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Experian Automotive reviewed the resurgence of the American muscle car — six high-performance models that were born in the United States.
According to the study, new registrations of American muscle increased 35.4 percent over the previous nine years. In terms of registration volume, the Ford Mustang took the top spot (77,000 new registrations), followed by the Chevrolet Camaro (66,000), the Dodge Charger (55,000), the Dodge Challenger (50,000), the Chevrolet Corvette (32,000) and the Dodge Viper (1,000).
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In honor of the Fourth of July, Edmunds used its new car transaction data to find some facts about red, white and blue car buying.
Politically speaking, everybody knows which states are "red states" and which states are "blue states," and interestingly enough, Edmunds' car shopping data quite literally confirms those assumptions. Car shoppers in West Virginia, North Dakota and Oklahoma buy red cars at the highest rates, while shoppers in the District of Columbia, Vermont and New Hampshire buy blue cars at the highest rates. White cars, meanwhile, are most popular in Mississippi, Utah and Arizona.
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The NADA Used Car Guide reports that used-vehicle prices have remained steady despite growing pressure from the new-vehicle market and an increasing supply of late-model used vehicles.
NADA forecasted a slight decline of 0.3 percent for used prices of vehicles up to 8 years in age through the first half of 2015 and the result so far has essentially played out as expected. NADA analysts expect used-vehicle prices to decline by 2 percent over the second half of 2015 compared to levels recorded year-to-date.