February 2, 2015
ON THE WEB: Dealers Put High Value On Theft Recovery
Remarketing Responds to Higher Volumes
A study released by Inilex found that dealers consider GPS-based theft-recovery devices one of the highest-value aftermarket products.
CarMax Inc. Readies For Expansion
CarMax Inc. is hiring for more than 75 positions for the company’s new store in Turnersville, N.J. This is the company’s first store in the state.
Auto Finance Reaches All Time High
Equifax announced that the total balance of auto loans in December was $975 billion, representing 33.2 percent of total outstanding non-mortgage consumer debt. The total is an all-time high.
Study Ranks States by Financial Risk
A study ranked Maine as the least risky state financially for drivers, while Florida ranked as the riskiest due to differences in insurance requirements.
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Photo by Ted Craig NOT THE SAME: Manheim chief economist Tom Webb shares his view of the used-car market during a press conference at the National Automobile Dealers Association convention. Webb said he was optimistic about the coming year. By Ted Craig
SAN FRANCISCO – The used-car industry is preparing for a spike in off-lease returns last seen around the turn of the century. But that doesn’t mean the market will follow the same downward path.
“If the industry had the same remarketing practices as it did in 2002, I’d be worried,” said Manheim chief economist Tom Webb. “They do not, so I am not.” Webb said the main difference this time is manufacturers, who have an interest in maintaining residual val-
ues, are leasing the cars. Jonathan Banks, executive automotive analyst for the NADA Used Car Guide, said this is the first time since the recession that the volume of 0-8-year-old cars will rise. Of course, one person’s deluge is another’s end of
a drought. Steve Jordan, executive vice president of the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association, said his members need more vehicles at lower prices. “A lot of our members are excited about the increase in off-lease returns,” he said.
Supreme Court Considers Case with Finance Implications By Ted Craig
A Supreme Court decision on fair housing could have a big effect on auto finance regulation. The court heard the case, Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project Inc., on Jan. 21. If the court decides in favor of Texas, it would limit claims of disparate impact, at least in regard to housing. Disparate impact, which claims racial bias without direct intent, has been the basis for the Consumer Financial Pro-
tection Bureau’s argument against dealer participation in auto finance. CFPB Director Richard Cordray has said the court’s decision on this case won’t affect his agency’s push for finance companies to switch to flat fees. Bill Hempler, executive vice president of the American Financial Services Association, said the case is at least likely to slow the CFPB until the decision is announced. That could come as soon as June. A panel of lawyers at AFSA said press reports guessing at how the Justices will decide on the case were premature.
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Subaru, Lexus Earn Most Resale Value Honors
Resale value once seemed like an after thought for many manufacturers. Today, resale value is a major concern. “Resale values are the cornerstone of our business,” said Steven Hill, General Motors’ vice president of U.S. sales and service. Hill made this statement during a ceremony announcing the winners of Kelley Blue Book’s 2015 Best Resale Value Awards. The level of executives on hand to accept the awards reflects the current thinking on residuals. The model-year brand and category winners of the annual contest earned their spots as a result of projected retained value through the initial fiveyear ownership period. Subaru and Lexus earned top honors for best brand and best luxury brand (respectively), with Subaru claiming three model winners and Lexus producing six model winners from a total of 22 different segments. In addition, Chevrolet and Toyota each have five mod-
els winning 2015 Best Resale Value Awards, with the majority being trucks or SUVs. The entire list of Top 10 Best Resale Value vehicles is dominated this year by trucks, SUVs and crossovers. Kelley Blue Book’s Best Resale Value Awards are in its 13th year and are based on projections from the Kelley Blue Book Official Residual Value Guide. Eric Ibara, director of residual value consulting at Kelly Blue Book, said this year’s rankings were the closest ever. Kelley Blue Book residual values are established by automotive analysts that review the output from the statistical models built upon millions of transactions. Vehicles that earn the highest five-year residual values, expressed as a percentage of their original MSRP, are then selected. Low-volume vehicles and vehicles with an MSRP of more than $60,000 are excluded from consideration, except in the plug-in vehicle, luxury and high-performance categories.
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FULL-SIZE CAR Dodge Charger
HIGH PERFORMANCE CAR Chevrolet Corvette
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LUXURY COMPACT SUV/CROSSOVER Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
FULL-SIZE PICKUP TRUCK Toyota Tundra
SUBCOMPACT CAR Honda Fit
ENTRY-LEVEL LUXURY CAR Lexus RC 350
HYBRID/ALTERNATIVE ENERGY CAR Toyota Camry Hybrid
PLUG-IN VEHICLE Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid
LUXURY MID-SIZE SUV/CROSSOVER Lexus GX 460
MINIVAN/VAN Toyota Sienna
COMPACT CAR Subaru Impreza
LUXURY CAR Lexus GS 350
2015 BEST RESALE VALUE Top 10 Cars
COMPACT SUV/CROSSOVER Jeep Wrangler
LUXURY FULL-SIZE SUV/CROSSOVER Lexus LX 570
SPORTY COMPACT CAR Subaru WRX
HIGH-END LUXURY CAR Lexus LS 460
MID-SIZE SUV/CROSSOVER Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
HYBRID SUV/CROSSOVER Lexus RX 450h
MID-SIZE CAR Subaru Legacy
SPORTS CAR Chevrolet Camaro V6
Chevrolet Colorado Honda CR-V Chevrolet Silverado Jeep Wrangler Ford F-150 Toyota Tacoma GMC Canyon Toyota Tundra GMC Sierra Toyota 4Runner
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NEWS BRIEFS ServNet Adds Brasherâ€™s Sale
The ServNet Auction Group has announced the addition of its 32nd auction location: Brasherâ€™s Fresno Auto Auction in California. The Fresno facility was recently purchased by the Brasher family, and held its first sale under the Brasher banner on Jan. 16. The new auction facility is the eighth auction owned by the Brasher family, all of which are also ServNet auctions.
DealShield Announces Training
DealShield announced the launch of its Certified Buyer Program, a series of training modules designed to educate and inform buyers of the risks across the vehicle sourcing timeline and ways to mitigate those uncertainties. DealShieldâ€™s Certified Buyer Program is comprised of five modules designed around the phases of the vehicle sourcing risk landscape. The first four modules will take buyers through the various phases of sourcing, from research to retailing, and review the different risk mitigation opportunities. They will also look at the pros and cons of each method so buyers get a full, unbiased understanding of risk mitigation. The fifth and final module will provide advanced training on how DealShield products can be used to
not only mitigate risk on individual vehicles, but also to manage inventory levels and positively impact the bottom line. Buyers who complete all five modules will receive a certificate of completion. Buyers who also become DealShield 360 customers will earn Certified Buyer status, which offers benefits such as discounted rates, access to special products and services, a personal DealShield relationship manager and custom marketing materials. DealShieldâ€™s Purchase Protect and other guarantee products enable buyers to eliminate costly mistakes, protect against unknowns and gain greater peace of mind.
