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From Snow To Sun And 73

Hello and welcome to this week’s Used Car Market Report. In addition to the normal auction attendance and data acquisition, a couple of the editors and I had the opportunity to get a hands on presentation to a couple of key refreshed vehicles this past week. There are some things about this week that stand out. One was when we left home on Tuesday morning there were big, beautiful snowflakes falling and…

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Added by Black Book on March 2, 2015 at 8:55am — No Comments

Weather Impacting The Auto Markets

Hello and welcome to this week’s Used Car Market Report with insights from Black Book and Ricky Beggs. Well, the word is officially out that Ricky Beggs' time at Black Book is limited. The final day will be April 1, 2015, and no, that is not an April Fool’s joke.



Black Book will be producing a new report that will benefit you each and every week. It's called Black Book Market…

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Added by Black Book on February 23, 2015 at 7:26am — No Comments

Trucks Add Fuel To Lease Fire

Swapalease.com, the nation's largest online lease marketplace, compared truck inventory and consideration data from 2014 against 2012 and found that there has been a significant increase in the number of shoppers driving truck leases, and those looking for truck…

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Added by John Sternal on February 20, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

BLACK BOOK ANNOUNCES SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND EDITORIAL DIRECTOR RICKY BEGGS TO RETIRE IN APRIL

Black Book today announced that Ricky Beggs, Senior Vice President and Editorial Director, will retire from the company effective April 1, 2015. Mr. Beggs has served as the voice of Black Book for the automotive industry since his career began thirty-four years ago in 1981.



“It has been an honor to work alongside Ricky who truly has become an industry legend,” said Tom Cross, President of Black Book. “His legacy of leadership and his dedication to excellence have left an enduring…

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Added by Black Book on February 19, 2015 at 5:54am — No Comments

Activity Returns To The Lanes

Hello and welcome to this week’s Used Car Market Report with insights from Black Book. Yes, gas prices at the pump are edging up, plus $.02 two weeks ago, and now a significant $.12 this past week. The national average is still a consumer friendly $2.19. Diesel was more stable and indications are this will be the case this year compared to gas. This past week was the first increase in diesel, at…

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Added by Black Book on February 16, 2015 at 8:24am — No Comments

Weather Patterns Affecting Sales

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of The Used Car Market Report with insight from Black Book.

As the month of January came to an end the…

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Added by Black Book on February 9, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

BLACK BOOK & FITCH RATINGS RELEASE 2015 VEHICLE DEPRECIATION REPORT

Vehicle depreciation is expected to accelerate in 2015 as increased used-car supply and larger off-lease volumes place pressure on retention rates, according to the latest joint vehicle depreciation report from Black Book® and Fitch Ratings, Inc. Click here to download the full report.



According to the report, 2014 new vehicle sales finished the year at 16.5 million units, and Black Book…

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Added by Black Book on February 3, 2015 at 11:37am — No Comments

End Of Month Reactions

Hello and welcome to this week’s Used Car Market Report, with insights from Black Book. It’s great to be back with you, and from home base and the Black Book offices. The show in San Francisco was tremendous for our team and with the enthusiasm of the franchised dealers, we are sure to have even higher new car sales in 2015, which means even more used inventory in both the wholesale and retail…

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Added by Black Book on February 2, 2015 at 8:20am — No Comments

SWAPALEASE.COM COLOR ANALYSIS: TODAY’S CARS ARE 50 SHADES OF GREY

CINCINNATI, OHIO (January 28, 2015) – In truth, there may not be 50 different shades, but 80% of the cars and trucks in the Swapalease.com auto lease marketplace are in the gray family (including white and black). Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, analyzed colors of its entire online ecosystem and discovered that the grayscale dominates the automotive landscape.



Specifically, the colors black (31.4%), white (19.6%), silver (13.1%), dark grey (9.1%) and grey…

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Added by John Sternal on January 28, 2015 at 6:37am — No Comments

Black Book Used Car Market Report - Ricky Beggs

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of the Used Car Market Report from Black Book.

As you can tell we are again recording this market video blog via Skype while on the road. Where has the industry taken us…

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Added by Black Book on January 26, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

2014 LEASE CREDIT APPROVALS FINISHED WITH TURBULENT APPROVAL LEVELS

Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports lease credit approvals for 2014 ended with a rate of 69.0%, down from the 2013 approval rate of 77.7% approvals. December 2014 specifically ended with a monthly approvals rate of 60.9%, down from the previous December that saw 73.3% approvals in 2013.



