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.
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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:
"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.
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> .