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Autotrader’s Car Buyer of the Future Study looked at the current shopping, buying and ownership process and asked more than 4,000 consumers about their ideal process. The study was a multi-stage approach with both qualitative and quantitative research. The study identified key areas where consumer demand is influencing rapid change, as well as important insights about how improvements in the car-buying process can benefit the industry.
Get more in-depth demographic analysis and hear from car buyers who participated in this groundbreaking study in the special Car Buyer of the Future section.
Autotrader's Car Buyer of the Future Study dispels myths about the future of car buying and identifies four key areas retailers need to address to meet the needs of tomorrow's car buyers.
Since 2011, the IHS Automotive Buyer Influence Study has provided groundbreaking information about the influence of media among New and Used Car Buyers. This 2014 study shows that the Internet continues to be the most-used and most-influential source among consumers, with Millennials leading the way in this growth. Car buyers are spending 75% of their time shopping online, and mobile device use is growing.