Kelley Blue Book s Best Resale Value Cars – Jan. 23, 2015 #car #sales


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Kelley Blue Book’s Best Resale Value Cars

Depreciation: It’s the biggest cost of owning an automobile. Some vehicles just hold their value better than others when you sell or trade them in. Those that don’t just plain cost you more.

First of all, SUVs and trucks hold their value very well.

Of the 10 vehicles expected to have the best resale value after five years every one of them is an SUV or pickup. General Motors ( GM ) makes four of them: The Chevrolet Colorado and Silverado and the GMC Canyon and Sierra pick-ups. Toyota has three vehicles on the list: The Toyota ( TM ) Tacoma and Tundra pick-ups and the 4Runner SUV. Then there are the Ford ( F ) F-150 pick-up. Jeep Wrangler SUV and the Honda CR-V crossover SUV.

These vehicles hold their value well in large part because SUVs and trucks are hot right now. They’re are selling well, in general, and that’s not expected to change anytime soon, said Eric Ibara, director of residual value consulting at Kelley Blue Book, even if gas prices edge back up.

Porsche Cayenne S E-hybrid

That’s why KBB’s experts expect that, among plug-in vehicles, the one that’s expected to hold its value best over five years isn’t the Chevrolet Volt or Nissan ( NSANF ) Leaf. It’s the Porsche ( POAHF ) Cayenne S E-Hybrid. (Keep in mind, of course, that the Cayenne just plain costs more than either of those vehicles. Prices start at about $76,000 before tax incentives compared to about $34,000 for the Volt.)

A number of domestic vehicles topped their respective market segments, according to KBB. Among high-performance cars, General Motors’ Chevrolet Corvette holds its value best and the Camaro V6 is best among Sports Cars.

Chevrolet Corette Stingray

Among full-sized cars, the Toyota Avalon has been the resale value leader in past years but, this year, the Dodge Charger pulled out ahead.

Dodge Charger

Overall, Asian automaker do very well in KBB’s analysis, though, ranking at the top in 12 of 22 categories. Of those, seven are Toyota products including three from Toyota’s Lexus luxury division. Subaru has three vehicles topping their respective market categories: The Impreza, WRX, and Legacy. The Honda Fit ranks as the best subcompact car in resale value.

CNNMoney (New York) January 23, 2015: 7:20 AM ET


NADA Used Car Guide: Used Vehicle Prices to Slip in 2014 – NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 25, 2014 #free #cars


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NADA Used Car Guide: Used Vehicle Prices to Slip in 2014 Greater supply of used cars to end five years of price growth, but prices will remain at historically high levels.

NEW ORLEANS. Jan. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — A sharp rise in the supply of late-model used cars and light trucks is expected to end a five-year run of price growth, according to the NADA Used Car Guide.

Late-model used vehicle supply will be more plentiful in large part due to an 18% surge in off-lease volume. The supply of units six to eight years in age, however, will continue to fall as a byproduct of the new vehicle sales decline from 2006 to 2009.

“These diverging trends will result in late-model used vehicle prices dropping more substantially than their older counterparts,” said Jonathan Banks. executive automotive analyst for the NADA Used Car Guide, at the 2014 NADA Convention Expo in New Orleans .

NADA predicts prices of used vehicles up to four years in age will decline by an average of 2.5% on an annual basis in 2014. By comparison, prices of units from five to eight years in age will essentially remain flat.

Collectively, NADA anticipates the average price of used vehicles up to eight model years in age will fall by 0.5% to 1% this year. In 2013, prices grew by a slight 0.4% and have increased 18% since 2007.

“Although availability of off-lease units will be better this year, it’s important to place volume levels into historical context,” Banks said. “Despite the increase, lease volume will still be 11% below 2009 levels.”

Volume growth will be highest for the segments with higher new sales over the past few years — compact utilities, subcompact cars, luxury cars and utilities. Conversely, tight supply for certain truck segments — mid-size vans, large SUVs and compact/large pickups — will see prices increase once again in 2014.

