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  1. #1
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    search engine for used cars

    My friend and I just built a search engine for used cars. The backend is Django, Solr, Postgres, with RabbitMQ + Celery driving the webcrawler. All running on an Ubuntu Server on EC2

    Right now we're indexing ~500GB/day, and hoping to have more listings than Autotrader.com soon =)

    Would love feedback, if any of you are into cars: http://carsabi.com

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    Re: My friend and I built a search engine (for used cars)

    Er, I take it from the fact it didn't like a UK postcode that it's US only.

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    Re: My friend and I built a search engine (for used cars)

    Ah, yes, it's US only at the moment. Sorry about that.

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    Re: My friend and I built a search engine (for used cars)

    Where were you two years ago when I bought my Mazda???

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    Re: My friend and I built a search engine (for used cars)

    I like it!

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    Re: My friend and I built a search engine (for used cars)

    Really nice! Surprising to see how many are within 10 miles.

    Would be nice if you could group models by all makes into broader, searchable, categories: sedan, coupe, van, pickup etc. etc.

    Great job!

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