Call them digital test-drivers.
Armed with online research, more than one in 10 new-car shoppers now buy vehicles without taking a test-drive, according to a new study.
A marketing manager in Indianapolis, Andy Thedjoprasetyono, was one of them.
He bought a new 2008 Honda Fit four years ago without taking a test-drive. Before setting foot in the showroom, he researched his purchase on www.Edmunds.com and www.Cars.com and in Motor Trend and Car & Driver magazines.
"Honestly, I hate dealing with car salesmen," he said in an e-mail.Read Article