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AAA survey: April car sales get boost


Americans love for new cars was a major factor for automakers best April for car and truck sales since 2007,according to a AAA survey released recently.

The AAA Consumer Pulse survey found that more than half or 52 percent of residents in Georgia, Florida and Tennessee want to tread in their car for something new.

Cost is top consideration for buyers, with 41 percent of respondents wanting a  want a vehicle that costs less than $20,000, the survey found. Nearly half of buyers or 49 percent plan to buy a sedan and 37 percent want an SUV.

What may be keeping consumers for from buying could be the purchase process itself. The survey found that 43 percent of respondents' main concern was a dislike for dealing with salespeople.

According to the AAA survey, these buyers' important factors :

  • Cost – 74 percent
  • MPG/Fuel efficiency – 60 percent
  • Vehicle make/model – 52 percent
  • Vehicle Manufacturer – 46 percent

The AAA Consumer Pulse Survey was conducted online among residents living in the Southern Region of The Auto Club Group from Jan. 18 - 20, 2013, and 1,247 respondents were surveyed. 

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