John Sternal
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More Evidence Of Car Shoppers Turning to Used Vehicles Over New

Data from both Jumpstart Automotive Media and Black Book supports how car shoppers are increasingly looking at used vehicles over new in 2018. According to Jumpstart, 33.6% of all visitors to Jumpstart partner websites are now researching used makes and models (66.4% new). This compares to 30.1% a year ago (69.9%). The largest month for used vehicle research came in May when 35.2% of visitors were looking at used vehicles. "As prices of new vehicles creep up and incentives continue to shrink,…See More
Dec 6
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New Lease Data Forecasts Entry Mid-Size Vehicles are Best Price to Lease in the Month of December

Wantalease.com Data Shows that Mid-Size Cars could offer Attractive Lease Deals for December Year-End Promotions based on November Lease TrendsWantalease.com, the nation’s first online marketplace for new lease deals, reports the latest update on new lease offerings for the month of November, and forecasts new leasing trends for the month of December.  Ford and Volkswagen offered the most generous discounts on their entry mid-size cars, while most luxury vehicles and mid-size SUV brands…See More
Dec 3
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Lease Credit Approval Rates Improve Slightly to 70.9% in October

Lease Approval Ratings Rise Slightly Following -3.9% Dip in Month of September Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports car lease credit applicants registered a 70.9% approval rate in October, a slight rise from the September rate of 69.8%. The number of lease approvals is significantly higher than the same time last year, as just 55.6% of lease applicants were approved in October 2017. Another 61.5% were approved in October of 2016. The modest increase comes as no…See More
Nov 15
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5 “Seriously Scary” Lease Deals for Halloween

Swapalease.com Compiled 5 Most Reasonably Priced Automobile Leases Around the CountrySwapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, today announced the five best lease deals for the Halloween holiday.  Vehicles were selected by Swapalease.com advisors based on new lease price data for the month of October. Swapalease.com customer advisors help guide shoppers into the right lease vehicle that fits their automotive needs.The “seriously scary” lease deals are as follows:Chevrolet…See More
Oct 31
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Equifax Names Byron McDuffee Automotive General Manager

Seasoned automotive technology veteran will help Equifax drive innovative solutions for customers Equifax Inc. (NYSE:  EFX), a global information solutions company, announced today it has named Byron McDuffee automotive general manager. He will be responsible for leading the company’s automotive business, focusing on expanding enterprise solutions sales opportunities within the automotive market, as well as the continued development of strategic…See More
Oct 29
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Jumpstart Automotive Media Post-Florence Shopping Analysis Shows Interest In Small Vans, Hatchbacks, Wagons & Midsize Pickups

Residents Along East Coast Interested in ‘Affordable Functionality’Jumpstart Automotive Media, a leading media, insights, and marketing solutions company, today announced new post-Florence shopping analysis that shows what types of vehicles are being considered and researched along the Southeastern coastal region of the U.S. following the storm.Jumpstart experts analyzed the Florence-affected areas and compared regional shopping growth to national growth to see where certain body styles or…See More
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Jumpstart Automotive Media Unveils New Insights On Frustrations That Both Consumers & Dealers Face On Vehicle Pricing, Negotiations

Consumers Negotiate Because They Don’t Believe The Lowest Price Is Truly “The Lowest Price”A full 86 percent of consumers already have a price in mind for the car they want before visiting the dealer to test drive or purchase a car or truck. This insight is courtesy of the latest study from Jumpstart Automotive Media and Ipsos: “Today’s Auto Buyer and the Digital Retailing Experience." The study, available by clicking…See More
Oct 9
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Swapalease.com Announces Most Practical Vehicles for College Athletes

