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Hard Times Ahead for the Compact SUV Segment?

The hottest segment today is facing a glut of models and volume in tomorrow’s wholesale market.

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Hurricane Harvey Could Create 1M Salvage Vehicles

While market watchers agree that Hurricane Harvey's impact stretches beyond Houston-area automotive business, estimates on exactly how many vehicles will need to be replaced vary between half a million and million vehicles, including as many as 18,500 fleet vehicles.

Will VW’s Diesel Scandal Affect Values of Its Gas Models?

While brand damage is too often guided by fickle retail perception, fleet buyers and sellers — those who have been around the block in the industry — have a more tempered view of potential impacts.

2015 Resale Forecast For Cars, Vans and Trucks

The depreciation rate for cars is expected to outpace trucks and vans, which will be aided by strong demand from small fleet buyers.

2015 Resale Forecast for Full-Size Vans

The used full-size van market has remained strong throughout 2014, but it is expected to decline in 2015. Part of the reason for the strength of the used van segment is the discontinuation of traditional U.S.-style vans by OEMs as the new European-style vans are released.

Vehicle Valuation 101

Understanding depreciation, how vehicles are valued and when to remarket can improve your total cost of ownership.

Diesel Reboot

Faced with tightening corporate average fuel economy standards in the U.S., automakers have turned to a new generation of cleaner burning diesel passenger cars and SUVs to help them meet the new regulations.

7 Reasons Not to Fear the Used Car Market

You may have heard about all those lease returns coming back to the market and what they might do to residual values. It’s not as bad as you think.

Resetting Management's Future Resale Expectations

All good things eventually come to an end. So, too, will today’s abnormally high used-vehicle prices. Today's resale values are an anomaly caused by a decrease in used-vehicle inventory in the wholesale market, resulting from the extremely low sales of new vehicles from 2009-2011. You need to educate management that today’s resale values will decline. Otherwise, you run the risk of being management’s future scapegoat for declining resale values due to their misperceptions of the market.