BuyingAdvice.com Survey Reveals Car Buyers Paying Closer Attention to Gas Mileage

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Fuel consumption is becoming more and more important for new car buyers, according to an exclusive survey by BuyingAdvice.com (http://www.buyingadvice.com/).

Fuel consumption is becoming more and more important for new car buyers, according to an exclusive survey by BuyingAdvice.com (http://www.buyingadvice.com/), a leading online resource for auto research and internet price quotes.

The poll, taken among buyers who stated they were with 30 days of buying a new car, found that almost three out of four consumers, 74 percent, said that fuel economy was more important to them now than when they bought their last vehicle.

The poll was conducted among over 2,500 users of the web site's online price quote service and comes as the car market moves into its busiest season.

Recent industry sales figures suggest that rising gas prices have increased the proportion of fuel efficient vehicles being sold in the United States.

Fifty-six percent of those polled said that during their search they had excluded vehicles from consideration because of poor gas consumption.

When asked to rank the importance of gas consumption in their buying decision, more than half, 54 percent, stated that fuel efficiency was “very” important to them when they reviewed their options.

However, the American love affair with horsepower is not over. Forty-four percent of the sample said that performance was more important to them than fuel economy when they chose their vehicle.

BuyingAdvice.com supplies more than 50,000 competitive price quotes to new car buyers each month. The latest survey is one of a series that provide the most up-to-date statistics on car buying trends. The poll was conducted during early August.

The web site also features tips and advice for car buyers, new car reviews and the latest news and information from the automotive world.

For further information on BuyingAdvice.com (http://www.buyingadvice.com/) or the fuel efficiency survey please contact: Pam Sullivan at 1-888-343-3906 ext. 712.

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