The Truth About Cars » resale http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sat, 06 Feb 2016 15:17:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » resale http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Used Tesla Values Could Be a Bubble Waiting to Burst http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/used-tesla-values-could-be-a-bubble-waiting-to-burst/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/used-tesla-values-could-be-a-bubble-waiting-to-burst/#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:00:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1104801 The National Automobile Dealers Association new electric vehicle retention list released last week has a tasty little tidbit in its roundup of value retention rates. Tesla’s Model S, which topped the 3-year value retention rate list for EVs in the new list, also sported a better value rate for most cars on a similar list released last year for all […]

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The National Automobile Dealers Association new electric vehicle retention list released last week has a tasty little tidbit in its roundup of value retention rates. Tesla’s Model S, which topped the 3-year value retention rate list for EVs in the new list, also sported a better value rate for most cars on a similar list released last year for all […]

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Piston Slap: The Luxury Sedan Fanboi Fallacy http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/piston-slap-the-luxury-sedan-fanboi-fallacy/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/piston-slap-the-luxury-sedan-fanboi-fallacy/#comments Mon, 02 Jun 2014 11:58:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=835145 Earl writes: Hi Sajeev, My wife wants me to sell our pristine, time-capsule 90 Cressida for a 4Runner (or similar) because we live in winter-world. I am looking at used 4Runners and the prices are crazy. Typically a rusted 1996-98 with 350-390,000KM will be asking $5,000 – $6,000CDN. I have seen Lexus LS with half […]

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Earl writes: Hi Sajeev, My wife wants me to sell our pristine, time-capsule 90 Cressida for a 4Runner (or similar) because we live in winter-world. I am looking at used 4Runners and the prices are crazy. Typically a rusted 1996-98 with 350-390,000KM will be asking $5,000 – $6,000CDN. I have seen Lexus LS with half […]

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Piston Slap: The Re-Stocking Fee? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/piston-slap-the-re-stocking-fee-2/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/piston-slap-the-re-stocking-fee-2/#comments Mon, 20 Aug 2012 11:02:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=457371 Aaron writes: Sajeev, I currently own a 2007 WRX Wagon with a little over 100,000 miles on it. I love this car, even enough to overlook getting merely 21mpg. Anyways. As is true with many import car owners who love too much, I started modifying the car almost as soon as I got it. It […]

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Aaron writes: Sajeev, I currently own a 2007 WRX Wagon with a little over 100,000 miles on it. I love this car, even enough to overlook getting merely 21mpg. Anyways. As is true with many import car owners who love too much, I started modifying the car almost as soon as I got it. It […]

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Piston Slap: Dumping your 9-5? 10-4 on that! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/piston-slap-dumping-your-9-5-10-4-on-that/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/piston-slap-dumping-your-9-5-10-4-on-that/#comments Thu, 10 May 2012 10:45:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=443656 Curt writes: Sajeev, I’m looking for some Saab selling advice.  A couple of years ago I convinced my girlfriend that she would love the functionality and performance of a 2002 Saab 9-5 turbo wagon (5-spd)… perhaps in some small part because I wanted one myself.  As she fell in love with the Saab I grew to hate […]

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Curt writes: Sajeev, I’m looking for some Saab selling advice.  A couple of years ago I convinced my girlfriend that she would love the functionality and performance of a 2002 Saab 9-5 turbo wagon (5-spd)… perhaps in some small part because I wanted one myself.  As she fell in love with the Saab I grew to hate […]

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Piston Slap: Relationship Advice, Accord vs. Panther Love? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/piston-slap-relationship-advice-accord-vs-panther-love/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/piston-slap-relationship-advice-accord-vs-panther-love/#comments Wed, 28 Sep 2011 14:59:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=412100 Scott writes: I am a regular TTAC reader and have a question that I hope you can shed some light on. Currently my wife and I own a 2004 Accord with about 100,000 miles and in good shape and a 1993 Grand Marquis with about 90,000 miles which is also in good shape for its […]

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Scott writes: I am a regular TTAC reader and have a question that I hope you can shed some light on. Currently my wife and I own a 2004 Accord with about 100,000 miles and in good shape and a 1993 Grand Marquis with about 90,000 miles which is also in good shape for its […]

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Piston Slap: The Automotive Equivalent of The End Of The World? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/piston-slap-the-automotive-equivalent-of-the-end-of-the-world/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/piston-slap-the-automotive-equivalent-of-the-end-of-the-world/#comments Mon, 27 Jun 2011 14:13:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=400394 Steven writes: Hi, Sajeev. I have a dilemma that I need your advice on. I’m in a rural area of Central Ohio and have a 2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer, 5.4 V8, just shy of 144,000 miles, leather, 3rd row seat, air suspension, etc., etc.. We got it to tow our livestock trailer, but now […]

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Steven writes: Hi, Sajeev. I have a dilemma that I need your advice on. I’m in a rural area of Central Ohio and have a 2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer, 5.4 V8, just shy of 144,000 miles, leather, 3rd row seat, air suspension, etc., etc.. We got it to tow our livestock trailer, but now […]

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Hyundai’s Long-Term Values: Mostly Created Equal http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/hyundais-long-term-values-mostly-created-equal/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/hyundais-long-term-values-mostly-created-equal/#comments Tue, 03 May 2011 14:20:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=393499 Hyundai’s latest Assurance marketing technique, which guarantees resale values on all 20111 model-year purchases, is already being hailed as the latest in a line of creative, zeitgeist-appropriate incentives. The one downside of guaranteeing residual values: well, people are free to draw their own conclusions from them. For example, it seems safe to say that the […]

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Hyundai’s latest Assurance marketing technique, which guarantees resale values on all 20111 model-year purchases, is already being hailed as the latest in a line of creative, zeitgeist-appropriate incentives. The one downside of guaranteeing residual values: well, people are free to draw their own conclusions from them. For example, it seems safe to say that the […]

