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German Autos Depreciating at Higher Pace 2015-2019

Sliding German Car Residual Values 2015 – 2019 As Tesla enters the Sub $40,000 price market, the German Automakers are feeling the pressure with lower overall residuals on 3 year old vehicles. You can now buy a used 3 year old BMW, Mercedes or Audi for a little more than half the price of a …

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Franchised new-vehicle dealerships service, parts and body shop sales

New Car Dealer – Non-Vehicle Sales Income Pipeline: Service, Parts and Body Shop Operations (Fixed Ops) Franchise Dealer Fixed Ops Statistics: Gross Sales in 2018: $116 Billion  Repairs Orders Written: 310 Million Technicians Employed: 265,000 Parts Dept Inventory: $6.67 Billion Franchise Dealer Fixed Ops Sales, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Comparison: Franchise Car Dealer Per-Store Average  …

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Automotive Day Supply Aug 2019

Below is a list of the day supply by brand for August 2019.   What is Day Supply? Day Supply is the number of days it takes for a dealer to sell out of his vehicle inventory as long as no fresh units are being added. High Day Supply = Slow Selling Make  (Bad) Low …

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Top 5 Vehicles Appraised Jan-Jun 2019

Below is a list of the top 5 vehicles appraised for Diminished Value for the first half of 2019.   Rank Make & Model  Appraisals  Percentage  1 Toyota Camry                      314 5.05% 2 Ford F150                      163 2.62% 3 Toyota Corolla                      160 2.57% 4 Honda Accord                      155 2.49% 5 Honda Odyssey                      143 …

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Top 100 Auto Parts Suppliers to North America

List of the largest 100 part suppliers to North America 2018 List of the top 20 in Millions of dollars in sales (Total North America 2018, 2017, Total Global, 2018, 2017). Magna International Inc. 337 Magna Drive Aurora, Ontario L4G 7K1, Canada (905) 726-2462; magna.com CEO : Donald Walker $20,414 $19,758 $40,827 $36,588 Body exteriors …

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Used Car Sales Volume 2014 through 2019

USED-VEHICLES SALES SUMMARY – 2009 STATS The average used car is $20,200 Day Supply down an average of 4.8% since 2014 Average used car sold has 51,349 Average used car sold is 4.3 years old More SUV’s are sold than Cars Used car sales increased 3% more than new cars USED-VEHICLES SALES SUMMARY – VOLUME …

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Market Observations Report – June 2019

Market Observations Report – June 2019 Cars declined greater than trucks. Day Supply for Full-Size Pickups is at a 4-year high.  Used pickup values remain high. Incentives/Rebates are likely to increase on new trucks due to high supply. Volume-weighted, overall car segment values decreased by 0.31% last week of May 2019. Combined market values had …

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Nissan vs. Toyota vs. Honda US Market Share 2016 -2019

Market Share Change in US Market from 2016 to 2016 for the Top Three Japanese Automakers.  Nissan vs. Toyota vs. Honda US Market Share 2016 -2019 Nissan remains Japan’s #3 Automaker in the US despite aggressive incentives.  Market Share Ranking in US: Toyota  Honda Nissan MarketShare Percentage for the last 4 Years:   Nissan Honda …

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Road Rage Stats 2019

Road Rage Stats 2019 Below are survey results conducted by AAA where 1,000 motorists answered questions relating to road rage and anger while driving. Purposely Tailgated = 51% Brake Checked Vehicle Behind = 46% Honked or Given Middle Finger  = 44% Yelled, Screamed and Made Improper Gestures = 35% Cut someone off on purpose = …

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New-to-Used Vehicle Sales Ratio 2014-2018

New-to-Used Vehicle Sales Ratio 2014-2018 From 2014 to 2018, the ratio of  New-to-Used vehicles sold per franchise dealer has been on a downward trend. Franchise dealers are selling more used car now than 4 years ago. Below are a few auto news headlines from the last few weeks. This shows new car dealers, especially luxury …

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Top 10 New Car Dealership Groups for 2018

Q: What are the Top 10 New Car Dealership Groups in 2018? A: Below is a list ranking the top ten auto dealer companies by total new car sales in 2018 Car Dealer Group  New Cars Sold in 2018   Publicly Traded   Sells Outside the US   2018 Rank   2017 Rank  AutoNation Inc.                                        310,839  Yes  No …

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Car Dealership Finance Department Profits Q4 2018

Car dealers not only make profits from selling cars, they also make a profit from their finance departments also called F&I. Dealership F&I departments  generate income by selling installement contracts at a premium. For example, Ally Financial offers 4% APR to car buyers with a 730 credit score or higher. The dealership or middleman will …

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2017 Toyota Sienna Trim Levels

2017 Toyota Sienna Trim Levels What are the Toyota Sienna Major Changes from 2016 to 2017? New 8-Speed Automatic Transmission New Exterior Colors Toyota Sienna VIN Interpretation Make Toyota Model Sienna  Years Active (1998 – 2019) Key Digits 1-3   4-8   9   10   11   12-17  Digit 1-3 :  World Manufacturer Identifier 5TD =   Toyota MPV – Built in USA (2004 …

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Auto Auction Stats – January 2019

Below is data as collected from Manheim Auctions for the last week of January, 2019. Noteworthy Statistic: A third of all vehicles under $10,000 had prior accidents! Sample Size: 88,491 Vehicles Vehicles Under 100,000 Miles: 70,501 (79.6%) Vehicles Priced Below Market Value: 23,671 (26.7%) Market Value Under $10,000: 31,722 (35.8%) Vehicles with Automatic Transmission: 80,343 …

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Car Sales Per Franchise Dealer December 2018

Below is a list of the average number of vehicles sold by franchise dealers in the US in December 2018. This list is broken down into Cars and Trucks. Highlights: Honda dealers sold the most number of cars: 58 Lexus dealers sold the most number of “trucks” (SUV’s): 109 Toyota dealers sold the most number …

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US Sales – Year over Year by Manufacturer 2017 vs 2018 Totals

US Vehicle Sales – Year over Year by Manufacturer  US Vehicle Sales – Year over Year by Manufacturer 2017 vs 2018 Totals Below is a list of the number of vehicles sold in the United States ranked by manufacturer. The list also shows the difference between the number of cars sold in 2018 versus 2017. …

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Day Supply by Automaker – January 2019

What is day-supply? Day Supply by Automaker – January 2019 In the automotive world day supply is the number of days it takes for an automaker to run out of new inventory to sell.  In other words, if the factory shuts down and no new vehicles are coming off the assembly line, based on consumer …

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US Sales Per Franchised Dealer – Oct 2018

List of Auto Sales Per Franchise Dealer in the Month of October. Toyota dealers sell more cars per-store than any other make. Mercedes and Land Rover are the ony two brands who had a per-store sales increase from Sep to Oct 2018. US Sales Per Franchised Dealer – Oct 2018 Make Cars Trucks Total October …

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