1) An estimated 20% of used car buyers don’t take the opportunity to test drive the car before buying it.   2) The number of people with a driver’s license in the United States grew from around 167 millions to about 214 millions in 2014.   3) Virtually all automotive dealerships offer the convenience of one-stop shopping through on-site financing offerings that assist consumers in securing financing. Most dealerships work with at least 5 to 10 different banks or finance companies so that they can offer competitive deals to their customers.   4) Consumers lose as much as $4 billion a year due to odometer fraud, with the average rollback being 15,000 miles.   5) The average vehicle will likely have three owners in its lifetime.   6) Automatic transmissions outnumber manual 10 to 1 in the market for used vehicles.   7) If you’re planning to buy a vehicle that is less than 5 years old, consider one that’s certified pre-owned (CPO).   8) Between private-party and dealership sales, nearly 40 million used cars exchange hands each year.