Black Book’s Ricky Beggs on Volatile Prices in Past Three Months

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While overall wholesale prices have been seeing a drop in recent months, there are a few categories that have shown more volatility in the past three months.  “An overall downward adjustment in the market, combined with higher-than-normal gas prices, has contributed to pockets of volatility for certain segments,” said Ricky Beggs, senior analyst at Black Book. “Some segments in particular, including the Compact Pickups and Entry-Level Cars, have shown above average volatility even though they have outperformed overall segment averages.”

Most Volatile Wholesale Price Segments
Entry Level Cars: Hyundai Accent, Chevrolet Aveo, Honda Fit, Pontiac G3, Mazda2, Kia Rio, Nissan Versa.
Full-Size SUVs:  Nissan Armada, Jeep Commander, Dodge Durango, Ford Expedition, Toyota Sequoia, Chevrolet Suburban and GMC Yukon.

Other Notable Segments During Past Three Months
Entry Sporty Cars: BMW 3-Series, Audi A5, Chevrolet Camaro, Dodge Challenger, Chrysler Crossfire, Ford Mustang, Acura TSX.
Compact Crossovers: Jeep Compass, Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-7, Chevrolet Equinox, Ford Escape, Jeep Liberty, Mercury Mariner, Toyota Rav4, Acura RDX.

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