple variations like “midsize car”, “midsize cars”, mid-size cars”.

      I suggest buying one of these 2 alternative databases:
      https://www.teoalida.com/cardatabase/year-make-model/
      https://www.teoalida.com/cardatabase/year-make-model-trim-specs/
      Both have car class manually added by me CORRECTLY instead of being sourced “as it is” from a dodgy website.

    1. If you find any website about trucks similar with KBB or Edmunds I can make an Excel database based on it, for you and other people who asked same thing

  1. Hello,

    Im interested in the full database for American. Do you have the bolt patterns for the wheels available? I did not see (or missed) them in the sample columns.
    Thanks!

  2. I’m looking for cargo capacity for vehicles 10 years old or newer – vans, cars, trucks etc. What’s the best DB for getting this info?

  3. Hello, Our engineering team is trying to load the databases you provided and we are running into a problem with the July 2019 and Dec 2019 spreadsheets. The Dec spreadsheet doesn’t contain some of the vehicles that are on the July spreadsheet. We cannot combine the speradsheets because that would cause duplicates. Are you able to provide one spreadsheet that encompasses both Dec and July vehicles?

    1. You left comment in WRONG page, and https://www.teoalida.com/cardatabase/american/ at bottom I clearly explained the reason for which I provide 2 files and the problems I have in combining. If you have any solution let me know.

      Since you didn’t purchased full specs database to motivate that you needed all 230 columns, but trim/naming only, what was the reason for purchasing https://www.teoalida.com/cardatabase/american/ instead of higher quality database https://www.teoalida.com/cardatabase/year-make-model-trim-specs/ that do not have such problems?

      1. Hi- responding on the correct page now that you have directed me to. We purchased the 1990-2020 no specs option below because we don’t need all of the extra specs to get a quote for our system. Is the basic specs option for $290.03 on one file or is does this have the same issue?

        1. I copied your earlier comments here so other people can understand what we were talking about.

          No specs, basic specs, full specs… the only difference is number of columns. All packages of “Second American car database” are affected by this strange decision of TheCarConnection to remove from website all discontinued model nameplates in mid-2019. I just noticed now that they added back Saturn brand and few more discontinued cars such as Ford Bronco discontinued in 1996, but Saturn L-Series available in July 2019 update is still 404 Not Found: https://www.thecarconnection.com/specifications/saturn_l-series_2000

          If TheCarConnection continue to delete and add back old cars, this database NOT a reliable solution on long-term in terms of harmonious successive updates, compared with https://www.teoalida.com/cardatabase/year-make-model-trim-specs/ based on Edmunds who never delete cars once added.

          1. I though that I already explained you in my previous 2 comments that https://www.teoalida.com/cardatabase/year-make-model-trim-specs/ do not have such problems at updates because Edmunds never delete old cars so you will always get one file (unless you ask specifically to give you also an older file).

            I don’t know why do you still ask same thing again. If you have more doubts use live chat in lower-right corner of screen so we can talk faster.

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