January 17, 2021

Six Months into Pandemic TrueCar Study Finds Vehicle Affordability Now Tops Car Shopper Concerns

More Car Shoppers Than Ever Want to Shop Online, Despite Decreased Concern Over COVID-19 Exposure

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Vehicle Shopper Concerns Due to COVID-19
Vehicle Shopper Concerns Due to COVID-19
Vehicle Shopper Concerns Due to COVID-19

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COVID-19's Impact on Likelihood to Purchase
COVID-19’s Impact on Likelihood to Purchase
COVID-19’s Impact on Likelihood to Purchase

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COVID-19's Impact on Vehicle Shopping Habits
COVID-19’s Impact on Vehicle Shopping Habits
COVID-19’s Impact on Vehicle Shopping Habits

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TrueCar, Inc., the most efficient and transparent online destination to find a car, released the fifth wave of its study into the impact of the pandemic on vehicle shopping and vehicle shoppers’ needs, six months into the COVID-19 pandemic.

“At the six-month marker, it’s encouraging to see that fewer shoppers now report being less likely to purchase a vehicle due to the pandemic than at any point during our research series,” said Wendy McMullin, Head of Research at TrueCar. “Shopper concerns over vehicle affordability

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Trump Drives By Well-Wishers, Raising Concerns About Health of Secret Service Agents in His Car

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President Trump, on his third day of hospitalization for the coronavirus, briefly visited well-wishers gathered outside Walter Reed National Military Medical Center during a drive-by in a sport utility vehicle with two Secret Service agents on Sunday evening, in apparent disregard of federal safety guidelines.

In a video posted moments earlier on his Twitter account, Mr. Trump, his voice a bit husky but otherwise normal, tried to project the image of a man on the mend, saying he was getting “great reports from the doctors.”

The president, whose mishandling of the pandemic has become a political liability, also said his first-person experience with a deadly infection that had cost the lives of more than 200,000 Americans had changed his perspective

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