No. We list only values on Classic, Collectible, Exotic, and Muscle Cars in operable condition. If you have a car that is not running, the cost of restoring to operable condition could far surpass the value of the vehicle in running condition. (We do not attempt to value Parts Cars.) We want to help you make informed, responsible decisions about the purchase, safe operation, and proper maintenance of your vehicle. Be sure to check out our Classic Car Buying Tips located within the Classic Car Research Center
NADAguides does not determine which vehicles are considered Classic. The title of our publication is the NADA Classic, Collectible, Exotic, and Muscle Car Appraisal Guide & Directory. It covers all vehicles from 1926 – 2011 that are classic or collectible, and special interest or exotic vehicles. To determine if your car is a "Classic" as defined by the Classic Car Club of America, please contact www.classiccarclub.org
. NADAguides provides you easy access to online vehicle lenders, and insurance providers who can help you finance and insure that Classic Car! Visit our Classic Car Research Center
for quick and easy answers to all your questions.
NADAguides suggests a certified appraisal from a certified licensed appraiser for the Actual Cash Value (ACV).
We do not value individual parts (including the engine) of a vehicle. We value the vehicle as a whole in running condition.
Unfortunately there is not sufficient data to allow our editors to value limited production electric vehicles. We do value larger production run electric/hybrid vehicles such as the Prius or Volt. The Hybrid electrics like Prius are valued as well. Our editors rely on sales data to create our monthly guide values. The remarketing of purely electric vehicles will take some time before values can accurately be assigned. As for non-conventional fuel vehicles, when the market evolves and alternate fuel becomes more accepted, our editors will be able to review enough sales transactions to offer a guide value. We cannot speak for other valuation guides, but NADAguides collects more data from more sources than other guides, so any value if you find one will be very speculative.
FINANCE AND INSURANCE
Sometimes insurance companies will use an outside source to help determine a value of a used vehicle such as Mitchell International, CCC or Audatex. Some insurance companies will use NADAguides in a total loss process. In this instance, they typically start with the clean retail value and then deduct for the condition of your vehicle before the total loss. That value less any deductible and depreciation will be your settlement. They use our mileage tables and will give you added value for miles less than average for your vehicle.
There is no data to support a precise value loss for damage. Because those types of values are not available, NADAguides does not recognize a diminished value. The loss from damage depends on the severity of the damage repair, how good the repairs look, the age of the vehicle repaired and its class. Class means that a more expensive car when new will be affected more with damage than a lesser priced new vehicle. Damage on a Mercedes has a greater affect, than the same damage on a Chevrolet Lumina. It is always a good idea to take the car to a trusted body shop and ask their opinion, as well as your insurance company. Once you receive their input you can deduct an amount both agree on from an NADAguides value.
If you are able to run a vehicle history report, you might be able to learn a little more about the vehicle's history. Keep in mind that the newer the vehicle and the more expensive when new, the greater the effect of any damage. Make sure to ask the current owner to see the repair estimate or bill, that way you can see how the theft affects what had to be done.
The best place to start would be the window sticker if you still have it; this is your best discussion point with your adjustor. If you did not purchase the car brand new, most manufacturers can reproduce the original window label electronically. If you cannot obtain the window sticker at all, search for similar vehicles for sale. This can help you and the adjustor reach a fair settlement price.
Clear title does not have anything to do with damage on a vehicle. Clear title means there are no liens against the vehicle and nothing is owed on it. When you finance a vehicle, you get what is called a memo title and your lender keeps the original title and files, with the court, and a lien on the vehicle allowing the lender the right to resell the vehicle if you default. When you make the final loan payment the lien is cancelled, you receive a clear title. A "total loss salvaged vehicle" is a vehicle that has been wrecked, destroyed or damaged to an extent that the registered owner, leasing company, financial institution or insurance company which insured the vehicle, considers it uneconomical to repair the vehicle and because of this, the vehicle is not repaired for the vehicle owner at the time of the event resulting in damage. Normally, this type of vehicle cannot be sold or transferred without first obtaining a Salvaged Title. Due to the many different ways a vehicle can be issued a salvaged title, we cannot determine an amount or percentage to deduct from a value. A vehicle can be stolen and recovered with no damage at all, but it would be given a salvaged title nonetheless. Because of this, questions should be directed to the registered owner, leasing company or financial institution. If you have questions, it's a good idea to check the history of a vehicle. A Vehicle History Report can confirm a clean history or reveal potentially hidden problems.
