Given continued used-car supply woes, trade-ins remain win-win for dealers & consumers
Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2024, 03:31 PM
Joe Overby, Senior Editor
There is roughly a 10.2 million-unit deficit in the number of 1- to 3-year-old vehicles expected to re-enter the pre-owned car market in the near future, leading to a “sparse and expensive” picture for dealers’ used-car inventories, Cars Commerce says in its 2024 Automotive Trends report released Wednesday.
And if the company’s data is any indication, consumers and dealers alike may be motivated to utilize the trade-in route.
Citing data from its Accu-Trade unit, Cars Commerce said that trade-in values on 1- to -5-year-old used vehicles are ...