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September 7, 2012

Auto Briefs

Used cars holding value; top sellers for August

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Used-car depreciation expected to stay flat
A period of used-vehicle price stability that hasn't been seen in more than a decade is expected over the next few years, according to NADAguides, a vehicle pricing and information service. Used-vehicle depreciation has been extremely volatile over the past few years, the company says, but has been historically low recently. This low rate of depreciation is expected to continue due to decline in inventory, both from lack of trade-ins and automakers cutting supply of new vehicles.
NWautos staff




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Chevrolet Cruze. (General Motors)

Top-selling cars and trucks last month
The top-selling vehicles and the total number sold in August, with July's rank in parentheses:
1. Ford F-Series, 58,201 (1)
2. Chevrolet Silverado, 38,295 (3)
3. Toyota Camry, 36,720 (2)
4. Honda Accord, 34,848 (4)
5. Ford Escape, 28,188 (10)
6. Chevrolet Cruze, 25,975 (-) (shown)
7. Nissan Altima, 25,889 (5)
8. Dodge Ram, 25,215 (7)
9. Honda Civic, 24,897 (6)
10. Toyota Corolla, 24,311 (8)
The Associated Press

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