Used Car Prices Keep Going Up
But analysts discovered that the average used-car price is up 10% versus last year, thanks to tight supply and high demand.
Hyundai was the brand with the greatest increase in used prices at 22%.
As for increase in models, the Chevrolet Camaro came in at the top, seeing a $2,312 or 16% increase versus the year before.
The second-place finisher, the Ford F-150, was up 14% over last year.
While used-car buyers will likely feel a pinch when they buy, both new and used buyers will see a benefit if they're trading in a car for their next purchase.
The higher the used car prices go, the more attractive it becomes to buy a new car since the price difference is less.
If you're the type of car shopper who never considers buying new, now might be the time to at least comparison shop.
My Recommendation for Car ShoppersTrueCar No-Haggle, CarsDirect, and NADAGuides are the quickest way to see the lowest car prices in your area. These sites show you no-haggle prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually really good. This should be the first step you take when negotiating your car price. Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
- Gregg Fidan
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