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How Have Used Car Prices Changed Over The Past Year

The used vehicle value index published by Manheim Consulting shows an upward trend of used car prices compared to a year ago.


Blue book car value classification chart based on model year manufactured

KELLEY BLUE BOOK

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END

New Car 2010 2011
Used Car 2004 2009
Older Car 1990 2003
Classic Car 1926 1989

OTHER CLASSIFICATIONS

Pickup Truck

Limousine

Collectible

Black Book

Canadian


Which Websites Provide Free Car Blue Book Values

Kelley Blue Book
http://www.kbb.com KBB includes values of cars manufactured over a 20 year span from 1990 to 2010. The following chart outlines Kelley Blue Book's current classification of cars based on their book publications.

TYPE

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X

SCHEDULE

COST

Used Car Guide 2004 2009 12 Monthly $98/year
Older Car Guide 1990 2003 3 Jan-May-Sept $60/year
Early Model Guide 1946 1989 2 Jan-July $60/year

The Used Car Guide & Older Car Guide provide regionally adjusted prices. Wholesale lending, auction and suggested retail values are provided.

NADA Guides
http://www.nadaguides.com


Edmunds
http://www.edmunds.com


VRM Intl
http://www.vmrintl.com

Car Blue Book
Blue Book
Online
Book
Kelly Blue BookYesYes
NADA GuidesYesYes
EdmundsYesNo

Car Blue Book

Kelley Blue Book, NADA Guides and Edmunds.com provide free used car values online. Because each company uses a proprietary formula to calculate the value of the vehicle, you should compare pricing provided and refer to how each company calculates their blue book pricing when assessing the value of your car.

Tips To Determine Blue Book Car Values

1) Reference various blue book values

2) Consider overall condition of car

3) Consider options and equipment

4) Consider supply/demand in your area

5) Consider your negotiating position

6) Always have a mechanic inspect it

Blue Book Values

Kelly Bluebook

NADA Guides

Edmunds

Black Book

Car Ratings & Blue Book Values

JD Power Car Reliability Ratings

These ratings provide the survey results of 2004 car owners. The number represents how many problems were reported during the previous 3 years per 100 cars. All problems are weighted equally.

Most Common Problems Reported
- Wind noise
- Noisy brakes
- Seat belts fail to retract
- Poor handling
- Uneven tire wear
Source: JD Power and Associates, Associated Press - August 2007

Ratings
Car
Rating
Average216
Acura207
Audi234
BMW182
Buick145
Cadillac162
Chevrolet226
Chrysler249
Dodge236
Ford221
GMC222
Honda169
Hummer242
Hyundai228
Infiniti215
Isuzu322
Jaguar197
Jeep219
Kia288
Land Rover398
Lexus145
Lincoln182
Mazda289
Mercedes Benz212
Mercury168
Mini247
Mitsubishi228
Nissan274
Oldsmobile196
Pontiac220
Porsche252
Saab319
Saturn274
Scion220
Subaru192
Suzuki324
Toyota178
Volvo230
Volkswagon298



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Other Car Values

http://www.vmrcanada.com/
Select classic car for values of collectible vehicles.

Select other cars for limos and other car values. New car values are available from Edmunds.