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Jesse Snyder

Senior Correspondent, Automotive News TV
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About Jesse Snyder:

Jesse Snyder is senior correspondent for Automotive News and Automotive News TV and host of the 'By the Numbers' segment for First Shift. Before he relocated to New Mexico in 2016, Jesse was opinion editor of Automotive News, based in Detroit. After graduating from Michigan State University and before joining Crain Communications Inc., Jesse was business editor for The Daily Tribune in Royal Oak, Mich.

Jesse started at Crain in Detroit in 1982 as a reporter for Advertising Age. He has worked for Crain in four cities in three countries: as Los Angeles bureau chief for Automotive News, as executive editor of Automotive News Europe in London and then Munich, and returned to Automotive News in Detroit in 2008.

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Recent authored articles

Industry right-sizes its stocks

Automakers have worked off a yearlong surplus of inventory and enter the busy December selling season with stocks slightly below normal for this time of year.

KAR's TradeRev adds features in Canada

A new version of TradeRev's used-vehicle purchasing mobile app, from KAR Auction Services, has added dealer-support features in Canada and the United States.

KAR's TradeRev adds features

A new version of TradeRev's used-vehicle purchasing mobile app, from KAR Auction Services, has added dealer-support features.

Stage set for year-end sprint

November's solid auto sales set the table for annual decision about December's year-end marketing sprint.

Auctions offer peace of mind with purchases

Auctions such as Manheim and Ally's SmartAuction are expanding their assurances to buyers that if something goes wrong, they will be made right.

Dealership ran the numbers, and went grid-neutral

Brandfon Honda is one of only three U.S. Honda stores to reach electric grid neutrality, meaning that the amount of energy used from renewable sources equals or exceeds the amount consumed from local electric utilities.

Off-lease trucks race toward market

A fresh surge of vehicles coming off leases in 2018 will include more light trucks and fewer cars. Increasingly, they'll have low mileage and higher price tags.

Economists expect sales of used cars to rise in '18

In contrast to new-vehicle sales, U.S. used-vehicle sales will rise in 2018, even as prices soften, on rising volumes of off-lease vehicles, economists forecast.

Demand helps stocks normalize

Storm replacement sales in September and October helped automakers trim inventory to normal levels for the first time since winter.

Expansion costs drag down Carvana's Q3 net

Carvana more than doubled revenue and unit sales in the third quarter but losses mounted as the newly public used-vehicle retailer continued its national rollout.

The joy of driving 'manual' out West in the 2030s

Staff Correspondent Jesse Snyder, who lives near Albuquerque, N.M., imagines life out West in the autonomous era.

A healthy market with hurdles

Automakers have adapted to a declining market, but the challenges will continue to grow entering 2018.

Scott Painter's startup gets big lift

A startup trying to create a new channel for selling used vehicles just got almost $1 billion -- and a de facto endorsement from two major industry players.

Storm-driven demand begins to peter out

Used-vehicle buyers replacing rides lost in Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are boosting prices and trimming supplies, but the end of the storm surge is in sight.

Used-car fraud ring targets payment systems

Dealers and lenders are getting stung by a new type of used-vehicle sales fraud that takes advantage of banks' automated payoff systems.

BMW unit, Penske Automotive invest in Scott Painter's Fair

Fair, whose app lets consumers secure vehicles online without a specific time commitment, has secured funding from BMW i Venture, Penske Automotive Group and others.

With strong sales, low inventory

Automakers reduced auto stocks during September, starting October with stocks only a bit higher than normal for this time of year.

After September sales surge, what's next?

Like a bolt from the blue, the U.S. auto selling pace in September turned hotter than any month in the last 12 years. Automakers and analysts have a number of reasons why it happened.

A post-storm lesson in working smart

Houstonians and other Texans simply skipped the traditional post-hurricane sales lull and rushed to dealerships to replace flooded-out rides in September, sparking 2017's first monthly U.S. auto sales gain.

Hurricanes send Manheim used-car price index higher

Hurricane-driven demand sent the Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index higher last month. Cox Automotive sees used-car prices and sales remaining high through November.

A post-storm lesson in greasing the wheels for deals

Houstonians and other Texans simply skipped the traditional post-hurricane sales lull and stormed dealerships to replace flooded-out rides in September, sparking 2017's first monthly U.S. auto sales gain.

Canada's TradeRev bought by U.S.-based KAR Auction Services

KAR Auction Services has acquired all of the Canada-based TradeRev technology that allows dealers to electronically buy used vehicles before they reach physical auctions.

ADESA's parent buys rest of TradeRev

KAR Auction Services has acquired all of the TradeRev technology that allows dealers to electronically buy used vehicles before they reach physical auctions.

The new look of North American auto production: Efficiency is up, plants are south

Automakers set a North American production record in 2017, building 17.9 million light vehicles in the U.S., Mexico and Canada. But the nature of North American auto production has changed profoundly.

2017 vs. 2007: Only the sales totals are the same

Over the last decade, the industry has lurched from an appalling low to record sales heights. Today's market is bigger and truckier, and several top sellers have lost ground to smaller rivals.

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