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

Just the Facts:
  • In connection with its Car Week event, a survey by 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 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'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'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.'s Car Week will show a better way to go.

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