NADA Publishes Ad Guide
The National Automobile Dealers Association issued a new publication that will assist new-car dealers in complying with federal advertising requirements on the sale, financing and leasing of automotive products and services. A Dealer Guide to Federal Advertising Requirements provides exC R O S S WO R D by Myles Mellor
amples of â€œbadâ€? ads and â€œgoodâ€? ads and chapters on 41 different federal advertising topics, such as the use of discount claims, e-mail advertising, green marketing claims, Internet advertising, satisfaction guarantees and trigger terms. Readers can access the content quickly by the hyperlinked topics in the table of contents page in the PDF document. Since 2012, the FTC has initiated five separate rounds of advertising enforcement actions against 18 dealers in 12 states for multiple types of advertising violations, including actions against three dealers that the FTC announced last December.
Exeter Reduces Decision Time
Exeter Finance Corp. announced the completion of the rollout of its new originations platform, which reduces the typical decision time to less than 15 seconds. Additionally, Exeter Finance Corp. is now able to restructure the loans in real time. As a result of the full roll out of the new system, all Exeter loan applications will be processed through two operations centers: one in Irving, Exeterâ€™s new program typically provides decisions in 15 seconds or less, while still offering dealers the ability for rehashes and personalized service.
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Car buyers are coming into dealerships already having decided what they want to buy, often having found that car using a mobile device. That’s the main finding of AutoTrader.com’s 2015 Automotive Buyer Influence Study. In 2015, 72 percent of recent car buyers reported that they purchased the vehicle they had in mind when they first visited a dealership. This is a statistically significant increase from the 66 percent who reported doing so in 2014. This increase is being driven by used-car buyers, who exhibited the largest change year-over-year. In 2015, 71 percent of used-car buyers said they purchased the vehicle they intended, versus 63 percent in 2014. New-car buyers who reported this behavior stayed relatively flat year-over-year, with 77 percent in 2015, compared to 76 percent in 2014. “Over the past several years of conducting this study, we’ve seen significant changes in car buyers’ behaviors, particularly in how they are arriving at their purchase decisions,” said Jared Rowe, president of AutoTrader.com. “The Internet is providing an unprecedented level of transparency for car shoppers, enabling them to make informed car buying decisions that they can be confident about.” Used-car buyers are less likely to know what vehicle they are interested in purchasing when they begin the car shopping process, with just 29 percent reporting that they knew the exact model. This is significantly lower than 38 percent of new car buyers who have a vehicle in mind when they begin shopping. But by the time used-car buyers first visit the dealership, 71 percent purchase the make/model they have in mind. To arrive at their purchase decisions, used car buyers spent 16.6 hours shopping for a vehicle, up from 15.2 hours during the prior year. They are spending 77 percent
of their shopping time online - at 12.7 hours. The top three reasons used car buyers use the Internet to shop are: research pricing, find cars for sale and compare vehicles. “Buyers, and in particular, usedcar buyers, rely on the Internet to inform their car buying processes,” Rowe said. “The more information and transparency we, as an industry, can provide online, the easier it will be to help car shoppers turn into car buyers.” More of that time spent online shopping for a car is spent with a mobile device. The 2015 study shows that 42 percent of recent car buyers used multiple devices to shop for cars, compared to the 24 percent who used multiple devices in 2013. The increase in mobile device usage is being led by used car buyers, who showed the most significant increases in using smartphones and tablets for car shopping. “The power and proliferation of mobile devices in the US is undeniable, and consumers are rapidly turning to these devices as they shop for cars,” Rowe said. “The importance for all automotive advertisers to have a robust crossplatform presence cannot be underscored enough if they want to reach and influence consumers as they shop for cars.” The use of smartphones and tablets for car shopping both saw significant increases among recent buyers who used the Internet to shop for cars. In the 2015 study, 39 percent reported using a smartphone, compared to just 19 percent in 2013. Among those who use smartphones for car shopping, 65 percent use the device while visiting a dealership. For tablets, 35 percent reported using a tablet in the 2015 study, compared to 19 percent in 2013. Additionally, 25 percent of tablet users reported using that device while visiting a dealership.
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Tesla Founder Wants Competition By Jenny King
DETROIT – Projecting production of 100,000 units a year within a few years and a stated sales goal of 500,000 by 2020, Tesla CEO and co-founder Elon Musk said some degree of success for his company is assured. Musk, whose Tesla S fivepassenger longrange electric luxury sedan <dgf has been well reviewed, chided Dmkc the auto industry for its hesitation to commit resources to electric cars in the face of wavering demand and perceived economic issues. “Our mission is to transition the world to electric cars,” Musk said. Musk did acknowledge that Tesla, which sells direct and without a traditional franchise dealer network, has no procedure for handling trade-ins. But he dismissed the idea of joining other established auto retailers, saying, “We need our own stores before considering partnering with other dealers. We can live with
store limits.” Tesla sales and production numbers are not publicly announced. Musk said the company had hoped to deliver 33,000 cars in 2014, adding, “We sold in terms of orders more than that.” Musk said the company produces cars in batches for geographic areas. Sales last year in China were negatively affected by misunderstandings about charging vehicles. He said there are “communication issues that still need attention.” The second member to the Tesla line, the Model X sports car, will launch this summer “for sure,” he said. “This car is really good – something special,” Musk said. Plans for an electric car smaller than the Model S and likely priced in the mid-$30,000 range (even without tax credits) are well under way. The Model 3 is expected to be the company’s mainstream volume seller and should be in production by 2020, he said. “I’d be quite pleased to see other manufacturers increase production of electric cars,” Musk said. “In spite of lower gas prices, it’s still cheaper to operate an electric car.”
