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Wholesale Used-Vehicle Prices Decrease in November

Wholesale used-vehicle prices (on a mix, mileage, and seasonally adjusted basis) decreased 2.1% in November from October. The Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index (MUVVI) dropped to 205.0, down 5.8% from a year ago. “While November’s decline was only slightly less than October’s, the move lower was on our radar, given the typical seasonal downward trend … Continued

Fleet Sales Fall Again in November

In November, sales into large rental, commercial, and government fleets decreased compared to the previous year. An analysis of Bobit’s data by Cox Automotive revealed that there was an 8.9% drop in sales to large fleets (excluding dealer and manufacturer fleets) in November, with 146,685 units sold. In addition, sales to government fleets increased by … Continued

Dealership Service Ticket Volume and Revenue Increase in October, According to Xtime Metrics

According to a recent analysis by Cox Automotive of Xtime metrics, service activity at franchised dealerships in the U.S. increased in October, following a dip in September. The Repair Order Volume Index decreased compared to the previous year, the Repair Order Revenue Index remained higher than in October 2022. “The October service metrics from Xtime … Continued

CPO Sales Come in Surprisingly Weak in October

In October, certified pre-owned (CPO) sales experienced a slight decline, falling by less than 400 units from October 2022 to reach 207,189, a year-over-year decrease of 0.2%. However, this decrease is more pronounced compared to September, as month-over-month CPO sales were down by over 23,000 units, or 10.1%. One less selling day contributed to both … Continued

Wholesale Used-Vehicle Prices Decline in First Half of November

Wholesale used-vehicle prices (on a mix-, mileage-, and seasonally adjusted basis) decreased 1.6% from October in the first 15 days of November. The midmonth Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index declined to 206.1, which was down 5.3% from the full month of November 2022. The seasonal adjustment reduced the decrease. The non-adjusted price change in the … Continued

Estimated Monthly Used-Vehicle SAAR and Volume

According to Cox Automotive estimates based on vehicle registration data, total used-vehicle sales in October decreased 3.5% year over year to 3.0 million units. Retail used-vehicle sales also decreased month over month in October, with one less selling day than September. Estimates based on registration data indicate that the used-vehicle sales pace — both total … Continued

New-Vehicle Affordability Little Changed in October Despite Higher Interest Rates

Income growth favored consumers enough in October to offset the impact of higher prices, lower incentives, and higher auto loan rates. New-vehicle affordability improved slightly month over month and year over year, according to the Cox Automotive/Moody’s Analytics Vehicle Affordability Index. “In October, strong income growth and smaller financed amounts helped the consumer overcome negative … Continued

Average New-Vehicle Prices Down 1.4% Year Over Year in October, as Healthy Inventories Help Buyers

ATLANTA, Nov. 13, 2023 – In October, with a UAW strike underway but new-vehicle inventories on the rise, the average price paid for a new vehicle in the U.S. was $47,936, less than 1% more than the month earlier (revised to $47,797), according to Kelley Blue Book, a Cox Automotive company. Compared to one year ago, when … Continued

Used-Vehicle Inventory Remains Limited to Start November

Used-vehicle inventory volume at the start of November was slightly higher than in early October but days’ supply remained flat, according to the Cox Automotive analysis of vAuto Available Inventory data.   2.30M Total UnsoldUsed Vehiclesas of Nov. 6, 2023 49 Days’ Supply $26,533 Average Listing Price 69,971 Average Mileage The total supply of unsold … Continued

Auto Credit Availability Improved Again for Third Straight Month in October

The Dealertrack Auto Credit Availability Index shows that access to auto credit improved in October for all types of auto loans. Credit access loosened across all channels and lender types this fall, continuing the trend that began in the summer. However, even though credit access improved, it was still tighter than a year ago and, … Continued