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CarMax and the Economy

CarMax is the largest retailer of used cars in the United States. Although it’s been very successful in its 15 years of operation, CarMax’s vision is to be the number one resource for information on the used car industry. In order to achieve this goal, CarMax’s public relations staff has asked for aid from our Public Relations Research class at Virginia Commonwealth University. Our group was assigned to do research on three of CarMax’s main “talking points:” the economy/real estate, the Cash for Clunkers federal program and current car sales as related to trends in fuel-efficient vehicles and car purchases. We have created this survey as simply one of many different research methods. The following survey is to understand how CarMax’s key public feels about CarMax and car purchases during this nation’s current economic situation? We greatly appreciate the time you’ve taken to complete the following survey. It will take you less than fifteen minutes to complete the survey. The results will remain anonymous, so please answer as honestly as possible. Feel free to contact a group member at the following email address if you have any questions: pibbs32@hotmail.com. Thank you, Public Relations Student Research Team, VCU: Ayodele Oladipupo, Lauren Stewart, Lauren MacKechnie, Rachel Hall and Jessica Williams

I have owned, currently own or wish to own a hybrid car.

33% (10) Strongly Agree
33% (10) Agree
20% (6) Neutral
10% (3) Disagree
3% (1) Strongly Disagree

30 voters have answered this question.

I have owned, currently own or wish to own an SUV or larger vehicle.

26% (8) Strongly Agree
16% (5) Agree
13% (4) Neutral
33% (10) Disagree
10% (3) Strongly Disagree

30 voters have answered this question.

In today’s economy, I am more inclined to purchase a used car than a new one.

33% (10) Strongly Agree
36% (11) Agree
16% (5) Neutral
6% (2) Disagree
6% (2) Strongly Disagree

30 voters have answered this question.

I’m interested in purchasing a used car from CarMax.

0% (0) Strongly Agree
20% (6) Agree
53% (16) Neutral
10% (3) Disagree
16% (5) Strongly Disagree

30 voters have answered this question.

There is a strong correlation between CarMax’s financial success and the nation’s financial and economic state.

6% (2) Strongly Agree
36% (11) Agree
46% (14) Neutral
10% (3) Disagree
0% (0) Strongly Disagree

30 voters have answered this question.

I benefited from the Cash for Clunkers Program.

0% (0) Strongly Agree
0% (0) Agree
16% (5) Neutral
30% (9) Disagree
53% (16) Strongly Disagree

30 voters have answered this question.

CarMax would generate more recognition if it sold more fuel-efficient cars.

30% (9) Strongly Agree
43% (13) Agree
26% (8) Neutral
0% (0) Disagree
0% (0) Strongly Disagree

30 voters have answered this question.

I trust that I would be able to find a CarMax dealership close to me if need be.

30% (9) Strongly Agree
40% (12) Agree
26% (8) Neutral
3% (1) Disagree
0% (0) Strongly Disagree

30 voters have answered this question.

The current national economic state makes me more inclined to purchase a car from CarMax than other used-car dealerships.

6% (2) Strongly Agree
16% (5) Agree
53% (16) Neutral
16% (5) Disagree
6% (2) Strongly Disagree

30 voters have answered this question.

Gas mileage (MPG) and fuel-efficiency are important factors in purchasing a car.

66% (20) Strongly Agree
30% (9) Agree
0% (0) Neutral
0% (0) Disagree
3% (1) Strongly Disagree

30 voters have answered this question.

You have almost finished the survey! Although the survey is anonymous, we would still like to get some sort of sense of who you are. Your responses will be kept completely confidential. Thank you, and have a wonderful day.

0 voters have answered this question.

Where do you currently live?

50% (15) Richmond City
0% (0) Metro-Richmond Area
23% (7) Southern VA
3% (1) Northern VA
3% (1) Eastern VA
3% (1) Western VA
16% (5) I do not live in Virginia.

30 voters have answered this question.

Are you?

46% (14) Male
53% (16) Female

30 voters have answered this question.

I am _____ years old.

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30 voters have answered this question.

What ethnicity are you?

50% (15) White/Caucasian
40% (12) Black/African American
0% (0) Hispanic/Latino
6% (2) Asian/Pacific Islander
0% (0) Native American
3% (1) Mixed
0% (0) Other

30 voters have answered this question.

How many children do you have?

23% (7) 1-3
0% (0) 4-6
0% (0) 7-9
0% (0) 10 or more
73% (22) I do not have any children.
3% (1) I am currently expecting my first child.

30 voters have answered this question.

How long does it take you to commute to work?

33% (10) 5-10 minutes
23% (7) 11-15 minutes
10% (3) 16-20 minutes
6% (2) 21-25 minutes
6% (2) More than 26 minutes
20% (6) I do not drive to work.

30 voters have answered this question.

THANKS FOR COMPLETING THE SURVEY! =]

0 voters have answered this question.

This poll was created on 2009-11-10 06:23:40 by pibbs32
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