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Founded in 1995, Santa Monica has had a rich history of innovation geared towards delivering value to online new car shoppers and the automotive industry.

We began as, operating our namesake website and developing our own proprietary technology for search engine marketing. Due to our success in online automotive lead generation, acquired us in 2005. Today, our Santa Monica division operates three consumer websites --, and -- and manages search engine marketing for those sites as well as itself.

Partnering with more than 200 leading metro newspapers, television stations and their web sites, is the premier online destination for new and used car shoppers. is a division of Classified Ventures, LLC. Based in Chicago, Classified Ventures is owned by five leading media partners - Belo Corp., Gannett Company, The McClatchy Company, Tribune Company and The Washington Post Company.