My Garage Manager

My Garage Manager


Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 4 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.0
File Size:
3.17MB
Date Added:
August 20, 2010
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
4,029
Downloads Last Week:
7
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
.NET Framework 2.5, SQL 2005 Express

Editors' review

My Garage Manager is an automotive database program designed by a classic car enthusiast and optimized to capture the maximum amount of detail about car collections, whether large or small, classic or modern, real or imaginary. Whether you use My Garage to keep track of your fleet of vehicles or just your all-time favorites, it's capable of storing details, images, files, links, and more information on just about any car. However, with tools for calculating mileage and fuel use, not to mention records for insurance, repairs, valuation, and other factors, it's ideally suited for maintaining the family fleet, keeping tabs on restoration projects, and maintaining a long-term record of your cars and how you drove them.

As part of its installation process, My Garage checked our copy of SQL Server. The program's database component requires Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition, which may create compatibility problems with some recent versions of Windows. Some users may need to apply the most recent SQL Server 2005 Service Pack to run the program. Free registration is required to defeat a nag screen; the unregistered program opens normally and is fully functional. My Garage will be familiar to those who have used other database programs, though its stylish buttons and colorful highlights give it an attractive look. We started by adding some cars by clicking the Vehicles tab and then clicking the Add a Car icon on the New button of the toolbar. This called up an extensive dialog that let us enter detailed information about a particular car, truck, or similar vehicle in a tabbed view with room for purchase, sale, and value information as well as history, notes, and other options. We could also upload images. It's possible to keep track of multiple examples of a particular model, with individual details, including odometer photos. This is handy for collectors as well as spotters.

As a database, My Garage Manager proved as capable and easy to use as any similar database we've tried. As a car database, it's tough to beat, as long as your copy of SQL Server is squared away.

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  • All Versions:

    4.0

    out of 4 votes

    • 5 star: 3
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
  • Current Version:

    3.0

    out of 2 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 1 stars

    "Worst for USA market"

    April 19, 2013   |   By Doc_sean

    Version: My Garage Manager 2.0

    Pros

    None. What can I say about trash.

    Cons

    You have to look for SQl from 2005 to make it operate, that was a chore. It didn't work anyway because of conflicts within itself. Plus it tried to download malicious software and led me to a web site of spam.

    Summary

    Don't bother downloading it. It's not worth the trouble to look at because it won't let you.

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  • 5 stars

    "Finally, This IS IT!"

    May 03, 2011   |   By SOF11165

    Version: My Garage Manager 2.0

    Pros

    Everything. Store all detailed information about your vehicle, set reminders for services, etc. Beautiful!! Can even build photo gallery of that engine rebuild in this program.

    Cons

    Nag screen until registered.

    Summary

    Been searching for quite a while finding only exagerated databases. Finally, a program car enthusiasts and do it yourselfers will love!

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