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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.

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Added by John Sternal on March 28, 2017 at 10:55am — No Comments

Commercial Compact Vans Getting another Look after Months of Low Performance

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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Added by John Sternal on March 21, 2017 at 12:17pm — No Comments

Everyday Cars That Became Collectibles Over Time

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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Added by John Sternal on March 21, 2017 at 12:16pm — No Comments

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.

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Added by John Sternal on March 14, 2017 at 2:56pm — No Comments

ANNUAL SWAPALEASE.COM NCAA TOURNAMENT SURVEY SAYS MOST DRIVERS BELIEVE DUKE WILL WIN THIS YEAR’S TOURNAMENT

The annual Swapalease.com March Madness Driver Survey results are in, and most drivers believe Duke will win this year’s tournament, while most say UCLA is their favorite team. The annual survey by online car lease marketplace, Swapalease.com, asks basketball fans to pair up their favorite teams with certain types of cars to coincide with the NCAA tournament. The online survey is presented to more than 2,500 drivers across the U.S. each year.…

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Added by John Sternal on March 13, 2017 at 11:35am — No Comments

BLACK BOOK LAUNCHES THE USED VEHICLE RETENTION INDEX FOR ACCURATE VIEW OF THE WHOLESALE USED VEHICLE MARKET

Black Book, a division of Hearst Business Media that provides industry-leading used vehicle valuation and residual value forecast solutions, announced today the Black Book Used Vehcile Retention Index, designed to offer an unbiased, accurate view of the strength of today’s used wholesale market values. Click here to obtain a copy of the latest Index.

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Added by John Sternal on March 13, 2017 at 10:56am — No Comments

Small Cars, Small SUVs and Vans Performed Best 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…

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Added by John Sternal on March 8, 2017 at 1:11pm — No Comments

BLACK BOOK DEPERCIATION REPORT SHOWS INCREASED RETENTION STRENGTH FOR CARS

According to Black Book® data, the average price of a used vehicle for model years 2011-2015 depreciated by -0.8% in February. Cars overall saw depreciation of –0.8% versus trucks, which saw –0.7% depreciation. All vehicles are averaging a 12-month depreciation change of –17.9%.

In February, Small Pickups preformed the best, increasing their value by 0.2%. Vehicles in the Small Pickups segment include the Toyota Tacoma, Chevrolet Colorado, Nissan Frontier and Honda Ridgeline. Vehicles…

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Added by John Sternal on March 8, 2017 at 1:10pm — No Comments

Additional Data on Chevy Impala & Consumer Reports

Chevrolet Impala was one of two Chevrolet vehicles (Cruze) to make the Consumer Reports' top-10 list of most recommended new vehicles for 2017. See the story here. I have some additional Chevrolet Impala shopper interest data that may be useful to you, courtesy of Jumpstart Automotive Media.

According to Jumpstart, the Chevrolet Impala was the most cross-shopped non-luxury vehicle across Jumpstart’s portfolio of sites in 2016.

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Added by John Sternal on March 2, 2017 at 9:31am — No Comments

Small Cars and Crossovers Performed Better while Luxury Vehicles Dropped More

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…

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Added by John Sternal on March 2, 2017 at 9:28am — No Comments

BLACK BOOK & FITCH RELEASE 2017 JOINT VEHICLE DEPRECIATION REPORT

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 joint depreciation report with Fitch Ratings. The report, accessible by clicking here, forecasts 2017 vehicle depreciation to reach 17.8%, slightly up from the 17.3% mark recorded in 2016. Average pre-recession annual depreciation trended between…

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Added by John Sternal on March 2, 2017 at 9:26am — No Comments

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.…

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Added by John Sternal on February 27, 2017 at 2:46pm — No Comments

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 vehicles
  • 93.7% of lease transfers entering Michigan are foreign vehicles

Here are some other additional trends that Swapalease.com has identified:

 

  • The Southeastern region of the country imports the fewest luxury vehicle leases from elsewhere…
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Added by John Sternal on February 21, 2017 at 2:56pm — No Comments

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…

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Added by John Sternal on February 14, 2017 at 10:34am — No Comments

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…

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Added by John Sternal on February 9, 2017 at 11:31am — No Comments

Alfa Romeo, Ford, and Kia See Highest Share of Traffic Throughout Super Bowl 51

Jumpstart Automotive Media, a leading media, insights, and marketing solutions company, today released findings of its annual Super Bowl advertising performance report, which measures the brands that drove the greatest increases in traffic to Jumpstart’s portfolio of publishers during the game.

Jumpstart monitored auto shoppers visiting its portfolio of publishers in a time-trended series to see how traffic fluctuated when ads aired.  

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Added by John Sternal on February 8, 2017 at 10:32am — No Comments

Best Market Performance in Nine Months

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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Added by John Sternal on February 8, 2017 at 10:31am — No Comments

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.…

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Added by John Sternal on January 31, 2017 at 10:09am — No Comments

INCREASED BUYER ACTIVITY SPELLS FEWER CREDIT APPROVALS TO CLOSE OUT 2016

Monthly Lease Credit Approval Rates Decreased by 10.5% in December

 

CINCINNATI, OHIO (January 25, 2017) – Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports car lease credit applicants registered only a 54.2% approval rate for December, a 10.5% decrease from November (64.7%). A year ago, the approvals rate was just 54.5%…

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Added by John Sternal on January 25, 2017 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Best Retention in Car Segments in Six Months

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…

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Added by John Sternal on January 25, 2017 at 3:10pm — No Comments

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