Supply aside, the outlook for other market fundamentals remain positive. The economy is expected to grow at its highest level since 2012, unemployment will continue to fall, home prices remain on the rise and credit conditions will continue to be advantageous.

“Economic factors, in addition to the increased dealer focus on used car operations and greater awareness of manufacturer certified pre-owned programs, will keep used vehicle prices at historically high levels despite the anticipated decline,” Banks said.

The four-day convention runs Jan. 24-27 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. For more information, visit www.nadaconvention.org .

About the NADA Used Car Guide

Since 1933, NADA Used Car Guide has earned its reputation as the leading provider of vehicle valuation products, services and information to businesses throughout the United States and worldwide. NADA’s editorial team collects and analyzes over one million combined automotive and truck wholesale and retail transactions per month. Its guidebooks, auction data, analysis, and data solutions offer automotive/truck, finance, insurance and government professionals the timely information and reliable solutions they need to make better business decisions. Visit nada.com/b2b to learn more.

About NADA

NADA represents nearly 16,000 new-car and -truck dealerships with more than 32,000 domestic and international franchises. For more information, visit www.nada.org .

SOURCE NADA Used Car Guide


Kelley Blue Book s Best Resale Value Cars – Jan. 23, 2015 #cars #compare


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Kelley Blue Book’s Best Resale Value Cars

Depreciation: It’s the biggest cost of owning an automobile. Some vehicles just hold their value better than others when you sell or trade them in. Those that don’t just plain cost you more.

First of all, SUVs and trucks hold their value very well.

Of the 10 vehicles expected to have the best resale value after five years every one of them is an SUV or pickup. General Motors ( GM ) makes four of them: The Chevrolet Colorado and Silverado and the GMC Canyon and Sierra pick-ups. Toyota has three vehicles on the list: The Toyota ( TM ) Tacoma and Tundra pick-ups and the 4Runner SUV. Then there are the Ford ( F ) F-150 pick-up. Jeep Wrangler SUV and the Honda CR-V crossover SUV.

These vehicles hold their value well in large part because SUVs and trucks are hot right now. They’re are selling well, in general, and that’s not expected to change anytime soon, said Eric Ibara, director of residual value consulting at Kelley Blue Book, even if gas prices edge back up.

Porsche Cayenne S E-hybrid

That’s why KBB’s experts expect that, among plug-in vehicles, the one that’s expected to hold its value best over five years isn’t the Chevrolet Volt or Nissan ( NSANF ) Leaf. It’s the Porsche ( POAHF ) Cayenne S E-Hybrid. (Keep in mind, of course, that the Cayenne just plain costs more than either of those vehicles. Prices start at about $76,000 before tax incentives compared to about $34,000 for the Volt.)

A number of domestic vehicles topped their respective market segments, according to KBB. Among high-performance cars, General Motors’ Chevrolet Corvette holds its value best and the Camaro V6 is best among Sports Cars.

Chevrolet Corette Stingray

Among full-sized cars, the Toyota Avalon has been the resale value leader in past years but, this year, the Dodge Charger pulled out ahead.

Dodge Charger

Overall, Asian automaker do very well in KBB’s analysis, though, ranking at the top in 12 of 22 categories. Of those, seven are Toyota products including three from Toyota’s Lexus luxury division. Subaru has three vehicles topping their respective market categories: The Impreza, WRX, and Legacy. The Honda Fit ranks as the best subcompact car in resale value.

CNNMoney (New York) January 23, 2015: 7:20 AM ET


Kelley Blue Book s Best Resale Value Cars – Jan. 23, 2015 #usa #car #rental


#book value of cars
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Kelley Blue Book’s Best Resale Value Cars

Depreciation: It’s the biggest cost of owning an automobile. Some vehicles just hold their value better than others when you sell or trade them in. Those that don’t just plain cost you more.

First of all, SUVs and trucks hold their value very well.

