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MAR 21
2016
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2016 Car Buyer Journey Study

The 2016 Car Buyer Journey Study by IHS (commissioned by Cox Automotive) has revealed new insights about the prevalence of online shopping, the relative importance of various Internet resources and the use of multiple devices during the car-buying process. The study also provides details about how car buyers consider a variety of makes/models and purchase options as they shop, and examines what consumers like and dislike the most about the car-buying process.  

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tags:  car buyer journey , influence , shopping behavior , independent , used cars , new cars , ihs , polk , automotive buyer influence study , abis

MAR 16
2016
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What You Need To Know About Gen Z and Why It Matters

Today’s 16-year-olds — part of Generation Z — are 80 million strong and influence $200 billion in annual spending power on parental or household purchases. By 2020, their purchasing power will equal the GDP of some small countries. However, they’re by nature more cautious spenders, less likely to be influenced by prestige and more likely to be influenced by safety and practicality peppered with technology. Learn what’s most likely to influence these future car-buyers…

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tags:  generation z , gen z , influence , shopping behavior , independent , used cars , new cars , dealership experience , research , demographic

FEB 17
2016
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White Paper: What Drives Shopping Choices for Vehicle Re-Purchasers?

Since 2010, the Autotrader Sourcing program has been conducting an annual survey of consumers who bought vehicles from over 400 franchise and independent dealerships across the U.S. The research provided insights into a variety of important questions about these vehicle “re-purchasers,” including what percentage of them:

  • Returned to buy from the same dealership
  • Re-purchased the same make
  • Re-purchased the same make and model

The survey also provided a glimpse of what drove their shopping decisions. Be sure to check out these additional shopper insights to see how you can better engage today's customers.

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tags:  repurchaser , shopping behavior , dealership experience , white paper , independent

NOV 16
2015
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2015 Autotrader CPO Study

It’s a great time to be in the CPO business. Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) car sales continue to gain traction and are up 10.6% over 2014 (as of Oct. '15). Learn more about CPO from the 6th annual CPO study that includes trending data of car shoppers' attitudes about Certified Pre-Owned vehicles.

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Get more insights from the 2015 Autotrader CPO Study
On November 17, Isabelle Helms, Vice President of Research & Market Intelligence for Cox Automotive, revealed additional insights from the study during Used Car Week. In this presentation, she identified  the “new” used car shopper – the prime target for CPO, and  shared 5 tactics to effectively turn this group of shoppers into CPO buyers. 

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tags:  cpo , certified , research , autotrader

APR 21
2015
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2015 Online Retail F&I Study

Negotiating and applying for credit are two aspects of the car-buying experience that are particular sources of anxiety for consumers. Despite their general anxiety and reluctance around F&I, 84% beleive F&I products have real value and 72% of shoppers indicated that they are still interested in learning more about F&I products and services.

Learn more about how you can drive influence and preference for F&I products at your dealership.

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