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STARTER INTERRUPT DEVICES OFFER DEALERS MORE CHOICES By Jeffrey Bellant
Starter-interrupt devices remain a critical tool for many buy-here, payhere stores, though each dealership may use them differently. Chris Leedom, president and CEO of the Leedom Group, said the collection devices offer more options today. Dealers who use the devices will use different types, according to dealers in Leedom twenty groups “About a third use strictly a starter-interrupt device, another third use strictly a GPS device and the final third use a combined GPS/ starter-interrupt device,” Leedom said. Leedom said it’s a big change from the early years when 100 percent of dealers were using exclusively starter-interrupt, before GPS became a part of the mix. “Most of the growth we’ve seen is in dealers using a combined device that has GPS capability as well as a starter-interrupt feature,” he said. While using a collection tool that has both features seems like a natural choice, some dealers chose to use GPS without starter-interrupt. “Some dealers choose only to use a GPS device because they are playing it conservatively,” he said. Their concern is – even though the tools are legal and widely used – they don’t want to “even have a hint” that the vehicle could be turned off, Leedom said. Starter-interrupts have always faced controversy, most recently in a New York Times article that told stories of customers have had vehicles shut off while driving or that dealers force the devices on customers. That was met with a big pushback from payment device companies like Passtime, which quickly put out a press release and responded on television news programs to challenge several of the article’s assertions. “I thought the New York Times did a poor job from a journalism perspective,” Leedom said. “It didn’t accurate-
ly (portray the industry).” Leedom said the paper seemed more interested in “a message” than fairly covering the issue. The industry has seen improvements in the devices over the years, such as the development of GPS functions and making the technology more userfriendly for dealers and their customers. “They’ve done a good job of integrating with Dealer Management Systems providers,” Leedom said. Today, the technology works more seamlessly with many DMS platforms. Plus, the technology can also be customized to a dealer’s preferences. Typically a driver might hear a tone from the device 48 hours before a payment is due. Then it may deliver a different tone on the due date and a “more obnoxious” tone once the payment is past due a certain number of days, Leedom said. Once a customer makes a payment, the dealer will issue a code on the receipt to keep the car starting. Depending on the dealer, customer and market, a starter-interrupt device can be an attraction or a barrier. “Some consumers like the device as a reminder,” Leedom said. “In some competitive markets, however, other dealers will actually (advertise) that ‘we don’t use devices on our cars.’” Jamie Davis, president of Davis Auto Center, New Church, Va., doesn’t use the devices because of his market and business model. He said the dealership considered using the devices, but decided against it. “We’re in a rural area,” Davis said. “Plus, we’ve had our clientele for years, so we just don’t lose that many cars.” He doesn’t feel it’s worth the cost. Davis’s customers are “cousins, brothers, aunts, uncles and daughters,” so he’s known his customers over many years. “They trust us enough to sell them a good car so we trust them enough not to have to install a device,” Davis said. He added that how the
dealership structures deals allows it to bypass collection devices. “We get a fairly substantial down payment,” Davis said, “so they have some money invested in the car.” The customer doesn’t need as much incentive to stay current with payments. “Plus, we probably underwrite a little tougher than most people do,” Davis said. “If it was just a case where ‘if you have $500 down, we’ll let you roll today,’ then maybe it would be different.” The Leedom Group has recently analyzed the usage of these tools among its dealers and learned that while the majority of dealers – 70 percent – don’t use them, the number of users has increased, especially with the combined GPS/ starter-interrupt devices. Leedom said the choice for a combined device makes a lot of sense and offers dealers some good options. Dealers use the GPS to find the car and may only use the starter-interrupt device when they need to reach the customer. So in those cases, the dealer will use an on-demand feature that allows them to forgo the beeping tones a week or two before a payment is due and only use it to reach out when the customer is being nonresponsive. Leedom said he’s seeing potential changes in how devices are used. Gone may be the regular use of the constant beeping reminder. Leedom said in today’s regulatory environment, “somebody may win an argument that it’s some form of electronic repossession.” Leedom disagrees with the argument, but it is being made in several states. He expects growth to continue in the usage of payment devices, specifically in the ones that use both GPS and starter-interrupt technology. One main reason is the bottom line. “The investment dealers are making in inventory – on a per transaction basis – is as high as it’s ever been and dealers want to
protect that investment,” Leedom said. So the $100 to $150 for a device can be good protection for that investment. Keith Hagler, owner of Taylor Auto Credit, Taylor, Texas, just began using a combined GPS/starter-interrupt device. “I went 23 years without them,” he said. “I’ve used them the last two years.” For Hagler, the jury is still out. The cost is high and they’re not a “fix all” for collections. He was persuaded to use them by fellow dealers who insisted they are a great investment. “If you use them as a tool and use them right, they’re good,” Hagler said. “But
it’s easier to just shut them off. “You have to use it right. You have to have a good policy,” Hagler said. He said he’s used it different ways, but now he won’t turn off car until it’s in repossession status. The dealership checks the GPS to make sure the car’s not at a Walmart so they don’t leave a customer stranded. Hagler won’t cut off a car quickly because he ultimately wants to keep the customer. Since Hagler’s using it more as a repossession tool than as a typical payment collection device, he has considered switching to a cheaper GPS-only device. Hagler said some dealers finance deeper because they
Dealer consultant Chris Leedom said payment assurance technology has improved, giving dealers more control over how to use them. sometimes your collectors get too dependent on them and get lazy.” Collectors may not make their collection calls or do their due diligence because
have the device, but that isn’t a good reason. “It doesn’t make a better customer just because you know where they are and can turn them off.”
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their service providers,” Miller said. While these attacks can affect thousands of consumers, the numbers actually harmed are usually much smaller, said Kristin Mathews, an attorney with Proskauer Rose LLP. The problem for the companies who suffer a breach comes from the scrutiny brought by the press, regulators and trial lawyers. So what can companies do to protect themselves from both the attacks and the fall out? People are still the key component, said Boulton Fernando, chief security officer for Toyota Financial Services. It’s critical to raise the level of awareness about methods of cyber attacks, he said. While it is nearly impossible to create a fool-proof system to keep out hackers, Fernando said a strong system will cause hackers to move onto other targets. Mathews said dealers and finance companies must have a plan if there is a breach, just as they do for other disasters. This plan must include all the services that will be used after a breach, from a forensic computer firm to a PR agency to a direct mail service to contact customers, she said. Mathews said that once a company has assessed the extent of a breach, they should contact regulators and law enforcement. The earlier they are brought into the process, the better they will view the company.
Cadillac Wants Boutique Stores DETROIT (AP) _ In an effort to better compete with BMW and Mercedes, Cadillac wants about 700 smaller U.S. dealers to create “boutique’’ stores that focus on the General Motors luxury brand. The move is designed to improve a customer’s buying experience so it matches or exceeds other luxury brands. Cadillac now has 929 dealerships nationwide. About 200 have exclusive space for Cadillac, while 700 more sell the luxury brand along with Chevrolet or other GM brands. Those would become boutique locations with specially trained salespeople and service and luxury features. No dealerships would be closed. In an interview, de Nysschen said the strategy is part of his mission to “take this brand right back to the pinnacle of premium.’’ Cadillac’s dealer network is far larger than those of competing brands, serving more small markets than other car companies. But that
has its disadvantages, he said, because some dealerships sell Cadillacs “out the back door’’ of Chevrolet stores. “We both know that this is not the right thing for Cadillac,’’ he said. “But I also do not want to force upon you to build a large Taj Mahal mausoleum for the brand because it is not an investment that’s appropriate to the market size that you’re in.’’ Instead, de Nysschen said he wants to work with dealers to set aside space for Cadillac with boutique showrooms that might hold only two cars. The new stores would feature electronic systems that would let shoppers quickly configure several models as well as exterior colors and other options. The systems could even show holograms of the cars. GM says it won’t close dealerships and there will be financial incentives to reward dealers for investments.
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START YOUR ENGINES: Dealers attend the first sale at Manheim Charlotte, a cooperative operation between Manheim and Hendrick Automotive Group. Janet Barnard, Manheim’s president of North America, said this takes mobile sales to a whole new level.
