Hope we didn’t shock you too much with the new look of our newsletter. It’s a beauty, isn’t it? But the reason for this new format has more to do with function than visual effect. We hope you will enjoy the interactive aspects of this new newsletter. When you click on the stories below you will go to the posting pages where you’ll see the great cars and photos. And at the bottom of each page you’ll have a chance to comment on each story. We know that our readers have some great stories about these cars. Please share them with us if you will. You can comment on the car, the price or even ask questions about the vehicle. Owners will have a chance to answer your questions.
To leave a comment on a story you have to give your name and email address. Then you can type in your comment. Comments are monitored and will be posted when approved.
Another great function of this new newsletter format is that you can use the search box in the column to the right. To find the latest make and model of car you are looking for you can just cut to the chase and search it.
Some of the handy links you use each week will be at the top of the page. Notice the “New Listings” link, “Price Reduced” link, “Pre-Purchase Inspections” and “How to Advertise” links are right there at the top of the page.
We hope you’ll like our new newsletter format. Maybe you’d like to let us know by using the handy comment section below this story.
The old format was a zillion times better with nice large photos of the cars, which i thought was the focus. Very confusing. Very disappointed.
AMEN! Go back to the way it was!
MUCH better the way it was—-to much confusion this way ..have to bounce all around !
Has to be the biggest mistake I’ve ever seen. The new format does nothing for the companies that market with you and has nothing as far as a call to action on your site. The change, although good in your eyes, has nothing to do with the real world, it is terrible and I would highly recommend you change back to the old format ASAP before you lose advertiser. As a case in point, you used one of our cars as you “New Look” page leader and yet you can’t click on the picture of car to see the ad? Big mistake, no Huge Mistake, take your team of marketing experts and have them start calling the people that advertise with you and I’m positive you will get an ear full.
I look forward every Sat. to getting my Cars on Line email. But today I truly am shocked and very disappointed to see the new “news letter” I think it is awful to say the least. I bought my 1990 ZR1 from you’all but I must say I don’t know if I will look at the email much longer.
Why did you think you had to improve what was a very successful news letter in the first place? I am really very sad that you have changed and I hope many more people are not happy either. Thank you for your time. jim crain sr. Hamilton, New Zealand
Sorry but I really liked the old format with small thumbnails of all the cars. I really like your Ads and the links to other sites are usually not easy to read and the price is not always listed.
What happened to leaving something the same………un-broken…….easy to navigate. I really don’t like this. I just left photobucket due to their “new” mess…..now I’m looking at my favorite place to sell and buy a muscle car, and am quite disappointed. Who talked you into this……..
I think you have lost a lot of the flavor and charm of Cars On Line with your new format. The older format was much more enjoyable. With your new format, I am sure that I will be spending far less time reading your publication, and I think your advertisers will soon see a decrease in responses from readers.
I strongly urge you to resume your old format. If you ever want to change it again, please get reader input first. Afterall, the size and responsiveness of your readership is what makes this publication profitable.
I have to agree wholeheartedly with the previous commentors; this new look is not an improvement. Being able to see the content and thunmbnails just by scrolling without all of the extra clicking was much easier and intuitive.
I prefer the old format. On the old format was possible to have a quick look and return to read or research any interesting cars. This new format is too hard to navigate and time consuming.
THE WORST,WHO WAS THIS THE BRAINCHILD OF?? FIRE THEM, CONFUSING,SMALL PICS,USE TO LOOK FORWARD EVERY WEEK, NOW, NOT SO MUCH, I DONT NEED TO SEE COMMENTS AFTER EVERYTHING EITHER,NEWER OBVIOUSLY IS NOT BETTER,IFTHE MAJORITY DOESNT LIKE, PLEASE GO TO OLD FORMAT
I really dislike this new format. I really enjoy reading your weekly newsletter, but this format is painful. Please go back to the old way!
go back to the old
My Saturday mornings are ruined. I could not even navigate this “improvement”! I may actually cancel my subscription if I cant figure this out. It was so easy before to see everything I wanted to see. I don’t even know where to begin with this new mess. What a HUGE disappointment!!!
As with cars, sometimes older is better-please bring back the old format!!
With the wilda** guess that your demographic skews to the old fart (of which I am a proud member) you shouldn’t be surprised by the negative comments–all change being, after all, bad. I, for one, thought the old letter was a bit tired, was’t as navigable as many other car sites I use and I like the update. So it goes.
Not a good idea…..bring back the old look !!
I think you made a mistake, go back to the old system, the only improvement you could make to the old system would be to list the cars by the state they are located in such as all in MN, WI, SD, Il, I hate this new cars on line.
this new format sucks , go back like it was .
The old way was very reader friendly and easy to navigate….. Missing a lot this way
—GOOD LUCK SELLERS
Judging by the comments,,,seems you made a mistake,,I agree with comments,,will skip this issue,
Change is not my favorite. Also, I used to really enjoy what you folks had to say, but geez I’m falling asleep! Basically same thing every time. Thinking of just unsubscribing all together now.
You had the best and now have traded it for the worse.
gotta say I doubt I will be clicking in every category, what I liked about the ‘old’ format is I could scan it and see different things quickly and zoom down on the ones that were interesting. Now I have to go into each subcategory folder and go back out into the next one. probably will pass…
How happen to all the private owner listing? Every week I see more and more dealer listings? How about you keep all the dealer listing together and private together.
I am an appraiser in the Southeast WI market and look forward to the stories and stats on the vehicle. I will always try to give a new idea or format an objective review. This format is a bit more difficult to follow; some of the great features of the old format was the quick stories of each vehicle and the locations of them. Along with that the sectional break-down was perfect for the various makes and vehicle genre that was easily viewable by the scroll-down feature.
Unfortunately, I tend to agree with the overall message of the postings above.
“PLEASE” go back to the original format
Go back to the original format!!!!!!
I hate it. It requires too much time to continually switch back and forth. Do us all a favor and go back to the old format.
I also prefer the prior format – the “in-line” vertical sections were easier to navigate and visually more stimulating.
The new format seems to be more modern, but at the cost of readability and ease of navigation.
Several other negatives:
– too much “white space”.
– typeface is somewhat difficult to read: too small and appears to be gray, not black.
– there doesn’t seem to be as many cars. This may just be an illusion due to the changes?
On the plus side I do like the slide show feature at the top of the page, but again it seems to be somewhat lacking in the number of cars (5). Featuring 10 cars would be better in my opinion.
liked the old newsletter much better. Found it easy to go through .Was it broken?Why fix it? sometimes NEW is not always better.
The old format is superior to the new. Please consider going back to it.
As an avid reader and several time advertiser for years. I agree with everyone, this format sucks. There is nothing wrong with trying something new, but only if it is an improvement. This is not. Your readers have spoken, change it before you lose the readership.
The pictures in General on your entire site need to be larger, and sequenced within the page… Clicking on a picture only to have it open in a completely NEW Page is 1990’s Web technology, not to mention they are way TOO SMALL!! Perusers of your Web site are mostly long distance purchasers of very Expensive items… CARS! We want to see nice LARGE pictures with Detail before we contact a Seller or worse yet put out good money for a long distance inspection. Compress the pictures in photoshop but leave them at minimum 1400×1000 pixels, the files will be small, and use hardly any bandwidth… And have them accessible from one page where you can click back and forth between photos… this is so common on the internet, don’t know why you’re no doing it?
Your readers have spoken, after all they are the ones that keep your site going, maybe you should listen. I will be back when the site I`m used to returns.