FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Edmunds.com Aids Used Vehicle Shoppers and Sellers By Providing an Historical Perspective on Popular Models
Santa Monica, CA - January 29, 2002 - Edmunds.com, the Web's leading consumer resource for unbiased automotive information, today introduced Generations, a new feature at http://www.edmunds.com/reviews/generations/articles/ that illustrates the complete history of upgrades and redesigns for best-selling used vehicle nameplates. Armed with this information - together with the Edmunds.com True Market Value® of their vehicle that can be easily calculated at http://www.edmunds.com/tmv/index.html -- buyers and sellers will be well prepared to understand their vehicle's worth and get a fair deal.
"The price of a used Honda Accord jumps dramatically from 1997 to 1998," explained Karl Brauer, Editor-In-Chief of Edmunds.com. "Readers of Generations will know the Honda Accord was completely redesign in 1998, gaining a dramatic increase in horsepower and interior volume, making the 1998 model a far more desirable, and therefore valuable, vehicle than its predecessors."
Currently, Generations traces the evolution of the Chevrolet Blazer, Chevrolet Suburban, Dodge Ram, Ford Explorer, Ford F-Series, Ford Taurus, GMC Jimmy, GMC Suburban, Honda Accord, Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Mazda Navajo, Mercury Mountaineer, Mercury Sable, Oldsmobile Bravada and Toyota Camry, from their first production year to the most recent version available in dealer showrooms. More vehicle lines will be added over time.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, CA, Edmunds.com is the Internet's pioneer and leader in providing free, third party automotive information, tools and services for consumers. Edmunds.com empowers, educates, and engages visitors by providing them with straightforward information on key aspects of buying, selling, and owning a vehicle. For example, Edmunds.com True Market Value® products inform the general public of the actual transaction prices of cars and trucks while Edmunds' PowershopperSM offers car shoppers the opportunity to research and pursue online and offline purchase options in the informative, consumer-friendly environment of the Edmunds Web site. Visitors are also provided extensive automobile reviews, consumer information, safety updates, incentive and rebate news, expert analysis of developments in the automotive world, and the Town Hall automotive community. Many of these resources are powered by Edmunds Data Services, which provides a complete automotive data set to the Edmunds.com Web site and licenses such data to third parties. Edmunds.com is viewed as the "most useful Web site," according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2001 New Autoshopper.com StudySM*, was ranked number one in the Survey of Car-Shopping Web Sites as reported by The Wall Street Journal, rated the number one automotive and second overall Web site in the Dialscore loyalty study (above Yahoo!, Amazon and Mapquest), and was named as one of Yahoo! Internet Life's 50 Most Incredibly Useful Sites and one of Money's 50 Most Useful Financial Web sites.
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