Where can I find a car database?
June 20, 2008 11:15 AM   Subscribe

Where can I find a database of American cars?

I need a database of American cars that includes make, model, and year for a web application. I want to build drop down menus that let people choose their car like you see on Kelly Blue Book, Consumer Reports, and dozens of other sites. Is there a standard database that powers these menus?
posted by pb to Computers & Internet (2 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Well, these guys sell one. You could always scrape one, of course, and it might even be semi-kosher to scrape it from the EPA.
posted by uncleozzy at 11:26 AM on June 20, 2008 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: I was hoping to find more options, but I haven't yet.

Just to follow up, I went with the sweypro database. The EPA data only goes back to 1985 and sweypro goes back to the 1800's. Plus the database has some nice extra data about the cars that could be helpful down the road. Thanks for the pointer uncleozzy.
posted by pb at 9:05 PM on June 29, 2008

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