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PIN: Compacts Near 2-Year Sweep in Retained Value

August 24, 2006

The compact vehicle segment is only four months away from a two-year sweep in Auto Remarketing's year-over-year comparison of the Power Information Network's retained value measurement. Leading the eight super segments by 3 percentage points, the compact segment (8.9 percent) distanced itself from the midsize segment (5.1 percent) to lead for the 20th consecutive month. Other segments placed as follows:
  • sports cars (3.7 percent increase in retained value)
  • full-size units (2.6 percent)
  • luxury vehicles (1.2 percent)
  • SUVs (1.0 percent)
  • vans (negative 0.7 percent)
  • pickups (negative 1.1 percent)Compacts (no change) also led the days-to-turn segment, displacing sports cars for the top spot, according to Auto Remarketing.
  • pickups tied for second
  • midsize segment, fourth
  • three-way tie for fifth: SUVs, luxuries and vans
  • full-size segment, sixthCompleting the sweep of Auto Remarketing's year-over-year comparisons of PIN used car data, the compact segment led the way in vehicle pricing with an increase of $914 over July 2005, its fourth consecutive month atop this measurement.
  • midsize segment ($817 price increase)
  • vans ($580)
  • sports cars ($487)
  • full-size segment ($265)
  • luxury segment ($202)
  • pickups ($122)
  • SUVs (down $496)
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