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John Sternal's Blog Posts Tagged 'book' (75)

Rising Costs & Demand For Ford Leases



A recent analysis of prices on today’s most popular car leases from Swapalease.com reveals that the Ford Fusion and Escape have the second- and third-highest jump in prices, respectively, over the last twelve months. Monthly lease prices on the Escape have risen 13.0% since November 2012, and prices on the Fusion have gone up 17.1% during the same period. Only the Infiniti G37 has risen more at 20.2% over the last twelve months. The twist to this data is that a recent…

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Added by John Sternal on December 3, 2013 at 6:42am — No Comments

Specialty Vehicles Update For December

Welcome to the December edition of Beggs on the Specialty Markets, with data and analysis from Ricky Beggs of Black Book. The Black Book editors that focus their efforts to track and report the specialty markets…

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Added by John Sternal on December 2, 2013 at 9:04am — No Comments

How Will Truck Prices Affect Dealers?



Welcome to another edition of Black Book data and  Beggs on the Used Car Market. I’m Ricky Beggs Editorial Director at Black Book. Thank you for tuning in to see some very interesting movements in the market value over the past week. Looking at the various comments gathered and reported by the Black Book survey personnel and editors as they stood on the auction lanes gave us as much of a wide spread of impressions of the market as I can…

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Added by John Sternal on November 26, 2013 at 6:51am — No Comments

OCTOBER CAR LEASE PRICES CONTINUE RECENT RISING TREND

Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports average car lease prices for cars on the road rose 1.2% year-over-year according to October new listings. Monthly prices averaged $586.00 in October compared with $579.93 in October 2012. These prices compare to an average of $582.02 in September.



Among today’s popular leases, The Infiniti G37 saw the largest year-over-year increase, jumping 20.2% ($535.81) compared…

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Added by John Sternal on November 25, 2013 at 7:52am — No Comments

SWAPALEASE.COM: CAR LEASE CUSTOMER CREDIT APPROVALS LEVEL OFF IN OCTOBER



Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports credit approvals were relatively unchanged in October compared with the previous month. The year-to-date approvals for customer credit finished October at 72.8%, compared with September levels of 72.7%.



The current rate shows a marked improvement over last year’s percentage, when 64.4% of approvals were processed through the end of…

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Added by John Sternal on November 20, 2013 at 12:35pm — No Comments

Gas Prices Impacting Certain Segments

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of Beggs on the Used Car Market, driven by data from Black Book. Congratulations to Bill Jensen of Chase Auto Finance as he was chosen as the Auto Finance Executive of the Year. Dan Kennedy of General Motors was selected as the National Remarketing Executive of the Year. Jeff Haynes of BBVA Compass was chosen and honored as the Re3 Executive of the Year covering the…

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Added by John Sternal on November 19, 2013 at 11:06am — No Comments

Full Size Cars And Sporty Cars Show Different Retention Trends

Here is the latest used car market report from Black Book and Ricky Beggs, Editorial Director. Thanks for taking the time to tune into this video market blog from Black Book. While out in the field for a couple of days this past week, the number of comments I received…

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Added by John Sternal on November 13, 2013 at 7:19am — No Comments

Several Car Segments See Large October Depreciation

According to Black Book data, used vehicles model years 2008-2012 overall depreciated -2.1% in October, marking a noticeable change from September data recorded at -1.3%. Domestic cars depreciated -2.5%; import cars were -2.3%; domestic trucks were -1.7%; and import trucks were -2.1%. Average pre-recession depreciation is historically between -1% and -2% monthly.



Full-size pickups and Full-size CUVs led all segments with the strongest monthly depreciation levels each at just -1.1%.…

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Added by John Sternal on November 11, 2013 at 7:57am — No Comments

Mid-Size Pickups Show Continuious Positive Changes

Here is the latest used car market report from Black Book. Each week as we look at the most recent overall market changes, we are trying to identify any movements or consistencies in the market that will support the dealers, lenders and remarketers in their next steps in business. Is there a segment showing strength or weakness or a changing trend? This…

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Added by John Sternal on May 21, 2013 at 12:46pm — No Comments

Why Are Used Car Values Showing Such Change?