NADAguides.com does not provide vehicle Loan Values online. Lenders look at values and advances differently and they factor in the credit worthiness of the consumer as well. The loan value is an approximation of what a dealer might expect as an advance from a lender. This value is important in the secondary finance markets for customers with lower credit scores. The competitiveness of the market will also play a part in a lender’s decision on floor plan.
It has been our experience that a brand of taxicab would negatively affect the value of a vehicle versus a non-taxicab. That dollar difference would depend on a number of issues including the type, age, and value of the vehicle population as a whole. For example, a ten year old Ford Crown Victoria taxicab would most likely not be as affected as a two year old Mercedes-Benz R Class versus their cohorts in the vehicle population. This would be despite the fact that both are used in taxicab fleets. That being said, we do not make an attempt to quantify that difference as a general rule. We could isolate all factors for each vehicle to determine what the impact would be, but the market for that kind of intelligence is just not cost-worthy for us to do. However, vehicle condition and history should be considered when determining a vehicle’s value. Since the actual condition of individual vehicles varies greatly, users of NADAguides may need to make independent adjustments for a variety of condition-based factors not specifically accounted for by NADAguides.
KELLEY BLUE BOOK
While our vehicle value guides are often referred to as the "NADA blue book," we are not affiliated with Kelley Blue Book. The term "blue book" is a generic term that has been used for years to describe a periodically issued price list. Consequently, the term "blue book" has become synonymous with vehicle valuation guides. The yellow and blue NADA value guide books offer pricing for automobiles, motorcycles, classic cars, boats, recreation vehicles and much, much more. Click here for used car pricing
We cannot speak on behalf of other guide valuation companies; however, our editors review over one million sales transactions per month to help support our valuation numbers. These transactions come from many sources and depict actual sales both retail and wholesale. Because of how our values are created and the volume of data we review, NADAguides Values are used across all segments including consumers, dealers, lenders, government tax authorities and insurance companies. All values are only a guide and prices will always be above or below the guide values for vehicles. The overall condition, mileage, history and local supply and demand contribute to the asking price of each vehicle.
MANUFACTURED HOMES & APPRAISALS
Obtaining an accurate value is very easy. Simply go to Manufactured Homes Research Center
and follow these steps: (1) Click the "Start Here" button; (2) Select your method of delivery; instant via internet, or Fax/Mail; (3) Complete the brief questionnaire regarding the subject home; (4) Enter billing information then select "Submit"; (5) You will receive a confirmation that the transaction was completed and below you will see a button that says, "View Value Report".
To mirror current market conditions and to provide consumers with the information necessary to make market reflective value adjustments, mileage valuations and pricing is provided for vehicles with mileage/odometer readings up to 250,000 miles.
The Acceptable Mileage Range is the amount of mileage an automobile is expected to accumulate through normal use. NADAguides bases its mileage ranges on averages derived from information received from the automotive marketplace. If mileage falls outside of the acceptable range, then a deduction or addition should be made to the value of the vehicle. How much is up to you. The effect of high or low mileage will vary according to the class (size) of the vehicle. High or low mileage on a compact vehicle will have less impact than it will on a larger or luxury vehicle. In certain situations, mileage can be misleading. It is possible to have either a high mileage vehicle in very good condition or a low mileage vehicle in very poor condition. In these cases, the overall condition of the vehicle should also be considered when adjusting the vehicle value.
NADA stands for "National Automobile Dealers Association." NADA Appraisal Guides is the largest publisher of value guides in the world and has been the industry leader since 1933. Price guides are available for purchase for all types of vehicles. Go to Product Store
, or click on the "Product Store" link at the bottom of this page. The National Automobile Dealers Association is pleased to provide you with market reflective pricing and consumer information. We want to help you make informative, responsible decisions about the purchase, safe operation and proper maintenance of your vehicles.
