Used Vehicle

LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

Ohio man's collection of '36 Fords going to auction

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 19, 2014
As a young man, Emery Ward Jr. fell in love in 1936 -- with a Ford. He never got over the attraction. In fact, the older he got, the more it intensified....
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Mercedes dealers in U.S. could be overwhelmed by wave of off-lease vehicles, remarketing boss says

6:18 pm U.S. ET | April 14, 2014
Mercedes-Benz USA expects its dealership network to be overwhelmed by a tsunami of off-lease vehicles at some point, forcing the brand increasingly to sell those vehicles through non-Mercedes dealers....
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New-vehicle sales driven by off-lease volume, Manheim analyst says

7:42 am U.S. ET | April 8, 2014
New-vehicle sales increases are being supported by consumers returning to the market as their vehicle leases expire, not just pent-up demand from the recession years, said Tom Webb, chief economist at Manheim....
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Prices of GM used cars unhurt by recall

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
Wholesale prices of General Motors vehicles with faulty ignition switches are unscathed by the highly publicized recall of the vehicles, analysts say. That's because the recalled 1.6 million 2003-07 small cars are valued at about $2,000 to $5,000 each in the wholesale market so there is little room for the prices to fall....
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NAAA, National Remarketing conferences to join in 2016

1:14 pm U.S. ET | March 24, 2014
The annual National Auto Auction Association convention and the National Remarketing Conference will merge into a single event in 2016....
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Hertz adjusts fleet, eyes more retail lots

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2014
Hertz Global Holdings has brought its rental fleet closer in line with demand and expects to sell more retired vehicles directly to consumers at company-owned dealerships, CEO Mark Frissora said....
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Auction school for dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2014
ADESA Inc. has mobilized as many as 300 employees to teach dealers, in some cases one-on-one, how to buy used vehicles on its adesa.com online platform, the top executive at ADESA's parent company says....
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Recession's lessons boost used-car sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2014
Mike Cimino, vice president of Phil Long Dealerships in Colorado Springs, Colo., says his group has made a lot of changes in the way it runs its used-vehicle department in recent years....
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VW, DealerMatch create dealer marketplace online

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2014
Volkswagen of America and a Manheim corporate sibling have developed an online marketplace for VW dealers to buy and sell used vehicles among themselves for a flat monthly fee....
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Hertz right-sizes fleet, expects more used-car sales to consumers

6:12 pm U.S. ET | March 18, 2014
Hertz Global Holdings has trimmed its rental fleet and expects to sell more of those vehicles, when they're retired from service, directly to consumers at company-owned dealerships, its CEO said Tuesday....
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RICHARD TRUETT

How I accidentally bought a Jeep, and liked it

2:24 pm U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
I accidentally bought a mint condition 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo a few weeks ago on the Internet. The Grand Cherokee didn't sell on eBay. But I made a low-ball offer for it offline, not expecting it to be accepted. But it was. And that's how I “accidentally” ended up with the Jeep....
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Toyota dominates CR list of best used cars with 11 models

1:03 pm U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
Consumer Reports has named its best used vehicles for the 2004-13 model years, and the Toyota family is a favorite, with 11 vehicles named to the list....
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Income tax refunds, easy credit buoy used-vehicle prices

3:16 pm U.S. ET | March 7, 2014
Used-vehicle prices, bolstered by consumers using their income tax refunds to buy used cars and trucks, rose 0.8 percent in February from January and 1.1 percent from February 2013, the Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index showed today....
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Report: CPO sales could double in 3-5 years

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2014
U.S. new-vehicle sales slipped in January, but certified used-vehicle sales ushered in the new year with double-digit percentage increases....
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ADESA to open more online auctions to more dealers

3:27 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 20, 2014
ADESA, the nation's second largest auto-auction company, this year will focus on building online auctions that are open to all dealers, its parent company's top executive said....
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Off-site prep lifts used-car grosses

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2014
A onetime chicken hatchery is the secret to dealer Chris Gaunce's booming used-car business....
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USED-CAR CAVIAR

On this luxury lot, prices start at $74,000 -- and go (way) up

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2014
The tightly packed rows of vehicles at Marshall Goldman Motor Sales are unlike what you'd find at practically any other used-car store....
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Service lanes can become source of used-car inventory

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2014
Brian Benstock has found that his own service department is the best place to shop for used vehicles. When the general manager of Paragon Honda in Woodside, N.Y. needs a used car or truck of a certain model year, color and trim level, he searches his database and invites owners of those vehicles into his service department. He offers them discounts on maintenance work....
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Used-car prices likely to end 5-year rise

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2014
Used cars should get cheaper in 2014 after five years of consistently rising prices, in part because more vehicles are coming off lease this year, NADA economists say. Analysts at NADA Used Car Guide say this is not a sign of a bursting bubble. But a report from a used-vehicle auction company warns that the industry must hone its remarketing processes....
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No shopping spree for Sonic this year

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014
Acquisitions aren't on the front burner at Sonic Automotive Inc. in 2014....
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Used car prices will fall in 2014, NADA economists say

12:29 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2014
Used cars should get cheaper in 2014 after five years of consistently rising prices, National Automobile Dealers Association economists said today. But analysts from the NADA Used Car Guide insisted this is not a sign of a bursting bubble....
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Get ready for a flood of off-lease cars

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2014
New vehicles retailed through leases nearly tripled to 3.2 million vehicles in 2013 compared with 2009, making it imperative that the industry hone remarketing processes to handle the increased off-lease vehicle volume expected over the next couple of years, says an annual report on the used-car industry....
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Manheim: Used-car prices will stay healthy

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2014
Used-vehicle prices could fluctuate at times this year but are expected to remain healthy overall, Tom Webb, Manheim's chief economist, said. Webb said the market fundamentals that kept used-car prices relatively high last year -- such as employment growth, readily available retail financing and strong retail used-car demand -- are expected to remain mostly unchanged in 2014....
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NADA PREVIEW

Taking certified-used sales to the next level

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
As expected, certified used-vehicle sales set a record in 2013. Though the programs generally are very successful, the leaders of some dealer councils say there is room for volume growth and better execution....
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NADA PREVIEW

Wanted: New ways to acquire used cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
In 2014, the supply of used vehicles, especially late-model ones, will increase. But dealers say they will continue to be creative and aggressive in procuring used cars. After all, the supply still will be well short of peak levels. And down the road, Sonic Automotive Inc. plans a chain of used-only stores, akin to the CarMax Inc. model, which will siphon used cars from the market. So the old tried-and-true ways of procuring used-vehicle inventory won't be enough....
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