Shift’s Giveaway Picks: Isabel’s Surfin’ 2015 Subaru Outback 3.6R

In case you haven’t heard, Shift is giving away a car. Even though Shift employees can’t win, we can still dream, right?

 

Meet Isabel. She works on our Business Intelligence team. If she won the giveaway, what car would she pick? Continue reading “Shift’s Giveaway Picks: Isabel’s Surfin’ 2015 Subaru Outback 3.6R”

A Token of Gratitude from Shift: a Car Giveaway

A little more than two years ago, my cofounders and I embarked on a quixotic mission to change one of the worst consumer experiences out there: car buying. We ran our tiny operation from the sidewalks and parking lots of San Francisco with a firm belief in customer experience and fueled by good faith. Continue reading “A Token of Gratitude from Shift: a Car Giveaway”

What is Carfax, Anyway?

When it comes to a car’s condition, we often mention the Carfax report. A Carfax report is your window into a car’s past. Like a private eye, it gleans cues from insurance companies, DMVs, and even the police to tell you about a car’s background.

In the most extreme cases, it can save you from buying a lemon. Since it can be so helpful, we include a full free Carfax report for every car we list on Shift.  Continue reading “What is Carfax, Anyway?”

10 Craigslist Tips for the Smart Car Buyer

When it works like it should, buying a car on Craigslist can be great. But quality on Craigslist can be hit or miss and it can feel a bit like the Barbary Coast, with mischief and gold in equal measure.

To help you sort through the riff raff, avoid surprises, and find the right car, here are 10 essential things to take note of.

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Defining Shift’s Values: the Rewarding (and Surprisingly Hard) Process of Distilling What Matters

In the fall of 2015, Shift was quickly hiring the team and expanding operations. Things were rapidly changing and we realized that we were at risk of outpacing our own culture if we didn’t take a step back to reflect.

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Cars We Love: Jeep Wrangler

In this installment of Cars We Love, we pay tribute to a beloved classic.

Ahhh, the Wrangler. Few cars have captured our imagination like this sparky 4×4. Generation after generation, the Wrangler continues to tantalize and stoke the off-roader in all of us. Here are the five reasons it’s a Car We Love:

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Inspection Reports Now Available on Every Vehicle Description Page

Nobody wants to buy a lemon. That’s why from day one, we knew that a big part of adding value to the peer-to-peer car market was providing greater transparency into a car’s condition. From that goal, we’ve developed an entire 200-point inspection to identify and repair wear & tear to make sure every car we list is as safe and reliable as possible.

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