There's a lot to consider when shopping around for a car, not the least of which involves looking ahead to new models which could be getting closer to release. A new study, however, shows that these updated vehicles aren't terribly important to prospective buyers.
AutoTrader.com, one of the leading sites for information on new and used cars, recently conducted a survey on the feelings of car shoppers. About 57 percent of respondents did not feel like it was essential to have the latest redesign of a car, opening themselves up to the idea of investing in slightly older models they felt were still worthwhile. In fact, a whopping 79 percent of people said they would rather take advantage of a good deal on a used car or current model instead of waiting for the newest design to be released.
Although people are aware of things like redesigns, as well as how certain updates may help save money in the long run, economic changes – such as the drop in gas prices expected to arrive this summer – may ease this financial burden, Forbes reports.
"The world we live in moves quickly, and shoppers are exposed to change almost constantly," said Rick Wainschel of AutoTrader.com. "From computers to phones to TVs and even cars, the next 'new' release seems to be always just around the corner, making it harder for people to have the latest and greatest for very long. In that environment, especially with such a large purchase as a car, many consumers seem to feel that good is good enough, particularly if it will save them some green."
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