Every state has their own requirements which may be the same in other states or they can possibly vary as well from state to state. Take a look at your State Government Web Site to find the proper authority. You could also Google Independent Auto Dealer Association for your state. There is also a National Association for Independent Dealers and they could possibly give you some contact information. Most states require a bond, a place of business and address, some posted hours of operation, and staffing during those hours, and sufficient working capital. The states we are most familiar with send an inspector to visit after you have applied for your license.
"If it rolls or floats, we value it!" On the NADAguides.com website you will find values for: • Automobiles 1926-2014 • Motorcycles 1905-2014 • Boats 1979-2013 • RVs 1979-2013 • Manufactured Homes 1974-2013. Note: For Highline Exotic models such as Ferrari, Lotus, Rolls-Royce, Hummer, etc., please see the Classic, Collectible, Exotic, and Muscle Car section at the Classic Cars Research Center
. If you are interested in a value on a Commercial Truck please call (800)544-6232 or email guideinfo@NADA.org
Obtaining an accurate FREE value is very easy. Simply go to www.NADAguides.com and follow these steps: First, select the industry tab from which you are interested in obtaining a value, i.e. Automobiles, Boats, etc.
For Automobiles: (1) Click 'Start Here' Button; (2) Select the Make; (3) Select the Model Year; (4) Select your Model and click on the appropriate Trim. Check the appropriate options and enter mileage (if applicable) and then click "Continue." Your value will appear on this page.
For Motorcycles, RVs, or Boats: (1) Click 'Start Here' Button; (2) Click on the Manufacturer of the vehicle; if you cannot find your manufacturer, click on "Don't see your manufacturer? Click Here" link and you will be taken to a page where you will choose the first letter of the Manufacturer name you are searching for; (3) Click on the year of the vehicle you are valuing; (4) Click on the model of the vehicle you are valuing; (5) Check the appropriate options for this model and click "Continue." Your value will appear on this page.
Your ZIP code is for demographic purposes only. It is stored so that you do not have to continually enter it each time you visit our site. It does not affect the value of your vehicle. Values on the web site are national averages only.
As the leader in the used vehicle valuation industry, we are committed to providing our customers with the highest quality market-reflective products and services possible. If you require assistance of any kind or would like to give us your feedback, please email information@NADAguides.com
NADAguides.com updates new car information as soon as it is available from the manufacturer. Once the information is released, NADAguides.com market/data analysts compile and verify the information. Be aware that manufacturers may advertise a new model before pricing has been released. For new car reviews, to compare models side-by-side, obtain invoice pricing, calculate loan or lease payments, and much more visit the Automotive Research Center
located on the NADAguides.com home page.
The "N/A" appearing in a vehicle pricing report means that pricing information was not available at that time. We recommend you revisit NADAguides.com periodically for vehicle pricing updates.
Information following an asterisk will be different for each manufacturer. An explanation of what each asterisk means can be found under the manufacturer's heading or it will appear after you click on the model. Not all manufacturers will have asterisks or notes under their heading.
For organizations behind a network firewall (with Internet access restrictions), you may need your Network Department to modify permissions when accessing the www.nadaguides.com website. The following information lists the Domain Names, IP Addresses, and ports that are required for full access.
When configuring your firewall for site access, it is recommended that you add the Domain Name instead of the IP Address. This would prevent any future problems in the event our IP Addresses change, which could affect future access to the www.nadaguides.com website.
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All valuation sources are a guide only and provide general values for the market. NADAguides has been valuing vehicles for over 75 years and our editors review over one million actual transactions each month. The NADAguides values are used through-out the industry by lenders, dealers, insurance companies, consumers, and many State and local government authorities. Dealers are independent businesses and are free to place any value they think is correct on any vehicle. Circumstances are different in every dealership, and there are many things taken into consideration when a vehicle is valued. The mileage, condition, both mechanical and cosmetic, vehicle history, local market conditions (supply and demand) and even in some cases the color of the vehicle are taken into consideration when placing a value a vehicle. Dealers want to sell vehicles and create customers, but at times perception and actual value are not close to each other.
