More car buyers looking out of state as inventories trail demand found 10% of recent car buyers went over state lines for their vehicle.

Nearly 1 in 10 recent car buyers, according to data from, purchased their new vehicle in another state — with more than half driving at least 25 miles to a dealership.

Kelsey Mays, assistant managing editor of the automotive website, said increased demand and a global microchip shortage are to blame.

“There’s just no inventory right now,” Mays said in an interview with ABC News. “With lower inventory comes higher prices, with higher prices comes consumers having to travel more.”

Many microchip manufacturers halted production during the pandemic, Ivan Drury, senior manager of Insights at Edmunds, told ABC News. Car companies cut back on chip orders while other technology companies bought as many chips as they could.

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The Ann And Roy Butler Hike And Bike Trail Has Been Nominated For Best Recreational Trail In The USA Today.

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The Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail has been nominated for Best Recreational Trail in the USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards.

10Best Editors worked with a panel of urban planning experts to nominate 20 of the best recreational trails in the country., and drum roll, please…The Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail made the list!

You can vote once per day until polls close on Monday, February 15, 2021. The 10 winning trails, determined by your vote, will be announced on Friday, February 26, 2021.

The Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail is already top 5.

About The Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail

This 10-mile hike-and-bike trail forms a loop around Lady Bird Lake. The scenic trail

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