Consumer Expenditure Survey

Section 11 - Owned Vehicles

Section 11 in subsequent interviews (when there is no previous record of owned vehicles) collects detailed information about vehicles owned by the consumer unit, vehicles purchased during the reference period, and vehicles disposed of during the reference period.

Since the first of the reference month, have/has you or your household purchased or acquired any vehicle that is not used entirely for business? Include those vehicles purchased for your own use or for someone outside your household. [Have/Has you or your household purchased or acquired any other vehicles since the first of the reference month?]

* IF YES-

What kind of vehicle was it?

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Do/Does you or your household own any automobiles, trucks, minivans, vans or SUV's which were not used entirely for business?

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Do/Does you or your household own any other types of vehicles which are not used entirely for business?

* IF YES -

Do you own any -

Have/Has you or your household purchased any [other] vehicles since the first of the reference month for someone outside of your household?

* IF YES -

What kind of vehicle(s) did you purchase?

Have/Has you or your household disposed of [any/any automobiles or] other vehicles since the first of the reference month?

* IF YES -

Which kind of vehicle(s) did you dispose of?

What is/was the model year of the vehicle? [enter value] _____________

What is/was the make and model of this vehicle? [enter text] _____________

* If vehicle make and model is not found, please specify: [enter text] _____________

* Specify: [enter text] _____________

Is this vehicle an automobile or a truck, minivan, van or SUV?

Is it fueled by-

* Specify: [enter text] _____________

Was/Is it used for business?

What percentage of the mileage was/is counted as a business expense? [enter value] _____________

Was it new or used when acquired?

Was this vehicle -

Was this vehicle purchased from a private individual?

In what month was it purchased? [enter text] _____________

In what year was it purchased? [enter value] _____________

Was any portion of the purchase price financed?

On the first of the reference month, were there remaining loan payments?

Was a trade-in allowance received?

How much? [enter value] _____________

What was the amount paid for the vehicle after [trade-in allowance], rebate, and discount?

*Include destination fee in the price. [enter value] _____________

Did this include sales tax?

What was the amount of the cash down payment? [enter value] _____________

Was the source of credit a Home Equity Loan?

How much was borrowed, excluding any interest? [enter value] _____________

What was the interest rate? [enter value] _____________

In what year was or will the first payment be made? [enter value] _____________

In what month was or will the first payment be made? [enter text] _____________

For how many months was the payment contract? [enter value] _____________

What is your monthly payment amount? [enter value] _____________

How did you dispose of the vehicle?

* Specify: [enter text] _____________

In what month was it sold/traded in/given away to someone outside the household/damaged beyond repair/stolen/disposed of?[enter text] _____________

If sold, how much did you sell it for? [enter value] _____________

Were you reimbursed for the value of the vehicle?

How much did you receive? [enter value] _____________

Do you expect to be reimbursed for the value of the vehicle?

How much will you receive? [enter value] _____________

Were there any outstanding loans on the vehicle when it was [fill: sold/traded in/given away or donated to someone outside household/ damaged beyond repair/stolen/other]?

Were any final payments made on the loan?

How much was the final payment? [enter value] _____________

Did you or your household purchase or acquire any other vehicle?/Do/Does you or your household own any other vehicle?/Did you or your household purchase any other vehicle for someone outside your household?/Did you or your household dispose of any other vehicle?

End of Section 11

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Last Modified Date: July 22, 2011

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