There was an 89 percent decrease in the number of online searches for cars in March, compared to the same time last year.
A survey by Dmac Media shows three of the top-10 selling models in January reached their lowest levels of search interest since 2011.
During the same time, interest in building materials and DIY products has risen.
Searches for the term 'building supplies' has increased by 85 percent.
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