From the monthly archives: January, 2012

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January AuctionNet Prices Move Up Per the Seasonal Norm

Dealer preparation for the spring selling season took AuctionNet wholesale prices over the first half of January in a familiar direction – up. Relative to December, the average price of vehicles up to five years in age grew by 1.1% to match the seasonal bump historically seen over this period of time (mileage and mix adjusted).  This being said, the month’s price growth is slightly back of what we saw last year (1.5%) which may indicate that we’re getting close to a used price plateau after a three year period of expansion.   At a segment and model year level, January’s r ...

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Motor City Impressions – Detroit’s Most Wanted

As I mentioned in my last blog, a few colleagues and I spent the first part of last week attending the North American International Auto Show in Detroit (hopefully you had a chance to catch our show updates on Twitter and Facebook). Maybe the 40+ degree weather had something to do with it, but the atmosphere at this year’s show bore some resemblance to shows held prior to the recession. Unlike the scavenger hunts of the past few years, coffee and finger foods were easy enough to find, and judging by my almost always obstructed view, the show was very well attended by the press corp. ...

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2012 Detroit Auto Show Preview

The annual North American International Auto Show, or NAIAS, is one of the premier auto shows in the world and one that kicks off the auto show season here in the U.S. Although the show’s press days are always well-attended by industry professionals, this year’s profusion of critical unveilings makes an appearance this year mandatory.   To begin with, Ford and Honda will show redesigned versions of their mid-size car combatants, the Fusion and Accord Coupe “concept” (Honda’s concepts are historically close to production spec).  Both brands have something to prove in the h ...

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