CarGurus, Inc., a leading global online automotive marketplace (aka us!), today announced that it intends to purchase the motoring website, PistonHeads, from Haymarket Group. The acquisition marks a significant step in our plans for the UK, where we launched in 2015 and are now the fastest growing online automotive marketplace*. As a next step, combining the existing CarGurus audience with that of PistonHeads will help us take significant strides towards our plans to accelerate growth and expand our consumer audience in the UK, bringing our core values of trust and transparency to millions of used car buyers.
It could be a Pink Cadillac or a ‘69 Chevy (with a 396, Fuelie heads, and a Hurst on the floor). Cars have long been associated with independence and the open road, and no car epitomizes newfound freedom quite like your first car. Contrary to popular belief, not everyone at CarGurus is a gearhead—although some certainly fit the description. Our team covers a wide range of responsibilities, from software engineering to business development, and recruiting to… well, somebody has to edit this blog, right? Simply put, if owning a garage filled with Pininfarina was a prerequisite for employment, we’d have a much harder time growing our staff.
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Being grateful goes so beyond stuffing our faces with turkey and marshmallow-encrusted yams.
We’d like to take a moment and express our gratitude for our readers, car shoppers, blog commenters, car dealers and generally awesome CarGurus who visit our site each day. It’s the expertise and experience of each person who participates on this blog and the CarGurus site who keep the steady flow of news, opinions, reviews and car listings going every day.
We love cars. We love everything about the culture of cars and we’re thankful to be surrounded by a community of people who think the same way.
Whether you prefer the sounds and smells of a ’74 Porsche, gravitate toward the comfort and luxury of a ’14 Lexus or appreciate the adrenaline rush of any Lamborghini, you’re our people. Thank you for the years of love, we hope you feel loved back and we’re excited for many more to come.
You may now commence said face-stuffing.