Adding fields and setting categories is a nightmare only after a good time I managed to understand it.
Then there is the no search option and the must have their name in the site thing...
In few words, this component should be really thought through by it's developers.
We have been developing different classifieds scripts for more than 10 years.
And here you can find different reviews about our script. But the main criterium is a number of
successful live sites. Typical live sites which use our classifieds scripts
you can find at our page http://www.almondsoft.com/alcl.html
To choose the script that matches all your needs, it is important not only to compare declared
features or demos of different scripts but also compare live classifieds with large numbers of ads.
Then many questions can be answered.
Some options which at first seem to be inconvenient, after detailed analysis become effective solutions.
Doesn't work with SEF URL's properly, doesn't give any additional options when creating a menu other than the category listing (could allow to send the user directly to one category). The ads design is still a bit poor but good enough, whoever wants to change it just access the code. Support is terrible, can't register at the forum (don't receive the activation email) and they take a lot of time to answer e-mails (still waiting response)
Really liked, however, the great quantity of options setting up fields, the category's which can take different fields each and the PMS integration.