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Seven of 10 car shoppers state that reviews of dealerships are a ‘very’ or ‘extremely’ important part of their research process.

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Less than one-third of all dealer reviews, based on research, are answered. A missed opportunity, the analysis shows that dealer review response rate positively correlates to a higher average star rating.

This same trend holds true all the way to the state level. Delaware, the highest rated state (4.7/5), has an average response rate of greater than 60 percent. Conversely, the state with the lowest average dealership rating, South Dakota (3.9/5), is home to dealerships with an average response rate of less than 10 percent.


Negative reviews for car dealerships are 19 percent more likely to be written on a Saturday, Sunday or Monday, presumably after a poor weekend experience.


Capgemini Consulting
The 2017 Cars Online Study

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