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 year
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 below
retail but still well above dealer invoice.
2003 Porsche Cayenne S
Dealer Invoice: $49,530
New Car Blue Book: $54,642 - 56,306
2003 Porsche 911 Carrera 6cyl Coupe
Dealer Invoice: $60,649
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
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 was
selling 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 months
ago and now below dealer invoice.
2003 Honda Accord LX Automatic 4D
Dealer Invoice: $18,687
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 Kelley
Blue 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 extreme
competition 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
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
New Car Blue Book: $21,674 - 22,558
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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.com
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