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Toyota Resale Values Dropping

March 04, 2010

Toyota Resale Values1Toyota's recent troubles has hurt resale values. The price of Toyota Camrys at auction or on the wholesale market is falling, especially the most recent three years of production.

The prices dropped nearly 10% over the course of only a few weeks, for a total of more than $1,000 in lost value because of concerns from buyers over the safety issues and ongoing reliability concerns. Other cars in the mid-size sedan segment have seen their value remain relatively unchanged over the past couple weeks.

The decline is likely to continue according to industry pricing estimates, and while the cars may still be a worthwhile choice for buyers once their issues are ironed out, prospective owners looking to sell their cars in the next several years may want to keep in mind the continuing loss of resale value.

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