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Americans are driving older cars, a trend the pandemic accelerated

Jun 15, 2021
The average car on the road right now in the U.S. is 12 years old.
That's because the quality of vehicles has only improved over time, and because people didn't drive as much during the pandemic.
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Why used cars are getting so expensive

Jun 4, 2021
Mark Kugman of Kugman Motors in St. Louis has two answers — one simple and one more complicated.
A used car for sale in El Cerrito, California on March 15, 2021.
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Why are used car prices falling?

May 23, 2013
A new report says that used car prices are coming down after hitting record highs. Why?

Used car prices expected to rise after Sandy

Nov 8, 2012
Storm Sandy totaled tens of thousands of vehicles, and that’s expected to raise prices for used cars across the country.
Storm Sandy totaled tens of thousands of vehicles, and that’s expected to raise prices for used cars across the country.
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Mid-day Extra: Mining for cars

Jan 20, 2012
Used car dealers are resorting to drastic measures to fill the demand U.S. consumers have for used cars these days.

Lemon or Cherry? How to pick the best used car

Apr 28, 2011
There are excellent reasons for choosing to buy a used car (the euphemism these days is "pre-owned vehicle" it sounds classier but let's stick to...