Manheim has established Manheim Charlotte, an onsite auction operation at a Hendrick Automotive Group dealership in Concord, N.C. The four-lane, retrofitted operation that opened in early January takes advantage of Manheim technology and staffing such as Simulcast, auctioneers, auction block support, and full-time employees. This is the second auction operation that Manheim has created for Hendrick Automotive Group. The first one opened last year in Charleston, S.C. “When we look for better ways to source more used cars and create more efficient remarketing strategies, we look to Manheim,” said Chris Little, Hendrick Automotive Group’s vice president of variable operations. “Our deep collaboration and partnership is generating the type of solutions we need to grow and better compete.” Manheim Charlotte, formerly Hendrick Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Concord, which is now located at Hendrick Auto Mall Concord, hosts weekly Wednesday sales that are open to registered dealers. The four sale lanes in Concord are numbered in honor of Hendrick Motorsports’ NASCAR drivers: Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88), Jeff Gordon (24), Jimmie Johnson (48) and Kasey Kahne (5). Manheim Charlotte held its first sale on Jan. 7, attended by nearly 600 dealers who bought 86 percent of the 508 vehicles offered for sale. “When a key customer such as Hendrick Automotive shares its future vision and business goals with us, it allows us to explore a variety
of new and different possibilities,” said Susie Heins, Manheim’s vice president of dealer sales. “Manheim Charlotte is the direct result of how deep collaboration between our companies can deliver win-win results.” In March 2014, Manheim opened a one-lane retrofitted location at a Hendrick Automotive Group dealership facility in Charleston, S.C. Manheim Charlotte differs from the Charleston location in that it has a full-time, onsite staff, offers services such as vehicle inspections and takes vehicles from all Hendrick Automotive Dealerships in North Carolina. The 49,000-square-foot facility will include a covered area for auction staff to write condition reports on vehicles. Manheim and Hendrick Automotive have been working together for more than 10 years. During this time, Manheim has delivered a variety of business solutions, including the sales locations in Concord and Charleston, Dealer Trade Networks, remarketing training for the company’s used-car directors, and consulting services that have led to more efficient and profitable solutions. Hendrick Automotive Group, which operates more than 90 dealerships in the U.S., selected Manheim as its exclusive remarketing partner effective January 2014. This partnership selects Manheim as Hendrick’s primary source for remarketing wholesale inventory through its physical locations, mobile auctions and online. Manheim also has exclusive agreemnents with Sonic Automotive and Go Financial.
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Academy Readies for New Class The auto auction industryâ€™s training and development program, Auction Academy, achieved significant milestones in 2014. The Academy graduated its inaugural class group â€“ Next Generation Leaders, which had been dubbed the Sons & Daughters class â€“ in the first quarter of the year. The Academy commemorated the event with a series of ceremonies and events at the CAR/IARA/NAAA Conference. The following quarter, the Academy graduated its second class, the Managers/Directors, during the IARA Summer Roundtable in Chicago. Both graduation sessions also included visits to area auctions, ADESA-Las Vegas and Americaâ€™s Auto Auction-Chicago, as well as the study of a number of academic topics. Later in 2014 the Academy fielded its third class, which held three sessions, in Nashville, Tenn., Spokane, Wash., and Dallas. Participants in this group include Ryan Bateman (Sanford Auto Dealers Exchange), Julie Daniel (NextGear Capital), Brandon Derrick (Memphis Auto Auction), Matthew Groller (Bel Air Auto Auction); Heath Hale (Alliance Auto Auction); Wanda Jowers (Carolina Auto Auction); Ashley Magee (Alliance Auto Auction), Bill McCready (Southeastern Auto Auction of Savannah), Ryan Milletics (Harrisburg Auto Auction), Jodie Plaunt (Grand Rapids Auto Auction), Angelica Rotsart (Lynnway Auto Auction), Shelly Walker (Pitts-
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Recall Board Names Members Former Secretary of Transportation and White House Chief of Staff Samuel Skinner announced that six leading experts in transportation safety, manufacturing, quality assurance and engineering will join him on the Independent Takata Corporation Quality Assurance Panel. Skinner was appointed by Takata Corp. last month to lead the panel. In addition to Skinner, members include Marion C. Blakey, Nelda J. Connors, John C. Landgraf, Dr. Julio M. Ottino, Dr. Jeffrey Runge and John W. Snow. â€œI look forward to leading this important effort to ensure that Takata is responsive whenever questions are raised about the quality or safety of its air bags,â€? Skinner said. â€œEach member of our panel is a highly respected and accomplished professional in areas directly relevant to our review.â€? The panel will review and assess Takataâ€™s current policies, practices, procedures, structure and personnel to ensure that Takata is fully and promptly responsive to the travel-
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KAR Auction Services Inc. recently announced several personnel moves. KAR has appointed Chief Executive Officer Jim Hallett as chairman of the board of directors. Hallett joined the KAR group of companies in 1993, when he joined ADESA Canada as president. He has been with that company since that time, except for a few years AaeÛ at Columbus Fair ?Ydd]ll Auto Auction. Automotive Finance Corp., the company’s floor plan subsidiary announced that Joe Keadle has been promoted to senior vice president of operations. Keadle will report directly to John Hammer, CEO and president. In his new role, Keadle will oversee all field operation functions including branch operations, sales and training. He will focus on developing, leading and coordinating AFC field operations while assuring the standardization of all operating practices and procedures and will be instrumental in leading AFC’s growth initiatives.
Keadle joined AFC in 2010 as regional manager and in 2011 was promoted to vice president of operations for the west division. Keadle has more than 20 years of experience and has held a wide variety of positions in the financial services and automotive industries. Prior to joining AFC, he served in a variety of roles for a multi-franchise dealership group including business manager, new-car sales manager and used-car sales manager. While at Wachovia Bank in Charleston, S.C., he developed and managed dealer relationships. Keadle was the national floor plan development manager at New South Federal Savings Bank. He holds a bachelor’s of science degree from the College of Charleston. The company’s ADESA subsidiary announced that John Hoctor has been named senior vice president of strategic initiatives. In this role, Hoctor will oversee ADESA’s online dealer-to-dealer efforts, including both Dealer Connect and TradeRev in the United States, with a key focus on strategic growth initiatives in the dealer-to-dealer space. Hoctor will also maintain his current responsibilities with AutoVIN, an ADESA subsidiary. Prior to joining AutoVIN, Hoctor
served as the national director of remarketing for World Omni Financial Corp. Hoctor also spent several years in the retail automotive world at the Maroone Automotive Group and the Esserman Automotive Group, working in all areas of dealership operations. Hoctor holds an MBA from the University of Miami and a bachelor’s degree from Duke University..
