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    Residual Value Report: Ford cars make big jump
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    The Automotive Lease Guide has just released its annual report of residual values. Thanks to slimmed production and lower incentives, both Ford and Chevrolet saw jumps of 11 and 7.5 percentage points, respectively, compared to five years ago, and a number of other manufacturers saw the worth of ...

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    Ford brags about largest residual value increase in industry - $1,300+ year-over-year
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    Residual values tell you a lot about a vehicle. If a car or truck has good quality and has plenty of customer demand it will have high residuals. If it's a lemon on wheels, clogging the rental lots, it will carry poor ...

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    Toyota tops Kelley Blue Book best resale value awards
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    According to the experts-of-such-things at Kelley Blue Book, the average vehicle will only retain about 35 percent of its original value after the initial five-year ownership period, often making depreciation the greatest expense incurred by drivers over that time period. That's a hefty chunk of ...

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    Remember that whole 'bankruptcy will kill GM and Chrysler residuals?' Not so much.
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    Back in late 2008, auto executives from General Motors and Chrysler warned of dire consequences in the event that one of their companies was forced into bankruptcy proceedings. With the help of the federal government, little of that doom and gloom materialized, at least when it comes to used car ...

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    Toyota's residual values seen falling more than competitors
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    One of the strongest selling points that Japanese brand vehicles like Toyota and Honda have had going for them over the past decade or two has been the stronger resale values that have resulted from perceived higher quality. While increased depreciation doesn't matter much to people who buy their ...

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    Maybach leads luxury segment... in depreciation
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    Anybody want to buy a used Maybach? Hello? The idea may sound entirely preposterous – an anathema, even, to the brand's nouveau riche market – but it may be the best way to get your hands on Mercedes' super-lux big brother. Of course that's the positive way to look at it, but the flip ...

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    Big Surprise: Honda and Acura have best residual values
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    The residual value of a car or truck can be a tricky proposition. The age, mileage, general condition and segment of of the vehicle makes a big difference in determining its value, and so does its brand. If you want a car with strong residual value, it wouldn't hurt to buy a Honda, as the Japanese ...

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    Industry in trouble when Toyota writes down leases
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    Due to a miserable U.S. car market, Detroit automakers are losing billions from lower than expected residuals on leased vehicles. Since the residuals on Motown metal are traditionally below that of the Japanese competition, many industry insiders thought that Toyotas in this country world were ...

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    Cost of owning a car crests $1/mile on some models
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    We've all seen the ads in the newspaper or in commercials that say you can get a new car with zero money down and only $299 per month. Quick math tells you that even after taxes and destination, you're only paying about $4,400 the first year to own a brand new car. A recent study by consulting ...

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    Yo Quiero Research Integrity: Kelley Blue Book partners with Taco Bell to talk residuals
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    Here's an odd one of dubious merit: Kelley Blue Book's marketing research division has partnered with Taco Bell under the guise of studying the effects of in-car eating on vehicle residuals. Yes, that probably bears re-reading. The car valuation guide experts have teamed up with fast ...

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