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2015 NADA BEBdata logoThe BEBdata tribe is putting the final touches on plans  for our attendance at the 2015 NADA Convention & Expo.  This is the “it” conference for the auto industry and we never miss it!

This year’s keynote speakers include Jeb Bush and Jay Leno!  For a complete listing of speakers click here.

Excellent workshops such as, “Exceptional Experience that Win Digital Buyers” and “NexGen Dealers Leading the Future Their Way Today” are only a few of the exciting and trending topics that will be discussed.

We’ll have the latest information on BK trends and you can review our data card by clicking below!  Hope to see you there!

2015-01 BEBdata Card NADA

CPO Market Reaches Best Quarter Results

Consumer Bankruptcy and Certified Pre-Owned marketJoe Overby of Auto Remarketing shared that Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicle sales climbed nearly 20% year-over-year in September! That’s the best quarter ever for the market, says Autodata Corp.  Continue reading

Subprime Borrowing is Hot in the Car Business

CAR KEYS - SUBPRIME LENDINGToday, people are able to buy new cars even with a credit score lower than 500. A year ago that would have been very difficult to pull off. Dealerships all over the country are offering deals for high credit risk buyers as long as they have a good job, current utility bills that are in good standing, and some money for a down payment.
The market for subprime borrowing is hot and this time the car business is leading the way. The central bank’s stimulus is making it easier for people with spotty credit to buy cars as investors purchase riskier bonds linked to auto loans. Below are some interesting facts surrounding subprime lending:

  • Subprime car buyers account for more than 27% of loans for new vehicles, compared to 25% last year and 18% in 2009.
  • Issuance of bonds linked to subprime auto loans soared to $17.2 billion this year, more than double the amount sold during the same period in 2010.
  • Some experts believe that vehicle loans are safer because the underlying asset can be more accurately valued, it’s easier to repossess, and people who need a car to get to work make that payment a priority.
  • 58% of loans taken out to purchase Chrysler’s Dodge brand vehicles in October were with loans above the industry average of 4.2% annual percentage rate, according to Edmunds, a researcher that tracks vehicle sales.
  • Buyers with imperfect credit account for 27% of loans for new vehicles.

*Synopsis of an article published by The Toledo Blade at http://www.toledoblade.com/Automotive/2013/11/12/Subprime-borrowing-gains-traction-in-the-auto-industry.html

Women and the Automotive Market

For the first time in history, there are more women licensed to drive than men.
women and the automotive market

  • Women control more than $13 trillion in personal wealth today, as compared to $6.5 trillion in 1995.
  • 50+ year old women are the healthiest, wealthiest and most active generation of women in our U.S. history.
  • Nearly 80% of women use the Internet for research before making a purchase.
  • Women buy 65% of all new tires (*based on a study conducted by Cooper Tires).
  • Women buy 65% of new car purchases.
  • Women buy 45% of light trucks and SUV purchases.

From “2013 Heel & Wheel event trends” article from the Houston Chronicle.

BEBdata Preps for NADA in Orlando


The NADA is the Automotive Industry Event of the Year!

It is the world’s largest international gathering for franchised new-vehicle dealers. This convention offers dealers a rare chance to meet face-to-face with executives of major auto manufacturers and features hundreds of exhibitors showcasing the latest equipment, services and technologies and over 40 workshops with the industry’s best trainers.  We’ll be there, will you!?  Contact us today!  Check out our video promoting the event by clicking onto the link below: