NY Auto Show: Buyers on the hunt

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As the New York Auto Show continues in Manhattan's Javits Center, it's clear that these events aren't just for looking at some of the world's most exciting vehicles.

Jimmy Jenkins, a Honda representative, says that nearly 60 percent of people who attend an auto show are intending to buy a vehicle within 12 months.

Jenkins says the typical questions one will ask at an auto show are about cost, fuel economy, safety features or if the car is a good value.

Jenkins adds that these questions are all the more important since you can't test drive a vehicle at these shows — though he says that may be in the works.

If you attend a car show and you're ready to take the next step toward making a purchase, Jenkins says product specialists will get a potential buyer in touch with a dealer.

He says he thinks that auto shows have an appeal for buyers because they provide a more leisurely environment, as opposed to showrooms where salespeople can apply unwanted pressure.

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