NextGear Capital has appointed Adam Galema to the role of vice president of finance. In this role, Galema will lead the company’s treasury, accounting, and financial planning and analysis (FP&A) teams while helping ensure NextGear Capital is positioned properly for future growth. Galema has been with NextGear Capital since 2005, starting as accounting manager before being promoted to controller in 2009, where he was instrumental in the development of the company’s treasury and accounting systems. Prior to joining NextGear Capital, Galema spent four years with Enterprise Rent-a-Car as an accounting supervisor. An Indiana native, Galema holds a bachelor’s in account-
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Equifax Inc. announced the expansion of its automotive services team. Angelica Jeffreys joins as vice president and automotive dealer leader. John Giamalvo joins as vice president of dealer services. Jeffreys’ responsibilities include developing a tactical plan to inform and support the auto strategy for dealers, as well as identifying and implementing key growth drivers. Prior to Equi8f_]da[Y fax, Jeffreys was A]^^j]qk vice president of strategic partnerships for DealerRater. Before that, she held several sales leadership roles at Cox Automotive’s AutoTrader. Giamalvo will oversee the collaboration among top national dealer groups and enterprise alliances to provide auto insights and solutions. Prior to joining Equifax, Giamalvo served as director of dealer initiatives for Edmunds.com.
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Jay North, president, Jay North LLC, Springfield, Ohio: “We’ve had different locations under different names, but I’m basically a secondgeneration dealer. My father started a form of the business in the 1960s. I have one location. “We like to stock around 45 to 50 vehicles, but I only have about 40 right now. We also have a sideline selling trailers. They are racecar trailers, utility trailers, etc. “I sell straight retail. “We’re low volume. A good month for us would be 20 cars. “The town we’re in is a smaller, blue-collar town. So a lot of people are relying on their tax money and credit is not the best. It’s just a different market than Columbus, just 30 miles east of us. We’ve had some traffic (in mid-January), but it’s been kind of slow. “Our average price is under $10,000. We’re probably $8,000 to $10,000 on average. We also carry a few
trucks and SUVs that would be in the low teens. “I would say we’re 60 percent cars and 40 percent trucks and SUVs. “Predominately we get our vehicles from auctions. Columbus Fair Auto Auction, Manheim Ohio and Manheim Cincinnati are the three main ones we use. “Our average car is probably six- to eight-years old and average mileage is anywhere between 80,000 and 120,000. It’s harder to find the lower mileage at auctions. “We have a service and detail department. Normally, what I try to do is pay a little more for the nicer, cleaner cars and avoid the rusty cars. Relatively speaking, I’m trying to find the cream of the crop by paying a little bit more for them. So we have to ask a little bit more to sell them. “Average reconditioning is probably about $500. In years past, we had sent them out to have them serviced and we’d have to wait to get them serviced if they had a ‘check engine’ light.
Compiled by Jeffrey Bellant Now we have someone here who does that work so that helps us turn them around quickly. We started doing that in 2008. “We have a website and pretty much the rest of our advertising is through Cars. com and AutoTrader.com. “One recent car we sold was a 2008 Hyundai Sonata Limited with 98,000 miles. The sale price was $8,400 plus tax and title. “I believe we’re in a business climate where there will still be a weeding out of the smaller, less aggressive dealer who’s not willing to take a chance. “But there’s always going to be a place for an independent who keeps his finger on the pulse of the market.”
Jamie Davis, general manager, Davis Auto Center, New Church, Va.: “We’ve been in business since 1949. My grandfather, Carter Davis Sr., started the dealership. We’re in our 66th year. “On average we keep 20 cars on the lot, but this time
of the year (tax season) we keep about 35. That’s still lower than this time last year. It’s just the way it’s worked out. I haven’t had time to go to many sales. So I’ve been buying (via) simulcast. It’s tough to get the decent buys when you’re simulcasting. “We’ll get vehicles online (via OVE.com) and through simulcast – where I’m actually bidding on a car – and we’ll take trades, of course. I’m doing things a little different this year. I’m looking at more condition reports, trying to get cars that aren’t so expensive (running through the service) shop. I’m looking at tires and other things that I wouldn’t normally have looked at before. “We’re a buy-here, payhere dealership. “We’re trying to figure out what sells. What’s supposed to be selling in our area isn’t selling. “Sales are way down from where they were. We’ve had a couple of big players that have come in and taken a big bite out of our sales. So now
we’re averaging about 12 a month. “The average retail price is $10,900. “The average down payment in 2014 was $1,850. You just have to ask for it. We found the lower down payments just don’t perform as well. “Our average term is 30 to 32 months. “The average model year is a 2007 with 85,000 to 90,000 miles. “We carry 60 percent domestics and 40 percent imports. “We sell 75 percent cars and the rest are SUVs and trucks. I could sell any decent truck I get my hands on. I just can’t find a decent truck. The SUVs are kind of dwindling for us and vans are dead. “We’re trying to get a handle on our reconditioning costs, we’ve got it down to $600. We do that in-house. “We have our website and do some local newspaper advertising. “We sold a 2004 Colorado this week. It had 94,000 miles and we got $10,500.”
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WHOLESALE MARKETS CALIFORNIA
Frank Verducci, general manager, Brasher’s San Jose Auto Auction, San Jose, Calif. “We just celebrated our fourth year in business, so this will be our fifth year. “Volume has been picking up actually. We’ve been getting a lot more trades. We started off this year pretty strong, with the first sale of the year being a recordbreaker. We ran 350 and sold 200. “We’ve followed that up with some pretty strong numbers. We started strong last year pretty good, too. Then (in January) we had a good mix of cars and good buyers in the lanes. It’s carried over the last couple of weeks. “Sales percentages are running at 56 to 57 percent. “We’re currently set up to run four lanes and draw between 150 to 170 (bidders) in the lanes. It sounds like many of our dealers are doing well. I was at the National Automobile Dealers Association convention recently and saw a couple of
dealers. They said they hope their year stays as strong as it’s started out. “We have some bank repossessions and some fleet, but we’re probably, conservatively, 85 percent (dealer consignment). “Repos for us were light going into the latter part of 2014, but it seems like they’ve picked up. I’m not sure it’s indicative of the market, or just us. I’ve talked to a lot of lenders and they’ve said their repos are down actually. But we’ve been out knocking on more doors trying to get those cars in here. “We also have a book sheet sale. We go to mostly newcar dealers and take their aged inventory, get copies of their book sheets and then do an online sale. We have some dealers in the room bidding live and a majority of dealers bidding online during that sale. “That’s part of United Vehicle Auctions, which Brasher’s bought. So it’s a work in process. “We now have an onsite detail company. We try to get dealers to use it. A lot of
Compiled by Jeffrey Bellant dealers don’t want to spend the money. “I come from a retail background, so my feeling is if your cars look good they will sell. Everybody’s watching their nickels and dimes, but it’s like anything else. What draws your eyes to the car before you start it up is how it looks. “The average price in the lanes is probably in the $7,00 to $8,000 range. “Looking at all the activity out there, I’m expecting an up year.”
