Kelley Blue Book
Auction values were below prices seen in the third quarters of 2013 and 2014. Values averaged $850 this past quarter, $38 below Q3 2013 and $349 in Q3 2014. Even though the market is at a two-year low, KBB doesn’t see it as out of the ordinary. Auction volumes have been up compared to past two years; and values are seeing a typical seasonal patter throughout Q3 and into late Q4.
Gasoline Prices Hit Peak of $2.74 in June and Have Since Been on Decline:
Expect to see gas prices continue to decline slightly and maintain level in early 2016.
Mid-size and Full-size Pickups Have Outperformed Market for 1-to-3 Year Olds:
Nissan Frontier best mid-size performer, and Dodge Ram 3500 best in full-size.
Subaru Topped 2014 MY Mid-size and Compact Segments in Percent Retention:
Subaru Impreza performed at 73.8% retention, and Subaru Legacy was at 72.5%.