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2014

 

December
Good News: Your Used Car is Keeping More of Its Value
Vehicles sitting in driveways and used car lots managed to keep more of their value this past month, due to strong demand within the used vehicle market and a decrease in cars sold at wholesale auction.

Why Your Neighbor’s Car Might Be Worth 30 Percent More Than Yours
In their most recent report, NADA Used Car Guide analysts have determined what key factors push down the value of some used vehicles steeply in 2015. The number of years since the last redesign, amount of competition within the vehicle's segment, and the quality of the design were all factors in determining used values.

November
October Used Vehicle Prices Fall, New Vehicle Sales Rise
Used vehicle wholesale prices dropped during the month of October, averaging a 3.7 percent decline since September. NADA Used Car Guide analysts note this is the fourth month in a row used prices have dropped. NADA's used vehicle price index trended downward slightly in the previous month by three-tenths of a point to 121. A six percent increase in new vehicle sales has allowed the Seasonal Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR) to hit 16.35 million.

September
NADA Used Car Guide: Sales impact from major vehicle recalls
With more than 39 million vehicles recalled for safety-related issues through August, 2014 is on pace to shatter the previous high set in 2001 when 38.8 million vehicles were recalled for various defects.  While most recalls are simple, on some occasions a recall is serious enough to have a lasting effect.  

August
NADA Used Car Guide: Labor Day offers big savings for Consumers
The upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend offers smart shoppers an excellent chance to capitalize on end of summer new vehicle deals meant to clear out inventory for incoming model year cars and trucks.

July
NADA UCG:  Generous New Car and Truck Deals in Store for Fourth of July Holiday
Consumers shopping for a new car or truck can save hundreds, if not thousands, of additional dollars in rebates and incentives over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

May
CBS News: Can You Afford a Luxury Car?
According to an April report from analysts at the National Auto Dealers Association Used Car Guide: "The data suggests that the growth was due almost exclusively to new buyers entering the market," not habitual luxury buyers trading down to less expensive models.

Forbes.com: The Easiest 2014 Cars To Bargain For
“The falloff in mid-size car sales is especially notable considering many of the segment’s top nameplates, like the Nissan Altima, Chevy Malibu, Ford Fusion and Honda Accord, were heavily revised for the 2013 model year,” says Larry Dixon, senior automotive analyst with NADA. “This means shoppers won’t have to sacrifice the latest in style, efficiency and technology for price.”

NADA: Consumers Can Look Forward to Sweet Mid-Size Car Deals in May
Consumers looking to buy a new car this spring are in luck: slowing sales and extreme competition in the mid-size car segment have prompted manufacturers to dramatically increase incentive spending for many models.

April
Boosting Customer Satisfaction in Appraisals
NADA Used Car Guide is bridging the gap between consumers and dealers with NADA AppraisalPRO, an upgraded product aiming to bring more transparency to the appraisal process.

Dominion Dealer Solutions Adds NADA Used Car Guide Data to DealActivator
Dominion Dealer Solutions, industry leader in equity data mining, responsive web design, automotive marketing, CRM, lead generation, reputation and inventory management, and a division of Dominion Enterprises, announced the addition of NADA Used Car Guide data to its equity mining product, DealActivator.

NADA: Used Vehicle Price Index Reaches All-Time High in March
Wholesale prices for used cars and light trucks up to eight years in age increased by 3.7% in March, well above February’s 2.2% increase, according to the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Used Car Guide in the April edition of Guidelines, a monthly report on new and used vehicle sales trends and price movement.

NADA Report: Used Vehicle Prices Will Remain at a High Level in 2014
Average wholesale prices of used cars and light trucks up to eight-years-old will decrease by a range of 0.5% to 1% in 2014, according to the NADA Used Car Guide in its latest report, 2014 Used Vehicle Price Forecast. This modest drop will keep levels on par with 2012 and 14% higher than 2010.

March
NADA Used Car Guide Rolls Out Enhanced MarketValues App for Auctions
NADA MarketValues, a mobile-optimized app to help dealers make buying and selling decisions at auctions, has been enhanced with several new features.

January
NADA: Used Vehicle Prices Climb for Fifth Straight Year
Prices for used cars and light trucks have increased for five straight years, says the NADA Used Car Guide. December closed out 2013 with prices 0.4% higher than in 2012.

 

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