Todd Givant, general manager, Des Moines Auto Auction, Des Moines, Iowa: “We opened our doors in January 2008. It’s probably one of the toughest times to start, but I guess it makes (other difficult times) not as tough. “This building has been around for a while. ADESA bought the previous auction and moved it to a different location. We bought this auction in 2006. “The auction originally
had three lanes. We’re in the middle of adding two more lanes. We should have (the additional lanes) open this spring. “We averaged just shy of 400 cars per week in volume last year. It was about the same at our most recent sale (in January). “We’re anticipating a little bit of growth this year. We’ve been pretty fortunate to have steady growth on both the buyer side and the seller side over the years. “We’ve never been in a place where we had a lot of cars and no buyers or a lot of buyers and no cars. It’s been steady. “We’re no big dog or anything. We just feel that you bend over backwards for your customer everyday and hopefully it works out. “Our sales percentage was about 70 percent when we first started out, running 75 cars a week. In 2014, we were at 68 percent. “Our average vehicle sale price is probably close to $4,500. We’re probably 95 percent dealer consignment and we’ve mainly been that way.
“We’re getting more later model stuff, where we didn’t at the beginning. I don’t know if we could have supported a later model vehicle when we first started. “Year over year, it gets pretty strong here around tax time. “What I hear from a lot of dealers is that they are (doing OK), but not blowing the doors off in their businesses. “We’re fortunate to get support from buyers, with somewhere around 240 to 250 people in the lanes. “Buyers are coming from Des Moines and surrounding Iowa. We’ve also been getting support from dealers in the contiguous states, with people coming from Missouri, Nebraska and Minnesota. “Since we try to keep our fees down – they’re probably some of the lowest around – that gives buyers the ability to buy more or afford that transportation. “We take care of everybody the same way, whether it’s the guy who buys one or the guy who sells 100. Everybody’s important to us.”
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ACTUAL WHOLESALE AND PROJECTED RESIDUAL VALUES JANUARY 2014
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2013 MODELS Domestic Cars Buick LaCrosse 4D Sedan Cadillac CTS 3.6 4D Sedan Chevrolet Cruze LS 4D Sedan Chevrolet Impala LS 4D Sedan Chrysler 300 base 4D Sedan Chrysler 200 Touring 4D Sedan Ford Focus SE 4D Sedan Ford Mustang base 2D Coupe Ford Taurus SEL 4D Sedan Lincoln MKS 4D Sedan Import Cars Acura TL base 4D Sedan BMW 3-Series 328i 4D Sedan BMW 7-Series 750Li 4D Sedan Honda Accord LX 4D Sedan Hyundai Sonata GLS 4D Sedan 2.4 Lexus ES 350 4D Luxury Sedan Mercedes-Benz E Class E350 4D Luxury Sedan Mitsubishi Lancer ES 4D Sedan Nissan Altima base 4D Sedan Nissan Altima S 4D Sedan 3.5 Nissan Sentra S 4D Sedan Toyota Camry LE 4D Sedan Toyota Corolla LE 4D Sedan Volkswagen Jetta SEL 4D Sedan Trucks BMW X3 XDrive28i 4D SAC Cadillac Escalade base 4D Utility AWD Cadillac SRX Luxury 4D Utility AWD Chevrolet Equinox LS 4D Utility FWD Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Ext Cab 4D Chevrolet Tahoe LS 4D Utility 4WD Dodge Grand Caravan SE Wagon Ford Edge SEL 4D Utility Ford Escape SEL 4D Utility 4WD Ford Explorer XLT 4D Utility 4WD Ford F150 XLT Supercab Ford Flex SEL 4D Utility Honda CR-V LX 4D Utility AWD Honda Odyssey LX Wagon Honda Pilot EX-L 4D Utility 4WD w/RES Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4D Utility 4WD
Jan-14 $22,350 $27,300 $12,250 $13,100 $20,150 $12,800 $12,650 $16,300 $17,150 $24,700 Jan-14 $25,200 $30,650 $71,900 $17,000 $13,700 $32,600 $39,000 $11,600 $14,000 $17,750 $12,450 $16,150 $12,800 $15,550 Jan-14 $35,300 $48,450 $30,900 $17,550 $21,125 $32,200 $15,800 $19,625 $19,950 $26,950 $21,375 $19,850 $19,200 $19,950 $29,225 $25,575
Jul-14 $20,700 $26,800 $12,050 $12,750 $20,500 $13,400 $12,950 $17,000 $17,700 $25,900 Jul-14 $23,350 $28,650 $66,000 $17,200 $14,250 $32,800 $35,600 $12,050 $13,500 $16,800 $12,750 $16,300 $13,500 $16,150 Jul-14 $31,750 $45,900 $30,100 $17,900 $22,300 $30,450 $15,500 $22,700 $18,750 $27,500 $22,600 $22,100 $19,300 $20,950 $29,100 $24,800
2012 MODELS Jan-15 $17,050 $23,400 $9,950 $10,400 $17,250 $11,050 $10,600 $15,200 $15,050 $21,150 Jan-15 $21,700 $25,700 $55,400 $14,800 $12,150 $29,600 $30,600 $10,150 $11,600 $14,900 $11,050 $13,300 $11,800 $14,800 Jan-15 $28,700 $42,300 $27,500 $13,650 $22,350 $28,200 $12,450 $19,400 $17,400 $25,450 $20,500 $19,950 $18,250 $20,150 $27,850 $23,000
Projected Figures Jan-16 Jan-17 $15,125 $13,350 $18,875 $16,175 $8,425 $7,400 $8,875 $7,850 $14,050 $12,175 $9,100 $7,875 $8,325 $7,200 $12,325 $10,875 $12,675 $11,000 $19,275 $17,125 Jan-16 Jan-17 $17,950 $15,775 $20,150 $16,850 $46,875 $39,750 $12,300 $10,900 $9,825 $8,400 $23,050 $19,775 $25,250 $21,425 $8,500 $7,375 $9,800 $8,600 $12,150 $10,575 $8,600 $7,450 $11,350 $10,050 $9,125 $8,050 $11,875 $10,675 Jan-16 Jan-17 $23,875 $20,550 $35,925 $31,600 $23,325 $20,775 $11,025 $9,275 $17,100 $15,400 $22,625 $20,275 $9,800 $8,025 $15,450 $13,325 $13,725 $11,700 $20,100 $17,250 $16,575 $14,500 $15,975 $13,600 $14,750 $12,975 $16,250 $14,400 $22,975 $20,575 $17,675 $15,075
