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Used Car Prices Expected to Drop in 2015
February 12, 2015Good news for those considering buying a used car this year - vehicle depreciation is expected to speed up in 2015 due to increased used car inventory and other factors, according to a new report from Black Book.
The annual depreciation rate for used vehicles in 2014 was 12.1% and that number is expected to rise as high as 14.5% in 2015.
An article on Cars.com says these depreciation rates may seem high, but in reality the levels are going back to normal following very low depreciation rates of 7.7% in 2011.
The report also takes a look at quarterly and annual depreciation by vehicle segment. For instance, luxury cars had the highest depreciation at 18.1%, while some vehicles -- such as full size van wagons -- actually appreciated by 3.5%. Below is a copy of the 2014 Depreciation Rates by Segment chart from the Black Book report.
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