Used-car prices are down from record highs, easing the impact of inflation

Posted on AllSides May 6th, 2022
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Wholesale used-vehicle prices have notably fallen from a record high set in January, signaling the worst of sky-high prices related to higher inflation in the U.S. may be behind us.

Cox Automotive said on Friday that its Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index, which tracks prices of used vehicles sold at its U.S. wholesale auctions, declined 1% in April from March, marking the third straight month of declines from the first month of the year.

“We clearly have returned to vehicles depreciating again. That’s a good news story for both inflation and for consumers looking...

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