At this time NADAguides does not quantifiably distinguish between certified and non-certified vehicles. Used vehicles that carry an extended warranty or have been certified by a manufacturer or dealer are likely to command a higher value. Due to a wide variety of certification programs and extended warranties available in the marketplace today, NADAguides makes no attempt to adjust for certification or warranty.
The advertisements you see on our website allow us to provide our visitors with unlimited free access to our vehicle information, pricing, shopping tools and resources. We make every attempt to ensure that these advertisements do not interrupt your experience on NADAguides.com.
We have specific guidelines for the advertisers on our website to ensure that we do not mislead visitors. Most advertisements will prove to be relevant to the content that is on a particular page.
If you have any concerns, questions or feedback, please email us at email@example.com
and we will be happy to assist you.
Placing an order at NADAguides.com is easy. To begin click on Product Store
at the top of any page. Once you have made your selection of items you wish to purchase and have set up your account with your shipping information you are ready to submit your order. Your order will be delivered within 5 to 7 business days. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover as methods of payment.
Currently we only accept pre-paid orders online using your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover credit card. We also accept checks. Paying by check does slow down your order somewhat, as we do not ship the items to you until your funds are received. If you are in the U.S., paying by personal check typically delays your order two to three weeks. Currently we are only able to accept postal money orders issued in U.S. dollars or checks issued in U.S. dollars and drawn on a U.S. bank. You may submit your order to NADAguides.com at PO Box 7800, Costa Mesa, CA 92628. Please remember to include your shipping information, title and quantity of publication(s) being ordered, and payment including shipping.
C.O.D. means, for all purposes, Collect on Delivery. We do not currently accept C.O.D. as a method of delivery.
You can be assured that our friendly customer service is #1. As part of our service, we are happy to provide you with any assistance you might need. If your shipment has failed to arrive in the estimated delivery timeframe, please call (714) 556-8511 or email information@NADAguides.com
It is the same information with a slight exception. The dealer products are regionalized, whereas the information on the website is based upon national averages. Please keep in mind that values are negotiation guides only and that vehicles will be sold and purchased for more or less than the suggested value.
The data should match with a small variation that is due to the fact that the books are regionalized and the website is national. It is important that the book is the most current version because values are updated every month. Other variations in values could be due to reconditioning that a dealer would subtract from an appraisal to prepare your trade for the next owner; the wrong mileage class being applied to the vehicle's mileage adjustment; or, very often the difference in value may be attributed to state sales tax.
The Consumer Guide is no longer available. The values you were presented in the printed guide are now available on the website www.nadaguides.com
The vast majority of Ford Transit Connect vans are sold as commercial vehicles, which is why they are listed in the Commercial Truck Guide. NADAguides values the high top and low top models because those make up most of the volume to date. Passenger/Cargo Vans are used for a variety of reasons so they fall into the truck and van classification.
PRIVATE PARTY SALES
There is no right answer to this. The spread of values allows a user to look at all possible values depending on the condition of the vehicle. If you mouse over the value term, each value has a brief definition regarding what that value represents related to the condition of the vehicle. These values are based upon the condition of the vehicle, mileage, vehicle history and local market conditions; they are in no way related to reports of Private Party sales which are only speculative with little or no data to back it up. Public perception is that private sales result in a higher sale price which is not always true, especially now that dealers offer certified pre-owned vehicles. Keep in mind also that a dealer may mention the term consumer retail, which is merely a blended value of all the National data we collect. It is only provided to dealers as a guide.
We have Horse Trailers listed on our Recreation Vehicle portion of the site as long as they have living quarters built into the trailer itself (they are listed with the travel trailers/fifth wheel trailers). If it is just a horse or utility trailer, then we do not have a valuation guide for it. To find a value for your Horse/Utility Trailer search your local classifieds or the Internet to try and find something comparable and use that as a guideline.
At this time, we do not offer commercial vehicle values on our website www.NADAguides.com
. We do have online values for Commercial Trucks and other publications at www.NADA.com/b2b
. For more information or to place an order for the ATD / NADA Official Commercial Truck guide, please call (800) 544-6232 or email guideinfo@NADA.com
No. You only need to select the options/features of your recreation vehicle on the Optional Equipment page that did not
come standard on your vehicle (unless otherwise noted) and that were added after the purchase. Standard equipment is specific to your model/trim level and NADAguides will automatically factor this into the price of your vehicle on the price report page. It is important to note that standard and optional equipment may vary between manufacturers. Visit the RV Center
for all your RV needs.