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Hyundai Guarantees Resale Values http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/hyundai-guarantees-resale-values/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/hyundai-guarantees-resale-values/#comments Wed, 20 Apr 2011 17:23:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=392107 Hyundai has received a lot of attention recently for improvements in its product lineup, but as TTAC has proved, it’s actually the brand’s non-product innovations  that can be most closely tied to its recent success. Hyundai’s biggest sales growth in the US market has come on the heels of its 100k mile warranty and its […]

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Hyundai has received a lot of attention recently for improvements in its product lineup, but as TTAC has proved, it’s actually the brand’s non-product innovations  that can be most closely tied to its recent success. Hyundai’s biggest sales growth in the US market has come on the heels of its 100k mile warranty and its […]

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BMW Megacity EV Taking The Path Of Lease Resistance? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/bmw-megacity-ev-taking-the-path-of-lease-resistance/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/bmw-megacity-ev-taking-the-path-of-lease-resistance/#comments Thu, 03 Feb 2011 17:25:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=382783 As TTAC has argued before, electric cars are great… as long as you don’t have to own one. Now, even the automakers are starting to wonder if they should even bother selling the things. BMW, which has already experienced issues with consumer EV letdown, is already starting to back away from the idea of selling […]

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As TTAC has argued before, electric cars are great… as long as you don’t have to own one. Now, even the automakers are starting to wonder if they should even bother selling the things. BMW, which has already experienced issues with consumer EV letdown, is already starting to back away from the idea of selling […]

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Who Ruled The Rental Fleets In 2010? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/who-ruled-the-rental-fleets-in-2010/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/who-ruled-the-rental-fleets-in-2010/#comments Thu, 20 Jan 2011 21:09:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=381314 One of the questions that came up in yesterday’s post, The Truth About The Ten Best-Selling Sedans Of 2010, was how to interpret a high percentage of fleet sales. After all, “fleet sales” could describe a huge variety of sales to diverse buyers at widely varying price (and profit) points. Rental fleet sales are widely […]

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One of the questions that came up in yesterday’s post, The Truth About The Ten Best-Selling Sedans Of 2010, was how to interpret a high percentage of fleet sales. After all, “fleet sales” could describe a huge variety of sales to diverse buyers at widely varying price (and profit) points. Rental fleet sales are widely […]

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EVs Are Great, Just Don’t Buy The Battery Part Two: 50 Percent Depreciation In Three Years http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/evs-are-great-just-dont-buy-the-battery-part-two/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/evs-are-great-just-dont-buy-the-battery-part-two/#comments Tue, 31 Aug 2010 19:08:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=364326 With the Mitsubishi i-miev electric car about to hit the British market, the BBC decided to break down the Pounds and tuppence behind the EV hype. And though it found that the i-miev comes out looking quite well thanks to Britain’s EV consumer subsidy, its freedom from congestion charges and road tax, fuel price differences […]

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With the Mitsubishi i-miev electric car about to hit the British market, the BBC decided to break down the Pounds and tuppence behind the EV hype. And though it found that the i-miev comes out looking quite well thanks to Britain’s EV consumer subsidy, its freedom from congestion charges and road tax, fuel price differences […]

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EVs Are Great, Just Don’t Buy The Battery http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/evs-are-great-just-dont-buy-the-battery/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/evs-are-great-just-dont-buy-the-battery/#comments Tue, 22 Jun 2010 18:40:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=359319 After one year of ownership we would expect EV residual values to be above the segment average expressed in terms of pound values. But, if the battery is owned rather than leased, and lacks the appropriate extended warranty, the value of the typical EV will then fall dramatically until the vehicle is five years old, […]

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After one year of ownership we would expect EV residual values to be above the segment average expressed in terms of pound values. But, if the battery is owned rather than leased, and lacks the appropriate extended warranty, the value of the typical EV will then fall dramatically until the vehicle is five years old, […]

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Detroit Tops May Incentives, Residuals Rise Regardless http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/detroit-tops-may-incentives-residuals-rise-regardless/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/detroit-tops-may-incentives-residuals-rise-regardless/#comments Mon, 07 Jun 2010 14:17:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=358363 Once again Detroit finds itself atop Edmunds’ True Cost of Incentive ranking of the top seven automakers [via earthtimes], as the domestic OEMs spent about $1.7b (or, about 60 percent) of the $2.8b paid out by the entire industry on incentives last month. Trucks were the most heavily discounted segment, with average incentives running around […]

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Once again Detroit finds itself atop Edmunds’ True Cost of Incentive ranking of the top seven automakers [via earthtimes], as the domestic OEMs spent about $1.7b (or, about 60 percent) of the $2.8b paid out by the entire industry on incentives last month. Trucks were the most heavily discounted segment, with average incentives running around […]

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KBB Resale Values: Japanese Lead, Americans Gaining http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/kbb-resale-values-japanese-lead-americans-gaining/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/kbb-resale-values-japanese-lead-americans-gaining/#comments Thu, 03 Dec 2009 18:57:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=337987 Kelley Blue Book has released its annual resale value data, and according to the WSJ, Toyota, Honda and BMW remain the top brands in five-year residual value. Still, Toyota’s average residual value dropped from 42.7 percent to 38.8 percent, while Honda fell from 44.5 percent to 38 percent. Those drops mirror an industry-wide decline in […]

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Kelley Blue Book has released its annual resale value data, and according to the WSJ, Toyota, Honda and BMW remain the top brands in five-year residual value. Still, Toyota’s average residual value dropped from 42.7 percent to 38.8 percent, while Honda fell from 44.5 percent to 38 percent. Those drops mirror an industry-wide decline in […]

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