From the category archives: Market Analysis and Forecasts

October Used Vehicle Prices Dip, New Vehicle Deliveries Slow

In their November 2017 Used Car and Light Truck Guidelines Industry Update, analysts at J.D. Power Valuation Services note wholesale depreciation declined by an average of 2.2 percent in October. The dip performed better than the 3.2 percent average price decrease recorded over the past five years for the period.

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Intermediate Numbers Explain What Happened to the Used Car Index Last Month

Our price index looks at the marketplace in total, but it is difficult to really understand what is going on without looking at it in more detail.

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#Dieselgate Update: Volkswagen Gasoline Models Faring Well

As might be expected, it appears new VW brand sales received a shot in the arm from the spike in demand generated by the repurchase program. Volkswagen’s new vehicle sales were down substantially over the 13 months after the diesel scandal became public in September 2015. In fact, sales dropped by an average of 21% per month over the period. However, new VW brand sales have now increased by an average of 21% per month in the three months since the repurchase program went live last November.

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J.D. Power Launches New Residual Values Product

Product suite to leverage J.D. Power’s proprietary data from retail sales transactions, auction transactions and J.D. Power Voice of the Customer studies.

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The Fiat 500e Exemplifies FCA CEO’s Disdain for EVs

In a recent interview with Car Magazine, Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne expressed how little he believes in the potential of electric vehicles, and portrayed driverless vehicles as “a mandatory future option and not even expensive.” After failing multiple times to court other automakers — many of whom have spent far more on EV technologies and alternative powertrains — into a merger with his troubled company, Marchionne’s positive remarks about autonomous vehicles are not only convenient, but a bit self-serving (Google already works with FCA on self-driving minivans). That being said, despite the automotive titan’s disregard for electric vehicles, his company does offer one electric car for sale in California and Oregon. So how has it performed in the marketplace?

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Infographic: Which Vehicles Are Depreciation Disasters?

"What part of owning a vehicle  do you suppose costs the most? Fuel? Taxes and fees? Maintenance? Actually, what costs the most is selling your car, when you take the depreciation hit," states Car and Driver magazine.

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Are Used Car Prices Suffering a Decline?

Jonathan Banks explains to Car Biz Today what his team of analysts are currently seeing in the used vehicle market and the implications for dealer profitability.

 
 

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#Dieselgate Update: Used Volkswagen Prices Continue to Suffer

All of the negative information surrounding the diesel scandal has contributed to a detrimental impact on used VW diesel and gasoline vehicle values.

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EXCLUSIVE: Negative Equity is Growing, Especially on Car Notes

According to Jonathan Banks, "Negative equity is becoming an issue in auto financing, especially if the contract is attached to a car as opposed to a truck."

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Analysis: Used Market Affordability of Nissan GT-R

Wondering if you will ever be able to afford a Nissan GT-R? Here’s what one analyst discovered after crunching used values.

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