VALUES AND PRICING
NADAguides collects data from more than 1.5 million vehicle transactions each month. That's more data than any other provider. Our longstanding alliances with a range of top industry sources, manufacturers and dealers make it possible.
The NADAguides database grows every day with these inputs, plus others:
- Auction transactions
- Retail sales data
- Asking prices from classified listing sites
NADAguides has a strong history of collecting the most comprehensive industry data whether it be automotive, RV, motorcycle, boats, etc. Because we've been gathering it for so long, we've built the industry's most robust data archive. This information forms the foundation for the NADAguides values. Our team leverages the latest technology, deep knowledge of each segment's market, statistics, analytics and econometrics to derive our values.
We continually build on our inputs, knowledge and process in order to provide the best insight - and the best value to your business.
All values shown are in U.S. funds. Our analysts review sales transaction data for publishing U.S. values only. We do not have any relationships with any data sources in Canada and the support for valuing Canadian business transactions is minimal. The size of the country and the volume created in the country is fairly small.
Countries outside of the United States do not collect vehicle sales data like we do which makes it difficult to provide values for these types of situations. Without data on transactions, values would not be accurate and merely just speculation. We DO export guidebooks to distributors but we are not aware of how they are being used on their end.
NADAguides has an extensive Reference Library and offers its services to anyone in need of outdated information on vehicles, boats, motorcycles, manufactured homes, and much more. Values may be obtained for a prepaid fee of $30.00 per value. If the information you are requesting is available, requests will be processed within two (2) business days and may be faxed or mailed. If you are interested in this service please email information@NADAguides.com
No. Due to variations in building standards and quality, we do not list values on Kit or Replica Cars.
Vehicle values are developed by NADAguides market/data analysts, based on many sources of information including reports of actual transactions. In order to determine a value for any given vehicle, there must be enough used sales transactions in the marketplace. Vehicles and vehicle options are valued throughout the year, as information becomes available.
The data is the guide value for the vehicle itself. Clean retail is an asking price, and with all guides like NADAguides, please keep in mind that vehicles sell for both higher and lower than the guide value; this is true of all our values. The data sources used to determine the used car values are actual auction and retail sales transactions, asking price information, as well as numerous macro- and micro-economic factors. These sources are reviewed by our editors every month. No the prices do not include taxes because sales tax varies in each state. However, NADAguides publishes regional values for use by dealers, lenders, insurance companies and taxing authorities. We also provide these same values for consumers on the website without any regionalization. Keep in mind there could be a few hundred dollars difference between the National and Regional values. Also remember that when purchasing a vehicle there are origination and DOC fees with the lender. These costs refer to the cost involved for titling, registration, and all the paperwork filed on behalf of buyers in their particular state by a dealership. Most states regulate the DOC fees that a dealer is allowed to charge. There is usually a maximum amount, but dealers can charge anything up to that amount. The charge is uniform, meaning it is on all deals. In some states dealers have to post the amount charged, usually in their Finance Office where customers sign their paperwork. Destination Charges must be added to the Base Invoice and Base MSRP (Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price) in order to get the final price; these are not included in our values.
Wholesale refers to the price a dealer would pay for a vehicle at an auction or from another dealer who is selling a vehicle. NADAguides does not publish a wholesale value; we simply publish three trade-in values that reflect a number close to the referenced wholesale value. Wholesale value vehicles still need to be reconditioned and in most cases, transported to the purchasing dealer's location.
When there is a significant decline in new vehicle sales, the market has far fewer trade-ins. Programs such as the Cash for Clunkers program can remove a large block of vehicles that possibly would have re-sold. Rental car companies may keep their fleets in service longer, which also causes a shortage in used car supply resulting in a strong demand. Until new car volume returns to about 14 million, you will continue to see some upward pressure on some segments. Another contributing factor could be that your state has a higher tax rate per $100.00 of value. With dealers and private parties looking to purchase used vehicles and the supply limited, prices in most segments have increased.
