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6 Market Predictors for 2014

In their fourth quarter conference calls, Avis Budget Group and Hertz gave an outlook on fleet costs, the used car market, fleet optimization strategies and potential acquisitions. Hertz shed light on the fallout from that excess fleet.

March 26, 2014

In their fourth quarter conference calls, Avis Budget Group and Hertz gave an outlook on fleet costs, the used car market, fleet optimization strategies and potential acquisitions. Hertz shed light on the fallout from that excess fleet.

Tags: Zipcar, Hertz, Avis Budget Group, Rental Rates, Used Car Market

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, March 26, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

Car Rental at the Halfway Point: How Are We Doing?

Looking at the first half of 2013, rates are up and the used car market is down but stabilizing. Pay attention to developments that portend the long-term future of car rental.

August 7, 2013

Looking at the first half of 2013, rates are up and the used car market is down but stabilizing. Pay attention to developments that portend the long-term future of car rental.

Tags: Manheim, Zipcar, Wholesale Market, Hertz, Avis Budget Group, Financial Report, Used Car Market, rates, Quarterly Earnings, Payless Car Rental

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, August 7, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)

7 Reasons Not to Fear the Used Car Market

You may have heard about all those lease returns coming back to the market and what they might do to residual values. It’s not as bad as you think.

July 10, 2013

You may have heard about all those lease returns coming back to the market and what they might do to residual values. It’s not as bad as you think.

Tags: Manheim, Black Book, Wholesale Market, Used Car Market

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, July 10, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(7)

A Good Time to Buy Used?

Fleet operators are staring at a price squeeze right now that’s going to hurt. But there are ways to mitigate the pain.

October 24, 2012

Fleet operators are staring at a price squeeze right now that’s going to hurt. But there are ways to mitigate the pain.

Tags: Manheim, Used Vehicles, Used Car Market, Rent-A-Wreck, Used Car Prices

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, October 24, 2012 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)

Wholesale Market Drives Q3, But Will Record Rental Revenues Last?

The three public car rental companies posted healthy third quarter results last week. While the quarter was characterized by price competition, healthy volumes and fleet rightsizing, the key driver was the used-car market. But what does the future look like?

November 7, 2011

The three public car rental companies posted healthy third quarter results last week. While the quarter was characterized by price competition, healthy volumes and fleet rightsizing, the key driver was the used-car market. But what does the future look like?

Tags: Depreciation, Hertz, Avis Budget Group, Financial Report, Used Car Market, Avis Europe, Avis On Location, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Monday, November 7, 2011 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

After Historic Highs, a Used Car Value Reset

We’re off those historic used car value highs, but the sky is not falling. Why? Three words: supply, supply, supply.

November 1, 2011

We’re off those historic used car value highs, but the sky is not falling. Why? Three words: supply, supply, supply.

Tags: Fleet Replacement, Used Vehicle Sales, Used Car Market, Used Car Prices

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Tuesday, November 1, 2011 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

Sell Now?

The used car market is at its valuation peak – but the so-called bubble may be better characterized as an air mattress deflating. It’s all about supply.

June 22, 2011

The used car market is at its valuation peak – but the so-called bubble may be better characterized as an air mattress deflating. It’s all about supply.

Tags: Used Car Prices, Used Car Market

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, June 22, 2011 9:00 AM | » Comments(0)

The Q1 Car Rental Crystal Ball

How are high fuel prices and the Japan crisis affecting supply and demand for car rental?

May 11, 2011

How are high fuel prices and the Japan crisis affecting supply and demand for car rental?

Tags: Hertz, Car Sharing, Avis Budget Group, Japan, Used Car Market, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, May 11, 2011 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

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