More and more peoples buy cars via internet image

A majority of used-vehicle buyers who use the Internet to conduct vehicle research during the shopping process – more than six in 10 buyers – purchase a vehicle that they find online, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Used-Vehicle Market Report(SM) released today. This reflects a substantial increase since 2007.
The report provides a comprehensive industry overview of the entire late-model used-vehicle market and is designed to provide automotive manufacturers and marketers with insightful information on the shopping and purchasing habits of used-vehicle buyers.
The report finds that, among used-vehicle buyers who used the Internet while shopping for their vehicle in 2008, 61 percent found the vehicle they ultimately purchased on the Internet. According to the J.D. Power and Associates 2007 Used Autoshopper.com Study(SM), 48 percent of used-vehicle buyers in 2007 said the same. This marks a notable increase of 13 percentage points in 2008.
The most popular Web sites for automotive shopping are third-party independent sites. Both Kelley Blue Book and AutoTrader.com have particularly high visitation rates, compared with other third-party independent automotive Web sites.

J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Used-Vehicle Market Report(SM)