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Dealer Sentiment ‘Remarkably Stable’ Despite Traffic, Profits

Cox Automotive analysts say U.S. dealers reported strong traffic and profits but have remained largely pessimistic in their view of the auto retail market in the second quarter.

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Experian: Facing Higher Loan Amounts, Prime Buyers Go Used

More consumers in the prime and superprime credit tiers opted for used vehicles as concerns around affordability grew in the first quarter, according to the latest report from Experian.

Report: Car Buyers Prefer Full-Motion Walkarounds

Flick Fusion reports consumer views of full-motion walkaround videos grew at a 20% clip in Q1, outpacing stitched-photo videos and accounting for 18% of all inventory video views.

Carvana Crashes Used-Vehicle Dealer Rankings

Carvana broke into the top 10 in its first appearance on Automotive News’ list of the nation's Top 100 Used Retailers, more than doubling its output to more than 94,000 units and outpacing the Asbury, Larry H. Miller, and Ken Garff groups.

Report: 2019 Depreciation Rate Up Sharply to 15%

Black Book and Fitch Ratings’ annual used-vehicle depreciation and auto ABS report predicts a 15% depreciation rate for U.S.-registered vehicles, up from 12.4% in 2018.

Edmunds: Stage Set for Market Contraction

Business Leaders Cautiously Optimistic About Trump, Economic, Auto Sales

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Twenty senior industry leaders expressed cautious optimism about the economy and the automotive retail industry in White Clarke Group’s annual U.S. Auto and Equipment Survey. The chief executive officers, directors, chairmen and president surveyed by the technology firm were optimistic about new-vehicle sales, which are on the decline but should remain among ... Read More »

Rapid Recon Salutes 100 Years of NADA and Vehicle Reconditioning

PALO ALTO — In 2017, the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) celebrates 100 years serving franchised automobile dealers. Next year also marks the centennial of the first evidence of vehicle reconditioning, according to a provider of reconditioning workflow time-to-market software solutions. Rapid Recon issued a press release today saluting the NADA for 100 years of ... Read More »

CNW: Online Ads Motivating More Used Sales Than Print

Looking at December used-vehicle sales, CNW Research noted that a growing percentage of shoppers are searching for vehicles outside of their local market. The research firm also noted that shoppers motivated by online advertising outpaced print newspapers for the first time. Compared to November, 23% more buyers in December went to neighboring areas to make ... Read More »

Kontos: Wholesale Used-Vehicle Prices Soften Again in September

CARMEL, Ind. — Wholesale used-vehicle prices softened again in September, the fifth monthly decrease in a row, ADESA’s Chief Economist Tom Konto reported this week. The firm found that wholesale used-vehicle prices averaged $9,557 in September, down 0.4% from August but up 0.8% from one year ago. The slight year-over-year gain reflected a higher percentage ... Read More »