• Dec 30, 2008
If you shopped for a used car in 2008, odds are you researched the Honda Accord, at least if you were checking out CarMax. For the third year in a row, the Accord topped the search list of CarMax.com, which is dominated by imports, like another popular search site. The list is a big bite of commonplace cars and trucks, the most zooty being the Ford Mustang. We think the CarMax search data just goes to show how smart and practical most buyers are; it would be hard to go wrong with anything everyone else was shopping for. Hit the gallery for the full top-ten.


[Source: CarMax.com]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARMAX REVEALS TOP SEARCHED USED VEHICLES FOR 2008


RICHMOND, Va. (December 29, 2008) –CarMax, Inc. (NYSE: KMX) the nation's largest retailer of used cars <http://www.carmax.com/enUS/car-search/used-cars.html> , reports the top ten searched vehicles on carmax.com <http://www.carmax.com> for 2008. The Honda Accord retains the top spot for the third consecutive year. For the past year, carmax.com averaged more than five million visits per month.*

The top ten searched vehicles on carmax.com for 2008 are:
Honda Accord
Honda Civic
Toyota Camry
Ford Mustang
Nissan Altima
Chevrolet Tahoe
Ford F-150
Toyota Corolla
Toyota Tacoma
Nissan Maxima

"This list shows the interesting variety of makes and models our customers are researching <http://www.carmax.com/enUS/car-research/default.html> when shopping online for a quality used car. Every car in our inventory can be found on carmax.com <http://www.carmax.com/enUS/car-search/default.html> and it will show the same no-haggle price you'll see at your local CarMax store <http://www.carmax.com/enUS/locations/default.html> ," said Ann Yauger, director of carmax.com.

The CarMax <http://www.carmax.com> website can be used to research information on vehicles of various makes and models. The website showcases vehicles with multiple photos, the no-haggle price, and information on features, options, fuel economy and customer reviews <http://www.carmax.com/enUS/car-research-all/default.html> .

"Carmax.com constantly evolves and expands its search capabilities based on consumer feedback, and we will continue listening to what our customers want in the coming year," said Yauger.

* Data excludes December.

About CarMax

CarMax, a FORTUNE 500 company, and one of the FORTUNE 2008 "100 Best Companies to Work For," is the nation's largest retailer of used cars. Headquartered in Richmond, Va., CarMax currently operates 99 used car superstores in 46 markets. The unique CarMax consumer offer provides our customers the opportunity to shop for vehicles the way they shop for items at other national retailers, and it is structured around four customer benefits: low, no-haggle prices; a broad selection; high quality vehicles; and a customer-friendly sales process. During the twelve months ended February 29, 2008, the company retailed 377,244 used vehicles and sold 222,406 wholesale vehicles at its in-store auctions. For more information, access the CarMax website at http://www.carmax.com <http://www.carmax.com> .


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      • 6 Years Ago
      It's a refrigerator. We like refrigerators. End of story.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Import bashers that claim the new malibu is better than the "camcord" as they like to call it coming in 3, 2, 1....
        • 6 Years Ago
        Japanese Motor Defense Force in 3 2 1... Oh wait, I see I am replying to their post. O _ O They deploy so quickly! Like ninjas! ;)
        • 6 Years Ago
        "The Malibu is sooo good nobody is selling it, that's why there are no searches on the used car site."

        lol
      • 6 Years Ago
      I tested the Accord. The sedan was some crap. The coupe was a completely different story.
      I'm not sure if I just didn't catch it, but is it the Accord coupe or sedan that is the most searched?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I find this statement a bit of a stretch, particularly part 2:

      "We think the CarMax search data just goes to show how smart and practical most buyers are; it would be hard to go wrong with anything everyone else was shopping for."

      Does it help that the Accord is one of the most popular cars on the road? Probably.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Carmax is a scary place; their prices are higher than any new car dealers' that sells that make.

      trucks are ridiculous; you can buy a new truck for less than a three year old one at Carmax. they're back in Phoenix for the THIRD time in less than ten years. hopefully, when they close this time, they won't be back.

      according to Automotive News, their business is off by over 30%.

      AZMike
        • 6 Years Ago
        They also give you crap for "buying" your car. My car was immaculate, not even a knick, even the tires were great. They looked into their system at how many they have available in their stores and knock of thousands off the actual NADA value. They know they are low balling you because when they come to give you the quote, they are like: "First, I just want to give you my card and this brochure. I want you to know we value you as a customer. BLA BLA BLAH"...'cuz they know you're gonna be insulted at their ridiculous offer.
      • 6 Years Ago
      lol! Taho!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Carmax isn't the cheapest used car lot around to begin with and used Hondas are overpriced to begin with.

      I can understand the searching, it's the paying 18K for a two year old 4 banger with 25K on it that doesn't add up.

        • 6 Years Ago
        Yup, In fact when I worked at Carmax we hardly ever actually sold an Accord. The Altima outsold it around 10:1
      • 6 Years Ago
      I've bought 2 cars from CarMax. Great place to buy. I know I was on there today, searching for a Honda Accord for my mother. Kind of ironic.
      • 6 Years Ago
      How did Honda manage to make the coupe look so good and the sedan a complete disaster?
        • 6 Years Ago
        As a previous, proud owner of a '99 honda accord ex coupe, I think it's always been that way.
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