Older drivers more likely to buy new vehicles

When it comes to buying new vehicles, older consumers may be a marketer's best bet, says a University of Michigan researcher.


Michael Sivak, research professor at the U-M Transportation Research Institute, examined the differences in the probability of licensed drivers purchasing a new light-duty vehicle (car, pickup truck, SUV or minivan) as a function of their age for the years 2007 and 2011.

He found that in 2011, the peak probability of buying a new vehicle per driver was among those between 55 and 64 years of age—a shift from four years earlier that peaked with the 35-to-44-year-old age group.

Read more about the report on older drivers buying new vehicles.

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