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Car Buyers Won't Change Habits Until Gas Hits $6.51 A Gallon

AOL.COM - More than one third of car shoppers say that gas prices will have to top $6.51 before they would consider buying a more fuel efficient vehicle, according to a recent survey obtained by AOL Autos.

The Autotrader.com survey reveals that many Americans have grown numb to the constant drumbeat of higher gas prices, says Rick Wainschel, AutoTrader vice president, automotive insights.

"People are coming to grips with higher prices of gas," Wainschel said. "They are concerned with fuel prices, but they expect gas prices to remain high."

While most consumers say a new vehicle's fuel efficiency is important, saving money and helping the environment was not the top reason for buying a new vehicle, the survey showed.

Furthermore, the price of fuel would have to rise considerably before many would seriously consider a vehicle that got better fuel economy. click here to read more

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