Australian car database

Small database – download SAMPLE:
Australia Make-Model-Year SAMPLE.xls

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BIG database – download SAMPLES:
Australia Car Database SAMPLE 2019 edition (116 columns)
Australia Car Database SAMPLE original 2017 edition (96 columns)

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Contact me for custom packages! For example you can ask for model naming, engine power and torque, wheels and tire dimensions. 1990-2019, 2005-2019 or whatever do you need. Price will be 0.3 eurocents / model.

Last release: 17 December 2019.

Description & notes

Australia Car Database was the MOST DIFFICULT project I ever done. First time made in June 2017 using, a FREE scraper slow and buggy, had to run in small batches of 1000-2000 cars and took 2 weeks to complete project, 96 columns, without colors and features which were not scrap-able with Octoparse.

In mid-2017 source website removed META tags used by me to obtain Make and Model name separately from full car name, also removed a column highly appreciated by my customers: VIN. Due to this reason it was not worth my effort to re-scrap all cars, I was updating database every 3 months by scraping only last year of cars, manually splitting Make and Model, leaving older cars unchanged. I removed “trade-in prices” columns because it was variable over time.

In February 2019 database been re-made by an Australian student using Python, which took only 2 days to scrap all, he was able to add colors and features too, he gave me a BETA scraper with errors and without Colors and Optional Features, which I reported and he fixed afterwards but without giving me final scraper, he setup scraper to run on his server and the agreement was to give me monthly updates by scraping all 1960-2019. Everything looked perfect, his scraper included Colors and Optional Features too, but in April 2019 he became uncontactable and server was closed, leaving me and my customers with no updates.

While I could use again Octoparse, I tried to find another Python programmer, and in July 2019 I found one in India. He impressed me when he said that have over 80 databases created in Python, giving me few samples, I gave him incomplete scraper from Australian student to fix errors.

The Indian programmer turned to be an idiot, scammer, liar, abusing my lack of knowledge of Python + the fact that I was too busy to carefully check his code. He wasted my time for 4 months, providing scraper with errors which I had to test and report errors, and asked me to pay extra $ over the price we initialy agreed (NO legitimate programmer would charge extra money for fixing his own errors). In September he offered to sell me 80+ databases for 100 EURO, which I paid, and in October when I was less busy and I checked them, I realized that at least 90% of them were open data available for free download on various sites (he was LYING that created himself). After providing 2 temporary updates with 2019 models in September and November, I completed a fresh scrap of all 1960-2019 models on 17 December 2019. Now I CAN provide updates anytime you want!

Due to typos in codes made by Indian programmer, 11 columns have no data (is about columns with rare data available for less than 5% of cars). Also Full model name column is WRONG for some cars.

Even if I never coded in Python before, took me only few hours to fix myself his code that he did not fixed in 4 months: I fixed codes that generated wrong car names and empty columns, except Colors and Optional Equipment (Indian programmer want another $100 for this and promise doing in 3 days. Are you fucking serious? Any skilled programmer wouldn’t spend more than 1 hour on this! I already waited for 4 months).

Now I need to scrap again all 100,000 cars which would take 20 days.

Anyone who know Python and is willing to help, please contact me!

Full story and changelog:

List of 125 car makes included

Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Alpina, Alpine, Armstrong Siddeley, Asia Motors, Aston Martin, Audi, Austin, Austin Healey, Australian Classic Car, Bedford, Bentley, Bertone, Blade, BMC, BMW, Bolwell, Bufori, Bugatti, Buick, Cadillac, Caterham, Chery, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Citroen, Commer, CSV, Daewoo, Daihatsu, Daimler, Datsun, De Tomaso, Dodge, Elfin, Eunos, Ferrari, Fiat, Ford, Ford Performance Vehicles, Foton, FSM, Geely, Genesis, Giocattolo, Great Wall, Haval, HDT, Hillman, Hino, Holden, Holden Special Vehicles, Honda, Humber, Hummer, Hyundai, INFINITI, International, ISO, Isuzu, Jaguar, Jeep, Jensen, JMC, Kia, KTM, Lada, Lamborghini, Lancia, Land Rover, LDV, Lexus, Leyland, Lightburn, Lincoln, Lotus, Mahindra, Maserati, Maybach, Mazda, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, MG, MINI, Mitsubishi, Morgan, Morris, Nissan, Noble, NSU, Opel, Pagani, Peugeot, Pontiac, Porsche, Proton, RAM, Rambler, Renault, Robnell, Rolls-Royce, Rover, Saab, Seat, Simca, SKODA, smart, SsangYong, Studebaker, Subaru, Suzuki, Tata, TD 2000, Tesla, Toyota, TRD, Triumph, TVR, Vanden Plas, Vauxhall, Volkswagen, Volvo, Wolseley, ZX Auto.

