Half of Car Shoppers Say They'd Rather Clean a Toilet Than Buy a Car


  • Edmunds.com Car Week Picture

    Edmunds.com Car Week Picture

    In advance of Car Week event, Edmunds.com surveyed shoppers and found that they are looking for a better car buying experience. | June 02, 2014

Just the Facts:
  • In connection with its Car Week event, a survey by Edmunds.com shows that people would really love a better car buying experience.
  • One in five would give up sex for a month to avoid haggling over a car's price.
  • Friends are consistently rated as the worst source of car buying advice, according to the survey.

SANTA MONICA, California — How much do people hate traditional car shopping? So much that nearly half would rather clean a toilet than shop for a car. Some find it as stressful as getting married or going on a first date.

Those are some of the results of a survey that Edmunds.com conducted of 1,000 car owners or intended car owners. The infographic below captures the key results, including the fact that only two out of 10 Americans like to car shop.

Edmunds has the cure for stressful car shopping, and will be showing it off during its Car Week event, June 9-15. Car Week will connect shoppers in the Los Angeles and New York metro areas to hundreds of local dealers that are offering prices at or below Edmunds.com's True Market Value®, representing savings that are, on average, thousands of dollars off sticker price. Participating dealers will offer no-haggle, up-front pricing on all new car inventory through Edmunds Price PromiseSM, and will feature other offers that best meet the needs of their customers. More details are at Edmunds.com's Car Week page.

Edmunds Car Shopping Infographic

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Edmunds says: Traditional car shopping is nobody's idea of a good time. Edmunds.com's Car Week will show a better way to go.

Comments

  • reminder reminder Posts:

    That's right, I'm one of those people. I make it a very straight forward process. After extensive research, I show up at the dealership. Once contact is made by a salesman, I tell he or she which vehicle I'm going to buy. Next, I tell would-be sales person that "I am not a negotiator." This means you have to come with your first and best price. 'If I get the impression you are messing with me, I walk." That's the only way it can go down.

  • kyfdx kyfdx Posts:

    That still sounds like more fun than cleaning a toilet..

  • greenpony greenpony Posts:

    The majority of Americans doesn't want to have to negotiate.

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