Along time, few people asked me for a database of tires, I usually said “I have databases of car models with tire size indicated, not database of tire models. However, in May 2017, a customer who purchased TireSize database told me to scrap data from DiscountTire.com but this turned impossible because every time I access website via scraper it gets redirected to store-locator page. A second customer also appeared asking me for a tire models database.
Source of data: carsalesbase.com and compiled in Excel by me for easy use in your projects. I update yearly in February when carsalesbase.com publish data for previous year. carsalesbase.com also shows number of cars sold by month, but number of people interested in such data is too small to justify my effort to update monthly. So I included only yearly sales.
Last update: 2015
(abandoned due to poor sales)
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A vehicle database intended for auto parts shops and other businesses, and webdesigners making drop-down boxes that need to go further than make and model. It is simplified from The BIG Car Database by removal of duplicate rows for same engine caused by facelifts which affected only exterior of cars.
Cars sold in Europe. Database being based on AutoKatalog (german car magazine) have 100% coverage for cars sold in Germany which is the biggest car market of Europe. 99% of cars sold in any European country are also sold in Germany. I also added unique cars sold only in UK, communist cars sold only in Eastern bloc, as well as special cars with 2.0 liter engine to comply with Italian tax system.
New project posted on 9 April 2020
70 columns of specifications
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Abarth, Aiways, Alfa Romeo, ALPINA, Alpine, Artega, Aston Martin, Audi, Auto Union, Bentley, BMW, Borgward, Brilliance, Bugatti, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Citroen, CUPRA, Dacia, Daewoo, DAF, Daihatsu, Datsun, DKW, Dodge, Donkervoort, DS Automobiles, e.GO Mobile, Ferrari, Fiat, Fisker, Ford, Glas, Gumpert, Honda, Hummer, Hyundai, Hyundai Precision, Infiniti, Isuzu, Jaguar, Jeep, Jiangling, Karabag, KIA, Koenigsegg, KTM, Lada, Lamborghini, Lancia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lotus, Maserati, Maybach, Mazda, McLaren, Mercedes, MG, Micro, MINI, Mitsubishi, Morgan, Nissan, NSU, Opel, Pagani, Peugeot, Piaggio, Polestar, Porsche, Proton, Renault, Rolls-Royce, Rover, Saab, SEAT, Skoda, smart, Sono Motors, SsangYong, Subaru, Suzuki, Talbot, Tesla, Toyota, Trabant, Volvo, VW, VW Nutzfahrzeuge, Wartburg, Wiesmann.
Japan domestic cars: lexus, toyota, nissan, honda, mazda, eunos, ford japan, mitsubishi, subaru, daihatsu, suzuki, isuzu, mitsuoka; imports from Germany: audi, bmw, bmw alpina, mercedes benz, amg, mercedes amg, volkswagen, opel, porsche, mcc smart, maybach, mercedes maybach, europe ford, yes; England: jaguar, daimler, rover, mg, rollsroyce, mini, bentley, aston martin, morgan, tvr, lotus, land rover; Italy: ferrari, maserati, alfa romeo, fiat, lamborghini, lancia, autobianchi, abarth; France: citroen, renault, peugeot, venturi; Sweden: volvo, saab; Netherlands: donkervoort; America: cadillac, pontiac, chevrolet, starcraft, lincoln, mercury, chrysler jeep, ford, saturn, chrysler, tiara, dodge, buick, hummer; South Korea: kia, daewoo, hyundai, gm matiz, ct t; South Africa: birkin.
Ashok Leyland, Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Bugatti, Caterham, Chevrolet, Daewoo, Datsun, DC, Eicher Polaris, Ferrari, Fiat, Force Motors, Ford, Hindustan Motors, Honda, Hyundai, ICML, Isuzu, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Lexus, Mahindra, Mahindra-Renault, Maini, Maruti Suzuki, Maserati, Maybach, Mercedes-Benz, MG, Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Opel, Porsche, Premier, Renault, Rolls-Royce, San, Skoda, Ssangyong, Tata, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo, Willys.
I made this database in December 2018 at request for someone from United States who wanted me to scrap data from automotivetouchup.com. Coverage: 1950s-present. 64 makes, 2706 make years, 1085 don’t have breakdown by model and 1621 are breakdown by 12376 model years, total 142612 paint codes.
In April 2019 another customer asked me to do the same for Europe, he suggested sourcing data from vernicispray.co.uk. Coverage: 1970-present (note: a couple of cars have wrong production years in this website).
I have 15+ years experience in researching automobile industry and compile data in Excel… and I am looking for a skilled web developer with high interest in cars, that can help me to provide API beside selling Excel / CSV / SQL files. I give FREE API access to whoever help me!
Car classification in Europe is not officially regulated, instead, it is defined in relative size with other cars.
Today the average lifetime of a car model is 6 years for compact and medium cars and 8 years for mini and luxury cars. Is normal for cars to grow over years, as technology advance and more gadgets should be included under body, but in Europe since 1990s, the cars are growing crazy with about 10-20 cm per model change, which is exaggerate, based on technology evolution, 5 mm per year is enough. This non-natural grow causes companies to abandon large models and introduce new smaller models below existing models.
Some brands do not follow the common class sizes, making cars with intermediate sizes, these are usually considered being part of the smaller class, causing further increase in size of car classes.
Seems that all European companies wants to make a car bigger than competitor’s cars of same class. This leads to 2 cm / year increase in average car length in each class. The cars get fatter also in width, this is an issue for parking design, since in most countries the parking lots are 2.5 m width, most compact cars were under 1.7 m width in 1998 but since 2008 most are over 1.8 m.