Data fields included

Percentages calculated for 1960-2017 database. If you buy 1990-2017, 2000-2017, etc, you will get higher completion ratio. Certain data fields are available for recent cars only, for example Fuel Consumption is available starting from 2000s.

Naming: Full car name 100%, ID 100%, Make 100%, Model 100%, Year 100%, Price 97.16%, Image URL 69.76%.

Description: Body 100%, Engine 99.94%, Transmission and Drivetrain 100%, Fuel Type 100%, Fuel Consumption 52.84%.

Overview: Badge 100%, Series 100%, Body 100%, No. Doors 99.97%, Seat Capacity 98.53%, Transmission 100%, Number of Gears 99.99%, Drive 99.99%, FuelType 100%, Recommended RON Rating 55.10%, Release Year 100%, VIN 77.14%, Country of Origin 99.97%, ANCAP Safety Rating 29.29%, Overall Green Star Rating 32.33%, Text Description 25.81%.

Engine: Engine Type 99.99%, Engine Location 97.77%, Engine Size 99.92%, Induction 99.94%, Engine Configuration 78.95%, Cylinders 99.93%, Camshaft 86.72%, Valves/Ports per Cylinder 86.19%, Compression ratio 74.18%, Engine Code 58.01%, Power 85.10%, Torque 81.67%, Power to Weight Ratio 81.42%, Acceleration 0-100km/h 37.14%, Maximum Speed 0.39%.

Fuel Fuel Type 100%, Fuel Capacity 78.03%, RON Rating 55.10%, Maximum Ethanol Blend 78.03%, Fuel Delivery 99.92%, Method of Delivery 99.90%, Fuel Consumption Combined 52.84%, Fuel Consumption Extra Urban 56.27%, Fuel Consumption Urban 58.10%, Fuel Average Distance (km) 52.61%, Fuel Maximum Distance 55.69%, Fuel Minimum Distance 57.33%, CO2 Emissions Combined 51.83%, CO2 Extra Urban 30.36%, CO2 Urban 30.40%, Greenhouse Rating 32.05%, Air Pollution Rating 32.07%, Green Star Rating 32.32%, Emission Standard 25.57%.

Dimensions and weight: Length 83.34%, Width 83.31%, Height 83.03%, Wheelbase 83.64%, Track Front 77.29%, Track Rear 77.28%, Tare Mass 61.18%, Kerb Weight 75.25%, Gross Vehicle Mass 58.79%, Gross Combination Mass 31.62%, Payload 46.69%, Boot Load Space Min 9.93%, Boot Load Space Max 10.96%, Towing Capacity braked 62.81%, Towing Capacity Unbraked 59.22%, Load Length 4.22%, Load Width 4.17%, Width Between Wheel Arches 2.28%.

Warranty: Warranty in Years from First Registration 72.28%, Warranty in Km 70.45%, Warranty Customer Assistance 47.05%, Warranty Anti Corrosion from First Registration 13.23%, Free Scheduled Service 0.98%, First Service Due in Km 42.11%, First Service Due in Months 34.40%, Regular Service Interval in Km 43.86%, Regular Service Interval in Months 39.66%.

Steering and Wheels: Steering 65.04%, Rim Material 39.66%, Front Rim Description 79.46%, Rear Rim Description 79.46%, Front Tyre Description 75.54%, Rear Tyre Description 75.55%.

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    • Anthony on February 4, 2019 at 9:00 am
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    We are currently looking for a quality Auto Data base supplier, just wondering how up to date are you data files, with respect of course,

    Australian needed to start with,

    Other countries will be required after the initial order & purchase.

    Looking forward to your reply.

    Kind Regards

    • Eric on April 24, 2019 at 4:14 am
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    Looking forward to working with this; thanks for your assistance so far!

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