Today's vehicle shoppers research and decide what to buy faster than ever. They use a diverse set of online tools in their research process and have high expectations from brands throughout the path to purchase. We took a closer look at how this process works and came up with six ways today's marketers can align with today's automotive shopping behaviors.

Published
August 2011
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Today's vehicle shoppers research and decide faster than ever. They use a diverse set of online tools in their research process and have high expectations from brands throughout the path to purchase. Insights from this year's auto buyflow study include:

  • 81% of auto shoppers decide within 3 months (vs. 67% in 2009).
  • Safety, utility and fuel efficiency are among the attributes top of mind for shoppers.
  • Searching inventory and obtaining trade-in information were among the top shopper behaviors that increased this year on 3rd party sites.

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