Each Saturday we review our server logs to determine the most popular terms typed in on our car search engines. Quite a shake up this week for the normally predictable new cars, and a recent surge in more expensive cars. What does all this mean? See our list below to guess for yourself:
Kia dealer locator
Best SUV 2012
SUV UNDER 20000
New cars under 20000
New cars under 12000
Car search engines
Cars under 10000
Kia sportage 2012
Ford dealership locator
Cars under 25000
Kia Dealer Locator - The Winner
The Korean automaker has come a long way these last few years, and people are starting to notice. Shoppers who might not even considered Kia before are now turning to our Kia dealer locator to help find their nearest dealership. And after last month, it seems to be a continuning trend.
Best SUV 2012 - Runner Up
Another interesting trend to see? More interest in larger vehicles is starting to pickup once again, as people look to find the best SUV 2012 has to offer them. of course many of these SUVs are more smaller crossover then the true sport utility vehicles of the past, but they still provide the ride height and extra storage space over a sedan.
Buyer Price Rising
There are several signs that also point to the rise of sport utilities such as the Kia Sportage 2012 or the continuing growing interest and market for more SUV under 20000. These lighter smaller sport vehicles get more gas mileage then their older generation cousins and show that not everyone is willing to re-embrace the old sedan and van fleets of the past. And while these new cars under 20000 are the low end of the price schedule, they are still not exactly bargin bin priced vehicles. In fact cars under 25000 have finally made it back onto our list this month for the first time in a while, and last month we saw a brief spike in interest for convertibles under 30000. Now if we could only get a handle on gas prices everyone might finally start to relax about this economy.
Of course there are plenty of signs that things are still tight for many people as well. Cars under 10000 and new cars under 12000 are still holding solid middle positions on our top ten list this month even if they have slid down a few spots. Still, overall activity remains robust, as search tools like the Ford dealership locator and helpful car search engines like LotPro.com start to heat up as the weather turns warmer. Let's just hope summer gas prices don't get to out of hand. Check back next week for our most popular incentives as we wrap up the month of May!