Of the 10 vehicles expected to have the best resale value after five years every one of them is an SUV or pickup. General Motors ( GM ) makes four of them: The Chevrolet Colorado and Silverado and the GMC Canyon and Sierra pick-ups. Toyota has three vehicles on the list: The Toyota ( TM ) Tacoma and Tundra pick-ups and the 4Runner SUV. Then there are the Ford ( F ) F-150 pick-up. Jeep Wrangler SUV and the Honda CR-V crossover SUV.

These vehicles hold their value well in large part because SUVs and trucks are hot right now. They’re are selling well, in general, and that’s not expected to change anytime soon, said Eric Ibara, director of residual value consulting at Kelley Blue Book, even if gas prices edge back up.

Porsche Cayenne S E-hybrid

That’s why KBB’s experts expect that, among plug-in vehicles, the one that’s expected to hold its value best over five years isn’t the Chevrolet Volt or Nissan ( NSANF ) Leaf. It’s the Porsche ( POAHF ) Cayenne S E-Hybrid. (Keep in mind, of course, that the Cayenne just plain costs more than either of those vehicles. Prices start at about $76,000 before tax incentives compared to about $34,000 for the Volt.)

A number of domestic vehicles topped their respective market segments, according to KBB. Among high-performance cars, General Motors’ Chevrolet Corvette holds its value best and the Camaro V6 is best among Sports Cars.

Chevrolet Corette Stingray

Among full-sized cars, the Toyota Avalon has been the resale value leader in past years but, this year, the Dodge Charger pulled out ahead.

Dodge Charger

Overall, Asian automaker do very well in KBB’s analysis, though, ranking at the top in 12 of 22 categories. Of those, seven are Toyota products including three from Toyota’s Lexus luxury division. Subaru has three vehicles topping their respective market categories: The Impreza, WRX, and Legacy. The Honda Fit ranks as the best subcompact car in resale value.

CNNMoney (New York) January 23, 2015: 7:20 AM ET


Philadelphia Auto Show 2015 drives into town Jan. 31-Feb. 8 #used #auto #parts #search


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The Convention Center hosts a week of displays and events

PhillyVoice Staff

Car fanatics, start your engines: the Philadelphia Auto Show drives into the Pennsylvania Convention Center Saturday, Jan. 31, through Sunday, Feb. 8. More than 700 vehicles will be on display in 700,000 square feet of space just waiting for you to ooh  and ahh.

The show is perfect for attendees who are in the market for a new car. Manufacturers will host displays full of knowledgeable people to give you info about your top picks. Better yet, the PAS is a non-selling show, so the “product specialists” won’t be too pushy.

The best part about the show, of course, is getting to sit in tons of cars. You can pretend you’re a cast member from one of the seven “The Fast and the Furious” movies all day long. Personally, I attend every year just to sit in the latest Volkswagen Beetle and pretend I can afford it.

The show’s lineup includes 2016 pre-production models from Fiat, Lincoln, Mazda and Buick, along with plenty of Aston Martin, Bentley, Ferrari and Maserati exotics. Classic cars from the ’20s and ’50s also will be on display.

Over the course of the week, Jeep, Toyota and Kia will offer “Ride Drive” opportunities for select vehicles. At the show’s Face-Off display, you can vote for your favorite car – import versus domestic – and enter to win prize packs that include NASCAR and IndyCar tickets. You’ll also be able to check out custom vehicles owned by Philadelphia Eagles like Chris Polk, Najee Goode and Jeremy Maclin.

The show will have plenty of food and drink vendors on hand, but with a hand stamp, you can head out to Reading Terminal Market for your midday meal, too. If you’re worried about crowding, head to the show on Super Bowl Sunday when the rest of the world is gearing up for the big game.

Philadelphia Auto Show

Saturday, January 31 through Sunday, February 8

Saturdays: 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Weekdays: Noon-10 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 1: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Adults: $13, Children ages 7-12: $6, Children 6 and under: Free

Pennsylvania Convention Center