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Lead Quality and Why It Matters More Now Than Ever. (March Update)

Analytics, Reporting & ROI Best Practices & Tips Digital Marketing Strategy Industry Trends, Reports & Research Vehicle Listings

Mar 2, 2021

Like so many industries, COVID-19 hit automotive hard last year, taking its toll on dealer close rates, sales, and of course, profits. A worldwide pandemic causing an uncertain economy and […]

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Car buyer satisfaction has increased during the pandemic. Why, and what’s next for dealers?

Best Practices & Tips Blog Industry Trends, Reports & Research

Feb 26, 2021
The Autotrader Team

Cox Automotive has just released a special edition of the Car Buyer Journey Study, focused on the buying journey during the pandemic. Believe it or not, this consumer survey of […]

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Car Buyer Journey Study – Pandemic Edition

Dealer News Industry Trends, Reports & Research

Feb 2, 2021

This study has captured key changes in consumer buying behaviors and attitudes for the past 11 years. To say 2020 was challenging would be an understatement, there were many hardships, but the tiny silver lining is that the pandemic brought positive changes and efficiencies to the car buying process.

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Regional COVID-19 automotive consumer trends and what they mean for your dealership

Blog Contactless Sales & Service Industry Trends, Reports & Research

Sep 17, 2020
The Autotrader Team

Well, folks, it has been six months since the world came to a grinding halt due to COVID-19. Everyone from the East Coast to the West worked on flattening the […]

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Inventory is scarce and expensive. So, let’s build a proactive acquisition plan.

Best Practices & Tips Blog Digital Marketing Strategy Industry Trends, Reports & Research Vehicle Trade-ins

Jul 22, 2020
Kevin LeSage, Director of Digital Marketing

Dealers in many areas have witnessed increased shopper demand over the last couple of months, in some cases leading to record sales months. That sounds great, but there’s a downside […]

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Autotrader Names 10 Best Car Interiors under $50,000 for 2020

Consumer News Industry Trends, Reports & Research

Feb 18, 2020

A new car’s exterior design may get noticed first, but in reality, drivers spend most of their time inside their vehicle. An expensive, high-performance sports car can feel cheapened by […]

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Autotrader Names 12 Best Electric Vehicles for 2019

Consumer News Industry Trends, Reports & Research

Sep 16, 2019

Whether a new-car shopper’s motivation for buying an electric vehicle (EV) is environmental, political or financial, choices abound now more than ever before in the marketplace. With more than 50 […]

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New Survey of U.S. Auto Dealers Predicts New Forms of Mobility to Drive Declines in Personal Vehicle Ownership, Number of Dealerships

Dealer News Industry Trends, Reports & Research

Oct 22, 2018

Auto dealers and consumers are more closely aligned on the future of mobility than many industry experts might imagine with both expecting significant reductions in personal vehicle ownership. In fact, […]

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Cox rolls out online shopping tool

Dealer News Industry Trends, Reports & Research

Sep 14, 2018

Five years in the making and six months on the market, Cox Automotive’s Accelerate online shopping tool has expanded to include nearly 3,000 dealerships nationwide. And it’s paying off for […]

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