We used the PP Classifieds software for a while but changed to different software because of some features we really needed. The main feature we needed was: Custom searchable fields (drop-down and numeric)
For a car site like ours, it is important to select some standard items. There are the regular text fields but we need standard choices like
- Color (blue, black, white, silver and so on)
- Body style (sedan, wagon, hatchback, convertible)
- Seller type (private party / dealer)
Other fields are numeric like model year and mileage. It is important to be able to search for a car with say less than 60,000 miles. Or a model year between 2000 and 2005. A good example is a site like Search Cars Online - Find Cars with Advanced Search - Cars.com
This will be helpful for all automotive and motorcycle sites but I imagine it can be beneficial for any other type of site.