Synopses & Reviews
About 15 million used cars are sold every year, yet the average person has very little idea what to pay for one of them. The first Kelley Blue Book documenting used car values was published in 1926 exclusively for auto dealers, banks, and other businesses. Launched in 1993, the Consumer Edition of the Kelley Blue Book Used Car Guide includes current private-party trade-in values plus retail values on over 10,000 models of used cars, trucks, and vans. Published twice yearly, this edition contains VINS, original list prices, easy-to-use equipment schedules with values for optional equipment, and a table of acceptable mileage ranges by year. The comprehensive "How to Use This Book" section also includes valuable tips for purchasing a used car. This is the only such guide to cover 15 years of values.
An essential resource for anyone looking to buy, sell, or trade in a used car, this portable volume provides the general public with information that was originally restricted to the automotive industry: original list prices, vehicle identification numbers (VINs), and trade-in, private-party, and retail values for vehicles, according to condition. First published in 1926 to help auto dealers, financial institutions, and others in the trade, the "Kelley Blue Book has been available to consumers since 1993. This edition covers model years 1989 to 2003. Also included are values for additional options and equipment, a table of acceptable mileage ranges by year, and tips on buying a used car.