iSeeCars.com's Top Used Car Searches for Q1 2009

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iSeeCars.com, the leading Web 2.0 automotive search engine, reports the top used car searches

http://www.iSeeCars.com, the leading vertical car search engine providing the best unbiased experience for consumers to search pre-owned cars for sale quickly, easily and smartly, reveals the top searches by its users for the first quarter (January to March) of 2009. iSeeCars.com currently enables users to search over 2.5 million cars for sale across more than 10,000 different car classifieds websites.

The top 10 most searched used cars by make on iSeeCars.com were:

Honda
Toyota
BMW
Nissan
Chevrolet
Lexus
Acura
Mercedes
Ford
Volkswagen

The most searched for used car by manufacturer was Honda. Toyota (http://www.iseecars.com/Used_Cars/used-Toyota) and Honda kept the same top 2 spots as 2008. Chevrolet was the most searched for American car manufacturer. In 2008, Ford took the top American spot but came in 9th most searched vehicle in the first quarter of 2009, dropping a whopping 6 places. In the luxury car segment, BMW had the most searches. BMW searches increased 3 spots from 6th last year.

The top 10 most searched for used cars for sale by make and model were:

Honda Civic
Honda Accord
Toyota Camry
Toyota Corolla
Ford Mustang
Honda Civic CRX
Ford F-150
Jeep Wrangler
Chevrolet Impala
Chevrolet Tahoe

The most searched for used car was Honda Civic. Honda (http://www.iseecars.com/Used_Cars/used-Honda) and Toyota cars retained the top 3 spots from last year. Appearing in the top 10 this year but not last year were 2 fuel-efficient vehicles, mainly Honda Civic CRX and Chevrolet Impala. The truck with the most user searches was Ford F-150 compared to Toyota Tacoma last year.

The top 5 most searched cities for cars for sale were:

Houston, TX
Atlanta, GA
Dallas, TX
Chicago, IL
Boston, MA

The most frequently search filter used was "moving sale" where users were looking for good deals on used cars for sale by owners who are moving and need to sell their cars.

The user searches and activities on iSeeCars.com continue to grow significantly on a daily basis. The amount of time a user spends per visit increased to almost 10 minutes. We look forward to growing the engagement level as new features are introduced to make the site even more helpful to consumers in searching for a car and finding a great deal.

About iSeeCars.com

iSeeCars.com (http://www.iSeeCars.com), a privately held boston area-based company, is the most comprehensive car buyer-focused search engine for cars for sale classifieds. Developed by an experienced team of PhDs, software engineers, and former entrepreneurs, hailing from top universities throughout the world including Harvard, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Peking University, and Princeton, iSeeCars.com pioneered a one-of-a-kind, revolutionary approach that gives consumers a powerful way to search for cars for sale across the Web and to discover and find the right car at the right price more easily, quickly and smartly. With just one click, users of iSeeCars.com are able to see used cars for sale from many thousands of car classifieds websites, newspaper sites, and auction sites like eBay along with many local dealership sites. Not only does iSeeCars.com provide a simple one-click search, it also gives consumers relevant, insightful analysis, tools, and information to more easily and quickly discover a potential car deal through its innovative, proprietary classifieds analysis and ranking technology. For example, car buyers can easily search for "moving sale" cars in which owners need to sell their car because they're moving out of town or country; the idea is that the car buyer may be able to get a good price or deal on the car because the seller is in a situation where they must sell the car within a short time-frame. With iSeeCars.com's mission of providing unbiased tools, analysis and tips to car buyers, it also provides users with impartial tips and advice from automotive experts on the car buying process. For more information, please visit http://www.iSeeCars.com and http://blog.iseecars.com.

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