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Cox: Franchised, Independent Dealers See Two Different Markets

Cox Automotive’s latest Dealer Sentiment Index shows a marked disparity in optimism and fear factors between America’s new- and used-car dealers.

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Used-Vehicle Volumes Up 4.1% Among Privately Owned Dealers

Haig Partners’ Q2 report charts an astonishing 60% drop in buy/sell activity among U.S. auto dealerships and finds privately held stores and groups are increasingly focused on pre-owned sales.

Pace of Dealership Acquisitions Slows in Q2

Kerrigan Advisors’ latest Blue Sky buy/sell report counts 49 transactions in the second quarter, a slight decline from Q1 but enough to maintain a 200-plus-transaction pace for 2019.

SAAR Fails to Crack 17M Despite Record August Sales

U.S. sales of new cars and light trucks fell 1.2% year-over-year in August, a sales month that extended through the Labor Day weekend and set new records for Honda, Toyota, and Subaru.

Prime Buyers Flock to Used Vehicles in Q2 Report

Experian’s Q2 auto finance report consumers continue to uncover ways to manage monthly payments. For a record percentage of prime borrowers, that meant passing on a $32,000-plus new-vehicle loan in favor of a pre-owned unit.

NIADA Debuts ‘Custom-Tailored’ Compliance System

The National Independent Automobile Dealers Association has partnered with ComplyNet to launch NIADA CMS, a compliance management system designed specifically for independent dealers.

Report: Slow Sales Aside, Auto Groups Outperform Market

Kerrigan Advisors analysts say the stock prices for America’s seven publicly traded dealership groups are outpacing the broader U.S. equity markets and could soar higher on lower interest rates and new trucks.

IHS: Average Age of U.S. Vehicles Continues to Rise

The average age of America’s registered cars and light trucks has risen again, to 11.8 years, according to the latest report from IHS Markit.

Study: Off-Lease Supply Drives Pre-Owned Demand

TransUnion analysts report more consumers in the prime and superprime credit tiers are choosing to buy used as off-lease units continue to flood the market, offering a budget-friendly alternative to increasingly expensive new cars.

Dealer Sentiment ‘Remarkably Stable’ Despite Traffic, Profits

Cox Automotive analysts say U.S. dealers reported strong traffic and profits but have remained largely pessimistic in their view of the auto retail market in the second quarter.