Swapalease.com Announces Most Practical Vehicles for College AthletesSwapalease.com Analyzed the Most Practical and Convenient Vehicles for Fall Sports ActivitiesCincinnati, OH (October 8, ,2018) Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, today announced their selections on the “most practical vehicles for college athletes” based on an analysis of its automotive customer advisor team. Swapalease.com advisors analyzed a variety of vehicles from all brands, and collectively…See More
Oct 8
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Jumpstart Automotive Media and Ipsos Unveil Joint Report on How Digital Strategies Can Close the Gap Between Dealers and Consumers; Study Sheds Light on Differences in Perceptions and Where They Align

Jumpstart Automotive Media, a leading media, insights, and marketing solutions company, today announced a joint study with research firm, Ipsos: “Today’s Auto Buyer and the Digital Retailing Experience." The report looks at points of view of both the consumer and the dealer to better understand the shopping journey, and how and where digital and mobile strategies have changed the consideration, negotiation, and buying processes. While recognizing that the car-buying process still carries an air…See More
Sep 25
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August Auto Lease Prices Increase By Up To 54% On Several Vehicles

Several Brands Increase Lease Prices by up to 54% on Vehicles of All Sizes as New Model-Year Units Enter Showroom; Interest Rate Hikes Take EffectWantalease.com, the nation’s first online car lease marketplace for new lease deals, reports the latest update on new lease offerings for the month of August.  Several automotive brands significantly raised prices on lease deals for mid-size and full-size cars, as well as pickups and SUVs. With rising interest rates on new vehicles and 2019 models…See More
Sep 20
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Jumpstart Automotive Media Announces Advertising Partnership With iSeeCars

Innovative Marketing and Media Join Together With Data-Driven Approach to Car ShoppingJumpstart Automotive Media, a leading media, insights, and marketing solutions company, today announced an exclusive ad sales representation agreement with iSeeCars as its newest publishing partner. iSeeCars is a rapidly expanding car-shopping marketplace with broad coverage of more than four million new and used vehicles for sale.Based in Boston, iSeeCars aggregates all listings of new and used cars for sale…See More
Sep 5

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More Evidence Of Car Shoppers Turning to Used Vehicles Over New

Posted on December 6, 2018 at 9:20am 0 Comments

Data from both Jumpstart Automotive Media and Black Book supports how car shoppers are increasingly looking at used vehicles over new in 2018.

 

According to Jumpstart, 33.6% of all visitors to Jumpstart partner websites are now researching used makes and models (66.4% new). This compares to 30.1% a year ago (69.9%). The largest month for used vehicle research came in May when 35.2% of visitors were looking at used…

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New Lease Data Forecasts Entry Mid-Size Vehicles are Best Price to Lease in the Month of December

Posted on December 3, 2018 at 8:48pm 0 Comments

Wantalease.com Data Shows that Mid-Size Cars could offer Attractive Lease Deals for December Year-End Promotions based on November Lease Trends

Wantalease.com, the nation’s first online marketplace for new lease deals, reports the latest update on new lease offerings for the month of November, and forecasts new leasing trends for the month of December.  Ford and Volkswagen offered the most generous discounts on their entry mid-size cars, while most luxury vehicles and…

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Share of Shopper Interest in GM's Cruze, Volt, Compared with Other Sedans

Posted on November 29, 2018 at 9:21am 0 Comments

It has been reported that GM will be eliminating several passenger cars, including the Chevrolet Volt and Chevrolet Cruze, two compact vehicles that were held up as examples of the automaker's post-bankruptcy revival. The decision comes as Americans are reducing their shopper interest in passenger cars in favor of crossovers, SUVs and pickups. Jumpstart Automotive Media has new data for any continuing stories you may be working on that ranks GM's sedan shopper interest in relation to some of…

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Swapalease.com Releases Lease Trends Report for Third Quarter

Posted on November 28, 2018 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Swapalease.com Releases Lease Trends Report for Third Quarter

Acura & Hyundai See Quarterly Demand Fall from Unfavorable Lease Policies

Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, announced today its latest lease trends report with highlights from the third quarter of 2018. According to the report, search traffic is up significantly year-over-year for most brands with the exception of brands such as Acura (-7%) and Hyundai (-11%), which continue to…

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