Survey: Two-Thirds of Consumers Looking to Buy a Used Car


If you’re looking to buy a car this year, chances are it’s going to be a used one… at least, that’s what a new survey by the Consumer Reports National Research Center says.

According to the 2011 Car Brand Perception survey, 65 percent of people who responded said that they were more likely to consider buying a late-model used car, while 30 percent stated that they would be less likely to consider a used car. Other numbers show that 71 percent were likely to consider a late-model used car instead of a new car, and almost half of that number was very likely to head in the used car direction. In terms of the gender divide, 75 percent of men are likely to buy a used vehicle, while about 67 percent of women were considering buying used. On the flip side, 28 percent of respondents said they were unlikely to consider a used car.

Are you buying a car this year? Will you be going with used or new? Tell us in the comment section below.

[Source: Consumer Reports]