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Survey suggests more people are using their cars to get away from the people they live with

Posted at 12:48 PM, Sep 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-01 12:48:48-04

CLEVELAND — Your car has taken on new purposes. What used to be just a vehicle to get your from Point A to Point B, is now an office, a traveling wardrobe and in some cases here at News 5, a mobile newsroom.

When you turn 16, your car represents freedom, and now during the coronavirus pandemic, it represents freedom from the family.

Two new surveys suggest people are using their cars more and more to get away from the people they live with and they are also using them to just get away in general for a change of scenery.

One survey conducted by, a company that offers leases on used vehicles, found some are using their cars to take a nap, make a personal call and even get some alone time.

In April, digital automobile marketplace found that more than half of parents who responded to the survey admitted to using their cars to hide from their children.

These new uses are changing the way people are buying their next car. Some people are looking for added technology so they can work in their car or have entertainment during road trips.

In larger metro areas, buyers are looking for more sedans while others are looking for off-road capability and more space.

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