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Jumpstart Automotive Media Unveils Its 2016 – 2017 Insights Book; A Collection Of Consumer Insights Illustrating Today’s Auto Shopping Paths

Jumpstart Automotive Media, a leading media, insights, and marketing solutions company, today released its seventh annual Insights Book. This yearlong analysis looks at shopping patterns across Jumpstart’s portfolio of automotive websites that represent more than 25 million in-market shoppers. Click here to download the 2016 – 2017 Insights Book.Auto Shopping Paths Highlights:·       62% of…See More
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Cars Performed Better than Light Trucks Last Week

Welcome to this week's edition of Black Book Market Insights, with in-depth analysis of used car and truck valuation trends and insights straight from the auction lanes. Click here to download the full report.This week’s Black Book Market Insights report shows car segments retaining their values better than truck segments as a whole. However, the vehicle that held its value best out of all segments was the Compact Van, relatively unchanged at -0.01% on the week.“Luxury brand cars have shown…See More
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Truck Segment Values Held Better Last Week

Welcome to this week's edition of Black Book Market Insights, with in-depth analysis of used car and truck valuation trends and insights straight from the auction lanes. Click here to download…See More
Feb 27
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Michigan Lessees Prefer Foreign Cars to Domestic Cars

Of the lease vehicle being exchanged on Swapalease.com: 91.2% of lease transfers exiting Michigan are domestic vehicles93.7% of lease transfers entering Michigan are foreign vehiclesHere are some other additional trends that Swapalease.com has identified: The Southeastern region of the country imports the fewest luxury vehicle leases from elsewhere in the countryThe Mid-Atlantic region sees the highest average entering monthly payment at $874.65 a monthThe majority of Volkswagen vehicles are…See More
Feb 21
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How Did Lincoln's Ad Fare During Grammys?

Lincoln teamed up with blues musician Gary Clark Jr. to produce a series of spots promoting the new 2017 Lincoln Continental. See more of the advertising campaign, as well as a peek at one of the ads here.Jumpstart Automotive Media monitored traffic to its portfolio of automotive sites to gauge shopper interest in the new…See More
Feb 14
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RISING AUTO & CREDIT DELINQUENCIES LEAD TO LOWER LEASE CREDIT APPROVAL RATES

Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports car lease credit applicants registered only a 50.0% approval rate for January, down slightly from December’s level (54.2%). A year ago, the approvals rate was 63.6% during the same month.January’s approval rate was the lowest lease credit approval rate in the past three years. In 2016, the lowest lease credit approval rate was 54.2% in December. In 2015 and 2014 the lowest rates…See More
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NEW BLACK BOOK WHITE PAPER HIGHLIGHTS HOW DATA ANALYTICS ARE USED TODAY FOR AUTOMOTIVE

Black Book, a division of Hearst Business Media that provides new- and used-vehicle valuation services and custom data licensing solutions, made available today its latest insights white paper: “Data Analytics: Critical For Driving Today’s Automotive Decisions”. The paper offers an in-depth look at the role data analytics are now playing for automotive professionals, and how they can be used to make more profitable business decisions.…See More
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AUTO LEASE DEALS SEE MONTHLY OFFERS INCREASE SLIGHTLY ENTERING THE NEW YEAR

Wantalease.com, the nation’s first online car lease marketplace for new lease deals, reports the latest update on new lease offerings, with prices on most of today’s popular leases increasing slightly entering January. While there are sixteen models being offered for $199 monthly or less, only one (Nissan Sentra SV at $139 monthly) is being offered for less than $150 monthly.The Sentra SV was offered at $109 per month in November, but that vehicle, including several others, have seen their…See More
Jan 11
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BLACK BOOK SAW STABILIZATION OF DEPRECIATION TRENDS TO CLOSE OUT 2016; SPRING SEASON BEGINNING TO SEE ACTION

According to Black Book® data, the average price of a used vehicle for model years 2011-2015 depreciated by -2.4% in December. Cars overall saw depreciation of –2.7% versus trucks, which saw –2.3% depreciation. All vehicles are averaging a 12-month depreciation change of –17.3%.In December, Compact Vans saw the largest drop in value at –6.1% on the month, the largest single-month drop of any segment over the last twelve months. Vehicles in this category include the Ford Transit Connect, Nissan…See More
Jan 4
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Reports of Increasing No-Sales at Auctions

Welcome to this week's edition of Black Book Market Insights, with in-depth analysis of used car and truck valuation trends and insights straight from the auction lanes. Click here to download…See More
Oct 25, 2016

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Jumpstart Automotive Media Unveils Its 2016 – 2017 Insights Book; A Collection Of Consumer Insights Illustrating Today’s Auto Shopping Paths

Posted on March 28, 2017 at 10:55am 0 Comments

Jumpstart Automotive Media, a leading media, insights, and marketing solutions company, today released its seventh annual Insights Book. This yearlong analysis looks at shopping patterns across Jumpstart’s portfolio of automotive websites that represent more than 25 million in-market shoppers. Click here to download the 2016 – 2017 Insights Book.

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Commercial Compact Vans Getting another Look after Months of Low Performance

Posted on March 21, 2017 at 12:17pm 0 Comments

Welcome to this week's edition of Black Book Market Insights, with in-depth analysis of used car and truck valuation trends and insights straight from the auction lanes. Click here to download…

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Everyday Cars That Became Collectibles Over Time

Posted on March 21, 2017 at 12:16pm 0 Comments

Think it's possible for an everyday car at a dealership to one day become a collectible car worth millions? Vehicle valuation specialists, Black Book, analyzed several affordable cars that were once purchased modestly at MSRP and eventually became great collectibles. Here is the list, compiled by Black Book:

 

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Cars Performed Better than Light Trucks Last Week

Posted on March 14, 2017 at 2:56pm 0 Comments

Welcome to this week's edition of Black Book Market Insights, with in-depth analysis of used car and truck valuation trends and insights straight from the auction lanes. Click here to download the full report.

This week’s Black Book Market Insights report shows car segments retaining their values better than truck segments as a whole. However, the vehicle that held its value best out of all segments was the Compact Van, relatively unchanged at -0.01% on the week.

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