Senior Market Analyst of Automotive Insights
Kelley Blue Book
Average used-compact should decline no more than 1% to 2% per month through summer before leveling off sometime in Q4. The value of high demand fuel-sippers that have aggressively outpaced average market increases will likely exceed these declines.
W/ Gas Prices Down, Subcompact, Compact, and Hybrid Cars Should Retreat from Current High:
Declines should be mild and generally in line with seasonal depreciation.
5 Vehicles at Risk for High Value Retention, Making New Models Attractive:
2010 Toyota Prius & 2011 Toyota Yaris, Chevy Cruze, Toyota Corolla, and Kia Soul.
Full-Size Pickup and SUV Values Should Remain Stable and Continue to Suffer only Modest Declines through Spring:
Caused by tightened supply from market panic in 2008, and robust trends in construction industry.