Here is the latest used car market report from Black Book. As the feedback arrived from the Black Book survey personnel who attend the auctions across the country every week, what a variety of opinions were presented. From slow, to many no-sales, to a couple indicating a flat market with the other side of the spectrum described as buyer interest being up, pickups with strong activity and older units selling…

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Added by John Sternal on May 16, 2013 at 11:58am — No Comments

Spring Market Ending As Car Segments Starting To Soften?

Here is the most recent used car market report from Ricky Beggs and Black Book. A few months back we talked about the effects on the used auction activity, especially on the physical lanes, when we have a fifth week of the month of auctions. While attending a manufacturer related meeting this past week I had a remarketer say the reason for more no sales during this past week was due to the extra week of activity for the month. We did have…

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Added by John Sternal on May 13, 2013 at 1:22pm — No Comments

Entry Level Cars Continue To Climb In Automotive Market

Here is the latest used car market report from Black Book. As the week progressed and comments arrived from the Black Book survey personnel, there were primarily three main descriptions of the auction activity and market: steady, good and strong. On the other hand there was a slightly surprising…

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Added by John Sternal on April 11, 2013 at 2:26pm — No Comments

Gas Prices Continue To Fall As March Ends On High Note For Dealers & Remarketers

Here is the latest used car market report from Ricky Beggs and Black Book. Gas prices continue to fall, but only $.015 this past week. At least we are $.24 less than a year ago. I wish I could say the decline at the pump was directly driving the market, but at this point this is an afterthought. The overall strength is really based on less than full operating lanes with…

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Added by John Sternal on April 4, 2013 at 10:23am — No Comments

RV Values Show Steady Increase

It may be early April as we release this market update, but for sure the market overview is all solid facts and no tom foolery for dealers interested in motorcycle and powersports, the collectible and exotic cars, the recreational vehicles and the mother of all work markets, the…

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Added by John Sternal on April 2, 2013 at 8:53am — No Comments

Compact Cars See Greatest Upward Movement

Here is the latest used car market report from Black Book and managing editor Ricky Beggs. As the data and market reports came steadily flowing into the Editorial team where the analysis progressed, it was prevalent as to the need for used vehicles for retail level offerings. When demand is present, prices will generally increase or at least stay stable. Although…

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Added by John Sternal on March 27, 2013 at 9:09am — No Comments

Compact SUV's Continue to Climb As Strong Spring Market Begins

The Black Book team has been in Las Vegas this past week at the CAR/IARA/NAAA Conference, where we produced the latest used car market report. There has been insight regarding the rebirth of Harley Davidson when they were close to extinction in the 90s, and also some interesting economic thoughts from Steve Cortes, a commentator on CNBC. Now, let’s…

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Added by John Sternal on March 12, 2013 at 8:33am — No Comments

Compact Crossovers Gain More Momentum

One of the strongest segments in today’s auto industry is that of compact crossovers. This category was one of just four truck segments that saw price increases this past week as reported in the most recent used car market report.

 

Jeep announced late last week that it will revive the Cherokee model to replace its Patriot as well as…

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Added by John Sternal on March 6, 2013 at 9:35am — No Comments

Used Car Segment Rises As Spring Approaches

As you are watching this video several of the Black Book team are heading to or are already at the CAR/IARA/NAAA Conference in Las Vegas. What a great event to network with other remarketers, and to hear insight from the many informative sessions presented by industry leaders.

 

Next week several from our Lender Solutions team will be in Scottsdale for the CBA Conference. Some of the prime…

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Added by John Sternal on March 6, 2013 at 8:08am — No Comments

Buy Here Pay Here Markets Show Increased Strength

Following is this week's used car market report from Black Book managing editor, Ricky Beggs, also available by viewing the weekly video segment. As we attended the auctions, and talked with many dealers and also looked at the commentary from the Black Book survey personnel, there were three main topics of interest that kept coming up, and these are not in any particular order, a strong market, the current tax…

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Added by John Sternal on February 25, 2013 at 11:29am — No Comments

Monitoring Collateral Risk Gain More Importance According to New Black Book Insight

Fueled by pent-up demand and rising consumer confidence, automotive sales have increased each year since the recession. Auto lenders have played a key role, helping millions of shoppers replace their aging vehicles with a newer model from a variety of categories. However, as lenders make it easier for car shoppers to purchase and lease a growing number of cars, softening used vehicle values could pose challenges for lenders down the road.

 

As new sales volumes continue to rise…

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Added by John Sternal on February 22, 2013 at 9:03am — No Comments

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