CarGurus is an online automotive community. Are you looking for a new or used car? Trying to get rid of your old beater and can't figure out what it's worth? We can help!
We help people share information about their cars, as well as related services, parts, and accessories. Whether it's an article about a 2000 Corvette, user review of a classic 1965 Ford Mustang, someone's photo of their customized Toyota Camry, or a simple question about a 1996 Civic, CarGurus strives to connect people with the information they need.
CarGurus is the place where automotive knowledge is shared.
How Does It Work?
CarGurus works because of you - the community. CarGurus users write the reviews, post the pictures and find the articles that you see on CarGurus. Ask a question on our site and the community will answer it.
The information our users post reflects their personal experience. We do not filter the information on our site: we are completely unbiased. We are not affiliated with any auto manufacturers or dealerships.
So you can see that CarGurus is simply about connecting people - those in the know with those that want to know.
How Does CarGurus Make Money?
Yes, CarGurus is a for-profit company. We make money by providing relevant offers to the CarGurus community.
Researching a particular car on our site? You might see links on our site to places on the web where you can buy the car. We get paid by a variety of advertisers for placing these relevant offers on our pages.
Note that these advertisements are separate from the content of the site. We do not edit or change any content for our advertisers nor give advertisers preferential treatment in any way.
Who's Behind CarGurus?
Our Management team and Board were previously senior executives at such companies as Ebay Motors, Expedia, Yahoo, Microsoft and TripAdvisor. Given our location in Cambridge, Massachusetts, you'll not be surprised to know that our development team harkens from such fine Massachusetts academic institutions as MIT, Williams College, and Boston University.
Langley Steinert (Founder/CEO):
Prior to founding CarGurus, Steinert was Chairman/co-founder of TripAdvisor, Inc., the 3rd largest online travel information site in the world. In 2004, TripAdvisor was sold to IAC/Interactive Corp. and is now a subsidiary of Expedia, Inc. Prior to TripAdvisor, Steinert was Vice President of Marketing & Business Development at Viaweb Inc, an award-winning, internet commerce tools company that was sold to Yahoo! Inc (now Yahoo Store). He has also held management roles at Papyrus, Lotus Development Corp. and JetForm Corp. Steinert possesses an MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College and a BA from Georgetown University.
Nicholas Shanny (Chief Technology Officer):
Prior to CarGurus, Shanny was a founding member of the management team at TripAdvisor, Inc., where he was VP of Engineering. Shanny oversaw the development team and site architecture that grew TripAdvisor into the 3rd largest online travel site in the world, serving 20+ million unique visitors per month. Prior to TripAdvisor Shanny was a senior developer in Microsoft's Advanced Research group. Shanny also led the development of CenterLine's flagship product, a CORBA-based distributed test management system. Before CenterLine, Shanny co-founded a software company in Wisconsin, where he also received his formal Computer Science training at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.