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News   September 4, 2008   by Auto Service World

Carfax REports Upswing In SUV Interest

A new study by Carfax shows consumer interest in SUVs remains strong despite the seeming popularity of hybrids and other high fuel efficiency cars.
There’s been a dramatic increase in consumer activity at over the past year for SUVs and crossover vehicles, some by as much as 3000 per cent.
Evidence shows that consumers are more interested in these cars if there is a clear history and the vehicle is priced right.
“People are definitely looking at SUVs again. They’re safe, practical cars and smart shoppers are searching for great deals,” said Larry Gamache, communications director at Carfax.
“The time is right for dealers to showcase their SUV inventory and make them stand out from the competition. Run a Carfax Vehicle History Report and leverage the information included to sell your cars faster.
“In addition to fuel efficiency, Carfax 1-Owner cars, low mileage and regular maintenance are all attributes that will turn casual SUV shoppers into serious buyers.”
According to the study, ten SUV and crossover vehicles had at least nine times more consumer activity at than a year ago.

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