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KBB.com Announces November's Most-Researched Vehicles and What They Are Selling For

December 12, 2003

Every month more than five million unique visitors obtain new car pricing from Kelley Blue Book's kbb.com. During the month of November 2003, more than 30 million new vehicle pricing reports were generated and again in-market shoppers top research pick was the Honda Accord.

1 Honda Accord

2 Honda Civic

3 Ford Pickups (F Series)

4 Chevrolet/GMC Pickups (Silverado/Sierra)

5 Ford Explorer

6 Porsche 911

7 Nissan Altima

8 Chevrolet / GMC Tahoe / Yukon

9 Toyota Camry

10 Nissan Xterra

11 Nissan Frontier

12 BMW 3 Series

13 Ford Focus

14 Volkswagen Jetta

15 Dodge Ram Pickups

16 Chevrolet / GMC Trailblazer / Envoy

17 Porsche Cayenne

18 Honda Element

19 Toyota Corolla

20 Ford Mustang

(New Vehicle Pricing Reports include 2003 and 2004 vehicle model yearvehicles.)Biggest Movers Include Porsche's Cayenne and 911 The Porsche Cayenne moves from No. 35 in October to No. 17 in November, an 18-slot move. The 911 moved up eight places from No. 14 to No. 6. According to Kelley Blue Book, consumers can pick up either a Cayenne or a 911 belowretail but still well above dealer invoice.2003 Porsche Cayenne S

Dealer Invoice: $49,530

MSRP: $56,665

New Car Blue Book: $54,642 - 56,306

2003 Porsche 911 Carrera 6cyl Coupe

Dealer Invoice: $60,649

MSRP: $69,365

New Car Blue Book: $66,908 - 68,946

Negative Movers Include Nissan Murano

Nissan's Murano has been a stable player on the top 20 most researched list for the last few months. Last month it peaked at No. 7, but fell off the list during November down to No. 23.Shoppers can pick up a 2003 Murano for close to dealer invoice price.2003 Nissan Murano SL 2WD

Dealer Invoice: $26,471

MSRP: $28,739

New Car Blue Book: $26,726 - 27,540

Other Top Placing Vehicles and What They are Selling For

The most common selling Accord in the Honda fleet is the mid-level trim LX. According to Kelley Blue Book's New Car Blue Book value, a 2003 4-door LX automatic with a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $20,710 wasselling between $18,683-19,253 back in August. Today it can be bought anywhere between $18,459-19,021, about $200 less than just a few monthsago and now below dealer invoice.

2003 Honda Accord LX Automatic 4D

Dealer Invoice: $18,687

MSRP: $20,710

New Car Blue Book: $18,459 - 19,021

F-150 Places No. 3 in November

America's top selling vehicle, the Ford F-150 pickup, is No. 3 this month. In fact KelleyBlue Book named the 2004 Ford F-150 "Best Redesigned Vehicle of 2004," beating out other redesigns in a variety of vehicle segments.With a completely new design for the 2004, a 2003 model can be bought close to or even below the dealer invoice price of $22,005. Today, the 2003 Ford F-150 XLT Super Cab Shortbed is selling for $21,892.00 - 22,558.00. With extremecompetition in the truck market, Ford is making some great deals on the 2004 F-150.

2004 Ford F-150 XLT Super Cab 2WD Short Bed

Dealer Invoice: $24,483

MSRP: $27,815

New Car Blue Book: $24,936 - 26,478

Camry Falls to No. 9

The Toyota Camry has been a Top 5 player all year, but during the month of November it fell to No. 9. Based on New Car Blue Book values, a 2004 V6 Camry SE can be purchased at about $500-1,000 over dealer invoice price.

2004 Toyota Camry SE V6

Dealer Invoice: $21,265

MSRP: $23,830

New Car Blue Book: $21,674 - 22,558

About Kelley Blue Book (kbb.com)

Kelley Blue Book is a vehicle information resource used by both consumers and the auto industry, providing research tools andpricing on thousands of new and used vehicles, including the company's New Car Blue Book Value, which reveals what a new car is actuallyselling for.Since 1926, car buyers and sellers have used Kelley Blue Book in making automotive decisions. The company reports vehicle prices and values via products and services including the Blue Book Official Guide(TM), software and Internet site, kbb.comKbb.com has been rated the No. 1 automotive information site by Nielsen//NetRatings as well as No. 1 and first visited automotive site by J.D. Power and Associates five years running. One in every four American car-buyers complete their research on kbb.com.

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