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More Stability, Yet Active

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of Beggs on the Used Car Market. I’m Ricky Beggs, Editorial Director at Black Book. We have completed the final full week of auction and market activity for 2013 as the final two weeks on the…

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Added by John Sternal on December 23, 2013 at 10:49am — No Comments

Wantalease.com Launch Conjoins Dealers With Car Lease Shoppers

A new online marketplace at www.WantALease.com has launched with the promise of helping car dealers connect and engage with car lease shoppers online. Dealers currently offer lease deals through a variety of platforms, but WantAlease.com is the first online marketplace to help them sell new leases to customers locally and in other parts of the U.S.



With WantALease.com, car shoppers throughout the country can…

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Added by John Sternal on December 20, 2013 at 12:23pm — No Comments

Student Loan Debt is Effecting Car Lease Credit Applications

Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports lease credit approvals were down slightly in November compared with October levels. The year-to-date approvals for customer credit finished November at 72.6%, compared with October levels of 72.8%.



Over the last three months, the lease credit approval rating has slipped to 67.9%, and under the 70% healthy level on the…

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Added by John Sternal on December 18, 2013 at 8:19am — No Comments

Reduction in Value Heightens From Previous Years

Here is the latest Used Car Market Report from Ricky Beggs and Black Book. There were definitely some interesting results from the market study and detail analysis. The initial chart I looked at shows the level of change in…

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Added by John Sternal on December 16, 2013 at 11:19am — No Comments

A DECEMBER TO FORGET CAMPAIGN FOR LUXURY CAR BRANDS?

Many of today’s luxury car brands are promoting their December holiday campaigns. But which luxury car drivers see the current month as a December to forget campaign for their car?



Swapalease.com analyzed all listings of its recent Black Friday holiday promotion, which offered deep discounts to people looking to escape their car lease through transfer. Of all popular luxury brands, Mercedes-Benz saw the largest population looking to escape at 21.6% of total listings. BMW drivers…

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Added by John Sternal on December 12, 2013 at 6:59am — No Comments

Changes Occur During Conventional Softness in Smaller Vehicle Values

Hello and welcome to this week’s Used Car Market Report from Ricky Beggs and Black Book. The Thanksgiving holiday and Black Friday are well behind us and we have had a full week of retail and wholesale activity to…

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Added by John Sternal on December 9, 2013 at 1:21pm — No Comments

The Affect of Thanksgiving on Used Car Values

Here is the latest Used Car Market report, with data from Ricky Beggs and Black Book. With an overall average segment depreciation of -1.7% during November, the market appeared to be better than the October average…

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Added by John Sternal on December 4, 2013 at 9:22am — No Comments

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

CREDIT APPROVALS CONTINUE SLIGHT DECLINE FOR CAR LEASE SEGMENT

Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports the latest year-to-date credit approvals average recorded at 72.7% in September, down slightly from a 74.5% approvals rate YTD in August. The average YTD approvals rate considered to be “healthy” is 70%, according to the company.



A new auto lease trend appears to have formed over the last three months, one that shows the approval rate slipping during the previous three months compared with the same time last year…

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Added by John Sternal on October 23, 2013 at 2:41pm — No Comments

FORD CAR LEASES SHOW INCREASE IN PRICES OVER LAST YEAR

Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports average car lease prices declined -2.0% year-over-year based on listings entering the market during September. Prices on leases averaged $582.02 in September, down from $593.66 in September of 2012. These prices compare to an average of $578.06 recorded during August. Ford’s popular Escape, Focus and Fusion models all showed significant price jumps on monthly payments recorded in September compared with the previous…

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Added by John Sternal on October 15, 2013 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Segments Trending Better Than Overall Change

It has been a busy week, but not overly active in the number of necessary adjustments. At 1450 vehicles adjusted per day throughout the last week, this is the smallest number since back at the end of August. As a comparison, the number of changes this past week is almost 640 per day less than the average daily change of 2090 per day for the entire month of October 2012.



With the smaller number of changes, how is the value change level reacting as compared to last week and even…

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Added by John Sternal on October 14, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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

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