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Popular Car Colors in Your State

Find out the top-selling car colors in every state.
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The Stick Shift Index

Curious who still drives stick shift? See how drivers compare from state-to-state.
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Car Brands that People Love

See which cars have the most (and least) loyal drivers.
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Most Wanted Cars for 2020

Thinking about buying a used car or truck? CarMax data shows the top vehicles America has been searching for on carmax.com on the cusp of the new year. The Ford F-150, Dodge Ram 1500, and Chevrolet Silverado rose to the top of our national most-wanted list.

Trends Monday, January 13, 2020
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Discontinued Car Trends

CarMax examined 14 years of used car sales data, revealing trends in discontinued cars, including some of the most popular makes and models nationwide. We also determined top states for discontinued vehicle purchases and the top-selling discontinued vehicles annually in recent years.

Trends Friday, December 6, 2019
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The CarMax Holiday Gift Guide

Shopping for the drivers on your list? We’ve got ideas for just about every type, from the ultra-organized go getter to the easy-going pet lover.

Trends Tuesday, November 5, 2019
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Your Holiday Travel Checklist

Make your holiday travels easier with this handy list of ideas to keep the peace no matter how far you’re going.

Trends Tuesday, November 5, 2019
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Boo! These 7 Two-Door Cars Are Wicked Fun to Drive

Want a car that roars like the undead? A coupe that screams around corners? Maybe even a convertible top that peels down so you can howl at the moon? This list of seven two-door cars will please even the pickiest monsters this Halloween.

Trends Tuesday, October 29, 2019
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The Third-Row Showdown

Thinking about purchasing a vehicle with third-row seating? CarMax sales data shows the most popular body types, makes, and models nationwide. You can also find out how third-row vehicle sales have held up over time. And which states and cities are tops for third-row sales.

Trends Monday, October 28, 2019
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The 4WD/AWD Index

Thinking about buying a truck or car with four-wheel drive (4WD) or all-wheel drive (AWD)? CarMax data shows an increase in sales of these vehicles over the last 15 years. Here you can find our top sellers plus states and cities where 4WD and AWD vehicles sell the best.

Trends Tuesday, March 26, 2019
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Which Car Color Is Most Popular in Your State?

This article reveals the most and least popular car colors nationwide, based on CarMax sales data. Explore the best-selling cars by color, best-selling colors by body type, and the state where each color is most popular.

Trends Wednesday, February 20, 2019
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The Most (and Least) Popular Places for Driving Hybrids/EVs in America

Whether you drive a hybrid or an electric vehicle, CarMax sales data reveals growing trends toward green-conscious car buying. Hybrid/EV customers are looking for more practicality by burning less fuel on their daily commutes. Popular cars include Toyota hybrid cars, Honda hybrid cars, and plug-in hybrid cars.

Trends Tuesday, January 29, 2019
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The Stick Shift Index: Where Do People Still Drive Stick Shift in America?

What are the most (and least) popular places for driving stick shift in America? We used our data to answer this question and explore manual transmission car trends in the market today.

Trends Friday, October 5, 2018
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Hurricane Florence And Your Car

If you suspect that your car, truck, or SUV was damaged by water related to Hurricane Florence, read this article. It's got helpful information about what to do, and how to check for flood damage.

Trends Wednesday, September 26, 2018
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Which Car Brands Have the Oldest (and Youngest) Buyers?

At CarMax, we’ve helped millions of customers sell and purchase their cars over the years. In this article, we share which car brands and vehicle types have the oldest and youngest buyers, using our sales data from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017.

Trends Friday, August 17, 2018
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