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    Study: Gen Y car shoppers overtake Gen X buyers, still trail boomers
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    Generation Y has overtaken Generation X among car shoppers, according to a new report on US retail vehicle sales from J.D. Power. Through 2014, Generation Y, or those born between 1977 and 1994, make up 26 percent of new retail sales compared to 24 percent of Gen X, or those born between 1965 ...

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    Report: Baby boomers now buying more new cars than their children
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    Could it be that the automobile's luster has faded over the years, that cars have become less synonymous with youth and freedom to Generation Y? A study by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute clearly says yes, but that's not the whole story, Bloomberg reports. Though ...

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    Opinion: Are codgers the auto industry's saviors?
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    Boomers May Be The Only Ones Who Can Afford New Cars Auto execs may soon be bragging about raising the age of their average buyers. Back many more years than I would care to admit, I sat through my share of press conferences where auto execs would brag about lowering the average age of their ...

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    Opinion: You've lost that lovin' feelin'?
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    Why Teen Drivers Are Dwindling And What It Means He serves as the chief judge at the world's most prestigious classic car show, the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. He's a widely respected automotive journalist and author, and he has a garage full of hot rods and other cool cars. But when it ...

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    Report: Baby boomers about to flood roads with older drivers
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    Next year, the very first Baby Boomers will be 65 years old. By 2025, nearly one in five drivers will be 65 or older. Looking even further ahead, the number of licensed drivers over age 65 is set to double in 2030, to 57 million. The National Transportation Safety Board believes that the ...

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    First drop in motorcycle related deaths in a decade, are we really any safer?
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    In a preliminary report, the Governors Highway Safety Association recently indicated a 10% drop in motorcycle related fatalities around the U.S. in 2009. This decline marks the first such improvement in over a decade as deaths have been on the rise consistently from 1997 onward. Are we really ...

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