'Most-American' car ranking gets makeover -- and only three vehicles qualify

Think “American-made” doesn't mean what it used to? You're right, at least if you're talking about how to define the world's “Most-American” vehicles.


Manheim Index rising over time

Manheim Chief Economist Tom Webb launched the Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index in 2000. Here are averages for each year.

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Dealer anniversaries

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Dealer anniversaries

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JLR buy-sells get more complicated

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