2011 MODELS Domestic Cars Buick LaCrosse CX 4D Sedan Cadillac DTS 4D Sedan Chevrolet Cruze LS 4D Sedan Chevrolet Impala LS 4D Sedan Chrysler 300 base 4D Sedan Chrysler 200 Touring 4D Sedan Ford Focus SE 4D Sedan Ford Mustang base 2D Coupe Ford Taurus SEL 4D Sedan Lincoln Town Car Signature Limited 4D Sedan Import Cars Acura TL base 4D Sedan BMW 3-Series 328i 4D Sedan BMW 7-Series 750Li 4D Sedan Honda Accord LX 4D Sedan Hyundai Sonata GLS 4D Sedan 2.4 Lexus ES 350 4D Luxury Sedan Mercedes-Benz E Class E350 4D Luxury Sedan Mitsubishi Lancer ES 4D Sedan Nissan Altima base 4D Sedan Nissan Altima S 4D Sedan Nissan Sentra base 4D Sedan Toyota Camry LE 4D Sedan Toyota Corolla LE 4D Sedan Volkswagen Jetta SEL 4D Sedan Trucks BMW X3 XDrive28i 4D SAC Cadillac Escalade base 4D Utility AWD Cadillac SRX Luxury 4D Utility AWD Chevrolet Colorado LT Crew Cab 4WD Z85 Chevrolet Equinox LS 4D Utility FWD Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Ext Cab 4D Chevrolet Tahoe LS 4D Utility 4WD Dodge Grand Caravan Express Wagon Ford Edge SEL 4D Utility Ford Escape XLT 4D Utility 4WD Ford Explorer XLT 4D Utility 4WD Ford F150 XLT Supercab Ford Flex SEL 4D Utility Honda CR-V LX 4D Utility 4WD Honda Odyssey LX Wagon Honda Pilot EX-L 4D Utility 4WD w/RES
Jan-14 $14,250 $21,200 $9,800 $9,500 $15,500 $9,800 $9,350 $13,200 $13,600 $21,600 Jan-14 $20,200 $20,250 $45,300 $13,200 $11,100 $23,800 $29,400 $10,050 $10,100 $11,400 $9,550 $12,250 $10,300 $13,050 Jan-14 $29,200 $40,500 $23,850 $18,650 $12,250 $17,975 $24,525 $11,475 $17,700 $13,200 $24,775 $18,350 $17,700 $15,700 $17,050 $24,700
Jul-14 $13,100 $18,550 $10,050 $9,900 $15,550 $11,100 $9,350 $13,400 $14,200 $21,700 Jul-14 $19,000 $19,300 $39,900 $12,800 $11,550 $21,800 $26,500 $9,250 $10,350 $11,650 $9,650 $12,300 $11,000 $12,800 Jul-14 $25,550 $36,150 $22,750 $19,050 $12,000 $19,100 $24,200 $12,000 $17,800 $13,300 $23,000 $19,100 $18,000 $14,700 $17,000 $23,650
Domestic Cars Buick LaCrosse 4D Sedan Cadillac CTS 3.6 4D Sedan Chevrolet Cruze LS 4D Sedan Chevrolet Impala LS 4D Sedan Chrysler 300 base 4D Sedan Chrysler 200 Touring 4D Sedan Ford Focus SE 4D Sedan Ford Mustang base 2D Coupe Ford Taurus SEL 4D Sedan Lincoln MKS 4D Sedan Import Cars Acura TL base 4D Sedan BMW 3-Series 328i 4D Sedan BMW 7-Series 750Li 4D Sedan Honda Accord LX 4D Sedan Hyundai Sonata GLS 4D Sedan 2.4 Lexus ES 350 4D Luxury Sedan Mercedes-Benz E Class E350 4D Luxury Sedan Mitsubishi Lancer ES 4D Sedan Nissan Altima base 4D Sedan Nissan Altima S 4D Sedan Nissan Sentra base 4D Sedan Toyota Camry LE 4D Sedan Toyota Corolla LE 4D Sedan Volkswagen Jetta SEL 4D Sedan Trucks BMW X3 XDrive28i 4D SAC Cadillac Escalade base 4D Utility AWD Cadillac SRX Luxury 4D Utility AWD Chevrolet Colorado LT Crew Cab 4WD Z85 Chevrolet Equinox LS 4D Utility FWD Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Ext Cab 4D Chevrolet Tahoe LS 4D Utility 4WD Dodge Grand Caravan SE Wagon Ford Edge SEL 4D Utility Ford Escape XLT 4D Utility 4WD Ford Explorer XLT 4D Utility 4WD Ford F150 XLT Supercab Ford Flex SEL 4D Utility Honda CR-V LX 4D Utility AWD Honda Odyssey LX Wagon Honda Pilot EX-L 4D Utility 4WD w/RES
Jan-14 $19,950 $22,600 $10,750 $11,200 $17,350 $11,250 $11,150 $14,600 $15,250 $20,700 Jan-14 $22,600 $25,700 $57,600 $14,700 $12,300 $27,800 $33,400 $10,900 $11,350 $12,650 $10,700 $14,150 $11,500 $14,200 Jan-14 $32,400 $44,850 $26,350 $20,150 $14,000 $19,350 $29,150 $13,650 $19,125 $15,150 $25,950 $19,975 $18,300 $17,500 $18,750 $27,850
Jul-14 $17,800 $22,850 $11,000 $11,700 $17,600 $12,200 $11,500 $15,100 $15,750 $22,300 Jul-14 $21,150 $25,150 $49,600 $14,400 $12,850 $25,400 $30,300 $11,500 $11,700 $13,000 $10,700 $14,800 $12,400 $14,250 Jul-14 $28,000 $41,450 $26,350 $20,900 $14,150 $21,100 $28,300 $14,100 $20,900 $15,250 $26,100 $21,500 $21,500 $17,400 $18,950 $27,100
Jan-15 $15,650 $19,900 $8,700 $9,250 $14,950 $10,100 $9,200 $13,500 $13,500 $18,300 Jan-15 $19,300 $22,900 $43,850 $11,650 $10,950 $22,800 $26,300 $9,100 $9,650 $10,950 $9,350 $12,000 $10,550 $12,600 Jan-15 $26,300 $36,850 $23,900 $19,900 $11,250 $20,450 $26,200 $10,450 $18,400 $13,350 $23,450 $19,450 $18,750 $16,800 $17,750 $25,900
Projected Figures Jan-16 Jan-17 $13,175 $11,500 $15,950 $13,525 $7,425 $6,425 $7,650 $6,750 $11,900 $10,100 $7,900 $6,700 $7,250 $6,225 $10,775 $9,575 $11,200 $9,525 $15,650 $13,650 Jan-16 Jan-17 $16,050 $13,800 $17,350 $14,375 $36,275 $30,725 $10,300 $9,175 $8,575 $7,250 $18,800 $16,525 $21,375 $17,925 $7,675 $6,500 $8,425 $7,300 $9,400 $8,125 $7,325 $6,350 $10,100 $8,900 $8,350 $7,275 $10,775 $9,200 Jan-16 Jan-17 $21,025 $17,800 $31,600 $26,925 $20,050 $17,500 $16,350 $14,325 $9,025 $7,525 $15,325 $13,575 $21,075 $18,475 $8,000 $6,450 $14,075 $12,000 $10,650 $9,025 $17,975 $15,225 $15,000 $12,950 $14,425 $12,150 $13,425 $11,775 $14,525 $12,550 $21,200 $18,375
Jan-15 $10,650 $13,000 $5,050 $7,250 $9,800 $6,700 $6,850 $10,300 $11,050 $14,650 Jan-15 $15,350 $13,900 $29,300 $9,100 $7,050 $16,400 $20,300 $7,250 $7,350 $8,650 $6,650 $9,250 $7,900 $9,250 Jan-15 $20,400 $30,700 $17,450 $16,050 $8,275 $16,150 $22,200 $8,950 $12,600 $9,650 $12,950 $14,450 $12,850 $11,900 $10,600 $18,700
Projected Figures Jan-16 Jan-17 $8,500 $7,225 $9,700 $8,050 $4,225 $3,675 $5,825 $4,950 $8,450 $7,125 $4,675 $3,700 $5,350 $4,475 $8,350 $7,250 $8,600 $7,125 $11,700 $9,500 Jan-16 Jan-17 $12,200 $10,050 $11,150 $9,300 $24,650 $20,650 $7,825 $6,800 $5,600 $4,625 $13,900 $11,800 $15,150 $12,200 $5,500 $4,550 $6,275 $5,325 $7,125 $6,025 $5,425 $4,575 $7,725 $6,725 $6,275 $5,425 $7,375 $6,225 Jan-16 Jan-17 $16,125 $13,325 $24,075 $19,600 $14,425 $11,875 $12,850 $11,175 $6,350 $5,250 $12,725 $11,000 $16,500 $13,725 $6,100 $4,750 $9,825 $8,325 $7,525 $6,250 $9,975 $8,075 $11,275 $9,600 $10,125 $8,650 $9,950 $8,675 $9,250 $7,850 $14,775 $12,400
