Internet shopping of late-model used vehicles rose significantly in 2010, an indication that at least some new-vehicle intenders opted to buy a used vehicle.
The J.D. Power and Associates 2010 Used-Vehicle Market Report released last week, found that 68 percent of shoppers looking for 2005-10 model used vehicles rely on the Internet to find them, up from 63 percent in 2009, according to J.D. Power.
That 5 percentage point jump, coupled with responses to a question about why respondents chose a used vehicle instead of a new one, indicates that some traditional new-vehicle buyers are switching to used cars and trucks.