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A new report by Carsnip into the UK’s car buying habits has revealed the impact that technological and generational changes are having on the country’s motorists - and the people they buy their cars from.

The 2016 Car Buyers’ Census, compiled from an online YouGov poll by the search engine Carsnip (, revealed a growing ‘generation gap’ among drivers, with many younger people embracing new technologies and peer-reviews to make the task of purchasing a car easier than ever.

According to the survey, so-called ‘Millennial and ‘Generation Z’ drivers were twice as likely to use online car search when buying a car compared to over-55s.

Three quarters of all respondents said they now trusted experts, car forums or word of mouth over the big classified ad sites when buying a car, while 18-24 year...

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