2010 MODELS Jan-15 $11,200 $16,400 $7,750 $8,150 $13,400 $9,200 $7,600 $11,800 $12,100 $18,950 Jan-15 $17,300 $18,200 $35,100 $10,300 $9,650 $19,400 $22,700 $8,100 $8,450 $9,750 $8,000 $10,500 $9,450 $11,150 Jan-15 $23,950 $32,650 $20,750 $17,900 $9,800 $18,950 $23,600 $9,950 $16,400 $11,450 $21,450 $17,450 $15,950 $14,000 $14,400 $22,350
Projected Figures Jan-16 Jan-17 $9,500 $8,200 $11,700 $9,800 $6,725 $5,750 $6,650 $5,775 $10,300 $8,675 $6,975 $5,850 $6,150 $5,225 $9,725 $8,625 $9,825 $8,250 $14,750 $12,125 Jan-16 Jan-17 $14,000 $11,975 $13,275 $11,175 $29,750 $25,100 $9,025 $7,950 $7,375 $6,125 $16,400 $14,425 $17,850 $14,700 $6,400 $5,350 $7,250 $6,225 $8,175 $6,975 $6,400 $5,500 $8,850 $7,825 $7,450 $6,425 $8,725 $7,375 Jan-16 Jan-17 $18,525 $15,400 $26,875 $22,625 $17,100 $14,575 $14,425 $12,575 $7,600 $6,225 $14,175 $12,450 $18,625 $16,050 $7,225 $5,725 $12,050 $10,200 $9,100 $7,650 $15,975 $13,275 $13,250 $11,350 $12,625 $10,625 $11,500 $10,100 $11,975 $10,325 $18,025 $15,275
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Jan-14 $12,500 $17,600 $6,800 $8,050 $12,350 $8,200 $8,050 $11,950 $12,800 $17,450 Jan-14 $18,200 $16,850 $38,150 $11,750 $8,250 $20,600 $25,800 $8,850 $8,900 $10,200 $9,000 $10,750 $9,150 $11,300 Jan-14 $24,650 $36,550 $21,400 $16,950 $10,925 $16,825 $21,575 $9,600 $15,500 $12,000 $16,075 $15,425 $15,625 $14,200 $13,850 $21,750
Jul-14 $11,550 $14,900 $6,050 $8,700 $12,150 $7,850 $8,000 $12,000 $13,350 $17,400 Jul-14 $17,100 $14,900 $33,950 $11,250 $8,000 $18,800 $23,300 $8,400 $9,050 $10,350 $8,400 $10,900 $9,450 $10,300 Jul-14 $22,150 $32,200 $20,450 $17,200 $10,375 $16,900 $22,300 $9,600 $14,000 $11,100 $14,750 $15,550 $14,400 $13,100 $12,500 $20,100
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Disconnected Jottings From Tony Moorby... In the old days, one of the ways to improve the value of a used car was to â€œclockâ€? it; you know, turn the miles back. It was easily achieved, in most cases with access to the back of the instrument
by an upright dealer network. I refer specifically to the used car industry because the typical new car dealer wouldnâ€™t go anywhere near the retailing of used cars
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panel being as simple as using a bent coat hanger or something similar. Believe it or not, there was a time that this was not illegal and describing goods didnâ€™t come under the purview of any government or supervising agency. At times, it was expected and the whole used car industry turned its head, silently acknowledging that selling a four-year-old, 27,000-mile car was the ubiquitous service provided
with a 10-foot, disinfected barge pole. They sold new cars (when profit margins were sufficient for them to do so), serviced them and did warranty work on them, as they were not particularly well made or put together and provided parts for that servicing. They didnâ€™t always participate in the financing of their deals, leaving those negotiations to the local banks. In the â€˜50s and â€˜60s, it was similar in England, with a
virile used car industry doing â€˜very nicely, thank youâ€™ by providing low-mileage cars to an unsuspecting public. The history of a used car was shrouded in as much mystery as Stonehenge. A great reliance was place on â€œCaveat emptorâ€? putting the buyer in complete responsibility for his own actions, with little or no comeback for defective goods. I bought a Mini Cooper in about 1965 from a villainous dealer who, it turned out, was connected to the Cray Twins, Londonâ€™s equivalent of a mob family. Its sub frame was as rotten as a pear and complaining was a futile endeavor. I spent the next three weeks on my back in a damp garage looking at the underneath of my Mini doing it myself. The 38,000 miles it was purported to have covered was probably understated by at least 100 percent. I could write a column on the individual experiences of every car I had. I admit that I even had a car clocked myself in order to trade it in
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for a later model. It was the selling dealerâ€™s suggestion so he could give me an inflated price for my trade. The mechanic who was my abettor called me and said to look at what heâ€™d found â€“ someone had scratched the back of the odometer housing. â€œOh no, not again.â€? In this life, you get what youâ€™re given â€“ lesson learned! By 1971, the authorities â€“ in England it was the Office of Fair Trading Standards, the Weights and Measures people â€“came down hard on the practice with stiff fines and jail time for the first offense. A second offense quintupled the sentence. Everyone said it would
ruin the used car business and hence the new car industry too. What actually happened was that high mileage cars had a realistic low price but then genuine low-mileage cars gained premium prices. Even the fleets started turning their cars more quickly, some after just a year, so the new car industry benefited from greater volumes too. It happened here, a little later in the â€˜80s, but the same pattern followed when The Truth-in-Mileage Act was finally passed in the early â€˜90s. Now we can check a carâ€™s pedigree from the day it rolled off the line to yesterdayâ€™s service â€“ or not â€“ and price it accordingly.
To see past columns from Tony Moorby, visit www.usedcarnews.com/ columnists/tony-moorby
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