Survey finds most young drivers don’t get a choice in first car…
Some interesting findings into car buying habits of younger drivers has been published in the U.S.
The data was obtained by way of an online survey of more than 1,800 randomly selected participants and found among Millennials, people born in the 1980’s and 90’s, many didn’t get to choose their first car.
Instead, in 33% of cases they were given hand-me-down cars by family members.
The occurrence of young drivers being given a car has dropped down from just 10% when Baby Boomers first took to the roads.
While among those Millennials who did purchase a car, 37% contributed to the cost of the car, down from 65% of Baby Boomers who had to stump-up at least some of the money.
While for Baby Boomers their favourites included Ford, Chevrolet, Volkswagen, Plymouth and Toyota.
Sarah Welch from CarGurus tells us the results show a clear shift in first car buying habits.
“Given the rise of autonomous vehicles, ride sharing and sweeping urbanization, it will be interesting to see if future generations show the same trend in parents controlling the first car purchase or if we’ll see a drop-off in dependents needing a car at a younger age.”
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