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Compacts Continue to Dominate Retained Value

July 26, 2006

The compact vehicle segment outpaced the field for the 19th straight month in Auto Remarketing's year-over-year comparison of Power Information Network's retained value report. After keeping steady at a 7.6-percent increase in both April and May, the segment jumped to 9.3 percent, according to the June 2005/2006 data. Sports cars and compacts remained No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, in PIN's days-to-turn measurement, with sports cars logging the only decrease in the report by one day over the June 2005 data, according to Auto Remarketing.In PIN's vehicle pricing measurement, compacts led the way for the third consecutive month with an $893 increase over June 2005, while sports cars ($855) bumped the midsize segment ($730) out of second place. Meanwhile, vans picked up nearly $200 to move into fourth place overall, at a $406-increase in the year-over-year comparison. The luxury segment ($256) edged out pickups ($255) for fifth. Full-size units and SUVs garnered negative returns for dealers, losing $181 and $410 respectively.
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