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John Sternal's Blog Posts Tagged 'Blackbook' (6)

Entry Level Cars Show A Reversing Trend?

Last week marked the completion of five years of these weekly market updates and almost 2.5 years of monthly specialty market updates. We trust this venue has provided insight for each of your businesses, and that it has brought profitable results. We thank each of you who have called or emailed various comments and questions during this time. So let’s get started on year number six.



The activity within the editors’ analysis and the required value adjustments definitely picked up…

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Added by John Sternal on September 16, 2013 at 12:57pm — No Comments

SUVs Show Strongest Depreciation Record Across All Segments

Used vehicles model years 2007-2011 overall depreciated -1.4% in July, slightly more than the -1.3% pace in June and -1.0% level in May. Domestic cars depreciated -1.5%; import cars were -1.4%; domestic trucks were -1.4%; and import trucks were -1.3%. Average pre-recession depreciation is historically between -1% and -2% monthly.

  • SUVs enjoyed among the strongest depreciation recorded across all segments. All four SUV segments, Compact, Full-size, Luxury and Mid-size, were four…
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Added by John Sternal on August 14, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Luxury Level Cars Show Largest Decline

Here is the latest used car market report from Ricky Beggs and Black Book. If the overall auction activity is an indication there were plenty of empty holes to fill back at the lot. Even with several survey personnel and editor reports indicating the “best crowd in several months”, bidding just to be the last bidder at any price was not the case. Quite a few reports indicated buyers were “slightly selective”.…

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Added by John Sternal on July 15, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Gas Prices Decline But Trucks Still Show Decline

Here is the latest used car market report from Black Book and Ricky Beggs. As we track and report the used market values there is one piece of information that doesn’t come from an electronic data feed or from individual sales data gathered by the Black Book survey personnel. This is the direct insight we glean as we have numerous one-on-one conversations with auctioneers, individual buyers and sellers and various remarketers, while we as editors attend the physical auctions. We almost look…

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Added by John Sternal on July 3, 2013 at 8:22am — No Comments

Tom Cross Honored As Newest Ring of Honor Member

 

Black Book is proud to announce that Tom Cross, President, was honored as the newest member of the prestigious Ring of Honor for the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA). The award was presented at the National Leadership Awards Banquet during the annual NIADA Convention and Expo in Las Vegas on June 26.

 

Cross has led Black Book as President since 2007, and he becomes the 23rd industry…

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Added by John Sternal on July 1, 2013 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Price Changes Better Than A Year Ago In Car Market

Here is the latest used car market report from Black Book, with the results of the market from the more conventional lanes. When looking at the overall change, both cars and trucks have larger average segment declines for the week. The cars declined only slightly more at -$37 this past week compared to the -$33 the previous week. Some of the individual segments with the largest declining amounts two weeks ago were some of the smaller declining levels this past week. One of the more often…

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Added by John Sternal on June 19, 2013 at 12:05pm — No Comments

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