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According to Black Book® data, the average price of a used vehicle for model years 2009-2013 saw a slight improvement in August with overall depreciation at -1.3% compared with -1.5% in July. Domestic cars changed the most at -2.5%; import cars changed -1.6%; domestic trucks changed -1.1%; and import trucks changed -0.8%. Average pre-recession depreciation is historically between -1% and -2% monthly, and Black Book expects overall 2014 depreciation of -13.5%.
Added by Black Book on September 8, 2014 at 6:39am — No Comments
In today’s competitive marketplace, women buyers are crucial for auto dealers' success. Just take a look at numbers and reported growth opportunities in a recent Wall Street Journal article.
It may be no surprise that car buying is an emotional…Continue
Added by Anne Fleming on September 3, 2014 at 9:23am — No Comments
When it comes to lease programs, should U.S. Auto dealers take a page out of the Canadian dealer model? National car lease marketplace, Swapalease.com, works with customers in both countries and observed key differences in how lease programs are structured, with particular emphasis on the transfer of ownership elements between individuals:
Added by John Sternal on September 3, 2014 at 8:06am — No Comments
With NFL football fans gearing up for another season, DIRECTV is once again offering new customers the 2014 NFL Sunday Ticket for free along with deeply discounted prices and an upgraded DVR Genie on several of the programming packages. What’s the catch? The special prices are valid for only the first twelve months…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on September 3, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments
Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of Beggs on the Used Car Market with data and insights from Ricky Beggs and Black Book. By the time you are watching or reading this used car market insight, whether you are a fan of college football or not, you either attended a game or at least watched some on TV. This great passage of fall has finally arrived. Hopefully you were satisfied with the…Continue
Added by Black Book on September 2, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments
In a recent article published on Marketing Land, an author used the famous concept of Moneyball and applied it to content marketing. If you aren’t familiar with the Moneyball concept, it began when Billy Beane…Continue
When it comes to negotiating with a car dealer, what’s the comfort level of men and women? Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest online car lease marketplace, was interested to take the pulse of car shoppers around the country. According to their findings, women are now warming up to the negotiation process. Click here to see the complete findings.
An online survey was presented to more than 1,000 drivers…
Added by John Sternal on August 27, 2014 at 12:47pm — No Comments
Wantalease.com, the nation’s first online car lease marketplace for new lease deals, says Buick and Toyota highlight some of the best car lease deals leading up to the Labor Day auto sales. The Toyota RAV4 and Avalon lease offers have fallen -15.6% and -12.1%, respectively, since July. Meanwhile, the Buick Regal Premium and Lacrosse lease offers represent some of the most aggressive deals for national customers on the site. Click…Continue
Added by John Sternal on August 27, 2014 at 11:15am — No Comments
How does your dealership acquire its most desirable pre-owned inventory? Aren’t the vehicles you previously sold your best candidates…aren’t they the vehicles your market wants most and that hold their gross best?
Sure they are. Trouble is, given the increasing buy cycle gap, most dealers aren’t seeing the trade opportunities for such models as they’d like. …Continue
Added by Jeff Cotton on August 26, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments
LIVE MARKETING, a data driven marketing engine, gets the dealer satisfaction by helping them sell 25% more vehicles. Martin Saavedra JR, Visionary Pioneer in the Data Community, and developer of LIVE MARKETING is over whelmed with the tremendous response from Dealer Principals nationwide.
LIVE MARKETING is a new automotive forefront player in the data space, concerning DMS data mining. The company has been in development of a brilliant strategy to use multi-channel…Continue
Added by Dani Lunsford on August 25, 2014 at 2:02pm — No Comments
Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of Beggs on the used Car Market, with data and insights on the used car market from Ricky Beggs and Black Book. What a week it has been with the editors being tuned into the online activity and getting on the physical auction lanes, while also getting to touch another majorly redesigned full-size utility, the 2015 Ford Expedition. We also had some interesting discussions within the industry regarding…Continue
Added by Black Book on August 25, 2014 at 8:19am — No Comments
Today’s Women’s Wednesday we are focusing on the up$ide of reviews and what they really boil down to with women shoppers, prospects and buyers.
While you know that women buy almost half of all cars purchased and influence even a much higher number, are you aware of the real upside in selling more cars to women by…
Added by Anne Fleming on August 20, 2014 at 9:15pm — No Comments
More than 37 million vehicles have been recalled so far in 2014. Will these recalls have an adverse impact to lender portfolios? I’d like to see if you have time to review new research from Black Book Lender Solutions that takes a closer look at what lenders might expect. Click here to download the report.
While safety has understandably been the main concern with these and most…Continue
Added by Black Book on August 20, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments
Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports lease credit approvals during the month of July were 81.0%, the highest monthly level of the year and reversing a trend that saw continuous decline since January largely due to an increase in the number of SubPrime credit applicants.
Despite the high marks in July, Swapalease.com attributes the growing number of credit declines in 2014 to a rising number of car lease shoppers with SubPrime credit profiles seeking…
Added by John Sternal on August 19, 2014 at 8:22am — No Comments
Welcome to this week’s edition of Beggs on the Used Car Market, with insights from Ricky Beggs and Black Book. We trust each of you had a busy and profitable week. Our team of editors, analysts and survey personnel were on the lanes and online gathering market data and studying loads of actual transactions, while reporting the current market.
By the end of the week the summaries of data showed us a…Continue
Added by Black Book on August 19, 2014 at 6:01am — No Comments
Ever since the first car dealership opened, dealers have understood the emotional impact of “the walkaround.” As consumers move through the buying cycle, they get to a point where they don’t just want, but need to experience a vehicle that they are interested in. In the past, most consumers would visit the dealership…Continue
Added by Timmy D. James on August 19, 2014 at 5:46am — No Comments
Welcome to this week’s edition of Beggs on the Used Car Market, with insight and analysis from Ricky Beggs, Editorial Director of Black Book.
During the past week new car sales reports were released and this portion of the industry continues to prosper. Within the new car market there has been for the past year or so, and is currently, a steady stream of new models, major…Continue
Added by Black Book on August 11, 2014 at 1:13pm — No Comments
According to Black Book® data, the average price of a used vehicle for model years 2009-2013 continued a pattern of accelerating depreciation, with -1.5% overall value change in July compared with June activity of -1.0%. Domestic cars changed -2.5%; import cars changed -1.6%; domestic trucks changed -1.5%; and import trucks changed -1.0%. Average pre-recession depreciation is historically between -1% and -2% monthly, and Black Book expects overall 2014 depreciation of -13.5%.…
Added by Black Book on August 7, 2014 at 5:53am — No Comments
Last month there was such strong interest in our mid-year report “Dealers Websites are #1 with Women Buyers” we have decided to follow it up with more nuggets regarding your site, engagement and women shoppers.
As competition rises, it’s the right time for dealerships to focus on areas of improvement, engagement, and delivering a…Continue
Added by Anne Fleming on August 6, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments