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Used luxury car prices decline as gas prices and interest rates rise

By Jon Marino, May 2, 2019
Americans are paying more for gas this year, and lenders are charging higher percentages for auto loans. Online, used luxury car prices are beginning to fall - which could have an impact on these websites' earnings next.
Americans are paying more for gas this year, and lenders are charging higher percentages for auto loans. Online, used luxury car prices are beginning to fall - which could have an impact on these websites' earnings next.

A Smart Car Swan Song: the data trail it leaves behind in North America

By James Mattone, May 1, 2019
The Smart car will no longer be sold in the U.S. and Canada after this year. As we see on Carmax and Carvana, it will be remembered as the cheapest used vehicle one can buy.
The Smart car will no longer be sold in the U.S. and Canada after this year. As we see on Carmax and Carvana, it will be remembered as the cheapest used vehicle one can buy.

Carmax inventory is starting to slide, but don't panic... yet

By James Mattone, Nov. 29, 2018
From November 22 to November 26, inventory at Carmax dropped 6.33%, and a similar negative trend is also present at other online car buying websites
From November 22 to November 26, inventory at Carmax dropped 6.33%, and a similar negative trend is also present at other online car buying websites

Carmax or Cars.com? Where to shop for a used car online

By James Mattone, Nov. 8, 2018
Carmax and Cars.com have tens of thousands of car listings, but by design, they are two totally different websites for purchasing a used car.
Carmax and Cars.com have tens of thousands of car listings, but by design, they are two totally different websites for purchasing a used car.

Used car prices spike in March and August every year

By James Mattone, Aug. 23, 2018
Thinking of buying a used car? You might not want to do it in March nor August, according to data tracked from CarMax, the largest used-car dealer.
Thinking of buying a used car? You might not want to do it in March nor August, according to data tracked from CarMax, the largest used-car dealer.

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