Unfortunately, due to programming limitations we cannot specify which options appear for each individual car. Therefore, we list the most popular options for vehicles within in a particular manufacturer for a particular year. It is not broken down further than that.
Vehicle values are determined by NADAguides analysts through careful review and analysis of vehicle auction and retail sales transactions. Special edition vehicles typically have limited production runs producing a small quantity of units which may limit the transactional data available to NADAguides. NADAguides will only value the most popular options, equipment, and vehicles and will not make any attempt to track or value the special edition option as a result of low production numbers and insufficient amounts of data. Another issue is that the editors review data by vehicle VIN and if the vehicle you are searching does not have a unique VIN, the results cannot be tracked. Without sufficient supporting data, an accurate value cannot be determined. If you do find a value for your vehicle, please keep in mind that this value is pure speculation.
All of our data is VIN driven, meaning all transactions are represented by the vehicle VIN. Special option packages and features cannot be determined by VIN alone. For current year models, our editors classify some engines under one umbrella such as V-6 or V-8 simply because the vehicle is newer and have not been valued for a long enough period yet. Our editors are constantly adding options and revising values to reflect these options. When a vehicle is a year or less old, there is a lack of data to support an accurate added value and options such as the back-up system with camera cannot be identified when decoding the VIN, so tracking the value is very difficult. It takes at least one year to collect data so that our editors can properly value a vehicle with these newer options. Sun roofs are a perfect example of an option that still is not coded in a vehicle VIN, so it took our editors some time to properly add this option and its value to the vehicle. Also, if you are looking up an older car model and cannot find a specific option for that vehicle such as leather seats, it's usually because the dealership added that option, not the manufacturer. Sometimes options can add or deduct value depending on the year of the model. With regard to conversions, we do not provide consumers with conversion values because they differ in value from one company to the next. There is not an MSRP value available. We only publish values for dealers, lenders and insurance companies when dealing with modified vans.
Auction values are a tool that some dealers use when accessing their value of a particular vehicle. At times, dealers do send vehicles they have taken in on trade to auctions and some dealers may refer to auction values because of this. Regardless, we recommend using the trade-in and retail pricing found on NADAguides.com to guide your vehicle valuation. The values provided on NADAguides.com take into consideration the mileage, vehicle condition and optional equipment of your specific trade-in vehicle. If the trade-in vehicle has been well maintained, the NADAguides.com trade-in values will be close to those prices happening at auction. Market supply can also be a factor. If there is a low demand for your particular vehicle in your area, a dealer will have to debate holding this vehicle longer to sell if the supply is greater than the current market demand.
Auction values are a part of the evaluation equation and auction transactional data factors heavily into the values found on NADAguides.com. These values reflect averages, so vehicles will be both purchased and sold for more and less than the guide numbers.
There are also a great number of alternative dealers you may want to visit in your area when considering trading-in your vehicle.
At this point in time NADAguides has no plans on valuing converted electric vehicles. NADAguides analysts will value electric vehicles (Leaf, Focus, etc.) that are sold through traditional franchised dealers.
NADAguides valuates vehicles and our editors determine if an option adds value. If there is virtually no price difference when it was new, there is no additional value as used. In some cases one option may be worth more because of condition and mileage. If the production numbers were small/limited for the vehicle that included the option you are looking for, it does not affect the vehicle value which is what the NADAguides values represent. Our editors review over one million total transactions each month to produce the NADAguides values, and if there had been a significant difference it would have been displayed as an addition. In some cases, feature or appearance packages are a regional offering and was not offered nationwide. As a result, NADAguides makes no attempt to track sales or value that specific vehicle package.
NADAguides does not use a depreciation schedule to determine the value of used vehicles. We use auction data, retail data, asking price data, as well as macro- and micro- economic factors and judgment among other things in an attempt to depict the used vehicle market. Used vehicles depreciate at different rates, which is why we do not use a standard depreciation percentage rate across all vehicles.
NADAguides’ values assume a vehicle is clean. Appropriate deductions should be made for reconditioning costs incurred to put the vehicle in salable condition. NADAguides’ editors have not attempted to determine what, if any, effect a salvage title may have on a vehicle’s value.