“The year ended much the same way it progressed, with turbulence as the approvals theme for the entire 2014 campaign,” said Scot Hall, Executive Vice President of…

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Added by John Sternal on January 22, 2015 at 6:48am — No Comments

Still Healthy Demand For Some Smaller Cars Despite Low Gas Prices

Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, analyzed four of today’s most popular fuel-sippers against four of today’s most popular large trucks/SUVs to see if low gas prices are impacting consumer demand. The company analyzed search and consideration data from 2013 against 2014, when gas prices fell continuously through the end of the year.



The analysis showed that some small cars remained in healthy demand, while others did not. The analysis showed the same for…

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Added by John Sternal on January 20, 2015 at 12:17pm — No Comments

BLACK BOOK ACTIVATOR ADDS CHRISTOPHER GLUTH AS ACCOUNT MANAGER, NATIONAL ACCOUNTS

Black Book® announced today that it has added Christopher Gluth as Account Manager, National Accounts, to its Activator Division. In his new role, Mr. Gluth will be responsible for expanding Activator’s relationships with national dealership and manufacturer (OEM) customers.



Mr. Gluth draws on more than twenty years of business development and account management experience in the automotive industry. Most recently, he worked at CARFAX for over eight years where he served as Senior…

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Added by Black Book on January 19, 2015 at 11:17am — No Comments

Active And Moving Ahead

Hello and welcome to this week’s Used Car Market Report with insight from Black Book. Our editors have been extremely busy over the past few weeks since the start of the calendar year. The short lull in the auction business during the holidays has dealers and remarketers chomping at the bits to do business. And overall, the greatest interest right now seems to cover the vehicles that each year are very…

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Added by Black Book on January 19, 2015 at 8:47am — No Comments

TV Shows Have Made Us Better Car Negotiators

Below are some stats from a recent survey you might find interesting from a December online Swapalease.com survey that was presented to 2,500 people across U.S. and Canada.



54.8% of men said they do not look forward to environments where negotiation takes place (66.7% of women).

However, while 32.5% of men said TV shows like Pawn Stars, Storage Wars and American Pickers have made them better negotiators, 78.2% of women said the…

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Added by John Sternal on January 14, 2015 at 1:33pm — No Comments

An Amazing Piece of Machinery

Welcome to this week's used car market report, with insights from Black book. The overall market activity and market movement that so non-traditionally trended in November and the non-holiday weeks of December have mostly carried over into the first two weeks of January. The trend that has continued is the steady and consistent fall in gas prices at the pump. Now at $2.21 a gallon, down…

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Added by Black Book on January 13, 2015 at 7:56am — No Comments

BLACK BOOK PROMOTES ADAM MANN TO VICE PRESIDENT, DEALER SERVICES, ACTIVATOR DIVISION

Black Book® announced today that it has promoted Adam Mann to Vice President, Dealer Services, Activator Division. Mr. Mann will be responsible for leading a team of U.S. sales professionals and executing business development initiatives for Black Book’s Activator Division.



Mr. Mann joined Black Book in 2008 as Northwest Regional Manager, successfully developing a young territory for Activator. In 2010, he became the Southwest Regional Sales Manager, while also managing clients in…

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Added by Black Book on January 7, 2015 at 6:14am — No Comments

Another Solid Week of Activity

Hello and welcome to this week’s Used Car Market Report from Black Book. Last week we reported how the market has been trending in a non-traditional December way. Little has changed this past week. Bidders are still pretty aggressive and the results were over 2250 vehicles adjusted on average each day of the week, with 52% being increasing adjustments of the previously published values.…

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Added by Black Book on December 22, 2014 at 11:22am — No Comments

END-OF-YEAR LEASE DEALS; MONTHLY PAYMENT MINDSET FUEL RISING LEASE CREDIT APPROVALS ENTERING DECEMBER

Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports lease credit approvals during November continued to increase, fueling even more end-of-year momentum for lease applications and vehicle exchange rates. November saw an approvals rate of 84.2%, the second-highest monthly lease approvals rate during 2014 (August saw 85.7%).



The monthly approvals rate was driven by early holiday lease campaigns and offers, with a rising number of lessees exchanging vehicles from brands…

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Added by John Sternal on December 17, 2014 at 8:07am — No Comments

BIGGEST MISPERCEPTION WHEN SHOPPING FOR AN END-OF-YEAR CAR LEASE: OUTGOING MODEL YEAR IS CHEAPER

Conventional wisdom among many end-of-year car shoppers is to choose the outgoing model year in order to save a few dollars. However, an analysis by nationwide car lease marketplace, Swapalease.com, shows consumers can often get a better lease deal if they opt for the incoming model year, even in December when end-of-year negotiating heats up.

 

For example, consumers can lease a 2015 Toyota Camry for $293.71 per month, compared to a new 2014 model priced at $319.22. A 2015 Chevrolet…

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Added by John Sternal on December 15, 2014 at 11:23am — No Comments

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