location as component of value of a used vehicle

Hello,
I understand location of a used vehicle affects how much a used vehicle is worth as well condition, milage, age, etc.
Generally speaking, how do prices vary in different parts of the country for
pre-owned vehicles?
How does it vary by specific vehicle?
Thank you for your consideration,
Brian Serowik snipped-for-privacy@thefreesite.com
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wrote:

Well, to give you an idea, several years back (well, 2 decades, mabee) a Fiat was almost worthless in Kitchener Ontario, yet was in fairly high demand only 60 miles away in Toronto. Toronto had a good service dealer. Kitchener did not.
Stratford, about 30 miles or so the other way, had a reasonable service dealer, and they had a reasonable value. Guelph, half way between Kitchener and Toronto had a large Italian population (as does Toronto) and they sold pretty good their too, even though their dealer was a crook.
A Citroen or Renaul was a hard sell in Ontario - so was a Peugot. They sold quite well in Quebec.
Up untill a year or so ago, a used Ford Escort (basically a rebadged Mazda 323) sold for about half what a mazda sold for here in Kitchener. Now they fetch as much, or even more. In Toronto you can still pick up an Escort for a pretty reasonable price. Part of the reason MAY be that both the local Ford and MAzda dealer are owned and operated by the same concern??? (in Waterloo - not Kitchener ) Kitchener and Waterloo are "twin cities" - can't tell them apart.
So, service availability, dealer reputation, and ethnic makeup of the area all affect used car prices on a location to location basis.
Also, used cars in a "depressed" area generally sell for significantly less than in a "booming" area, because there is a higher demand. In a rural area, you may find the big cars go for a premium, and small cars are a hard sell, because people want a larger, more comfortable car for long distance driving on sub-optimal roads.
Lots of influences - not always easy to figure out.
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Try going to kbb.com (kelly blue book). Select a few cars. Then change zip codes. that will get you your answer.
Jeff

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do a search for your vehicle on autotrader on line, use different zipcodes. I got the local insurance company to bump the price of a totaled dodge truck by $1000.00 because the nearest comparable vehicle in the price they suggested as "book" value was over 1000 miles away, while locally with 250 miles the prices were much higher
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the KBB value on my windstar dropped $1000 when I moved from MS to OH.

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wrote:

That's because you moved from a rust belt to a rustier belt.
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